La Jolla’s Best Bets for events June 25-July 2

Special Events

■ “Color, Texture, Love: An Ongoing Study,” art by Cree Scudder will be on display, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at 1210 Gallery, 5745 La Jolla Blvd. Scudder credits her artistic explorations to attending classes at La Jolla’s Athenaeum School of Art. Free.

■ What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate, wine and cheese, of course! Women’s Museum of California presents a festival of the three earthly delights, with samplings from more than 50 vendors. 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103. Admission: $40. (619) 233-7963.

■ Explore the world of Steampunk and the futuristic adventurers who live it at a Steampunk Tea, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Geisel Library on UCSD campus. There will be Victorian-era curiosities, speakers, chamber music on steampunk instruments and a “working” time machine. Free. (858) 822-5758.

Full Moon Pier Walk

■ Birch Aquarium naturalists will take participants onto the research pier normally closed to the public to teach about the history of Scripps Oceanography and current research projects, collect plankton, perform experiments — all under the moon light, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1 (next sessions July 30 and Aug. 1). Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 8622 Kennel Way. Recommended for adults and older children, ages 9-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets: $25. Pre-purchase required (858) 534-7336 or online.

Of Stage and Screen

■ In a co-production with the San Diego Shakespeare Society, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will present a staged reading of Del Mar resident Gary Seger’s prequel to “Hamlet” titled “Alas, Poor Yorick,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 and Friday, July 3 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $10 suggested donation. (858) 459-0831.

■ Delighting in rave reviews, the world premiere of the musical “Come from Away” continues at La Jolla Playhouse through July 12. It’s the story of passengers on the 38 planes re-routed to the town of Gander, Newfoundland during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the friendships that ensued. Tickets: From $25. (858) 550-1010.

■ Based on the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White, San Diego Junior Theatre presents the family-friendly stage adaptation of the unlikely friendship between a spider and a pig. Matinees and evening shows, June 26-July 12, 1650 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: $11- $15. (619) 239-8355.

Concert Times

■ Pianist Mike Garson (David Bowie’s pianist and artistic director for 20 years) and renowned flutist Lori Bell will perform new takes on jazz and Brazilian standards, plus some original compositions. Doors open 7 p.m., concert 8 p.m., Friday, June 26, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $18-$25. (858) 459- 0831.

■ Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts presents Chula Vista Mariachi performing traditional Mexican music, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, plus a “Viva Mexico” program of ballet folklorico dancers 5:30 p.m. Free. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park.

■ Athenaeum’s Music & Arts Library’s Farrell Family Jazz program continues with the California debut of Julia Hulsmann Trio, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1008 Wall St. Hulsmann is known in her native Germany for creative compositions and improvised deviations. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872.

■ Here are the concerts offered this week (included with $15 fair admission) at the San Diego County Fair: 9 p.m. Thursday, June 25 Who’s Bad — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band; 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27 11th Gospel Festival featuring Donald Lawrence and Co. and Tamela Mann; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2 DigiFest, the world’s first YouTube tour, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. (858) 755-1161.