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) 362-1348. sdcjc.org

Award-winning composer Chikako Iversen will present the Brad Dutz Quartet, for the fifth installment of her Depicted Vibrations concert series, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Tickets $20 ($30 with pre-concert workshop at 5:30 p.m.) info@depictedvibrations.org

Local Irish troubadours, Celtic Echoes, will lead an evening of Celtic fun with jigs, pub songs, Irish ballads and the occasional “haunting air,” 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage served. Tickets $20 for dinner and concert, $15 for concert only. Tickets online or at the door. lajollaucc.org

The Lincoln Trio — Desirée Ruhstrat on violin, David Cunliffe on cello and Marta Aznavoorian on piano — will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Concert follows their noted performance with the St. James Choir last season. Tickets: $30, free to students. (858) 459-3421x109. sjbts.org

The Athenaeum’s spring jazz program opens with the Clayton Brothers Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets from $30, $84 for the three-concert series. Seating is limited. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-tsri

Pianist, singer and raconteur Bruno Leone concludes his “Music of the Movies” series with “Broadway Goes to Hollywood,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. His ‘lecture’ will focus on the Broadway composers who began scoring for the movie industry in the 1930s, including Gershwin, Porter and Mancini. Tickets from $17. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/music-lectures

Desert Visions, a San Diego New Music program curated by pianist/composer Christopher Adler with saxophonist Allison Adams and percussionist Dustin Donahue, takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The concert will feature works by Adler, Jeff Heriott, Peter Garland and Somei Staoh. Tickets $20-$25 (students $5). (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/new-music

A cabaret to benefit La Jolla Playhouse’s New Play Development Program, “The Lady at the Mic” will be 8 p.m. Friday March 24 at The Abbey, 2825 Fifth Ave., near Balboa Park. Charles Busch, Tony Award nominee and drag legend, will offer an eclectic program of songs. lajollaplayhouse.org/lady-at-the-mic

Artful Arrangements

The 49th annual Japanese Ikebana Flower Show, “Spirit of Spring,” runs 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 18-19 in Rom 101 at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park, 1650 El Prado, San Diego. See exhibits and hourly demonstrations noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. ikebanasandiego.org

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