La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Sept. 21

Major Art Exhibits

Celebrate the drawings, installations, public commissions and artist books by Joyce Cutler-Shaw at “Library Duet,” a joint exhibition of Shaw’s work at UCSD’s Geisel Library and La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. A retrospective of artist’s books will be at the Athenaeum, Sept. 23-Nov. 4, with an opening reception 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at 1008 Wall St. Her work will also be on display at Geisel Library, Oct. 5-27, 9500 Gilman Drive, at the end of Library Walk on UCSD campus. ljathenaeum.org

In collaboration with Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents an exhibition examining the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization after World War II, most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. See it through Jan. 21 at the MCASD downtown building, 1001 Kettner Blvd. Tickets: $10. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org

Festivals Supreme

The Impossible Science Festival returns Sept. 23-24 to the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, with an interactive event that explores the science behind the seemingly impossible. Learn how to turn objects invisible, explore levitation, play with the science of mind control, walk on water and more. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets $22.95 with discounts. (619) 238-1233. rhfleet.org

Food, beer, festivities, accordion players, a fun zone for kids and craft activities await guests at the 13th annual Oktoberfest Celebration, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Tickets: $20 for dinner and coffee, tea or water. Beer, wine and soda priced separately. lajollaucc.org

One of the largest woodie vehicle shows in the world, the Wavecrest car show, returns to Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 when up to 300 classics, ranging from Model T’s to Studebaker wagons, cruise into town. 400 B St. Free. At 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, woodie owners will set out from the Civic Center in downtown Encinitas for a cruise along Old Highway 101 to the Oceanside Pier and back. sandiegowoodies.com/events/wavecrest

On Stage

MOXIE Theatre opens its 13th season with “Ironbound,” by Martyna Majok and directed by Jennifer Eve Thorn, Sept. 23-Oct 22. A darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury and a liability as she fights to survive in America over the span of 20 years. MOXIE Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. near San Diego State University. moxietheatre.com

Considered one of the greatest plays ever written, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” closes Friday Sept. 22 at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic and family saga, the production stars Grantham Coleman, Opal Alladin, Michael Genet, Patrick Kerr, Ian Lassiter, Jonny Orsini and Cornell Womack. Barry Edelstein directs. Tickets from $30. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org

Pass the Popcorn

Florence Foster Jenkins,” starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, screens 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. Free admission and popcorn. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Jazzin’ It Up

The Fourth Friday Jazz series presents The Peter Sprague Trio, 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The musicians will explore the work of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, and Cream — from a jazz viewpoint. $18-$23. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Live Music in La Jolla

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters: (acoustic) 10 a.m. to noon Saturday-Sunday, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 551-1707, birdrockcoffeeroasters.com

Beaumont’s Eatery: (acoustic) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. most Sundays, 5662 La Jolla Blvd. beaumontseatery.com

Café Milano: (light jazz) 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 711 Pearl St., cafemilanolajolla.com

The Cottage: (acoustic guitar) 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 7702 Fay Ave. cottagelajolla.com

Duke’s: (Hawaiian) upstairs, 4-6 p.m. Fridays, 1216 Prospect St. dukeslajolla.com

Eddie V’s: (jazz, R&B, blues) 6 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1270 Prospect St., eddiev.com

Hennessey’ Tavern: (Irish tunes) 9 p.m. Tuesdays, (other acoustic music) 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7811 Herschel Ave. hennesseytavern.com

Herringbone: (acoustic) 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays; Noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. last Saturdays of the month Local Ales & Acoustics with tap takeovers, 7837 Herschel Ave. herringboneeats.com

La Valencia Hotel: (pop, jazz, famenco, piano, guitar), 6-9 p.m. Thursdays in The Med; 6 p.m. first Fridays-Sundays in La Sala lounge; 6 p.m. most other nights on The Patio, 1132 Prospect St., lavalencia.com

The LOT movie theater: flamenco, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; Cover music, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; Latin, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, European house music (DJ), 8-11 p.m. Saturdays; acoustic 6-9 Sundays. 7611 Fay Ave. thelotent.com

Lupi Vino Cucina: (Love Songs of Sergio) 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. 5518 La Jolla Blvd. lupivinocucina.com

Manhattan: (piano/vocalist), 7-10 p.m. Wednesday; 7-10 p.m. Thursday; 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7766 Fay Ave. manhattanoflajolla.com

Porters Pub & Grill: (hip-hop, indie) 8 p.m. dates vary, 9500 Gilman Drive, porterspub.com

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