Best Bets for interesting things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 11-19

Vacation Photos

The La Jolla Photo Travelers Club will present Dr. Faye Girsh’s photographic odyssey of her travels throughout Eastern Europe, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at Wesley Palms Auditorium, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach, just east of Soledad Mountain Road. In 2009, Girsh began a solo trip in Estonia, then went to Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Sebastopol and Yalta in the Ukraine, Macedonia, and winded up in Albania. She also took a 6-day Danube cruise from Budapest to the Black Sea with a few land days in Transylvania. Passing through the history and influence of Tito, Stalin, Milosovich, Ceausecu and Hoxha was a dramatic learning experience, which she will discuss. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome to the free event. Pictured: Warsaw Castle Square, courtesy www.globaltracks.com

Death Cab for Cutie Concert

Known for their imaginative videos, Death Cab for Cutie (with special guest Frightened Rabbit) will perform at UCSD’s RIMAC Arena 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The band’s seventh album, “Codes and Keys,” features the hit single, “You Are A Tourist,” which is up for an MTV award. Death Cab for Cutie is an American indie band formed in Bellingham, Wash., in 1997. The band is Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Chris Walla (guitar, production, keyboards), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). Tickets $30-$38.50 at ucsdboxoffice.com

Cooking Class

Learn to prepare Asian dishes the easy way during a lecture/dinner, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at The Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Reservations: $40 members, $45 non-members (858) 459-0831. The event features Bok Choy salad with an orange, sesame, ginger dressing; grilled Teriyaki chicken on a wasabi cream; Shrimp Thai Curry; fried rice with celery, carrots, peanuts, peas and spring onions; Chinese-style bamboo shoots with mushrooms; and grilled pineapples with ginger butterscotch sauce and ice cream.

Family Entertainment

FanFaire Foundation will present a free concert by Orvieto Piano Trio, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. On the program: Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3 and Dvorak’s Piano Trio Op. 90, introduced with commentary by the artists. The Orvieto Piano Trio formed in 2009 during a chamber music festival in the Italian town of Orvieto. The trio is led by Byron Chow, a medical doctor with degrees in molecular biology from Yale and an M.D. from New York University. He is a pediatrician with Escondido’s Neighborhood Healthcare community clinic. (858) 552-1657.

Encore Presentation

North Coast Repertory Theatre brings back its spring hit musical, “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” for matinee and evening shows, Aug. 18-28. Get ready for an interlude of laughter as two actors take audiences on a journey through their would-be careers as concert pianists. The duo trade stories about piano lessons, parents, teachers, and exams while playing everything from Bach to Billy Joel. Tickets $41-$46, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, (858) 481-1055.

La Jolla Exclusives

Flicks on the Bricks, film and wine summer movie series 8 p.m. Thursdays: today “Like Water for Chocolate”; Aug. 18 “Julie & Julia”; Aug. 25 “Gigi.” Tickets $17-$22. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

Full-Moon Walk on Scripps Pier with aquarium naturalists, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, 2300 Expedition Way. Reservations $25 per person, ages 9 and older only with adult. RSVP required.

(858) 534-7336. aquariumucsd.org

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, swing to the music of Big Time Operator, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Free. Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. www.lajollaconcertsbythesea.org (858) 454-1600.

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