La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: June 29

Game On!

The world’s greatest video games — from Pac-Man to Pokémon in the eras of arcades to today’s online options — are on display at The Fleet for “Game Masters: The Exhibition,” with more than 100 playable games. The fun opens Saturday, July 1 and runs through Jan. 15, 2018. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. No extra charge for playing video games; included with admission: $19.95 with discounts. (619) 238-1233.

Listen and Learn

A lecture about Francis Bacon focusing on “The Late Work,” will be given by Hugh Davies, director emeritus at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Davies did his doctoral dissertation on Bacon at Princeton University. Tickets $19. (858) 454-5872.

It’s All About Art

La Jolla Historical Society’s exhibit “Belle Baranceanu: The La Jolla Murals” features preliminary drawings used by the artist to re-create “The Seven Arts” mural formerly at La Jolla High School from 1939-40. It’s on display noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday until Sept. 3 at La Jolla Historical Society, 780 Prospect St. (858) 459-5335.

James Verbicky’s ninth solo exhibition, “Luminescent Mind: A Decade of Works,” closes July 2 at Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St. The exhibit showcases the artist’s progression through abstractions and mixed media. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. (858) 459-0836.

The latest exhibit at Monarch Arredon Contemporary — Duality” by André Desjardins — looks at the “balance between anxiety, dissolution, peace and fulfillment.” See it through July 15. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, by appointment Monday-Wednesday, 862 Prospect St. Free. (858) 454-1231.

Arigato for the Auto

San Diego Automotive Museum has gathered a unique collection of Japanese classic cars, many of which were not originally sold in the United States, for the exhibition “Japanese Steel,” on exhibit to Sept. 17. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets: $9. 2080 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 231-2886.

Music Everywhere

Ossie Arciniega, considered the “Romantic Voice of San Diego,” will be joined by guitarist Carlos Velasco, Ossie’s son AJ on percussion, and Kevin Moraine, for an evening of Latin music, dinner and dancing. 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 30 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $30-$35 in advance, $40 at the door. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

Whether you love the songs “A Whole New World,” “Hakuna Matata” or “Beauty and the Beast,” La Jolla United Methodist Church will have them all at their Disney-themed summer pops concert and ice cream social, 7 p.m. Friday, June 30 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Freewill offering. Hear the Chancel and Dorian Bell Choirs, as well as solos, duets and instrumentals.

Star-Spangled Pops (part of the San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights) opens with a tribute to music of America, from Broadway to patriotic favorites, 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 1-2. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets from $18. (619) 235-0804.

The Athenaeum Summer Festival opens with pianist Gustavo Romero and the works of Enrique Granados at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. An annual tradition, the concert series also has a dinner option. Tickets from $40. (858) 454-5872