La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for Events: July 12


Views from World Travels

Photographer Matthew Allison will pull back the curtain of a time spent with Russian nomadic reindeer herders, the Nenet people, at the next La Jolla Photo Travelers meeting, “Reindeer herders of the Yanal Peninsula,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Wesley Palms 2404, Loring St. Free.

Photographer and human rights activist Lucy O’Bryan will share powerful images from her travels with various international non-governmental organizations through conflict zones and the developing world, at the new Eleanor Roosevelt Gallery, an exhibition space created by the United Nations Association of San Diego, UN Building, 2171 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, San Diego. Free.

There’s Music in the Air

The Farrell Family Jazz summer series welcomes the Ben Kendra Shank Trio, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Vocalist Kendra Shank will perform with longtime musical collaborators Frank Kimbrough on piano and Dean Johnson on bass. Considered an Athenaeum favorite, Shank returns to the series for the first time since 2014. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872.

For two nights, Rick Springfield (the voice behind “Jessie’s Girl,” “Love Somebody” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers”) performs as part of the Bayside Summer Nights concert series, 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown. Tickets from $27.

1970s London-based new wave band The FIXX (behind U.S. top 20 hits “One Thing Leads to Another,” “Are We Ourselves?” and “Secret Separation”) performs as part of the Green Flash Concert series, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. $33 members, $38 public. $44 at the door. (858) 534-3474.

Enjoy an evening of beautiful music from vocalist Jean-Paul Morlet, maestro/guitarist Julio de la Huerta, guests Dania Alejandra Tamez, René Morlet and others, in “Romance La Jolla,” 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $25 admission includes light appetizers and a glass of wine. (858) 459-0831.

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Let it go, let it gooooooo! When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. JCompany Youth Theatre will present a 60-minute production of Disney’s “Frozen,” adapted for middle school-aged students, matinee/evening weekends July 13-29 at Garfield Theater, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $17-$25.

Shakespeare on Screen

As part of The Old Globe Theatre’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, the movie “Coriolanus” screens, 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. It’s the 2011 adaptation of the Shakespeare work of the same name, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes. Free. (619) 234-5623.

How Odd!

Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections,” a new, comic book-inspired exhibit that highlights the astonishing adaptations (aka super powers) of ocean species, is on display through Spring 2019 at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. “Oddities” is included with aquarium admission, adults $19.50, children $15. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (858) 534-3474.

Time for Poetry

Hear local poets present their works from this year’s San Diego Poetry Annual publication at a special release, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Copies of each edition are donated in the name of contributing poets to local public and college libraries and to select libraries nationally. Free. (858) 552-1657.