November 4: Upcoming local and regional events


The Theater School @ North Coast Rep will present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge”

The Theater School @ North Coast Rep presents a fun spin on holiday favorite A Christmas Carol in this heartwarming sequel: The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge as their next student production. Performances will be held November 17-20 at the North Coast Repertory Theater, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Show times at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For tickets and more information, call the box office at (858) 481-1055 or visit

Director Benjamin Cole is thrilled to bring this comedic vacation story to the stage with amazing student performers. “This script offers not-so-subtle references to the classic Dickensian story with unexpected new twists that our students laugh out loud as we put on the show,” Cole said in a press release. “It provides so many opportunities to reinforce the inner clown in each of these actors.”

Rob Machado Foundation Annual Benefit Concert and Fundraiser November 10

The Rob Machado Foundation’s annual benefit concert and fundraiser will be held in partnership with Belly Up at the Alila Marea Beach Resort on Thursday, November 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature the award-winning musician from a Grammy Award winner, Lukas Nelson.

A culmination of the Alila Sessions summer series, which also supported the Rob Machado Foundation, proceeds from the concert will once again benefit the foundation which aims to educate and empower young people to make sustainable choices.

Limited tickets for the benefit are available for $400/person and can be purchased at

Each ticket includes access to an exceptional menu by Executive Chef Claudette Zepeda, an incredible live and silent auction featuring unique surfboards, musical instruments, art, bucket list trips, and more.

Free Concert at the Encinitas Library

Friends of the Encinitas Library will host a free concert featuring the Daneen Wilburn Quartet with “soulful jazz” from 2-3 p.m. November 6 at 540 Cornish Dr. piano, Richard Sellers on drums and Cecil McBee Jr. at the bass. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit

38th Annual Encinitas Holiday Street Fair

The 38th Annual Encinitas Holiday Fair, sponsored by Ting Fiber Internet, returns to downtown Encinitas on Sunday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coast Hwy 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street, 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. , to make room for over 450 vendors, plus a Beer Garden, three stages, kiddie rides and the Electra Bike Valet along this award-winning Main Street.

Due to popularity, the Beer Garden hours have been extended from noon to 5 p.m.

Several groups will rock the Beer Garden stage, the Lumberyard Courtyard stage and the Hansen community stage. For those arriving by car, parking will be available at Moonlight Beach, City Hall, Pacific View Elementary (600 3rd St) and Parking Lot B (SW corner of Vulcan and E St).

For more information, including the full entertainment lineup, visit

Olivenhain arts and crafts fair

The 47th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the historic Olivenhain Meeting Hall property located at 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road and 7th St. Free parking and admission.

The event will feature over 100 artists and artisans selling only handmade artwork including pottery, paintings, photography, glassware, jewelry, court art , clothes, basketry, carpentry, holiday decorations, as well as delicious food like jelly, jams, breads. , pickles, candies and more. For more information, call 760-436-2128.

Carlsbad street, the music festivals return on November 5 and 6

The Carlsbad Village Street Faire and Carlsbad Music Festival return the weekend of November 5-6. The Fall Carlsbad Village Street Faire is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 6 downtown on Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard.

More than 900 exhibitors are expected to sell gifts and household items and products. Highlights include a pancake breakfast, international food court, and beer garden, plus arts and crafts, kids’ games, and rides. Visitors are recommended to leave pets at home. For more information about the free event, visit

The Carlsbad Music Festival is back for its 18th year from 1-9 p.m. on November 5 at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd. The all-ages outdoor festival features headliner Monophonics. Additionally, five bands from the San Diego area will perform, including Son of Kane, Chunky Hustle Brass Band, Whitney Shay, Mitchum Yacoub and Sabrosas Latin Orquesta. Tickets are $35, kids free, and the VIP package is $125. For more information, visit

Batiquitos Lagoon: presentation “Indigenous peoples of the lagoon”

Batiquitos Lagoon will hold a presentation Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. titled “Native People of the Lagoon” by Cathleen Chilcote Wallace, who is Luiseño and an enrolled member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians. In her storytelling program, she connects past and present by sharing traditional and original storytelling that promotes and respects Luiseño and Kumeyaay indigenous culture and history. This event is free for adults and children 4 years and older. Meet at the Nature Center located at 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit

