Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Jan. 19-28

Concert Benefit
The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform at
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La
Jolla Scenic Drive North. The singers, musicians and dancers, ages
17-21, showcase the best of African dance and music, while bringing
new, vibrant life to American spirituals, contemporary worship songs
and gospel. Proceeds from a freewill offering at the free concert,
will support the Music for Life Centers in AIDS-devastated South
Africa, and food relief containers to war-torn Sudan.
Making Waves
Scientist Walter Munk, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
UCSD, often referred to as the world’s greatest living oceanographer,
will kick off The Riford Center’s 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series,
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Munk is recognized
for his pioneering contributions to understanding ocean circulation,
tides and waves, and their role in the Earth’s dynamics. Refreshments
will be served. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

a Richard Erdman sculpture

Sculptor Visits
Richard Erdman creates abstract works in stone and bronze of intimate
and monumental scale at his studios in Williston, Vermont and Carrara,
Italy. The sculptures are known for their energy and seemingly light,
buoyant motion; as if defying the material from which they were
formed. Erdman will greet visitors at a reception, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 24, at Madison Gallery, 1020 Prospect St. The exhibit runs to
Jan. 31. (858) 459-0836.

Coffee for Newcomers
Members of the La Jolla Newcomers Club will meet for coffee and
chatting from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Harry’s Coffee Shop,
7545 Girard Ave. Questions? Call Margrit Bickelmann at(858) 456-2661.

Landscape Art
“Trails,” an exhibition of Mission Trails landscapes and others from a
recent visit to Africa by award-winning plein-air artist Margaret
Larlham, will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park
Visitor Center Art Gallery, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, Jan.
21–Feb. 10 with a public reception, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. The
gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. (619)
668-3280 ***w/images Luminous Way Rim

Here’s the Deal
The San Diego Woman’s Club, 2557 Third Ave., will hold its
annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 28 with
bargains on clothes, books, blankets, tools, furniture, home decor,
antiques and more, that have been gathered by members throughout the year. (619) 436-6777.

Middle East Update
A panel will explore the relationship between religion and politics,
and the role of new media in the formation of new political activism
to mark the one-year anniversary of The Iranian Green Movement and the
Arab Spring, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Great Hall, UCSD campus. The
speakers will include: Professor Nader Hashemi; Visiting Assistant
Professor, University of California-Los Angeles and Global Fellow,
UCLA International Institute (2007-‘08); Ghada Osman, who earned a
Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in June 2001;
and Michael Provence, Ph.D., director of the Middle East Studies
Programs at UCSD. Questions? Contact Professor Babak Rahimi,
What’s a Foovie?
ArtPower! says it’s a feature film accompanied by a perfectly paired
meal. See for yourself at 7 p.m. today with falafel salad, garlic
bread and spaghetti Bolognese, capped off with a truffle duo for
dessert and the 8 p.m. showing of the romantic comedy, “Lezioni Di
Cioccolato,” at The Loft, Price Center East, second floor, UCSD
campus. Tickets: $30. Movie only: $8. RSVP: (858) 534-TIXS.

A work by DeCaro

Just Like Real
Paintings with the theme “Objects of Desire,” are the focus of exhibit
through Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Cosmopolitan Fine
Arts, 7932 Girard Ave.  The masterpieces shown contain allegorical
symbolism and glorify the beauty of still-life renderings.  Among the
international artists in the show are DeCaro, Brice, Gonzalez, Wanyi,
Fillhouer and Blincziner. (858) 456-9506.
Happy New Year

Tết Nguyên Đán, aka Tết, is the most important holiday in Vietnam, the Vietnamese New Year, which is based on the lunisolar calendar. A festival to mark the occasion will run from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 in Balboa Park at Park Blvd. and President’s Way. Event schedule at

Two for the Show

La Jolla Music Society’s Latin Jazz Series will present Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro-Latin Septet, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Birch Park North Theatre, 2891 University Ave. Tickets from $35 at (858) 459-3728 and

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