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 horticulture scholarships at three local colleges. Plant arrangements, baked goods, lavender bags will be for sale and raffle items are provided by local merchants. lajollagardenclub.org

Cultural Pow Wow

The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s annual Pow Wow is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in Balboa Park, on the southwest corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. Free. The Pow Wow is a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of Native Americans. facebook.com/balboaparkpowwow/

Book Talk

La Jolla Library and Warwick’s books present an author talk and book signing with Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, who will talk about her latest novel, “Anything is Possible,” wherein an unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss, 7 p.m. Friday, May 12 at the library, 7555 Draper Ave. Reserved seating available through Warwicks: (858) 454-0347. lajollalibrary.org

There’s Music in the Air

Jacquelyne Silver returns to La Jolla Community Center for “From Brahms to Broadway,” a one-night only concert featuring her signature combining of Broadway and classical music, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

La Jolla Music Society closes its piano series with Jeremy Denk and his selection of ragtime and ragtime-influenced pieces, composed over the last century by American and European composers. The programs concludes with Schubert’s “Piano Sonata in B-flat Major,” 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 12 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Tickets $30-$80. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

Camera Lucida performs 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Russell Lane. Program includes Beethoven’s “Sonata for Piano and Cello in F major, Opus 5 Nr. 1,” Schoenberg’s “String Trio,” Dvořák’s “Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 87.” Tickets: $33. (858) 534-8497. sdcamlu.org or music.ucsd.edu/concerts

The 2017 Green Flash Concert series opens 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 with pop duo Johnnyswim (opening act TBD) at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets: $30.95-$35.95, series tickets: $140-$154.95. 21 and older shows. (858) 534-7336. bit.ly/GreenFlashSummerSeries

Bodhi Tree Concert presents soprano Priti Gandhi, pianist Ines Irawati and cellist Elizabeth Brown, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. The centerpiece will be “The Work at Hand,” three songs based on poetry. The concert benefits The Seany Foundation. Tickets: $20. bodhitreeconcerts.org

Art on Display

“Mother, May I?” a group exhibition featuring new works by GRRRL Art Collective, opens with a reception 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St. See 10 artists’ meditations on the struggle between fulfilling historical ideologies of female domesticity and choosing to pursue one’s own path. Free. Up through June 4. (858) 354-6294. thumbprintgallerysd.com

“Visual Jazz,” a solo exhibition of 20 works on canvas by San Diego native Chor Boogie, is on display through June 3 at Monarch Arredon Contemporary, 862 Prospect St., where vivid colors and multi-dimensional designs reverently embrace classic figures of jazz maestros. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, and by appointment Monday-Wednesday. (858) 454-1231. monarchfineart.com

The sixth annual San Diego Surf Film Festival runs through May 13 at Misfit Gallery, 565 Pearl St. See 25 international surf films, accompanying a surf photography exhibit with celebrations to honor local surf legends, beach appreciation events and more. Tickets from $10. Schedule: sdsurffilmfestival.com

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