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  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Dec. 1

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Dec. 1

    See It While You Can The critically acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse presentation of “Miss You Like Hell” comes to a close Dec. 4. The musical is about an imaginative teenager who goes on a road trip with her free-spirited mother. Tickets from $25. Matinee and evenings at Mandell Weiss Theater, 2910...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 24

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 24

    Three Concerts French pianist Hélène Grimaud makes her return to La Jolla Music Society to open the 2016-17 Season Piano Series, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. The program includes works from her new album “Water,” and Brahms’...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 17

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 17

    Four Musical Interludes Held in connection with the San Diego Museum of Art exhibit about Louis Kahn, “The Power of Architecture,” Art of Elan presents a Thanksgiving concert, “Defining Place,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at SDMA Gallery 16, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. The music will focus on concepts...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 10

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 10

    Something to Hear Named by Wynton Marsalis as “one of jazz’s future rising stars,” pianist Christian Sands takes the ArtPower stage, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, The Loft at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. Sands incorporates stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 3

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Nov. 3

    See It While You Can Check out the decorated book sculptures by Nikko Mueller and paintings on wood panels by Mark Perlman that make up the “Passages” exhibit at R. B. Stevenson Gallery through Nov. 12 at 7661 Girard Ave. Suite 201. Free. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com  Original works of...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Oct. 27

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Oct. 27

    Rare Footage of China Paul Pickowicz, UCSD Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies, presents a rare, short film about the university’s first visit to China in 1979, just months after the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Oct. 20

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Oct. 20

    The Athenaeum Presents A gallery walk-through with Tim Samuelson, curator of The Iannellis in California exhibit is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. In connection with the multi-site exhibition on architect Irving Gill, the work of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli is presented in the Athenaeum Library’s...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: oct. 13

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: oct. 13

    Extraordinary Exhibits Named one of CNN’s top 10 “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art Of The Brick is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artwork made exclusively from LEGO bricks. Walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant...

  • La Jolla's best Bets for Events: Oct. 6

    La Jolla's best Bets for Events: Oct. 6

    Art & Wine Events “An Evening of Visual and Epicurean Delights,” welcomes guests to the St. James By-the-Sea Art of Wine & Water Reception, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at 743 Prospect St. Premium California wines will be coupled with a bountiful banquet of art, live music and gourmet fare. Tickets:...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Sept. 22

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Sept. 22

    Concert Times Fourth Friday Jazz Series at La Jolla Community Center presents Trio De Janeiro, featuring Lori Bell, Ron Satterfield and Tommy Aros, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The trio has a Brazilian-tinged approach to jazz standards, original compositions and folk music. Tickets:...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events, Sept. 29

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events, Sept. 29

    Music in the Air UC San Diego Department of Music opens its fall season with pianist Aleck Karis, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Concert also launches the 2016-17 installment of the department’s Wednesdays@7 concert series. Program includes...

  • La Jolla's Best bets for Events, Sept. 15

    La Jolla's Best bets for Events, Sept. 15

    Let’s Talk About Books La Jolla Pen Women present a conversation with Neal Katz, author of “Outrageous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga,” chronicling the story of the first female candidate for president. Includes an introduction and brief history of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide,...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 8-15

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 8-15

    A Magic Carpet Ride The next J*Company Youth Theatre production will take theater-goers to a “whole new world” with “Aladdin, Jr.” Sept. 10-25 in the Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. It’s based on the Academy-Award winning musical Disney film about a homeless...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 1-7

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 1-7

    See It While You Can ▪ “Life Speaks,” featuring still life paintings that resonate with the 25 female artists showing works, concludes Sept. 10 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free during library hours. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org ▪ In another juried art show, 32 artists have...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Aug. 25

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Aug. 25

    Sounds of Summer ▪ With a band name blessed by the Man in Black himself, the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash bring their Americana sounds to the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. The band was founded and is led by songwriter Mark Stuart, who recorded...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, Aug. 18-24

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, Aug. 18-24

    There’s Music in the Air! ▪ The Hot Pursuit Band will perform tunes from the 1940s to today, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove as part of the free Concerts by the Sea series, which runs through Sept. 4. (858) 454-1600. ljconcertsbythesea.org ▪ The SummerFest Chamber Festival,...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Aug. 4

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Aug. 4

    Dig the Beats ▪The Social Service League of La Jolla’s Summer Musicale series welcomes flamenco guitarist David de Alva, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7441 Olivetas Ave. Proceeds will go toward maintenance of the League House, La Jolla’s low-income housing unit in the heart of the Village. Tickets:...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 28-Aug. 3

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 28-Aug. 3

    Summer Sounds La Jolla Concerts by the Sea continues 2 p.m. Sunday July 31 with the lowdown dirty blues of the Bill Magee Blues Band. Series goes on Sundays through Sept. 4. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. Free. Full lineup: ljconcertsbythesea.org ▪ La Jolla Music Society’s 2016 SummerFest...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, July 21

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, July 21

    At the La Jolla Community Center ▪ Lecturer Chris Burns will offer a look at the world of piano genius Ludwig Van Beethoven, 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Tickets: $12/$15. Registration required. ▪ Polina Sisman will present a four-part music appreciation course, 1 p.m. Fridays, July 22, July 29, Aug....

