La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events, Aug. 17

Pass the Popcorn!

Movie in the Park at La Jolla Recreation Center will present “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (the Gene Wilder version), Saturday, Aug. 19 at 615 Prospect St. The event begins at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be children’s activities and snacks for purchase. (858) 552-1658.

The Finding Cleveland Experience,” an award-winning documentary short film that uncovers the seldom-told history of the early Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta during the time of segregation and the Chinese Exclusion Act, screens 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 541 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. Musical performance and Q&A with directors follows the screening. Admission: $5.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series continues its weekly “mismatched” pairings: “Annie Hall,” screens 7:30 Thursday, Aug. 17 and “Groundhog Day,” screens 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 on the outdoor patio, 1008 Wall St. Tickets $17-$22. (858) 454-5872.

Something to See

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, 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 admission. (858) 459-1196.

A collection of oil paintings depicting the faces of surfers from California to Australia by Letty Nowak will be on display Aug. 18-31 at Aaron Goulding Photography Gallery, 1273 Prospect St. Meet the artist at a reception, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 and throughout the day Aug. 26 for a print signing. (858) 312-0970.

There’s Music in the Air!

Grammy nominated violinist Regina Carter makes her La Jolla Music Society SummerFest debut, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, on the UC San Diego campus. The Regina Carter Quartet consists of Carter on violin, Marvin Sewell on guitar, Chris Lightcap on bass and Alvester Garnett on drums. Tickets: $50-$75. (858) 459-3728.

For the first time in San Diego, Jewish trumpeter, composer and cultural innovator David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, and an eight-piece global ensemble of jazz greats to present a project of musical discovery: the klezmer-Cuban connection, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $34-$50. (858) 362-1348.

Salvador Padilla’s upcoming concert consists of Latin songs, including boleros, cha chas, rumbas, rancheras, bossa nova and Italian pop songs, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Padilla will be joined by guitarist Carlos Velasco, bassist Kevin Moraine, David Mallard and guest singers Eunice Fidawi and Jorge Figeredo. Tickets: $20. (858) 459-0831.

TwainFest in Old Town

The eighth annual TwainFest runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Hear works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edgar Allan Poe and others, read aloud by San Diego actors, with games, music and puppets throughout the day. Free. (619) 297-8953.

Fairy Tales in the Park

The ninth annual Fairy Tales in the Park will provide a first look at San Diego County Youth Ballet’s spring offering, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20. The tale will be narrated by a professional storyteller at Casa del Prado Theat, 1800 Village Place in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets: $12. (619) 233-3060.

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.

Compiled by Ashley Mackin-Solomon