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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.

Sexy satire in ‘Don Juan’ ballet at Lyceum Theatre

Chris Jovillar, Maxim Tchernychev,  Joe Hochschild and Stephanie Maiorano in San Diego Ballet's 'Don Juan.'

One by one, they slink out of their chairs for a turn with the handsome guy in tight skinny jeans and pointy boots.

‘The Elixir of Love’ opera casts its spell on San Diego, Feb. 21 and 23

Filled with love songs and fun duets, The Elixir of Love is opera buffo at its best.

Is it truly a magic elixir or just a bottle of cheap Bordeaux? Nemorino (Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti) desperately wants to marry the wealthy Adina (Moldovan soprano Tatiana Lisnic) who seems out of his league. When she attracts a handsome Sergeant (Malcolm MacKenzie) as her suitor, Nemorino turns in desperation to the charlatan Dr. Dulcamara [...]

It’s all fun with language in French farce redux at North Coast Repertory Theatre

In the sexy, bawdy ‘The School For Lies,’ at North Coast Rep, playwright David Ives tinkers with Molière’s ‘The Misanthrope,’ providing a farce for modern times.  Courtesy

Playwright David Ives’ “The School for Lies,” opening at North Coast Repertory Theatre this week, is his own spin on Molière’s 1666 comedy of manners about French aristocratic society, “The Misanthrope.”

La Jolla Community Center’s jazz series going strong; next concert Friday, Feb. 28

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“Women in Jazz” was the theme of a recent “Fourth Friday Jazz Series featuring Lori Bell & Friends,” Jan. 24 at the La Jolla Community Center. Joining flutist Lori Bell were vocalist Allison Adams-Tucker, pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Evona Wascinski. The jazz concert series continues in February, March, April and June 2014.

Let’s Review: ‘Faraway Places and Faces’ put association on the map

'The Maldives' by Patricia Hartman

A recent show at the La Jolla Art Association (LJAA) was a collection of oils, watercolor, photography and jewelry made by artists of different ethnicities who’ve come to our fair city to share in our blessings.

Little Boxes: Student playwright pens drama premiering at La Jolla High School

Dan (Tanner Perry) talks to Sarah (Celie Mitchard) when she brings out the sock puppet she uses to communicate. Andrea (Hannah Orr) and Julie (Hannelore Manriquez) watch. Photos by Ashley Mackin

“Little Boxes,” an original drama by La Jolla High School junior Noah Wilson, will debut at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, with 7 p.m. shows Feb. 20-22 at the school’s Parker auditorium, 750 Nautilus St.

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