La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, week of March 4 through March 11
UCSD biologist Christopher Wills will take guests on a series of photographic adventures that demonstrate how ecology and evolution have interacted to create the world when he discusses his book, “The Darwinian Tourist,” 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at the La Jolla Riford Library 7555 Draper Ave. The program is free and open to all. Wills received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and was a Guggenheim Fellow. He received the 1999 Award for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (858) 552-1657
Every Saturday in March from 1 to 3 p.m. kids ages 5-12 can slide into the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Discovery Lab to explore slime science by making oozing observations with gak, goop and more! Activities are just $2 with museum admission. 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 238-1233. rhfleet.org
Tales from FBI Files
Bob Hamer, author of “The Last Undercover,” spent 26 years as a street agent for the FBI, many of them posing as a drug dealer, contract killer, fence, pedophile, degenerate gambler, weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal. Come hear his stories as guest of the La Jolla Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at La Jolla Riford Library. 7555 Draper Ave. Hamer is a Marine Corps veteran and a law school graduate who has received numerous awards throughout his career.
Yale Chorus Time
The Spizzwinks (?) of Yale University (with former Country Day Madrigal member Dan Stein ’10) will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in the Four Flowers Theater of La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. The Yale Spizzwinks (?) are America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group. Since 1914, they’ve entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor. Tickets at the door $12-$7. (858) 568-8913.
Art + Music
Art of Elan presents hour-long chamber interludes inspired by works in the San Diego Museum of Art. The 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 concert in the museum’s Hibben Gallery will draw influence from Surrealist Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico’s “Memory of Turin,” and features newer works that seem reminiscent of another time: “Diamond in the Rough” by Michael Daugherty and “I Lie,” by David Lang, based on an old Yiddish poem. Tickets $25-$10. artofelan.org (619) 692-2081.
Writers To Read
UCSD’s New Writing Series will present a free, open-to-the-public “double” reading from Aimee Bender and Christian Wiman, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space. At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 Thalia Field will be the guest reader. Directions at
This Could Get Messy
Painter Dan Adams will start and finish a new painting from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday March 4 at Legends Gallery, 1205 Prospect St. The show is free and all are welcome to stop by and visit while he works. (858) 456-9900. zhibit.org/danadams
Museum curator and author Murray Lee will discuss and sign “In Search of Gold Mountain: A History of the Chinese in San Diego,” 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 328 J. Street, downtown San Diego. Admission: $2. (619) 338-9888. Sdchm.org.
Time for the second and third installations of pianist/storyteller Bruno Leone’s “Broadway Legends,” presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 8 and 15. Each lecture is $17-$12 at The Athenaeum, 1008 Wall Street. (858) 454-5872. Ljathenaeum.org
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