Best Bets for fun and interesting things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 25-Sept. 3
Film for Thought
The award-winning HBO biopic, “You Don’t Know Jack,” (2010) starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian (with Susan Sarandon and John Goodman) will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. A discussion hosted by the Hemlock Society of San Diego will follow the screening. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served. (619) 233-4418.
Burgers ‘n’ Blues
The Joe Satz Trio will perform “some of the world’s finest jazz standards,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. today at Delicias Restaurant, at 6106 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. The trio (keyboardist Joe Satz, drummer Lee Sarokin, bassist Rocky Smolin) is now a quartet with the addition of Susie Lotzof, a vocalist in the tradition of torch singers Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. “She doesn’t just sing – she performs,” said Smolin. And, from Kobe to Garden Burgers, turkey, bison, lamb – there will be a burger for everybody – with sides of herbed or sweet potato fries, onion rings and house-made chips. “It should be a real party — more fun, more casual, and a bit easier on the pocketbook,” said Branden Rinker, Delicias’ night manager. (858) 756-8000.
Concerts by the Sea
Only two Sundays left for 2 to 4 p.m. free concerts at Scripps Park at the Cove: Rockola, classic rock on Sunday, and Bill Magee Blues Band on Sept. 4. (858) 454-1600. lajollaconcertsbythesea.org
Dance the Night Away
A free lesson by Janice before the dance party begins is set for 6:30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at The Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Music from KatieKat and Cain, plus refreshments await guests from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. (858) 459-0831. www.rifordcenter.org
As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 Mission to the Moon in 1971, astronaut Al Worden flew the greatest exploration mission ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone. During the return to Earth, he also conducted the first spacewalk, becoming the first human to see both the Earth and moon simply by turning his head. Meet him Friday, Aug. 26 at San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park where he will discuss his experiences and sign copies of “Falling To Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon,” 1 p.m. book signing; 2 p.m. talk; 3 p.m. book signing. Free with museum admission. Coincides with the exhibit “SPACE: A Journey To Our Future.” www.sandiegoairandspace.org
An informal three-day show featuring the work of local artists is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at The Classy Event Venue, 1020 Prospect St. Pictured, an image from Mike Woodward Photography
SummerFest Finale, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. Tickets $40-$75 (858) 459-3728 or ljms.org. Free Encounters program, limited seating 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Athenaeum Library, 1008 Wall St. Hearing Mozart: A Complex Drama in Sonata and Symphony with Russell Steinberg. Free, open rehearsal, 3:20–4:45 p.m. Aug. 25, Tokyo String Quartet and Cynthia Phelps lead a rehearsal of Mendelssohn’s String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 limited seating at Sherwood Auditorium.
John Beaudry will talk about creating gardens rooted in spirit at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The free class will begin with a brief history of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the bungalow, and move into how to apply its design principles to your own garden sanctuary. The acclaimed gardener received his degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1982. He has managed his own design firm for more than 30 years, with rave reviews for his projects in Chicago. (858) 552-1657.
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