La Jolla’s BEST BETS for events, week of Jan. 13-22

Flower Power

Hydrangeas are the topic of the Garden Club of La Jolla's next meeting.

Patti Salume of Walter Anderson Nursery will discuss hydrangea care, culture, pruning and preservation of blooms at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. Guests are welcome to attend the free event that ends with tea and cookies. (858) 454-6227.

Toy Expo

The Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear show and sale begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 and 16 at the Al Bahr Shriner’s Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road. The event brings contests, demonstrations, miniatures, toy identification, and an international group of artists sharing what they do for enthusiasts of all ages. Admission $10 for two days; $7-$4 for one day. (775) 348-7713.

Voices in Song

The Mendicants and Counterpoint, a cappella groups touring from Stanford University, will perform from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Tickets at the door, $10-$5. Reception follows the show. (760) 434-2890.

Interfaith Park Cleanup

Members of all ages from Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian congregations will help beautify Balboa Park as a part of the National Day of Service in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Jan. 17. The group will work outdoors to clear and haul brush, mulch and plant. Afterward, they will share in a bring-your-own picnic on the lawn. Signup at

Glee Club director Tucker

Glee Club Concert

The Cornell University Glee Club will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at The Neuroscience Institute, 10640 John J. Hopkins Drive. Director Emeritus Thomas Sokol and Director Scott Tucker (pictured) will lead a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m. on the evolution of Glee Clubs, as well as on the concert repertoire. A reception follows. Tickets $20 at the door or

On Stage

San Diego Junior Theatre’s production of “The Miracle Worker” at Balboa Park’s Casa Del Prado Theatre, brings the audience into Helen Keller’s world, sharing the dramatic story of Annie Sullivan and her struggle to teach the deaf, blind and mute how to be a part of the world she could not see or hear. Performances7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 23. Tickets $8-$14. (619) 239-8355.

Food, Art and Music

All are invited to dinner, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. catered by Chef Cinzia of Mamma Mia Restaurant. Opera tenor Daniel Hendrick will perform selections from the Latin American musical “Destino,” which he composed, and there will also be an exhibition of fine art with a Latin theme by 14 area artists. Reservations for non-members $25; Riford members, $20. (858) 459-0831.

Contemporary Sounds

Three California acts will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Che Café, Scholars Drive on UCSD campus. L.A.’s Incan Abraham “walks the tightrope between spacey psychedelia and pop songcraft.” Encinitas’ In Motion Trio “filter the interlocking rhythms and looping hooks of Afro-beat through California sensibilities.” The Mattson 2 (twin brothers Jared, guitar/Jonathan, drums) “don’t just epitomize the endless summer vibe of their native North County, they transcend it.” $6 at the door.

Another Salute to Vienna

Hutchins Consort presents its own arrangement of Liszt’s ever-popular “Hungarian Rhapsody” and the premeiere of a new arrangement of Mozart “Per Questa Bella Mano,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The Neuroscience Institute, 10640 John J. Hopkins Dr., Tickets $25-$15. (858) 626-2000.

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