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Let’s Review! Great cast and songs make good ‘Dog and Pony’ show at The Old Globe

Mags (Nicole Parker), Andy (Jon Patrick Walker), and [sitting] Rhoda (Beth Leavel), Jane (Heidi Blickenstaff) and Jeff (Eric William Morris) in the world premiere of The Old Globe Theatre’s ‘Dog and Pony’ with book by Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker.  Jim Cox

Rick Elice (“The Addams Family,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” and with Marshall Brickman co-writer of “Jersey Boys”) said his idea for the musical “Dog and Pony” flew in the window. That summation feels appropriate as the characters in the musical comedy now playing at The Old Globe in Balboa Park are in an energetic leap from start to finish.

La Jolla Presbyterian Church to host free concert

La Jolla Presbyterian Church presents a “Greatest Hits” concert featuring its Chancel Choir, La Jolla Brass, LJPC Orchestra and Hand Bell choir 4 p.m., Sunday, June 22 at 7715 Draper Ave.

Klutz in the kitchen? How-to author will offer cooking tips at La Jolla talk

'The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen' by Kate Payne

Celebrity chef Ina Garten says stirring a pot of risotto at the end of the day with a glass of wine can be relaxing. Food Network personality Anne Burrell prefers tenderizing meat as a way of bringing joy to the cooking experience. Whatever your preference, author Kate Payne wants to see you in the kitchen, enjoying yourself.

La Jolla’s Best bets for events

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During the 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, San Diego Floral Association meeting, Patrick Anderson will discuss the private gardens of Holland and Belgium, as well as Holland’s Floriade festival, an horticultural event that takes place once every 10 years.

Midcentury Modern in La Jolla: New Historical Society exhibit reveals the town’s 1950s-1960s flair

Exhibit photo shows Russell and Eleanor Forester’s second home on Hillside Drive in 1958. With Russell’s figurative sculpture ‘Spring’ in the foreground, Eleanor surveys La Jolla Shores.  Photo by Charles Schneider / Courtesy of Lynn Forester

The new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) will take you back to a unique time in La Jolla history — a time when many local innovators were looking forward and breaking ground with new ideas. “Climate Change: Midcentury Modern La Jolla,” which opened May 4, refers not to the weather but to the optimistic cultural climate of the post-World War II years.

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events June 5-12

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Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host husband and wife duo, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, kicking off the Farrell Family Jazz series, and the Nite Owls (formerly the Athenaeum’s A List) presents Latin Nights, 7:30 p.m. June 5

Premiere of musical about San Diego homeless rocks Ocean Beach Playhouse

The very talented cast includes Jon Huckaby, Patrick Kelly, Taylor Wycoff, Katherine Harroff, Michael Nieto and Stacy Hardke. Photo Susan DeMaggio

Circle Circle dot dot (La Jolla Playhouse 2014/2015 resident theater company) has three performances left in its run of “No Place Like Home,” an original musical exploring how the lives of a group of homeless people in San Diego become intertwined.

Let’s Review! The laughter abounds in Globe’s new comedy ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Haneefah Wood (Cassandra), Candy Buckley (Masha), and Martin Moran (Vanya) appear in the San Diego premiere of ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ through June 22 at The Old Globe Theatre.  Jim Cox

Many Old Globe patrons entering the theater for the San Diego premiere of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” had the same reaction. They were uttering the word “wow” at the set design by David Korins and light design by David Weiner.

Let’s Review! General has fun fighting foibles in ‘Faded Glory’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre

General Daniel Sickles (Andrew Barnicle) finds himself confronted by two sassy females (Shana Wride and Frances Anita Rivera), in the funny ‘Faded Glory.’ Aaron Rumley

Tales from the Civil War are rarely amusing, however, playwright Tim Burns’ “Faded Glory” finds huge hilarity and humor in retelling the story of one colorful old soldier — General Daniel Sickles. The delightful drama, based on the life of a long-forgotten figure has its world premiere on the North Coast Repertory stage through June 22.

Guide to Summer Fun in La Jolla

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Here comes the Summer of 2014 and with it moonlit pier walks, extended hours at galleries, concerts, camps for kids, beach parties, and all kinds of cultural events from art exhibits to music fests to world-class theater. Below is your guide to June, July and August in The Jewel.

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