Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 21-29
Surf Club Rummage Sale
The WindanSea Surf Club will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the La Jolla Methodist Church parking lot, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The free, family-friendly community event launches the club’s 50th anniversary celebration. Proceeds from the rummage sale will support the surf club’s service projects, including Day at the Beach for underprivileged children and the Menehune Surf Contest for young surfers. Among the bargains will be surfboards and skateboards, Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, wetsuits and rash guards, beach accessories, commemorative pieces, and crafts created by WindanSea Surf Club artists. Traditional rummage items like furniture, clothing and books will also be for sale. windansea.org
Tuesday at the Movies
If you haven’t seen the Best Picture of 2013, “Argo,” it screens for free, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman and Alan Arkin, it’s based on the brilliant 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel from revolutionary Iran. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org
Fun with Forensic Science
Meet the real CSIs of San Diego County at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at PB-11 in the Park Boulevard area of Petco Park. The Sheriff’s Crime Lab will have a booth there and answer questions about forensic science. Kids can play CSI by matching shoe and fingerprints or DNA with mock evidence. sdsciencefestival.com
Auditions for openings in all sections of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus will be held on Saturday, March 23 in Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UC San Diego campus. The 125-voice chorus rehearses on Monday evenings with weekend concerts in Mandeville Auditorium. Membership is open to all community members with music training. For an audition appointment, contact chorus manager Mea Daum at email@example.com or (858) 243-2045. More information in the “Chorus Auditions” section at lajollasymphony.com
Let’s Talk about Paris
Food Network star and author Amy Finley will team up with Susan McBeth, founder and owner of “Adventures by the Book,” to take you on a springtime in Paris adventure, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. McBeth founded By the Book in 2011 to offer opportunities for readers to connect with authors on an intimate basis through unique and interesting travels. (858) 552-1657. adventuresbythebook.com
The juried art exhibition, “FACES,” is on view during operating hours through May 17 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The show features 30 works by 27 area artists. The paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and mixed media — spanning realism to abstraction — reveal how artists are captured, inspired and challenged by the image of the human face and all that it reveals. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org
This Week at the Athenaeum
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872. ljathenauem.org
• Daniel Essig offers a book arts lecture, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22. Free.
• Used books and crafts for sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
• Orpheus Speaks presentation by Write Out Loud actors, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25. Tickets: $12-$17.
• Patricia Watts, as a guest of the Dialogues in Art & Architecture series, discusses “Getting Off the Planet,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, free.
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