La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events July 23-30


Raising Cane

■ Between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries, American folk artists created thousands of carved and painted wood sculptures in the form of useful walking sticks. Mingei International Museum will present more than 100 of them from 29 states for “Carved and Whittled,” opening July 25. The exhibit was curated by Michael D. Hall, director of the graduate sculpture program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Free lecture, noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 24 with Christine Knoke, exhibitions director, and Michigan collectors Pam and Tim Hill of Birmingham. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday- Sunday. Closed Monday. 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Admission: $7-$10. (619) 239-0003.

At the Community Center

■ Award-winning pianist and composer Danny Green and Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor, joined by bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, team up for a night of original music and jazz standards. 8 p.m. Friday, July 24 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $20-$25 at the door. (858) 459-0831.

■ Enjoy the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen and Mickey Rooney, during the center’s movie night. 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Snacks and beverages for sale. Admission: $5-$8. (858) 459-0831.

Stage Shows

■ Check out original prose and spoken word at Hennessey’s Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 7811 Herschel Ave. Three-minute limit. Co-sponsored by the non-profit San Diego Writers, Ink. $5. Food and drink available for purchase.

■ “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” is considered William Shakespeare’s smartest comedy about turning the world upside down in the pursuit of love. See North Coast Rep’s Theatre School outdoor production at La Colonia Park, off Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach, 6 p.m. July 29-31, and 2 p.m. Aug. 1-2. Tickets $5, available one hour before the show. (858) 481-1055.

Wolf Watch

California Wolf Center will offer a special educational presentation, 6 p.m., Thursday, July 30 at Mangelsen Gallery, 7916 Girard Ave. Open to children and adults, the event is part of the Wolf Center’s mission is to raise awareness and understanding of wolves through engaging educational programs and public outreach. Free. (858) 551-9553.

Continuing Adventures

■ Join fellow art enthusiasts to learn more about the artists and the works created specifically for the Murals of La Jolla series during a guided walking tours led by project curator Lynda Forsha, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, leaving from Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Free. (858) 454-5872.

■ “Stagecoach Days” in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park continues its historical celebration Saturday, July 25 with “Days of the Vaquero,” noon to 4 p.m. Vaqueros were highly skilled horsemen and cattle herders who played an integral part in the early cattle trade in California. Free. 4050 Taylor St. (619) 220-5422.

■ The Fleet Science Center’s Curator of Impossible Science Jason Latimer (a judge on the Syfy TV Series “Wizard Wars”) returns with his live show, “The Impossible Science Experience” at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Sept. 7. 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Admission: $16.95-$19.95. (619) 238-1233.