Best Bets for interesting things to do in and around La Jolla, April 14-23

Kids Fitness Day

La Jolla YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at 8355 Cliffridge Ave. The free event will feature a rock climbing wall, dunk tank, family Zumba classes, freestyle martial arts, healthful snacks, edible art projects, childcare resource services, Security IDs, balloons, face painting, raffle prizes and more.

Next is the Y Triathlon for adults and children, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 17 with fun and achievable challenges. The cost for Sunday’s event is $20 for members; $25 non-members. (858) 453-3483. lajolla.ymca.org

What’s New?

More than 170 exhibits await visitors to the seventh annual Head to Toe Women’s Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this weekend, April 15-17.  Cooking classes, fashion shows, raffles, food tastings, boutique shopping, home decor tips, spa samplings and much more will follow the 10 a.m. opening each day. A schedule of events (and $2-off coupon) is at headtotoewomensexpo.com. Admission at the door $8-$7. Parking at the fairgrounds is $9. (619) 491-0677.

All The Right Moves

Performances of “Culture Shock 101,” a show that explores the history of the five-troupe hip-hop dance company will take place at the Garfield Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr. Tickets are $20 for the 7 p.m. Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 shows; $15 for the 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24 show. (858) 457‐3030. lfjcc.org.

Holy Week Concert

Bach Collegium San Diego, under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela, will present J. S. Bach’s “St. John Passion” in a chamber version, with eight soloists singing all the parts. Three of the artists are from San Diego, the others are coming from around the country to participate, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 17, Point Loma Nazarene University. A roundtable discussion with the artists is set for 45 minutes before each performance. Tickets from $15 at (619) 341-1726.

Carnatic Sounds

Shashank, a bamboo flute player nominated for a Grammy in 2009, opens the Indian Music & Dance Festival, 7-10 p.m. today, at the JCC’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Dr. Friday, April 15, 7-10 p.m. vocalist M. Balamuralikrishna performs with chitravina player Ravikiran. Saturday, April 16, 7:30-10:30 p.m. violinists/brothers Ganesh/Kumaresh accompanied by thavil and mrindigam take the stage. Sunday, April 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Lavanya Ananth, a leading exponents of the dance form Bharathanatyam, performs. Tickets from $25 at the door and indianfinearts.org

Celebrity Orchestra

The La Jolla Music Society will present one of Asia’s leading symphonic ensembles under the direction of conductor Long Yu when the Chinese Philharmonic takes the stage 8 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., San Diego. Violinist Renaud Capucon guest stars. Program highlights will include Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings,” Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” Tickets: $29-$95. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

Modern Dance

The Trey McIntyre Project will offer two performances 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., San Diego. The troupe appears as part of the La Jolla Music Society’s American Dance Series. TMP moves to beats of rock, classic, jazz, bluegrass and folk music. Prelude lectures by Peter Kalivas at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets $30-$65. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

Lofty Thoughts

Seattle-scene Indie rockers, The Lonely Forest, will perform 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at The Loft at UCSD Price Center East, second floor, tickets $12. On Tuesday. April 19, see a screening of “The Greenhorns,” a documentary that explores the lives of America’s young farming community — its spirit, practices, and needs (with the short  “These Hands” and a panel discussion) 6:30 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. movie, $30 and $8; (858) 534-8497. Theloft.ucsd.edu.

Chamber Concert

Cellist Patrick Jee closes Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s chamber season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, 1008 Wall St. Tickets $35. (858) 454-5872.

Movie Under the Stars

From director Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie) comes “Moon,” (2009, 97-minutes) a sci-fi tale about astronaut Sam Bell and his contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. When a mysterious accident unveils disturbing information, Sam begins to doubt his very identity. Presented free by UCSD’s ArtPower! 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Price Center Plaza Lawn. Snack pack picnics $7 from Zanzibar Café across the walk. Bring a blanket.

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1 Comment for “Best Bets for interesting things to do in and around La Jolla, April 14-23”

  1. Neena

    Regarding Lavanya Ananth, on YouTube we can find the videos of all truly "leading exponents of the dance form Bharathanatyam". The fact that her videos are not among the most popular ones makes the "$25 at the door" tickets look a bit overpriced.

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