La Jolla’s Best Bets for events July 24

SummerFest Free Concert

La Jolla Music Society’s nationally recognized chamber music festival, SummerFest, kicks off 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 with its annual, free Concert Under the Stars at Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. Music director Cho-Laing Ling will conduct SummerFest artists and San Diego Youth Symphony’s International Youth Symphony. Picnicking is encouraged. SummerFest presents 15 concerts at venues in and around La Jolla through Aug. 22. Tickets and schedule at (858) 459-3728.

Clownin’ Around

Sparkles the Clown makes a special appearance 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at the La Jolla Library, where she will entertain kids, ages 10 and younger, with her comical magic and bubble shows (including putting a kid in a bubble!). 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Murals of La Jolla Tour

Join a guided walking lesson about the 13 La Jolla public murals, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 30 leaving from Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Free. Wear comfortable walking shoes! RSVP requested at (858) 454-5872.

Art Show and Sale

“Summertime Hues,” an exhibition of work in a variety of media and styles depicting expressions of the colors of the season, is on display 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 10 at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso. Opening reception, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Gallery admission is free. (858) 459-1196.

Afternoon Movie

Catch a free screening of the 2013 drama “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Based on the book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee” by Martin Sixsmith, the story centers on a woman’s 50-year search for her son. (858) 552-1657.

Summer Jazz

Trio De Janeiro (Ron Satterfield, guitar/vocals; Tommy Aros, percussion; and Lori Bell, flute) plays the music of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and the Beatles, Friday, July 25 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Pre-purchased tickets $18-$23; at the door $20-25. (858) 459-0831.


ArtExpo SD — a curated selection of emerging artists and “creatives” who produce hand-made objects, silkscreens and collectibles — will be July 24-26 at New School of Architecture + Design. 121 14th St., downtown. The exhibit was created by students at Media Design School of Digital Arts. Free. (619) 743-0405.