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

• Foreign Film: “Thermae Romae,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 27, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., room 204, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Email for info.

In this whimsical sci-fi comedy (Japan, 2012), Roman architect Lucius accidentally slips through time, resurfacing in a modern-day public bath in Japan. Directed by Hideki Takeuchi (108 min., NR). In Japanese w/English subtitles.

• Poet Hafiz-Inspired Artist Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, Encinitas. Cost: $325. Register to 760-504-4015.

In this workshop, each person will each develop a visual composition inspired by the poetry of the Sufi mystic, Hafiz. There will be a group reading and discussion of Hafiz. Then, individuals will work from supplied visual elements or draw from their own references brought to the workshop in the form of photos or life drawings. Richard Hawk, instructor.

• 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.

• Teen Talent Show 2015, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free; call 760-753-7376.

Singers, dancers, musicians, and nontraditional performers are featured in this year’s teen talent show. Performers will show off their skills and impress the judges to win the grand prize.

• Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, The Ranch, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas. Cost: $65. Register to

Dadla Ponizil will cover the following topics: un-tap a resource available to everyone; graywater guidelines and permitting; how to select bio-compatible soaps and detergents, build a mulch basin and install a working washing machine-to-landscape graywater system.

• Encinitas Arts Festival, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Free. For lawn seating, bring blankets and low back chairs. Call 760-633-2746.

Your Passport to the Arts with music, dance, and theatre performances on three stages, plus battle of the bands, artist expo with live demos, eight art-making workshops for kids/families, chalk art, student art exhibit and food trucks. Mayor Kristin Gaspar and Supervisor Dave Roberts open the festival at noon. With Dragon Knights Stilt Theater, Ballet Folklorico, Encinitas Ballet: “Sleeping Beauty,” Coastal Communities Concert Band, North County School of the Arts: “Bye Bye Birdie,” SDA Concert Band, ImagoMOVES, and more! For the complete schedule, visit

• Cabaret Caccia: The Other Mozart, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Cost: $20, $10 (in advance), or $22, $15 at the door. Tickets:

A one-woman theatrical play with author/actress Sylvia Milo telling the untold story of Mozart’s sister, Nannerl. “One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations... Sylvia Milo has brought off a tour de force,” New York Times. Enjoy free wine, candlelight, chocolates and table seating.

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, March 30, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus can choose from four different activities: 10 a.m., Flexibility and Fitness with Danyll; 11 a.m., Israeli Issues With Marc Silberstein, with news of Israel’s elections in March. At noon, a healthy lunch is served; at 1 p.m., see the film “Million Dollar Arm.”

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

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