Best Bets for interesting things to do in and around La Jolla, June 9-16

Bargains Galore!

St. James By-the-Sea’s 79th annual White Elephant Sale runs June 10-12 in two buildings: the Van Schaick Room, 743 Prospect St. and the Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. Items available include furniture, artwork, jewelry, clothing, holiday decor, linens, shoes, accessories, antiques, collectibles, books and housewares. Proceeds from 2010’s sale (more than $40,000) were distributed to 24 non-profit organizations. Best time to go is 5:30–7:30 p.m. Friday for First Choice Night, which requires a $10 ticket (complimentary wine and cheese) available in advance at the St. James Gift Shop. (Sale night at the door $15.) This night only, 20-percent is added to the price of each item. Saturday hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burgers and all the go-withs from 11 a.m. until the food sells. Sunday: noon to 3 p.m. Half-Price Afternoon with 2-3 p.m. $5 bag-full sale.

Tattoo Art Event

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park presents an evening dedicated to the art and history of tattoo culture with a screening of “Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World,” directed by Emiko Omori. The event begins 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16 with demos by Rob Benavides of Flying Panther Tattoo, as DJ Rob Moran sets the night’s soundtrack.

See San Diego tattoo history through a collection of vintage tattoo images digitally displayed, culled from a select group of tattoo artists, blending styles from the 1940s to today. Take home your own silk-screened T-shirt from an activity lead by arts collective Roots Factory. Craft cocktails prepared by mixologists of Alchemy Restaurant. The film shows at 8 p.m. in the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater. The galleries will be open to view “Face to Face: Works from the Bank of America Collection.” Admission: $8 $7.

UCSD Shop Talk

The San Diego Architectural Foundation will present “A Very Special Evening with Boone Hellmann,” campus architect, Associate Vice Chancellor, and the man behind the design of the UCSD campus for the past 26 years. The event starts with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 in the courtyard of the Neurosciences Institute, 1640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., followed by an interview hosted by Keith York of at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission $25; add reception to admission $75 (includes one-year SDAF membership); students $15 (includes student SDAF membership. Purchase online at

Get Movin’ Experience

Susie Nguyen, director of the Ooh La La Dance Company, will offer a free dance/wellness happenin’ from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Firehouse YMCA, 7877 Herschel Ave. The fun includes health experts giving presentations on nutrition, proper exercise techniques to avoid injury, free massages, and a performance of the “American’s Got Talent” routine as seen on TV. View the daylong schedule at

Used Book Sale

Some 7,000 titles have been collected for the 11th annual Used Book Sale, June 15-17 and June 19 at the Jewish Community Center, 1426 Executive Dr. Early bird buying hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 15 with a $10 admission fee. Shopping is free all other days. Categories include art collection, rock ‘n’ roll, opera, cookbooks, aircraft/aviation, Sci-fi/fantasy, antiques/collectibles, author-signed books, fiction/non-fiction, children’s books, foreign language literature/dictionaries, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, LPs, 45s, books on tape and more, plus a rare books silent auction. Proceeds will aid the Astor Judaica Library, which houses 16,000 volumes including a major Holocaust Collection and the Tillie Lawrence Israel Collection. (858) 362-1150.

American Idol, RB Chorale-style

Six high school seniors (chosen from a slate of 22 at the Rancho Bernardo Chorale’s annual scholarship auditions May 14) will compete for a total of $10,000 (to be divided among them by audience vote) at the Chorale’s spring show “Disney to Broadway,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 10 and Saturday June 11 at the Poway Performing Arts Center, 15498 Espola Road. Friday night: Andrea Yu (Mount Carmel High School) plays the cello, Sydney van Putten (Poway High School) offers a vocal selection, and Valentine Byrne (La Jolla High School) plays an original composition on the piano. Saturday: Anthony Whitson-Martini (Poway High School) sings from “Les Miserables,” jazz pianist Chase Morrin (Canyon Crest Academy) performs, and operatic vocalist Alexys Tiscareno (Valhalla High School) performs. The group is under the direction of Pat Bean. Tickets: $5-$30. (858) 458SONG.

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