Art

  • 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...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 2)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rqumlk 10th annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale The 10th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale features original Chinese Brush Paintings created by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 26)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rBrPAX Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival The 14th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held Saturday, June 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course (1275 Quail Gardens...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 19)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2qy2XO1 Arts Alive Banner Auction The public is invited to purchase 99 incredible artworks painted by local artists on May 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Cardiff Town Center Courtyard, 2031 San Elijo...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 12)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2qGGGd4 Passport to the Silk Road Guests can enjoy a middle eastern dinner, drinks and live entertainment on May 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Tickets...

  • Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in Encinitas freeway crash

    Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in Encinitas freeway crash

    A motorcyclist sustained major injuries on the afternoon of May 5 following a crash on the northbound I-5 freeway in Encinitas, authorities said. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided in the back of a 2005 Honda Civic at about 12:05 p.m. near...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 5)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oRNZxT 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...

  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair to feature artists

    The Encinitas Spring Street Fair on April 29 and April 30 will spotlight the “Makers Movement” by flagging local artisans and creators for fair attendees to easily spot along Coast Highway 101. The Art of Santos, a local but internationally known artist, will paint live inside the Beer Garden as...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (April 19-April 24)

    April 24 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 1700 block Neptune Avenue, 5:10 p.m. April 23 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 800 block Saxony Road, 11:48 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 600 block Leucadia Boulevard, 10 a.m. April 22 ...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 28)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oStTGi Encinitas Street Fair The two-day event, on April 29 and 30, will feature live music on three stages, a beer garden, children's rides, dog zone, kids zone, bike valets and more than 450 arts,...

  • Artist paints music mural at former concert bar

    Artist paints music mural at former concert bar

    Four years ago, Bar Leucadian was still known as a local destination for concerts. When its live music license was revoked after some trouble with the law, the bar was forced to close earlier and the performances stopped. Artist Michael Rosenblatt is paying tribute to the musical sounds that once...

  • John Craigie to bring folk songs to Encinitas

    John Craigie to bring folk songs to Encinitas

    Folk musician John Craigie will perform at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Supporting his new album No Rain, No Rose, Craigie is preparing for his summer tour dates opening for singer/songwriter Jack Johnson. His songs include touches of piano,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 21)

    Encinitas Arts Festival The annual free arts celebration will take place April 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center, 800 Santa Fe Drive. The festival will include performances by Fern Street Circus, Ovation Theatre, Balley Folklorico, Encinitas Balley, Vocalocity,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 14)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2o7ZcN1 Spring Egg Hunt Families can enjoy arts and crafts, prizes, jump houses, face painting and the opportunity to hunt 22,000 eggs at the city's Spring Egg Hunt on April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon....

  • Encinitas women to hold dance concert April 19

    Encinitas women to hold dance concert April 19

    Two Encinitas choreographers will showcase their talents in a county-wide dance festival this month. Heather Glabe and Sadie Weinberg, who each live in Encinitas’ Village Park neighborhood, will present “Split Bill,” a dance show choreographed by the two women, on April 19 at White Box Live Arts...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 7)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oIILUz Farm Family Day Families can participate in seeding, transplanting, composting and harvesting at a family day at Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, on April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. To...

  • El Camino Creek, Flora Vista students break ground on stormwater project

    El Camino Creek, Flora Vista students break ground on stormwater project

    Dozens of Encinitas Unified School District (EUSD) students recently broke ground on an environmental project that began three years ago. The fifth- and sixth-grade student interns from El Camino Creek and Flora Vista elementary schools -- dressed in orange hard hats and bright safety vests --...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 31)

    Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 31)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2o4BcIz Acrylic Tropical Palms Jesi Derfer will lead a class on painting palm trees on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class costs $68 per participant and takes place at 816 South Coast Highway...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 24)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2nx7Ntq Lagoon in Bloom Family Discovery Day Children and their families are invited to explore nature’s blooms through arts and crafts and hiking on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Elijo...

  • 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 (Dec. 30)

    West African DanceKara Mack, a Los Angeles-based choreographer, will teach West African dance lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30. at Dance North County Studio. Classes at the studio, at 535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste. 100 in Encinitas, include Mash Up, a rendition of Southern...

  • Ada Harris students pitch handmade toys at fair

    Ada Harris students pitch handmade toys at fair

    Sixth graders at Ada Harris Elementary School showed off their science skills in the form of toy crafting Dec. 15. It was a culmination of the kids’ Project Toy. Prior to displaying and pitching the handmade toys at a fair that day, the students worked independently or in teams over the course...