LIFE @ San Elijo will screen the film “Belfast”

[email protected] Elijo will screen the film Belfast, a 2021 coming-of-age drama, which chronicles the lives of a working-class Ulster Protestant family from the perspective of their nine-year-old son during “The Troubles” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Friday, November 18, 1-3 p.m. MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, 92007, Room 204. Free, parking is free. Information: [email protected]

Nature Discovery Series Event

The Torrey Pines Docent Society’s November Nature Discovery Series event will be a presentation on the cultural traditions and stories of the Luiseño people, by Ami Admire of the Rincon Reservation at Valley Center. The public lecture on Saturday, November 19 at 3 p.m. is free and suitable for all ages. Participants will meet in the lodge area near the upper parking lot of Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve. Visit

Doggie Street Festival in San Diego

The 13th Annual San Diego Doggie Street Festival will be held Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, 92106).

This pet adoption marathon and fun celebration of best furry friends features fantastic pet products and services, delicious meals, veterinary advice, music, auction prizes and more . Bring your friendly dog. Become a Sponsor-Seller-Volunteer-Auction Prize Provider today. Visit or email [email protected]

The North Coast Repertory Theater presents “Winston Churchill: The Blitz”

The North Coast Repertory Theater will star Randy Otto in “Winston Churchill: The Blitz” on November 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Otto portrays Churchill’s unwavering and bold belief that if the British people were simply entrusted with the truth – no matter how bad things got – they would only grow stronger and more resilient. From his study at Chartwell, he recounts his brave 1930s journey from historic footnote to recorded history’s most beloved leader and statesman. With over four decades of tremendous academic and performance passion, Otto breaks through the imaginary 4th wall, transporting audiences from tears to laughter and back again. The evening concludes with ‘Ask Winston’, an interactive opportunity with the public to question Churchill, an exhilarating ‘tete-a-tete’ with the Prime Minister.

The genesis of the recitation was a simple encouragement from Otto’s university British history professor, Dr. Maxwell Schoenfeld in 1973. Schoenfeld encouraged Otto not only to study Churchill’s life academically, but to imitate the great man on stage. Alumnus of Milwaukee Repertory Theater and numerous theatrical roles, over the past 43 years, Churchill Scholar, motivational speaker and performance artist Otto has refined the concept into a one-man show designed to entertain and electrify.

For tickets and more information, call the box office at (858) 481-1055 or visit

Local nonprofit hosting Nashville folk musician Steve Poltz for a benefit concert at Belly Up

Local non-profit neurological rehabilitation center Adapt Functional Movement Center celebrates its fifth anniversary with a benefit concert in support of those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) and other chronic neurological conditions at Belly Up in Solana Beach on Thursday, November 10. legendary folk singer Steve Poltz, with all proceeds from the concert going to Adapt’s scholarship fund, which provides financial support for those affected by these conditions to seek therapy and rehabilitation.

“We’re incredibly thrilled to be back in person to put on some great music for an even better cause. It’s by filling the void in ongoing rehabilitative care for people suffering from some of the toughest conditions in the world. planet we thrive on. The return of our annual benefit concert allows us to raise funds to reach an even wider population of people who desperately need our services,” said the organization’s co-founder and executive director, John Monteith, in a press release.

Nearly one million people live with MS in the United States, and for Adapt founders John and Melanie Monteith, that statistic is close to home. After Melanie was diagnosed with MS, the couple launched the nonprofit in 2017 with the goal of providing an integrative neurological recovery experience. The benefit concert marks their first in-person fundraiser since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions in San Diego.

“San Diego is like coming home to me. It’s where I started The Rugburns and it’s where I met Jewel,” said Poltz, who co-wrote the hit. multi-platinum award from Jewel “You Were Meant For Me.” “I have a friend who is currently navigating her MS journey, Adapt is a great organization and I am honored to team up with them.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the opening act, local artist Ryan Hiller, will take the stage at 8 p.m. for this 21+ event. Tickets are $50 for general admission and are available online at Belly Up at or


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