La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: July 20


On Stage

Guys and Dolls,” another quintessential Broadway gem is on stage with matinee and evening shows at The Old Globe in Balboa Park through Aug. 13. It stars Terence Archie as Sky Masterson and J. Bernard Calloway as Nathan Detroit (roles made famous in film by Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra). Every tune is a toe-tapper in this beloved musical production. Tickets: $40. (619) 234-5623.

J*Company Youth Theater takes on the story of “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson with “Tick, Tick … Boom!” a production covering the playwright/composer’s journey that led to a life-changing, Broadway musical blockbuster, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $11-$13. (858) 457-3030.

The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents the first of two, summer, staged readings of the classic American romantic comedy, “The Rainmaker” by Richard Nash, 7 p.m. Friday, July 21 and Monday July 24 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. A $10 suggested donation. (858) 459-0831.

Fashion Films

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, the world’s largest gathering of fashion filmmakers, is July 20-22 in La Jolla. While the festival is invitation-only, there is a free screening of fashion films for the public, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, July 22 and the public is invited to view the red carpet 2-7:30 p.m. July 22 at Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-2230.

Art Exhibits

La Playa Gallery’s summer art exhibition “The Urban Ocean” features the works of emerging local artists Jeff Yeomans and Katy Helen Stockinger. Also highlighted are the amazing wood carvings of blind woodworker, Mick Yoder. An opening wine and cheese party is 5 p.m. Friday, July 21 at 2226 Avenida de la Playa. Free. (858) 454-6903.

The last chance to see world-renowned artist and architect James Hubbell “That Which Must Be Hidden” is July 23 at the gallery of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Exhibit features stained glass, paintings and sculptures. It will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (858) 459-3421.

Two Concerts

The 19th Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero (featuring the works of Enrique Granados) concludes 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Single ticket with dinner: $165. (858) 454-5872.

Australian rock duo Air Supply, known for hits such as “Lonely is the Night” and “Lost in Love,” take the stage as part of the San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights, 7:30 p.m. July 14-15 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way. Tickets from $18. (619) 235-0804.

Get Fit Summer

Have you signed up for The City of San Diego’s Parks Fit Challenge? You have until Aug. 12 to walk, run or swim 30, 90 or 120 miles. Visit any City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department facility (recreation center, pool, nature center, activity center or golf course) for a quick enrollment process. Choose one activity or mix it up. Track your miles and turn them in by the due date. Free.

Carousel Day

National Carousel Day at the historic Balboa Park Carousel will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 with carousel rides, circus performers, face painting, music and more. Presented by Friends of Balboa Park. Free.