La Jolla’s Best Bets for fun things to do in and around town April 28-May 7

Booked for Fun

Spend an afternoon learning about the art of making books through demonstrations of letterpress printing, leather binding, artist creations and more at the UCSD Book Arts Faire, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1 in the Seuss Room at Geisel Library. The event also marks the 40th anniversary of the high-styled library building on campus. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction, a make-a-book table for kids and light refreshments. Free parking on Sundays. (858) 534-8074.

Catch a Concert

• AfterShock Seven will perform 7-11 p.m. today at Barfly, 909 Prospect St.

• Mainly Mozart presents violinists Ani and Ida Kavafian, violist Richard O’Neill, cellist Robert deMaine and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, 8 p.m. April 29 and 30, Neurosciences Institute Auditorium. Tickets $48. (619) 239-0100.

• Flutist Lori Bell, pianist Joe Azarello bass legend Bob Magnussen and guitarist Joey Carano play jazz 8 p.m. April 29, Riford Adult Activities Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $15 concert, wine, hors d’oeuvres. (858) 459-0831.

• Dianne Reeves Sings Sarah Vaughan, presented by La Jolla Music Society, 8 p.m. April 29, Birch North Park Theatre, (858) 459-3728.

• Les Violons Du Roy, presented by La Jolla Music Society, all-Bach program: The Art of Fugue, Concerto in D. Minor for Harpsichord, Sinfonia from Cantata, and Orchestral Suite No. 1 at 8 p.m. April 30, Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD, 700 Prospect. Tickets $25-$75. (858) 459-3728.

• Camarada Flamenco Concert with dancer Gloria Lanuza, Turina’s “Piano Quartet,” Burton’s “Sonatina” and works by Ginastera, Granados and Villa-Lobos, 6 p.m. May 1, Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John J. Hopkins Dr. Tickets $25-$20 (619) 231-3702,

• Millennia Consort with trumpeters Bill Owen and Ray Novak, Mike McCoy on French horn, trombonist Sean Reusch, Scott Sutherland on tuba, organist Alison Luedecke and percussionist Beverly Reese Dorcy, 7 p.m. May 1, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Freewill offering. (858) 729-5531.

Actors on Music

The theater troupe, Write Out Loud, will present “Orpheus Speaks,” a unique, new program designed for the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library that explores the irreplaceable, indispensable relationship of music in our lives. The “show” will feature “A Wagner Matinee” by Willa Cather (read by actor Tom Hall), “1944” by Ellen Gilchrist (read by actor Veronica Murphy), “A Moving House” by Pawel Huelle (read by Chip Persons), “Of All Instruments from Joys and Sorrows” by Pablo Casals, and other selections, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2 at 1008 Wall St. Tickets $12-$17 at (858) 454-5872.

Just for Laughs

Avi Liberman

Comedy headliners Avi Liberman and Mark Schiff will take the stage with their jokes and impersonations at the Jewish Community Center’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Dr., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 as part of the ongoing Jewish Comedy Series. The audience is invited to a “very happy hour,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. with sangria, soda, live music, and chips and salsa from Baja Betty’s Restaurant. Tickets $35-$18 at 858-362-1348, or

Two Ballets in One

City Ballet of San Diego closes its 18th season with “Carmen,” music by Georges Bizet and choreography by Elizabeth Wistrich, plus  “Enigma,” music by Micahel Cretu and videography by Peter Oliver, 8 p.m. Friday, April 29; Saturday, April 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway. There will be a lecture 30 minutes before each performance and an on-stage reception after the Saturday show. Tickets from $29. (858) 272-8663.

Asian Festival

The second annual Asian Culture Celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, Roosevelt and Cushing Roads in Point Loma. The free family event will feature exhibits, entrainment, food and art, martial art demonstrations and traditional dances. There will also be kids crafts and an interactive area with information about Japan, China, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. (619) 746-8223.

Zumba Party

Families are welcome to the Mother’s Day Zumba Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the YMCA, 8355 Cliffridge Ave. Flowers for moms and snacks for all await participants with raffles set throughout the day, too. Tickets $10-$20. (858) 453-3483.

Stage Presence

Theatrical performances this week include San Diego Opera’s devilish “Faust,” 8 p.m. Friday, April 29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at San Diego Civic Theater. Tickets $35-$195. (619) 533-7000.

• North Coast Repertory Theater’s comedy “King O’ the Moon” catches up with the Pazinski family in the turbulent summer of 1969, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m.  Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$47. (858) 481-1055,

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