Jun 23: Event briefs

Tory Kittles as Henry Bolingbroke and Robert Sean Leonard as King Richard II in King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, directed by Erica Schmidt, running June 11 - July 15.
(Jim Cox)

Summer events for kids at library

The Solana Beach Library has events planned for children each Thursday, 10:30 a.m., now through Aug. 10. This program series is part of “Reading by Design,” the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

6/29 Pacific Animal Productions

7/06 Amazing Dana Magic Show

7/13 Wild Wonders

7/20 County Vector Control Storytime

7/27 Radical Reptiles Slither In

8/03 Hullabaloo Music Show

8/10 Pig’s Eye Puppet Show

The location is 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach; 858-755-1404.

SB Concerts at Cove

The next Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove summer series kicks off Thursday, June 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fletcher Cove Park (140 So. Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach). Tower 7 will perform June 22. The series runs every Thursday with a different musical group through Aug. 24. Bring beach chairs, blankets, picnics and friends. Season line-up includes: June 22: Tower 7; June 29: Nate Donnis Trio; July 6: Hullabaloo Band; July 13: Ginger Cowgirl; July 20: Symphony String Quartet; July 27: Jimmy & Enrique; Aug. 3: Rockademy: The Special Guests & Too Loud; Aug. 10: Mike Myrdal; Aug. 17: Navy 32nd Street Brass Band; Aug. 24: Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band.

For more information, visit or call the city at 858-720-2453.

CV Rec Movies in the Park June 24

A “Summer Movies in the Park” free event will be held Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Pool/Community Park Amphitheatre. The movie “Free Willy” will be shown beginning at dusk. Free swimming is available at the pool from 4-6 p.m. Arts, crafts and games will also be available. Location address: 3777 Townsgate Drive, Carmel Valley, 92130.

Village on Cedros summer event

Village on Cedros is holding a “Welcome to Summer Event” Sunday, June 25, from noon-3 p.m. at 346 & 348 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach

Events include a tasty breakfast and lunch at Lockwood Table, gifts and beach décor at Sea Breeze Mercantile, olive oils and gifts at Temecula Olive Oil, design services and home décor at Gratitude, and dresses and fashion accessories at Kites by Carla Manuel. 

Young Del Mar 4th of July Parade

The Young Del Mar 4th of July Parade will be held Tuesday, July 4, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Visit

Summer Fun on the 101

Local musicians recognized around the world will take the stage for “Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival” on June 24 presented by Leucadia 101 Main Street in collaboration with Zeeba-Rent-A-Van. Artists scheduled to appear at Leucadia’s signature community music festival include Mattson 2, Peter Sprague, Trouble in the Wind and more. There will be 10 bands performing a free concert at the Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N Coast Hwy 101) from noon until 7:30 p.m.

Swell Property and The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Company will be hosting the incredibly popular craft beer garden at 914 N. Coast Hwy 101 on Saturday June 24. There will also be hula hooping and art activities for kids. Festivalgoers are advised to bike walk or skate to Roadside Park as heavy summertime traffic is expected. Visit

The New Orca Encounter

SeaWorld San Diego’s Orca Encounter experience offers a new way to connect with the ocean’s most powerful predator. Witness their natural behaviors up close while an expansive infinity screen brings the killer whales’ story to life in exciting, immersive detail. Visitors will learn about orca hunting techniques, complex communication codes, the role of family and the importance of play. SeaWorld is open at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday in summer months. Admission and entertainment schedules at (619) 222-4732.

King Richard II at The Old Globe

Robert Sean Leonard (TV’s “House,” The Old Globe’s Pygmalion) returns to the Globe now through July 15 in the title role of one of the greatest of Shakespeare’s towering cycle of history plays King Richard II. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown. Filled with magnificent verse and Shakespeare’s characteristic wisdom and insight, King Richard II is a deeply moving and insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation’s political landscape. It’s a perfect play to begin the Globe’s 2017 Festival. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Visit

Osher Lifelong Learning at UC San Diego

Summer Quarter registration is now open at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The Institute offers stimulating daily lectures and seminars for individuals over 50 years of age who become members. The first lecture begins on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. Class offerings include presentations from scholars and experts in the fields of Art & Music, Law & Society, Science & Engineering, among many other subjects. All lectures are held on the Extension campus located at 9600 North Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. Summer quarter lecture subjects include Igor Stravinsky, Art History of the United States, the Supreme Court, Changing Oceans Ecosystems and New Planets. For information on membership and more, visit or cLL 858-534-3409.

San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair opened June 2 and runs through July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The theme of this year’s fair is “Where the West is Fun.”

The fair is closed on the first four Mondays (June 5, 12, 19 and 26) and the first three Tuesdays (June 6, 13 and 20). Learn more at