La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for Events: July 5


Art on View

Have you seen the La Jolla Historical Society’s “La Jolla Canyons: Place, Diversity, Connections” yet? It is on view until Sept. 2 at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. This exhibit features paintings, pastels, artifacts, taxidermy animals, photos, informative panels, old maps of canyons, maps of the bathymetric make-up of the underwater canyons offshore, letters from early explorers and scientists, and more. Free. (858) 459-5335.

Eight large multimedia pieces that combine still images, video animation and original music, along with several traditionally framed pieces of art are on display in “Quantum Revolutions of the Telepathic Turntable,” on view through July 31 at Pannikin coffee house, 7467 Girard Ave. The exhibition will also mark the debut album from Vinyl Nightmare Orchestra — a deluxe double vinyl LP in featuring the original music created for each multimedia piece. Free. (858) 454-5453.

Mankind Edited” explores the emotional range of Americana, from joy to desperation, by way of selected works from painters Dan Adams and Matt Snyder, and sculptor Ry Beloin. It opens with a reception 5 p.m. Friday, July 6 at La Playa Gallery, 2226 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla Shores. Free. (858) 454-6903.

Pass the Popcorn

Talk about the big screen! The Fleet Science Center hosts the West Coast premiere of “Great Barrier Reef,” Friday, July 6 on its IMAX theater, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park. Narrated by Australian actor Eric Bana, the film highlights one of the planet’s most bio-diverse ecosystems as well as the “citizen science” movement. Admission $19.95, with discounts. (619) 238-1233.

The Old Globe Theatre’s Monday Night Shakespeare film screening series kicks off 8:15 p.m. July 9 with “Forbidden Planet.” Based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” this interstellar space story is one of the first to depict humans traveling in a faster-than-light starship. Free admission and popcorn. 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 234-5623.

Two Concerts

The 20th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival continues 4 p.m. Sundays, July 8 (and then 15 and 22) at 1008 Wall St. Pianist Gustavo Romero performs a selection of works from his 19-year involvement with the Festival. Tickets $45-$165. (858) 454-5872.

Southern California’s top opera singers come to La Jolla once a month for Opera Wednesday, and their next visit is 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Artists will consist of past and present Metropolitan Opera Competition Winners, active San Diego Opera performers and guest artists who have sung all over the world. $10 suggested donation. (858) 459-0831.

Book Talk

Emily Giffin, author of “All We Ever Wanted,” comes to La Jolla, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. In the novel, a photo snapped at drunken party polarizes a Tennessee town and brings unlikely people together. Free, but reserved seating when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick’s ($28). (858) 454-0347.

Summer Social

Ahead of the next La Jolla Shores Association meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, a reception featuring City Council member Barbara Bry will be held 6 p.m. on the sunny patio of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Building T-29, 8840 Biological Grade. Wine and snacks while you socialize. Free.

Craft Time

To keep the creative juices flowing, La Jolla Rec Center will present the “One Stop Crafty Shop,” 3:30 p.m. Fridays, July 6-27. Each week there will be a themed craft for participants ages 6-10. Free. 615 Prospect St. Questions: (858) 552-1658 (ask for Ms. Brittany).