La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Aug. 4

Dig the Beats

The Social Service League of La Jolla’s Summer Musicale series welcomes flamenco guitarist David de Alva, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7441 Olivetas Ave. Proceeds will go toward maintenance of the League House, La Jolla’s low-income housing unit in the heart of the Village. Tickets: $45. RSVP by Aug. 5: (858) 454-7625.

The final two installments if the La Jolla Community Center’s music appreciation course will take place 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and Friday, Aug. 12 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The series is for all who want to improve their listening and focusing skills. Registration required. Minimum 10 students. Cost: $12-$15 per class. (858) 459-0831

For a one-night-only event, Misfit Pictures HQ has teamed with master beatboxer Strength, who uses his musical skills and talents to bring people together to lift them up. See his beatboxing mastery 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at 565 Pearl St., Suite 100. Admission: $25, includes food, drinks and an intimate concert. (858) 291-8553.

In a new concert event, Art of Élan and Bravo International Music Academy will present a showcases of young talent and renowned faculty from around the world playing side-by-side in chamber ensembles, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Copley Auditorium of the San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. Free. (619) 692-2081.

Slime Time at Library

Explore the science of magnets in a new way this week, when La Jolla Library presents “Magnetic Slime,” 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7555 Draper Ave. Make your own magnetic slime and watch as it crawls toward magnets and moves in other awesome ways! Free. (858) 552-1657.

Light and Dark Art

New work by Scottish artist and poet Robert Montgomery will be on view at La Jolla’s Madison Galleries Aug. 6-Oct. 1, in an exhibit titled “Light as Poetry.” Works showcase thought-provoking sculptures fashioned from LED lights and text. Opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at 1055 Wall St. Free. (858) 459-0836.

The Museum of Photographic Arts acquired 24 photographs and 100 photo books by Australian artists such as Max Dupain, David Moore, Olive Cotton, Tracey Moffat and Bill Henson, which make up “Defying Darkness: Photography at Night.” Check them out 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. Thursdays) Tuesday-Sunday at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park. Admission: $8. (619) 238-7559.

Flicks on the Bricks

Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s summer film and wine series, continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 with “To Have and Have Not” (1944), starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The screening is paired with French wines and treats from Whisknladle on Athenaeum’s outdoor patio, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $17-$22. Event is for ages 21 or older. (858) 454-5872.

Costume Designer Scoop

A Conversation with Edith Head,” features behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood’s legendary costume designer. Susan Claassen stars, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $35. (858) 481-1055.

How Bazaar!

San Diego Bead Society will hold its 17th annual Bead Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Scottish Rite Events Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South in Mission Valley (San Diego). Find beads, ideas for projects and finished works available for purchase. Admission: $5.