What’s Good in La Jolla This Weekend: June 3 – 4


Mainly Mozart Festival: Spotlight Series – June 3rd
6:30 p.m. at the Auditorium at TSRI in La Jolla

Come be thoroughly entertained June 3rd by listening to some of Mozart’s more beautiful compositions, including his Violin Sonata in C Major and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G Major. There will also be a poem reading by Charlene Baldridgel entitled “The Work at Hand,” orchestrated on the foundation of the late Laura Morefield’s poetry of the same name. Laura penned her prose subsequent tor being diagnosed with colon cancer in order to address the difficult and profoundly human experience of saying goodbye. The evening of chamber music features Tereza Stanislav on violin, Andrew Shulman on cello, Anna Polonsky on piano, and Deborah Nansteel singing mezzo-soprano for “The Work at Hand.” Tickets start at $58 per person and promise a night to remember. TSRI is conveniently located at 10620 John Hopkins Dr. in lovely La jolla.

Escape to Margaritaville – June 4th
2 p.m. at the La Jolla Playhouse

The world premiere of “Escape to Margaritaville” continues its exceptional run at the La Jolla Playhouse this weekend. The novel production features some of Jimmy Buffett’s better-known hits, in addition to new songs written exclusively for the entertaining musical. The story charts the course of a part-time bartender, part-time singer on a Caribbean island who falls head over heels for a beautiful tourist, a woman who causes him to ponder the life he thought he had all figured out. Playwrights Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”, “Raising Hope”) and Mike O’Malley (“My Name Is Earl”, “Justified”, “Glee”) merge a story in the works for years with Buffett classics, under the direction of award-winning director Christopher Ashley. The musical runs through July 9 at the Playhouse. Read more about how the cast and crew paid tribute to Buffett’s music here. The Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in ever scenic La Jolla!

The Old Man and The Old Moon – June 4th
7 p.m. at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park

Cinematic shadow puppetry meets energetic folk music and fantastical fables in “The Old Man And The Old Moon.” PigPen Theatre Company comes to San Diego with this imaginative novel theatrical production, newly off award-winning runs in New York, Chicago and Boston. When The Old Man’s wife suddenly and unpredictably disappears from their home one day, the Old Man leaves his post refilling The Old Moon’s light that spills out every night and embarks on an eventful excursion to locate his only true love. The production runs through June 18 at the Old Globe Theatre. The Old Globe Theater is located at 1363 Old Globe Way. More information is available by calling (619) 234-5623.

San Diego County Fair: Opening Day – June 2nd
4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Yee-haw and Yippee! The annual San Diego County Fair kicks off its 2017 season on Friday evening with thrilling rides, exceptional entertainment and, of course, superb unhealthy fried food. The 2017 theme is “Wild, Wild West,” so patrons should expect a rootin’ tootin’ heck of a time. The fair runs through July 4th. Admission is a mere $18 for adults ages 13 to 61; $11 for people 62 and older and for kids ages 6 to 12. Those tots ages 5 and younger get in absolutely free. Attendees may also purchase the “Best Pass Ever” for $26, an exceptional bargain, which allows admission for the entire 26 days of the fair. The San Diego County Fair is an event that should not be missed!

Dana Carvey June 2nd
7:30 p.m., Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

“Saturday Night Live” alum Dana Carvey brings his comedic bit to Humphreys by the Bay this Friday night. He takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on his 62nd birthday, so be prepared for an awesome performance that may stretch the bounds. Most tickets for this promising event cost $66.

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