Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


For a full list of events, check out the city’s newsletter.

Spring Egg Hunt

Calling all kids! Enjoy arts and crafts, prizes, jump houses, face painting and 22,000 eggs! Egg Hunt times: 2 and under, 10:15am; 3 year olds, 10:45; 4-5 year olds, 11:15 a.m.; ages 6 and up, 11:45 a.m. Bring your own basket for eggs. Limited parking on-site, extra parking available at Scripps Hospital, lower parking lots, off of Devonshire Drive. (Encinitas Parks and Recreation)

Saturday, March 26, 10am-1pm. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive. Free. 760-633-2740.

Spring Fest

Enjoy art activities, music, food trucks, outdoor activities, and the first weekend of resident artist Margaret Griffith’s exhibition. Local San Diego artists and vendors will also be in attendance selling and promoting their goods and products.

Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lux Art Institute, 1578 South El Camino Real. Free.

Families Make History: Musical Instruments

Early pioneers and settlers didn’t have much to work with, so they may have made their own musical instruments out of materials found at home. This month, kids will learn how to make a harmonica, banjo and maracas. For ages 4+.

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

Burst of Spring Easter Tour

San Elijo Lagoon is abuzz with fluttering activity over magnificent blooms. From the “dark-eyed yellow daisies”, known as Bush sunflower, to the flash of fuchsia on a Hummingbird’s throat, spring is unveiled. Led by Lagoon Conservancy Board Member Linda Jones, PhD. For ages 9+

Sunday, March 27, 3-4 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. Free.

Virtuosi Concert

Featuring Irina Tseitlin, violin, Robert deMaine, cello, Pasha Tseitlin, violin, Alexander Tseitlin, viola and Dmitry Rachmanov, piano. They will perform deMaine’s Four Caprices, Kodaly’s Duo, and Franck’s Piano Quintet.

Sunday, March 27, 7:30pm. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $30, $20. Tickets:, 858-207-6967, or at the door.

2nd Annual Spock Block

This year’s Spock Block will include film screenings, a stargazing night and other events with Star Trek, space and science themes, all free of charge at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

Star Trek Movie Marathon. Spock super fan Kris Stewart is your guide for the best films, Star Trek episodes and features on actor Leonard Nimoy. Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit

Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Critic’s Choice! Following a faculty dinner party at a small northeastern college, two married couples — one younger, one older — meet for drinks. What begins as fun and games becomes a revealing, haunting, and searing emotional journey. Edward Albee’s “masterwork,” Tony Award: Best Play. (Intrepid Theatre)

Thursday-Sunday through April 10, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Street, San Diego. $24-$48. Visit

San Diego Folk Heritage presentsJohn McCutcheon

On Friday, April 1, at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome Grammy-nominated songwriter John McCutcheon to its Encinitas stage. This all ages event will take place at San Dieguito United Methodist Church (170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024). Admission is $18 for members and $22 standard. Students with school I.D. receive the member price, and youth ages 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door or visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: The Lady In The Van, Dazed and Confused, Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

Taste of Leucadia event is April 7

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association, in collaboration with Leucadia restaurants, San Diego craft breweries, local retailers and local wineries will present the 4th Annual Taste of Leucadia on April 7 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. There will be 20 Leucadia restaurants participating, 9 Sip Stop locations, a craft beer pavilion at Priority Public House and a tasty list of local craft beers and wines for sampling. The Beer Pavilion will include lighting by Bright Ideas Lighting, flora and fauna by Water’s Path Landscape Design and a free photo booth by Camera Camper. There will be live music all along N Coast Hwy 101 by: Cordelia Degher, Emily Afton, Wish and the Well, Jake Loban and Boaz Roberts.

Food tasting tickets are $20 in advance ($25 the day of) a taste ticket with Sip Stops (craft beer/wine tasting included) $35 in advance ($45 the day of), sip stop only tickets are very limited and will be $20 in advance. In an effort to cut waste each sip stop ticket holder will receive a commemorative taster glass for their beer and wine tasting. Tickets sell out each year so get yours in advance!

Close to 2,000 people attend this event and 1,000 tickets are sold. To avoid any parking frustration, Leucadia 101 will provide an eco shuttle that runs on biofuel which will transport attendees from the upper parking lot at City Hall (505 S. Vulcan) to Leucadia and will drop off riders in the heart of the event. The shuttle will be running throughout the night to bring guests back to City Hall. The last pick up will be 8:55 from HapiFish so plan accordingly.

For complete event details and to purchase ticket visit

Fashion show to benefit Shelterto Soldier

Shelter to Soldier will present the 5th annual Spring Xposure Fashion Show on March 31 at the Carlsbad Forum retail center located at 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 92009 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

The fundraising fashion show includes both a live and silent auction, of which 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Shelter to Soldier. Shelter to Soldier is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from an otherwise uncertain future in local shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or other psychological injuries associated with traumatic service experiences. Tickets are available at $60 per person online, and $125 at the door.

Guests at the Spring Xposure event will be treated to live music by band Daring Greatly. There will be VIP seating along the runway, and beer and wine tastings will be available.

The event is being held in partnership with FINE magazine and The Carlsbad Forum.

Visit or call 855/287-8659 to donate or inquire about veteran eligibility in the STS outreach program.

Award-winning performer returnsto LJ Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse will present John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies, created and performed by John Leguizamo, directed by Tony Taccone, as part of its Page To Stage New Play Development program. The production will run April 5 – 17 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale February 19 for Playhouse subscribers and on February 22 for the general public and will be available at or by calling (858) 550-1010.

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents ‘HONK! JR.’

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep’s latest production, HONK! Jr., follows the story of Ugly, an outcast duckling who goes on a journey in order to learn his own true worth. Its themes of empowerment and embracing differences are especially resonant for Theo Zelkind, a 14-year-old transgender boy who plays Ugly.Members of the cast come from Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Santa Luz, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Encinitas.

The cast has a wide age range, ages 5 to 17, from younger ducklings to more experienced high school-age actors. HONK! Jr. opens March 31. Performances are 5 p.m. on March 31, 7 p.m. on April 1, 2 p.m. on April 2, 5 p.m. on April 2, 2 p.m. on April 3, and 5 p.m. on April 3. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075. All tickets are $16 for adults, and $12 for children 17 and under. To purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or go to

Goodguys 16th Meguiar Del Mar Nationals is April 1-3

Goodguys 16th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals presented by American Racing is slated to run April 1-3 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Gates are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit and on the AutoCross for kids page at”

‘Exec Trek’ is March 28

Trish Boaz, executive director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, is leading an Exec Trek on a moderate to strenuous 8-mile round trip hike across the David Kreitzer Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge along Lake Hodges to the summit of Bernardo Mountain and back.

Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The trek is free; donations appreciated.

To register go to

‘Too Big to Lose’ author to speak at April 8 event

Leslie Duval, children’s book author and publisher, will present her book Too Big to Lose : The True Story of a Young Girl’s Friendship with a Galapagos Tortoise named Sam. It is a touching story about Sam, the Galapagos Tortoise, who currently resides at the San Diego Botanic Garden. This true story, fit for young and old alike, is sure to warm your heart. Come meet the author and her husband, Julian, and listen to the fascinating story of Sam. Books will be available for purchase for your personal library or for important children in your life. Leslie will gladly sign copies upon request.

The event will be held Friday, April 8, 1-3 p.m. San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007, Room 201. Free.