CALENDAR: Upcoming events in North Coastal San Diego

CONCERTS

Village of Del Mar.

Live music. Mark Langford of Spanish Guitar Del Mar, 6 to 8 p.m. July 30, Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck. Free.

www.delmarmainstreet.com

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Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

Summer Concert Series. NRG (rock 'n' roll dance band), 5 to 7 p.m. July 31, amphitheater. Free.

www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com

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Shows at Belly Up.

Happy Hour-Atomic Groove, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 30; Dazed Confused with Wayward Sons, 9 p.m. July 30; Atomic Punks with I-90, 9 p.m. July 31; Kinky Friedman with Mojo Nixon, 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. Ticket prices vary. (858) 481-8140,

www.bellyup.com

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Shows at Anthology.

Paula Poundstone, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 31; Anthology House Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 3; Paul Thorn, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Anthology, 1337 India St., San Diego. Ticket prices vary. (619) 595-0300,

www.anthologysd.com

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Athenaeum Summer Festival.

Pianist Gustavo Romero plays Chopin. 4 p.m. Aug. 1, Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. $25-$150. (858) 454-5872,

www.ljathenaeum.org

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THEATER FILM

"Fame."

San Diego Junior Theatre premiere. July 30-Aug. 15, Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park. (619) 239-8355,

www.juniortheatre.com

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"In the Heights."

Award-winning musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. July 30–Aug. 1, open-captioned performance 1 p.m. Aug. 1, San Diego Civic Theatre, Third and B Street, San Diego. Ticket prices vary. (619) 570-1100,

www.broadwaysd.com

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"Midsummer Night's Dream."

Director Christopher Ashley brings his unique, gravity-defying vision to this classic play. 7:30 p.m. shows, through Aug. 22, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD. (858) 550-1010,

www.lajollaplayhouse.com

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"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 title. Through Aug. 14, North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. $32-$50. (858) 481-1055,

www.northcoastrep.org

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Movies at the Library.

Last Tuesday of the Month series runs 2 to 4 p.m. "A Single Man," Aug. 31; "The Blind Side," Sept. 28. Film Noir Classics of the '40s and '50s start at 3 p.m. "Where Danger Lives," Aug. 13; "Tension," Sept. 10. Free. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

"Hairspray, the Broadway Musical."

Through Aug. 15, San Diego Repertory Theatre at The Lyceum, Horton Plaza. $29-$53. (619) 544-1000,

www.sdrep.org

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The Comedy Store.

Enjoy local and national acts. John Caparulo, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 30 and 31. The Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. Ticket prices vary. (858) 454-9176,

www.comedystorelajolla.com

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ODDS ENDS

Thoroughbred racing.

Seventy-first season at the Del Mar racetrack. Wednesdays-Sundays, with post time for the first race at 2 p.m. most days. On Fridays, first post is at 4 p.m. the first four Fridays and 3:30 p.m. the last three Fridays. Labor Day race card on Sept. 6. (858) 755-1141,

www.delmarscene.com

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Book signing.

"A Biblical Feast: Ancient Mediterranean Flavors for Today's Table." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, Earth Song Books Gifts, 1440 Camino del Mar, Del Mar. Free. (858) 755-4254,

www.earthsongbooks.com

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Lineage workshop.

Presented by the De Anza Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 31, Del Mar library, 1309 Camino del Mar, Del Mar. Free. R.S.V.P. at

mcmeiners@ymail.com

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Event at Muttropolis.

SNAP Adoption Event. Noon to 2 p.m. July 31, Muttropolis, 7755 Girard Ave., La Jolla. (858) 459-9663,

www.muttropolis.com

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"Summer Saturdays."

A series of kids' events in July and August. Story Time in Your PJs (ages 3 and older, free), 9 to 9:30 a.m. July 31; Girls Book Group (fifth through sixth grade), 10 to 10:45 a.m. July 31; Girls Book Group (third through fourth grade), 11 to 11:45 a.m. July 31. The Book Works, 2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. (858) 755-3735,

www.book-works.com

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Library programs.

Teen Craft Bonanza, 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Del Mar library, 1309 Camino del Mar. Free. (858) 755-1666.

Farmers markets.

Solana Beach, 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays, South Cedros at Rosa Street; Del Mar, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 1050 Camino del Mar, (760) 727-1471.

GALLERIES

"Here Not There."

Work by 45 San Diego-based artists with paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and new media. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, through Sept. 19, Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. $5-$10, free for ages 25 and younger. (858) 454-3541,

www.mcasd.org

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"It All Adds Up: Celebrating 20 Years of Exhibitions."

The Athenaeum Music Arts Library showcases past productions in its galleries. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 31, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. (858) 454-5872,

www.ljathenaeum.org

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"Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape."

At the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1100 Kettner Blvd., and in public spaces throughout downtown. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays, to 7 p.m. third Thursdays. $5-$10. (619) 814-4670,

www.mcasd.org

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Talmadge Art Show-North County.

Thirty-two artists showcasing and selling handmade works of art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, Encinitas library, 840 Cornish Drive. Free. (619) 559-9082,

www.talmadgeartshow.com

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California Surf Museum.

Explore the history of surfing. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Free for members and youths under 12; $3 general; $1 students, military, seniors; free on Thursdays. (760) 721-6876,

www.surfmuseum.org

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"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,

artslib.ucsd.edu

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"Botanica Magnifica."

Jonathan Singer show. Through July 31, Symbolic Collection, 11425 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego. Free. (858) 259-4411,

www.symboliccollection.com

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In Balboa Park

Twilight in the Park.

Live music under the stars has been delighting visitors for 30 years. All concerts 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. San Diego Concert Band (classic pop), Aug. 3; El Cajon German Band (oom-pah), Aug. 4; Coronado Concert Band, Aug. 5. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free.

www.balboapark.org

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International Summer Organ Festival.

Celebrating 22 years of glorious organ sounds under the stars. 7:30 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 30. R. Jelani Eddington, Aug. 2. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free. (619) 702-8138,

www.sosorgan.com

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Puppet shows.

"Pirate Paul's Pirate Party." July 30-Aug. 1, Pan American Plaza. Ticket prices vary.

www.balboaparkpuppets.com

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Premiere theater.

The San Diego Air Space Museum opens its new 3-D/4-D Zable Theater and Interactive Air Space Technology Kid Zone; 3-D/4-D films to show are "Jetpack Adventure" and "Fly Me to the Moon."

www.sandiegoairandspace.org

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"Earth Exposed."

Come face to face with erupting geysers, crumbling mountains and wind-driven waves at the new 5,000-square-foot exhibition. Through May 8, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. (619) 238-1233,

www.rhfleet.org

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"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,

www.sdnhm.org

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"Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece."

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 5, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. $4.50-$12. (619) 232-7931,

www.TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt.org

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"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,

mopa.org

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"Heroes and Artisans."

Mexican folk art. Through Jan. 2, Mingei International Museum.

www.mingei.org

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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 7 Hoods," through Aug. 22; "Twelfth Night" and "As You Like It" (student productions), through Aug. 16; "The Last Romance," July 30-Sept. 5. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. $29-$89. (619) 234-5623,

www.theoldglobe.org

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ARTivities for ages 6-12.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (except the third Tuesday of each month). Landscapes, July 30. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 231-7650,

www.thesandiegomuseumofart.org

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