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It’s Season 45 for La Jolla Music Society

Silk Road Ensemble performs 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium. Courtesy

Deepening San Diego’s cultural life and appealing to its increasingly diverse community is part of the La Jolla Music Society’s mission. This year, by bringing some of the world’s greatest music and musicians to San Diego for the 2013-2014 winter season, the society is far surpassing its own vision.

Library to host kids art event Friday afternoons

The Bishop’s School student Alice Wang will lead a new arts project for children hosted by the Riford Library, 3:30-5 p.m. every other Friday, starting Friday, Oct. 11 at 7555 Draper Ave.

ArtPower! Still powerful after all these years

Sydney Dance Company brings its award-winning dancers to Mandeville Auditorium 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Ken Butti

Almost 10 years ago, Marty Wollesen, an arts programmer at Stanford University, became director of university events at UC San Diego, powering up the campus arts scene with his infectious energy and enthusiasm. He coined the name ArtPower!, brought in performers from around the world, and in 2008, created The Loft, an intimate venue for emerging art and pop culture.

Replanting Her Roots: Longtime La Jollan returns with multi-media art show

La Jolla artist Kim McBride with one of her paintings at Barbarella Restaurant in La Jolla Shores. Ashley Mackin

Artist Kim McBride has some deep roots in La Jolla. She grew up here, moved away for a while, and recently moved back, hoping to make La Jolla her home once again.

Historian to discuss 20th century art on Tuesdays

‘Convergence’ by Jackson Pollock (1952), oil on canvas, 93.5 inches by 155 inches. Courtesy

Art historian Derrick Cartwright, Ph.D., will present a four-part lecture series titled, “20th Century Art in the Americas,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St.

Dance troupe to portray ‘weather’ at UC San Diego

lucy guerin dancers

Lucy Guerin Inc. will present “Weather,” with seven dancers personifying the increasingly unpredictable patterns of weather.

Sculptor offers kids a wall for art in front of his home in La Jolla

Artist nasser Pirasteh.

When neighborhood children were drawing on the wall surrounding La Jolla sculptor Nasser Pirasteh’s house, he found a useful deterrent. He installed a blank piece of white board near the wall and sprawled this message across the top: “If you want, you can draw on me, not the wall.”

Impressions of California: La Jolla Library presents plein air exhibit opening at reception on Sunday

'The Cove' by John Budicin

California’s breathtaking landscape is the focus of Friends of the La Jolla Library’s 11th art exhibition, running Sept. 29-Dec.31 in the Community Room gallery at 7555 Draper Ave.

What’s new? Exhibit trio opens at Museum of Contemporary Art

Untitled, Dana montlack, 2013, lambda print mounted on aluminum. Courtesy

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present three new exhibitions, running Sept. 21 through Jan. 12, 2014 at 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

The Kincade Chronicles: Artist tells fictional family’s history in Athenaeum exhibit

In his second exhibition at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, longtime San Diego artist Jim Machacek will turn the gallery into a walk-in novel.

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