Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, July 14-22
You Scream, I Scream …
An old fashioned family ice cream social with a bouncy house, the Hullabaloo Band, airbrush artists, bubbles, games and giveaways from Geppetto’s is set for 3-5 p.m. Saturday, July 16 on the lawns of Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. A suggested donation of $5 per person will benefit the La Jolla Historical Society. (858) 459-5335.
The La Jolla Comedy Store will host Piper & Tupper’s Far Out Comedy Show, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. at 916 Pearl St. According to press material advancing the show, “The team’s unique brand of comedy is a blend of Flight of the Conchords, Spinal Tap, Steve Martin, The Marx Brothers and Martin and Lewis. The raw comedic energy and humorous musical bits they produce onstage engulf their audiences like a whirling tornado.” There’s a $5 cover charge to see the Huntington Beach-based Neal Tupper and Jules Piper. To RSVP, call (858) 454-9176. Peace out!
Sounds of Summer
All are welcome to a concert by pianist Clipper Erickson, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The first half of the program will feature compositions by Liszt, the second half will celebrate American music with pieces by Fats Waller, plus Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” A goodwill offering will be taken for the artist who is noted for enhancing his performances with entertaining conversation and humorous stories about composers and their music. (858) 454-7108. lajollaunitedmethodist.org
The Riford Adult Activities Center will host “A Summer Evening in Tuscany” with a winetasting from John Pollock featuring wines rated 92 and above, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 23 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. As Pollock pours, he will explain what makes each wine outstanding. A family-style dinner from Little Italy’s Mona Lisa will be served and there will be music throughout the evening. Event is limited to the first 60 people who RSVP at (858) 459-0831. Members $45; non-members, $50. (Also: “Great & Easy Summer Salads Using Chicken & Shrimp,” cooking class and dinner with Urs Le Chef, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21. $40 members, $45 non-members.)
North Coast Repertory Theatre will pay tribute to tough-talking private eyes and femme fatales when it presents “Film Noir Unscripted Improv,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 18 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach. Tickets, $15-$20, at the box office and (
He’s a Pinball Wizard
The San Diego Repertory Theatre and the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts will present the rock opera “Tommy” at the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza, July 16-Aug. 14. Written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff with music and lyrics by Townshend, “Tommy” features B. Slade, a two-time Grammy-Award nominated singer in the lead role. A benefit gala will be held in the theater 6 p.m. July 23 followed by an 8 p.m. performance. Gala tickets $45-$75. (619) 541-1000. sdrep.org
The first San Diego Ukulele Festival (featuring infamous ukulele aficionados Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill, and free Polynesian-themed food, fun and entertainment) comes to town July 14-16 at Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station. Tickets and schedule at SanDiegoUkeFestival.com (619) 296-4435.
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