CALENDAR: Arts and entertainment events

Shows at Belly Up. Happy Hour-Atomic Groove, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 9; Don Carlos with Lloyd Hemmings, 9 p.m. July 9; Madhouse IV, 9 p.m. July 10; Salsa Sunday with Orquesta Primo, 8 p.m. July 11; Pablo Moses with Quino and James of Big Mountain, 9 p.m. July 13; Belly Laughs Comedy Show, 8 p.m. July 14; Dead Feather Moon, 9 p.m. July 15. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. Prices vary. (858) 481-8140,

Shows at Anthology. Pete Escovedo Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. July 9-10; Anthology House Band, 7 p.m. July 13; Dwele, 7:30 p.m. July 16, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 17. Anthology, 1337 India St., San Diego. Prices vary. (619) 595-0300,

Summer Pops 2010. Kool & The Gang. 7:30 p.m. July 9 and 10, Embarcadero Marina Park South. Prices vary. (619) 235-0804,

Athenaeum Summer Festival. Pianist Gustavo Romero plays Chopin. 4 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25 and Aug. 1, Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. Series with dinner, $550; single shows with dinner, $150; shows only, from $25. (858) 454-5872,

Twilight Summer Concert Series. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcome. Rockola, 7 p.m. July 20; The UK Beat, 7 p.m. Aug. 17; Atomic Groove, 5 p.m. Sept. 12. Del Mar Powerhouse Park.

“Friends Night Out.” Family-friendly music by San Diego Cajun Playboys. 7 to 9 p.m. July 16, Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave. Free. (858) 755-1404.

The Comedy Store. Local and national acts. Vicki Barbolak, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 9 and 10; Funday, 7 p.m. July 11. Prices vary. The Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St. (858) 454-9176,

“Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X.” Live radio drama re-enactment coincides with Tom Swift exhibit. 4 p.m. July 16, UCSD Arts Library. Free. (858) 822-5758,

“Surf Report.” Family drama set in La Jolla, by Del Mar native Annie Weisman. 7:30 p.m. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. July 10, 2 and 7 p.m. July 11, La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre, UCSD campus. $31-$66. (858) 550-1010,

“Harvey.” A classic American comedy directed by Robert Smyth. Through July 25, Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 437-6000,

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Two-time Tony Award-winning musical celebrates the mania of competition as the funniest, most lovable 13-year-olds try for the spelling title. Through Aug. 1, North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. $32-$50. (858) 481-1055,

“Avenue Q.” Broadway musical about life in New York City. Evening and matinees July 8-11, San Diego Civic Theatre, Third and B Street. $18-$76. (619) 570-1100 or (800) 982-2787,

Farmers markets. La Jolla: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, corner of Girard and Genter, (858) 454-1699,; Solana Beach: 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays, South Cedros at Rosa Street; Del Mar: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 1050 Camino del Mar, (760) 727-1471.

Pet events. Muttropolis hosts a pug adoption event, noon to 2 p.m. July 10, 227 S. Cedros, Solana Beach, (858) 755-3647; ice cream social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10, 7755 Girard Ave., La Jolla, (858) 459-9663.

Summer Saturdays. Kids events on Saturdays in July and August. Story Time in Your PJs (ages 3 and up, free), 9 to 9:30 a.m. July 10; boys and girls book group (grades 5-6, $10), 10 to 10:45 a.m. July 10; boys and girls book group (grades 3-4, $10), 11 to 11:45 a.m. July 10; writing workshop (ages 10-13, $20), noon to 1 p.m. July 10. The Book Works, 2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. (858) 755-3735,

“Tiger Tales: The Stories of Oliver Chin.” Children’s book author and publisher visits the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. 2 to 4 p.m. July 11, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, 328 J St., San Diego. Free. R.S.V.P. at (619) 338-9888,

Fourth annual Survivor Beach. Show support for cancer research and honor individuals in their fight against cancer by forming the longest line of surfboards in the sand. 8 to 10 a.m. July 11, beach near Scripps Pier in La Jolla. Free.

Support group. Twelve-step meeting for people who have obsessive compulsive disorder and interested others. 6 to 7p.m. Mondays, Department of Health Services Complex, Harbor Room, 3851 Rosecrans St., San Diego. Free.

