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La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events


The La Jolla Music Society will end its season’s Jazz Series with The Nat King Cole Tribute band, featuring Ramsey Lewis (pictured) and John Pizzarelli, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. Tickets: $27-$77. (858) 459-3728.

La Jolla’s Best Bets For Events

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La Jolla Library kicks off its quarterly single-subject art show, themed “The Child,” with a reception 2 p.m. Sunday,
April 6 at 7555 Draper Ave.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 20-28 2014

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San Diego New Music returns to the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 27, bringing the classic sounds of the San Andreas Quartet to 1008 Wall St.,The quartet – Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano; Eric Starr, trombone – will play works from the Baroque to present, and some will be chosen live at the concert by a game of chance! $20 members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students.(858) 454-5872.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 7-14, 2014

There will be bargains in many different departments, hamburgers and homemade cakes on the patio, plus the chance to chat with neighbors and friends at the 54th annual La Jolla United Methodist rummage sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The sale fills the entire church campus.

Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Feb. 27-March 6, 2014

Ron Satterfield

Fourth Fridays Jazz

Hear guitarist, pianist and vocalist Ron Satterfield and percussionist Tommy Aros perform original arrangements of James Taylor songs, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and free valet. $20-25. Doors open at 7 p.m. (858) 459-0831.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 20-28, 2014


To mark the 450th birthday of Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher Galileo Galilei, an interdisciplinary event will be presented by The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Friday, Feb. 21 at Atkinson Hall on UCSD campus. A panel discussion moderated with Jay Pasachoff (Astronomy, Williams College), Brian Keating (Physics, UCSD), Stephanie Jed (Literature, UCSD), Renee Raphael (History, UC Irvine) and Shlomo Dubnov (Music, UCSD) runs 2-4 p.m.; a 4-5 p.m. reception follows; and a performance by The Musicians In Ordinary for the Lutes and Voices will be 5-6 p.m. For parking directions to the free event, visit: RSVP:

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 13-22

BestBets-floral design

Floral designer Darlene Hill Karinen will provide a presentation titled, “Using flowers and foliage from your garden to create lovely arrangements,” at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. A tea reception will follow. Newcomers are welcome to the free event. For a reservation, contact Ginger Taylor at (858) 453-0828 or

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13


Best Bets this week includes: A white elephant sale weekend, children’s art workshop, smooth jazz, poetry readings, chamber music, concerto competitions and more.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Jan. 23-30

Patti Lupone

La Jolla Music Society continues its new Cabaret Series with Patti LuPone at the Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., San Diego, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, when the two-time Tony Award winner (“Gypsy,” “Evita”) will share her penchant for wanderlust by taking a musical journey with renditions of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf. LuPone attended the Juilliard School, studying under Maria Callas and counting among her classmates Kevin Kline and Mandy Patinkin. Tickets: From $27. (858) 459-3728.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Jan. 16-23

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The La Jolla Riford Library will host a dual event — an opening reception for its “Big Art Show” and a private party for its Friends of the Library group — 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7555 Draper Ave. The “Big Art Show,” which runs through March, will feature works from Hilary Brady, Fran Carder, Faith Fleury, Linda Kardoff, Leslie Klurfeld, Elissa Lieberman, Cree Scudder and Theresa Vandenberg — artists who love color and work BIG! There will be music, refreshments, private tours, book sales and a children’s story time. If you are not a Friend you can join at the door. Proceeds from the sale of works in the exhibit will benefit the library. (858) 552-1657.

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