A variety of upcoming regional events offered


Rockets Red Glare

The Fourth of July Fireworks are set for

9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 over La Jolla Cove.

Moonlit Pier Walk

Birch Aquarium naturalists will teach participants (ages 9 and older) about the Scripps’ Pier history and guide them as they dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions and study the nocturnal habits of marine life, 7-9:30 p.m. Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3 (full moon nights). A tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus is included. 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets: $22-$25. (858) 534-3474.

Motives Suspect

“Blood and Gifts” continues its run through July 8

in the Mandell Weiss Forum at La Jolla Playhouse. Set between 1981 and 1991, the play’s focus is the Soviet War in Afghanistan, particularly the covert role of the U.S. in the war. Tickets: (858) 550-1010.

Singing Bowl Concert

Experience the healing power of sound using “singing bowls” and chanting, inspired by the ancient Tibetan Bon Five Warrior Syllables combined with modern crystal bowls and a large gong for accents. The musical program will feature Kathleen Farrell and Chuck Cunningham of the Soul Tones, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $20-$25 at (858) 454-5872 and

Flag This Show

In the spirit of the season, the La Jolla Art Association presents “Red, White and Blue Interpretations,” with works by Anne Burks, Doris Dickinson, Elisa Gittings, Lee Katz, Melinda Newman and Ginger Steketse, now through July 1 at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (858) 459-1196.


Explore the art, architecture and history of the UC San Diego campus during a free visitors tour. These guided excursions run 2-3:30 p.m. and depart from South Gilman Information Pavilion at 9500 Gilman Drive. Architectural Tours: July 22 and Aug. 26. Community Outreach Bus Tours: July 8, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. RSVP: (858) 534-4414.