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 14-21

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 14-21

    Time for Some Music ▪ Green Flash Concert Series presents The Greeting Committee and Ray Goren, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way. 21 and older event. Tickets: $30.95-$41.95. (858) 534-3474. aquarium.ucsd.edu ▪San Diego will...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 7-13

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 7-13

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 7-13

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events, June 30

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events, June 30

    Small World, Big World Opening July 2 in the Gould Eddy Gallery onboard the Ferryboat Berkeley, 1492 North Harbor Drive, is “Steering Small – The Wonders of Nautical Models,” which explores a world of scaled down ships. See toy boats, ships in bottles, small crafts, intricate tiny replicas and...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, June 23

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, June 23

    Myriad Melodies The Athenaeum’s summer jazz program continues 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 with New York-based John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet at 1008 Wall St. Formed by Hollenbeck in 1997, Quintet has released seven critically acclaimed CDs. Tickets: $12-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org Annual...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, June 16

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, June 16

    Concerts at the Fair ▪ Included in San Diego County Fair admission: 3 Doors Down, 7:30 p.m. June 16, reserved seats $35-$45; Grand Funk Railroad, 7:30 p.m. June 18, reserved seats $16-$37; Roberto Tapia, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, reserved seats $31-$37; Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, June 2

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, June 2

    Concert Time San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory presents its Spring Finale concert 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at Crill Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr. Top students from SDYS Chamber Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and the Ovation Saxophone Ensemble perform works by Gringer, Rimsky-Korsakov...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, May 26

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, May 26

    Concert Experiences Josh Charney is a performer, composer and improviser, pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Integrative Studies from UC San Diego. Hear him in a free piano recital, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive (off Russell Lane). Next...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, May 19

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, May 19

    Four Concert Programs ▪ Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski will present an evening of piano, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $15. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org ▪Three days later, Wnukowski will perform a family-friendly concert 4 p.m....

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, May 12

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, May 12

    Of Musical Note ▪ La Jolla Music Society presents Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer with David Finckel and Wu Han, co-artistic directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, in a two-performance chronological presentation of the complete Beethoven piano trio cycle at Sherwood...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events May 5-12

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events May 5-12

    Concert Sagas Rebekah Heller presents an innovative solo bassoon concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. It’s a Fresh Sound music series premiere. Heller’s performances have been described as turning the bassoon into “a fierce creature that cannot be ignored onstage.”...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events April 28-May 4

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events April 28-May 4

    Music in the Soul ▪ La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) presents two great Russian symphonies and a Young Artist Winner debut 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. Program includes Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 9,” Tchaikovsky’s...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, April 21-28

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, April 21-28

    Concert Time ▪ Julio de la Huerta will be joined by vocalist Deborah (just Deborah!) and pianist/composer, David Owen for a sizzling night of sassy Latin Jazz tunes, 8 p.m. Friday, April 22 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $23 in advance, $25 at the door, includes show...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, April 14

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, April 14

    With Music at Heart Suzuki students (ages 5-15) perform on violin, piano, cello, harp and guitar, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. One number features more than a dozen violins! Freewill offering will support Suzuki scholarships and summer camps....

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events April 7-14

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events April 7-14

    Musical Variety in April Concerts ▪ Following a yearlong reconstruction of its pipe organ, La Jolla Presbyterian Church will present a Rededication Concert 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 7715 Draper Ave. World-renowned organist, Chelsea Chen (who grew up attending La Jolla Presbyterian Church), is returning...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, March 31-April 7

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, March 31-April 7

    Concerts Galore! ▪ The San Diego Bluegrass Society brings two banjo masters, Alan Munde and Bill Evans, to San Diego for a free concert, 7:30 p.m. (opening act TBA) Friday, April 1 at La Jolla Christian Fellowship Church, 627 Genter St. Evans is the author of “Banjo For Dummies” and Munde’s career...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 24-31

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 24-31

    Information and Entertainment ▪ Through April 17, experience the annual epic journey of gray whales with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Whale watchers can enjoy daily local whale-watching cruises featuring aquarium naturalists. Daily tours leaving from San...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 17-24

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 17-24

    Music in the Air • Aizuri Quartet takes the Athenaeum stage 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21 as part of the Karatz Chamber concert series with Mozart’s Quintet in A major, K. 581; Yevgeniy Sharlat RIPEFG for string quartet; and Jean Sibelius’s String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56, “Voces intimae,” 1008...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, March 10-17

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, March 10-17

    Musical Offerings ▪ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library continues the Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 with the Dover String Quartet at 1008 Wall St. Program includes Mozart's “Quartet in B-flat major, K. 458,” Henri Dutilleux's “Ainsi la nuit,” and Dmitri...

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