La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Aug. 20-27
Concert in the Park
■ Cool off with some hot rock ‘n’ roll favorites from The Mighty UnTouchables 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 in Scripps Park at the Cove. Bring a picnic lunch to the free concert or enjoy refreshments from the concessions stand. (858) 454-1600. ljconcertsbythesea.org
Three Last Chances!
■ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002), starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett, is the final film in the Flicks on the Bricks series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library outdoor patio, 1008 Wall St. The show will be paired with Greek wine, presented by La Jolla wine expert Barbara Baxter. The night’s pre-show short is “The New Look” by Annette Cyr. Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454- 5872. ljathenaeum.org/flicks-on-the-bricks
■ As summer slips away, so goes the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Shore Things. With only two more events, check it out 5-8 p.m. Thursdays Aug. 20 and 27. There’s free museum admission, late gallery hours, cocktails, exhibition tours, blankets in the Edwards Sculpture Garden (bring your own picnic), live music and casual dining. 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org
■ The Old Globe Theatre ends its 2015 Summer Shakespeare Film Series 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 at The Old Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre with “West Side Story,” which, of course, is based on “Romeo and Juliet.” Free. Reservations recommended. (619) 234-5623. 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. theoldglobe.org
Movie in the Park
■ La Jolla Rec Center will once again host a family-friendly movie night, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 screening “The Book of Life.” Bring chairs and blankets. Free. Snacks for purchase. Pre-movie activities include arts and crafts, and a bounce house. 615 Prospect St. (858) 552-1658.
SummerFest Concerts Continue
Here are this week’s concerts. All take place at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
■ Shostakovich: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21; 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Tickets: $45-$65.
■ Music of Our Time: Premieres of chamber music by three festival composers-in-residence and a fourth prolific composer, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Tickets: $45-$65.
■ An Evening with Peter Serkin and Julie Hsu: Four-hands piano with pieces by Schumann, Mozart and Schubert. The evening concludes with Brahms’ lively “Hungarian Dances,” 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. Tickets: $45-$65.
During SummerFest 2015, audiences are invited to follow the artistic growth of this year’s Fellowship Artists 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. 20, 21 and 24, La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Limited seating. Free. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
Art on Exhibit
■ Madison Gallery presents its Summer Group Show with art from painter Philip Buller, sculptor Boaz Vaadia and painter Natalia Wrobel on display until Sept. 22. An opening reception will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at 1020 Prospect St. Suite 130. RSVP required: (858) 459-0836. madisongalleries.com
■ “Gregory Crewdson: Dream House” — an exhibit that reworks the American small town into a stage for inexplicable, often disturbing events, using well-known celebrities in eerie, ambiguous scenes — is on view through Nov. 10 at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego. Among the actors featured in these large- scale photographs are Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tilda Swinton, Gwyneth Paltrow and William H. Macy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday- Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1450 El Prado. Admission: $12. (619) 232-7931. sdmart.org
■ Sculptor Ron Jermyn presents his first solo exhibition “Vita Spirtus,” a collection of more than 20 abstract works in a variety of media, centering on primal organic elements of life. An opening reception will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 (exhibit on display through Sept. 26). Monarch|Arredon Contemporary, 7629 Girard Ave. RSVP requested: (858) 454- 1231. monarchfineart.com
■ Uncasked, a fundraiser for San Diego Brewers Guild, returns 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Self-guided tour to sample offerings from renowned local craft breweries. $20 admission includes a branded tasting mug, 10 tickets for pours, unlimited food and beach games. Westfield UTC shopping mall, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. ticketsauce.com/e/uncasked15
■ The inaugural Impossible Science Festival will be a hands-on event where visitors will learn how to turn objects invisible, explore levitation, play with mind control and more! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22-23 in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exhibit galleries, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets from $18.95. (619) 238- 1233. rhfleet.org/events
■ Fresh from its successful five-city tour of Spain, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will reprise its Romancero Gitano (Gypsy Romance) concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad. The program features choral music by Spanish and Latin American composers, as well as American folk tunes and Spirituals. Admission: $10. (858) 534-4637. lajollasymphony.com