La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: Aug. 10

Two Guitar Concerts

Robert Wetzel (one-half of the music group Odeum Guitar Duo) performs on solo guitar in a concert, “There’s Music in the Air,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Tickets: $10 with discounts. (858) 246-9300.

Villa Musica Guitar Ensembles (both adult and youth groups) perform a free community concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Villa Musica strives to inspire people to explore the joy and lifelong value of music through education, performance and community engagement. (858) 552-1657.

Art on Display

Daytime Dreams,” an exhibit featuring local artists Carol Mansfield and John Valois, opens with an artist reception, 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Free. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 23. (858) 459-0831.

La Jolla Art Association presents “A Day in the Garden,” an exhibit that invites viewers to stroll through gardens created or re-created by local artists. See it Aug. 13-27 during gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla Shores. Free. (858) 459-1196.

The work of three La Jolla artists can be found at the 12th annual Fine Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 along Ingram Plaza in the Arts District of Liberty Station, 2751 Dewey Road, Point Loma. They are: jewelry artist Laurel Nation; collage artist Mona Ray; and watercolor painter Minnie Valero. Free.

Movie Nights

Bayside Summer Nights presents two film screenings with the San Diego Symphony performing the score live this week: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” screens 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 and “La La Land” screens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marine Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets from $18. (619) 235-0804.

The 11th annual Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series presents weekly “mismatched” pairings. The series starts with the 1971 classic of “Harold and Maude” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 and continues with “Annie Hall,” 7:30 Thursday, Aug. 17 on the outdoor patio, 1008 Wall St. Individual tickets: $17-$22; Series: $60-$80. (858) 454-5872.

Aloha, Seniors!

The annual Aloha dance for ages 55 and over, gets a modern twist this year, with DJ Ron Jones taking the mic and providing the tuneage. The dance starts 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Draper Ave. Tickets: $15, advanced registration encouraged. (858) 552-1658.


San Diego Junior Theater presents “Pippin,” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 at Casa del Prado, 1600 Village Place, Balboa Park. Recommended for ages 13 and older. The heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Tickets: $12-$16. (619) 239-8355.

CD Release Party

Carmen Maria, aka Camia, is a singer/songwriter and rising star in Latin America and will be performing in La Jolla this summer. In the meantime, a CD release party and concert is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The CD features Spanish originals, as well as some popular American songs. Admission: $30. (858) 459-0831.

13 Lucky Spots to Hear Live Music in La Jolla

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters: (acoustic and open mic) 10 a.m. to noon Saturday-Sunday, 5627 La Jolla Blvd.

Beaumont’s Eatery: (acoustic, covers, funk and more) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. most Sundays, 5662 La Jolla Blvd.

Café Milano: (light jazz) 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 711 Pearl St.

The Cottage: Tuesdays 6-8 (acoustic guitar) 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 7702 Fay Ave.

Duke’s: (Hawaiian or Island-inspired) upstairs, 4-6 p.m. Fridays, 1216 Prospect St.

Eddie V’s: (jazz, R&B, blues) 6 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 1270 Prospect St.

Hennessy’s Tavern: (Irish tunes) 9 p.m. Tuesdays, (other acoustic music) 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7811 Herschel Ave.

Herringbone: (acoustic) 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays; Noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. last Saturdays of the month Local Ales & Acoustics with tap takeovers, 7837 Herschel Ave.

La Valencia Hotel: (pop, jazz, Flamenco, piano, guitar), 6-9 p.m. Thursdays in The Med; 6 p.m. first Fridays-Sundays in La Sala lounge; 6 p.m. most other nights on The Patio, 1132 Prospect St.

The LOT movie theater: flamenco, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; Cover music, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; Latin music, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, European house music (DJ), 8-11 p.m. Saturdays; acoustic 6-9 Sundays. 7611 Fay Ave.

Lupi Vino Cucina: (Love Songs of Sergio) 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. 5518 La Jolla Blvd.

Manhattan: (piano/vocalist, classic/modern standards), 7-10 p.m. Wednesday; 7-10 p.m. Thursday; 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7766 Fay Ave.

Porters Pub & Grill: (hip-hop, indie) 8 p.m. dates vary, 9500 Gilman Drive.