Best Bets for fun and interesting things to do in and around La Jolla, July 21-30

Art of Zines

UCSD Arts Library celebrates the colorful, tactile world of comics and zines with an ever-changing exhibit through Aug. 12. View comics and graphic novels from the permanent collection of the university’s libraries, plus comics and zines from private collectors. Make your own zine with artists from “Grrrl Zines A Go-Go,” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28 in the lower level, west wing of Geisel Library. (858) 822-5758 or

Walk La Jolla

La Jolla Historical Society volunteers continue to lead 15-stop, 90-minute walking tours of historic La Jolla the second and fourth Saturdays of every month beginning at 10 a.m. from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. (Next walks July 23, Aug. 13 and 27). Advanced reservations ARE REQUIRED at (858) 480-6424. The cost is $10 for adults; free to ages 12 and under with an adult. Private tours by request. Learn more at

Summer Stage

La Jollans in the cast: Brittany Williams, Truly Bailey and Taryn O’Connor.

San Diego Junior Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray,” for ages 8 and older, 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, July 29-Aug. 14 in the Casa del Prado Theatre, 1800 El Prado in Balboa Park. (ASL-interpreted performance 2 p.m. Aug. 13.) Directed by Desha Crownover with choreography by Steve Anthony, the story is set in 1962, and follows Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad and her desire to dance on the “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is goes from social outcast to sudden star, but must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of Link Larkin and integrate a TV network — all without denting her Beehive hairdo! Tickets: $8-$14. (619) 239-8355.

Exhibit in the Shores

“Visual Variations,” an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Jeffrey R. Brosbe, Dana Levine, Caroline Morse, Gwen Nobil and John Valois is on view at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Suite B, through Aug. 7. An artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29. The exhibition is free and open to the public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. (858) 459-1196. Pictured: ‘Rendezvous in a Fountain’ by Dana Levine

Artist Reception

“Totems and Monsters,” with new paintings by Jason Godeke, opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (858)

Music at the Track

Concerts have a new, larger home at the western end of the Del Mar Racetrack, aka Seaside Stage. There is no additional charge for the concerts that are held after the last race of the day. However, guests who arrive to the track after the final race will have to shell out $20 for concert admission. G. Love & Special Sauce, a three-member alternative, blues, hip-hop band from Philadelphia opens the season.

July 22: G Love & Special Sauce

July 29: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

July 30: Ziggy Marley salutes the Legends of Reggae

Aug. 5: The Bravery

Aug. 6: Weezer

Aug. 12: Jimmy Eat World

Aug. 19: Devo

Aug. 26: Airborne Toxic Event

Sept. 2: Fitz and the Tantrums

Sept. 4: Ben Harper

Flicks on the Bricks

The Athenaeum Library’s film and wine summer movie series opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28 with ‘Dr. No.” Up next: Aug. 4 “Goldfinger,” Aug. 11 “Like Water for Chocolate,” Aug. 18 “Julie & Julia,” Aug. 25 “Gigi.” 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

Concerts by the Sea

This is the 28th year for free concerts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Concerts are funded by sponsors and proceeds from the concessions (hot dogs, sodas, chips, candy, popcorn, ice cream bars, fruit popsicles) and raffle sales each week.

July 24: Theo and The Zydeco Patrol, Cajun blues

July 31: Navy Band Southwest’s Showband West, contemporary rock

Aug. 7: Blue Breeze Band

Aug. 14: Big Time Operator

Aug. 21: Lao Tizer

Aug. 28: Rockola

Sept. 4: Bill Magee Blues Band.

(858) 454-1600.

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