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The Schick Machine: One Man, Two Sticks, Tons of Percussion

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Schick has mastered all kinds of percussion, including gongs, cowbells, trashcans and brake drums — anything that makes a sound when struck, scraped or shaken.

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.

Let’s Review! “The Who & The What” at La Jolla Playhouse entertains and questions

Mahwish (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) and Zarina (Monika Jolly) have bonding time with Dad (Bernard White) in La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere of ‘The Who & The What.’

Parents and their children often see things differently — especially when the offspring are maturing. Such is the case with one Muslim-American family, which plays out in the world premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s “The Who & The What” at La Jolla Playhouse through March 9.

Let’s Review! Old Globe’s “The Winter’s Tale” is ambitious, entertaining

Hermione (Natacha Roi), Mamillius  (Jordi Bertran) and Leontes (Billy Campbell) share a short-lived harmony in Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale.’  Jim Cox

Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale,” written during his later years, has often been called his problem play as it evokes many questions about its structure from theater professionals. The Old Globe Theatre’s current production has a new musical score by Michael Tork, and is directed with a dash of novel fantasy, by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.

Christo talks! Superstar wrap artist wows crowd at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

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There was a full house at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on the evening of Feb. 1, 2014 when Christo came onstage for a lecture/slide show about his 50-plus years of grand-scale public art. Some of the crowd had been standing in line for hours, hoping for no-shows’ seats.

Miami-based glass-master brings light to La Jolla

Glass artist Terje Lundaas puts finishing touches on the installation of his chandelier in the La Jolla home of Drs. Joseph and Gloria Shurman.

For a few days in January, Miami-based glass artist Terje Lundaas came to town to install a chandelier he designed for a La Jolla couple.

Let’s Review! Artists share love stories at Valentine’s show hosted by La Jolla Art Association

‘Love Bug’ by Kay Kaplan Photos by Will Bowen

“Our latest show is an exhibition of paintings that attempt to capture — through the medium of visual art — the essence of love, which comes in many shapes and sizes,” said Rae Ann Marks, secretary of the Jolla Art Association (LJAA) at the Feb. 15 reception for “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.”

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

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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: http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/galileo-and-the-music-of-the-spheres/ RSVP: info@imagination.ucsd.edu

The NAT’s pirates exhibit is no place for lily-livered landlubbers!

Visitors to theNAT can board a life-size replica of the stern for the Whydah, a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago.  Courtesy of Premier Exhibitions and National Geographic

Arrrr you ready, buccaneers? It’s time for some swashbucklin’ at The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) where the blockbuster exhibition, ”Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” is on view through Sept. 1.

Athenaeum in La Jolla to host reception for Robert Irwin exhibit on Friday, Feb. 21

Robert Irwin, ‘Palladium’, 2013, light+shadow+reflection+color, 96 x 45-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches.  © Robert Irwin. Photo courtesy Quint Contemporary Art. Photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Irwin played a pivotal role in the development of the unique tenets of modern art. His work became the precursor for art outside the frame and object.

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