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

• Mixed Media. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 21, 23, 28 and 30), Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $200 members, $240 nonmembers. Ages 18-plus. Call 760-436-6611;

Visiting artist Allison Renshaw leads students in discovering the process of mixed media in a style following her own artistic practice.

• Youth Jewelry Making, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 21 and 28, and May 5; Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $100 members, $125 nonmembers. Ages 9-12. Call 760-436-6611;

Artist Jennifer Housman will take students to visit Ebony G. Patterson’s exhibition and also look at her own practice to discuss the materials and processes of jewelry making. Collage and construct pieces using clay, wire, and other mixed media.

• Adult Jewelry Making, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 23 and 30, and May 7; Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $100 members, $125 nonmembers. Ages 18-plus. Call 760-436-6611;

Students will visit Ebony G. Patterson’s exhibition and look at artist Jennifer Housman’s practice to discuss materials used in jewelry making, both classical and contemporary. Collage and construct sculptural jewelry using clay, wire and other mixed media.

• Children’s Art Workshop, 3-4 p.m. Mondays, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive; free. Call 760-753-7376.

Local eco-artist and teacher Spramani Elaun will naturally guide kids through art classes using different media (paints, clay, etc.) on the patio. Kids need to wear clothes that are OK to get a little messy. For ages 12 and under. Sign up at the Information Desk.

• Lecture: Helen Miller Bailey, with Professor Rita Soza, 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 17, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., room 201, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Email for info.

Soza will discuss her book about Doc Bailey, a teacher who changed Rita’s life. Doc Bailey had a knack for identifying greatness among her East Los Angeles College students. Her lively history classes and passion for social justice redirected scores of young people from lives of poverty and obscurity to careers of service and prominence.

• Film: “God Willing,” 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, San Elijo campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., room 204, Cardiff. Free; parking $1.

The documentary is a powerful exploration of a 35-year-old American religious sect known as “The Church” or “The Brotherhood,” and offers an inside look at the group, with searing testimonials from family members and former church members. The film’s director, Evangeline Griego, will attend and offer commentary.

• Music by the Sea: Alma String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Tickets: $13. Call 760-633-2746.

The Alma Quartet was formed at The Colburn School in 2013 and has had immediate success. As winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, they have played throughout LA and performed on KUSC’s “Sundays Live” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Their Encinitas concert will feature Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Webern’s “Langsamer Satz,” and Shostakovich’s Quartet No.3.

• Girl Rising Club Workshop: Alpha Girls, 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, Grauer School, 1500 El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost: $30. Call 760-274-2118.

“Finding Courage and Staying True,” with Dr. Adria O’Donnell. The interactive workshop allows girls to talk openly about their social stressors and provide them with more effective tools to express their needs and maintaining their personal integrity. Dessert reception afterward.

• Book Nook Sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Call 760-635-1000.

The Friends of the Library are having a massive book sale. Fill a paper grocery bag with books from designated tables for just $3.00, or buy individual books for 25 cents each. All proceeds go to support the library and its programs.

• Ladybug Day, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free with paid admission/membership;

Children are invited to join docent-guided ladybug search teams throughout the Garden to learn about ladybugs and other insects that live in our backyards. Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew will provide family-friendly, live entertainment in the Eucalyptus Grove.

• Families Making History Together: Woven Baskets. Noon-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, 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. Early settlers didn’t have plastic bags to carry their goods, so they used woven baskets with handles made from reeds. We think that you’ll find your no-sew woven basket to be very useful!

• Artists’ Reception, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-942-3636.

Guests may enjoy wine and refreshments with a spring theme, meet the artists, and enter a free raffle for donated artwork. All artwork 10 percent off. If you purchase one of Jeffrey Sitcov’s photographs from the Off Track Gallery, 18 percent of the sale will go to Photocharity.

• Demo and Dialogue: Kevin Greeland; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP to Materials list and info at

Greeland is a certified working artist, educator, lecturer and demonstrator for Golden Artist Colors, Inc. He holds a MFA degree and a BS in Art Education. This demo will be a fun and fast-paced informative educational presentation on acrylic paints and all the related products, from mediums to gels and pastes.

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

“Still Alice,” “American Sniper,” “The Wrecking Crew,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”