La Jolla events calendar


San Diego Cello Choir. Program showcases music by Karl Jenkins, Ravel, Sibelius and Zamecnik. 3 p.m. July 25, La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free; donation to benefit the library is requested.

Concerts by the Sea. Enjoy an afternoon of free summer music from 2 to 4 p.m. at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Big Time Operator, July 25; Laura Roppe, Aug. 1; Benny Hollman’s Big Band Explosion, Aug. 8; Incendio, Aug. 15; Bill Magee Blues Band, Aug. 22; Alegato (featuring Allison Adams Tucker), Aug. 29; The Heroes, Sept. 5.

Athenaeum Summer Festival. Pianist Gustavo Romero plays Chopin. 4 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1, Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. $25-$150. (858) 454-5872,

Symphony Summer Pops 2010. Michael Cavanaugh sings the music of Elton John and more. 8 p.m. July 23 and 24, Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego. Ticket prices vary. (619) 235-0804,

Shows at Belly Up. Happy Hour-The Heroes, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 23; Platinum Rockstars with guest, 9 p.m. July 23; Pine Mountain Logs with Los Chicharones Guapos, 9 p.m. July 24; The Black Seeds with Stick Figure & The Hold Up, 9 p.m. July 25; Tarrus Riley with guest, 9 p.m. July 27; 30th Anniversary Tour LEVEL 42 with the Earful, 8 p.m. July 28; The Steely Damned, 8 p.m. July 29; Happy Hour-Atomic Groove, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 30; Dazed & Confused with Wayward Sons, 9 p.m. July 30; Atomic Punks with I-90, 9 p.m. July 31; Kinky Friedman with Mojo Nixon, 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. Ticket prices vary. (858) 481-8140,

Shows at Anthology. Taboo Band: Tribute to Sade, 7:30 p.m. July 22; Bella Donna: Tribute to Stevie Nicks, 7:30 p.m. July 23; Led Zepplica, 10 p.m. July 23; Kris Allen, 9:30 p.m. July 24; Luscious Noise with members of the San Diego Symphony, 7 p.m. July 25; Anthology House Band, 7 p.m. July 27; Rachelle Ferrell, 7:30 p.m. July 28; Rachelle Ferrell, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 29; Paula Poundstone, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 31; Anthology House Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 3; Paul Thorn, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Anthology, 1337 India St., San Diego. Ticket prices vary. (619) 595-0300,

Athenaeum Summer Festival. Pianist Gustavo Romero plays Chopin. 4 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1, Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. $25-$150. (858) 454-5872,


“Fame.” San Diego Junior Theatre premiere. July 30-Aug. 15, Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park. (619) 239-8355,

“In the Heights.” Award-winning musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. July 27–Aug. 1, open-captioned performance 1 p.m. Aug. 1, San Diego Civic Theatre, Third and B Street, San Diego. Ticket prices vary. (619) 570-1100,

“Flicks on the Bricks.” Come dressed as your favorite actor on the night of each film; the best costume wins a magnum of bubbly contributed by Movies start at 8 p.m. “To Catch a Thief,” July 29; “Vertigo,” Aug. 5; “Roman Holiday,” Aug. 12; “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Aug. 19. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Ticket prices vary. (858) 454-5872,

“Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Director Christopher Ashley brings his unique, gravity-defying vision to this classic play. 7:30 p.m. shows, through Aug. 22, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD. (858) 550-1010,

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Two-time Tony Award-winning musical celebrates the mania of competition as the funniest, most lovable 13-year-olds try for the title. Through Aug. 14, North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. $32-$50. (858) 481-1055,

“Hairspray, the Broadway Musical.” Through Aug. 15, San Diego Repertory Theatre at The Lyceum, Horton Plaza. $29-$53. (619) 544-1000,

Movies at the Library. Last Tuesday of the Month series runs 2 to 4 p.m. “Up!”, July 27; “A Single Man,” Aug. 31; “The Blind Side,” Sept. 28. Film Noir Classics of the ‘40s and ‘50s start at 3 p.m. “Where Danger Lives,” Aug. 13; “Tension,” Sept. 10. Free. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

