La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Nov. 17


Four Musical Interludes

Held in connection with the San Diego Museum of Art exhibit about Louis Kahn, “The Power of Architecture,” Art of Elan presents a Thanksgiving concert, “Defining Place,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at SDMA Gallery 16, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. The music will focus on concepts of place and origins. Tickets $50, with discounts. (619) 692-2081.

The “Great American Songbook” celebration concludes 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 with “More Facets of Love,” when baritone Walter Ritter joins Jacquelyne Silver for an evening of banter, sharing of musical history and a vocal and piano performance at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets from $17. Also at the Athenaeum, the free, noon mini-concerts conclude for 2016 (series continues in 2017) with jazz bassist Angela Pruitt, Nov. 21. (858) 454-5872.

A student classical music recital featuring 14-year-old piano prodigy Tyler Kim will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.Concert held by Advocates for Classical Music, which strives to keep classical music in the classroom. Free. (858) 553-2657.

Directed by Ken Anderson, the UC San Diego Gospel Choir combines hundreds of voices to fill Mandeville Auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs and gospel, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive on campus. Tickets $15.50. (858) 534-3448.

It’s All About Art

San Diego contemporary artists Nancy Torns, Pat Harris and Lisa Tear will showcase their latest works in the new gallery space of Mythos retail shop, 5636 La Jolla Blvd. An opening reception is 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and includes wine and light refreshments. Free. (858) 230-7704.

The Raiders of the Lost Art video series continues 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 with a spotlight on Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Cezanne’s “The Boy in the Red Vest” at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Through re-enactment, rare archive, and expert comment attendees will see how these treasures were looted, stolen or vanished into the archives. Free, $5 for members. (858) 459-0831.

The work of almost 20 artists make up the next exhibit at R. B. Stevenson gallery,California Group,” on display through Dec. 31. An opening reception is 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7661 Girard Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (858) 459-3917.

Extreme Weather Film

Raging wildfires, melting glaciers and swirling tornadoes (and how these powerful forces are colliding) are the focus of the new Fleet Science Center film “Extreme Weather,” with screenings daily this month, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. It was directed and filmed by Sean Casey, star of Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers.” Tickets $8.95. (619) 238-1233.

Run Off Those Mashed Potatoes!

San Diego Run for the Hungry returns Downtown on Thanksgiving Day, with a 5K and 10K, with proceeds going to food assistance programs at Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. 10K starts at 7 a.m. and 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. Meet outside Westfield Horton Plaza. Prices vary based on when participants sign up, starting at $37. More at:

Gobble Gobble Fun

Presented as an old-time radio show, the UCSD annual Turkey Calling Show is back, noon, Wednesday, Nov. 23 in the Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive at Library Walk. Learn turkey-calling techniques during a noisy afternoon filled with music, sound effects and stories. Kids welcome. Free. (858) 822-5758 or