Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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North Coast Rep presents ‘A Conversation with Edith Head’

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “A Conversation with Edith Head,” a behind the scenes feast of great movie lore and delicious stories as told by eight-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head.

The show will be presented Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8-9, at 7 :30 p.m.

Susan Claassen stars in her internationally-acclaimed portrayal of Head. Hollywood’s golden age comes to life in an evening of wit, wisdom and a whisper of gossip. In her six decades of costume design, Head worked on over 1,100 films and dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood.

Performance takes place at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For tickets, call the Box Office at 858-481-2155 or online at

Help San Elijo Lagoon Conservatory welcome two scientists

A pair of marine biologists working as ambassadors for the California Coastal Trail Association, Morgan Visalli and Jocelyn Enevoldsen are in the midst of hiking and biking the entire 1,200-mile California Coastal Trail, and will arrive in North County on Monday, Aug. 1.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is inviting families to explore the coast in a welcoming for the scientist-hikers at Cardiff State Beach, and to join a naturalist-led hike through part of their journey southward with seashore life pointed out along the way.

Visit for more information and follow the scientists’ trek at and on Facebook at

Pedestrian safety workshop for Seniors

The UC San Diego Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety program is offering a free TREDwise workshop to promote pedestrian safety for older adults on Aug. 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr.

Those interested in attending are asked to register online at or in-person at the Encinitas Senior Center. For more information, or 858-534-8386.

Create happiness at the Coastal Club

It’s a big day at the Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., on Aug. 2 as Feeling Fit with Danyll (10 a.m.) will be followed by a Creating Happiness workshop (11 a.m.) and a showing of the movie “45 years” at noon.

The workshop, led by Lindsay Wagner, is a showcase on how to best create your own happiness by learning about adaptability, through the use of behaviors, thoughts and actions that last a life time. The workshop and the movie are free and open to all seniors.

Acoustic brunch at Museum of Making Music

The Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, is hosting an Acoustic Brunch on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. That day, the museum parking lot will be transformed into a Central Park-meets-Coachella gathering space for live music, coffee, mimosas and Belgian waffles by Marcel’s Belgian Waffle Food Truck.

Brunch can be enjoyed during live performances by local, award-winning musicians Cassie B., Jesse Daniel Edwards and The Bad Carls.

The event is the launch of the museum’s MIX Sound Series and tickets — which cost $10 per person (children under 10 free) and include one complimentary beverage — can be purchased by visiting and clicking on the “Events” tab.

MoMM members receive a 10 percent ticket discount and all ticket holders will receive complimentary admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Jazz at the Botanic Garden

Spend an evening enjoying the timeless sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and more, performed by the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 5-7 pm.

CD’s will be available to purchase the evening of the concert. Proceeds from the Band’s performances, CD sales and donations go to support music education in North County schools and to award scholarships to promising students in local high school band programs.

Tickets: SDBG members $15 (children 3-12 $5), non-members $25 (children 3-12 $10).

Welch to speak at Heritage Museum

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum continues its summer speaker series on Aug. 9 with a lecture by noted biographer and historian Diane Y. Welch, who is designated as Lilian J. Rice’s official biographer by family descendants.

Welch is the world’s leading expert on the life and work of Rice, who was a Depression-era California architect for some of the nation’s wealthiest achievers and, in 1923, was asked to oversee the design of Ranch Santa Fe.

At the 7 p.m. event at the Encinitas Community Center, Welch will have signed, first-edition copies of her latest book, “The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice, Master Architect” available for purchase.

For more information call 760-623-9711 or visit the San Dieguito Heritage Museum website or Facebook page.

Japan Festival at Encinitas Library

Celebrate the Sister City relationship between Encinitas and Amakusa, Japan at the seventh Annual Japan Festival, scheduled for Aug. 13 from 1 to 4 pm at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr.

The festival will feature performances by Naruwan Taiko Drummers, Chika & the Happy Hoopers hula hooping students and Kikuta Kai Japanese Folk Dance and Bon Odori. Other activities include origami, tea ceremony presentations and kendama toy demonstrations. In addition, there will be refreshments, giveaways, a prize drawing and Japanese-themed books, movies and music available for checkout.

The event is free for all ages.

Taste of MainStreet

In addition to cuisine samples from more than 30 restaurants and many different musical performances at the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s 28th Annual Taste of MainStreet, retail shops and salons will host ‘Sip Stops’ where participants can enjoy samples of local wine and craft beer from 15 local wineries and breweries from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Stages along main street will feature performances from Endangered Speciez, The Roxy Encinitas, Linda Berry & John January, Andy & Rob, Tropical Breeze, Superwave, the Sea Monks and Jason Matkin.

