Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Fairy Festival

Come celebrate summer and enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, ice cream and more. This family-friendly event also features entertainment with Tom Gates, playing the steel drums, and folk-music favorites Hullabaloo.

Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Small fee for

Beginning-Advanced Guitar Workshop with Peter Pupping

The theme is surf, Reggae and island. Improve chord vocabulary, music reading, scales, improvisation, and technique. Jam with other guitarists; all styles welcome.

Mondays, June 13-July 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. $225. 760-815-5616

International Surfing Day

On Monday, June 20, beachgoers and surf enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate the Surfrider Foundation’s 12th Annual International Surfing Day. The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is hosting a free family-friendly event at Seaside State Beach from 4-7 p.m. on the border of Solana Beach and Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

The Surfrider Foundation will be set up from 4-7 p.m. with booths and games. There will be a paddle out at 5:30 p.m. and surf session to follow. There will also be a beach cleanup. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, towel, or lawn chair and picnic. If you don’t have time to a pack a picnic, there will be a food truck on site.

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Cardiff Library holding $3 a bag book sale

Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library is holding a $3 a bag book sale on Saturday, June 25 between 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sale will be on deck and bags will be provided.

Address of the library is 2081 Newcastle Ave, Cardiff.

Encinitas walking tour to be held June 18

The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free docent-led walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Saturday, June 18. Meet at the 1883 Schoolhouse at 10 a.m. at 390 W. F Street.

During the tour visitors will find out about the history of how Encinitas came to be known as the “Flower Capital.” They will also learn why early settlers came to town in the 1880s and hear the background about buildings that were built in the 1920s by Encinitas’ first “recycler,” Miles Kellogg. The most photographed buildings in Encinitas are also a stop on the tour.

The tour finishes around noon. For more information, call docent Susan Daniel at (760) 274-7804. 

West African Dance

With David Dioubate, who has been teaching and performing contemporary and traditional Guinean African Dance in Europe. Accompanied by live percussion.

Friday, June 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Dance North County, Suite 100, 533 Encinitas Blvd. $15. 760-402-7229.

Music by the Sea: Quarteto Nuevo

Kenton Youngstrom, acoustic guitar, Aaron Chavez, percussion, Damon Zick, saxophone and flute, Jacob Szekely, cello. They merge classical, European folk, Latin and Jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! The ensemble’s razor sharp precision is enhanced by its jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and complex rhythms. (Encinitas Arts Division) VIDEO

Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $13. Tickets, or at the door.

Feldenkrais Workshop: Get Your Back, Back!

Epidemic levels of back pain and nobody seems to know what to do about it. What if improving your movement was the key? Come experience Feldenkrais, which has helped so many. With or without back pain, you can benefit from this workshop.

Saturday, June 18. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. $62.50, $72.50.760-633-2740.

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

Demos, Dialogue & Art: Monoprinting with Kevin Greeland

A fast-paced session creating beautiful prints without a press, using golden open acrylics on Gelli plates to create realistic or abstract artistic visions. See the materials list online.

Sunday, June 19, 2-4 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $10. Registration required, RSVP to Julie Bubar 760-942-3636.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Money Monster,Sing Street, Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

Drawing/Painting — Getting It Right’ class

Artist Linda Luisi will present “Drawing /Painting — Getting It Right” Thursday, June 23, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101 (816 So. Highway 101, Encinitas, 92024).

Any media. All levels, beginners welcome. For those who wish to draw and painters to improve skills. Subject is provided or bring your existing work to improve it. Individual guidance with realistic, expressive, and abstract art. Luisi is an expert in highlights, shading, depth, and much needed perspective. Learn how to create any subject matter that are well-grounded and in proper proportions. Visit or call (760) 944-8991. Register at for $30.

Coastal Club hosts dance event June 28

Senior Activities: June 28, 11 a.m. Coastal Club at Temple Solel will host Verlosity, an Urban Dance group: a western style Line Dance, but with Soul, Funk, and Motown music. Come celebrate the month of June and learn how to dance or just enjoy their performance. A hot lunch will be provided. ($5 for Verlosity, $5 for lunch). 3575 Manchester, Cardiff. Call 858-674-1123 for information and reservations.

Other events June 28 at the Coastal Club: 9:30 a.m. Cozy Café (Eat snacks, play games or read the paper while schmoozing with friends). 10 a.m. Fit & Flexible with Danyll. Noon: Hot lunch — enjoy a delicious plated kosher hot lunch of chicken Irina, mashed potatoes.

Contemporary music concert June 25

Virtuosi concert series will present “Organic Elements”- a contemporary music concert on June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas, featuring violinist Pasha Tseitlin, pianist Nic Gerpe and bassoonist Judith Farmer. They will perform music by Previn, Giernot and Higdon.

To order tickets go to (858) 207-6967

Tickets: $25 general admission; $20 students and seniors.

North Coast Rep to present’Ain’t Misbehavin’

“Ain’t Misbehavin”will be presented at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach July 16-Aug. 7.

“Ain’t Misbehavin” is a roof-raising musical tribute to the black musicians of the ‘20s and ‘30s.”Ain’t Misbehavin” Based on the signature Fats Waller song, this rousing musical revue takes audiences back to the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance when the Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom served as playgrounds for high society. Visit to purchase tickets.

Concerts at the Fair

Included in San Diego County Fair admission: 3 Doors Down, 7:30 p.m. June 16, reserved seats $35-$45; Grand Funk Railroad, 7:30 p.m. June 18, reserved seats $16-$37; Roberto Tapia, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, reserved seats $31-$37; Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler’s Last Deal, Final World Tour” with special gust Linda Davis, 7:30 p.m. June 22, reserved seating $31-$37, dinner package $110. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Under the Full Moon

The summer season of full moon walks on Scripps Pier with aquarium naturalists kicks off 7-8:30 p.m. June 18-19. Depart from Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Walks continue weekends in July and August. $30 per person (members $25), ages 9 and older only with adult. RSVP required: (858) 534-7336.

Family Day

Family Day is set for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 on Copley Plaza at The Old Globe in Balboa Park. The event will feature music, storytelling in the garden, theatre crafts, Bard games, and free backstage tours at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. (Tours are first-come, first-served and open to ages 9 and above). Free.

San Diego Symphony announces Summer Pops 2016 Lineup

The San Diego Symphony has announced a stellar lineup of artists for Summer 2016 including Diana Ross, Trace Adkins, Chris Botti, Seth MacFarlane, Amy Grant and Bernadette Peters.

For more information, visit

International Beer Festival to be held June 17-19

The 10th Annual San Diego International Beer Festival, at the 2016 San Diego County Fair will be held 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. Visit