La Jolla’s Best Bets for fun things to do in and around town for the week of April 7-15
The second annual San Diego LUNAFEST, spotlighting women as leaders in society through 10 short films by female filmmakers, is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics like women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. The event starts with a 5:30 p.m. wine and appetizers reception and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Girls on the Run San Diego. Tickets: $20 advance, $23 at the door, $12 students. .http://lunafestlajolla2011.eventbrite.com/
Writer in town
Multimedia artist and author/editor of eight print and audio works, including the novels “Drain,” “Abecedarium” and “Blank,” Davis Schneiderman, will read from his collection as part of UCSD’s New Writing Series, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the Visual Arts Facility Performance Space on campus. The event is free and open to all. For directions, visit
Art for Life
The Allied Artist Association of San Diego will host a public opening reception for “Life Unfolding,” 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Riford Adult Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The latest group show runs through June 3 and is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Lecture on Orchids
Karen Muir, originally from Michigan where she began raising orchids in 1975 to go on and become an accredited American Orchid Society Judge since 1997, will speak to the San Diego Cymbidium Society on “The Ladies in Red,” masdevalias, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. A class will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all. (760) 732-0055 or email@example.com
Lionel Loueke, originally from West Africa, performs his unique brand of inspired tunes, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at The Loft on the UCSD campus. Tickets $5-$26. “Bites and beverages” for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. (858) 534-8497. artpower.ucsd.edu.
Have You Seen It?
More than 100 artworks from the prestigious collection of Isabel and Agustin Coppel are at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla as “Mexico: Expected/Unexpected” runs through May 15. Some guests have said the exhibit is “one of the museum’s best shows ever.” Admission is free from 5 to 7 p.m. on third Thursdays, otherwise it’s $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. MCASD is closed Wednesdays. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org
Enso String Quartet will perform selections from Haydn, Stravinsky, Schulhoff and Beethoven, 8 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UCSD campus. Tickets $50-$10. (858) 534-8497 artpower.ucsd.edu
Some Sultry Sounds
Hutchins Consort will take the stage with Tango maestro Andres Martina and his group, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11 at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John J. Hopkins Dr. The musicians will present an evening of Latin dance music. Tickets $5-$15. (760) 632-0554. Hutchinsconsort.org
A Period Piece
Stile Antico, a British Early Music vocal society, will perform “Music for Lent and Eastertide,” 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., as guests of the San Diego Early Music Society. Tickets $28-$35 at (619) 291-8246. Photo credit Marco Borggreve
Film Noir Classic
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder … a theory he plans to implement, in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller “Strangers on a Train,” starring Farley Granger, Robert Walker and Ruth Roman. Watch it for free with popcorn to boot, 3 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.
To advance La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ performances of J. S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” (April 30 and May 1 at UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium) the Riford Library will present a lecture by Elizabeth Kotzakidou Pace on musical narratives of theological complexity at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10 in the community room. Pace earned a Ph.D. in Music Theory from Columbia University. For more information on the free event, call the library at (858) 552-1657.
Olive Oil Tasting
We Olive, an olive oil tasting room and wine bar at 1158 Prospect Ave., will hold a free, public grand opening party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 and 10 with cooking demos, guided tastings and more. Complete details at (858) 480-9261.
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