La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, June 30


Small World, Big World

Opening July 2 in the Gould Eddy Gallery onboard the Ferryboat Berkeley, 1492 North Harbor Drive, is “Steering Small – The Wonders of Nautical Models,” which explores a world of scaled down ships. See toy boats, ships in bottles, small crafts, intricate tiny replicas and more through the end of the year. The exhibit is included with museum admission, $8-$16. (619) 234-9153, ext. 101.

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s latest IMAX film, “A Beautiful Planet,” opens in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater July 1. Directed by Toni Myers in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film presents a breathtaking view of Earth with footage shot by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Multiple shows daily. $16.95-$19.95. 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 238-1233.

Concert Time

Concerts at the San Diego County Fair this week included with Fair admission are Luis Coronel, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 with reserved seats: $15-$37; Kool & The Gang, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2 with reserved seats: $16-$37; Calibre 50, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 with reserved seats: $15-$37; comedian Sebastian Maniscalco (featured in an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld), 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 4 with reserved seats: $16-$37. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

San Diego Symphony presents the return of Bayside Summer Nights and Star Spangled Pops. Matthew Garbutt conducts vocalist Melissa Errico and the San Diego Master Chorale, 7:30 p.m. for concerts July 1-3 with fireworks at the conclusion of each. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way. Tickets: $21-$86. (619) 235-0804.

Last Days of First Folio

See Shakespeare’s First Folio while you can in the Art Gallery, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. It’s available for viewing and opened to the page with “To be or not to be,” from “Hamlet,” through July 7. Accompanying the rare book will be a multi-panel exhibition exploring Shakespeare’s significance, then and now, as well as the importance of the First Folio. Free. Timed admission runs every 30 minutes, with a limited number of drop-in tickets each day. (619) 236-5800.

Night at the Theater

Accompanying show times for “The Last Tiger in Haiti,” a new drama at La Jolla Playhouse, are Thirsty Thursdays (complimentary beer tastings from Intergalactic Brewing Company) at 7 p.m. and Sonic Saturdays (live music from The David Borgo Trio) at 6:50 p.m. “The Last Tiger in Haiti” runs through July 24. Tickets from $20. Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. UCSD campus. (858) 550-1010.

Starry, Starry Night

La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents a second showing of “Inventing Van Gogh,” 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Before he reportedly took his own life in 1890 at age 37, Van Gogh masterfully painted 40 self-portraits ... but yet another may or may not exist. A modern-day painter, Patrick Stone, is asked to “forge” this “missing” work. Repulsed and tempted at the same time, Patrick wrestles with how and whether to go about it. $10 suggested donation.

It’s A Shore Thing!

The Museum of Contemporary Art at 700 Prospect St., presents its summer Shore Thing events 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 30 and July 7. Enjoy free admission to the museum, exhibit tours of “Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection,” the sculpture garden, cocktails (for purchase) and music by The Roots Factory Art Collective, light bites for $25 or bring-your-own-picnic. (858) 454-3541.

The Language of Minecraft

Learn Chinese and play Minecraft at the same time, 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at La Jolla Riford Library. Learn a few gamer phrases to impress Chinese-speaking Minecraft players you might come across, 7555 Draper Ave. Free, but limited space. Sign up at

Summer Storytimes

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library offers children’s storytimes, 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28, best for children up to age 9. Free. 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

The Children’s School is hosting community Summer Storytimes, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through July 27, open to ages 1-4, accompanied by a parent. Free. 2225 Torrey Pines Lane. (858) 454-0184.

La Jolla Library invites preschoolers to hear a story read by Miss Teri, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.