La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, June 23


Myriad Melodies

The Athenaeum’s summer jazz program continues 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 with New York-based John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet at 1008 Wall St. Formed by Hollenbeck in 1997, Quintet has released seven critically acclaimed CDs. Tickets: $12-$26. (858) 454-5872.

Annual Summer Pops & Ice Cream Social will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 at the La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Celebrating the “Golden Oldies,” the Chancel and Dorian Bell choirs will present songs from the 1960s by Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas, the Beatles, and more. Complimentary admission/freewill offering. (858) 454-7108.

The Danny Green Trio will celebrate the release of their new album “Altered Narratives,” with a concert 8 p.m. Friday, June 24 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Hear music from the new CD, jazz standards and more. Tickets: $18-$23 advance, $20-$25 at the door. (858) 459-0831. or

La Jolla Community Center presents a concert of Mexican classics with an Opera twist when Sono performs 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. A group of young, classically trained musicians, the repertoire includes opera arias, zarzuelas, international music, Neapolitan and Mexican songs. Tickets: $20. Reservations: (619) 980-7643 or

Concerts at the San Diego County Fair this week included in Fair admission include: The Jacksons, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, reserved seats $31-$37, dinner package $110; Gospel Festival, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, reserved seats $31-$37; Los Tigres Del Norte, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, reserved seats $31-37; Brian Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, reserved seating $31-$37, dinner package $118. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

North Coast Rep presents two musically innovative shows this week, both at 7:30 p.m. Monday Night Jazz with Peter DeLuke and the Mellotones on June 27, Tickets: $22; and Julliard junior Mackenzie Melemed on piano, June 28, Tickets: $30. 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055.

Art-Centered Events

Bring the family and let Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego gallery educators lead you in a lively conversation about the exhibitions “Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Permanent Collection” and Robert Irwin’s “1°2°3°4°” followed by a family art-making workshop inspired by what you learned, 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 700 Prospect St. $15. (858) 454-3541.

Centered in the Heart: Spar Street and the Vitality of Being,” featuring new works by artist Spar Street, will take over Monarch | Arredon Contemporary this summer. The solo exhibition contains more than 27 works and will open with a reception 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the 7629 Girard Ave. gallery. Works on view until Aug 6. (858) 454-1231.

Film Screening

A retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” the 1999 film “10 Things I Hate About You,” will screen 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30 as part of the First Folio Shakespeare Festival at Neil Morgan Auditorium, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. Free event. Reservations required. (619) 23-GLOBE.

‘The Unfinished Diary’

One of the only known wartime diaries written by an Orthodox Jew, “The Unfinished Diary: A Chronicle of Tears” by Chaim Wolgelernter, who lived in Dzialoszyce, Poland, while in hiding 1942-1944. A discussion of the book by the author’s surviving son Feivel Wolgelernter and staged presentation will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Congregation Adat Yeshurun, 8625 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. Tickets: $18-$20. Premium admission $100, includes premium seating and a signed copy of the book. RSVP: (858) 535-1196.