Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Encinitas Rotary Wine and Food Festival

Stroll the grounds, sample fine wines and beverages from around the world and enjoy taste sampling from 50 local restaurants. Plus live music, silent auction and raffle. For ages 21 and over. Proceeds benefit community nonprofits and charities.

Saturday, June 4, 5-8pm. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, 1275 Quail Gardens Drive. $100, $150, $500.

This Week at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Blue Star Museum Program-Open Memorial Day. Free admission to active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus 5 immediate family members). As our way of saying thank you. Daily through Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free.

Thursday Family Fun Night. Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun in Hamilton Children’s Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment with Hullabaloo. Thursday, June 2, (through Aug. 25) 4:30-8 p.m. Free with paid admission/membership.

Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a living wall by making your own 10” x 20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. One of our most popular classes, so register today! Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $30 or $36, plus $70 for materials.

This Week at the Lux Art Institute

Kids-in-Residence: Angela Kallus. An exciting opportunity for young artists to engage deeply with the residency program. Inspired by the work of Angela Kallus, students are guided to create a range of art projects in dialogue with the body of work in exhibition. Wednesdays, June 1-22, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Lux Education Pavilion, 1550 S. El Camino Real. $125, $175. 760-436-6611;

Ceramics for Kids. A range of glazing techniques will help you create vibrant and bold designs on your very own, customized ceramic piece of art. Thursday, June 2-23, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $170, $210. 760-436-6611

EncinitasCommunity Center

Afro-Brazilian Dance. A high energy class which incorporates various styles including samba, afoxe, afro-contemporary, samba-reggae, orix-inspired movement and Brazilian street dance. Wednesdays, June 1-Aug. 24, 7-8 p.m. Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Call for fees. 760-944-2260.

Teen-Adult Ballet I, II, Combo and Barre. Join instructor Marti Neal to improve balance, flexibility, alignment and coordination in a relaxed atmosphere using classical ballet movement. Mon, Thurs, Sat, June 2-July 11. Various times, call for fees.

Therapeutic Movement Using Feldenkrais. Gentle movements, influenced by the Feldenkrais Method and gentle Yoga, help restore a sense of calm throughout your body. Roland Mathews, Instructor. Fridays, June 3-24, 4-5 p.m. $42.50, $52.50.

Soul Line Dancing. Learn dances choreographed to popular R&B, Jazz, blues, and Latin tunes. Fridays, June 3-24, 6-7:30pm; Tuesdays, June 14-July 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Call for fees.

Language Arts: French. Learn to speak French in a relaxed, non-judgmental setting. Saturdays, French I. Mondays, French Conversation. Saturdays, June 4-Aug 6, 11am-12:30pm; Mondays, June 6-Aug 1, 4-530pm. $127.50, $137.50.

Jim Millard: Watercolor in the California Style

Learn to paint with watercolor in a fresh and fluid way in this 4 session class. Good planning, big brushes, plenty of paint, and a no-fear attitude will be the focus.

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 30, 12:30-3:30pm. Art Lounge on 101, 816 S Coast Hwy. $110. 858-442-8666.

Play: Hamlet

The world famous play by William Shakespeare is presented with a modern day twist--two brothers running for president--the classic tale of a tragic relationship that ends in murder. (San Dieguito Academy Theatre Department)

Thurs-Sat, June 2-4. 7 p.m. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito Academy High School, 800 Santa Fe Drive. $15, $8.

Encinitas Guitar Orchestra

The orchestra will present: French Songs and Flamenco. The orchestra is comprised of 30+ local musicians, from beginner through advanced, who learn technique and theory. Directed by Peter Pupping.

Friday, June 3, 7:30pm. Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Suggested donation: $13.

Encinitas Guitar Orchestra performs French songs and flamenco June 3

A large group of amateur and semi-professional acoustic guitarists, members of the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Dr., Encinitas.

Peter Pupping, who leads and conducts the orchestra of 35 beginning to advanced guitarists, said he chooses a theme for each spring and fall session that ties the music together. This session, the theme is French Songs and Flamenco. Pupping has been teaching and performing in Southern California for more than 30 years.

For more information, contact Peter Pupping at Guitar Sounds, (760) 943-0755 or A $12 donation at the door is suggested and reservations are not required.

Introduction to Oil Painting

Award-winning local artist and instructor Carole Mayne will offer 4 classes designed for students to learn drawing and oil painting basics in a supportive and fun environment. Class limited to 6 students for maximum personal attention.

Saturdays, June 4-July 2. 9:30am-12:30pm. 345 Sanford Street. $140.

Families Make History: Dreamcatchers

Many thousands of years ago, Native Americans created dreamcatchers to trap bad dreams inside a web and filter good dreams down the feathers to the dreamer. In June, re-create dreamcatchers in fun and exciting ways, using feathers, paint, paper plates, stickers, beads, yarn, and your imagination.

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

Prodigy Players: Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye?

Fairytale Land is overflowing with mysteries and Rumpelstiltskin needs your help. Enjoy a morning of side-splitting one-liners with all your favorite fairytale friends. Children’s theater troupe Prodigy Players entertain all ages with amusing plays.

Saturday, June 4, 11am-12pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

Performing Arts for Teens and Adultswith Autism

Positive Action Community Theatre offers theatre, dance, and group singing workshops designed to teach life skills and provide a supportive community. Volunteers welcome.

Saturday, June 4 and 11, 2:30-5pm. 535 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 101, $20 per session, scholarships available. 760-815-8512.

