Five Cool Concerts to Catch
The Bodhi Tree Concert series continues with the Rob Thorsen Jazz Trio and guest trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and Steph Johnson of The Voices of Our City Choir, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Reception with the artists follows the concert. (619) 546-7660. bodhitreeconcerts.org
La Jolla Music Society presents Grammy Award-winning French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize-winner (given for a life devoted to the service of music), 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtwon San Diego. On the program: Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, the Hammerklavier.” Tickets: $28-$78. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
Join the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture for nights of jazz, blues and commentary in Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Garfield Theater, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. The evening’s focus is “Bop,” with film clips featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Lee Konitz, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and more. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and San Diego New Music present the first in a two-part concert series, “Displaced and Connections,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1. “Displaced,” presents a program curated by clarinetist Robert Zelickman; featuring Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin and viola; Paivikki Nykter, viola; and Elizabeth Brown, cello. 1008 Wall St. $20-$25. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/new-music
Jazz at the Athenaeum’s series concludes with vocalist and Rio de Janerio native Claudia Villela and pianist Kenny Werner, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
Kids: Be Our Guest!
Join JCompany for the youth adaptation of the tale as old as time, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” with all the original songs, matinee and evening shows, weekends March 3-18 at Garfield Theater, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $17-$19. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/jc
Listen and Learn
Two renowned anthropologists, James Moore (UC San Diego) and Richard Wrangham (Harvard University), will discuss “The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny,” at a CARTA Public Symposium, 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road. Includes different topics throughout the day and live online-streaming. Register: carta.anthropogeny.org/events/role-hunting-anthropogeny
The stories behind household La Jolla names such as Ellen Browning Scripps, Mabel Bell and Belle Baranceanu will be told by Gary Ferdman and Anne Hoiberg at “The Women Who Made La Jolla,” 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org
The Hemlock Society of San Diego will present a video screening and discussion of “Speaking of Dying: Living Deeply, Dying Well,” 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (619) 233-4418. hemlocksocietysandiego.org
Three Art Exhibits
California artists, photographer Robert Treat and scientist/watercolorist Adrianne Smits will exhibit work produced during their time as 2017 Artists-in-Residence for the Marjorie and Joseph Rubenson Family Endowment for Art and Science at Volcan Mountain, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3-11 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church’s library/gallery, 743 Prospect St. (858) 459-3421. sjbts.org
Four La Jolla artists are participating in the 55th annual Lenten Art Show at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Drive. Themed “In the Beginning,” there are pieces by Renata Spiazzi, Patricia O’Neil Gill, Joanna Potthoff and Cliff McReynolds, who contribute to the 56 works on display through April 1. Show hours are 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. (858) 273-1480.
Four La Jolla artists are participating in the 55th annual Lenten Art Show of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, themed “In the Beginning.” Works by Renata Spiazzi, Patricia O'Neil Gill, Joanna Potthoff and Cliff McReynolds contribute to the 56 works on display through April 1. See it 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 3502 Clairemont Drive. To see the show outside these hours, make an appointment by calling the church office (858) 273-1480.