North Coastal list of events



Village of Del Mar. Live music. Bviolin, 6 to 8 p.m. July 23; Peter Hall, 5 to 7 p.m. July 25; 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. HyJinx (‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll), 5 to 7 p.m. July 24; NRG (rock ‘n’ roll dance band), 5 to 7 p.m. July 31, amphitheater. Free.

Shows at Belly Up. Happy Hour-The Heroes, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 23; Platinum Rockstars with guest, 9 p.m. July 23; Pine Mountain Logs with Los Chicharones Guapos, 9 p.m. July 24; The Black Seeds with Stick Figure & The Hold Up, 9 p.m. July 25; Tarrus Riley with guest, 9 p.m. July 27; 30th Anniversary Tour LEVEL 42 with the Earful, 8 p.m. July 28; The Steely Damned, 8 p.m. July 29; 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. Bella Donna: Tribute to Stevie Nicks, 7:30 p.m. July 23; Led Zepplica, 10 p.m. July 23; Kris Allen, 9:30 p.m. July 24; Luscious Noise with members of the San Diego Symphony, 7 p.m. July 25; Anthology House Band, 7 p.m. July 27; Rachelle Ferrell, 7:30 p.m. July 28; Rachelle Ferrell, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 29; 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. July 25 and Aug. 1, Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. $25-$150. (858) 454-5872,

Fletcher Cove concerts. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, picnic and friends. All concerts, 6 to 7:45 p.m. Josh Damigo, July 29; Joanie Mendenhall, Aug. 5. Fletcher Cove Park, 140 S. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. Free. (858) 720-2453,

Symphony Summer Pops 2010. Michael Cavanaugh sings the music of Elton John and more. 8 p.m. July 23 and 24, Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego. Ticket prices vary. (619) 235-0804,


“Fame.” 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 27–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,

“Hairspray, the Broadway Musical.” Through Aug. 15, San Diego Repertory Theatre at The Lyceum, Horton Plaza. $29-$53. (619) 544-1000,

Movies at the Library. Last Tuesday of the Month series runs 2 to 4 p.m. “Up!”, July 27; “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.

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

The Comedy Store. Enjoy local and national acts. Sam Tripoli, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 23 and 24; Sunday Funday, 7 p.m. July 25; “The Best of Hollywood and San Diego,” 8 p.m. July 28 and 29; 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,


Family Day at the Races. Children ages 12 and younger will receive a free Webkinz Plush Horse and can enjoy an infield packed with fun, including a rock climbing wall, magic shows, a playground and more. July 25, Del Mar racetrack.

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,

“Nobel Women, Then and Now.” Judith Hand, scientist, novelist, futurist and “peace ethologist,” will present. 5 to 7 p.m. July 29, Women’s History Museum, 2323 Broadway, San Diego. Free. (619) 233-7963,

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

Potluck and forum. “Is There a Faithful Energy Policy?” will explore response and questions as Christians to the Gulf oil tragedy and global climate change. 6 p.m. July 28, First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley. Free. (619) 297-4366.

“The Origins of the Jewish People.” Presented by North County Oasis, with lecture by anthropologist Henry George. 1 to 3 p.m. July 29, chapel of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, corner of Stevens and San Rodolfo avenues. $40. (760) 796-6020.

Events at Muttropolis. Pug adoption event, noon to 2 p.m. July 24; Bulldog Bonanza, 7 p.m. July 28; 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 24; Behind the Scenes at Book Works (ages 8-12), 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 24; 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 Book Club, 3 p.m. July 27; Teen Craft Bonanza, 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Del Mar library, 1309 Camino del Mar. Free. (858) 755-1666.

Lobster Festival. The third annual event will include a live auction, wine and a lobster feast, with proceeds benefiting the preservation of Del Mar parks. 6:30 p.m. July 31, Del Mar Shores Park, Ninth Street and Stratford Court, Del Mar. $85-$100. (858) 755-4844,

Magic show. Amazing Dana performs for all ages. 11 a.m. July 28, 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.

San Diego Parks & Open Spaces Day. Visit Cabrillo National Monument to learn about the many parks and natural areas in San Diego. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24, Cabrillo National Monument, south end of Catalina Boulevard. Free event (parking $5 per vehicle, $3 per motorcycle). (619) 557-5450,


Diabetes lecture. Offers one-of-a-kind insight into technological advancements to treat Type 1 diabetes. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28, The Preuss School, UCSD, 3750 Voigt Drive, La Jolla. Free. (858) 755-5683,


“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,

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

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,

Balboa Park Events

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. Klezmeds (klezmer), July 27; Graceland: An Elvis Presley tribute, July 28; Crosstown (classic contemporary rock), July 29; 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. Kalevi, July 26; R. Jelani Eddington, Aug. 2. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free. (619) 702-8138,

Puppet shows. “Pirate Paul’s Pirate Party.” July 23-25 and July 28-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.

Aviation art. Seventy paintings, jury-selected 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 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 27-30. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 231-7650,