Art

  • North Coast Rep inks agreement with Encinitas on potential new space

    North Coast Rep inks agreement with Encinitas on potential new space

    And here we go again. North Coast Repertory Theatre announced Thursday morning, Feb. 16, that it has signed an exclusive negotiating agreement aimed at developing a new performing-arts facility in Encinitas. NCRT now becomes at least the fifth theater company to propose building a new home on the...

  • San Diego Follies looking for people to audition

    San Diego Follies looking for people to audition

    The San Diego Follies are encouraging residents 55 and older to audition for their upcoming June show. Jeanie Wolf, a Carmel Valley resident who has been performing in the annual show for four years, said the show usually has about 70 to 80 performers, but last year it only had 60. “We want more...

  • San Dieguito Academy alum puts on play to benefit school

    San Dieguito Academy alum puts on play to benefit school

    Paul Coates is a firm believer that the theater program at San Dieguito High School Academy shaped his life. After all, the 1976 graduate of the school has held various careers in the entertainment industry, including talent managing, agent work and roles in television production. “Sometimes the...

  • Pacific View clean-up day slated for Feb. 25

    The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) will hold its monthly rehabilitation work for the Pacific View project on Feb. 25. Volunteers 18 and over are invited to participate in the free clean-up event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be led by Mark Wisniewski, a landscape architect...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 17)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ksEMK4 and http://bit.ly/2kyhir3 Music by the Sea: Sunset Club Trio Violinist Etienne Gara, electric guitarist Ines Thome and Flamenco guitarist Michael Gratovich will perform at the Encinitas Library,...

  • Encinitas community members help mosaic project progress

    Encinitas community members help mosaic project progress

    Encinitas community members had a chance Feb. 11 to have their hand in the upcoming ocean-themed mosaic that will be installed at Moonlight Beach’s upcoming new lifeguard tower.Dozens of residents attended the event at Don Myers Stained Glass in Oceanside to help place thousands of glass pieces...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 10)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ksEMK4 The Hutchins Consort will play a free concert at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Songs will be a “chant of freedom and liberty.” For more information, visit www.hutchinsconsort.or...

  • City council creates Housing Element Task Force

    City council creates Housing Element Task Force

    After a wide-ranging discussion Feb. 1 regarding where the city should go with its pending Housing Element, the city council and residents met once again at a special meeting Feb. 6 to go over its options in moving forward with a plan. The council voted unanimously to create a Housing Element task...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artist’s reception

    Off Track Gallery will host an artist’s reception honoring three San Dieguito Art Guild members on Feb. 11. Cheryl DeLain, featured jewelry artist; Pat Smart, batiks; and Carla Funk, ceramics, will have art featured and sold. DeLain said the event is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 3)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2j6e1LP Vision boards and oracle cards Participants will learn how to create a vision board at this class on Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the class is $48. It will take place at 816 South Coast...

  • Surfing Madonna donates $30,000 to Pacific View project

    The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a local nonprofit group aimed at protecting the coastline, donated $30,000 to the Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) on Jan. 19. Bob Nichols, president of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project and board member of the EACEA, said the donation is...

  • Egyptian ambassador visits tapestry display at San Diego Botanic Garden

    Egyptian ambassador visits tapestry display at San Diego Botanic Garden

    After installing an exhibit of 24 Egyptian garden-themed tapestries earlier this month, the San Diego Botanic Garden hosted a visit by Egyptian Ambassador Lamia Mekhemar on Jan. 19. The tapestries, which are on display through March 31 and came from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 27)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2jXqvFr The Addams Family The hilarious comedy is based upon the characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all...

  • San Diego artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in Encinitas gallery

    San Diego artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in Encinitas gallery

    What many consider trash, Tom Driscoll sees as potential art. The San Diego resident has re-purposed plastic packaging into colored casts for about 12 years. “You know when you buy a screwdriver or toy or something from Target or Toys ‘R’ Us, you always get this nice plastic packaging? You rip...

  • San Dieguito Academy presents 5th annual play/fundraiser to benefit theatre department

    San Dieguito Academy alum Paul Coates, class of 1976, will return to the Encinitas school to present an original play on Feb. 25 in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the SDA campus that will benefit the theatre department. Coates will present the world premiere of part two of his Living Plays trilogy,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 20)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2j6e1LP Afro-Brazilian Dance Various styles like samba, afro-contemporary, samba-reggae, and Brazilian street dance are combined for an Afro-Brazilian Dance class, taking place on Jan. 20 from 11 a.m....

  • Peter Pupping to offer six weeks of guitar classes

    Encinitas-based guitarist Peter Pupping will teach six weeks of classes for budding musicians. Pupping, who has been teaching for more than 30 years, invites guitarists of all levels to improve their skills, musicianship and technique in a small-group setting. The classes will focus on improving...