Talmadge Art Show-North County. Thirty-two artists will show and sell handmade objects. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, Encinitas Library, 840 Cornish Drive. Free. (619) 559-9082,

“Tom Swift Centennial.” 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sundays, through July 31, West Wing of Geisel Library at UCSD. (858) 534-8074,

“It All Adds Up: Celebrating 20 Years of Exhibitions.” 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 31, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Free. (858) 454-5872,

Opening reception. Eric Wixon, “3-Pound Balance.” Reception 6 to 10 p.m. July 10, show runs July 10-Aug. 20, Project X: Art Gallery, 320 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. (858) 792-9685,

“Botanica Magnifica.” Works by Jonathan Singer. Through July 31, Symbolic Collection, 11425 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego. Free. (858) 259-4411,

“Cardiff Collaborative.” Through July 17, green/flash, 111 Chesterfield, Cardiff. Free. (858) 342-3031,

Surf history. Discover the origins and legends and much more about this coastal sport at the California Surf Museum. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Members and kids under age 12 free, $1-$3 for everyone else. Free Thursdays. (760) 721-6876,

Marine art. “Coastlines from Around the World.” Through July 31, Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery, 7932 Girard, La Jolla. (858) 456-9506.

Bill Rastetter: “Nighttime Seascapes.” Photographs. Through July, Joseph Bellows Gallery, 16904 Via de Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe. Free. (858) 456-5620,

Events@Lux. Wear red and get half-off admission, 1-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, through July 31. Summer Art Camps for ages 6-7, from 9 a.m. to noon, and ages 8-10, from 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, through Aug. 4; ages 11-14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 5. Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. $65-$375. (760) 436-661,

Surf exhibit. “Waveriders: Perspectives on Surfing La Jolla, 1930-1950.” Noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through July 16, Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., La Jolla. Free. (858) 459-5335,

Balboa Park Events
“Robin and the 7 Hoods.” World premiere of a musical based on the book by Rupert Holmes. July 14-Aug. 22, Old Globe Theatre. $68-$89. (619) 234-5623,

“Earth Exposed.” Come face-to-face with erupting geysers, crumbling mountains and wind-driven waves at the new 5,000-square-foot interactive exhibition. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. (619) 238-1233,

“Point of View.” Fine art photography and digital art by six award-winning artists. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, through July 19, Gallery 21, Spanish Village. Free. (619) 233-9050,

“Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris.” Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection will feature some 100 masterpieces on view for the first time in 20 years. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, open to 9 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 2, San Diego Museum of Art. (619) 232-7931,

Puppet shows. “Cinderella.” July 9-11 and July 14-18, in the Pan American area of the park.

“All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado. $10–$16. (619) 232-3821,

Twilight in the Park. 30th year for free, live music under the stars. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Orquesta Bi-Nacional de Membo, July 13; Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, July 14; Los Alacranes (Latin-folk and regional Mexican), July 15.

“Seeing Beauty” through the eyes of photographers; also “State of Mind: A California Invitational.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado. $4-$6 adults; free second Tuesdays. (619) 238-7559,

“Heroes and Artisans.” Mexican folk art. Through Jan. 2, Mingei International Museum.

Aviation art. Seventy paintings from the finest aviation master artists in the world; also “The Science of … Aliens” interactive exhibit. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza. $9-$24.,

Old Globe Summer Season. “King Lear,” through Sept. 23, in repertory with “The Madness of George III,” through Sept. 24; “The Taming of the Shrew,” through Sept. 26; “Robin and the Seven Hoods,” July 14-Aug. 22; “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It” (student productions), July 19-Aug. 16; “The Last Romance,” July 30-Sept. 5. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. $29-$89. (619) 234-5623,

ARTivities for ages 6-12. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays (except the third Tuesday of each month). Sculpture, July 9; Heroes and Myths, July 13-16; Elements of Art: Shape, July 21-23; Landscapes, July 27-30. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 231-7650,

“Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale.” San Diego Junior Theatre production. 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through July 18, Casa del Prado Theatre. $8-$14. (619) 239-8355,

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