What’s happening this weekend in Encinitas


These events and more are taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit

Play: “End of the Rainbow”: Through Nov. 29, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Lyceum Space Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Tickets: $16.50 - $52.

The San Diego premiere of the show that took New York by storm, featuring the story and music of Judy Garland. It’s 1968, and Judy Garland prepares to make her comeback with a six-week booking at London’s Talk of the Town nightclub. Starring Eileen Bowman as Judy Garland.

Kids in Residence. Ages 5-9. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 16, Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. Cost: $160 members, $200 nonmembers. Register to

This class is an opportunity for young artists to engage deeply with Lux’s residency program. Inspired by the work of Charles Moxon, students are guided in creating a range of art projects in dialogue with the body of the work on exhibition.

Charles Moxon Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. Members and new members only. Call 760-436-6611.

A native of England, Moxon produces portraits of actors and models in a style that is reminiscent of 17th-century Dutch Old Masters. While at Lux, he plans to paint a local actor or performer.

Lecture: What is a County Supervisor? 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, San Elijo campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, Room 201. Free; parking $1.

Dave Roberts will talk about the multiple roles of a county supervisor for the fifth most populated county in the United States, as well as highlight some of his key initiatives such as expanding mental health services and streamlining the adoption process for foster children.

STEM & M with Orangello Bell, 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Magic! The theme of this month is Magnetism. The magic portions of these shows falls into two categories: magic using the scientific principles of the theme, and magic that looks like science, but really isn’t.

Film: “Ellis,” 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, San Dieguito Academy Library, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Free.

Set in the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex and using artist JR’s art installations, “Ellis” tells the forgotten story of the immigrants who built America. Starring Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth, and directed by the artist JR. SDA has been chosen by JR to host the screening of his new film.

“A Thousand Butterflies”: New Music by Nathan Hubbard, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $10, $12 at door, $11 senior/student/military.

Enjoy a unique string chamber concert featuring shorter compositions dealing with stanzas, riffs and melodic repetition, following Frederico Garcia Lorca’s poetry. With solo, ensemble singing and tap dance. Light refreshments.

Abstract Nature Photography, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost is $59 members, $71 nonmembers. Register:

Students will depart from reality by using their creative eye and imagination. Using unique camera angles, slow shutter, macro, zoom, repeating patterns and textures, learn how to transform ordinary objects of nature into works of art.

Chickens and Your Garden (San Diego Botanic Garden members only), 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, free. Register at

Learn the basics about raising chickens in your backyard, meet the San Diego Botanic Garden’s new hens and find out how chickens can affect your garden.

Farmers Market Watercolor, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Members $65, nonmembers $78. Register at

Create a still life based on colorful farmer’s market produce. Learn how to set up a small still life and spend a delightful day embracing watercolor techniques and exploring layering color, washes and glazes.

Composting Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 14, Coral Tree Farms, 598 Park Lane. Free. Register to

The workshop covers the basics of traditional composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Learn what composting is and why it’s so important, from A to Z.

San Dieguito Art Guild Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free. Info:

Shoppers, here is your opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artworks from talented local artists: paintings, jewelry, photography, gourds, glass, ceramics, mosaics, fiber art, cards, prints and more. Sip hot apple cider and enjoy holiday treats. Silent auction. Bring canned goods for a free raffle ticket.

Family Concert: The Hutchins Consort, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Members of the Consort are joined by special guests as they explore jazz and improvisation. The Saturday morning concerts are a great way to introduce music to young children. The Consort plays on eight scaled violins that are one-of-a-kind!

Families Making History: Gratitude Wreaths, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

Enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme. Make family memories and a keepsake that you can display in your home. In November, make gratitude wreaths. What is your family grateful for?

San Diego Asian Film Festival, 1-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway 101. Tickets: $12, $9 Pac-Arts members. Info:

The festival returns to Encinitas with three family-friendly films and one that isn’t! “Little Big Master,” 1 p.m., a sweet Hong Kong film about a teacher trying to save a kindergarten; “Off the Menu,” 3:20 p.m., a scrumptious culinary journey through Asian America; “The Last Reel,” 5:15 p.m., a rare Cambodian feature; and “Deadman’s Inferno,” 7:30 p.m., a crazy fun Japanese film, zombies vs. the Yakuza! (not suited for children).

Anglo Tango: Benefit Concert, Girls Rising Mentor Program, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets $20, $15. Info:

Sorelle San Diego and Quartet Nouveau perform together music of the British Isles and Latin America. The program will include Seven Part-Songs for female voices and strings by Gustav Holst.

La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

Now showing: “Black Mass,” “Everest,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Nov. 16, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several activities: 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., 11:00 Showcase: “Medical Ethics and the Changing Doctor-Patient Relationship,” with David Lemberg, consulting bioethicist and author. Discuss patient rights, the history of medical ethics, how to create a working partnership with your doctor. Protect your and your family’s future welfare by creating a meaningful and effective advance directive. At noon, a four-course hot kosher meal is served. At 1 p.m. see the film “American Sniper.” Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL.

Wednesdays@Noon: Vania Pimentel, piano, Spanish Dances. 12-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:, 760-633-2746.

Pimentel was born and raised in Brazil and is an accomplished concert artist. She earned a master’s degree in performance pedagogy, and a DMA in piano performance at the University of Houston. She will perform a program of Spanish dances by Albeniz, Granados, and De Falla.