Outdoor film series plays through August
The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla is ready to roll on its sixth annual “Flicks on the Bricks,” open-air film and wine series.
Series tickets include “four memorable films and delightful summer wine pairings selected by Barbara Baxter,” at $60 for members and $80 for non-members. Individual screenings are $17 members and $22 for non-members.
The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, and 23, on the Athenaeum Outdoor Patio, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
On the Marquee:
• Aug. 2: “Some Like It Hot” (1959)
Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) is a ukulele-playing vocalist in an all-girl band. Two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), on the run from the mob, join Sugar’s traveling troupe by hilariously donning makeup and dresses to hide their identity. Paired with Champagne and California bubbles.
• Aug. 9: “Under the Tuscan Sun” (2003)
Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is a 35-year-old writer who has just gone through a divorce that has left her with terminal writer’s block. In a drastic step, she buys a house in the Tuscan countryside after a visit to Italy. A new life includes a new love that gives her the fresh start she was looking for. Paired with vino toscano.
• Aug. 16: “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)
In 1934, a trainful of suspects and one murder victim make the trip from Istanbul to Calais especially interesting. Super sleuth Hercule Poirot sets out to solve the mystery. An entertaining Agatha Christie mystery-whodunit, ably supported by a remarkable all-star cast, including AlbertFinney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. Paired with vino español.
• Aug. 23: “Sabrina” (1954)
Audrey Hepburn stars as Sabrina, an impressionable chauffeur’s daughter. Sabrina is mad about David Larabee (William Holden), a notorious playboy, but is whisked away to France by her father, only to return a sophisticated lady of fashion.
When she returns, David’s head is suddenly turned to her. His brother, Linus Humphrey Bogart), however, seeks to enhance the family’s wealth by marrying him off to an heiress and begins to pursue Sabrina himself to divert her from David’s intentions. Paired with vin français.