La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for Events: Aug. 2


Dance Date

The annual Senior Luau Dance at La Jolla Rec Center get underway at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at 615 Prospect St. when the Breez’n band performs; dinner, coffee and desserts will be served. Focus on ages 55 and older. Tickets: $15. (858) 552-1658.

Post Party Sale

Las Patronas will hold its annual Jewel Ball wrap-up sale, where décor items from the “Viva la Vida” ball will be available for purchase to benefit charity, 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 until everything is gone, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Flagpole Circle Green, 2000 Spindrift Drive.

Two Concerts to Catch

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest opens with “Carnival” featuring works by Bartok, Villa-Lobos and Saint-Saens, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive on UC San Diego campus at Russell Lane. Tickets: From $49. (858) 459-3728.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Race Club 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 Jewish-American reggae vocalist, beatboxer and alternative rocker Matisyahu, Friday, Aug. 3. Concerts are free with track admission. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. (858) 755-1141.

Multi-Media Art

Allied Artists Association of San Diego presents an exhibition of fine art and digital photography by Dana Levine, through Sept. 9 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Themed “These are a Few of my Favorite Things,” the exhibition includes scenes that evoke a sense of place and time, created by camera, computer and paintbrush. Free. (858) 459-0831.

Fundraising Folles

For two nights only, the six-time Tony Award-winning musical “La Cage aux Folles” comes to Cygnet Theatre for a staged concert reading. Proceeds benefit Cygnet Theatre’s Artist Advocate program, which provides the financial support needed to hire the most talented artists and to pay them a meaningful wage. See it 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 at 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. $50 general, $75 VIP. (619) 337-1525.

It’s Movie Time

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series returns with “San Diego Noir,” a look at films with scenes or connections to San Diego, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in August. The series opens with a double-feature: “Devil Thumbs a Ride” (1947) and “The Clay Pigeon” (1949) Aug. 2 on the Athenaeum patio, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $10-$15. (858) 454-5872.

Proving that La Jolla Library’s summer programming is “out of this world,” the 1982 Oscar-winner “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” screens 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7555 Draper Ave. Film stars a young Henry Thomas and an even younger Drew Barrymore. (858) 552-1657.

The next Bayside Summer Nights concert brings Hogwarts to San Diego, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. The 2005 film “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” screens while members of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra perform Patrick Doyle’s film score. Tickets: $57-$109. Attendees are welcome to dress in their favorite Harry Potter outfits.

Bead Bazaar

San Diego Bead Society’s 19th annual Bead Bazaar returns, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley.

Master beading instructor Cynthia Rutledge will teach classes for advance students. There will also be short make-and-take classes offered by SDBS teachers. Admission is $3, free for military families with ID.