First Sunday Music Series: Peggy Watson

Peggy performs original acoustic folk, blues, and jazz. She and her long term musical partner, David Beldock, are known for their dazzling musicianship, beautiful harmonies, and humorous stage presence. (Encinitas Friends of the Library)

Sunday, June 5, 2-3pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. 760-753-7376.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2; Sing Street; Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

June Artists’ Reception at the Off Track Gallery

The public is invited to an Off Track Gallery artists’ reception Saturday, June 11, from 4-7 p.m. honoring Carol Korfin, fused glass; Joyce Nash, acrylic; and Sandy Levin, glass.

Wine and refreshments will be served at the reception. In addition all artwork in the Gallery will be 10 percent off the entire day. This event is free and open to the public.

Off Track Gallery is located at 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas, 760-942-3636,

Reading Day with the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station June 15

Reading is an important part of a child’s life. It teaches them everything from their A-B-C’s to incredible stories filled with fun and wonder.

The North Coastal Sheriff’s Station invites children of all ages to attend a special “Reading Day” event on Wednesday, June 15. Reading begins at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble 1040 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas.

A Sheriff’s Deputy will read to children and teach them the importance of reading. There will also be a Q&A with the deputy after story time. Bring the entire family and join the Sheriff’s Department for an hour of fun and learning.

Coastal Club to present several events June 7

Coastal Club will present the following June 7: 9:30 a.m., Cozy Cafe; 10 a.m., Fit & Flexible with Danyll; 11 a.m., Showcase: Nutrition-last class; Noon, Movie: “All Roads Lead to Rome.” Location: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff by the Sea. 858-674-1123.

Toast of the Coast Wine Festival is June 11

The 6th Annual Toast of the Coast Wine Festival, at the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Vons, will feature and pour award-winning wines, which are among the finest in the world. On Saturday, June 11 (noon-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m.), nearly 60 wineries will be pouring the best-of-the-best wines from The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, including 100 Award winners, 29 Double Gold winners, 53 Gold and 18 Silver medal winners. These spectacular wines will be served in as many 1 oz. pours as you wish to try during each three-hour session. Wineries from Eureka to Baja’s Guadalupe Valley will be represented.

The Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show, presented by Think Blue, plays host to the event, offering a serene setting, beautifully designed by master gardeners and landscape architects giving every festival-goer plenty of ideas for their own home garden. Tickets are available at:

Dogtopia San Diego partakes in countywide charity dog wash June 4

Dogtopia San Diego will host a countywide Charity Dog Wash to raise money for service dogs being provided to military veterans in need – Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dogtopia is teaming up with Shelter to Soldier, which brings post-9/11 combat veterans together with trained, rescue dogs to help both heal and move forward.

The dog wash will take place at Dogtopia San Marcos, located at 925 W. San Marcos Blvd. (92078).

This is Dogtopia’s 12th Annual Charity Dog Wash.

Over the years, the charity event has raised more than $140,000 nationally for organizations that provide service dogs to military veterans in need.


Local singer to hold ‘Broken’ EP release party, benefit

Saturday, June 18 marks an evening of music and romance with local singer songwriter Krista Richards. The vent is called is “ALOVE Experience” with Krista Richards? and is the official release of her latest EP ?“Broken?.” The event is open to the public and is a “fully curated, immersive, and interactive experience of art, music, gourmet food, and spectacular entertainment.” Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit two San Diego nonprofits, Shakiti Rising and Surfrider Foundation?

The event is from 8-11 p.m. and will be held at a private estate in Del Mar. For tickets and more information, visit

International Beer Festival is June 19

The 10th Annual San Diego International Beer Festival, at the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, has become one of the top beer festivals and competitions in the United States. From Friday, June 17 through Sunday June 19, beer lovers will have their chance to taste hundreds of varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, and mead beers in five tasting sessions featuring more than 200 breweries from around the world.

Tickets and more information: and at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office.

Online reservations are required and may be made at Seating is limited.

‘ResearcHERS: Women Scientists of TSRI’ event is June 22

“ResearcHERS: Women Scientists of TSRI” will be held on Wednesday, June 22 from 4 -6 p.m. at The Auditorium at TSRI (10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, 92121).

The “ResearcHERS” lecture series highlights the work of female scientists at TSRI and brings the latest biomedical research to San Diegans. At the event, Dr. Katja Lamia, an up-and-coming scientist, will present research into circadian rhythms and their connection to disease.

The event is free and open to all. Parking is complimentary. The lecture will be followed by a reception. An RSVP is appreciated before June 14. To attend, please contact Chelsea Luedeke at 858-784-7083 or

San Diego County Fair opens June 3

The 2016 San Diego County Fair opens Friday, June 3 and runs through Monday, July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The 26-day fair will feature the “Mad About the Fair” theme exhibit, which will include a first edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” first published more than 150 years ago.

The fair will also offer a wide variety of other exhibits, rides, music, food and more.

The 2016 San Diego County Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and runs through Monday, July 4. The fair will be closed Mondays, except the Fourth of July, and the first two Tuesdays.

For more about the fair, visit

San Diego Botanic Garden Fairy Festival

Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Fairy Festival features fairy and garden themed crafts, where children can make anything from their own flower fairy doll to treasure chests; face painting; a fairy land to be explored; and an official fairy queen ready to have their picture taken with visitors to our magical garden. In addition to the crafting and shopping in the Fairyland Market, there will be great entertainment including Interactive Native Music with Marin Espinosa from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and kid-friendly free-range folk music with San Diego favorites Hullabaloo from 1 – 2 p.m. Food provided by Leucadia Pizza and Rita’s Italian Ice in Encinitas. Visit