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La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: May 24

Danny Green takes to the stage May 25


Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents Danny Green, Julien Cantelm and Justin Grinell, 7 p.m. May 25 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Green’s original compositions blend jazz, classical and Brazilian elements. Advance tickets: $18-$23, at the door $25. (858) 459-0831.

Double bassist and conductor Matthew Kline presents his second UC San Diego recital, 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive at Russell Lane. Features Pierre Boulez’s “Le Marteau sans maître,” Wolfgang von Schweinitz’s “Plainsound Counterpoint” and Eva-Maria Houben’s “Romantische Streiflichter.” Free. (858) 534-3448.

The lecture series from Jacquelyn Silver, “The History of Music: An enthralling panorama of music from Babylon to the present” concludes with “The end of the Romantic Era and into the 20th Century,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454-5872.

Chano Dominguez (who made his Athenaeum debut in 2012) returns for the Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 in The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. The quintet includes flamenco cantaor (vocalist) Blas Córdoba, flamenco dancer Daniel Navarro, bassist Alexis Cuadrado and drummer/percussionist Henry Cole. Early reservations advised: $30-$35. (858) 454-5872.

Fans of Schubert compositions take note! Performers will play his music, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Program includes St. Davis’ Episcopal Church music director/pianist John Mark Harris, artistic director of the Finland Chamber Music Series/violinist Paivikki Nykter, and former UCSD faculty member/cellist Cecilia Kim. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Listen and Learn

Jewish Family Service of San Diego annual luncheon to support mental health awareness brings author/performer Judy Batalion to share her humorous and insightful account of hoarding, healing and effects of the Holocaust on four generations of women in her family, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, La Jolla Hyatt, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. Tickets: $60, with funds helping to eliminate the stigma of mental illness through education and outreach. (619) 508-0708.

Have you ever wondered how reporters come up with the news they publish? Or how to learn the difference between real news and “fake” news? For some answers, stop by “Breaking News @ The Library,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Discussion presented by the San Diego Press Club, San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Art in The Shores

La Playa Gallery introduces the impressionistic works of Krista Schumacher, its first artist-in-residence, showing her “Abstractions,” a body of oil paintings inspired by her recent move to La Jolla. Reception 5 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the gallery, 2226 Avenida De La Playa. The residency runs through June 22. (858) 454-6903.

Through May 27, see “Moods: The Romance of Art,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday at La Jolla Art Association, 8100 Paseo Del Ocaso. The pieces depict local artists’ interpretations of certain emotions. (858) 459-1196.

Summer at SeaWorld

SeaWorld’s new Electric Eel roller coaster will propel you forward and backward as you speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Then, prepare yourself as you rocket skyward nearly 150 feet, where you’ll brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as you reach the peak of the coaster before breathlessly returning to the station — 55 seconds later.

Complementing the coaster is a live eel habitat featuring a collection of California moray eels, located at the edge of the Ocean Explorer realm. It features large viewing windows where you see eels swimming and darting through the caves and crevasses. The ride is included with park admission. SeaWorld at 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego opens at 10 a.m. daily.

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