Art Best Bets

La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: March 22

There’s Music in the Air!

French pianist Pierre-Yves Plat reinterprets classical masterpieces of Bach, Chopin and others into jazz, ragtime, boogie, salsa and disco. He will begin his U.S. tour 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

The 28th annual Athenaeum Music & Arts Library chamber concert series concludes with Jordan Dodson and guest Wanchi Huang performing a “rare” program of classical guitar and violin, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 at 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $40-$45 individual. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/chamber-concert-series

The award-winning Rob Thorsen Trio will perform a mix of classic jazz, Latin, original compositions and more at the Fourth Friday Jazz series concert, 8 p.m. March 23 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $18-$23 in advance, $25 at the door. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

KatieCat & Cain will provide the background sound for the La Jolla Community Center Dance Party, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. KatieCat & John Cain live in South America and have been on a month-long musical performance tour of the USA. This will be their final show before heading back to South America. Tickets: $15. Limited seating, RSVP: (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

San Diego Opera’s Opera on the Concourse, a series of free lunchtime concerts on the San Diego Civic Concourse with the stars of San Diego Opera’s season, concludes with “Florencia en el Amazonas,” noon, Thursday, March 22, C Street between First and Third avenues, downtown. The 45-minute concerts feature arias, duets and ensembles from operas and musicals, picked by each of the performing artists, accompanied by piano. sdopera.org/engage/opera-on-the-concourse

Art of Elan’sMusical Pathways: An Exploration of the Human Soul,” will feature a commission by a Tijuana-based musician and partnership with San Diego Museum of Art. “Lessons in Fragility,” will be performed 7 p.m. March 27 at the museum’s Gallery 16, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: $50. artofelan.org

The international award-winning British vocal quintet Apollo5 will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. ‘With a Song in My Heart’ brings to life a diverse program of sacred choral music, spirituals, traditional melodies, jazz standards and pop songs all presented with versatility and charm. $30. 858-459-3421. sjbts.org

Klezmer (a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe) and gospel will collide when the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture hosts The Klezmatics with special guest Joshua Nelson in “Brother Moses Smote the Water,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 (in honor of both Passover and Easter), Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $35-$75 in advance, $40-$80 at the door. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/boxoffice

 
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Wellness Discussion

Dr. Walter Cohen, osteopathic physician at Guarneri Integrative Health Inc., with discuss “Osteopathic Medicine: Non-Pharmacological Approach to Pain, Health & Healing,” 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, 6919 La Jolla Blvd. Enter at back. Free. RSVP: (858) 459-6919.

Springtime Fun!

La Jolla Recreation Center’s Spring Activity Week, for ages 2-10, will feature three days of fun, 10 a.m. to noon, March 26-28. The first two days it’s all about arts and crafts, and day three includes a reptile show and ice cream social. Cost: $5 per child, per day. 615 Prospect St. (858) 552-1658.

Movie Time

The thrilling story of Chelsea “Sully” Sullenberger’s heroic landing of a US Airways plane on the Hudson River in New York in 2009, as portrayed by Tom Hanks, comes to La Jolla when “Sully” screens (with free popcorn), 2 p.m. March 26 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

The Homeless Chorus Speaks” is a new documentary by La Jollan Susan Polis Schutz that highlights the Voices of Our City Choir and the work it is doing to help alleviate homelessness in San Diego. See it at a public screening, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday March 28 at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Ave., downtown. Q&A with the director and producer and a performance by Voices of Our City Choir follow. Free. It also airs 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 on KPBS-TV. voicesofourcity.org and ironzealfilms.org/homeless/

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