La Jolla’s Best Bets for events June 18-25

Abundance of Art Events

Culture Shock Dance Troupe, a non-profit hip-hop dance organization, partners with Paints Uncorked to co-host a painting fundraiser where guests can enjoy food, fun and painting, 6 p.m., Thursday, June 18, Amici’s La Jolla, 811 Prospect St. Tickets $45. Proceeds benefit Culture Shock’s programs.,,

■ “Still,” a collective exhibit from Pat Kelly, Robert Treat and True Ryndes is on view June 18-Sept. 30 at La Jolla Library Art Gallery, 7555 Draper Ave. Hours: 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free. Public reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 21. (858) 552-1657.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s third annual Shore Thing event series is in full swing, 5 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 27. Free admission, late gallery hours, food and cocktails for purchase, exhibition tours, picnic blankets in the Edwards Sculpture Garden (bring your own picnic) and live music, 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541.

Poetry & Art Series 2015 presents contributing authors from the “San Diego Poetry Annual” publication. People’s Choice Poem Awards follow the reading/performances. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. $5 admission or bring snacks/libations to share and get in free. (619) 957-3264.

■ See work by Lux Art Institute artist-in-residence Squeak Carnwath, who mixes familiar images for “new image painting,” and who will be in-studio through July 12 and on exhibit through Aug. 8, 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Admission: $5. (760) 436-6611.

San Diego Public Library will partner with Comic-Con International to present The Art of Comic-Con through Aug. 30. Drawing from Comic-Con’s archives, the exhibition celebrates comics and related art forms. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, ninth floor Art Gallery, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., downtown. sandiego.

Some History in Film

■ Step back in time 100 years to relive the moment when San Diego commemorated the opening of the Panama Canal and launched itself as an international venue when two, vintage, silent films — “A Glimpse of the San Diego Expo” (1915) and “Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition” (1915) — screen, 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 19 in The Seuss Room of Geisel Library at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. Free admission. (858) 822-5758.

Two Fun Concerts

■ See a rare West Coast appearance of pianist Clipper Erickson and handbell artist Rise Kagan-Erickson when they offer a special musical program, 4 p.m., Sunday, June 21 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Highlights include works by Nathaniel Dett, Scott Joplin, Kevin McChesney, Gershwin, Chopin and others. Freewill offering. (858) 454-7108.

Encore Vocal Ensemble of San Diego presents “LOSERS,” a choral showcase of stage and screen music that was nominated for major awards ... but didn’t win, 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. pre-show) Saturday, June 20 and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Garfield Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (858) 362-1348.

For Dads and Grads

Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a Father’s Day and Graduation Fish Fry, following the church’s 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, June 21. Choose between jumbo shrimp or catfish, and both will be served with two sides, a drink and dessert. Tickets: $15-$20. 7517 Cuvier St. (858) 459-0271.