Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, June 13-22
Walter & Hildy
The newsroom high jinx are classic in the 1940s comedy “His Girl Friday,” on stage at La Jolla Playhouse, matinees and evenings through June 30, UCSD campus, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Tickets: From $15. (858) 550-1010.
Switchfoot takes the Grand Stage at the Fair on June 14, the Steve Miller Band on June 15, and La Arrolladora Banda El Limón on June 16. The San Diego County Fair continues through July 4 with entertainment, car shows, exhibits, culinary demos, livestock shows, contests and more. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Admission: $14-$8. Schedule: sdfair.com (858) 793-5555.
Crazy for Coral
Learn all about the marine invertebrates in class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria typically living in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps, at the next SEA Days presentation 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Admission: $17-$12.50. (858) 534-3474. aquarium.ucsd.edu/
Flutes in the Spotlight
The soundON Flute Project gets underway 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. La Jolla NOISE member Lisa Cella will present an evening of innovative new music for solo flute in two concerts with a reception between. Come back at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, after a day of flute workshops, for an evening of music for big flutes, duos, trios, and a rare performance of Steve Reich’s “Vermont Counterpoint” for 11 flutists. Proceeds will support the seventh soundON Festival of Modern Music in January 2014. Tickets: $25 nonmembers, $20 members, $10 students. (858) 454-5872. www.ljathenaeum.org/new_music
Super Moon Walk
A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of La Jolla’s most prominent landmarks — the Scripps Pier. Join Birch Aquarium naturalists to experience this rare opportunity from 7-9:30 p.m. June 22when there will be a “Super Moon,” the moon’s closest point to Earth during the year. During the stroll along the 1,090-foot concrete pier, aquarium naturalists will teach participants about the structure’s history and guide them as they dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions, and study the nocturnal habits of marine life. A brief tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus kicks off the event. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Tickets: $25. Pre-purchase required: (858) 534-7336.
Texas art star Melissa Miller has created a body of work using animals as the protagonists in narratives that suggest our symbiotic relationships with other species. Her lush oil paintings address issues like predators and prey, menace and survival. She is the artist-in-residence at Lux Art Institute through June 29. Meet her 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at a Lux@Night event, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas. Tickets: $5. (760) 436-6611. Luxartinstitute.org (A free family day event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 22.)
At the Library
Kids can make a Father’s Day card during a craft session, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.
“Glass Key,” starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, will be shown at 3 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the Community Room of Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free.(858) 552-1657.
Walk Old La Jolla
The La Jolla Historical Society hosts docent-led treks around the historic sites in the Village, 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. The 90-minute walks leave from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. Tickets: $10. Reservations required: (858) 480-6424.
Evening of Jazz
The George Colligan Trio will play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16 in the Music Room at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: 21 and $26. (858) 454-5872. Ljathenaeum.org/jazz
CAPTION: Miles Anderson as Bottom and Krystel Lucas as Titania with the cast of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ directed by Ian Talbot. Photo Jim Cox
In repertory through Sept. 29 is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” at The Old Globe’s outdoor festival theater in Balboa Park. Three-play packages: $66-$270.(619) 234-5623. Theoldglobe.org Also: The Old Globe will offer “Thinking Shakespeare Live!” a 90-minute presentation exploring the language of Shakespeare, 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15 on the Shiley Stage, led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. Tickets: $10, $15.
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