Events in and around Encinitas this weekend


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Join Encinitas Commission for the Arts

The City of Encinitas is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Commission for the Arts. Applicants must be residents of Encinitas. The commission provides recommendations to the City Council on arts-related issues and carries out projects and programs in the visual and performing arts. Application deadline is Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Visit

This Week At Lux

Cuts & Links: Paper Cutting. For ages 18+, 6 sessions. Artist Bhavna Mehta will introduce you to techniques of cutting and layering to create visual pieces in two and three dimensions. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. $200, $240. Register

Someday I’ll Paint. For ages 18+, 12 sessions. Join visiting artist Vicki Walsh as she takes the mystery out of color theory, handling paint safely and using color in an inspiring way. Weds, Jan. 13-Mar. 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. $430, $480.

Kids-in-Residence. An exciting opportunity for young artists to engage deeply with a range of art projects. Students are divided into two groups: ages 5-6 and 7-9. Weds, Jan. 13-Feb. 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $160, $200.

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Farm Volunteer Days

Join the team and bring a friend. On Tuesdays, rise and shine like a farmer and help harvest for donation to local Encinitas food pantries. (Coastal Roots Farm)

Tuesdays 8-10 a.m. (no program on Sunday Jan. 17 and 24). Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Free.

New Day New Way Soiree

The Community Center has been transformed. Kitchens For Good is serving farm to table cuisine and the Parks and Recreation Department is rolling out the dance floor with classic rock by Bull Twist, plus three art openings the Gallery, food and craft beer tastings, artist demo, a classic car show and opportunity drawing.

Friday, Jan. 15, 5-7:30 p.m. Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free.

Musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Set in the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. (SDA Theatre Department)

Jan. 15, 16, 21, 22, 7 p.m.; Jan. 23, 2 and 7 p.m. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. $15, $8.

The Hutchins Consort: Winter Poem

The Consort is joined by virtuoso harpist Elena Mashkovtseva, principal harp with the San Diego Symphony, for a program including works by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Elgar.

Friday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Drive. $35, $20, $60 Family-2 adults/2 kids. Tickets/Info

Lagoon Platoon

Love to get your hands dirty? Then join in the fun of community habitat restoration. Conservancy biologists will guide teams in the planting of native species and removal of non-native plants. No experience is necessary and tools, refreshments, and nature tour are provided. For ages 13+.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon (check web for map). Free.

Families Make History: Pet Beds

In conjunction with the Jan. 23 Pet Adoption event, participants will be making no-sew pet beds and toys for dogs and cats currently housed at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Learn how to make the beds and toys, then head home to make one for your favorite furry friend.

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