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  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 12

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 12

    Things to do in La Jolla this week, inlcluding book fun, concerts, short stories, lectures, art exhibits, photograpy exhibits, art talks, movie screenings and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 5

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 5

    Something to See The work of award-winning artist and 17-year teacher at The Bishop’s School, Susan J. Osborn, is on display in the exhibition “Fields of Color” at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. The exhibit will be on display...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 28

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 28

    French Cinema, n’est pas? French Film Club of San Diego presents a screening of “Max & Leon,” a 2016 World War II comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Barré, and starring the comedy team of Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at San Diego French-American School,...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Sept. 21

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Sept. 21

    Major Art Exhibits Celebrate the drawings, installations, public commissions and artist books by Joyce Cutler-Shaw at “Library Duet,” a joint exhibition of Shaw’s work at UCSD’s Geisel Library and La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. A retrospective of artist’s books will be at the Athenaeum,...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Sept. 14

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Sept. 14

    Things to do in La Jolla this week, including art exhibits, concerts, lectures, comedy shows, an evening with women writers, snakes, theater presentations

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 7

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 7

    Things to do in La Jolla this week, including six art exhibits, concerts, festivals book talks and staged readings

  • La Jolla Light Best Bets for events, Aug. 31

    Things to do in La Jolla this week, including art events, big and small concerts, live music, science lectures, a stage production of Hamlet, the Festival of Sail and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 24

    Things to do in La Jolla this week including movie screenings, art openings, concerts, a book signing/military discussion, theatrical productions at La Jolla Playhouse and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Aug. 17

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Aug. 17

    Pass the Popcorn! Movie in the Park at La Jolla Recreation Center will present “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (the Gene Wilder version), Saturday, Aug. 19 at 615 Prospect St. The event begins at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be children’s...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 10

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 10

    Two Guitar Concerts Robert Wetzel (one-half of the music group Odeum Guitar Duo) performs on solo guitar in a concert, “There’s Music in the Air,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Tickets: $10 with discounts. (858) 246-9300. mountsoledad.org/concertseriesschedule...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 3

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 3

    Song and Dance Fun Every weekday at 10 a.m. from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, the SummerFest coaching workshops pair master teachers and fellowship artists coach youth musicians from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservancy in concert at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. Details...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 27

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 27

    Three Concerts to Catch Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents Melissa Morgan, Graham Dechter and Alex Frank performing gems from the Great American Songbook, 8 p.m. July 28. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $18-23 in advance, $25 at the door (includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 20

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 20

    On Stage “Guys and Dolls,” another quintessential Broadway gem is on stage with matinee and evening shows at The Old Globe in Balboa Park through Aug. 13. It stars Terence Archie as Sky Masterson and J. Bernard Calloway as Nathan Detroit (roles made famous in film by Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra)....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 13

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 13

    There’s Music in the Air Green Flash Concert Series continues with local rocker Steve Poltz and opener Berkley Hart, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at the scenic Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way. 21 and older event. Tickets: $30.95-$35.95. (858) 534-3474. aquarium.ucsd.edu...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 6

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 6

    Four Concerts (and one music-inspired event) The Farrell Family Jazz summer concert series concludes with Shai Maestro Trio, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the Athenaeum Library, 1008 Wall St. Features an Athenaeum debut by Israeli pianist Maestro. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-the-athenaeum...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: June 29

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: June 29

    Game On! The world’s greatest video games — from Pac-Man to Pokémon in the eras of arcades to today’s online options — are on display at The Fleet for “Game Masters: The Exhibition,” with more than 100 playable games. The fun opens Saturday, July 1 and runs through Jan. 15, 2018. Fleet Science...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, June 15-21

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, June 15-21

    Meet Me in Iceland Why has Iceland been nominated as the “Most Peaceful Country in the World?” Find out at the La Jolla Photo Travelers Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Christa McReynolds shares photos from a hike through Iceland. Free....

  • BEST BETS for Things to Do in La Jolla, Week of June 5

    BEST BETS for Things to Do in La Jolla, Week of June 5

    La Jolla Recreation Center presents another “Parents Night Out,” where mom and dad can socialize with other adults while their children participate in games and crafts, 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at 615 Prospect St. Targeted to families with kids, ages 5-11. Admission: $10. (858) 552-1658. bitly.com/ljreccenter...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 1

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 1

    Something to See Artist/architect James Hubbell has a selection of his works in “That Which Must Be Hidden,” through July 23, at the gallery/library of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. View stained glass, paintings and sculptures. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday,...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 25

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 25

    Art Openings James Verbicky’s ninth solo exhibition, “Luminescent Mind: A Decade of Works,” showcases the artist’s creative progression through abstractions and mixed media. An opening reception is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St. Artist lecture at 7 p.m. Exhibit continues...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 18

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 18

    Five Concerts The Athenaeum’s acoustic evenings continue with Mark Goffeney, a San Diego native who was born without arms; Gabriela Aparicio, with family roots in Uruguay; and Cory Wilkins, known for his “outlaw riff country” sound, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008...

