La Jolla’s Best Bets for events July 17


Summer Concerts in the Park

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea brings Theo & The Zydeco Patrol to Scripps Park 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20. With Cajun Blues, the band is the self-proclaimed “Louisiana hot sauce of traditional Cajun and zydeco music.” Free concerts by different acts continue Sundays through Aug. 24. (858) 454-1600.


Carpe Diem!

Led by La Jolla High School and The Bishop’s School students, kids ages 10-14 can learn Greek and Roman mythology, the Greek alphabet, history, and Latin and Greek phrases through the “introduction to the classics” camp, 12:30-2 p.m. July 21-23 at the La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. Register: (858) 552-1657.

Life is a Cabaret!

Every Monday at 7 p.m., Hennessey’s La Jolla, 7811 Herschel Ave., hosts an open-mic night with singers performing songs “cabaret style” from the Great American Songbook and musical theater. Professional accompaniment, performers expected to be prepared. No cover. (858) 232- 1241. Search “Monday Night Open Mic Cabaret” on

Commendable Copycats

La Jolla Art Association held a “Paint Like Sorolla” contest to celebrate the style of Spanish Post-Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla, and it’s time to announce the winners. A reception and award ceremony will be 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the 8100 Paseo Del Ocaso gallery, where contest entries are on display. (858) 459-1196.

Art Bazaar Benefit

St. James-by-the-Sea Church hosts a Foundation for Women (FFW) bazaar, with unique and handmade items by FFW entrepreneurs, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 20. 743 Prospect St. During the last decade, FFW has provided microfinance support to more than 5,000 women living in poverty in 15 San Diego communities. (858) 483-0400.

Free Youth Concerts

San Diego International Youth Symphony presents two free concerts in Balboa Park. A Twilight in the Park concert 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion (1549 El Prado No. 10) and a chamber music recital 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Mingei International Museum (1439 El Prado). (619) 233-3232.

Author Visits

The Jewish Community Center, as a preview to the San Diego Jewish Book Fair (Nov. 13-16), will host The New York Times bestselling-author Daniel Silva, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, who will discuss and sign his new book “The Heist.” Tickets $27-$32, includes a copy of the book. 4126 Executive Drive. (858) 457-3030.

Powerful Pipes

Internationally recognized jazz, R&B and Bossa Nova singer Kevyn Lettau will teach jazz classes for vocalists and musicians, 7 p.m. July 22, 29 and Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 at the Musicians Union Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd., San Diego. $15 per class in advance, $20 at the door. (760) 753-0456.