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Exciting world of ancient China awaits in ‘The Orphan of Zhao’ at La Jolla Playhouse

BD Wong (front) and Nick Gabriel star in ‘The Orphan of Zhao’ running through Aug. 3 in the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum. Kevin Berne. photo

The La Jolla Playhouse will stage the classic Chinese legend “The Orphan of Zhao,” a co-production with American Conservatory Theatre, adapted by James Fenton. Along with its amazing cast is the creative team of Byron Au Yong (Original Music), Stephen Buescher (Movement Direction) and Jonathan Rider (Fight Direction).

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events July 10-17

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The famous Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake breakfast returns to the La Jolla Rec Center 7:30- until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 615 Prospect St. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee.

Keeping it Simple: La Jolla native has Sumi-e, Japanese-art exhibit in Balboa Park

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Sumi-e art is all about simplicity, said La Jolla native and artist Lauris Phillips. The strokes are minimal to show the “essence” of a subject. Even the word is simple, when broken down. Sumi means “ink” in Japanese, she said, and adding the –e changes the meaning to “ink painting.”

Let’s Review! Underwood and Thomas are a tour-de-force in Globe’s ‘Othello’

Iago (Richard Thomas) and Michael Cassio (Noah Bean) plan revenge on Othello in Shakespeare’s drama directed by Barry Edelstein.  Photos by Jim Cox

Rarely have I seen an audience so spellbound as by the performances of Blair Underwood as Othello and Richard Thomas as Iago in the first production of The Old Globe Theatre’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival, “Othello.”

Healing Waters: Film premiering at MCASD conveys reverence, respect for Earth’s oceans

Brett McBride with Katharine the shark

The filmmakers and several of those appearing in the film — from surfers to scholars — will answer audience questions after the screening.

VIEWPOINT: My 30 seconds with Hillary

Hillary Clinton came to La Jolla on June 25 to sign copies of her new book, ‘Hard Choices,’ at Warwick’s Bookstore.  Pat Sherman photo

I have to forget about Hillary. But how can I forget about Hillary? Everywhere I look there’s Hillary. I turn on the television, Hillary is being interviewed. I turn on the radio and who is being interviewed? Hillary. Perhaps if I retreat to the newspaper she won’t be there. But the subject of the “By The Book” column in The New York Times is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Thanks to that column I now know that she wants to have dinner with William Shakespeare. She must like men named Bill.

Romance, then and now, unfolds in new offering at North Coast Rep

Choreographer Jill Gorrie collaborates with director Rick Simas on the musical ‘Romance, Romance,’ at North Coast Rep. Aaron Rumley

Has the art of romance changed from the days when face-to-face meetings were the way to woo, and been replaced with social media and cell phones as the harbingers of love?

Under the Sea: Precious ecosystems depicted in La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps photography exhibit

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Octavio Aburto is a storyteller, and the stories he tells with underwater photography will likely take your breath away.

SIBYL REDUX! Artist brings ‘Books, Prints, Collages & Then Some’ to Athenaeum in La Jolla

At Bay Park Press, Sibyl Rubottom shows off one of her illustrations from ‘The Second Quarter,’ a book of poems by her son, Otis Rubottom, printed especially for the opening of her show at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

Artist Sibyl Rubottom was born a few blocks from the Hudson River in Manhattan, raised next to an estuary of the Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck, and got her first training in art at the Rhode Island School of Design, near Narragansett Bay.

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents two “things”: The Shore Thing kickoff 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla and the Thursday Night Thing (TNT) 7 p.m. July 10, 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown.

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