  • La Jolla Light Best Bets for Events, May 11

    La Jolla Light Best Bets for Events, May 11

    Gardeners Market Saturday The La Jolla Garden Club’s annual Gardener’s Market returns 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13 on the Chase Bank patio in La Jolla, at the corner of Girard Avenue and Silverado Street. This Market is held each year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and proceeds support...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: May 4

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: May 4

    Cinco de Mayo Fiestas The 34th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border May 5-7. Non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, April 27

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, April 27

    Four Concerts La Jolla Music Society welcomes the return of Russian pianist and 2012 winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition Nikolay Khozyainov, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John J Hopkins Drive. Program includes Beethoven’s “Piano...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: April 20

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: April 20

    An Art Collaboration Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts will present “A Step Away: Artists from the MFA Program at UCSD,” with a 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20 opening at the Museum’s 1100 Kettner Blvd. location, downtown San Diego. Free. On display until...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: April 13

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: April 13

    Concert Time Tribu Baharú bring their multicultural sounds (influenced by Colombian folk music, Congolese soukous, Haitian kompa, zouk, calypso, mbaqanga, soca, rap and reggae) to the stage, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the UCSD Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Matthew Lane. Tickets $30. (858) 534-8497....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, April 6

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, April 6

    Three Exhibits San Diego artist Kevin Inman, known for plein air landscape paintings, has an exhibition of new work in connection with the Athenaeum School of the Arts. A wine and cheese reception is 5:30 p.m. Friday April 7 at Girard Gourmet, 7837 Girard Ave. Work remains on display until April...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: March 30

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: March 30

    At the Athenaeum The New Bach Trio will celebrate the works of J.S. Bach with a special “Bach Birthday Celebration” concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at 1008 Wall St. The trio includes cellist Dmitry Kouzov, pianist Tao Lin and violinist Wanchi Huang performing solo, duo and trio works. Tickets:...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: March 23

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: March 23

    Time for Some Art La Playa Gallery offers “Fabricating a Dream,” a bright collection of impressionistic works expressed through ceramics, mixed media, sculptures and original paintings by San Diego artists, up through May 5. The grand opening is 5 p.m. Friday, March 24 at 2226 Avenida De La Playa....

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: March 16

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: March 16

    So Many Concerts! San Diego native Whitney Shay will salute iconic Jewish vocalists, singing their hits at “Women, Wine and Song — An evening with Whitney Shay,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $18 members, $22 public. (858)...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: March 9

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: March 9

    Four Concerts, Six Days Sounds of the Baroque, a four-concert series spanning six days, opens with the La Jolla Music Society debut of Brad Mehldau, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. and continues with the Music Society presentation...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, March. 2

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, March. 2

    Stage Presence 13 La Jolla youths will enter a “world of pure imagination” in the J*Company production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” matinee and evening shows March 10-26 in the Garfield Theater at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. La Jollan Nathan Conlan takes the...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Feb. 23

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Feb. 23

    There’s Music in the Air The Athenaeum’s jazz series continues with two artists, considered the top jazz instrumentalists of their generation: tenor saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $21-$26....

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    Four Art Displays Opening Feb. 17, “Sum of the Parts,” a curated selection of artists working in collage, and “17 Collages from the Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection,” will be on view through March 25 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The opening reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Feb. 9

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Feb. 9

    Valentine’s Day Events In 1987, violinist János Négyesy established a series of chamber music concerts called the “Soirée for Music Lovers,” intended to be a counterpoint to the experimental music found at UC San Diego, where Négyesy was a long-time faculty member. Päivikki Nykter, his widow and...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Feb. 2

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Feb. 2

    Three Concerts to Catch Belgian flutist and UCSD Department of Music alumna Ine Vanoeveren presents a solo recital honoring UCSD composers as part of her 2017 U.S. tour, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive, on campus. Vanoeveren’s program...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Jan. 26

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Jan. 26

    Five Concerts to Catch “Reactive Listening,” a concert by Art of Elan, will include the world premiere of a work commissioned by New York composer Ljova, whose beloved “Vjola Suite” will also be given a reprise, in addition to the Bax Oboe Quartet and the San Diego premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s “Dissolve,...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Jan. 19

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events, Jan. 19

    It’s Concert Time La Jolla Music Society’s Revelle Chamber Music Series continues with the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. in the Museum of Contemporary Art. Kronos brings a program of contemporary works by composers including...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events, Jan. 12

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events, Jan. 12

    Listen Up! Representing the Leichtag Foundation, Charlene Seidle and Sharyn Goodson will be the featured speakers 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Beth Israel of San Diego Men’s Club Dinner Forum at 9001 Towne Centre Drive. Since its inception in 1991, the Leichtag Foundation has granted more than...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Jan. 5

    La Jolla's Best Bets for Events: Jan. 5

    Two Art Exhibits of Note An opening reception for the Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s latest two exhibits, “Over The Moon: A collaborative project created by San Diego Book Arts members” and “Derli Romero: Small works on paper and books” will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at 1008 Wall St. All...

  • La Jolla's Best bets for Events Dec. 8

    La Jolla's Best bets for Events Dec. 8

    Three Art Shows Distinguished South Korean artist Jaehyo Lee takes center stage at the Madison Gallery for a solo exhibition, “The Principles of Nature,” Dec. 10 through Feb. 5 at 1055 Wall St. Known for his creative process, Lee’s large-scale sculptural works reveal a subtly humorous and unsentimental...

  • 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:...

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