La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: July 27


Three Concerts to Catch

Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents Melissa Morgan, Graham Dechter and Alex Frank performing gems from the Great American Songbook, 8 p.m. July 28. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $18-23 in advance, $25 at the door (includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres and free valet). (858) 459-0831.

Pacific Coast Chorale will celebrate the songs of America in a concert, “Welcome to Road Trip,” 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Accompanist Rodney Girvin will performs songs that showcase various U.S. cities. Admission $15.

As a special addition to La Jolla Music Society’s free SummerFest outdoor concert, the 2016 hit musical-film “La La Land” will screen. The concert begins 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park. SummerFest music director Cho-Liang Lin, festival artists and special guests will perform classical music by Franz Schubert, Giovanni Bottesini and Johann Sebastian Bach. The movie will play immediately afterward on a big screen, also in the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. (858) 459-3728.

Just Plain Fun!

Katie Brady the Music Lady will perform 10 a.m. Friday, July 28 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. She describes her music as being like a caramel apple, “fun outside, good-for-you center.” Experience her hand-clapping, foot-stomping songs for children. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Ukrainian Music in the Context of Roman Traditions,” Taras Filenko will lead a piano performance and lecture, with voice and guitar by les Arkaya Kuzemko at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. They will perform music by European composers. (858) 552-1657.

The live-action remake of Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” with the voice talents of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley, screens (with free popcorn!) 2 p.m. Monday, July 31 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Fundraising Parties

As part of the grand opening for J. McLaughlin retail store, a ribbon-cutting fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the 7880 Girard Ave. location. The event will feature wine, appetizers and shopping, with 15 percent of all proceeds going to the La Jolla-based women’s philanthropy group Las Patronas. One lucky shopper will walk away with a $500 gift certificate. (858) 731-9338.

Utopia Real Estate and Muttropolis La Jolla will co-host a “Bark-B-Que” gathering, 5:30 p.m., July 27 at Utopia Real Estate, 1113 Wall St. The dog-friendly evening will have complimentary gourmet sausages and craft beer, treats, gift bags and raffles. Adoptions will be held and donations to benefit Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP). (858) 459-9663.

Build It Up

Explore the Fleet Science Center‘s collection of engineering activities in the current exhibit “Dream! Design! Build!” at 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. In July, visitors can build “Brick Art” and in August, attempt to create an International Space Station out of bricks. Exhibit runs through Jan. 1, 2018 and included with admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets $22.95 with discounts. (619) 238-1233.

Color It: Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues,” an exhibit that allows blue hues to takes the stage whether by music or blue sky summers, runs July 30-Aug. 13 at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo Del Ocaso in La Jolla Shores. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is free. (858) 459-1196.