Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Jan. 2-9, 2014

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Art Reception

“Shake, Rattle and Roll” in the new year with the aptly named new exhibition at the La Jolla Art Association, now on display through Jan. 9 at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla Shores. A public reception for the show is set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 with light hors d’oeuvres and wine. All art is for sale to benefits the nonprofit art association. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.  5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays. (858) 459-1196.

Map Exhibition

The Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla will extend its exhibit of the works of the California pictographic mapmaker and artist Jo Mora through February at 7825 Fay Ave., Suite LL-A. The exhibit features examples of all of Mora’s “cartes,” including his iconic 1928 Whimsical Map of San Diego. as well as sculptures, books and the rare first edition 1933 “Evolution of the Cowboy” poster. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and first and third Saturdays. Free. (858) 653-6277. lajollamapmuseum.org

Jazz Evenings

The Athenaeum presents its winter jazz series with four, 7:30 p.m. concerts in the library’s music room at 1008 Wall St. Seating is limited, early reservations are suggested. Concert ticket: $21 members, $26 nonmembers. Series tickets: $76 members, $96 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872.

• Jan. 23: Joshua White NYC Quartet, with award-winning musician pianist White, alto saxophonist David Binney, drummer Mark Ferber and bassist Hamilton Price.

Feb. 13: Kenny Werner Trio, with pianist Werner, Johannes Weidenmueller on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums.

Feb. 23: Tord Gustavsen Quartet from Norway, with Gustavsen on piano, Mats Eilertsen on bass, Jarle Vespestad on drums and Tore Brunborg on saxophones.

Feb. 27:  Amina Figarova Sextet, led by pianist/composer/arranger Figarova with Bart Platteau on flutes, Marc Mommaas on tenor saxophone, Ernie Hammes on trumpet, Jeroen Vierdag on bass, and Jason Brown on drums.

Free handbell/piano concert  Sunday

Pianist Clipper Erickson and soloist handbell artist Rise Kagan-Erickson will make their fourth annual West Coast appearance for a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd.  Program highlights will include works by J.S. Bach, Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann, Nathaniel Dett and others. Admission is free, although donations will be collected. lajollaunitedmethodist.org

Clipper made his debut as soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age 19 in Los Angeles. He studied at Indiana University, The Juilliard School and Yale University and has performed as soloist with orchestras throughout the nation. He teaches at Westminster Conservatory and Temple University where he is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

Rise’s love for bells was passed on to her by her mother, who rang the Cornell University Chimes as an undergraduate.  She received a B.A. in Music Therapy from Montclair State University in New Jersey and started ringing handbells in the 1970s. In the mid 1990s, she became a soloist and directed a handbell choir in Germany. In 2006, she returned to the U.S., settling in Bucks County, Penn. She is a founding member of Main Line Ringers, a Philadelphia ensemble.

Classical Concert

La Jolla Music Society continues its Discovery Series with award-winning violinist Nadir Khashimov performing Mozart’s “Violin Sonata in A Major,” Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” and Bach’s “Chaconne,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Auditorium at TSRI, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Khashimov plays on an 1828 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin. A 2 p.m. pre-concert chat will be held with San Diego Youth Symphony students performing. Tickets: $5-$30. (858) 459-3728 www.LJMS.org.

Food for Thought

The University Art Gallery at the UC San Diego presents “And how are we feeling today?” an exhibition that explores the economies of affect, structures of feeling, and emotions as commodities, Jan. 9-Feb. 14 in the Mandeville Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, on campus. The show presents documents, videos, performance, sound, sculptural objects, and installations by Nina Canell, the Feminist Economics Department, Melanie Gilligan, Vishal Jugdeo, Reena Katz aka Radiodress, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Anna Sew Hoy and Wages for Facebook. The opening reception is 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9. Gallery hours: 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. (858) 534-2107. uag.ucsd.edu

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