Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 22-29

Sunday Concerts by the Sea

BetaMaxx, performs 1980s hits, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the next Cove Concert in Scripps Park. There will be a concession stand and raffles, too. Final concert Sept. 1: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra. (858) 454-1600. ljconcertsbythesea.org

Flicks on the Bricks

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s film-and-wine series screens its season finale, “The Big Easy,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 on the patio at 1008 Wall St. The 1986 film stars Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin and Ned Beatty. Tickets: $17, $22. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/specialevents.html

Fourth Friday Jazz

Lori Bell & Friends (guitarist/vocalist/pianist Ron Satterfield and percussionist Kevin Koch) will offer a Latin/Brazilian-jazz inspired show, 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. A reception starts at 7 p.m. when doors open. Advance tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. At the door: $20 and $25. Tickets include concert, hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and free valet parking. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Raunchy and Rough

The Spike & Mike Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation gets underway Aug. 24 with screening dates through Nov. 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. Guest appearances with Ren and Stimpy creator John K on Aug. 24, and Billy West, voice talent for “Futurama,” Sept. 13-14. Admission is restricted to ages18 and older. IDs will be checked at the door. Tickets: SpikeAndMike.com

Eight to the Bar

Singer-songwriter Astra Kelly will conduct a “Collective Songwriting Experience” workshop to explore creative thinking through making music, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.  Attendees will receive a recorded demo of the original song they helped create. Tickets: $30 members, $40 non-members. Register: (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Movies at the Library

Heralded by film critics and movie-goers alike, “Silver Linings Playbook,” starring Brad Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro, will screen 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the Community Room of Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when he meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Free. (858) 552-1657.

$2 on No. 5 in the Third to Win

As the Thoroughbred Race season winds down, you can still watch the ponies run through Sept. 4 at Del Mar Racetrack. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. First post is 2 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Schedule: www.dmtc.com

Summer Shakespeare

Playing in repertory through Sept. 29 at The Old Globe’s outdoor festival theater in Balboa Park are:  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Merchant of Venice,” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Tickets: (619) 234-5623. Theoldglobe.org

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