Summer Fun: A guide to concerts, festivals and parties in La Jolla June-August 2011

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” — Bob Marley

Here comes the Summer of 2011 and with it, in La Jolla, there will be moonlit pier walks, friends at the firepits, concerts at the cove, camps for kids, 4


of July fireworks (hopefully), and all kinds of cultural events from art exhibitions to music fests to world-class theater. Below is your guide to June, July and August in The Jewel. We hope it’s your best summer ever!

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall St.

(858) 454-5872

• Flicks on the Bricks, film and wine summer movie series 8 p.m. Thursdays: July 28 ‘Dr. No”; Aug. 4 “Goldfinger”; Aug. 11 “Like Water for Chocolate”; Aug. 18 “Julie & Julia”; Aug. 25 “Gigi.”

• Farrell Family Jazz Concerts, 7:30 p.m. June 14 Gilbert Castellanos Quartet with guest James Zollar;

July 1 Anat Cohen Quartet;

July 21 Kendra Shank Quartet;

July 27 Edmar Castaneda Trio.

Series $68-$88. Single tickets $19-$24.

• Sound On Festival of Modern Music, in its 5


year, is hosted by San Diego New Music’s chamber ensemble-in-residence, NOISE. The three-day event, June 16–18, is an exploration of contemporary chamber music with world-class musicians presenting the most innovative new music being written by young composers today. 3-Day Pass $40-$50. 1-Day Pass $15-$20.

Musicians of all levels are encouraged take part in a collaborative performance workshop 10 a.m. to noon June 18. A public concert with the workshop musicians will follow. Other events include daytime open rehearsals, panel discussions, and evening concerts.

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Summer Festival: Pianist Gustavo Romero in a four-part series, commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt, 4 p.m. Sundays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Neurosciences Institute auditorium, 10640 John J. Hopkins Dr. Dinners post concert in private homes or the Athenaeum. Ticket packages $30-$600.

Art camps for kids, ages 7-12, run July 11-29 with morning and afternoon sessions in mosaics, plein-air painting, ceramics and sculpture.

Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way

(858) 534-7336

• Full-Moon Walk on Scripps Pier with aquarium naturalists, 7-9:30 p.m. June 16, July 14 and 15, Aug. 12 and 13. Reservations $25 per person, ages 9 and older only with adult. RSVP required.

• Snorkel with the Sharks 8-10 a.m. July 9, 23 and 30; Aug. 27, Sept. 10. Participants will join aquarium naturalists to swim with schooling leopard sharks, smoothhound sharks and guitarfish while enjoying the mild surf and gently sloping beach of La Jolla Shores. See rays, flatfish, sand dwelling invertebrates and coastal sea life. Intermediate swimming ability required and previous snorkeling experience recommended. Bring your own gear. Cost $30 for ages 10 and older (with adult), RSVP required.

•Snorkel La Jolla Cove, 8-10 a.m. Aug. 6 and 20

•Sea Days offers multi-generational learning about research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Programs included with admission, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. third Saturdays: June 18 “Fish Diversity”; July 16 and 17 “Sharks around the Globe”; Saturday, Aug. 20 “Boundless Energy,” new exhibit for exploring renewable energy sources and deciding how you would choose to power the future. Meet scientists studying renewable energy solutions.



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