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. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

Award-winning pianist Seong-Jin Cho makes his La Jolla Music Society debut in concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at The Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John J Hopkins Drive. Program includes Berg’s “Piano Sonata, Op. 1,” Schubert’s “Piano Sonata in C Minor, D.958” and Chopin’s “24 Preludes, Op. 28.” Tickets $30 (children $5). (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

The theme of the upcoming La Jolla Community Center Fourth Friday Jazz Series concert is “Jazz Standards and a Tribute to Bill Evans,” and features legendary pianist Mike Garson, three-time Global Music Award recipient flutist Lori Bell and Grammy nominated guitarist/vocalist Ron Satterfield, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $18-$23 in advance, $20-$25 at the door. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Following her sold-out U.S. debut at ArtPower, Thalma de Freitas joins forces with her father, Laércio, to showcase Brazilian jazz music that demonstrates the power of cross-generational influences. See them 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, on the UC San Diego campus. Student tickets $9, general admission from $15. (858) 534-8497. artpower.ucsd.edu/events

San Diego’s Palimpsest Ensemble presents a works and performances by members of UC San Diego’s Department of Music. Aleck Karis conducts. Program includes Elliott Carter’s “Penthode,” György Ligeti’s “Piano Concerto” and UCSD grad Tobin Chodos’ new work “Accord in the Corral,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Tickets $15.50, discounts available. (858) 534-3448. musicweb.ucsd.edu/concerts

Garden Club Ready for Spring

“Farmer Roy” Wilburn will discuss “Preparing your spring vegetable garden,” at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Wilburn is director of horticulture at Sunshine Care Facility in Poway, and responsible for five organic gardens, a greenhouse, fruit tree orchards, Memorial Rose Garden and landscaping at the 32-acre facility. All are welcome to attend. (858) 454-6227 lajollagardenclub.org

Something to See

In 1972, curious about the problem of identity, artist Melissa Shook photographed herself every day for a year (sometimes in the nude). These early images will be combined with a selection of recent daily photographs from 2014 to 2015, along with a collection of portraits of her daughter, Krissy, in her teen years, and video pieces. See the exhibit, “Melissa Shook Daily Self-Portraits” through March 31 at Joseph Bellows Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. Free. (858) 456-5620. josephbellows.com

Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Science” explores the question of consequences, challenges and opportunities that arise from the changing climate on our planet by merging artistic and scientific visuals in an exhibit. See it noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through May 21 at La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage Gallery, 780 Prospect St. Free. (858) 459-5335. lajollahistory.org

Outdoor Fun

San Diego Audubon Society presents its annual Family Day and Eco-Fair as part of the San Diego Bird Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, Mission Bay. Free. Educational presentations, workshops, hands-on activities, nature play and exploration of the wonders of San Diego’s local habitats. (858) 273-7800. sandiegoaudubon.org/family-day

Commemorative Events

In honor of Black History Month, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will present two staged readings of “In White America,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The “documentary play” couples narration with historical text spanning two decades of African-American experience. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Celebrating the late Dr. Seuss on what would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 113th birthday, La Jolla Riford Library presents a Dr. Seuss Party, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at 7555 Draper Ave. Story, activities, crafts and cupcake decorating. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

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