La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: Nov. 8

The Hausmann Quartet

Concerts to Catch

The Hausmann Quartet’s “Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime,” series concludes 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, downtown San Diego, with “Journeys on the Voyager,” a showcase of musical selections sent into space in 1977. Tickets: $10-$50 in advance, $12-$60 at the door. $40 for museum and concert admission. (619) 432-2314.

Hear the most iconic works by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and more, when Bruno Leone presents “America’s Popular Music: The best of the best,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. His performance is part concert/part storytelling. Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454-5872.

San Diego Master Chorale (SDMC) teams with chamber soloists San Diego Baroque for a musical excursion to France, performing vocal works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), and instrumental works inspired by his music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St. Concert free to ages 12 and younger, $10 seniors (60+), military, students; $25 adults; $40 premium seating, buy online or at the door.

The 2018-2019 San Diego New Music concert season kicks off with “Disparate Voices,” curated by Batya MacAdams-Somer and Bonnie Lander, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 454-5872.

Part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s inaugural Arts + Ideas season, the Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $33-$38. (858) 362-1348.

Travel the world without leaving La Jolla when international vocalists perform songs in Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish, English, French, Italian and more at “A World-Wide Musical Show,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. (858) 459-0831. or

It’s All About Art

Ligne Roset hosts a launch party for a new collection by La Jolla painter Krista Schumacher, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at 7726 Girard Ave. with wine and appetizers. Exhibit features contemporary oil paintings, and will rotate in and out as they are sold, through May 2019. Free. RSVP:

Artist Krista Schumacher and her work Courtesy

LA-based multimedia artist Zackary Drucker — known for her large-scale photographs that break down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing — is the next guest of the Russell Lecture series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Price Center at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive (at Matthews Lane). $5 for students and seniors; and $15 for non-members. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Staged Reading

San Diego Actor’s Theatre presents “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Della makes cakes, not judgement calls. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiance is actually a fiancee, Della’s life gets turned upside down. Features Bill Barstad, Yolanda Franklin, Alexis Park and Patricia Elmore Costa. Tickets: $10.

Helpful Hike

Join dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their family and friends in telling skin cancer to take a hike, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Moonlight State Beach, 400 B St., Encinitas. Money raised from American Academy of Dermatology’s Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! event will provide access to life-saving skin cancer screenings, permanent shade structures for children, sunscreen dispensers in outdoor recreation areas, and public education on how to prevent and detect skin cancer.

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Food Guru Visits

Three-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, Dorie Greenspan, discusses her newest book “Everyday Dorie” and invites readers into the kitchen of the woman The New York Times hails as a “food guru.” The book talk, “Dorie Greenspan at our Table” is 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $15-$18. (858) 457-3030.

Mozart in Motion

The Bishop’s School’s performing dance group’s fall concert, “Orbiting Amadeus,” uses Mozart’s music to examine his life in two shows per day at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10. Sixteen student-dancers, accompanied by live music, will perform 90 minutes of nonstop movement at 7607 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $10. (858) 459-4021.

Race Season Returns

The racetrack will be back in full stride when Del Mar Fall Racing Festival kicks off 11 a.m. (first post 12:30 p.m.) Friday, Nov. 9. Thoroughbred racing, food and beverages, concerts and more over the four-day weekend, including Veteran’s Day (Monday, Nov. 12), 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $6 admission. The fall race season runs through Dec. 2. (858) 755-1141.