“A Knight of Standup Comedy.” Benefit show. 8 p.m. July 22, The Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St. $10. (858) 454-9176,

“Harvey.” A classic American comedy directed by Robert Smyth. Through July 25, Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 437-6000,

Stand Up Sundays Comedy Show. Presented by The Laughing Stock Group; for ages 21 and older. 8 p.m. Sundays, Prospect Bar & Grill, 1025 Prospect St., La Jolla. $10. (888) 316-0722,

The Comedy Store. Enjoy local and national acts. “The Best of Hollywood and San Diego,” 8 p.m. July 22, 28 and 29; Sam Tripoli, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 23 and 24; Sunday Funday, 7 p.m. July 25; John Caparulo, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 30 and 31. The Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. Ticket prices vary. (858) 454-9176,


Women’s International League. Quarterly public meeting topic will be current issues of peace and justice. 11 a.m. July 24, La Jolla Village Square Community Room. (858) 279-0192, (858) 535-0949.

B’nai B’rith Couples Club. Picnic and concert by The Time Operator Band. 1:45 to 4 p.m. July 25, Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. Free. (858) 546-0773.

Circumnavigators Club. Cocktails and international hors d’oeuvres party; guests should wear something they’ve brought back from their travels. 5 p.m. July 25, the home of Arthur Hammons and Virginia Foster. Free to people who have circumnavigated the globe. R.S.V.P. at (858) 699-1353.


Thoroughbred racing. Seventy-first season at the Del Mar racetrack. Wednesdays-Sundays, with post time for the first race at 2 p.m. most days. On Fridays, first post is at 4 p.m. the first four Fridays and 3:30 p.m. the last three Fridays. Labor Day race card on Sept. 6. (858) 755-1141,

Garden lecture. “30 Great Drought Tolerant Plants”; a free, 50-minute event featuring photos, flowers, foliage and more. 10 a.m. July 31, La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (619) 200-7066,

Dance at Riford Center. Refreshments, music, fun and DJ Ron Jones. 7 to 10 p.m. July 30. Members, $5; others, $10. 6811 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. (858) 459-0831.

“Nobel Women, Then and Now.” Judith Hand, scientist, novelist, futurist and “peace ethologist,” will present. 5 to 7 p.m. July 29, Women’s History Museum, 2323 Broadway, San Diego. Free. (619) 233-7963,

Potluck and forum. “Is There a Faithful Energy Policy?” will explore response and questions as Christians to the Gulf oil tragedy and global climate change. 6 p.m. July 28, First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley. Free. (619) 297-4366.

“The Origins of the Jewish People.” Presented by North County Oasis, with lecture by anthropologist Henry George. 1 to 3 p.m. July 29, chapel of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, corner of Stevens and San Rodolfo avenues. $40. (760) 796-6020.

Family Day at the Races. Children ages 12 and younger will receive a free Webkinz Plush Horse and can enjoy an infield packed with fun, including a rock climbing wall, magic shows, a playground and more. July 25, Del Mar racetrack.

Events at Muttropolis. Pug adoption event, noon to 2 p.m. July 24; Bulldog Bonanza, 7 p.m. July 28; SNAP Adoption Event, noon to 2 p.m. July 31. Muttropolis, 7755 Girard Ave., La Jolla. (858) 459-9663,

“Fight Like A Girl.” Self-defense training for ages 12 and older. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24, La Jolla YMCA, 8355 Cliffridge Ave. $30 members, $40 nonmembers. (858) 453-3483.

Farmers markets. La Jolla, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, corner of Girard and Genter, (858) 454-1699,; Solana Beach, 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays, South Cedros at Rosa Street; Del Mar, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 1050 Camino del Mar, (760) 727-1471.

San Diego Parks & Open Spaces Day. Visit Cabrillo National Monument to learn about the many parks and natural areas in San Diego. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24, Cabrillo National Monument, south end of Catalina Boulevard. Free event (parking $5 per vehicle, $3 per motorcycle). (619) 557-5450,


Diabetes lecture. Offers one-of-a-kind insight into technological advancements to treat Type 1 diabetes. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28, The Preuss School, UCSD, 3750 Voigt Drive, La Jolla. Free. (858) 755-5683,

Yoga deal. Fridays in July is a Happy Hour Ashtanga Yoga Class with a Special Bring a Friend for Free Class; all levels. 5:30 to 7 p.m., KORE Studio, 7843 Girard Ave., Suite G, La Jolla.


