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 28. Free. kevininman.com

Living with Animals just opened at the San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado in Balboa Park. The interactive exhibit features a variety of immersive displays that explore how wild animals became our pets (and some our pests). Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $6-$13. (619) 239-2001. museumofman.org

Women Painters,” a group show featuring the work of abstract artists Jane Booth, Mel Davis and Karen Silve, will be on display April 8 to May 21 at Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St. Free during gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. (858) 459-0836. madisongalleries.com

Three Concerts

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s jazz program continues with the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday April 7 at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano will be joined by tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, Lawrence Fields on piano, Peter Slavov on bass and Otis Brown on drums. Tickets: $30-$35. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-tsri

For the La Jolla Community Center’s Opera Wednesday third anniversary, Soprano Anna Belaya, soprano Carly Cummings, mezzo-soprano Kiana Bell, tenor Gustavo Hernández García and baritone Radames Gil, with Janie Prim on piano, will take the stage 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. for a free celebration concert. (Guests age 21 and older also get a free drink ticket!) However, the $10 suggested donation goes directly to the performers to support their artistic endeavors.ljcommunitycenter.org or facebook.com/operawednesday

Formosa Quartet returns to UC San Diego for a special performance, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Program includes the world premiere of a set of Taiwanese folk songs by Wei-Chieh Lin, “Four Grappelli Jazz Tunes” arranged by quartet violinist Jasmine Lin and “String Quartet No. 4” by Bela Bartok. Tickets: $10. (858) 534-3448. musicweb.ucsd.edu/concerts

Listen Up!

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego director emeritus Hugh Davies will offer a two-part history lecture on artist Francis Bacon, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 13 and May 25 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The first lecture is themed “Francis Bacon: Painting from 1945 to 1973.” Individual talks: $14-$19; $24-$34 for both. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures

San Diego Symphony special project director Nuvi Mehta presents an in-depth discussion about the music of Shostakovich and Mahler to give visitors a sensory experience with the Timken Museum’s exhibit “Witness to War: Callot, Goya, Bellows,” 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets: $35-$45. (619) 239-5548. timkenmuseum.org

La Jollan and author Patricia Daly-Lipe shares her stories of the people and places that make up the town’s history in her latest book “Historic Tales of La Jolla.” She will present a book talk, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

‘Grace’-ful Dance

La Jolla Music Society’s 2016-17 season Dance Series closes with Black Grace, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. Black Grace, a New Zealand contemporary dance company, brings a striking performance of five short works choreographed by founder Neil Ieremia. Tickets from $20. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

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