Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, April 11-April 20

• Trip to India

La Jolla Photo Travelers Club will host a presentation by Faye GirshIndia: From North to South,” 7:30 pm Monday, April 15, at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring, east of Soledad Mountain Road, Pacific Beach. Girsh will share images of her trip from Darjeeling to Chandigarh to Dharmasala (home of the Dalai Lama) to the Golden Temple in Amritsar and then to Tamil Nadu in the South. Free admission, parking, and refreshments.

• Gardeners Meet
La Jolla Garden Club will present master gardener Marcia Van Loy discussing, “The A to Z of Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden,” 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. A tea reception will follow the presentation. The event is free and guests are welcome. For reservations, contact Ginger Taylor at

• Film Noir Classic
Watch Hitchcock’s 1956 thriller, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” starring James Stewart and Doris Day, 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. Hitchcock assigned the team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans to write a simple lullaby for the film and it became the biggest hit of Day’s recording career. “Que Sera, Sera” received the 1956 Academy Award for best original song. She sings it early in the film and reprises it at the movie’s climax. Free. (858) 552-1657.


La Jolla Music Society continues its Discovery Series with a program from the winner of the International Young Artists Concerto Competition, Juho Pohjonen of Finland. His performance will feature works by Mozart, Grieg and Nielsen, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at TSRI Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive., La Jolla. His interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness and “fearless musical conviction.” The San Diego Youth Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. Tickets: $5-$30. (858) 459-3728.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Acoustic Evenings series returns at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 with Matt Reischling, Wes Davis and Jason Burleson; and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Lena Evans, John Meeks and Lisa Olson. Local musician Jefferson Jay will host the shows at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Tickets: $12, $17. (858) 454-5872.

Iranian-American vocalist Mamak Khadem, lead singer of the cross-cultural fusion ensemble Axiom of Choice, presents an intimate concert for ArtPower! 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at The Loft, UCSD campus in La Jolla. Bites and beverages available for purchase beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets: $18-30. (858) 534-8497.

Pianist Oksana Germain will play selections from ScarLatti, Debussy, Brahms and Prokofviev, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in the community room at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Oksana Germain

Flamenco guitarist Anthony Garcia will perform as a guest of The Social Service League of La Jolla for a Sunday Afternoon Musicale in the Darlington House living room, 2-4 p.m. April 14, at 7441 Olivetas Ave., La Jolla. Champagne, wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Valet parking included in $40 ticket. (858) 454-7625.

The Bishop’s School Symphony Orchestra will present a “Musical Journey,” 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Taylor Performing Arts Center on The Bishop’s School campus, 750 Nautilus St., La Jolla.  The program includes a Vivaldi concerto for two cellos from junior Erik Schrunk and sophomore Brigitte Schrunk, plus works from Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral.” Freshman Jay Shankar will perform the clarinet solo from Rossini’s “Andante und Variationen,” and senior violinist Ashley Shin will be accompanied in a Meditation from “Thais” by Massenet. Bishop’s Instrumental Music Ensemble will also perform. Tickets at

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation in La Jolla adds extra screenings: April 12-13
Due to “overwhelming fan response” (from sold-out shows) Craig “Spike” Decker has extended the run of Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation 30th Anniversary show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla. Extra  dates have been scheduled and bonus, animation short films have been added on:

— Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
— Saturday, April 13 has two screenings at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (Closing night)
Each night showcases 23 international animation shorts, including five Academy Award winners and four Oscar nominees — from independent animators to Pixar pros. Tickets are $12-$15 at (858) 459-8707 or

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