Art Best Bets

La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 3

There’s Music in the Air

Key of She presents “Book of Hours: Songs of Women,” a mix of classical, contemporary, jazz and traditional music, with selections by Schubert, Lauridsen, Narverud, Ramsey, Moore and Morrison, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Donations accepted. keyofshe.org

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents the fifth concert of its 63rd season, “Vectors,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Mandeville Lane. Pieces by Arnold Schoenberg, Olivier Messiaen, Hannah Lash, Toru Takemitsu and Igor Stravinsky. Tickets $35. (858) 534-4637. lajollasymphony.com

Chamber and choral music from Armenian composers create a historical tour in “Voice of Armenia,” 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Krounk string quartet, ensemble Musica Vitale perform Free. (858) 552-1657. musicavitale.com

Hausmann Quartet’s third season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, continues 4 p.m. May 6 with “Anniversaries,” celebrating pieces composed in 1988 and 1788, at Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, downtown. Tickets: $10-$50 in advance, $12-$60 at the door. $40 Package deal for museum/concert admission. Series: $80-$160. (619) 432-2314. hausmannquartet.com/haydn-voyages

Green Flash concert series returns to Birch Aquarium starting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 with Jumping Jack Flash, a Rolling Stones cover band (replacing Wild Child, originally scheduled), 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets: $44 at the door. (858) 534-3474. aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/events/green-flash

Let’s Talk Art

This & That,” a collection of recently excavated pieces that came to light by artist Richard Allen Morris (when he moved studios after 34 years), are on display through May 5 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com

‘This and That’

Renowned San Francisco-based botanical artist Tiffanie Turner talks about her process to create large-scale paper sculptures, which are shown in museums and galleries worldwide, at “The Fine Art of Paper Flowers Talk and Demo,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

The latest “Dialogue in Art and Architecture” lecture series focuses on “Mexus: Cross-Border Citizens,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Robert Pincus moderates a panel with UCSD professors Teddy Cruz (public culture and urbanization) and Fonna Forman (political theory). Free. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

Tuesday Night Comics host Mark Christopher Lawrence

Laugh It Up

Tuesday Night Comics, an R-rated night of humor, returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre, 7:30 p.m. May 8 as Mark Christopher Lawrence hosts musical guest John Brooks and the San Diego Jazz Quintet, opening act Brian Aprille, featured act Karen Bankhead, and headliner Danny Villalpando. Tickets $25, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org

Swing It, Ella!

Mark Cantor’s “Giants of Jazz on Film,” lecture, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 in the Garfield Theater at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, concludes with screenings of Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan and others performing the works of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and other masters of American song. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org

What Just Happened?

Got a short attention span? The fifth annual 5-Minute Short Play Festival brings brevity and creativity to the stage, 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $16-$20. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org

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