What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond


These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit

• Play: “Of Mice and Men,” 7 p.m. March 19021, San Dieguito Academy, Clayton E. Liggett Theater, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets: $15, $8. Call 760-753-1121, Ext. 5156.

Adapted from John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novella, this play follows the journey of two displaced migrant ranch workers who move around California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression. Proceeds will benefit Positive Action Community Theatre.

• Open Studio: 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $5(members), $10 (nonmembers); ages 16-plus;

Materials and a thematic set-up will be provided for this unfacilitated, unstructured time in the studio. No registration required, but payment is due upon arrival.

• Site Specific Sculpture: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $80 (child learner members), $100 (nonmembers). Ages 13-plus;

Visiting artist Adam Belt leads a workshop inspired by his own practice of creating site-specific sculpture. From working with natural materials outside to creating volumes and forms with synthetics, students will learn to be agile and flexible, working with simple materials. The culmination of the class will be a site-specific sculpture.

• Music by the Sea: Mühlfeld Trio: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $13, online or at the door; call 760-633-2746.

The LA-based trio is quickly establishing itself on the forefront of new chamber music ensembles. They are named for clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld, whose playing inspired Brahms to come out of retirement and compose for him, including the famous Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, which they will perform, with Mozart’s Trio in E-flat Major and the Third Movement of Bruch’s “8 Pieces,” Opus 83.

• San Diego Storytelling Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

With storytelling on three stages: 11 a.m., “Wishes” (2015 World Storytelling Day Theme); noon, “Kids Tell Stories” students from Park Dale Lane School with Aunt Li-Anne, plus kids’ open mic; 1 p.m., “Bam! Pow! Zap! Stories of Heroes & Adventure”; 2 p.m., “Brothers and/or Sisters Grimm”; 3 p.m., “Spinning Yarns” with Kristin Osborn from Spin shuttle Studio; 4-6 p.m., “Voices at the Water’s Edge: Adult Storytelling Presentation” and more.

• Washcloth Bunny. Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free; 760-632-9711.

Before the hills of North County were covered with houses, they were home to rabbits, lizards, snakes, coyotes and other local fauna. In March, we will create washcloth bunnies to remind us of when rabbits ruled the hillsides and canyons.

• Spring EGG-ucation Family Discovery Days: 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Free;

Crack open clues to the secret lives of egg-laying animals through interactive crafts, discovery hikes, and live animal encounters. For all ages.

• Encinitas Kiwanis Annual Fundraiser: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Road, Cardiff. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Reserve to or 619-507-2100.

Enjoy live music, adult comedy with Patti Phillips, the Comedy Queen, dinner, dancing, silent auction and a no host bar. Proceeds to benefit local children’s charities.

• Olivenhain Meeting Hall 120th Celebration: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Olivenhain. Free;

The Olivenhain Town Council will present a fun-filled family-friendly event with docent-led tours, period music, people in authentic 1890s costumes, historical photographs, videos, vintage ice cream, pony rides for kids, and Olivenhain memorabilia. Descendants of the original colonists will share their memories.

• Virtuosi Concert: David Carpenter, Salome Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $25, $21. Tickets/info: 858-207-6967.

The celebrated American violist and his siblings, violinists Sean and Lauren, will perform Dvorak’s “Terzetto” and “Miniatures,” and showpieces of Alexey Shor, Beethoven, Kreisler, Shostokovich and Brahms.

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

“Still Alice,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”