La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Aug. 6-13
■ Terrific Tahiti: A celebration of dance, culture and traditions from the Islands of Tahiti with Tahitian tattoo experts, Tahitian village replicas, authentic Tahitian food, musical and dance performances, varying times on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday Aug. 9, The Concourse, 202 C Street, Downtown. $15. Schedule: heivasandiego.com
■ Paper Theatre: The 14th annual Paper Theatre Festival returns to UC San Diego’s Geisel Library noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 7-9. Demonstrations 12:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9500 Gilman Drive (at the end of Hopkins Lane off Voight Drive). Colorful scale model theaters were once distributed as posters to promote a playhouse and its seasonal offerings. Free. (858) 822-5758. libraries.ucsd.edu
■ Military: The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park will host “Spirit of `45 Day,” a national day of remembrance, marking the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War II, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 9 at 2115 Park Blvd. The event features music, food, and a full slate of activities, including “Stories in the Shade.” Free. (619) 239-2300. veteranmuseum.org
See It While You Can
■ North Coast Rep presents “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. This off-Broadway one-man show attempts to answer “What do women want?” and explores the differences between the sexes. Tickets: $25. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org/season/offnights.html
■ The Old Globe Theatre will once again offer “Thinking Shakespeare Live,” a 90-minute exploration of the great bard’s language, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 on Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets: $15. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org Also playing, “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.”
■ Legends Gallery hosts an exhibition of pieces from Theodor Geisel’s hat collection, along with prints and sculpture from the Dr. Seuss collection through Aug. 24. Open from 10 a.m. daily at 1205 Prospect St., Suite B. Free. (858) 456-9900. legendsgallerylajolla.com
Flicks on the Bricks
■ “Double Indemnity” (1944), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, screens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library outdoor patio, 1008 Wall St. The show will be paired with Spanish Colonial wine, presented by La Jolla wine expert Barbara Baxter. The night’s pre-show short is “Play and Repeat” by Lana Z Caplan, “a technological rendering of a cityscape and the experience therein.” Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454- 5872. ljathenaeum.org/flicks-on-the-bricks
SummerFest 2015 Begins
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
■ Opening Night: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Program of works by Janácek, Mozart and Tchaikovsky’s lushly poetic string sextet, Souvenir de Florence. Tickets: $50-$75.
■ Viennese Masters: Celebrate the golden era of romantic music with works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. $45-$65.
■ In Memory: This performance is dedicated to the memory of Deborah Hoffman, a frequent SummerFest Artist (1990-2012) and Metropolitan Opera principal harpist, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Tickets: $45-$65.
■ Baroque Virtuosi: Concertmaster of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Aisslinn Nosky, and an all-star lineup perform a program of Telemann, Vivaldi, Tartini and Geminiani, along with Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. Tickets: $50-$75.
■ An Evening with Steven Schick: Join UC San Diego’s own superstar percussionist Steven Schick in the first of this festival’s “An Evening With” series, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. $45-$65.
■ Watch a music lesson: 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 coached by SummerFest performers are scheduled 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (one act each showing, order varies daily) Aug. 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. Limited seating. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org