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. Shoppers will find furniture, housewares, clothing, Christmas decor, books, toys, jewelry, and items for infants and children.
Proceeds benefit causes sponsored by the United Methodist Women. More than 100 volunteers will work the day of the sale. At the end of the day, members of Scout Troop 506 will help clean up and return the church campus to its “normal” mode for Sunday worship. (858) 454-7108 t lajollaunitedmethodist.org
Latin American Tunes
Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand joins La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in a program of Latin American music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego. Choral Director David Chase will conduct “Malambo” by Alberto Ginestera, followed by the West Coast premiere of “Intrada 1631,” an expanded processional by composer Stephen Montague. Maria Guinand will conduct the second half in two works for chorus, orchestra and soloists Osvaldo Golijov’s “Oceana” and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Chôros No. 10.” Tickets: $29-$15. (858) 534-4637 lajollasymphony.com
Music to Inspire
Annie Moses Band will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. The band’s music is a complex blend of classical, jazz and folk, with a touch of Celtic thrown in. Freewill offering. (858) 729-5511. ljpres.org/concert-series
Writer to Discuss Vatican
Warwick's and The University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences will present former Rome bureau chief of the Catholic News Service, John Thavis, discussing and signing his New York Times bestseller, “The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church,” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at USD's Shiley Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. Tickets: $20, includes copy of The Vatican Diaries. warwicks.com
Torrey Pines Chamber Players will perform string sextets and rarely heard works by Brahms and Dvorak at the historic Darlington House, Olivetas Ave. 2 p.m. March 9, Champagne/wine reception. Tickets: $40, includes valet parking. (858) 454-7625.
Kids’ Art Workshop
Alice Wang hosts The Art Interact program with various drawing and craft projects, 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 7 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.
Benefit for Jazz Education
Bay area jazz vocalist Shanna Carlson will perform a benefit concert for SoCal Jazz Society and its Department of Artists In Residencies, which provide an in-school 12-week program for elementary students, master classes and private jazz music education, 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. No host wine bar. Tickets: $20 at the door. (619) 857-5487.