La Jolla Best Bets for Events Aug. 13-20
Luau Dance Time
■ Get your aloha spirit going at the La Jolla Rec Center’s annual Senior Luau, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at 615 Prospect St. There will be live music, food, fun and dancing for La Jollans age 55 and older. Tickets: $15. (858) 552-1658.
Here are La Jolla Music Society’s chamber music festival concerts for this week at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
■ Three Great Quintets: Works by Granados, Dvorak and Franck performed by festival favorites, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Tickets: $50-$75.
■ Beethoven’s Time Machine: Borromeo String Quartet will provide insight into Beethoven’s genius, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Tickets: $45-$65.
■ Russian Masters: Works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Taneyev, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Tickets: $50-$75.
■ Evening with Time for Three: Performance by trio known for uncommon mix of music from Bach to Brahms to bluegrass to the Beatles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. Tickets: $45-$65.
Note: During SummerFest 2015, audiences are invited to follow the artistic growth of this year’s Fellowship Artists working with master teachers: The Huntington Quartet and the Sycamore Trio. 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (one act each showing, order varies daily) Aug. 14, 17, 18, 19 and 20. La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Limited seating. Free. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
Pass the Popcorn
■ Movie night continues at La Jolla Community Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 with dram-edy “Sunset Boulevard” (1950), considered the most scathing satire of Hollywood and nominated for 11 Academy Awards. The film stars William Holden and Gloria Swanson. 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $5-$8. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org
■ Movies @Mingei Film Series, featuring award-winning documentaries focusing on self-taught artists, closes Friday, Aug. 14 with a double feature “A Day with Thornton Dial Sr.” and “Ralph Fasanella’s America.” Activities begin at 5 p.m., screening 6 p.m. Free with museum admission $10. 1449 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 239-0003. mingei.org
■ Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Flicks On The Bricks presents “Jaws,” paired with deep down under wines presented by La Jolla wine expert Barbara Baxter, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, patio 1008 Wall St. New this year, a short film precedes the main film. This week “Move(meant)” by Rizzhel Mae Javier, reveals what happens when card catalogs come to life. Tickets: $17-22. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/flicks-on-the-bricks
Summer Pops Concerts
■ San Diego Symphony celebrates the work of ol’ blue eyes, Frank Sinatra, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15 with vocals by Cary Hoffman, considered the FS vocalist of record. Tickets from $27. The music of Burt Bacharach will be performed with Bacharach conducting, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Tickets from $22. Embarcadero South, 206 Marina Park Way. sandiegosymphony.org
Art Walk Weekend
■ Works by more than 200 artists from La Jolla, Southern California and Mexico will be for show and sale at Art Walk at NTC Liberty Station from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 15-16. There will also be a wine and beer pavilion, street food, kids activities and music in the Ingram Plaza, Decatur and Roosevelt Roads, Point Loma. Free admission. artwalksandiego.org
Special Events in Balboa Park
■ Balboa Park is the subject of the work featured at the 2015 “Art of the Park” show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Marston House, 3525 Seventh Ave., Balboa Park. All the artists chosen for event have an affinity for painting Balboa Park and its historic buildings and gardens. Tickets: $15. (619) 297-9327. sohosandiego.org
■ “Remember Our Fallen from California,” a travelling photo exhibit featuring more than 700 men and women, will arrive at The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park for a grand opening celebration 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 2115 Park Blvd. The dramatic exhibit will be on display through Aug. 29. Free. (619) 239-2300. veteranmuseum.org
For the Kids
■ The seventh annual Fairy Tales in the Park is an interactive event from San Diego Civic Youth Ballet that engages young audiences, introducing them to the art of ballet through stories they know and love. Performances 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16 at Casa del Prado Theater, 1800 Village Place, Balboa Park. Tickets: $12. Proceeds benefit SDCYB scholarships. (619) 233-3060. sdcyb.org
■ Toddler storytimes: 10:30 a.m. Thursday Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 at La Jolla’s Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 522-1657, lajollalibrary.org and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at Warwick’s bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com All gatherings are free.
Concert in the Park
■ Incendio will bring its brand of Latin Jazz to Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, as part of the free, summer concert series. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic lunch or enjoy refreshments from the concessions stand. (858) 454-1600. ljconcertsbythesea.org
Shore Thing event with a twist Thursday
■ There are only a few Shore Things events left this season! Stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., for free admission, 5-8 p.m. Thursday nights in August. Guests enjoy tours of the exhibition “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993- 2013,” soundscapes provided by DJs from The Roots Factory Art Collective, picnic bites and vino from Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar, a cash bar, and a view of the sunset from Edwards Family Sculpture Garden. MCASD members receive a free drink (membership begins at $5 a month).
On Thursday, Aug. 13, Shore Thing guests are invited to keep the evening going with a 7 p.m. screening of the classic surf film “Gidget” at ArcLight La Jolla. MCASD members receive popcorn/drink combo for $6.50 when they show their MCASD card. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org