  • Botanic Garden to display Egyptian tapestries

    Botanic Garden to display Egyptian tapestries

    The San Diego Botanic Garden will display 24 garden-themed tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt from Jan. 14 to March 31. The tapestries, originally developed as an “experiment in creativity,” were created beginning in 1952 by leading Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef,...

  • EACEA launches donor wall at Pacific View site

    EACEA launches donor wall at Pacific View site

    As part of an overall fundraising plan that honors early adopters and Pacific View School’s “First Responders,” the Encinitas Art Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) has launched its inaugural Donor Recognition Wall. The EACEA is working to turn the Pacific View site, which the city purchased...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 23)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2hPPjxe for more information. Botanic Garden of Lights The Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights for a magical holiday experience Dec. 23 and 26-30 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230...

  • Inclusive Wildcat Band plays Winter Concert

    Inclusive Wildcat Band plays Winter Concert

    The Ada Harris Elementary Wildcat Band performed its Winter Concert on Dec. 8 for a packed house at the Ada Harris Auditorium. Directed by Catherine Gold, the Beginning and Advanced Ensembles played holiday music and a variety of other styles. The Wildcat Band is a traditional concert band made...

  • Botanic Garden of Lights is free for Active Military most nights

    Botanic Garden of Lights is free for Active Military most nights

    Each day after the sun goes down (until 9 p.m.) the Botanic Garden, 230 Quall Gardens Dr., is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminating the flora of the 37-acre urban oasis and providing a magical holiday experience. The event runs through Dec. 23...

  • Comedian Rachel Bloom to appear at La Paloma

    Comedian Rachel Bloom to appear at La Paloma

    After having to cancel an earlier show due to illness, Rachel Bloom has re-scheduled her performance at Encinitas’ historic La Paloma Stage for Jan. 14. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, with sponsorship from the Leightag Foundation, presents the comedy and musical satire show from Bloom,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 16)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2haFNYU for more information. West African Dance San Diego West African dancer and teacher Sadie Lee brings her many years of experience to Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Boulevard, Suite 100, for a class on Friday, Dec. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m....

  • Future of Harbaugh Seaside Trails to be discussed at open house

    The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is hosting an open house to feature the future of Harbaugh Seaside Trails. The public is invited to join the conservancy for what will be a celebration of conserved coastal open space land and scenic views on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Solana Beach...

  • Through parents’story, Encinitas man hopes to help heal divisions

    Through parents’story, Encinitas man hopes to help heal divisions

    Martin Kent is a man on a mission – to spread what he calls a “universal message of tolerance.” The 65-year-old Encinitas resident, a retired documentary filmmaker and journalist, said he seriously considered moving to Canada after the election of Donald Trump as president in November. The son...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 9)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2gO9f4o for more information. North Coast Symphony Orchestra Directed by Daniel Swem, the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park...

  • Museum of Making Music presents SoundLounge

    The Museum of Making Music (MoMM) is hosting SoundLounge, a special holiday event which is part of the newly launched MIX quarterly event series. On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate the holiday season with live music, a silent disco, a pop-up shop with local...

  • Reception at the Off Track art gallery

    The public is invited to an artist’s reception that will honor three talented San Dieguito Art Guild members as well as present the winners of the Off Track Gallery’s Annual Small Image Show. Being honored at the free event, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, are Artie Mattson, a...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 2)

    Heritage Tree Lighting at Moonlight Beach The city-designated Heritage Tree, a 90-foot Norfolk Island pine tree, will be covered in LED lights during the holidays and the ceremonial lighting event is set for Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Fourth and C Streets. Enjoy caroling,...

  • Celebrate the holidays at Cardiff Kringle Mingle

    Celebrate the holidays at Cardiff Kringle Mingle

    Cardiff 101 Main Street invites the public for a special community holiday celebration, its ninth annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Centered in the north courtyard of the Cardiff Town Center, the event will feature musical performances by the Ada Harris Band and...

  • Garden of Lights is back in December

    Garden of Lights is back in December

    The San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual gift to the community is its popular Garden of Lights, scheduled this year for Dec. 3-23 and 26-30. Each day after the sun goes down (until 9 p.m.) the Botanic Garden, 230 Quall Gardens Dr., is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 125,000 sparkling...

  • Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform Christmas Concert on Dec. 2

    Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform Christmas Concert on Dec. 2

    The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, made up of more than 35 local amateur and semi-professional acoustic guitarists, presents its Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive in Encinitas. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and a $12 donation at the door is suggested....

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