Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, July 7-15
Are You Ready to Rock?
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea opens its 2011 season this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove with The Heroes, of rock ‘n’ roll. This is the 28th year for the free concerts funded by sponsors and proceeds from the concessions (hot dogs, sodas, chips, candy, popcorn, ice cream bars, fruit popsicles) and raffle sales each week. lajollaconcertsbythesea.org (858) 454-1600.
Clip and save: July 17: Benny Hollman’s Big Band Explosion
July 24: The Zydeco, Cajun blues
July 31: Navy Band Southwest’s Showband West, contemporary rock
Aug. 7: Blue Breeze Band, Motown/R&B/soul
Aug. 14: Big Time Operator, swing
Aug. 21: Laotizer, contemporary jazz
Aug. 28: Rockola, classic rock
Sept. 4: Bill Magee Blues Band
Listen to Liszt
Pianist Gustavo Romero will perform a four-part series, commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt at the 13th Athenaeum Summer Festival, 4 p.m. Sundays on July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Neurosciences Institute auditorium, 10640 John J. Hopkins Dr. Dinners post concert in private homes or The Athenaeum. Ticket packages $30-$600. ljathenaeum.org. (858) 454-5872.
Full-Moon Walks on Scripps Pier with aquarium naturalists, 7-9:30 p.m. July 14 and 15; Aug. 12 and 13. Reservations $25, ages 9 and older with adult. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, (858) 534-7336. aquariumucsd.org PLUS: Snorkel with the Sharks, 8-10 a.m. July 9, 23 and 30. Intermediate swimming ability required and previous snorkeling experience recommended. Bring your own gear, $30 for ages 10 and older (with adult). RSVP required. “Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas” with Forest Rohwer, SDSU microbial ecologist, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 11. Refreshments. Tickets $8-$5. RSVP (858) 534-5771.
Summer at the Playhouse
Tickets are moving for “Peer Gynt,” by Henrik Ibsen, adapted/directed by David Schweizer, through July 24 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Next up is “Sleeping Beauty Wakes,” a musical, July 19–Aug. 21 at Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD campus. (858) 550-1010. lajollaplayhouse.org
Two exhibitions continue through the summer at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: “High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s” and “Emperor’s River: Philipp Scholz Rittermann.” Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays (Closed Wednesdays) to 7 p.m. third Thursdays. Admission $5-$10, free to ages 25 and younger. 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541 mcasd.org
Tales from a Hiker
Dana Law who has traversed the first 1,500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (it begins in California at the Mexican Border and ends at the Canadian border in Washington for a total of 2,650 miles), will talk about his journeys and show a video, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 in the Community Room of the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The event is free. (858) 552-1657.
Sample the new 15-stop, 90-minute historical society docent-led walking tour of old La Jolla. Guaranteed to appeal to both residents and visitors alike, organizers say it is easy to walk, with some small hills. The tours begin at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays, July 9 and 23, from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. Tickets: $10 for adults; free to ages 12 and younger with an adult. (858) 480-6424. lajollahistory.org
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