La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Nov. 9

Exhibition Openings

Hunt Slonem, best known for his neo-expressionist works featuring butterflies, bunnies and tropical birds, presents “In Two Worlds,” with an opening reception, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Madison Galleries, 1055 Wall St. The reception will feature a book signing by the artist. The exhibition continues through Jan. 11. (858) 459-0836.

The Women’s Museum of California explores how women across the ages have gone to extreme measures to alter their looks, often in painful ways, in order to conform to beauty standards of the time. “Beauty or Torture,” runs through Jan. 28 at the Museum, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, in Liberty Station, Point Loma. Admission: $3-$5. (619) 233-7963.

The art exhibit “Traveling On” features the work of Greg Chapman, Jessica Newman and Ryan Tannascoli and opens with reception 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at La Playa Gallery, 2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla Shores. The show continues through Jan. 5. (858) 454-6903.

Stitchbacks,” with works by the Paradise Textile Artists art quilt critique group, is on display through Dec. 8 at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. It opens with a reception, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. “Stitchbacks” shows a range of nature intrepretations, sometimes literally using photo transfers and realistic fabric choices, and sometimes taking artistic liberties with hand-dyed fabrics in wild and crazy colors. (619) 668-3281.

On the Big Screen

Experience being aboard a modern carrier at sea in the new giant-screen film “Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas,” screening exclusively at the Fleet Science Center, starting Nov. 10, with multiple shows daily at 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets $19.95 with discounts. (619) 238-1233.

Listen Up

In the Judge H. Lee Sarokin tale “Traitor or Patriot,” two friends (government employees) take opposite views about disclosing corruption that they discover during the course of their work. The play asks which of the two is the hero or villain and whether leakers of classified information are traitors or patriots. See a staged reading of this work, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055.

In the course of relating their life histories, Holocaust survivors mention the film “Schindler’s List” both in regard to their own story of surviving the Holocaust and as they reflect on the differences between experience of the past and its narration. Hear from these stories, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 with “Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List” with Rutgers University professor of Jewish Studies Jeffrey Shandler at Geisel Library, UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive (at Library Walk). Free.

Four Concerts of Note

Grammy and Golden Globe winning Kitaro comes to La Jolla as part of the “Kojiki and the Universe Tour,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Garfield Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Concert features time-lapse images intertwined with real-time films provided by and in cooperation with Kyoto University’s Astronomy Professor Kazunari Shibata, NASA, and The Hubble Space Telescope. Tickets from $55.

Pianist and singer Bruno Leone highlights the melodies and stories from Broadway’s greatest musicals including “Kiss Me, Kate,” “The King and I,” “My Fair Lady,” “Gypsy,” “West Side Story” and more at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454-5872.

Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s jazz program presents its annual fall series, featuring a celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday. René Marie & Experiment In Truth perform, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets $30-$35. (858) 454-5872.

La Jolla Music Society presents legendary pianist Richard Goode in a program of works by Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Schoenberg, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, Sorrento Valley. Tickets $30-$80. (858) 459-3728.

Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

William Shakespeare’s tragic romance “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Old Globe veteran Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, takes to the stage Nov. 11-19 on the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets $19. (619) 234-5623.

Beer Week’s Big Event

San Diego Beer Week concludes with the popular (and often sold out) Beer Garden, noon, Sunday, Nov. 12 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road. Each of the 14 participating chefs is matched with two breweries to collaborate on a culinary offering, paired with a choice of two beers. Tickets $85.

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