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SummerFest workshops take place 10 a.m. select days at La Jolla Library.
(Ashley Mackin-Solomon)

It’s Summer Concert Time

SummerFest coaching workshops offer a chance to see SummerFest musicians in the La Jolla Music Society Fellowship Artist program, guided by master teachers. Free admission 10 a.m. Aug. 10, 13, 14 and 15 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Pacific Beach Town Council presents Christopher Dale & Rabbit Hole, an American pop rock band, in a free concert, 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Road. Bring lawn chairs, friends and picnic lunch. (858) 484-6666.

Who would win a song battle between Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen? Find out when tribute bands for both (Livin’ on a Prayer: The Bon Jovi Tribute and The Springsteen Experience) will take the stage in battle fashion, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 as part of the Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets: $33-$38. (858) 534-3474.

La Jolla Music Society’s annual tradition, SummerFest, continues with two shows this week, musical director Cho-Liang ‘Jimmy’ Lin’s “My Favorite Playlist,” 8 p.m. Aug. 14; and “49 Minutes on the Edge: Piano Focus,” 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive on UC San Diego campus at Russell Lane. Concert prices vary. (858) 459-3728.

Aloe Blacc Courtesy

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. Hear Aloe Blacc (“Wake Me Up” and “The Man”) Friday, Aug. 10 and Reggae Fest with Ziggy Marley Saturday, Aug. 11. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Concert is free with track admission, but $30 when arriving after the last race. (858) 755-1141.

Listen Up!

Professor Lawrence A. Herzog, Ph. D, will speak at the Congregation Beth Israel men’s club dinner forum with the impact of the proposed wall being considered between the United States and Mexico. Open to men and women, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 9001 Towne Centre Drive. Buffet dinner. $18 with RSVP, $20 without. (858) 900-2598.

A familiar name to the La Jolla Photo Travelers Club, Faye Girsh, will present her photos from Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. In her 2012 visit to the “stans,” she said she found Turkmenistan the strangest place and Tajikistan a friendly small country with beautiful terrain. Free.

For one night only, the Oscar Wilde Society will present a reading of “An Ideal Husband,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at North Coast Rep Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach. Written by Wilde in 1895, the comedy revolves around blackmail and political corruption and touches on public and private honor. Suggested donation $25. (858) 481-1055.

‘The Lorax’ On Stage

The U.S. premiere of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” presented with updated information by The Old Globe, Children’s Theatre Company and The Old Vic, is on stage at The Old Globe Theatre in matinees and evening shows though Aug. 12, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. H. Adam Harris, along with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, play The Lorax. Tickets from $30. (619) 234-5623.

The cast of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax Courtesy

Art Walk Liberty Station

Featuring the work of La Jolla artists mixed-media artist Mieko Anekawa, photographer Ian Ely, jewelry artist Laurel Nation and oil painters Dorothy Oldsen and Krista Schumaker, ArtWalk @ Liberty Station runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 held at Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road, Point Loma. Themed “Connecting Creative Communities,” the event includes art, food, wine and beer, live entertainment and interactive art projects.

Two Movies This Week

The Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series returns with “San Diego Noir,” a look at films with scenes or connections to San Diego, Thursdays in August. See “Tension” (1949) 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and “The Brothers Rico” (1957) 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 on the patio of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $10-$15, wine available for purchase. (858) 454-5872.

Sea Stories for Young Learners

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 25, Birch Aquarium’s InterpreTEENS will lead ocean conservation stories highlighting science, conservation and fun for those walking through the Aquarium, to bring exhibits to life via interactions, bio-facts and live specimens, Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. $19.50 admission, with discounts. (858) 534-3474.