Events in and around Encinitas this weekend


Here’s an overview of what’s happening this weekend in Encinitas. For more information, visit

North Coast Singers Auditions

Children and teenagers, grades 2 - 12, audition to join one of the top children’s choruses in San Diego with more than 100 boys and girls in five ensembles. The 2016 Winter-Spring semester includes many performances in the community. Learn to sing and read music, skills for a lifetime of enjoyment.

To schedule an audition, email Miel or call 760-944-1866. At the JFS Coastal Club.

Youth Lab

For ages 10-12, 12 sessions. Students will interpret and translate their own ideas while experimenting with a variety of mediums including photography, video and sound. Artwork will be exhibited on March 31 at the Education Pavilion.

Tuesdays, now through March 1, or Thursdays, now through March 3, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. $375, $475.

Ecke Ranch: 100 Years of Blooming History

The new exhibit traces the strong ties of the Ecke Ranch with Encinitas. Curated by Paul Ecke III and the history department of CSUSM, archival family photographs and artifacts chronicle how the Ecke’s turned a lowly hillside shrub into a worldwide symbol of Christmas, which made Encinitas the ‘flower capital of the world.’

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

Encinitas West African Dance: Kiki Ogulu

Local San Diego teacher Kiki Ogulu will begin the first of three weekly classes. Kiki emphasizes the subtle nuances of this energetic and culturally rich dance form. Class will be accompanied by experienced percussionists.

Friday, Jan. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 100. $13. 760-402-7229.

Wildlife Walk at Santa Helena Trail

Access the heart of the East Basin where you can view westward over the lagoon from an elevated mesa. Through patches of coastal sage scrub and grasslands, we hike west to find remnant salt-tolerant plants and coast cholla. Bring binoculars to scan for shorebirds probing the mud and raptors preying from above. For ages 9-plus.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 9-11 a.m. San Elijo Lagoon. Visit

Family Concert: The Hutchins Consort

The consort presents the sights and sounds of the animal kingdom through music.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Families Making History: Pet Beds

In conjunction with the Jan. 23 Pet Adoption event, community members will be making no-sew pet beds and toys for dogs and cats currently housed at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Learn how to make the beds and toys, then head home to make one for your favorite furry friend.

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

Farm Volunteer Days

Join the team and bring a friend on Sundays as participants plant, weed and keep the farm looking beautiful. Then on Tuesdays, rise and shine like a farmer and help harvest for donation to a local Encinitas food pantry. (Coastal Roots Farm)

January: Sundays 2-4 p.m. and Tuesdays 8-10 a.m. Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Free.

La Paloma Theatre

The Martian, Room, Spotlight, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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