Art

  • Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas announce the 4th annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024....

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

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2yHGfY1. Dia de los Muertos workshop Make your own Día de los Muertos (day of the dead) paper mâché decorations with local artist Luis Murguia on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7:50 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540...

  • North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    Young North County ballet dancers are gaining recognition as being some of the top in their class after they competed and placed in the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix in Escondido in late September. The one male and seven female students, ranging from ages 10 through 16, from Ballet Arte...

  • RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    Some years ago, Anne Swan Moore was told by a friend that the “art world was changing.” Mid-sized galleries were disappearing, and what seemed to be replacing them was large art shows. While the Rancho Santa Fe painter said she missed the mid-sized galleries, she was grateful for large art shows,...

  • Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 14,

  • Moonlight Beach Bash to be held in Encinitas Oct. 7

    Moonlight Beach Bash to be held in Encinitas Oct. 7

    Moonlight Beach Bash, Encinitas's coolest beach party of the year, hits the sand on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-6 p.m. Free. All are welcome. Moonlight Beach Bash brings together art, music, dance, food, fun and beach culture, all the ingredients to have an awesome time at Encinitas’ most popular tourist...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 29)

    Oktoberfest This popular event on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature traditional German food and drinks, a craft beer garden and a kids zone. There will be authentic German music, dancers, carnival rides, a street craft faire with 200 vendors and more. The free event will take place at...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 22)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2xp1tbF Wavecrest Woodies Experience the longest running and largest gathering of Woodies in the world with 300 Woodies of every size, shape and description on display for free on Sept. 23 from 8 a.m....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 1)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vl8INO Coastal Roots Farm volunteer mornings Every Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m.; Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m.; and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, allows volunteers to...

  • Encinitas resident embraces role as executive director of San Diego Dance Theater

    Encinitas resident embraces role as executive director of San Diego Dance Theater

    Encinitas resident Sara Blodgett polished her organizing skills building a Modern Dance program that began at the Encinitas Ecke YMCA.

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

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vjVwff Dog Days of Summer The free event on Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. includes 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kid activities, beer & wine oasis,...

  • Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Jill Williams understands how much people adore their pets, creating pieces for them to always remember their fur babies. The Del Mar resident has been painting pet portraits for the last five years. "Pets are like family to people," she said. "They are great company. Even if you have to clean...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (July 28)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2uxBrBV Encinitas Flea Market The first annual event on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will raise funds for the new Pacific View Academy of Arts. It will take place at 608 Third Street. Experience...

  • Rock ’N’ Roll Camp for Girls aims to boost confidence, talents

    Rock ’N’ Roll Camp for Girls aims to boost confidence, talents

    A San Diego camp is hoping to empower girls through music later this month. Leucadia resident Melissa Grove founded the nonprofit Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls San Diego two years ago as a way to help the girls build confidence and talents. The San Diego chapter is one of more than 100 worldwide....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (July 7)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2t9zM2h Blue Star Museum Program The San Diego Botanic Garden will offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families May 1 through...

  • Cardiff author remembers Paris in upcoming anthology

    Cardiff author remembers Paris in upcoming anthology

    For most people, Paris is often thought of as a romantic, spontaneous city. For Michelle Gable, a trip to the city in France proved stressful and a little too planned. But it all paid off in the end. Gable, who lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, recounts her 2014 trip to Paris with her husband, parents...

  • Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute

    Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute

    When Jorge Pardo was invited to spend time as an artist in residence at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, he had a set goal in mind: to create an original, new art piece in just five days. The Mexico-based artist spent June 12 through June 17 staying at the Lux to work on the large canvas-based...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 30)

    Kevin Rones at Cardiff Library The Friends of Cardiff Library presents Kevin Rones, who will play and explore the connection between stories and music on June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. For more information about this free event, call 760-753-4027. SD Botanic Garden...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 23)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rxYB5K . Leucadia Music Festival Mattson 2, Peter Prague Group, Trouble in the Wing and other musical artists will perform at Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N Coast Highway 101, on June 24 from noon...

  • 'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    Virginia Ann Holt and Grace Swanson team up to display hand painted silks and gourd art in the six lighted cubes in the foyer of the Encinitas Library. The title of their show, “Passion Colors Everything”, describes the big, bold botanicals painted on sensuous silks by Virginia and the brightly...

  • Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Amidst the sounds of overhead announcements and the general hustle and bustle of an airport, live music filled terminal two at San Diego International Airport on the morning of June 19 when Switchfoot performed a brief concert with children from the area. The Grammy Award-winning musical group,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 16)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2r7Tk9o Coast Hwy 101 Banner Exhibit Travel along Coast Highway 101 and see vinyl banners high up on the light posts through July 4. The art pieces promote the San Diego County Fair theme, "Where the...

  • Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    When Phillip Magin observed animosity and disagreements among political parties in the recent election, he was inspired to try to make the groups come together through art. The 18-year-old Del Mar playwright, who graduates from Canyon Crest Academy this month, will present a self-written and self-produced...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 9)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2syYdoc Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Encinitas Ballet presents this show accompanied by live music by the Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra on June 10 at 5 p.m. at the Proscenium Theatre, 5951 Village Center...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception

    Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception

    The public is invited to an artists' reception honoring two talented San Dieguito Art Guild members, Karen Fidel (pottery) and Dolores Renner (jewelry), on June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, suite C-103. Fidel is a ceramic artist. She loves to make wheel-thrown...

  • 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,...

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