Tickets are $35 or, if the event hasn’t sold out, $45 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, visit or the Encinitas 101 office, 818 S. Coast Hwy 101.

Opera NEO Cabaret

A fun-filled evening of Broadway show tunes, light opera scenes and cabaret songs, including West Side Story, Cinderella, The Merry Widow, Così fan tutte and Little Shop of Horrors. The stars of the evening are 24 of the finest young singers from across the nation who are part of the annual summer opera festival. Enjoy desserts, refreshments and table seating in a relaxed, cabaret-style atmosphere.

Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets $20, $30, or at the door. 858-888-2231.

This Week at Art Lounge on 101

Janis Reeser: Book Arts. For beginners. Make a taped codex book with a wrapped cover for writing, or a visual or travel journal. Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $50. Jeanette Reynolds: Soul Collage Intro Workshop. Take a creative journey to build a collaged deck of cards using pre-cut card blanks and images from magazines. Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $70. Visit

Live Music at the American Legion Post

Simply Complex Band. Each week, enjoy live music by local bands. Simply Complex, with a diverse repertoire of songs, thought-provoking lyrics, a driving rhythm section and melodic harmonies, will entertain the troops. Friday, July 29, 7-10 p.m. American Legion San Dieguito Post 416, 210 F Street. Free. 760-753-5674. High Minded Band. They will perform Reggae, Funk and classic Blues. Saturday, July 30, 7-10 p.m.

Mixed Media Botanical Art

This class will focus on the bold nature of pen and ink. By adding watercolor, colored pencil (or both) to ink, students will develop a striking design reminiscent of a woodcut. No experience is necessary for this class. Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr. $75, $90.

Families Make History: Summer Seascape Sculptures

San Dieguito ancestors fished in the ocean and rivers and gathered shellfish and seaweed on the beach. During the month of July, create brightly colored seascape sculptures featuring marine life, seashells and surfboards. Your imagination and personality will make them come to life.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Harry Potter Book Release Party

Join us for midnight magic in this late-night library experience. The new Harry Potter book is released at the stroke of 12. we will find that the boy wizard is now a father of three with an office job at the Ministry of Magic. Pajamas or costumes encouraged.

Saturday, July 30, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

SRC Dance for the Win

Experience the fun of swing dancing with easy instruction provided by Dance North County. Sunday, July 31, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Bollywood Dancingfor Adults

A fusion of Indian and Western dance styles. The session will also provide a cardio workout. All levels are welcome. Bollywood Steps is an established Indian dance company with locations all over San Diego County. Payal Nanavati, Instructor.

Sunday, July 31, 4-5 p.m. Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd, Suite A102. $60/month (4 classes). 215-327-8691.

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: The Shallows, The Nice Guys, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Visual Arts classes by Linda Luisi

Thursdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, 10 a.m.-noon. Art Lounge on 101, 816 S Coast Hwy. $110.

Linda Luisi: Acrylic Painting Class. Learn to paint with individual attention for all levels. Beginners welcome. Use brushstrokes and textures to have fun creating realistic and abstract art. Expand your observation skills to see like an artist. Transfer this skill to painting. Choose subjects provided, or bring photos from your travels. No prior experience needed. Visit or call 858-442-8666.

Collage with Pastels and Pressed Flowers

Sunday, Aug. 7. 1-4 p.m. Art Lounge On 101, 816 S Coast Hwy. $55.

Linda Luisi: Collage with Pastels and Pressed Flowers. The beauty of Mother Nature will inspire us with intricate patterns and textures. You can’t go wrong making art with these lovely specimens using torn paper, pastels, delicate petals and vines. Materials provided. No prior experience needed. 858-442-8666


Operation Game On Golf Classic is Aug. 15

Operation Game On’s 9th annual Golf Classic fundraiser will be held Aug. 15 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event includes food, beverages, tee prizes, silent auction and a chance to meet “combat injured heroes.”

Operation Game On gives returning combat-injured troops “suffering from physical and mental disabilities a very special custom intro-to-golf package.” For more information and to register, visit

On Stage

La Jolla Playhouse announces the return of famed improv troupe The Second City with “Free Speech! (While Supplies Last),” an irreverent look at America’s electoral insanity, at the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum, matinees and evening shows July 29 to Aug. 21. 2910 La Jolla Village Drive on the UC San Diego campus. Tickets from $10. 858-550-1010.

JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt” is now on stage at La Jolla Playhouse through Aug. 21. Story centers on a world where debt is an asset and assets are excuses for more debt, a world where finance runs the show. How did we get here? How did the world we once knew change? 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Tickets from $20.