• Hotel La Jolla Jazz
For one night only, live jazz returns to the
Hotel La Jolla
, 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, when
Cusp Dining & Drinks
(pictured) and his quartet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in celebration of
Jazz Appreciation Month
- Tickets: $65, includes dinner. RSVP: (858) 551-3620.
• Friday Night Jazz
Fourth Friday Jazz Series
continues with “
From Bach to Bebop
(pictured), 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the
La Jolla Community Center
, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. This concert will be half chamber music with pianist
, and half jazz with pianist
- Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets: $20-25 at the door, $15-$20 in advance. (858) 459-0831.
• Local Stars to Shine
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Acoustic Evenings
series highlights three San Diego artists, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, when
and the series’ first hip hop acoustic musician
take the Athenaeum “stage,” 1008 Wall St. $12 members, $17 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872.
• Poetry Party
Poetry & Art Series 2014
People’s Choice Poem Performance
, 7 p.m. Friday, April 25 (doors open 6:30 p.m.). Admission is $5 or bring wine or snacks to share and get in free. Performers may sign up at the event.
Museum of the Living Artist
, Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado. (619) 957-3264.
• Kids: Surf’s Up!
Menehune Surf contest
– a day of surf for those 18 and under – is back 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at
La Jolla Shores
- Sponsored by the La Jolla Shores Surf Association, event proceeds go to Natural High, Wounded Warriors, Scripps Institute of Oceanography and San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation. Free spectating. Lorraine@ljssa.org
• Coronado in Bloom
Coronado Flower Show
runs 1–5 p.m. Saturday, April 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Plant sale 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Cut flower sale 4 p.m. Sunday. Coronado’s
(Orange Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets). Admission: $5, free to kids under age 12.
• ArtWalk Returns
Mission Federal ArtWalk
– 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 – introduces the inaugural
Off the Wall Urban Show 2014
, where street artists will create artwork live on constructed walls along streets in Little Italy. Free. Map at
or (619) 615-1090.
• Chamber Music
La Jolla Music Society
Winter Season Residency
with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Sherwood Auditorium,
Museum of Contemporary Art
, 700 Prospect St. The “Defining Voices” concert stars cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han (pictured) with Benjamin Beilman on violin and Richard O'Neill on viola performing Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Martinu’s Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola, "Three Madrigals" and Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor. A 7 p.m. prelude will feature Benjamin Roe with “Turning Points and Defining Moments: Beethoven, Fauré and Bohuslav Martinu.” Tickets: $30-$80. (858) 459-3728.
• Architecture Analysis
San Diego Architectural Foundation
hosts an on-stage conversation with philanthropist
Rob Wellington Quigley
, FAIA, and moderator
, about the downtown Central Library’s architecture and what’s next for San Diego, 8 p.m. (6 p.m. reception) Tuesday, April 29,
San Diego Central Library
, 330 Park Blvd. Tickets: $100-$175. (619) 232-1385.