La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: oct. 13

Extraordinary Exhibits

Named one of CNN’s top 10 “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art Of The Brick is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artwork made exclusively from LEGO bricks. Walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull at the Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Admission: $10-$29.99. (619) 238-1233.

The Martin Dreadnought guitar, the most iconic and influential American acoustic guitar ever to be created (used by musicians like Bob Dylan, Gene Autry, Neil Young and Joni Mitchel) is the focus of the Museum of Making Music special exhibition, on display through April 30, 2017 at 5790 Armada Dr. in Carlsbad. Admission: $10. (760) 438-5996.

Two ‘Stage’ Shows

A staged reading of Donald Margulies’ “Collected Stories, a play about the relationship between a widely admired literary artist and her adulatory student who becomes her protégé and finally her threatening rival, will be presented as a Sunday Afternoon Salon by the San Diego Actors Theatre, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Tony-Award winning “In the Heights,” is a musical about chasing your dreams in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. The Bishop’s School students take it on 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 and 7 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22, in the school’s Taylor Performing Arts Center, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $8-$10. (858) 459-4021.

All About Art

In connection with the opening of Udo Noger’s minimalist “No More — No Less,” exhibit, an artist lecture with Peter Frank will be given 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 22 to Dec. 4. (858) 459-0836.

Explore the “World of Burgundian Art” with Linda Blair as she discusses Jan van Eyck and the Limnourg Brothers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 and 24 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Van Eyck’s paintings are known for incorporation of religious symbols designed to connect the natural world and the spiritual world. The Limbourg Brother’s created manuscripts recording medieval life. Tickets: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.

Listen Up! Lectures

The next CARTA Public Symposium will discuss “Implications of Anthropogeny for Medicine and Health,” 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. In addition to the scholarly experts, performance artist Baba Brinkman will close the event with a rap related to the topic. The symposium will be viewable online via a live webcast. Admission is free, but registration is required at:

Sports journalist and UC San Diego alumnus Mark Johnson will take guests inside the metaphorical locker room to discuss “Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Geisel Library Seuss Room on the campus, 9500 Gilman Drive off Library Way. Free. (858) 534-2230.

When and where was Ellen Browning Scripps born? In what year was the first telephone installed in La Jolla? When was St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church dedicated and who donated the land for it? Find out during the 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, “This Month in La Jolla History” lecture with Dr. Linda Pequegnat at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Admission: $5. (858) 459-0831.

Timely Tours

Modern Home Tours returns to Southern California for a fourth self-guided tour of modern homes, including two in La Jolla. Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Tickets for the tour are $35 in advance online; $40 day of. Details:

Papua New Guinea, considered one of the most remote places in the world, is the focus of the La Jolla Phototravelers Club 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 meeting at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Presenter Matthew Allison will show images of king cobras at a reptile rescue, proboscis monkeys, a treehouse-dwelling tribe and more. Free.

Dinner and a Movie

The Convivio Society, a San Diego-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting Italian arts, culture and heritage through education, research and special events, will host a special screening of “Moonstruck,” starring Cher, Olympia Dukakis and Nicolas Cage, 7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. The screening will be paired with an Italian dinner of wood-fired pizzas. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.