La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for Events: June 1
Something to See
Artist/architect James Hubbell has a selection of his works in “That Which Must Be Hidden,” through July 23, at the gallery/library of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. View stained glass, paintings and sculptures. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves, will lead a conversation with Hubbell’s son, Drew, about art and its environment, 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 9. (858) 459-3421. sjbts.org
“Visual Jazz,” a solo exhibition of 20 original works on canvas by San Diego county native Chor Boogie, closes June 3 at Monarch Arredon Contemporary, 862 Prospect St. Vivid colors and multidimensional designs reverently embrace classic figures of jazz maestros. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. (858) 454-1231. monarchfineart.com
“Mother, May I?” a group exhibition featuring new works by GRRRL Art Collective closes June 4 at Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St. See 10 artists’ meditations on the struggle between fulfilling historical ideologies of female domesticity and choosing to pursue one’s own path. Free. (858) 354-6294. thumbprintgallerysd.com
Fashion Meets Physics
The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination will present an evening with Sir Roger Penrose, the celebrated English mathematician and physicist, as well as author of numerous books. His talk is titled “Fashion, Faith and Fantasy and the Big Questions in Modern Physics,” a book signing will follow, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 5 at Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas, UC San Diego, 302 International Lane. Admission: $10 (students with ID $5). Pangea Parking Structure is nearest the auditorium. Short-term permits for purchase from kiosks. (858) 534-6875. imagination.ucsd.edu
History of Handbags, Girlfriends!
Women’s Museum of California explores “One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags” at its new fashion history exhibit, June 2 to July 2 at 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #103, Liberty Station, Point Loma. Hours: Noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. See how women’s lives have shaped the fashion of handbags through a collection from the 1850s to the 1950s. (619) 233-7963. womensmuseumca.org
Farrell Family Jazz summer concert series opens with the Chris Potter Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. NYC-based Chris Potter Quartet, features Potter on tenor sax, David Virelles on piano, Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Series: $76-$96, single tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-the-athenaeum
Local artists will take to the stage to retell the works of singer, songwriter, actor and director Jacques Brel at the next Bodhi Tree Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. This cabaret concert will benefit the Tariq Khamisa Foundation’s Forgiveness Project/Restorative Workshop to stop teen violence. Tickets: $20 (students & military $10). bodhitreeconcerts.org
The Mainly Mozart spotlight chamber series has its La Jolla opening, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John J Hopkins Drive. Wine reception precedes the show. Hear Mozart’s “Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 296,” Jake Heggie’s “The Work at Hand,” and Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2.” Performers include: Deborah Nansteel, mezzo-soprano; Tereza Stanislav, violin; Andrew Shulman, cello; Anna Polonsky, piano. Tickets: $58. (619) 239-0100. mainlymozart.org
At Balboa Park
The Vine Affair is a stylish celebration of wine, art, beer, artisan food and live entertainment where five of Balboa Park’s museums will host unique art installations and more, 6 p.m. Friday, June 2. Tickets from $65, designated drivers tickets $35. thevineaffair.org
San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society’s summer sale, show and auction is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4 in Room 101 and the courtyard at Casa del Prado. Free. sdcss.net
How do little organisms yield big discoveries? Find out at La Jolla Riford Library’s “Model Organisms: A Bio Lab Workshop,” 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at 7555 Draper Ave. For ages 10-18, this hands-on workshop has young scientists probing model microbes. Free. (858) 552-1657. Registration required: lajollalibrary.org
Write Out Loud concludes its 2016-2017 season with a staged reading of short stories and poems themed, “The Open Road,” 7 p.m. Monday, June 5 at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. Tickets $20. (619) 297-8953. writeoutloudsd.com
The West Coast premiere of “The Old Man and The Old Moon” runs through June 18 on the Shiley Stage at The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. For this fable, the PigPen Theatre Co. takes audiences on a marvelous, mythical sea-faring journey. Free post-show forum with cast and crew, June 7. Tickets from $29. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org
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