La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: April 26-May 5: Music, dance, photo/art exhibits, La Jolla Half Marathon, Cinco de Mayo party, historical walking tours and more

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events from April 26-May 5, 2013 include music and dance performances, photography and art exhibits, La Jolla Half Marathon, Cinco de Mayo party, La Jolla Symphonny concerts, free movie screening, and historical walking tours of La Jolla Village.

Lisa Olson

• Parlor Music
Lena Evans, John Meeks and Lisa Olson perform as guests of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Acoustic Evenings series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, with local musician Jefferson Jay as host. 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $12, $17. (858) 454-5872.

Kirill Gerstein

• Piano Concert
La Jolla Music Society presents pianist Kirill Gerstein in concert with works by Haydn, Mehldau, Brahms and Stravinsky, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla. Tickets: $25-$75. (858) 459-3728.

The photo exhibit, "Through the Eyes of Aaron Goulding," includes pictures taken in the water, air, land and sea.

• Photo Exhibit
The images of photographer Aaron Goulding will be on display, 6-9 p.m. April 27, at Goldfish Point Café, 1255 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. Aja Lee will perform at the exhibition and there will be beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP: or visit

Areas around the La Jolla Post Office on Wall Street are part of the La Jolla Village Walking Tour.

• La Jolla Village Walking Tour
La Jolla Historical Society volunteers will host a 90-minute 1.5-mile walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, leaving from Wisteria Cottage at the corner of Prospect Street and Eads Avenue. The narrated walks proceed to 15 stops. This is a brisk walk with some hills. Tickets: $10. RSVP: (858) 480-6424.

La Jolla Half Marathon takes place Sunday, April 28, 2013.

• Ready, Set, Run!
The 32nd annual La Jolla Half Marathon and La Jolla Shores 5K (a fundraiser for La Jolla Kiwanis Club) begins 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28. The half-marathon begins at Del Mar Fairgrounds and ends at La Jolla Cove. The 5K is a scenic, hilly, point-to-point course that begins on La Jolla Shores Drive near the Scripps Pier and runs through La Jolla Shores and along North Torrey Pines Road, Prospect Avenue and Coast Boulevard before finishing at the La Jolla Cove. Race: $90, 5K: $40. (858) 454-0777.

• Bingo Fundraiser
The San Diego Woman’s Club will host a Bingo Party fundraiser to benefit the Just in Time For Foster Youth organization ( from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the club, 2557 3rd Ave., San Diego. There will be opportunity drawings, door prizes, and lots of Bingo games for all age groups. Tickets are $20 and include lunch. RSVP: (619) 464-3923.

Stephanie Malcolm

• Interior Designer at ArtWalk
Mission Federal ArtWalk, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 in San Diego’s Little Italy, will collaborate with La Jolla interior designer Stephanie Malcolm of Room by Room Inc. to create an interactive experience to help art buyers with purchase decisions. The corner at India Street at Beech will be transformed into a virtual home where “we will be interchanging lamps, accent pillows and accessories to show art buyers how a new piece of artwork can create that special look they’re after,” said Malcolm. “We will also demonstrate how existing home designs can be enhanced by just a single piece of art.” Art fair attendees can work with an artist to bring a selected piece for buying consideration to the Art Meets Design installation and receive a free consultation.

The film, “The Master,” stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

• Free Movie Screening
The Master,” starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, tells the story of a naval veteran who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future until he is tantalized by “The Cause,” and its charismatic leader. The movie screening takes place 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. Free. (858) 552-1657.

La Jolla Symphony conductor Steven Schick (left) and musicians chat with audiences during INFORMANCES.

• Meet the Musicians
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will present a free talk and open dress rehearsal for ages 8 and older, the Friday evening of concert weekends. The 25-minute INFORMANCES will include demonstrations by members of the orchestra and a chance to ask questions of conductor Steven Schick. The next up is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 in Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD. Reservations not required. (858) 534-4637.

• Senior Citizens Cinco de Mayo Dance
The La Jolla Recreation Center will host the annual Cinco de Mayo Dance for ages 55 and older, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at 615 Prospect St. In addition to the festive musical entertainment, there will be dinner, punch, coffee and dessert. Tickets: $10. Reservations required. (858) 552-1658.

• City Ballet
The thunderous and dramatic 1936 cantata by German composer Carl Orloff, “Carmina Burana,” will be performed by the City Ballet Orchestra and 100-voice choir (John Nettles, conducting) 8 p.m. May 3 and 4; and 2 p.m., May 5 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. The ballet company will interpret the 13th century poems of medieval monks, upon which the work is based, covering a variety of topics — the return of spring, the fickleness of fortune, and the perils of drinking, gambling and lust. It will be paired with selections from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Free preludes 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets: $29-$69. (858) 272-8663.

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