Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Jan. 9-17

Not Just for Women

The La Jolla Woman’s Club will host a mix and mingle event open to the community with tours of its historic Irving Gill-designed building, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the club, 7791 Draper Ave. Appetizers and cash bar. (858) 454-2354. RSVP: mdykstrasells@gmail.com

Baroque’s Best

San Diego Early Music Society will perform with tenor Aaron Sheehan and Musica Pacifica in a program of cantatas by Handel and Rameau — all in “Praise of Harmony,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at St. James By-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St. Tickets: $23-$30. (619) 291-8246. Sdems.org

The State of SDSU

The eighth president of San Diego State University, Dr. Elliot Hirshman, will discuss “The State of the University and Plans for the Future,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 as a guest of the La Jolla Community Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series. There will be a reception with refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m. 6811 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla. (858) 459-0831.

“New” Music Festival

The seventh annual soundON Festival of Modern Music takes place Jan. 9-12 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., bringing together an international roster of composers and performers for a four-day exploration of contemporary chamber music. Scheduled to perform are San Diego New Music’s ensemble NOISE, choral ensemble Sacra Profana, soprano Alice Teyssier, and the McAllister-Keller Guitar Duo. Four-day pass: $40 members, $60 nonmembers; one-day pass: $25-$10. (858) 454-5872. Schedule: ljathenaeum.org/new_music

Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Baratan

Concert Duo

La Jolla Music Society opens its Celebrity Recital Series with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan in concert, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. The program will include works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. Tickets: $30-$80. (858) 459-3728. LJMS.org

Tide-pool trips

Explore the mystery of life along San Diego’s coastline during tide-pooling excursions hosted by Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Aquarium naturalists will show participants how to tread lightly through these fragile ecosystems and discover the world of hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones.  Schedule: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 12 at False Point; 3-5 p.m. Feb. 1 at Dike Rock; 4 p.m. March 1 at False Point; 3-5 p.m. March 2 at Dike Rock. Members $12, public $15. Directions to meeting place provided at time of RSVP: (858) 534-7336 or aquarium.ucsd.edu/‎

Artist in Residence

Georgia-based painter and sculptor Marcus Kenney is at Lux Art Institute, now through Feb. 8 exploring the themes of poverty, alienation and social injustice in Southern gothic dramas with folksy cross-cultural references. His work will remain on exhibit through March 8. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas. Admission: $5. (760) 436-6611. Luxartinstitute.org

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