San Marcos, California: Underdogs Under the Stars for Local Outdoor Movies

San Marcos, California SPECIAL EVENTS

"Spike and Mike" festival of animated shorts

"A New Generation of Spike and Mike Animation" ---- After a three-year absence, the "Spike and Mike" festival of animated shorts returns to La Jolla with an all-new program of short films; 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27, and March 13 and 20; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 5; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla; $15; 858-459-8707.

Civic Center Screen Movies

Civic Center Screen Movies ---- Free family-friendly weekend movies shown at sundown on an outdoor screen in the Civic Center shopping plaza; February's theme: Underdogs Under the Stars; Feb. 26, "Surf's Up"; Feb. 27, "Step Into Liquid"; 133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos.

Oceanside Public Library

"The Voice of King" ---- In honor of Black History Month, Oceanside Public Library presents Dennis Brown in his one-man tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brown depicts the life and works of King, performs his speeches and sings songs from the civil rights era; 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Civic Center Library Community Room, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside; free; 760-435-5600 or

Full Moon Poets 

Winter Poetry Slam ---- Full Moon Poets presents its winter slam, where the public can vote on the winner of the best spoken-word presentation; 6 p.m. Feb. 28 (poets should arrive by 5:15 p.m. to compete); La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas; free;

MiraCosta College International Film Series

International Film Series ---- MiraCosta College presents its 2010 International Film Series, featuring "My Best Friend," "Il Divo," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Departures" and "In July"; screenings are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 5 and 19, April 9 and 23 and May 7; 10 a.m. screenings at the MiraCosta Comuninty Learning Center, 1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside; the 1 p.m. screenings are at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff; and the 7 p.m. screenings are in Room 3601 on the main Oceanside campus; free; 760-757-2121, Ext. 7737.

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