La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events July 16-23


That’s Entertainment!

■ San Diego Symphony Summer Pops 2015 continues its concert series with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, conducted by Matthew Garbutt, 7:30 p.m. July 17-18. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets from $22. (619) 235-0804.

■ “All Shook Up,” featuring the music of Elvis Presley, tells the story of a guitar-playing roustabout named Chad, who rides into a little town where loud music and indecent behavior is outlawed, set in 1955. See it matinees and evening shows, July 24- Aug. 9 at San Diego Junior Theatre, 1650 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: $11-$15. (619) 239-1311 information, or (619) 239-8355 box office.

■ As part of Centennial International Summer Organ Festival, see the “Rising Star Night” concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 20. It features USC student Thomas Mellan, soprano Christen Horne and Carlos Aguilar on flute, plus an award-winning organist from the American Theatre Organ Society. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. Free.

■ Prayer Dudz Presents: Tuesday Night Comics, for its final show of the season, 7:30 p.m. July 21. Join a group of comedians for two hours of R-rated comedy. 6:30 p.m. happy hour with $2 Stone Brewing Co. beers and free appetizers. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets: $20. (858) 481-1055.

Tibet Travelogue

La Jolla Photo Travelers Club meets to share photos from Zofia Dziewanowska’s trip to Tibet. See images from “the ceiling of the world.” She travelled by jeep to the base camp of Mount Everest and to temples, monasteries and small villages. 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 20 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Free.

Art Show

Art in the Garden, an exhibition of Southern California artists will take place noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18 in the award-winning gardens at 6112 Waverly Ave. in Lower Hermosa. Festivities of the day include music, hors d’oeuvres and wine. Free. (619) 894-9009.

Blast from the Past

■ The newest exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum, “Post War: Fins and Wings,” features cars that illustrate the innovative car designs that flourished during the prosperous years following World War II. The museum will have extended summer hours until 7 p.m. (last admission 6:30 p.m.) July 23-Aug. 27. Admission: $9, children under age 6 free. 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. (619) 231-2886.

Attention Young Writers!

■ Pulitzer-prize nominee Caitlin Rother will teach a writing workshop for teens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at La Jolla Riford Library to explain the basics of storytelling, offer lead-writing exercises and discuss the importance of research, 7555 Draper Ave. RSVP requested: (858) 552-1657.

Walk for Sobriety

■ McAlister Institute will hold its fourth annual 5K Walk for Sobriety, 8 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego. Proceeds benefit McAlister Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the care and treatment of individuals and families suffering from addiction, mental illness and homelessness. $35. (619) 442-0277.

Movies at Mingei

■ The Movies @ Mingei Film Series features award-winning documentaries focusing on self-taught artists, some of whom are featured in the museum’s current exhibition “Self-Taught Genius.” See “Portrait of an Artist (James Castle),” 6 p.m. Friday, July 17 with 5 p.m. activities preceding the show. 1449 El Prado, Balboa Park. $10. (619) 239-0003.