Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, May 23-30

In this scene from ‘Cosmic Collisions,” a young Earth moments after a collision with a Mars-sized wandering body, 4.5 billion years ago. Courtesy

Space Science

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th anniversary year continues with “Cosmic Collisions,” a spectacular immersive theater experience, narrated by Robert Redford. Featuring “stunning images from space and breathtaking visualizations based on cutting-edge scientific data,” the film reveals the explosive encounters that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on Earth and continue to transform our galaxy and dynamic universe. It’s playing in connection with the West Coast debut of the exhibition, “Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Meteors, Asteroids.” 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: film + access to exhibit galleries $15.75- $12.75; gallery admission only, $11.75- $9.75. Schedule:  (619) 238-1233.

La Dolce Vita

The La Jolla Community Center will present a night of fine art and romantic arias, 5 p.m. Friday, May 24, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Soprano Michelle Law, tenor Alexis Alfaro, baritone Anthony Winston-Martini and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Podsiadlo will perform. A reception will be sponsored by Sunrise of La Jolla. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Valet parking is included. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

Artist Reception

A wine-and-music reception for San Diego artist Anita Lewis will be hosted by Monarch Gallery, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 1205 Prospect St. (858) 454-1231.

A scene from the film, "Lincoln." Courtesy

History Lesson

The Friends of the La Jolla Library will present a free screening of the 2012 feature film, “Lincoln,” by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the Community Room, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Joshua Bell in Concert

The famed violinist, who hails from Indiana, joins the San Diego Symphony to perform works by Tchaikovsky, 8 p.m. May 24-25, and 2 p.m. May 26, at Copley Hall, 750 B. St. downtown. Tickets: From $30. (619) 235-0804.

Gala Affair

The Jewels of San Diego invite La Jolla Light readers to All That Jazz, 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the US Grant Hotel in the Presidential Ballroom. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the black-tie soiree will benefit The Arc of San Diego, one of the county’s largest service providers for children and adults with disabilities. Tickets: From $200. (619) 838-1368.

Bluegrass Music

The Virtual Strangers will present a bluegrass lecture-concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 (and June 4) at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $14, $19. (858) 454-5872.

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