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Sounds of Summer

With a band name blessed by the Man in Black himself, the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash bring their Americana sounds to the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. The band was founded and is led by songwriter Mark Stuart, who recorded songs in Cash’s Tennessee home. Free. (858) 454-1600.

La Jolla Music Society’s 2016 SummerFest ends on a high note with L.A. Opera’s Music Director Maestro James Conlon, violin virtuoso Gil Shaham and the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra in concert 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. Program includes Schubert’s “Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D.485,” Prokofiev’s “Violin Concert No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K.338.” Tickets from $50. (858) 459-3728. Julio de la Huerta & Friends will perform hot and sassy sounds from Mexico to Cuba and Brazil to Argentina at Noche Latina, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets include concert admission, hors d’oeuvres and free valet, $18-$23 in advance, $20-$25 at the door. (858) 459-0831.

To celebrate the release of its next album, “Nobody Rides for Free,” La Jolla-based band Stone Horse will have a party, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon St. in Ocean Beach. The new album is a musical melting pot, blending influences of blues, Southern, ska, and even a bit of country. Free.


Westfield UTC’s Uncasked Beer Festival event is back for a self-guided beer and restaurant walk, 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 to help support the local San Diego Brewers Guild. Tickets $20 and include a branded tasting glass, 4-ounce beer pours from 12 breweries, unlimited bites from Westfield UTC restaurants, games, giveaways and more, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.

On View

Join fellow art enthusiasts and learn more about the artists and their works created for the Murals of La Jolla program during a guided walking tour led by project curator Lynda Forsha. The next one is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Meet at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Free. RSVP: (858) 454-5872. or

Opening Saturday, Aug. 27, San Diego History Center presents “Animal Aesthetics: Decades of Design at the San Diego Zoo.” The exhibition pays tribute to the Zoo’s most distinguished designers — Charles Faust, Bill Noonan and Tim Reamer — and showcases rarely seen artwork by the three. Exhibition runs through Jan. 27, 2017. Museum open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. $10 admission. (619) 232-6203.

Each year, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, titled “Prospect,” to be considered for acquisition by the its Collector Circle Members. “Prospect 2016” features work by six artists: Rachel Harrison, Kim Jones, Hayv Kahraman, Ellsworth Kelly, Hito Steyerl and Gillian Wearing. See it 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday, through Sept. 4 at MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Admission: $10 (858) 454-3541.

Film Screenings

DisneyPixar’s adorable Oscar winner “Inside Out,” (2016 Best Animated Feature) with the voice talents of Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith, screens 3 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 30 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

For those that may have missed the San Diego Surf Film Festival a few months back, fear not! Misfit Pictures HQ will screen the award winners during its Best of the Fest series, at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 15. “Sea Level TV” (Best Emerging Filmmakers) Aug. 25. “Deep Islands” and “Man of the Sea” (both Honorable Mentions) 7 p.m. Sept. 1. 565 Pearl St. Suite 100. $10 per night. (858) 291-8553.