Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

• White Elephant Sale Weekend
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will hold its 82nd annual White Elephant Sale, Feb. 7-9, between two adjacent buildings, the Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. and the Van Schaick Room, 743 Prospect St. First Choice Night: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday with wine and cheese, admission $15, and 20 percent surcharge on items this night only.  Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. admission is free, no surcharges. The Holy Smoke Grill will sell hamburgers, hot dogs. Sunday: noon to 3 p.m., free admission and all 50-percent off. Last hour shoppers may buy grocery bags for $5 each, and whatever fits in the bag is theirs. Proceeds benefit various charities. (858) 459-3421.

• Children’s Art Workshop
The Art Interact program (with various drawing and craft projects each meeting) runs every other Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Alice Wang hosts the free program for kids of all ages and welcomes newcomers to these classes: Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 28, and April 11 and 25. (858) 552-1657.

• Young Musicians Concert
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s Advanced Chamber Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Second Symphony; “Ritual Fire Dance” by Manual de Falla, and Bartok’s “Viola Concerto,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. A free-will offering will be received. Refreshments follow in the Fellowship Hall. No tickets needed. (858) 729-5511.

Kenny Werner of the Kenny Werner Trio

• Smooth Jazz Over Easy
The Kenny Werner Trio, with master pianist Werner and longtime collaborators Johannes Weidenmueller on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums, will perform as part of the Winter Jazz series, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Seating is limited. Tickets: $21 members, $26 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872.

• Poetry Readings

Poet Kate Gale

Kate Gale will read from her new book “The Goldilocks Zone,” and Lisa C. Krueger will read from her book “Talisman,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. Free. (858) 456-1800.

• Music of Life
“Life is sometimes hidden in plain sight,” and such is the theme of the next La Jolla Symphony & Chorus concert program, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 in Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Conductor Steven Schick will lead performances of “Roman Carnival Overture” by Hector Berlioz, “Piano Concerto” by Lou Harrison and “Symphony No. 4” by Johannes Brahms. Guest soloist is pianist Sarah Cahill. Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior. Tickets: $15-$29. (858) 534-4637.

• Spotlight on the Piano, Please!

Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott

La Jolla Music Society continues its four-concert Winter Season Residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. The residency brings four distinctively curated programs by artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han. Their second program, “An American in Paris,” will feature pianists Wu Han, Anne-Marie McDermott, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Soyeon Kate Lee performing works by Debussy, Bizet and Gershwin. Benjamin Roe with his lecture, “2 Pianos, 3 Composers, 4 Hands: A Keyboard Journey Through Paris,” will be the 7 p.m. Prelude for the show. Tickets: $30-$80. (858) 459-3728.

• Chamber Music

Venice Baroque Orchestra

The Venice Baroque Orchestra will offer works by Vivaldi, Veracini, and Gemanini, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., as part of its U.S. tour. The orchestra has received acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout the world. Featured soloists in La Jolla will be Daniele Bovo, cello; Alessandro Denabian, horn; Michele Favaro, flute and oboe; Anna Fusek, recorder; Shai Kribus, oboe; and Giordano Pegoraro, cello. Tickets: $25-$30. (858) 459-3421.

• Concerto Competitions
A recital to determine the winners of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s (SDYS) annual Concerto Competitions will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. SDYS students performing have been selected as finalists following a preliminary competition among 23 applicants. The finalists from La Jolla are Jay Shankar from The Bishop’s School on clarinet, Emily Jeong from Torrey Pines High on clarinet and Christine Kim from Torrey Pines High on flute. Admission to recital (and museum galleries this night) is free. (619) 233-3232.

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