Lifestyles briefs


Adult acting class makes its way to La Jolla

“Nuts and Bolts of Acting,” a free older adult acting class, is coming to La Jolla in late October. The same class is now in its third semester at The Kroc Center. Students are given scripts and paired with scene partners in order to refine their craft. The course is open to all adults and seniors - beginners and intermediates. The class will be held Thursday mornings at the La Jolla Recreation Center. More information: (619) 232-1668.

La Jolla resident elected president of CRA San Diego

Lehn Goetz, co-owner of the Cafe Coyote in Old Town, has been elected president of the California Restaurant Association’s (CRA) San Diego County Chapter. Goetz, who lives in La Jolla, has been an active member of the CRA executive board for the past three years. As president, Goetz will lead the 60-member board in promoting the San Diego restaurant industry at the local, state and national levels.

The Old Globe announces 2009 summer season

The Old Globe’s 2009 summer season will premiere “The First Wives Club: A New Musical,” which is based on the book by Rupert Holmes, July 15 through Aug. 16 in the Old Globe Theatre. Charles Ludlam’s gothic play, “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” will run Aug. 1 through Sept. 6 in the Arena Theatre at the San Diego Museum of Art’s James S. Copley Auditorium. Two Shakespeare works - “Twelfth Night” and “Henry VIII - along with Edmond Rostand’s classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” will be performed in nightly rotation June 13 through Sept. 27 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. More information: (619) 23-GLOBE,


Mainly Mozart Spotlight Series begins in Januar


Mainly Mozart’s 13th annual Spotlight Series opens Jan. 16-17 with performances by clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist Pei-Yao Wang. The concerts will be held at The Neurosciences Institute. The chamber music series runs through April with performances by long-time Mainly Mozart favorites as well as artists new to the series. Single tickets cost $25 to $60 and subscriptions range from $75 to $670. More information: (619) 239-0100, ext. 2,


California Ballet brings show to Balboa Theatre

The California Ballet will present a Halloween program, “Dances With the Dead,” that promises to be sophisticated and spooky. The program will include choreography from the full-length ballet “Dracula,” the re-staging of “Miraculous Mandarin” and a new ballet called “Pirates and Skeletons.” Performances: 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. Admission: $25-80. More information: (858) 560-5676,