Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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San Dieguito Academy Rummage Sale is May 28

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Come find your treasure at the San Dieguito High School Academy Community Rummage Sale, sponsored by the San Dieguito Academy Foundation, on May 28. The rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to noon in front of the SDA Performing Arts Center Amphitheater, just a few blocks east of I-5 on Santa Fe Drive. Proceeds from the annual rummage sale will help fund student clubs, teams and extracurricular programs.

Got rummage? Donate for the cause! Gently used items in good working condition can be dropped off on Friday, May 27 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the SDA front parking lot at 800 Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. Pull up and a friendly volunteer will take your donations.

West African Dance

Los Angeles choreographer, Kara Mack will teach a traditional West African dance class from 6:30-8 p.m. and from 8-9:30 p.m. she will teach Funky Samba. Take one or both. Hi energy workouts! Accompanied by kickin’ percussionists playing the rhythms. Friday, May 20, 6:30-8pm and 8-9:30 p.m. Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 100. $15, $25.

Music By The Sea: DuoKYaria

Yoon Hee Jung, flute, Ko Ni Choi, harp. The award-winning USC graduates are highly talented artists with fast-rising solo careers and have performed extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Korea. They will perform Chaminade’s Concertino pour Flute Op. 107, Gluck’s Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Borne’s Fantaisie brilliante sur Carmen, and works by Gossec, Ibert, and Piazzolla. Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $13. 760-633-2748.

Foodie Fest Encinitas

Blending the best of North County food, art and music. Fifteen chefs demonstrate how to prepare farm-to-table fare on three different stages, six chefs compete in a TV style Best of the Foodie Fest Competition and 30+ restaurants serve up gourmet tastes. With interactive fun for kids. Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Lumberyard Shopping Center, 947 South Coast Hwy 101, $38-$48.

Opening Reception: Foodie Fest, Art For A Cure

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Digital, Ink, Watercolor. 14 of our best local artists exhibit a variety of abstract and figurative works. A portion of sales will support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. E101 Mainstreet Association Gallery, 818 S. Coast Highway 101. Free.

Opening Reception: Kenda Francis and North County Sculptors Salon

Kenda Francis, Animal Graffiti. Her paintings and drawings are a dialogue with animals, for animals. North County Sculptors Salon, Salon Explorations I. Featuring the artwork of eighteen North San Diego artists in varying media. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m. Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Music Side by Side Concert

Members of the Neave Trio, Anna Williams, violin, Mikhail Veselov, cello, and Eri Nakamura, piano, and local musicians who have been part of the week-long chamber music program will perform. A reception with the artists follows the concert. Made possible by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program. Saturday May, 21, 7 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Comedy: Man 1, Bank 0, Starring Patrick Combs

Encinitas actor/comedian Patrick Combs presents his smash Broadway hit. He deposited a $95,000 junk mail check and--it cashed. Then things got really crazy. One night only. Saturday, May 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside.

Families Make History: Art Rocks!

What a fun and creative way to travel back in time and celebrate the Native-American rock art of the San Dieguito area. Paint and decorate small rocks gathered from our local beaches and rock on! No RSVP necessary. For ages 4+. Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Battle of the Bands

The stage is set for young musicians of Encinitas to compete for radical prizes and a spot at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101, Leucadia’s Music Festival. Bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy the concert. (Leucadia 101 MainStreet). Sunday, May 22, 12-4 p.m. Seaweed and Gravel, 1144 N Coast Hwy 101. Free.

Opening Reception: Lung Hsiang Exhibit

Featuring 40 original Chinese brush paintings created by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting. The exhibit and sale is open daily from 9am-5pm in the Ecke Building. Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission.

Behind the Scenes Tour of Rancho Coastal Humane Society

It is much more than an animal shelter. For more than 50 years, staff and volunteers have provided humane education programs and forever homes for thousands of animals. Learn about their many programs and exciting future plans. Sunday, May 22, 2-3:30 p.m. Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street. Free. Space is limited.

Bollywood Dancing for Adults

A fusion of Indian and Western dance styles. The session will also provide a great cardio workout. All levels are welcome. Bollywood Steps is an established Indian dance company in San Diego County. Payal Nanavati, Instructor. Sunday, May 22, 4-5 p.m. Perf. Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd, Suite A102. $60/month (4 classes). 215-327-8691.

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. Presented by San Dieguito Academy Theatre Dept. May 27, 28 and June 2, 3 and 4. 7pm. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. $15, $8.

Good Food Factory Kids’ Cooking Class

Join Amanda Mascia, TV host and creator of The Good Food Factory, for this fun and healthy class where you eat what you make. Registration required. Monday, May 23, 3:30pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Register at,760-753-7376.

This Week at Art Lounge on 101

Moroccan Mail Art. Go postal with pattern and layering and uncover the magic of mixed media with instructor Juliana Coles. In this fast paced and fun session you will learn to creatively “mass produce” up to 20 postcards. Monday, May 23, 6-9pm. Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Hwy 101. $85. Register:

This Week at The Studio Encinitas

Songwriting Lessons and Performance Coaching with Caitlin Evanson. Caitlin spent the last 8 years traveling the world playing violin and guitar and singing background vocals for seven-time Grammy winning superstar Taylor Swift. Wednesdays in May, 4-5 p.m. The Studio Encinitas, 1057 S. Coast Hwy. 101. Open Mic Nights. An open mic open for all ages. Sign-ups start at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays in May, 6-9 p.m. Free.

Dinner and a Movie: Aparajito

Bring your dinner and enjoy the movie Aparajito. Winner of 11 international awards, the inspiring 1957 film chronicles young Apu’s life from childhood to adolescence, to college, and follows him from tragedy and triumph. Wednesday, May 25, 6pm. Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. Free. 760-753-4027

Coastal Club to present ‘Celebration! Celia the Fiddle Lady’

Coastal Club will present “CELEBRATION! Celia the Fiddle Lady” Tuesday, May 24 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff by the Sea. Join the club for a toe tapping, get up and dance hour with the versatile fiddler, Celia, who plays multiple instruments, including the accordion and the banjo, and music from blue grass to Celtic. At noon, a hot kosher lunch will be served. $5 for the Fiddler and $5 for the lunch. Reserve early at 858-674-1123.

SDIMA ‘Interfaith Benefit Concert’ is May 22

The San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association (SDIMA) will hold an “Interfaith Benefit Concert”Sunday, May 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. featuring “Through the Storm Chorus,” interdenominational singers and musicians. The event features “American Gospel Music & Spirituals.” Freewill offerings will be accepted to benefit SDIMA. Refreshments will be provided. The event takes place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive, Encinitas, 92024. For more information, visit or call 760-436-2707.