Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Feb. 27-March 6, 2014
Fourth Fridays Jazz
Hear guitarist, pianist and vocalist Ron Satterfield and percussionist Tommy Aros perform original arrangements of James Taylor songs, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and free valet. $20-25. Doors open at 7 p.m. (858) 459-0831.
Muscle Car Madness
Conceptualized by design giants like John DeLorean, the muscle car era took the automotive industry by storm. These cars are still popular today, as evidenced in San Diego Automotive Museum’s new exhibit, “Muscle Cars: 50 Years of American Horsepower.” The exhibit features a 1969 Chevelle, 1969 AMC SC/Rambler, 1969 Ford Cobra, 1968 Pontiac GTO, 1967 Pontiac GTO, 1970 Buick GS Stage 1, 1969 Dodge Dart GTS, 1964 Ford Fairlane 500, 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, 1970 Dodge Charger RT, 1967 Plymouth GTX, 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner, and a 1968 Dodge Coronet. The show runs through May 30 and also features advertising posters and videos. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. Admission: $8.50-$4. (619) 231-2886. sdautomuseum.org
Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Chamber Music Series continues with the renowned German chamber music ensemble, the Mandelring Quartet (Sebastian Schmidt and Nanette Schmidt on violin; Roland Glassl on viola and Bernhard Schmidt on cello). They will perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 in d, K. 421 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 in f#, Op. 108. Closing the program will be Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in a, Op. 132. Three performances are set: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at The Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive (6:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception), tickets $55, students $25; 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias (5 p.m. wine and cheese reception), $70 and $35; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad, $25 and $10. Tickets: https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/MMOZ/
La Jolla Art Association will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres party to open its latest show, “Let The Good Times Roll,” 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at 8100 Paseo Del Ocaso in the Shores. All are welcome. Music from Lady Dottie. The exhibit runs through March 8. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (858) 459-1196.
Two Youth Musicals
• CYT San Diego (a theater arts training program for students, ages 8–18) will stage “The Sound of Music” with a cast of 75 members, a 10-piece band, and a turntable stage with elaborate backdrops and sets, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28; Saturday, March 1; Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2 and Saturday, March 8, at Pacific Beach Middle School, 4676 Ingraham. Tickets: $12-$15 at the door or www.cytsandiego.org
• J* Company Youth Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by Joey Landwehr, with songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, 8 p.m. March 1, 8 and 15; 1 and 4:30 p.m. March 2, 9 and 16, at the Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center,
The production consists of 70 cast members with Rebecca Myers as Dorothy, Jonathan Bartolomucci as Scarecrow and Keila Ashkenasi as the Wicked Witch. Tickets: $14-$16. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/jcompany
• False Point 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1
• Dike Rock 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 2.
Explore the mystery of life along San Diego’s coastline during tide-pooling excursions hosted by Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Naturalists will show participants how to tread lightly through these fragile ecosystems and discover the world of hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones. Tickets: $12-$15. (Ages 2-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult.) Directions provided at RSVP: (858) 534-7336 or aquarium.ucsd.edu/
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
La Jolla Music Society will host the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown San Diego. With a guest appearance by violinist Vilde Frang, Conductor Yuri Temirkanov will lead performances of Rossini’s Overture to the “Barber of Seville,” Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op 63, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op 27. Prelude 7 p.m. by Shanon Zusman, “From Russians with Love: Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev long for their homeland.” Tickets: $27-$97. (858) 459-3728. Ljms.org
Four of Balanchine’s masterpieces — “Serenade (1934) with music by Peter Tchaikovsky, “Sonatine” (1975) music by Maurice Ravel, “Apollo” (1928) music by Igor Stravinsky, and the San Diego premiere of “Allegro Brillante” (1956) music by Tchaikovsky — will be performed by the dance company 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. The City Ballet Orchestra, conducted by John Nettles, will accompany the dancers. Tickets: $29-$69. Pre-concert lecture by Artistic Director Steven Wistrich. (858) 272-8663. Cityballet.org
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