La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 28-Aug. 3

Summer Sounds

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea continues 2 p.m. Sunday July 31 with the lowdown dirty blues of the Bill Magee Blues Band. Series goes on Sundays through Sept. 4. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. Free. Full lineup:

La Jolla Music Society’s 2016 SummerFest concert series kicks off with SummerFest Under the Stars free outdoor show, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Time for Three — known for mashing up pop hits with classic sounds (think Katy Perry meets Bach) — performs. Bring a picnic for the family-friendly SummerFest, featuring an ocean backdrop. Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. (858) 459-3728.

Flicks on the Bricks Returns

The annual Flicks on the Bricks outdoor film and wine series returns to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, kicking off with “The Prince and The Showgirl,” starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. Wine pairings selected by expert Barbara Baxter and bites from local restaurants. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. 1008 Wall St. $60-$80 series, $17-22 individual. (858) 454-5872.

On Stage

The Old Globe Theatre presents a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein in Conversation with Steve Martin, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. The chat with playwright/renaissance man Martin will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin’s new play “Meteor Shower,” an adult comedy. Tickets $25. (619) 234-5623.

JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt” is now on stage at La Jolla Playhouse through Aug. 21. Story centers on a world where debt is an asset and assets are excuses for more debt, a world where finance runs the show. How did we get here? How did the world we once knew change? 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Tickets from $20. (858) 550-1010.

La Jolla Playhouse announces the return of famed improv troupe The Second City with “Free Speech! (While Supplies Last),” an irreverent look at America’s electoral insanity, at the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum, matinees and evening shows July 29 to Aug. 21. 2910 La Jolla Village Drive on the UC San Diego campus. Tickets from $10. (858) 550-1010.

Artistic Explosion

Twenty new works by local artist D. David Ainsley will be on display at La Jolla Community Center Aug. 1 through Sept. 23. Free during business hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

An opening reception for the Athenaeum’s 25th Annual Juried Exhibition — on view in the Athenaeum’s Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries — will be held on 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. First, second and third place honors will be awarded by the jurors at the opening reception. The library is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

Four new exhibits are now on view at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown location: Ruben Ochoa’s “Watching, waiting, commiserating,” “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin,” “DeLIMITations: A Survey of the 1821 United States-Mexico Border” and Moris’s “Beautiful landscape 7: Beatings, hard bread and cold-water baths.” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Wednesday). General admission: $10. 1100 Kettner Blvd. (858) 454-3541.