Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, June 20-27
Fine Art Festival Weekend
Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club’s 27th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22-23 at UCSD Warren Field, Voigt Drive (west of Gilman Drive). Peruse the work of nearly 200 juried artists to find the perfect piece to complete your home or office. Proceeds will benefit programs for San Diegans with disabilities. There will also be an array of food trucks and music, including a 20-piece orchestra that will perform everything from big band and swing to rock and salsa. Tickets: $14 at the door (free for active duty military and children under age 12). (760) 753-1670. lajollaartfestival.org
Murals Tour June 26
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host a second walking tour of the Murals of La Jolla, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, departing from 1008 Wall St. Project curator Lynda Forsha will conduct the tour, offering information about each piece, including the murals by Robert Ginder, Ryan McGinness, Ann Hamilton, Fred Tomaselli, Gajin Fujita, Roy McMakin, Richard Allen Morris, and Kim MacConnel. The tour will wrap with a reception at the Athenaeum. Participants should wear comfortable shoes. Reservations required for the free event. (858) 454-5872.
Media Coach for Artists
Media Coach Donna Turner will discuss “Social Media: Getting the Word Out There,” 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 during the exhibition, “Visual Variations,” at La Jolla Art Association gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, in La Jolla Shores. Turner will speak at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m., with a Q&A session after each presentation. “Visual Variations” features paintings and photographs on view 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday until June 30 by Jeffrey R. Brosbe, Dana Levine, Caroline Morse, Gwen Nobil and John Valois. An artists’ reception will be held at the gallery, 5-7 pm. Thursday, June 20. (858) 459-1196.
Take part in a Look/Explore Tour with gallery educators who will lead lively conversation about the exhibition, “Approximately Infinite Universe, “ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. La Jolla.
In addition to exploring the galleries, guests will participate in a hands-on art experience. Recommended for families with kids, ages 5 and older. The family ticket includes two adults and up to three youth: $10 members and military families; $25 non-member families. (858) 454-3541. www.mcasd.org
The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego welcomes guests to its next meeting, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 22 in the Robinson Auditorium complex at UCSD. Thomas MacEntee will discuss “Backing up your genealogy data,” via a live webinar from his base in Chicago. Visit www.cgssd.org for an explanation of the morning events and parking details.
Famed Author Visits
Warwick’s Books and Words Alive will present “Khaled Hosseini in Conversation,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Hosseini is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He will discuss his new novel, “And the Mountains Echoed,” with Martha Barnette, co-host of radio’s “A Way with Words.” Tickets: $32 only through Eventbrite at http://khaledhosseinisd.eventbrite.com. Tickets include admission and a copy of the new book.
Reading Program Begins
The duo Hullabaloo kicks off the annual summer reading program with kid-folk music live in the Community Room, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. The 2013 theme: “Reading Is So Delicious!” Signup at the Youth Services Desk, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. Lajollalibrary.org
“Game on!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair, now through July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (Closed June 24.) From board games and pinball, to television, videos and computers, the fair will highlight how technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams. Plus: food, musical acts on multiple stages, contests and exhibits. Admission: $14-$8. Schedule: sdfair.com
San Francisco trial attorney Walter Walker will discuss his new book, “Crime of Privilege,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Reserved seating is available for the free event: (858) 454-0347. Warwick’s Books, the library, and the San Diego Law Library are hosting the presentation.
Time for a Tear-Jerker
“Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway screens 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 in the Community Room at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free admission and popcorn. (858) 552-1657. Lajollalibrary.org
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