Below are some of the upcoming events organized locally and in the town of Encinitas. For more on the city’s calendar of events, visit bit.ly/3DaJSCH
COVID art project. From Thursday October 21 to Sunday October 24. Cardiff-by-the Sea Old Post Office, 2027 Newcastle Ave, $ 25 Cardiff
Join the Cardiff community as we create a collective work of art in response to our COVID experience of being separated during the pandemic and then reconnecting as a community through art. With the help of artist Marissa Quinn, families can paint part of the mural for a personally chosen period. Then each family will have the opportunity to exhibit their work. Each painted section will create the image of the entire mural. www.cardiff101.com/events
North Coast Symphony presents Beethoven. Saturday, October 23, 2:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Patio of the Methodist Church of San Dieguito, 170 Calle Magdalena, $ 10, $ 8 $ 25 / family max.
Join the symphony for its outdoor fall concert conducted by Daniel Swem. The orchestra will perform a predominantly Beethoven program, including Symphony No.6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony. 760-944-0872.
Wednesday concert at noon: Wednesday, October 27, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish. To free
Andrew Harrison, saxophone, Jason Lo, piano. Virtuoso saxophonist Andrew Harrison is a solo artist, award winner and educator. He received a DMA from USC and is on faculty at Mt. San Antonio College. Pianist, teacher and chamber musician, Dr. Jason Lo is a sought-after performer whose diverse talents have taken him across the world. They will perform works by Ibert, Ozley, Ravel and Pegram. www.andrewsharrison.com, www.encinitas.tix.com
Consort Hutchins: Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Friday, October 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Spa Center for Spiritual Life, 1613 Lake Drive, $ 35 $ 20
The Consort will be putting on a multi-genre performance that will include everything from classical music to the tinted jazz of New Orleans to a modern piece written especially for the unique instruments the consort plays. All the music will talk about this space where worlds and time meet in the great tradition of Halloween and Dia del Los Muertos. 858-366-2423.
Encinitas Dia de los Muertos. Saturday, October 30, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, free
The Family Day of the Dead Festival features performances from San Diego’s finest mariachi bands and folklorico ballet dancers. Plus artistic creation workshops for children: sugar skulls and paper flowers; artist demonstrations, a student art exhibition, the Callejeros De Encinitas Car Club, food trucks, opportunity drawings, vendors, giveaways and the Ofrenda community. www.encinitasarts.org
Safe Trick-or-Treat. Sunday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Encinitas Town Center, S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas Bl. To K Street Free
Thousands of costumed fancy dress and other revelers will stroll along “Pumpkin Lane” aka South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd to K Street. Fantastic carved pumpkins will be on display in several locations, and dozens of vendors will be giving gifts to children. Many businesses in downtown Encinitas stay open late to welcome the sweet tooth. 760-943-1950, www.encinitas.com
Pumpkin station: The festivities include a merry-go-round, rides, giant slides and play center as well as a pumpkin patch from 9 am to 7 pm until October 31 at 1555 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Free admission and parking. Visit citrouillestation.com.
Screaming party: Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts its Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Festival every Saturday in October and Halloween, October 31, with crafts, critter encounters, a mini pumpkin, and a weird expedition. To maximize social distancing, registration is required for one-hour time slots between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/howl-o-ween-harvest.