La Jolla’s Best Bets for events Sept. 11-17

Rosemary Rocks

La Jolla Garden Club will explore the awesomeness of herbs at its 1 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16, when Mary Friestedt (Master Gardener and San Diego Botanical Garden docent since 2001) speaks on herbs, their care and requirements. La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Guests welcome. Free.

On Display

Sakura Ikebana Group of the Ohara School, led by Ikebana master teacher Jackie Zhang, presents its fourth annual Ikebana Exhibition, Sept 13-14 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Exhibition times 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. (858) 337-5671.

Photo Tricks

In her first solo exhibition at the Quint Gallery in La Jolla, Lee Materazzi presents “DIY,” a new photographic series and a special installation. Meet the artist at an opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the 7547 Girard Ave. gallery. The show runs through Oct. 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (858) 454-3409.

Oddly Entertaining

Hollywood luminaries Paul Rodriguez and Mike Gomez team to spice up Neil Simon’s classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” in Teatro Mascara Magica’s production of the comic tale of slovenly Oscar Madison and neat-freak Felix Unger, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18-28 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza, downtown San Diego. Some matinees. Tickets $25. (619) 544-1000.

Intro to Tap Dance

Curious about tap-dancing? Think you can move like tapper Bill “Bojangles” Robinson? The “Tapping to the Stars” adult women’s tap class offers beginner-level classes this month. The class meets 1:30-2:30 Wednesdays at the Firehouse YMCA, 7877 Herschel Ave. $70 for four weeks. E-mail:

Super Natural

“In The Realm Of Nature,” a retrospective of work by two of America’s foremost pioneers in contemporary craft opens at Mingei International Museum, Saturday, Sept. 13. The work of husband-and-wife duo Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale (deceased), when seen together, has a poetic resonance. The exhibition runs through March 15, 2015. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, closed Monday. Admission: $5-$10. 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park. (619) 239-0003.

Deep Blue Sea

James Nestor, a contributor to Outside Magazine, will discuss his new book “Deep: Freediving, renegade science and what the ocean tells us about ourselves,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave. Free. Only books purchased at Warwick’s will be signed. (858) 454-0347.

Welcome to Bollywood

UC San Diego Friends of the International Center present an Indian Summer/Bollywood-themed dinner party, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 with food and entertainment from India. International Center is at the corner of Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane (south end of Library Walk). Tickets: $15-$20. Free on-campus parking. RSVP by Sept. 15: