La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for Events: May 31

Got Time for Art?

La Playa Gallery introduces the impressionistic works of oil painter, Krista Schumacher, as the gallery’s first artist-in-residence. Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday, June 1 at La Playa Gallery, 2226 Avenida De La Playa. Schumacher’s residency will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through June 22. (858) 454-6903.

Through June 17, “Bodies in Trouble” presents the work of 10 graduating artists in the Master of Fine Arts program at UC San Diego. Many of the works react to the ever-increasing coding and disciplining of bodies along lines of gender, race, legality and economic status. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown location, 1001 Kettner. (858) 454-3541.

In “Life Becomes Art,” Victoria Martino delves into the work of Koloman Moser (1868-1918), a co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, an artist collective that prefigured the Bauhaus. Works include books, magazines, posters and postage stamps, to fashion, stained and blown glass, porcelain, ceramic, tableware, silver, jewelry and furniture, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.

Paws & Pints

Gimme five! The fifth annual Paws & Pints La Jolla fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at The Lot, 7611 Fay Ave. Proceeds benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society and The FACE Foundation. Live auction, silent auction, raffle with art from local La Jolla artists, and hotel, winery, museum and brewery packages, and more. RSVP:

Short Film Fest

La Jolla Film Festival, organized by Jacob Ohara from La Jolla High and Clarke Eastman-Pinto from The Bishop’s School, will part the curtain 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at La Jolla High School Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. A maximum of 10 films will screen, each under eight-minutes-long, created by young filmmakers with the theme “flowers.”

What’s Under the Sea?

Get an up-close look at the creatures you see in local tide pools at “Under the Sea and the Scope,” 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Handle live sea stars and urchins, observe development under a microscope and more. Recommended for ages 10-18. Free. (858) 552-1657. Register:

Music in the Air

Opera Night concert features Salvador Padilla and Anna Belaya and is dedicated to the most famous arias and duets, 7 p.m. Friday, June 1 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $40. Tickets at the door if not sold out. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

Mainly Mozart presents pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Alexander Kerr, violinist Nathan Olson, violist Paul Neubauer and cellist Christopher Costanza in concert, 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John J Hopkins Drive. Program includes Mozart’s “Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478” and Elgar’s “Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84.” Tickets: $58. (619) 239-0100

Listen Up!

Without Warning,” by La Jollan Thomas C. Sanger, was selected as one of the books of the year from more than 200 submissions by local authors at San Diego Central Library. Sanger will give a talk 1 p.m. June 2 at Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. His book tells the story of a passenger liner sunk by a German submarine in World War II through tales of heroism and sacrifice involving six passengers, the ship’s chief officer and U-boat commander. Free.

Experience Write Out Loud’s staged reading of “The American West,” 7 p.m. June 4 at Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. Each program explores specific themes by weaving a variety of stories, poems and sometimes music, together into a literary tapestry. $25 with discounts. (619) 297-8953.