Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, June 2-12
Survivor Beach No. 5
Attention cancer survivors and friends! Help the Moores UCSD Cancer Center break the record for the longest line of surfboards 8-10 a.m. Sunday, June 19 on the beach near Scripps Pier. Participants will form a symbol of support by laying surfboards in the sand nose-to-tail.
The line will start at the pier and extend toward La Jolla Shores. Last year, 200 people made a line that was just over three football fields long.
Participants get a ‘Surfing for a Cure’ souvenir and the chance to see Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue perform. Survivor Beach was created in 2007 as a way to bring people together to show support for cancer research and to honor all individuals in their fight against cancer. (858) 344-8091
Born to Be Wild
Follow young orphaned orangutans and elephants on the trip of a lifetime in the far stretches of Kenya and Borneo in “Born to Be Wild” at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Dome Theater in Balboa Park. Narrated by Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman, the family-friendly film documents the inspiring tales of baby orangutans and elephants, and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them: world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick.
Watch as their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Produced and written by Drew Fellman for Paramount Pictures. Showtimes and tickets at (619) 238-1233 and rhfleet.org.
13th Native Plays Fest
Four new plays by Native playwrights, featuring staged readings of the works by Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Julie Pearson-Little Thunder (Creek), and two from the 2010 Alaska Native Playwrights Project by Holly Stanton (Yup’ik) and Susie Silook (Siberian Yup’ik/Inupiaq) will take place at La Jolla Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 and Friday June 3, and 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Tickets $10; four-event pass $25 at NativeVoicesAtTheAutry.org or (323) 667-2000, ext. 354.
11 More Days
The comedy starring fairies, bog bodies, and a town full of Scottish eccentrics trying to prevent a golf course developer from permeating their island, continues at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre, UCSD campus through June 12.
“A Dram of Drummhicit” lights up the stage 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $35-75. (858) 550-1010. lajollaplayhouse.org
Mainly Mozart Festival
Running June 7-18, the music fest opens with pianists Misha and Cipa Dichter, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 1640 John J. Hopkins Dr. It continues there June 9 with violinist William Preucil in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” and pianist Anton Nel with the festival orchestra. Saturday, June 11 is the first Balboa Theatre concert, with maestro David Atherton conducting and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing Haydn’s “Piano Concerto in D,” plus violist Che-Yen Chen and cellist Yao Zhao. Next up at Balboa Theatre on June 14, the orchestra performs with pianist Adam Neiman, and there on June 16, guitarist Angel Romero stars. On Friday, June 17 it’s back to the Neurosciences Institute for a recital by violinist James Ehnes and pianist Orion Weiss. The festival ends at Balboa Theatre June 18 with more from Ehnes. Tickets (619) 239-0100, ext. 2 or mainlymozart.org
It’s About Romance
Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery will showcase a collection of Parisian Romance paintings 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 30 at 7932 Girard Ave. See scenes from Boulevard St. Germaine, the Louvre Museum, the flower market, and Notre Dame Cathedral by artists like Laloue, Cortes, Pissaro, Payes, Kuznecov, Szertz and Tomaylla. (858) 456-9506.
Old Maps on View
The new La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum in the lower level of the Merrill Lynch Building, 7825 Fay, is now open to the public 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and first, third Saturdays. Admission is free. Captain USN (retired) Richard Cloward, the museum’s director, said the collection features maps that span 500 years — from the 15th century to the mid-20th century. They are part of the Stone Map and Atlas Foundation and offer quite a history lesson. mamlj.org. (858) 855-old maps.
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