Best Bets for interesting things to do in La Jolla Feb. 10-19

Men’s Choral Classes

Pacific Coast Harmony chorus will offer four free voice lessons to men of all ages Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 through March 8 at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. North. For more details, call Dale Vaughn (619) 475-1700 or e-mail

Folk Dancing

The International Dance Association of San Diego County will present its annual festival 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in the Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Road – West (near the puppet theater and cottages). Dances will be taught and demonstrated every half-hour through the afternoon by costumed performers. Free family-friendly fun. (619) 286-1588.

Family Concert

A string quintet will share its instruments and interact with children in the audience during Sunday Family Concerts at Methodist, a new music series, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The free concert will last 75 minutes. Childcare provided if arranged by 6 p.m. Feb. 10 through George Anderson at (858) 459-4622. Freewill offerings accepted.

Movie and Popcorn

In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers in the 1958 crime “The Lineup” starring Eli Wallach, Robert Keith and Richard Jaeckel, showing 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. It’s part of the free series Film Noir Classics of the ‘40s and ‘50s. (858) 552-1657.

Building Tours

Guided bus tours of the distinctive modern architecture of UCSD campus are free with the purchase of “The Campus Guide: University of California, San Diego,” ($29.95) which provides a history of the campus and map-guided walking tours. The tours are 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 and May 8 and include a continental breakfast at the Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive. Advanced registration required at or (858) 534-4414.

Jumpin’ Java Joint

San Diego’s guitarist Robin Henkel will sing the blues from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19 at Birdrock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 551-1707

Antiques Appraisal

The Riford Center will host an antiques appraisal show with Frank Kaminski from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the adult activities center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Licensed appraisers, specializing in all genres and periods of antiques and fine art, will be on hand. Attendees can bring any item except coins, stamps or musical instruments. Those with larger items (furniture, paintings) can bring photos. Admission 
$25 per person for up to five items. (858) 459-0831.

Two Athenaeum Concerts

The Carpe Diem ‘indie’ String Quartet, in residence at Ohio Wesleyan University, will perform as part of the Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the 160-seat Jacobs Music Room at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street. Tickets $40 members/$45 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872. The Carpe Diem String Quartet is four gifted virtuosos — violinists Charles Wetherbee and John Ewing, violist Korine Fujiwara, and cellist Kristin Ostling.

• Jazz at the Athenaeum presents the Anat Fort Trio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Tickets $19-$24.

Mainly Mozart

Stefan Jackiw will play the violin and Max Levinson the piano as they perform selections from Mozart, Chopin, Copland and Strauss, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12 at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. At 6:30 p.m. an Austrian wine celebration will kickoff the evening and at 8:45 p.m. there will be a post-concert discussion. Tickets $48. (619) 239-0100,

Flower Madness!

Pat Clayes will address the “Flower Frog Frenzy,” at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. The lecture, followed by tea and cookies, is free. Newcomers are welcome. (858) 454-6227. (FYI: A flower frog is a device used to help arrange flowers.)

Passion and Pain

The San Diego Ballet will present Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet,” directed and choreographed by Javier Velasco, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11-13, at the Lyceum Theater at Horton Plaza. The ballet will feature a cast of 18 with principal dancer Abby Avery as Juliet and guest artist Maxim Tchernychev as Romeo. Tickets $50-$20. (619) 544-1000.

Camp Fair

Time to book some summer fun. Find out what programs are available for kids, ages 5-17, at the first annual La Jolla San Diego Camp Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Admission is free with a $1 for charity. (866) 581-1812.

Suicide discussion for parents of teens

Suicide Prevention Education Awareness Knowledge (SPEAK) will hold workshops for students and parents at Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High School next week. Area parents are urged to attend the free presentation beginning 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the Parker Auditorium at La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St. The talk will provide an overview of the student presentation and offer insights on self-injury, depression, bullying and suicide to give parents the tools they need to engage their teens in discussion on these issues. (619) 523-0708.

They’re Baaack!

Spike and “Dead Mike” will host an exclusive showing of the 2010 Spike & Mike’s “Sick and Twisted Animated Films,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. According to Wills, ”they will both be available to answer questions and sign copies of their book, ‘Outlaw Animation,’ as well as DVDS.” (858) 456-1800.

Bunny Business

Hop on over to a Meet the Critters event that will teach kids fun facts about pet rabbits (including diet, habitat and how to care for one) 1-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-13 at all Petco stores. If you fall in love with one of the fluffy friends, there will be rabbit adoption partners in attendance so your family can give him or her a hoppy home.

Great Date

Janos Negyesy and friends will perform romantic classical music in honor of Valentine’s Day, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus. Tickets at the door: $15-$10.

Free Brass Concert

The Millenia Consort (The Presidio Brass with organist Alison Leudecke and percussionist Beverly Reese Dorcy) will present “California Dreamin’ ” a free concert celebrating California composers, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. (858) 453-3550.

Author visit

Barry M. Soper will discuss and sign “A Bum Deal,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. The book tells the true tale of down-on-his-luck Rufus Hannah who was given booze and cash to perform bone-shattering stunts on video until a fateful meeting with Soper in San Diego.                                  (858) 454-0347.

Romance Dance

The Jazz Association of Greater San Diego (JAG) will present its Valentine Dance, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at Musician’s Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. Door prizes, raffle, refreshments – all to benefit the Music in the School Project.

Thesis works

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UCSD debuts a program of projects by graduate students. Dancers Rebecca Salzer and Alicia Peterson Baskel perform at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Feb.10-12 at the Potiker Theatre; Anthony Luciano directs “Hedda Gabler” 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 18-19 and Feb. 24-26 at Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre; Kim Rubenstein directs “The Hot L Baltimore,” 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 22-26 at Arthur Wagner Theatre; Yolande Snaith in “Winterworks” 8 p.m. March 9-12, Potiker Theatre. Tickets $10-$20 at the door or (858) 534-4574.

Art Chiefs

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host a panel discussion with the heads of the art museums in Balboa Park, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at 1008 Wall Street. The free event is a chance to hear the plans and programs of Roxanna Velasquez, director of the San Diego Museum of Art; Micah Parzen, director of the Museum of Man; and John Wilson, director of the Timken Museum of Art.

Culture Clash

Petr Onufer, scholar-in-residence at Bishop’s, will discuss “Innocents Abroad: The Perception of American Culture in Central Europe,” 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at the school’s Ellen Browning Scripps Hall. Free. Reservations (858) 454-1861.

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1 Comment for “Best Bets for interesting things to do in La Jolla Feb. 10-19”

  1. Dru

    And for those with more high-brow tastes, there's The Grappling Experience at La Jolla High on Sunday, Feb. 13. Come watch your friends get submitted!

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