La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: Aug. 3
Song and Dance Fun
Every weekday at 10 a.m. from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, the SummerFest coaching workshops pair master teachers and fellowship artists coach youth musicians from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservancy in concert at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. Details and schedule: lajollalibrary.org
Noche Latina, with fusion music by “El Maestro” Julio de la Huerta, returns 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 to La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $30-$35 in advance, $40 at the door (includes dinner, a glass of wine, dancing and valet parking). (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org
The annual La Jolla Senior Aloha Dance is getting a modern twist this year, with DJ Ron Jones taking the mic and providing the tunes. 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.
Got Time for a Movie?
True or false? There are 60 types of lemurs in Madagascar? True! Learn more about lemurs when the Fleet Science Center screens “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” which opens Friday, Aug. 4, with multiple shows daily at 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Museum admission: $19.95. (619) 238-1233. rhfleet.org
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 11th annual Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 kicking off the “mismatched” pairing theme with the 1971 classic “Harold and Maude” and wine tasting on the Athenaeum patio, 1008 Wall St. Individual tickets: $17-$22, series: $60-$80. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
The Old Globe Theatre continues its free Monday night Shakespeare film screenings with “Looking for Richard,” the directorial debut of Al Pacino, looking at the impact of Shakespeare’s works, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org
A reading of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” performed by artistic director David Ellenstein and actress Denise Young, returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre for one night only, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach. Tickets: $50. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org
Billed as “lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ ” a reading of Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT” is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and Aug. 8 at Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town San Diego. Book and lyrics by Monty Python actor Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez, and directed by Sean Murray. Tickets: $50. (619) 337-1525. cygnettheatre.com
Shadow puppet performances have been a highly-refined and complex storytelling tradition in parts of Indonesia for hundreds of years. See about 30 puppets (aka wayang kulit), at Mingei International Museum through March 2018. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Admission: $10. (619)-239-0003. mingei.org
Art Exhibit Reception
The opening reception for Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s annual juried exhibition is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at 1008 Wall St. You can view the 56 pieces by 41 selected artists on display Aug. 5-Sept. 2 for free, during library business hours. See related story, B 19. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
San Diego Bead Society will hold its annual Bead Bazaar 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley. Make-and-take classes, artists booths and vendors. Admisison: $5, with $2 coupons at sdbeadsociety.org
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