Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 20-28 2014

Something ‘New’

San Diego New Music returns to the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 27, bringing the classic sounds of the San Andreas Quartet to 1008 Wall St.,The quartet – Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano; Eric Starr, trombone – will play works from the Baroque to present, and some will be chosen live at the concert by a game of chance! $20 members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students.(858) 454-5872.

Athenaeum Acoustics

The Acoustic Evening, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, will brings three acts to Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., each with a different forte. Jack Tempchin has co-written five multi platinum hits for the Eagles and his songs have been used in films like “Thelma & Louise” and “The Big Lebowski.” Israel Maldonado has performed in bands in Tijuana since age 7, and blends all of his experiences (Brazilian, salsa, Gypsy, funk, Reggae, classical, rock) in one show. Jeffrey Joe Morin is a one-man guitar and harmonica band and balladeer. Tickets: $12 members, $17 nonmembers. (858) (858) 454-5872.

Mainly Mozart (and Schubert)

Though part of the Mainly Mozart program, the Schubert Trout Quintet will play pieces by Schubert, 7:30 p.m. concert, Saturday March 29, at The Auditorium at TSRI, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road. The band – Steven Copes on violin, Jeremy Kurts-Harris on bass, Yura Lee on viola, Anna Polonsky on piano and Ronald Thomas on cello – is named for a Schubert movement on piano popularly referred to as the Trout Quintet, written for piano, double bass, viola, violin and cello. A wine and cheese reception precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $55. (619) 466-8742.

Music History Lesson

Victoria Martino’s next Art and Music of the Renaissance presentation, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St, will look at the period 1490-1530, considered “a great flowering of the arts” in northern Europe. The religious and social fervor of the time can be felt in artistic pieces like the “Garden of Earthly Delights,” but can also be found in the music of Paulus Hofhaymer, Thomas Stolzer and Ludwig Senfl. Tickets: $20 members, $25 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872.

The Power of Mozart

La Jolla Music Society will present the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and its “Mozart Connections,” 8 p.m. March 22 at Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. The six-member group will perform Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285; Duo No. 1 in G for violin and viola, K. 423; New Work for flute and string quartet; A Little Gift for flute and clarinet; Choros No. 2 for flute and clarinet; and Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581. A prelude at 7 p.m. will address “The Mozart Effect.” Tickes: From $30. (858) 459-3728.

Baroque at its Best

Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684) was considered an equal genius to those who made music in his time between Monteverdi and Bach, and is considered one of the key links between the early and later baroque styles. ARTEK and Les Sacqueboutiers, under the direction of Gwendolyn Toth, and violinist Enrico Gatti, will perform several of Rosenmüller’s pieces as guests of the San Diego Early Music Society, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Tickets: From $25.

Larger than Life

The Lux Art Institute is hosting its next artist-in-residence, Jarmo Makila, March 20-April 12 at 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas. Makila will complete a new painting and accompanying sculptures for an installation. His work will be on exhibit until May 24. Makila’s paintings reflect his Finnish upbringing, integrating memories of family outdoor activities with fantasy and imagination. An April 1 studio series with the artist will include a wine reception (5:30 p.m.) and art discussion (6 p.m.), $10 nonmembers, free for members.

Sanctimonious Sacra Profana

Considered “San Diego’s go-to choral ensemble,” Sacra Profana will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the La Jolla Presbyterian Church sanctuary, with a reception following. The 24-member choir combines Mozart with Maroon Five, Schoenberg with Smashing Pumpkins. Free admission. 7715 Draper St.

Meet and Greet a Master

Monarch Fine Art of La Jolla will host a reception with painter and sculptor Andre Desjardins, 5 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the 1205 Prospect St. Suite A, gallery. There will be a demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Each $75 ticket (or $125 for a couple) includes entertainment, appetizers, craft beer and fine wine served along with Monarch Signature French coffee. Each attendee will also receive a Monarch Fine Art of La Jolla gift certificate and two tickets to the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, June 21-22 at UCSD Warren Field. Proceeds benefit the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which supports San Diegans with disabilities.

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