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Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, April 11-April 20


La Jolla Photo Travelers Club shows pictures from a trip to India; La Jolla Garden Club shares ‘The A to Z of Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden;’ Riford Library shows a film noir classic; six spring concerts to be performed around town; Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation in La Jolla adds extra screenings: April 13-14

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, April 4-12, 2013

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Concours d’Elegance come to La Jolla this weekend

Friday, April 5

• Contemporary Classics Cocktail Party, 7-10 p.m. Amaya La Jolla, 1205 Prospect St. $125

Saturday, April 6

• La Jolla Concours Motor Tour, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Breakfast San Diego Automotive Museum, Balboa Park. Cruise 60-70 miles, including stops at automotive museums and lunch at The Grand Del Mar. Register classic autos to join the tour for $150 (driver and one passenger); single passenger tickets in luxury show car: $50.

• VIP Reception/Silent Auction 6-9 p.m. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Tickets: $100

• Free movie screening: ‘Cars’ (animated) 7-9 p.m. Ellen Browning Scripps Park

Sunday, April 7

• Concours D’Elegance show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scripps Park. Tickets $35 advance, $40 door, $100 VIP

• Motor Car Classic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coast Boulevard (by Ellen Browning Scripps Park); Prospect Street between Herschel and Girard avenues; Girard Avenue between Prospect and Wall street. Free.

Tickets for all events: (619) 233-5008.

Best Bets for fun things in La Jolla March 28 through April 5

Alison Balsom

Chamber Concert

Trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom will be joined by the Scottish Ensemble for a concert from La Jolla Music Society, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. Ruben Valenzuela will offer a prelude lecture at 7 p.m. The program will include works by Geminiani, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky. Tickets: $25-$75. (858) 459-3728.

Spike & Mike adds three more Festival of Animation shows in La Jolla


Due to “overwhelming fan response” (read: sold-out shows) Craig “Spike” Decker has extended the run of Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation 30th Anniversary show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 21-29


The WindanSea Surf Club will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the La Jolla Methodist Church parking lot, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The free, family-friendly community event launches the club’s 50th anniversary celebration. Proceeds from the rummage sale will support the surf club’s service projects, including Day at the Beach for underprivileged children and the Menehune Surf Contest for young surfers.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 14-22

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Book seller Dennis Wills will host his 34th annual Irish Poetry Reading, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at 7461 Girard Ave. Members of the public are invited to read their favorite passages from James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Edmund Burke, Sean O’Casey, etc. (858)

[Exclusive VIDEO] Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘The Simpsons’ Director Rich Moore draws crowds to Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation in La Jolla


Sold-out audiences of nearly 500 people at each screening filled the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla for the 30th anniversary of Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation during the weekend of March 1-2, 2013 in which Rich Moore was the special guest. Moore is the director of Disney’s Oscar-nominated animated film, “Wreck-It Ralph.” He has also directed many popular episodes of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” during the first few seasons of those shows.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 6-March 17

Pacific Sound Brass Quintet

The Pacific Sound Brass Quintet — RB Anthony (French horn), John Reynolds and Tim Saeger (trumpet), Andrew Moreau (trombone), and Jenn Opdahl (tuba) — will perform a Family Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. An ensemble of educators, the group has style, substance, and just a touch of irreverence that will appeal to kids in the audience. There will be a freewill offering. Childcare is available for the very young.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 21-Feb. 28

‘Still Life with Beatnik Poster,’ by Raul Guerrero, 2012, Courtesy

A public reception with artists Ed Ruscha and Raul Guerrero will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The event heralds two new exhibitions saluting the Beat Generation.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 14-Feb. 25

Barbara Cook plays Sherwood Auditorium as a guest of the La Jolla Music Society. Courtesy

La Jolla Music Society will present Broadway star Barbara Cook, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Sherwood Auditorium, performing her latest one-woman show, “Let’s Fall in Love.” Whether on stages throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York’s Café Carlyle, Cook’s popularity continues to thrive. During the 1950s and ’60s, her many credits included the creation of three classic roles in American musical theater — Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” and Amalia in Bock and Harnick’s “She Loves Me.” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Tickets: $50-$75. (858) 459-3728.

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