  • Musician George Winston to return to La Paloma Theater

    Musician George Winston to return to La Paloma Theater

    Playing at La Paloma Theater has been a longstanding tradition for musician George Winston. The Santa Cruz-based pianist said he has been drawn to the Encinitas venue each year since 1982 because of what he considers the city’s “charm.” “I love the theatre, area and people,” he said. “It’s just...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 13)

    Bollywood dancing Payal Nanavati will teach bollywood dancing, a fusion of Indian and Western dance styles, as well as a cardio workout, on Jan. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. The month-long workshop, which take place every Sunday and began Jan. 8 and end Jan. 29, costs $60 for the month. The classes take...

  • Modern Times tasting room coming to Encinitas

    San Diego-based beer brewery Modern Times will open a tasting room in Encinitas, according to the brewery's blog. The location, at 470 S. Highway 101, will include about 150 seats around a horseshoe-shaped bar. More than 30 beers, brewed at the Lomaland Fermentorium and planned locations in LA...

  • Botanic garden offering docent classes

    The San Diego Botanic Garden is offering classes for people to become docents and learn about the collection of plants at the 37-acre property, beginning in mid-January. The cost for the eight classes at 230 Quail Gardens Drive is $60. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment are required. Classes include:...

  • Brian Setzer rocks the Belly Up

    Brian Setzer rocks the Belly Up

    Off the heels of a national tour playing Christmas tunes and originals with a full orchestra, rockabilly legend Brian Setzer played two intimate sold-out shows at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Dec. 30 and 31. The first show proved to be much different than the rest of the tour as Setzer was backed...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 6)

    Darius Degher at the Roxy Encinitas-based musician Darius Degher will play upbeat, bluesy music at The Roxy on Jan. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The gig is part of his monthly First Friday show at the venue, 517 S. Coast Hwy, and will include three sets of covers and originals from his five albums....

  • Encinitas young dancer shines on TV, stage

    Encinitas young dancer shines on TV, stage

    His moves may make him look like a robot, but that doesn’t make him any less unique. Merrick Hanna, an 11-year-old Encinitas boy, has become a recent reality television star of sorts thanks to his freestyled hip-hop “flo-bot” style dancing, in which he impersonates androids. He has performed mainly...

  • Pets on Parade event raises $1,545

    Pets on Parade event raises $1,545

    Pets and their owners had a day of fun and raised $1,545 in Carlsbad on Dec. 11 at the Carlsbad Village Association’s annual Pets on Parade event. The event, which benefited Wagging Dog Rescue and took place at the Carlsbad Village in downtown Carlsbad, included professional pet photos, vendors,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 18)

    Music By The Sea: The Mühlfeld Trio Presented by the city of Encinitas Art Division, The Mühlfeld Trio will perform at the next installment of the Music By The Sea concert series on Friday, Nov. 18. The Trio is made up of Benjamin Mitchell on clarinet, Mia Barcia-Colombo on cello and pianist Brendan...

  • SDA art project goes on a unique journey

    SDA art project goes on a unique journey

    In a project that truly represents the innovative learning and student expression that San Dieguito Academy fosters, a group of more than 30 students last week moved Ozzie the Seahorse — a 7-foot-mosiac sculpture — across campus to its temporary display spot in the school’s northwest corner. What...

  • Winners recognized in Elfin Forest photo contest

    Winners recognized in Elfin Forest photo contest

    At the most recent Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board of Directors meeting, the board honored the talented local photographers whose images were recognized as part of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s (EFRR) 11th annual amateur photo contest. The annual contest offers photographers...

  • Encinitas 101 hosts Holiday Street Fair Nov. 20

    The 26th annual Holiday Street Fair returns to downtown Encinitas on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 4 a.m., Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street for this event, which is presented by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association and sponsored by Tri-City Medical...

  • Center for Spiritual Living to host Thanksgiving ceremony

    The Seaside Center for Spiritual Living invites the public to a unique interactive Thanksgiving Gratitude Ceremony, followed by a dinner potluck on Nov. 24. The ceremony will run from noon to 12:45 p.m. with the potluck set for 1 p.m. and the whole community — from families to couples to singles,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 11)

    The Crucible at LCC The La Costa Canyon theatre program is presenting The Crucible, directed by Brad Golden, for an eight-show run that began Nov. 9. Upcoming shows included Nov. 11 at 7 p.m, Nov. 12 at 1 and 7 p.m. and Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. at LCC, 1 Maverick Way in Carlsbad. Tickets, which are...

  • This week in sports (Nov. 11)

    Water polo San Dieguito Academy lost to Canyon Crest Academy, 16-12, in a nonleague game on Nov. 1.  Nate Conger and Sam Dumont each scored three goals to lead the Mustangs, while goalie Dylan Herrera had 10 saves.  SDA fell to 18-12 overall for the season. Volleyball: La Costa Canyon defeated...

  • Local artist is part of Sparks Gallery’s new animal exhibit

    Local artist is part of Sparks Gallery’s new animal exhibit

    Encinitas painter Heather Lenefsky is one of 32 San Diego artists whose work will be on display as the Sparks Gallery presents “Animalia/A Group Show,” beginning Saturday, Nov, 12. Lenefsky specializes in dogs, animals and pet portraits and her painting is part of an exhibit that will feature oil...

