LIGHTHOUSE DISPLAY San Marcos Community Services Rotating Gallery is hosting a photography exhibit by local photographer Jerry Long of historic lighthouses along the coast of California, Oregon and Washington through Sept. 30 at the Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. For more information, visit san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000, ext. 3503.
FAMILY ART It’s Family Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost is $5.Take a child-friendly tour of the studio and do a project inspired by artist Ye Hongxing’s crystal sticker collages. No registration required but payment is due upon arrival.
CHALK IT UP ArtSplash 2014 Chalk Art & Entertainment Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 and noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 on Armada Drive, between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. Parking and admission are free. See professional chalk paintings on the pavement, child-sized chalk art, recycled paper hat-making and other interactive arts activities, nonstop live music and sand sculpture by Gerry Kirk and cheese sculpture by Sarah Kaufmann. Tickets are $20 for the Sept. 28 Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to CarlsbadArtSplash.org
ART AND LUNCH Bring your lunch at noon Sept. 27, and explore the mysteries of the Olmec, one of the earliest civilization in the Americas. The lecture/slide-show will be presented by Solana Beach resident Carole Melum, Museum of Man docent.
TIME TO SWING The Gypsy Swing Cats bring the beat from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Cardiff Library with swing, jazz and blues, at 2081 Newcastle Ave. Cardiff by-the-Sea, sponsored by Cardiff Friends of the Library.
TROLLEY DANCES Hop on board and see the 16th annual Trolley Dances Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 by members of the San Diego Dance Theater, at six stops along the MTS line.
Tours begin at the City College/Smart Corner stop and end at Market Creek Plaza. New work to be performed by 50 of San Diego’s most adventurous dancers! For more information, visit sandiegodancetheater.org.
TOUR AT LUX Join the Lux Studio Series Wine reception & studio tour from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Artist Pavilion and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. hear an artist talk with Ye Hongxing at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. The event is $10 for non-members.
DARK STAR Dark Star Orchestra will be playing at 8 p.m. Sep 30 at Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. For tickets and more information, call (858) 481-8140.
ART CENTER CONCERT Wow Wednesdays, the free community concert series at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, will feature Mojalet Dance & Rhythm Talk at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For reserve seats call (800) 988-4253 or visit artcenter.org.
MUSICAL SPOOF “The Musical of Musicals” is on stage with the Oceanside Theatre Company. A parody about musicals, it will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 though Oct. 19 at the Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Tickets from $16 to $24 online at oceansidetheatre.org.
CONSORT IN CONCERT The Hutchinson Consort begins its season with “By Popular Demand,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. Harpist Elena Mashkovtseva joins the octet of strings for works by Ravel and Mahler.
For more information, visit hutchinsconsort.org.
OCEAN ART Bob Cradic, former coach and local artist, will be at the Solana Beach library at 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 157 Stevens Ave; to discuss and demonstrate his art.
His work can also be viewed at the Del Mar Art Center, 1555 Camino Del Mar, #314, Del Mar.
Jean Gillette is the Community News editor for The Coast News Group. As a journalist, she primarily worked in San Clemente and Los Angeles. She has been with the Coast News for 20 years and lives in La Costa.