Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 25)

For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2ILzoBj.

Memorial Day Tribute

American Legion Post 416 and Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 will host a Memorial Day Tribute on May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 210 West F Street. The event will feature the US Navy Band Southwest Performing Ensemble, guest speakers and will honor the men and women who gave their lives in military service for the United States of America. The event will be followed by a picnic lunch and music.

San Dieguito Academy presents ‘The Birds’

San Dieguito High School Academy’s Drama Production class will present “The Birds” on May 31, June 1 and June 2. A class committed to exploring the art of theatre by participating in the production and performance process, Drama Production students have developed an exciting and engaging show.

“The Birds” is a modern take on what Greek comedy would sound like for its original Athenian audience over 2,000 years ago. San Dieguito High School Academy will present “The Birds” on May 31, June 1, and June 2 at 7 p.m. San Dieguito Academy’s Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the San Dieguito Academy Campus, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $8 for students and children. They are available for purchase at the door or at www.seatyourself.biz/sandieguito.

Happening/Unhappening

Teens (ages 13 to 18) come out and experience an afternoon of creativity and art in its many forms: spoken word, live music by Nick Sax, Nikola, and Mr. Mumble, and an interactive community visual art experience on May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Presented by the Student Council of Encinitas Friends of the Arts. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2IQ8Ezw.

Blue Star Museum Program

The San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, is offering free admission to active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus five immediate family members) through Labor Day. To express appreciation and say ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women of the U.S. Military. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2KKhhtL.

Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club meeting

The Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, June 2, from 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library, Gowland Room. The featured speaker will be John Mattes, an investigative journalist who has won five Emmys and other awards for exposing fraud and corruption in government. He will speak on “How Russian Bots Influenced the 2016 General Election.” There will also be local candidate introductions and refreshments served.

Lecture: What’s Happening in the San Elijo Lagoon?

Doug Gibson, executive director/principle scientist for the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, will give an update on all the activity we see occurring in the lagoon on May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue, in room 201. Topics covered will include the Lagoon Restoration Project including the Agriculture fields and new trail connections; nourishing local beaches, the widening on Interstate 5, and the double tracking of the railroads. For more information, email lifesanelijo@gmail.com

Volunteer Work Party

Join the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance in a clean-up/rehabilitation event at Pacific View, 390 West F Street, on May 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring work gloves and closed toe shoes. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2IsroSd.

Encinitas Library book sale

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a book sale Saturday, June 2. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1, with CDs for 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help and spirituality to health, history, travel and science. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public and opens at 9 a.m. for members at the library, 540 Cornish Drive. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit encinitaslibfriends.org.

Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale

This one-of-a-kind event features rare and exotic species of palms, cycad, bamboo and other tropical plants provided by exceptional Southern California Nurseries on May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Iomw4B.

Families Make History

Visit The Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, for arts, craft and music making for the entire family every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Free with your museum membership or admission, this program is under the direction of local artist and musician Cici Artemisia who will bring a little bit of magic to your afternoon. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2rO0Owu.

Roger Anderson Chorale

Featuring the up and coming young Soprano Michelle Law. The concert on May 26 at 7 p.m. and on May 27 at 4 p.m. includes opera choruses from Nabucco, Rinaldo and La Forza del Destino, songs from Les Miserables, and new choral music at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Proceeds from donations will fund scholarships for the Institute for Dramatic Voices. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2IqG6ta.

Bollywood Dancing

A fusion of Indian and Western dance styles on May 27 from 4 to 8p.m. at the North County Dance Studio, 535 Encinitas Boulevard. The session will also provide a cardio workout. All levels are welcome. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2rOYPIx.

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Isle of Dogs and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10. Showtimes: https://bit.ly/2IKfruN.

Climate crisis workshop

The San Diego 350 Climate Change Action and the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice will present “Faith and the Climate Crisis” on May 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive. The workshop will focus on the science of climate change and its impacts; different faith perspectives on stewardship of the earth; SD350’s work to combat climate change; how communities can and do make a difference; what tools might benefit your faith community; and a q&A and discussion. For more information, visit www.sandiego350.org.

American Idol 2018 Live Tour

After a monumental return to television in 2018, “American Idol” announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season’s talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 “American Idol” winner, Kris Allen. The 40-plus city tour will make a stop at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego on July 26. Tickets are now on sale at www.AmericanIdolLive.com.

Regional CrossFit competition

After a five-week worldwide Open competition with over 416,000 participants, the top 40 men, 40 women and 30 teams from the West Coast and Canada West Regions have been invited to compete in the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games West Regional. The event will take place May 25-27 at the Del Mar Arena in Del Mar.

Athletes will endure three days of competition with the hopes of taking one of the five coveted spots in each division to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, Aug. 1-5. The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become one of the fastest growing sports in America. Visit games.crossfit.com

Blind Surfers hit the beach June 3

For the 23rd year, Blind Surf is making it possible for blind and visually impaired youth and adults from all areas of California and the U.S. to hit the waves under the supervision of expert surfers and volunteers. Participants will once again have the opportunity to experience San Diego’s famous shorelines from a surfer’s perspective on Sunday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Carlsbad State Beach, which is also known as Ponto.

The nonprofit event is organized each year by the Swamis Surfing Association and features music, food, opportunity drawings and giveaways. At this annual event, participants are given instruction and assistance in the water from volunteers as they experience the joy and magic of riding the waves. Visit www.swamissurfingassoc.org

10th Annual International Film Series

Every year, unique perspectives from around the world come to San Diego for the International Rescue Committee’s International Documentary Film Series. This year the film’s will be held June 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Photographic Arts (Balboa Park), 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

From the frontlines of conflict to rebuilding life in a new country, these films take an honest look at the reality of the refugee experience. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.

Visit www.Rescue.org/Films, or 619-641-7510 x 242.

SBP (Sanford Burnham Prebys) Insights: The Latest in Alzheimer’s disease

Join SBP (Sanford Burnham Prebys) Insights: The Latest in Alzheimer’s disease for a 360-degree look at this devastating illness. The program brings together a scientist, physician and patient caregiver to share their unique perspectives on current treatments and promising research that may lead to better patient healthcare. The event will be held June 5, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Building 12, SBP Auditorium, 10905 Road to the Cure, La Jolla, 92121. To register, visit SBPdiscovery.org/insights

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