What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond


These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit

• Encinitas Parks & Recreation Cafe: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Cost is $4, $6. RSVP for lunch by calling 760-943-2258 before 8 a.m.

Enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience at the new Cafe at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center. Meals are fresh, delicious and made from scratch using local organic produce.

• Lecture: The Athenaeum, with Erica Torri, 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, MiraCosta College, San Elijo campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, room 201. Free; parking $1. Info:

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the nation. This unique cultural institution also presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts, lectures and studio art classes.

• Creative Nights, Friday, Oct. 16, doors open at 5 p.m. Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. Tickets $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Info: 760-436-6611;

Enjoy an evening of music and art with performances by Dan Deacon, Gary Wilson and Island Boy. Pop-up galleries curated by Gym Standard, Airlock Gallery and A Weary Time, artwork by Julian Klincewicz and Elevator Teeth and video work by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche. Food and beverages for purchase.

• Advanced Encaustic. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. Cost $125 members, $150 nonmembers. Info: 760-436-6611;

Visiting artist Josie Rodriguez will guide participants to create the transparent and luminous effects unique to this medium. The class will cover the history of encaustic, safe practices, use of equipment, resources, and basic techniques for encaustic painting that includes incising, photo transfer and collage.

• Haunted Hotel: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, Germania Hotel, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Tickets: $5. Info:

The eight haunted rooms of the creaking 129-year-old Hotel Germania are designed and constructed by Boy Scout Troop 2000. There will be three different scare levels: scary, tame, and friendly.

• Music By The Sea: Annelle Gregory, violin, Katherine Dvoskin, piano. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets $13, 8-concert pass: $95. Tickets at, or at the door. Call 760-633-2746.

Gregory is a laureate of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Gold Medalist of the National NAACP ACT-SO competition, and was awarded the Glenn Dicterow Music Scholarship at USC. She will perform a program of Russian music including Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz-Scherzo and Rachmaninoff’s Romance in A minor.

• Hutchins Consort: October Surprise, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Drive, $20 Student/Senior, $35 Adult, $60 Family.

Featuring John Schneiderman, who performs the Concerto for Lute in F by Karl Kohaut, and Vivaldi’s much loved Concerto for Guitar. Also hear John Downland’s “Lachrymae” and the beautiful “Nimrod Variation” from Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”

• San Diego Italian Film feStivale 2015, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101. Tickets $10, $8 (cash only).

“Il nome del figlio” (An Italian Name). Secrets, friendships, lies, music, fights — it’s a mess, and it’s real life. In a single night, everything changes for the Pontecorvos, beginning with a teasing joke and ending with powerful revelations.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

Now showing: “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” “Meru,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• Fall Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission. Sunday admission: $5.

Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals make this one of the most interesting and diverse plant sales in San Diego County!

• Families Making History: Noon-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

Every weekend, enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme.

• Coastal Communities Concert Band: Wanna Dance? 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St., Carlsbad. Tickets $15, $12 at, or call 760-436-6137.

Conductor Tom Cole has selected music that will make you want to dance in your seat. Hear “Moondance,” “Danzon,” “Save the Last Dance For Me,” “Slavonic Dances,” “Fandango” and “Armenian Dances.” After Party following concert.

• Demos & Dialogue: Line Games and Still Life with Donna Butnik; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP to Julie or call 760-942-3636.

Learn to play a few art games to help rouse your creativity. The workshop will bring out the inner doodle. Bring a set of oil pastels, watercolors, brushes and a sketch book, see the complete list online.

• Virtuosi Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets $25, $21 senior, student, military.

Featuring violinist Irina Tseitlin, Tchaikovsky International Competition Gold Medal Winner Sergey Antonov, cello, and pianist Bernadene Blaha, professor at USC Thornton School of Music. They will perform works by Popper, Rachmaninoff, Wagner, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Oct. 19, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several activities: 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., Scott Powell will take the mystery out of our wireless world and explain what really happens when you browse, chat, and email online. A healthy lunch is served at noon, and at 1 p.m. see the film “Magic in the Moonlight.” Lunch RSVP by noon Monday. Info:

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: or call 760-753-7376.

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang of street racers battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production. PG-13. 140 min. Contact library for title.

• In-Home Outreach Team Presentation, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Encinitas City Hall Council Chambers, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Free. Info: 760-943-2251;

IHOT is a short-term intervention designed to provide in-home outreach and engagement services to individuals with behavioral health challenges and their family members. IHOT North serves adults at least 18 years of age or older who are eligible for, but not engaged in, mental health services.

• Farm to Table Shabbat Workshop: Spreads, Bouquets and Pickled Delights. 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, The Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Free. RSVP:

Explore ways to reimagine the Shabbat table, farm-style. Learn how to turn your table into a beautiful display of hand-crafted and artisanal goodies made by you. This will be an informative and fun hands-on event using local produce inspired by ancient Jewish traditions that connect people to community, food, and the land.

• Canasta Navideña/Holiday Basket, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Study Rooms A & B, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:, 760-753-7376.

Migrant Education, in partnership with Encinitas Library, will host a Holiday Basket registration event, combined with a library tour, a presentation of library services and programs, a storytime, and snacks for the whole family!

• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, Nykter, Zelickman, Moellenberg Trio; noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746; visit

Paivikki Nykter, violin, Robert Zelickman, clarinet, Todd Moellenberg, piano. Enjoy a unique program of chamber music featuring contrasting masterworks by Milhaud, Stravinsky and Bartok for violin, clarinet and piano. Info: