La Jolla’s Best Bets for events

Happy Bookstore Day
In honor of the first California Bookstore Day, two La Jolla bookstores — the UC San Diego Bookstore, 9500 Gilman Drive and Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. — will host special events throughout Saturday, May 3. Story time for children, open mics, book signings, special books available for purchase that day only and more. Schedule at Warwicks.com and UCSanDiegoBookstore.com

Fiesta Time!
Mary, Star of the Sea Church will celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little early, with a community festival 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the church, 7713 Girard Ave. There will be a 10-piece mariachi band, catered Mexican cuisine, no host bar with beer and margaritas and a 50/50 raffle. Admission: $25. (858) 454-2631. marystarlajolla.org

Song Fest
Cantus (pictured), one of America’s finest professional vocal ensembles, will perform folksongs and spirituals during “A Place For Us,” 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Tickets: From $25. Students free at concert time, space permitting. (858) 459-3421, ext. 109. sjbts.org

Feed Your Senses
Exclusive Collections Fine Art Gallery and The Marine Room joined forces to present the Best of the Best, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive. The event includes live music, viewings of original masterpieces and a tasting
menu with wine pairings. $200. (800) 204-0062 or (800) 599-7111. BestOfTheBest2014.eventbrite.com

Dance Performance
UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Mapping Games,” by dance faculty member Yolande Snaith and her company, IMAGOmoves, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3. UCSD Molli and Arthur Wagner dance building. $10 student, $15 general admission. Directions, tickets: imagomoves.com/calendar.html

Book-making class
Following the success of its book making for children workshops, the La Jolla Library will offer book making for adults, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at 7555 Draper Ave. First class focuses on Japanese binding to turn a loose stack of pages into a journal. Free. Registration required. (858) 552-1657. LaJollaLibrary.org

Jewish Poetry
“Jewish Poets — Jewish Voices,” a free poetry reading, will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 in the Astor Judaica Library at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. After readings by three poets, there will be an open mic, RSVP: (858) 362-1150.

Symphony Concert
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents the “Life is Bursting with Promise,” concert featuring three 20th- century classics and 2012 Young Artist winner Chika Inoue (pictured) on saxophone, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD campus. Steven Schick and David Chase conduct. Tickets: $15-29. (858) 534- 4637. LaJollaSymphony.com

Related posts:

  1. La Jolla Community Calendar Aug. 29 – Sept. 5
  2. La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: April 26-May 5: Music, dance, photo/art exhibits, La Jolla Half Marathon, Cinco de Mayo party, historical walking tours and more
  3. La Jolla Community Calendar March 27-April 3
  4. La Jolla Community Calendar Jan. 30 – Feb. 6
  5. La Jolla Community Calendar Dec. 19-26

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