Art

  • Encinitas girl lands dream 'Nutcracker' role

    Encinitas girl lands dream 'Nutcracker' role

    As a toddler, Gabrielle Fish became mesmerized by a San Francisco Ballet production of "The Nutcracker," particularly by the whimsical main character, Clara. Now, at 11, the dancer at Encinitas Ballet Academy is getting the chance to play the role Dec. 16. Gabrielle, who has been dancing since...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 15)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2B1lMOm. Garden of Lights The San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights for a magical holiday experience....

  • Encinitas siblings perform in 'Peter Pan' production

    Encinitas siblings perform in 'Peter Pan' production

    An Encinitas brother and sister will take part in a production of a beloved fairy tale with modern-day twists later this month. Hayden Luedde, 14, and his sister, Hunter Luedde, 11, will perform in Lythgoe Family Panto's production of "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell" from Dec. 21 through Dec. 31 at...

  • SDA Boys Water Polo Team prep holiday baskets for CRC

    SDA Boys Water Polo Team prep holiday baskets for CRC

    The San Dieguito High School Academy Boys Water Polo Team helped out with the Encinitas Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets at the Del Mar Fair Grounds Dec. 2, in preparation for the Holiday Baskets event that will be held Dec. 15 to 17. As part of the team’s commitment to community service...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 8)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ByiwGT. North Coast Symphony, Holiday Cabaret The program Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, will include festive holiday selections including Festive Sounds...

  • Breast cancer survivors create art out of bras

    Breast cancer survivors create art out of bras

    Ten breast cancer survivors gathered at UC San Diego Health - Cancer Services in Encinitas on Dec. 1 to turn old bras into purses.

  • Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception Dec. 9

    Off Track Gallery to host artists' reception Dec. 9

    The public is invited to a reception at the Off Track Gallery featuring Linda Melvin’s jewelry and Lilly Pourat’s pottery on Dec. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • SDA to host benefit show for Rady Children's Hospital

    San Dieguito Academy's Community Performing Arts Club will host "A Whimsical Winter" variety show Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the school's Clayton E. Liggett Theater, 800 Santa Fe Drive. The show — which includes singing, dancing, specialty acts, guest speakers and more — will benefit Rady Children's Hospital's...

  • Daddy-daughter duo publishes first book

    Daddy-daughter duo publishes first book

    "Do you think anything's looking at us?" Shae Archambault, then-5-years-old, asked her father last December as the pair looked out to the ocean during a trip to Monterey. From there, the curiosity grew into the Encinitas father-daughter duo's first book, "The Christmas Shark." The 34-page Christmas-themed...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 24)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2mB5mGx. Variety Show: San Dieguito Academy High School for Rady Children's Hospital The SDA Community Performing Arts Club is hosting "A Whimsical Winter" variety show to benefit Rady Children's Hospital....

  • Lux Art Institute presents work by UK artist Andy Harper

    Lux Art Institute presents work by UK artist Andy Harper

    Lux Art Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition of British artist, Andy Harper from Nov. 18 to Jan. 13. Harper will be staying and working at the Lux, 1550 South El Camino Real, from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16. Guided by fluctuations of thought, ideas, and nature, Harper creates lush shapes that...

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

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2zawsJn. Olivenhain Holiday Crafts Fair The Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair will take place Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. The event has become...

  • Leucadia couple opens salon with creative space for artists

    Leucadia couple opens salon with creative space for artists

    A couple has opened — what they hope to be — the ultimate creative space in Leucadia. Eric and Leigh Zamora opened Solomon and Co. Hair Studio, at 1114 North Coast Highway 101, in August. The small 650-square-foot building includes two rooms: one for Eric's hair studio, with two styling stations,...

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

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2iiUPdA Olivenhain Holiday Crafts Fair The Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair will take place Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. The event has become...

  • J Company performs ‘Lion King’ songs for Encinitas pre-school

    J Company performs ‘Lion King’ songs for Encinitas pre-school

    A La Jolla theatre group visited an Encinitas pre-school Oct. 26 to expose them to the live arts and show them how fun it can be. As youth performers from J Company presented songs from its currently running "Lion King Jr" show for the 2 to 5-year-old students of Easter Seals Head Start school,...

  • Encinitas couple marks 75th anniversary

    Encinitas couple marks 75th anniversary

    Harry and Marjorie “Marge” Grossman met nearly 77 years ago. They happened to be at a cafe in Union Pier, Mich., where they were each vacationing with friends. He looked across the room, saw Marge and decided he’d like to get to know her. Two years later, on Oct. 17, 1942, they got married. They...

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

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2x9MWO2 Dia de los Muertos festival The free family-friendly "Day of the Dead" festival on Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, includes performances...

  • 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 (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 (March 17)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2mpab1O West African Dance Daunte Fyalll will lead a West African Dance class on March 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Boulevard. The cost is $15 per participant. For more...

  • CCA students ‘cut loose’ in Footloose

    CCA students ‘cut loose’ in Footloose

    Theater students at Canyon Crest Academy are getting ready to trade sneakers for cowboy boots and modern songs for 1980s classics in their upcoming performance of Footloose. The musical — modeled after the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon — follows the story of Ren, a newcomer to a highly religious,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 10)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2m4STqD. Cardiff Library 103rd anniversary celebration Cardiff Library will celebrate its 103rd anniversary with half-off all materials and books, including collectibles and media in the Book Nook used...

  • Opera singer to perform free concert

    Opera singer to perform free concert

    Opera soprano Kasondra Kazanjian and a pianist will sing famous songs from operas at the Encinitas Library on March 19 at 6 p.m. Songs will include selections from La Boheme to Turandot to Carmen. The musicians will also perform jazz tunes and Armenian folk songs. The free concert will take place...

  • Drawing and painting class to take place March 25

    Linda Luisi, a muralist and professional artist, will host a drawing and painting class for all levels on March 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Highway. The class — which explores techniques using pencils, pastels and brushes — costs $40 per participant. Advanced registration...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 3)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2m530hc Arts Alive Banner Unveiling Residents are invited March 5 to meet the artists and view the street banners that will hang on Coast Highway 101 this spring. For the display, 99 original artworks...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 24)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2kyhir3 5th annual SDA alumni benefit Paul Coates, class of 1976, presents the world premiere of his play “The Middle of It,” to benefit San Dieguito Academy’s theater department on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m....

  • 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...

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