  • Local jeweler wins prestigious Halstead Grant

    Local jeweler wins prestigious Halstead Grant

    Friends and customers already knew that Encinitas resident Niki Grandics — the 27-year-old owner of ENJI Studio Jewelry — has a successful, socially-responsible business with beautiful handmade merchandise. Last month, she was officially recognized with the 11th annual Halstead Grant, which is...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 4)

    Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) On Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., the Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) will present Performing Arts for Teens and Adults with Autism. The improvisational theatre, choreographed dance and group singing workshops are designed to teach life skills...

  • Pacific View work day set for Nov. 5

    The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance is inviting volunteers to the Pacific View School site for a third work day — the final work party of 2016 — on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. This time, the focus will be on sprucing up Pacific View’s public entrance on the northeast corner...

  • Botanic Garden gets $2.1 million for improvements

    Botanic Garden gets $2.1 million for improvements

    The San Diego Botanic Garden will be able to celebrate its past and prepare for its future thanks to a $2.1 million construction program approved this month by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The job includes remodeling two existing structures — the Larabee House and the Lawn House —...

  • Classic themes show through CCA’s modern take on Romeo and Juliet

    Classic themes show through CCA’s modern take on Romeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare would not recognize some aspects of the upcoming Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theater presentation of Romeo and Juliet, as director Steve Lipinsky has chosen to set it in modern times complete with texting, tweeting and punk music during the transitions. Still, the backbone...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 28)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2fako1v for more information. Sorelle San Diego concert at church Sorelle (Italian for sisters) is a 17-voice select chamber ensemble, which will perform on Friday, Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Dr. Dickinson: The Definition...

  • Encinitas to celebrate Dia de los Muertos Oct. 29

    Encinitas to celebrate Dia de los Muertos Oct. 29

    In conjunction with the Encinitas Friends of the Arts, the city will present its third annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29. Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life and remembrance that is traditionally celebrated each year on Nov. 1 and 2. The free festival...

  • Duval wins award for book on Botanic Garden tortoise

    Duval wins award for book on Botanic Garden tortoise

    First-time author Leslie Duval has won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, in the Animal/Pets category, for “Too Big To Lose,” the true story of Sam, the San Diego Botanic Garden’s 500-pound Galapagos Tortoise. The book, about love, loss and friendship, recounts the tale of husband Julian Duval’s...

  • Parents, students protest at EUSD board meeting

    Parents, students protest at EUSD board meeting

    For the second time in four months, an issue in front of the Encinitas Union School District board drew protests from concerned parents and students — this time the transfer of principal Jodi Greenberger from Park Dale Lane Elementary School to El Camino Creek. Gathering in the same spot outside...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 21)

    Music By The Sea: pianist Hung-Tao Lin Taiwanese pianist and film composer Hung-Tao Lin, who has won top prizes in piano competitions in Taiwan and Vienna and has performed all over the world, Dr. Lin will perform Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B flat major and Liszt’s Masterwork, Années de pèlerinage:...

  • Guild assistance leads to SDA student art show

    Guild assistance leads to SDA student art show

    Approximately 30 art students from the San Dieguito Academy Visual Art Department will display their work at the Encinitas Community Center from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23. The student art show will be concurrent with the annual San Dieguito Academy High School Foundation’s fundraising Gala on Nov....

  • Meet and greet to be held for local author Jake Heilbrunn

    Meet and greet to be held for local author Jake Heilbrunn

    A meet and greet and book signing with Torrey Pines High School graduate and author Jake Heilbrunn will be held at Bliss101 on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and tasty treats will be served at 553 South Coast Hwy 101. After four eye-opening, life-altering months in Central America,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 14)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2dWDckW for more information.  Park Dale Lane Fall Festival On Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., Park Dale Lane Elementary School presents its Fall Festival to raise money for science, music and art programs. Those that come to 2050 Parkdale Lane...

  • Concert to benefit La Paloma Theatre

    Encinitas’ best musicians will come together on Oct. 22 for a 7 p.m. Love the Dove concert to benefit the historic La Paloma Theatre.     Concertgoers at the La Paloma that night will get a chance to hear Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin, joined by Celtic Thunder’s Keith Harkin, anti-folk movement...

  • Candidate forum focuses on Pacific View

    Candidate forum focuses on Pacific View

    At an Oct. 5 Encinitas City Council and Mayoral candidate forum — hosted by the Olivenhain Town Council at its historic meeting hall — much of the discussion was hyper local as members of the 75-person audience submitted questions that focused on the eastern area of Encinitas. The most hotly contested...

  • Author Ackerman presents at book club celebration event

    Author Ackerman presents at book club celebration event

    An Oct. 4 event at the Encinitas Library was one of many in the region this year designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. With 2009 featured author Diane Ackerman returning to give a presentation to an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 250...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 7)

    Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 7)

    Family concert series: Ghosts and Goblins The Hutchins Consort’s popular Saturday morning Family Concert Series begin Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr. Ghost and Goblins is a free concert that will take the audience on a musical journey to faraway places, exploring the...

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