What’s happening in and around Encinitas
These events and more are happening in and around Encinitas this weekend. For more, visit https://bit.ly/1wEDudL.
• Drawing I: For ages 18-plus. 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29, Feb. 3, 5; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $225, $250 nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
Visiting artist Iana Quesnell will teach basic elements of drawing focused on line, shape, texture, form, space, and value. Materials provided.
• Making the Object: For ages 18-plus. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29, Feb. 3, 5; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $175, $200 nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
Visiting artist Jay Johnson will teach three-dimensional sculptural techniques using low cost and found materials. Students will work collaboratively and look to current contemporary art sculptural practices for inspiration. Tools and materials provided.
• Visual Language Thru Paint and Pen: For ages 18-plus. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 17, 24, March 3; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $175, $210 nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
Based on visiting artist Jenessa Goodman’s process, this class will learn a powerful drawing technique. Using pen and gouache, participants will explore color and personal symbology to develop their own visual language.
• The Basics of Oil Painting: For ages 18-plus. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $290, $360 nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
Visiting artist Vicki Walsh takes the mystery out of color theory with clear and concise instruction for handling paint safely and using color in an inspiring way. Choose AM or PM session.
• Street Batik: For ages 13-18. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $100, $125 nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
Teens will work with visiting artist Michelle Montjoy to transform everyday items into original works. Students should bring a T-shirt, jacket, backpack or any other washable cotton cloth items to dye.
• Drawing II: For ages 18-plus. 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $250, $275 nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
Visiting artist Iana Quesnell will teach advanced elements of drawing focused on volume, space, and value. Students will learn how to recognize these elements in real space and translate them to a two-dimensional surface using drawing techniques. Materials provided.
• Ocean Art: For all ages. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7; Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $150/family, $190/family nonmembers. Visit luxartinstitute.wordpress.com/category/adults.
This class is based on the creative process behind visiting artist Jenessa Goodman’s series, “Ocean Art Project,” six sculptures she created with her daughters during weekends on the beach. A collaborative parent/child class.
• Auditions, San Diego North Coast Singers: Through Jan. 21. San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. To schedule an audition, call 760-944-1866.
Children and teens, grades 2-12, audition to join the Singers for the Winter-Spring 2015 semester which includes a performance with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. One of the top children’s choruses in San Diego with more than a hundred boys and girls in five ensembles.
• JFS Coastal Club, Seniors 60-plus: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities: free, lunch: $7.
Enjoy several activities: 10 a.m., Chair Yoga with Danyll, 11 a.m. Sneak Preview: San Diego Jewish Film Festival; a healthy lunch is served at noon, at 1pm see the film “Fruitvale Station.” NEW! Mah jong and other game groups meet at 12:30 p.m. RSVP for lunch by Monday at noon, 858-674-1123.
• Tuesday Movie: 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.
A combination of movies from big new releases to old-school classics that has something for everyone. Call library for details.
• Play: “Waiting for Godot,” by Samuel Beckett. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. Cost: $7, $5.
The story revolves around two unlikely heroes waiting for someone — or something — named Godot. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning.
• Teen DIY Project: T-shirt Deco, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.
Get creative, join fellow teens and tweens and complete a cool DIY project. Part of the library’s expanded programs for teens — spread the word!
• Expressive Arts Workshop Series: Photo Painting. 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Jan. 16, 23, 30. UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine at San Diego Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View, Suite 103, Encinitas. Free. Register to 858-735-5708.
A series for cancer patients, led by Alessandra Coli, PhD. Let your story unfold and see it transforming under your hands, in front of your eyes, and share it; this is a powerful and yet easy process with guided visualization, taking your own pictures, painting and texturing. Eight classes, through March 6.
• Play: “Cinderella,” 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. Howard Brubeck Theater, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. Cost: $18, $12. Tickets: www.ncsarts.org.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Broadway fairytale for dreamers of all ages is presented by the talented young cast from the North County School of the Arts. Not to worry, you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight!
• Show: “Man 1, Bank 0,” 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17, Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Tickets: $25, $30; https://might.ticketleap.com.
The international smash-hit comedy show by Encinitan Patrick Combs finally comes to North County! An amazing true story. Combs put a $95,000 junk-mail check into his bank as a joke — it cashed! Then things got really crazy.
• Hutchins Consort: Music from the British Isles. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. Tickets: $20 student/senior, $35 adult, $60 family (two adults/two kids). https://hutchinsconsort.org.
The ensemble performs Elgar’s rapturous “String Serenade,” in the world premiere of Joe McNalley’s new arrangement of the work. Ben Power, piper extraordinaire, joins the Consort for a collection of jigs, reels, galliards, strathspeys and waltzes. Dancing is permitted in the aisles!
• Gardening 101: Grow Your Own Food; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 7, Solana Center, 137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $40. Register to 760-436-7986, ext. 222.
The four-week course will cover garden design, soil, seed starting, irrigation, container growing, building beds, harvesting, and managing pests and disease.
• Families Making History Together: Soap Making, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 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. In January, get ready for spring cleaning by making your own soap. Pioneer homesteaders had to make their own soap out of animal fat, wood ashes, and water in a large kettle. Make your own modern-day glycerin soap!
• Big Screen Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Call 760-753-4027.
Enjoy a delightful family movie on our big screen! (Call for the title.)
• Mural Unveiling by Paint Encinitas: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Moonlight 7-Eleven parking lot, 105 W. D St., Encinitas. Free. Visit paintencinitas.org.
Join the community as we welcome Micaiah Hardison’s new art installation on the east wall of the Moonlight 7-Eleven in downtown Encinitas. The event will feature an acoustic performance, pop-up boutique, and a not-to-be-missed kid activity. Opportunity drawing, rad prizes, food, drink, and good times!
• Opening Reception: Angela Jackson. 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.
Mar y Luz/Sea and Light. This exhibition of mixed-media paintings uses acrylic paint and beeswax on canvas. The work is based on the ocean and its meditative and psychological healing qualities. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments. On view through Feb. 9.
• Demos, Dialogue and Art: Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.
With Timothy Robert Smith, Gamblin Oils Workshop. Smith is a Los Angeles-based oil painter and muralist who uses observational techniques to portray multidimensional perspectives. Attendees will receive free Gamblin Products. Registration required; email email@example.com.
• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $9, $7. Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).
“The Interview,” “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” Friday Midnight Movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”