CALENDAR: Upcoming events in North Coastal San Diego



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.


Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

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


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,


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,


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,




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


“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,


“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,


“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,


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,


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,



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,


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,


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


Event at Muttropolis.

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


“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,


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.


“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,


“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,


“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,


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,


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,


“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,


“Botanica Magnifica.”

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


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.


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,


Puppet shows.

“Pirate Paul’s Pirate Party.” July 30-Aug. 1, Pan American Plaza. Ticket prices vary.


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.”


“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,


“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,


“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,


“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.


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,


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,



Concerts at the Del Mar racetrack