Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival

Walk, bike or skate to Leucadia Roadside Park with family and friends to hear more than 20 live performances by local legends and up and coming musical talent. Plus children’s activities, an incredible raffle with items valued at $5,000 and the Swell Property Craft Beer Garden.

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 12-7 p.m. 860 N Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, Leucadia Roadside Park.

Expressive Arts Series for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Create your own artful recipe cards and include them in treasure boxes, to help you focus on healing qualities, memories, goals you cherish, and new perspectives. As ideas develop, together as a group we’ll use papers, paint, and other mixed-media materials to decorate a natural tree into a symbolic Tree of Life. With Allesandra Colfi.

Fridays, June 24-Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. UCSD, 1200 Garden View. Free/by donation. 858-735-5708.

Food and Wine Pairing with Opera Singing Chef

Singing Chef Elizabeth’s annual food and wine pairing class features a fabulous selection of local wines and great food. This year’s menu features Sweet Tomato Bruchetta served with a crisp white chardonnay, and Slow-Cooked Italian Beef paired with a robust cabernet. Singing during each course included.

Saturday, June 25, 2-4 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. $35, $

Families Make History: Dreamcatchers

Many thousands of years ago, Native Americans created dreamcatchers to trap bad dreams inside a web and filter good dreams down the feathers to the dreamer. In June, re-create dreamcatchers in fun and exciting ways, using feathers, paint, paper plates, stickers, beads, yarn, and your imagination.

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

Virtuosi Concert Series: New Music

Featuring virtuoso concert violinist Pasha Tseitlin, bassoonist Judith Farmer and pianist Nic Gerpe. They will perform Gernot Wolfgang’s Lyrical Intermezzo and Flurry, Andre Previn’s Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Anne LeBaron’s Devil and the Belfry, Nico Muhly’s Drones and Violin and Isaac Schankler’s Pheromone.

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $30, $20 senior/student/military.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Money Monster, Sing Street, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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

Drought-Savvy Plants Tour

Living with little rainfall is challenging, but some species handle it better than others. Get familiar with the lagoon’s native drought-tolerant plants and their unique adaptations. All Ages.

Sunday, June 26, 3-4:30 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon (Directions Emailed to participants). Free. 760-436-3944.

Concerts at San Diego County Fair

Concerts at the San Diego County Fair this week included in Fair admission include: The Jacksons, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, reserved seats $31-$37, dinner package $110; 12th annual Gospel Festival, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, reserved seats $31-$37; Los Tigres Del Norte, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, reserved seats $31-37; Brian Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, reserved seating $31-$37, dinner package $118. Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Musicians Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton to Perform at Cardiff Library

World-renowned guitar player Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton will once again team up for a concert at the Cardiff Library on Wednesday, July 6 from 6-8 p.m.

This is a free program and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Peter and Leonard will play music from their 2016 release “Dream Walkin’ “ as well as tunes by Beatles, Hendrix, Marley and Taylor to name a few. Address is 2081 Newcastle Avenue, Cardiff.

Upcoming Coastal Club events

Tuesday, July 5 at the Coastal Club: 9:30 a.m. Cozy Café (Eat snacks, play games or read the paper while schmoozing with friends). 10 a.m. Fit & Flexible with Danyll. 11 a.m.: Music from the Jewish Heritage with Marshall Voit; Noon: Movie: “Hello, My Name is Doris” (award- winning film featuring Sally Field).

Free Composting Workshop in Encinitas

Join Solana Center for Environmental Innovation Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the San Diego Botanic Garden for a free two-hour presentation that covers the basics of traditional composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Learn what composting is and why it’s so important to do, what tools and materials you’ll need, which items are or are not compostable and how to harvest and use your compost.

Plus, SDG&E will be handing out free water-saving kits. After the workshop, stay and explore this magnificent botanical garden for free. Funded by the City of Encinitas. Information and registration:

San Diego Botanic Garden : 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024

San Elijo Lagoon Events

A lineup of new San Elijo Lagoon summer tours and events is being presented by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. Registration is under way. Visit

Summer Sunset Tour Series:

Thursdays, June 16, July 21, and Aug. 18: 6 p.m.-sunset. This is nature’s happy hour—an evening aglow with discovery. Enjoy sage-scented breezes. Watch for darting cottontails! The hike concludes with a Taste of the Trails refreshments. Members: Free; Public: $5 or $12 for series

Drought-savvy plant tours:

Sunday, June 26: 3-4:30 p.m.

Living with little rainfall is challenging for all of us, but some species handle it better than others. Ever wonder why the Lemonade berry’s leaves never wilt? Become more familiar with the lagoon’s native drought-tolerant plants and their unique adaptations. Complimentary Tour.

iPalpiti Concerts

From July 7-10, seven award-winning young musicians from six countries will perform four different virtuoso concerts at the Encinitas Library as part of the 19th Annual iPalpiti Festival, Eduard Schmieder, Music Director and Conductor. Each has won a major international music competition and is a rising star in classical music. 30 minutes before each concert, enjoy a reception on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Seating is limited, purchase tickets early.


Cardiff Library Book Sale

Take advantage of a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading materiials. Purchase a bag of books for just $3. Proceeds benefit library programs. (Cardiff Friends of the Library)

Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 .Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle. 760-632-9712.

Star Spangled Pops’ Kicks Off ‘Bayside Summer Nights’

As tradition would have it, the Star Spangled Pops once again kicks off San Diego Symphony’s popular music series, Bayside Summer Nights, formerly known as the Summer Pops. The patriotic extravaganza takes place at picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South located on the edge of San Diego Bay behind the Convention Center. Led by familiar and longtime conductor Matthew Garbutt, the Star Spangled Pops featuring the San Diego Symphony will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 1, 2 and 3. Concerts start 7:30 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. A colorful fireworks display to light up the night will happen at the conclusion of each patriotic weekend concert.

For tickets and more information, please call the San Diego Symphony box office at 619-235-0804 or visit