La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: Aug. 16


Silent Movie (And More!)

Lois Weber directed, wrote and acted in more than 100 movies during the silent film-era. Most of her films have been lost, but one that was found and restored is “Shoes,” the story of a shop girl’s woes during 1916. You can watch it 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 on the La Jolla Historical Society lawn, 780 Prospect St. There will be live music and sound effects by Scott Paulson & The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Bring low chairs or a blanket and a picnic dinner. Free. (858) 459-5335.

The Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series concludes with two films: crime drama “The Brothers Rico” (1957) with Richard Conte, James Darren and Kathryn Crosby at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 and neo-noir crime drama “The Grifters” (1990) with John Cusack, Annette Bening and Anjelica Huston at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Tickets: $10-$15, wine available for purchase, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope! See the 1977 classic “Star Wars: A New Hope,” with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live-to-picture as part of the Bayside Summer Nights concert series, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown.

There’s Music in The Air

The songs of Sinatra are back thanks to David Roberts, accompanied by Carlos Velasco (guitar, piano) and Kevin Moraine (Bass), in concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Born in New York City, Roberts has the look and feel of Sinatra right down to his blue eyes. $20. (858) 459-0831.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the state of Israel, violin virtuoso Jonathan Leviim and piano virtuoso Oleg Poliansky will perform works by Paganini, Bach, Veracini, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Gluck, Kreisler and more, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $35. (858) 740-4049.

Hosted by Scholar-in-Residence Eric Bromberger, the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest Encounter features a virtuosic and exuberant program with Fellowship Artist Ensemble Cambridge Trio and acclaimed violist Eric Nowlin of the New Orford String Quartet, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts library, 1008 Wall St. Free, but reservation required. (858) 454-5872.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Race Club’s summer season presents concerts after the last race of the day every Friday and almost every Saturday night in the seaside concert area at the west end of the grandstand. See Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (“SOB”) Friday, Aug. 17 at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Free with track admission. (858) 755-1141.

Twain Fest in Old Town

Hear works by Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar and others, read aloud by San Diego actors at the annual TwainFest celebration, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Puppets, music, stories, games, costume contest, vote in the election of 1872 and more. Free.

Playhouse Premiere

The world premiere of “Seize the King,” a modern take on Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” comes to La Jolla Playhouse, Aug. 21 to Sept. 16. With England’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his rule, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped, who can ensure it won’t happen again? Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD campus. Tickets from $25. (858) 550-1010.