La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 17-24

Music in the Air

• Aizuri Quartet takes the Athenaeum stage 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21 as part of the Karatz Chamber concert series with Mozart’s Quintet in A major, K. 581; Yevgeniy Sharlat RIPEFG for string quartet; and Jean Sibelius’s String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56, “Voces intimae,” 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $40-$50. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/chamber-concert-series

• Luciana Souza performs for the Athenaeum jazz program, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets; $30-$35. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-tsri

The third in a four-part concert series that merges the latest medical science research with jazz and classical music performed by world-class musicians will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, The Salk Institute, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road. Vocalist Julia Bullock performs songs accompanied by Julliard grad Renate Rohlfing on piano. Geoffrey Wahl, a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory, discusses the new technologies that disrupt the growth of cancer. Tickets: $45. music.salk.edu

Swinging New Show

Written by La Jolla playwright Mark Sickman, “ROPE The Musical” takes the stage March 17-April 3 at Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 Tenth Ave., downtown San Diego. Respected hangman William Maledon wants to retire. His spouse Mildred, who enjoys the notoriety of being “the hangman’s wife,” resists. High Noon meets Virginia Woolf … and it’s all done to music. (619) 972-5663. Tickets $35. ropethemusical.com

Butterflies are Back!

The first group of butterfly pupae from South America is ready to spread their colorful wings and fly at the Superstars of Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Through April 10, see thousands of butterflies from more than 20 species flitter around in the walk-through aviary. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Included in Safari Park admission. 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. Tickets $50. sdzsafaripark.org

Special Events

• La Jolla Photo Travelers Club meets 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach, to discuss Christa McReynolds’ photos from “Epic High Arctic: Baffin Island with Greenland.” See Arctic scenery, polar bears, narwhals, the Inuit community of Arctic Bay, and the unique UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ilulissat Glacier. Free. christam10@icloud.com

Enjoy a night of Italian treats including a spaghetti bar, six Italian wines with tasting and background notes provided by expert Italian wine importer, Mike Kaufher, and fabulous entertainment, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $28-$33 includes food, tastings and valet. Wines available for purchase. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Art Attacks

Gods of Suburbia,” a new conceptual photography project by Dina Goldstein, is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism. See it at an opening reception, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St. Exhibit on display through April 30. (858) 459-0836. madisongalleries.com

A solo exhibition by artist Do Ho Suh features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations, to sculptures, works on paper, and video. An opening reception is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown San Diego location, 1000 Kettner Blvd. Exhibit will be on view until July 4. Admission: $10. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org

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