A variety of regional theater, concerts and more offered


This Will Be Gross

The touring exhibit “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” has come to San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Based on the best selling book by science teacher Sylvia Branzei, the show includes interactive stations, animatronics, and imaginative exhibits designed for kids, ages 6-14. Enjoy this exhibit through Jan. 1. Open daily from 10 a.m. Admission: $9.75-$11.75. (619) 238-1233.

Walking Tours of La Jolla

La Jolla Historical Society docents are hosting guided walking tours of La Jolla on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, departing at 10 a.m. from Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. The upcoming dates are June 23, July 14 and July 28. Advance reservations required, $10 per person. (858) 480-6424.

My Little Chickadee

North Coast Repertory Theater will present “W.C. Fields, By Himself,” with Dale Morris, 7:30 p.m. June 18 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. Fields (1880-1946) rose from a small time juggler to a movie star, and details his life are rich with drama, mistaken assumptions, and lies he himself spread. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 481-1055.

It’s a Classic

The Pacific Lyric Association and MiraCosta College Opera Chorus will stage “Carmen,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. The two-hour production, set in Seville, Spain, and sung in the original French but with English narration to move the action along, tells of a soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale, “accompanied by brilliant orchestration and a procession of hit tunes packing all the sizzle of Spanish culture into a fantastic theatrical event,” according to directors. Tickets: $24. (858) 362-1348.

Author Visit

Carlin Romano will discuss his new book, “America the Philosophical,” 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at D.G. Wills, 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 92037. Romano, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy, argues the idea that today’s America towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world. Free. (858) 456-1800.

Mexican American Art

Artists Perry Vasquez and Marcos Ramirez Erre, along with Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez of Cognate Collective, will discuss the challenges and ambiguities of belonging to a region, and their work in the global context, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. While you’re there, be one of the first to tour of “The Santa Ana Condition: John Valdez” exhibit that opened June 10. Free. (858) 454-3541.

Green Flash Concerts

Open to ages 21 and older, the concerts pair live music with panoramic ocean views on the Birch Aquarium’s outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Listen to Needtobreathe on June 20, Matt Nathanson on July 18, Heartless Bastards & The Dunwells on Aug. 15, and Steve Poltz on Sept. 19. Food and drink available from the French Gourmet and craft beers from Gordon Biersch Brewery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts run 6:45-9 p.m. Aquarium admission, parking included. Tickets: $27 for RSVP. $32 at the door. (858) 534-4109.

Family Storytelling

Listen to Harlynne Geisler’s lively stories inspired by Thomas Moran’s “Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset” at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, and Sir Anthony van Dyck’s “Mary Villiers, Lady Herbert of Shurland,” 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Free admission. (619) 239-5548.