Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 21-Feb. 28

The Beat Goes On

‘Still Life with Beatnik Poster,’ by Raul Guerrero, 2012, Courtesy

A public reception with artists Ed Ruscha and Raul Guerrero will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The event heralds two new exhibitions saluting the Beat Generation. Rusha’s photography in “On the Road,” was inspired by Jack Kerouac’s travels published in 1951. A selection of images, along with the artist’s book, will be on display in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery. The complete set of Ruscha’s artist’s books are in the North Reading Room.
In the Rotunda Gallery, “Guerrero: The Beats,” features paintings and drawings inspired by the Beat Movement. The exhibits will be up through March 23. (858) 454-5872.

Pomp and Circumstance

The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch promise a magnificent spectacle of British pageantry, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets: $20-$85. (619) 235-0804.

Food + Movie = Foovie!
ArtPower! offers another “Foovie” with the Mexican movie, “Canela” (Cinnamon), preceded by dinner, 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Loft on UCSD campus. The film is about a young girl, her grandmother, and their shared love of cooking. The dinner includes tamales, chicken in molé negro, and Mexican chocolate cake topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Movie: $8-$10; Food + Movie: $29-$34. (858) 534-8497.

Edgy Moves
Ballet X, an adventurous Philadelphia dance company, will present a trio of pieces by three daring young choreographers, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Mandeville Auditorium. Tickets: $24-$46. (858) 534-8497.

Tennis Anyone?
The 124th annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship is set for Feb. 28-March 3 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive. (858) 551-4600.

Afternoon at the Movies
The 1981 film, “Quartet,” starring Maggie Smith, Alan Bates and Isabelle Adjani, will screen 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Riford Library community room. When Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. she accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who let her live in their house. Free admission and free popcorn. (858) 552-1657.

Free Mini Concert
Stop by the Athenaeum at noon, Monday, Feb. 25 for an hour-long piano and violin performance by Mary Barranger and Zina Schiff. 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

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