What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond


• Music Side by Side Chamber Music Program, May 1-16. To apply, or for info, visit!home/c1h71.

The Neave Trio will offer a free, week-long coaching/lessons/training program in Encinitas for established musicians of all ages and abilities who are interested in performing chamber music. Participants will rehearse and perform alongside Neave Trio professional musicians Anna Williams, violin, Mikhail Veselov, cello, and Toni James, piano. Made possible by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

• Children’s Art Workshop, 3-4 p.m. Mondays, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Local eco-artist and teacher Spramani Elaun will guide kids through art classes using different mediums (paints, clay, etc.) on our patio. Kids need to wear clothes that are OK to get a little messy. For children ages 12 and under. Sign up at the Information Desk.

• Adult Clay Sessions, 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, April 23 and 30, 208 Glen Arbor Drive. Cost is $35, plus cost of clay. Call 760-943-6313.

Get acquainted with clay! If you’re a beginner, any and all levels welcome. Instructor Carla Funk will teach her signature piece, The Heart Shadow Box, or anything else you want to learn. Firing is included.

• Dia de Los Ninos Bilingual Puppet Show, 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Dia de los Ninos is a celebration of children, families, and reading. Enjoy a performance by Circus Minimus and explore the world of puppetry in this fun presentation. Plus, every child gets a free book!

• Foreign Film: “Hannah Arendt,” 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., room 204, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Email for info.

A biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist who fearlessly raised unpopular questions about science as well as human rights. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta (Germany, 2012, 112 min., NR). In German with English subtitles.

• After Hours Sessions: Red Fox Tails and Trouble in the Wind: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 760-753-7376.

The Red Fox Tails meld their love of jazz, blues, surf and Latin music into one well-oiled groove machine. Trouble in the Wind is four young troubadours who play original folk, rock and country tunes so well they won Best Americana at last year’s SDMAs. Light refreshments.

• Encinitas Street Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. Saturday Beer Garden open till 7 p.m.; South Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets. Free. Visit

Live music on four stages, beer garden, children’s rides, dog zone, kids zone, bike valets, and more than 450 arts/crafts/food vendors. The Jump N Ride Kids Zone at H Street will feature a wide range of interactive booths and free activities, including an inflatable giant slide, an obstacle course and a mini skate park. The Dog Zone at I Street will include a dog park, an agility course and a variety of pet-specific exhibitors.

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

Every weekend, enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme. Early settlers didn’t have plastic bags to carry their goods, so they used woven baskets with handles made from reeds. We think that you’ll find your no-sew woven basket to be very useful!

• Lagoon Platoon Creek to Bay Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25, San Elijo Lagoon, 2710 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Free. Visit

Join Lagoon Platoon, our volunteer community habitat restoration program, as we partner with I Love A Clean San Diego’s annual Creek-to-Bay Cleanup, to remove debris from sites in the lagoon near roadways.

• Community Emergency Preparedness Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1444 Lake Drive, Encinitas. Free, but please bring a food donation! Visit

Are you prepared for an emergency? Join North Food County Bank, Red Cross/Prepare San Diego, Encinitas CERT, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, San Dieguito Water District and other community organizations at this fun, informative and hands-on fair with workshops and activities, put on by the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association.

• Acoustic Showcase 5th Anniversary Concert, Joe Rathburn, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free. Visit

Celebrate five years of concerts with Joe Rathburn, Ross Moore, and the Journeyman. Hear a mix of songs that will have you rockin’ and rollin’.

• Concert: St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $25, $20, at the door. Call 858-568-8364.

The internationally acclaimed musicians from St. Petersburg, Russia, attended the Glinka Choir School and the St. Petersburg Conservatory. They travel internationally, promoting both the sacred and secular music of Russia. They will perform Vespers (from the “All-Night Vigil”), Opus 37, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the masterpieces of Russian choral music, and Russian folk songs.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $9, $7. Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

“Still Alice,” “Inherent Vice,” “The Wrecking Crew,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• Play: “Sueno,” by Jose Rivera, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, appetizer reception, 7 p.m. play. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $15. RSVP required: Email to or call 760-295-7541. Info: www.IntrepidShake

“Sueno” is Obie Award-winning playwright Jose Rivera’s translation and adaptation of Calderon de la Barca’s classic, “Life Is a Dream.” Written in sharp contemporary language, it seeks to ask the eternal questions posed by Calderon: What is man — an angel or an animal? What is honor, freedom? Could God Himself be the greatest dream of all?

• Succulent Wreath Class, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Members $60, nonmembers $72.

Create a beautiful succulent wreath yourself! Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Please bring small clippers or scissors to class. (Materials included in fee). Register by April 24. Info:

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, April 27, to 858-674-1123. Visit


Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities: 10 a.m., Flexibility and Fitness with Danyll; 11 a.m., “Communicating With Care — Southern Caregivers Resource Center.” Explore communication strategies when dealing with those with chronic illness; noon, a healthy lunch is served; 1 p.m., see the film “St. Vincent.”

• Tuesday Movie, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. County libraries can’t publicize titles of free screenings, for info call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.

A day in the life of a grumpy young boy named Alexander who has everything go wrong, all in one day.

• Discussion: Voices for Children presents “The Real Word,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free. Reserve to Info: Nikita Stange, nikitas@speakup, 858-598-2235.

An opportunity for the community to hear from a panel of current and former foster youth. They will inspire, humble, uplift, and move you as they share stories about their real-life experiences in San Diego County foster care.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Ercole Salinaro, violin, Tania Salinaro, piano; noon Wednesday, April 29, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit, call 760-633-2746.

Ercole Salinaro has won several competitions and has played in orchestras conducted by Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Zubin Mehta, among others. Tania Salinaro is an award-winning performer and chamber music specialist, and is the Artistic Director of the concert series “Note Future” in Venice. They will perform music by Manuel de Falla and Jules Massenet, and arrangements by Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz.