Experience the vitality of La Jolla’s art scene at the monthly First Friday Art Walk, July 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at various galleries throughout the Village. Some venues, including the Monarch Gallery at 1205 Prospect St., may offer wine and catered refreshments. Other participating galleries include Images of Nature, Wentworth Gallery, Martin Lawrence Gallery, Hallmark Gallery, Contemporary Fine Arts, Sally Huss: Morrison Hotel Gallery, Peter Lik Gallery, Monarch Gallery, Simic Gallery, Derissi Studio, Siamak Art Gallery, Africa & Beyond Gallery, and Charles Hecht Gallery.
Financial Freewheeling and the futile pursuit of the American Dream by John Purlia.
La Jolla photographer and writer John Purlia will debut a solo photography exhibit, “Seven Signs of the Kewpie Apocalypse,” on Saturday, July 3 at Pannikin Coffee & Tea, 7467 Girard Ave. The exhibit will be on display through July 30, Mondays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., and will feature new photos, stop-motion animation videos, slide shows, and art installations of kewpies, robots, vintage album covers and alphabet blocks. Attend an opening reception with the artist on July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pannikin. Visit www.johnpurlia.com for more information.
THURSDAY, JULY 1
• La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting, 6 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.
• “The A-List: Festivus for the Best of Us,” 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St.; celebrate 20 years of exhibitions with art, door prizes, activities, and live music by Gregory Page; (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $10 in advance, $12 at door
FRIDAY, JULY 2
• La Jolla First Friday Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m.,
various galleries in La Jolla Village
SATURDAY, JULY 3
• “Snorkel Adventure” with Birch Aquarium,
8 to 10 a.m., La Jolla Cove; explore the underwater world with aquarium naturalists; (858) 534-7336, $30
SUNDAY, JULY 4
• 22nd annual University City Fourth of July celebration; festivities begin at 8 a.m. with 5K walk/run, Standley Park and Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Drive; music, food, demonstrations, prizes, and more throughout the day; (858) 395-4318
• 31st annual 2010 Beaumont Fourth of July celebration, 11 a.m., southwest corner of Camino de la Costa and Beaumont Avenue; circus-themed parade followed by live music and refreshments; www.birdrock.org; $20 donation per family requested
• “Mix ’n’ Mingle” dinner and reception, Brockton Villa, 1235 Coast Blvd.; enjoy appetizers and libations followed by a gourmet barbeque buffet and a view of the Cove fireworks at 9 p.m.; call (858) 454-7393 for reservations, $100 per person
• 25th annual fireworks display at La Jolla Cove, 9 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 6
• Movie screening for teens, 3 p.m., La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.; watch “Pirates of the Caribbean” and enjoy refreshments; (858) 552-1657, free
• La Jolla Coastal Access & Parking Board meeting, 4 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.
• Bird Rock Community Council meeting, 6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5655 La Jolla Blvd.; www.birdrock.org
• Support group for relatives and close friends of the severely mentally ill, 7:15 to 9 p.m., La Jolla Presbyterian Church Life Center Building, 7708 Eads Ave., (858) 453-0187, free
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7
• Children’s story time, 4 p.m., La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.; Harlynne Geisler will read “Ocean’s Away;” (858) 552-1657, free
• Former White House physician Dr. Connie Mariano will discuss and sign her new book, “The White House Doctor: My Patients Were Presidents,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave.; (858) 454-0347, free
THURSDAY, JULY 8
• Preschool storytime and crafts, 10:30 a.m., La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.; every Thursday, (858) 552-1657, free
• Beach-themed storytime, 11 a.m., Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave.; reading of David Soman’s “Ladybug Girl at the Beach,” plus beach games, giveaways, and treats; (858) 454-0347, free
• La Jolla Town Council meeting, 5 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.; (858) 454-1444, www.lajollatowncouncil.org
• Pianist Billy Childs and saxophonist Steve Wilson perform together, 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872; www.ljathenaeum.org, $19 members, $24 non-members
• Local author Marlene Wagman-Geller will discuss and sign her new book, “Eureka! The Surprising Story Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave.; (858) 454-0347, free