“Obscure Landscapes.” New paintings by Ben Aubert on display. Through July 31, La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1656.

“Here Not There.” Work by 45 San Diego-based artists with paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and new media. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, through Sept. 19, Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. $5-$10, free for ages 25 and younger. (858) 454-3541,

“It All Adds Up: Celebrating 20 Years of Exhibitions.” The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library showcases past productions in its galleries. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 31, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. (858) 454-5872,

“Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape.” At the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1100 Kettner Blvd., and in public spaces throughout downtown. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays, to 7 p.m. third Thursdays. $5-$10. (619) 814-4670,

Talmadge Art Show-North County. Thirty-two artists showcasing and selling handmade works of art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, Encinitas library, 840 Cornish Drive. Free. (619) 559-9082,

“Botanica Magnifica.” Jonathan Singer show. Through July 31, Symbolic Collection, 11425 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego. Free. (858) 259-4411,

California Surf Museum. Explore the history of surfing. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Free for members and youths under 12; $3 general; $1 students, military, seniors; free on Thursdays. (760) 721-6876,

Marine art. “Coastlines From Around the World.” Through July 31, Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery, 7932 Girard Ave., La Jolla. (858) 456-9506.

“Erotic Serenity.” New works by William Goodman on exhibit. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Madison Gallery, 1020 Prospect St., La Jolla. Free. (858) 459-0836,

Fabian Perez. Monarch Gallery, 1205 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-1231,

Bill Rastetter: “Nighttime Seascapes.” Joseph Bellows Gallery, 16904 Via de Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe. Free. (858) 456-5620,

“Tom Swift Centennial.” 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sundays, through July 31, West Wing of Geisel Library at UCSD. (858) 534-8074,

“RE:VIEW.” Fifteen photographers explore the period from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. Through July, Joseph Bellows Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. (858) 456-5620,

“Patch and Paint.” Works of Richard Allen Morris. Through July 24, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla.

Balboa Park Events

Twilight in the Park. Live music under the stars has been delighting visitors for 30 years. All concerts 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Klezmeds (klezmer), July 27; Graceland: An Elvis Presley tribute, July 28; Crosstown (classic contemporary rock), July 29; San Diego Concert Band (classic pop), Aug. 3; El Cajon German Band (oom-pah), Aug. 4; Coronado Concert Band, Aug. 5.

Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free.

International Summer Organ Festival. Celebrating 22 years of glorious organ sounds under the stars. 7:30 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 30. Kalevi, July 26; R. Jelani Eddington, Aug. 2. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free. (619) 702-8138,

Puppet shows. “Pirate Paul’s Pirate Party.” July 22-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, Pan American Plaza. Ticket prices vary.

Premiere theater. The San Diego Air & Space Museum opens its new 3-D/4-D Zable Theater and Interactive Air & Space Technology Kid Zone; 3-D/4-D films to show are “Jetpack Adventure” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”

“All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado. $10–$16. (619) 232-3821,

“Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 5, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. $4.50-$12. (619) 232-7931,

“Seeing Beauty” through the eyes of photographers; also “State of Mind: A California Invitational.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado. $4-$6 adults; free second Tuesdays. (619) 238-7559,

“Heroes and Artisans.” Mexican folk art. Through Jan. 2, Mingei International Museum.

Aviation art. Seventy paintings, jury-selected from the finest aviation master artists in the world; also “The Science of ... Aliens” interactive exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza. $9-$24.,

Old Globe Summer Season. “King Lear,” through Sept. 23, in repertory with “The Madness of George III,” through Sept. 24; “The Taming of the Shrew,” through Sept. 26; “Robin and the 7 Hoods,” through Aug. 22; “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It” (student productions), through Aug. 16; “The Last Romance,” July 30-Sept. 5. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. $29-$89. (619) 234-5623,

ARTivities for ages 6-12. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (except the third Tuesday of each month). Landscapes, July 27-30. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 231-7650,