Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, May 30-June 6
Bag a Deal
Soroptimist International of La Jolla will host its annual Purses Plus Party to raise funds for agencies that help women and girls lead better lives, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Reservations are required to enter the event in the Windemere Clubhouse. Wine, nibbles, jackets, shawls and handbags will fill the bill. Admission is $5 or a donated purse.
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Craft a Cool Book
San Diego Book Arts members will teach kids and teens how to make a unique book “The Exquisite Corpse,” which allows readers to change the images from page to page, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The free class is limited to 15 participants. RSVP: Youth Services Desk. (858) 552-1657. http://lajollalibrary.org
A 2013 Oscar-winning documentary short, “Inocente,” will screen 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Inocente is a San Diego artist and activist. As a young child her family emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico. After her father’s arrest and deportation for domestic violence, most of Inocente’s childhood was spent moving from one homeless shelter to the next. She discovered the power of art when she was 12, and since then has been able to use art as a vehicle to rise above many life challenges. Despite her sometimes-bleak surroundings, her brightly colored works depict a world of survival, love and hope. Reception 5 p.m. Q&A follows the film. Suggested donation: $10-$20. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.
Wings Over Gillespie Air Show
This year’s event commemorates San Diego’s contributions to World War II and its “Arsenal of Democracy,” the fleet of war machines that were designed or built here. Dozens of planes will take to the skies, including Consolidated’s famed “flying boat,” the PBY Catalina, and one of the few PB4Y-2 Privateers still flying today. New this year is the Silver Wings Wing-walking team, combining flying and artistry in a dynamic sky ballet on the wings of Stearman bi-planes. The only Northrop N9M Flying Wing returns, along with John A. Collver and his AT6/SNJ “War Dog,” a World War II trainer performing in an aerial display to the strains of patriotic music. The show also features NASA educational displays, military services and defense contractors, and booths with everything from aviation art to airplane models. Food and beverages, including a beer garden, too. The weekend event runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 1-2, Gillespie Field, 1960 Joe Crosson Drive, El Cajon.
Tickets: From $8. Parking: Free. www.ag1caf.org
Lithographs from Hamilton Press are on exhibit 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (Wednesday to 8:30 p.m.) through June 15 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. In 1990, Ed Hamilton, a Tamarind Master Printer, and artist Ed Ruscha opened HP in Venice, California to provide a good print experience for artists. The shop is very small and everything is printed by hand, without a mechanical offset or ink jet printer. In the last 23 years, many artists at the press have chosen to use words or texts in their prints — especially Raymond Pettibon, Allen Ruppersberg and Ed Ruscha. Prints by Alexis Smith, Ruscha, Ruppersberg, Raul Guerrero, Mark Licari and Dennis Hopper, among others, are on view. Free. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
Two on the Aisle, Please!
Commissioned by North Coast Rep, the world premiere of playwright Melinda Lopez’s “Becoming Cuba,” introduces a family coping with the changing landscape of their country as it struggles for independence in 1890s Cuba. The humorous drama is directed by David Ellenstein and explores the issues of loyalty and family. Matinees, evenings to June 23, North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $37-$54. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org
Survivor Beach Benefit
For the first time, paddle surfing will be the vehicle for participants at the seventh annual cancer-survivor celebration, Survivor Beach, on Sunday, June 2 at the beach in front of Scripps Institute of Oceanography, The event gets underway at 7:30 a.m. and doubles as a fundraiser for UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. There will be races, speakers and boarding events — including the infamous photo op with all the boards lined up in the sand. Winners will receive awards in these categories: Cancer Survivor, Surfing Legends, Up to Age 20, Ages 20-49, and Ages 50 and Older. The festival will also have vendors selling boards, paddles and wetsuits; artists and surf club members answering questions about the sport; and Polynesian dancers. survivorbeachsup.org
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