June 29: Event briefs

Katie MacNichol, Bruce Turk, Richard Baird, (Back) Paul Turbiak and Sierra Jolene in the NC Rep comedy “At This Evening’s Performance.”
(Aaron Rumley)

Cinema By The Sea in Del Mar

The Del Mar Foundation will present its next free Cinema by the Sea event featuring the film Captain America on Saturday, July 1 at sunset (around 8:08 p.m.) at Del Mar Shores Park (between Camino Del Mar, 9th Street, and Stratford Court, Del Mar).

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Visit

Del Mar 4th of July Parade

Join the Del Mar Foundation and City of Del Mar for the Young Del Mar 4th of July Parade Tuesday, July 4, at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Please arrive by 9:15 a.m. for the parade that starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring decorated bikes, scooters, strollers, wagons, electrical golf carts and leashed pets. The parade will move from the park on a loop up Coast Blvd. The after-parade event, which runs to about noon, will also include a DJ, fun games for all ages and a chance to tour a Del Mar fire engine and receive a fire truck hat. Refreshments compliments of Jake’s Del Mar and Gelson’s Del Mar. Visit

Summer Twilight concert July 11

The Del Mar Foundation’s next Summer Twilight concert will be held Tuesday, July 11 at Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, with DSB - The Next Best Thing To Journey performing. All concerts are free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6 p.m. opening performance. Visit

SB Concerts at Cove

The Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove summer series runs every Thursday with a different musical group through Aug. 24. Bring beach chairs, blankets, picnics and friends. Next up: June 29: Nate Donnis Trio; July 6: Hullabaloo Band.

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

NC Rep to present ‘At This Evening's Performance’

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of At This Evening's Performance, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. However, there is more drama backstage than onstage, with romantic entanglements, political intrigue and a wildly funny climax. This laugh-a-minute farce will have audiences reveling in the merriment.

At This Evening's Performance previews begin Wednesday, July 12 with Opening Night on Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m. There will be a special talkback on Friday, July 21, with the cast and artistic director. Visit to purchase tickets.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, 92075.

‘Best in the West’ by North Coast Symphony Orchestra

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will perform “Best in the West” on Saturday, July 15, 2:30 p.m. at the at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas, at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Balour Drive. Besides selections from Copland’s “Rodeo," and several other western-themed pieces, the concert features movie medleys from, “Beauty and the Beast,” “Frozen” and others. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.

Robin Henkel to perform in CV, Del Mar

On Saturday, July 1, Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel will perform at Dolce at the Highlands, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 5980 Village Center Loop Rd, Carmel Valley.

On Thursday, July 6, Robin Henkel will perform solo blues at Zel’s Del Mar, 7-10 p.m.

1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, (858) 755-0076.

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

Listen and Learn

A lecture about Francis Bacon focusing on “The Late Work,” will be given by Hugh Davies, director emeritus at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Davies did his doctoral dissertation on Bacon at Princeton University. Tickets $19. (858) 454-5872.

Game On!

The world’s greatest video games — from Pac-Man to Pokémon in the eras of arcades to today’s online options — are on display at The Fleet for “Game Masters: The Exhibition,” with more than 100 playable games. The fun opens Saturday, July 1 and runs through Jan. 15, 2018. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. No extra charge for playing video games; included with admission: $19.95 with discounts. (619) 238-1233.

Arigato for the Auto

San Diego Automotive Museum has gathered a unique collection of Japanese classic cars, many of which were not originally sold in the United States, for the exhibition “Japanese Steel,” on exhibit to Sept. 17. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets: $9. 2080 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 231-2886.

Blue Star Museum Program

The San Diego Botanic Garden will offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families May 1 through Labor Day on Sept. 4 as part of the national Blue Star Museum Program.

Military members who show their active duty I.D. cards are invited to bring up to five immediate family members. Attendees will be able to enjoy the 37-acre Botanic Garden, featuring 29 uniquely themed gardens and 4,000 different plant species. There are also children’s gardens and special events held throughout the summer, including Thursday Family Fun Nights each Thursday from June 1 through Aug. 31; Fairy Festival on June 17; and Insect Fest on July 22 and 23. For more information, visit

Summer Concerts by the Sea: Tom Curren

The rock musician Tom Curren will hold a free concert July 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street, Encinitas. The event will also include hands-on exhibits, demos and free goodies. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs. Dogs and alcohol are not allowed.

For more information, visit

Summer events for kids at SB 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.

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.