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

• Expressive Arts Workshop for Cancer Patients, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, March 13, 20, 27, UCSD CIM at UC San Diego Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View, suite 103, Encinitas. Free. Reserve to 858-735-5708.

With Alessandra Colfi, Ph.D. Art journaling using discarded books — re-purpose them into creative personal expressions by adding simple drawings, painting, writing, stamping and collage with pictures, images, quotes and found objects. An 8-week series.

• Author Storytime: Kennedy Bleu, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Come enjoy this special visit from author Kennedy Bleu, who will read her book, “Cotter Otter in Treasure Water.” Kennedy is an advocate for multicultural issues.

• Fun with Glass with Kate O’Brien: 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 13; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 14; 1-4 p.m. March 20; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28; Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Cost: $100. Register to; 760-942-3636.

In this four-part class, participants will be introduced to glass fusing and slumping. Students will complete three projects using System 96 glass. Materials fee is $30, which includes kiln firings, paid at the first class.

• Foreign Film: “Happy Times,” 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Room 204, Cardiff. Free; parking $1. Email

In an attempt to impress a portly divorcée who has caught his eye, an unemployed factory worker poses as the wealthy manager of a nonexistent hotel. Directed by Zhang Yimou. China, 2000 (102 min., NR) Mandarin w/English subtitles.

• Shishi on the Farm: Iraqi Food and Veg Kubbe, 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, The Ranch, Farm House Kitchen, 441 Saxony Road. Cost: $5;

Kuba beril and Kuba aduma: these two recipes are a staple in the Jewish Iraqi home and are perfect for Passover. Come learn with us how to make vegetarian versions of these two unique dishes that symbolize the food culture of the oldest Jewish community in the world.

• Artist’s Talk: Vicki Walsh, 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 13, Education Pavilion, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas; free (members), $10 (nonmembers). Ages 18-plus;

Get an inside view of the life and work of visiting artist Vicki Walsh. Walsh will lead a tour of her exhibition in the Linda Formo Brandes Gallery of the Education Pavilion.

• Intrepid Shakespeare Company: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” through Sunday, March 15. Shows: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Performing Arts Center, 1615 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. Cost: $35, $30, $25; 760-295-7541.

Six adolescents (played by adults) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! With audience participation. PG-13.

• Wildlife Walk in San Elijo Lagoon, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, Santa Inez Trail in San Elijo Lagoon (see map at Free.

Spring ushers in a wildflower bonanza of brilliance and fragrances, often seen in the abundance of blue-eyed grasses, lupines, and wild hyacinth.

• Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free with paid admission or membership;

Featuring a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements, and tomatoes! Plus great food, a petting zoo, crafts, and music from Bob Ballentine and Friends, make this a great family event.

• Cardiff Library 101st Anniversary Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free; 760-753-4027.

The festivities include half-price off all materials and books, including collectibles and media in the Book Nook used bookstore — and birthday cake!

• Health & Happiness Lecture: Art of Rejuvenation, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 14, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free; 760-753-7376.

Food and Freedom: Learn about the amazing power of healthy eating. Sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation.

• 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.

• Joshua White Trio, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $13 in advance; $15 at the door, $14 students and seniors. Tickets:

With Joshua White, piano, Rob Thorsen, bass, and Dan Schnelle, drums. Joshua White is one of the best jazz pianists in San Diego — with two of SoCal’s finest wailing beside him — an evening of improvisational jazz. Opening set by jazz guitarist Boaz Roberts. Light refreshments.

• Steve White Music & Art Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, Seaside Bazaar, 459 S. Highway 101; 5:30pm, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free;

The event, in its second year, will commemorate the life and work of well-known musician Steve White. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., enjoy live music on stage, an open mike for spoken word performances, and artist booths. At 5:30 p.m., enjoy live music and watch the film: “Steve White: Painting the World With Music.”

• Demos and Dialogue Workshop: Robin Johnson; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP to

Contemporary figurative oil painting and still life. Robin’s focus is rooted in perception and experience, while engaging elements of fantasy and mystery, specifically selecting familiar/memorable objects and environments. Check website for materials list.

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

“Wild,” “Birdman,” “Whiplash,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”