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.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872
■ Flicks on the Bricks, film and wine summer movie series 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Aug. 7 “North by Northwest”; Aug. 14 “To Kill A Mockingbird”; Aug. 21 “Singin’ in the Rain”; Aug. 28 “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
■ Farrell Family Jazz Concerts, 7 and 9 p.m. June 5 Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes; 7:30 p.m. June 12 Jeff Ballard Trio with Miguel Zenon and Lionel Loueke; June 18 Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio; July 17 Kendra Shank Quartet with Geoffrey Keezer. Series $79-$96. Single tickets $21- $26.
■ 16th Summer Festival: Pianist Gustavo Romero in a four-part series, celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven, 4 p.m. Sundays July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at The Scripps Research Institute, 10640 John J. Hopkins Drive. Post-concert dinner in private homes or at the Athenaeum. Tickets $35-$620.
■ Full Moon Pier Walk on Scripps Pier (usually closed to the public) with aquarium naturalists, 7-9 p.m. June 16, July 14 and 15, and Aug. 12 and 13. Reservations $25 per person, minimum age 9, those 9-13 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP required.
■ Snorkel with the sharks, 8-10 a.m. July 19 and 27; and Aug. 3, 17 and 23. 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. $30 for ages 10 and older (minors with adult), RSVP required.
■ SEA Days offers multi- generational learning about research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Programs included with aquarium admission, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. third Saturdays: June 21 “Meet the Locals” with Andy Nosal and local leopard sharks; July 19 “Sharks Celebration”; Saturday, Aug. 16 “Sharks on the Line.” SEA Days also provides a venue for students, Scouts and others to meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects.
■ Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Mondays, June 9 “Armed and Armored: The Amazing Evolutionary Story of Crustaceans” with marine biologist Jennifer Taylor; July 14 “Sharks Without Borders: A Bi-national Effort to Study and Conserve Threatened Shark Species” with marine biologist Dan Cartamil. Tickets $5- $8. RSVP (858) 534-5771.