Several galleries in La Jolla will host art receptions Saturday night, Jan. 12 (and other Best Bets)
• Check out “Troublesome,” an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs by Robert Barry, Mel Bochner, Matthew Brandt, Johannes Girardoni, Thomas Glassford, Katrin Korfmann, Joāo Louro, Lee Materazzi,
Finnbogi Petursson and Marcos Ramirez Erre, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12 at Quint Contemporary Art, 7547 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The show runs to Feb. 23. (858) 454-3409.
• A reception for “Incredible,” works by James Rielly, will be 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12 at Scott White Contemporary Art, 7655 Girard Ave. Suite 101, La Jolla. (858) 255-8574 .
• GMONIK creates raw, free-flowing images in various mediums for his solo show “City Dreams,” 5-10 p.m. Jan. 12 at Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline Street, Suite 104, La Jolla. (858) 354-6294.
• Mark Perlman’s “Pause and Effect” exhibition opens 5-8 p.m. Jan. 12 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., Suite 201, La Jolla. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com
Winter’s low daytime tides reveal wider beaches and pools teeming with native marine life, such as hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones. Birch Aquarium will host tidepooling excursions with naturalists to inform about these fragile ecosystems. Tickets: $15 at (858) 534-7336 or http://aquarium.ucsd.edu. Directions to meeting place provided at time of reservation.
Jan. 12: 2:30-4:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Jan. 27: 2:30-4:30 p.m., False Point
Feb. 9: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Feb. 24: 1:30-3:30 p.m., False Point
Try it! You’ll Like It!
San Diego Restaurant Week 2013 — Sunday, Jan. 13 to Friday, Jan. 18 — is a good time to choose from more than 180 of San Diego’s best eateries for a three-course dinner and prix-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person (lunches at $10, $15 and $20), depending on the restaurant. With the new San Diego Restaurant Week App you can compare menus and make reservations from your iPhone or Android. (619) 233-5008. sandiegorestaurantweek.com
All about Roses
Bob Kolb, first vice president of the San Diego Rose Society, will give a presentation on the selection and care of roses along the West Coast at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. Following the talk, there will be a reception/tea. Guests are welcome. For reservations, call Ginger Taylor (858) 453-0828 or e-mail email@example.com
In the Beginning …
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series will present Scripps Institution of Oceanography geochemist James Day with “New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon,” 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Refreshments will be served. Tickets: $5-$8. RSVP: (858) 534-5771. http://aquarium.ucsd.edu
Write Out Loud, the San Diego theater troupe that specializes in bringing literature to life, will present short stories read aloud for adults 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Tickets: $12-$17. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
UC San Diego historian Mark Hanna, an authority on the rise and fall of pirates during the first British Empire, will give a lecture, “Pirates in Print,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 to complement an exhibition on display at Geisel Library. The exhibit showcases first editions of seminal books about the Golden Age of Piracy. Free. Geisel Library in the Seuss Room, UCSD campus. (858) 534-0667.
Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and performance faculty from UC San Diego will perform pieces by Beethoven, Lekeu and Mozart, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus. Tickets: $20-25. (858) 534-3230.
Mad for Modern Dance
Dubbed “the high priestess of the avant-garde,” Marie Chouinard unites the sensual and cerebral in stark, iconoclastic and visually stunning works. As part of a worldwide celebrations marking the 100-year anniversary of “The Rite of Spring,” the dance company will perform a work that occupies a special position in Chouinard’s oeuvre, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego campus. Tickets: $11-46. (858) 534-8497. artpwr.com
Baroque Master Concert
La Jolla Music Society will present the San Francisco-based Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra, 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The orchestra has been dedicated to historically informed performances of Baroque, Classical and Early-Romantic music on original instruments since its inception in 1981. The program will include works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Durante with a 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture by Ruben Valenzuela. Tickets: $25, $55 and $75. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
Bach and Rock Benefit
A fund-raising concert supporting the musical and educational programs of the Hutchins Consort will showcase the great works of Johann Sebastian Bach alongside the best of Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Procol Harum, Lennon/McCartney and Queen, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego. Pre-concert reception with food and drink at 6 p.m. Tickets: $50-$75. (888) 996-2838. hutchinsconsort.org
Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Series 2013 will demonstrate the careful considerations of pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, its curator of chamber music. Beginning Friday, Jan. 11 and continuing through Saturday, June, 1, the 20-concert music series will offer chamber performances in three venues — TSRI in La Jolla, St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carlsbad, and The Crosby Estates in Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets and schedule: (619) 466-8742 or mainlymozart.org
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