La Jolla Light Best Bets for Events: Oct. 25

Three Concerts

After a year-long hiatus, family friendly concerts come back to La Jolla United Methodist Church, with Courtly Noyse, a talented group of six performers, bringing a blend of humor, imagination and versatility to the performance of Renaissance music, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Complimentary admission/freewill offering. 6063 La Jolla Blvd. lajollauitedmethodist.org

Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Melissa Morgan returns to San Diego to perform the best-loved tunes that highlight the Great American Songbook, at La Jolla Community Center’s Fourth Friday Jazz Series, 7 p.m. Oct. 26. She is joined by Sam Hirsh and Alex Frank. $18-$23 in advance, $25 at the door. 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Flutists Jean Lewis, Elena Yarritu, Marion Garver, Vanessa Gwynne, Yoshitaka Sato and harpist Sophie Graf present a study of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 5” in concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The movement is considered “the declaration of his love to Alma.” Suggested donation $10. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Listen Up!

$500 is at stake for two winners (for $1,000 total) at the 2018 Poetry & Art Series, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado. There will be an adult winner and youth winner (17 and younger) for one original poem read and/or performed. There will also be three $50 People’s Choice prizes, chosen by the audience by secret ballot. Event is free to Institute members, $6 to nonmembers, at the door. poetryandartsd.com

Space is the Place” is the theme of the three-part, art-and-music lecture series presented by Charissa Noble, 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The series will trace the influence of scientific imagination on art and music from the 1900s to the present. $30-$45 series, $12-$17 individual. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/special-lectures

Do you believe that your mind can be read? Lior Suchard does. Considered to be one of the world’s greatest mentalists, Suchard routinely reveals the innermost thoughts of even the most skeptical audience member with his mind-blowing, mind-reading performances. 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. $75 includes meet & greet after the performance; $55-$60 others. (858) 457-3030. sdcjc.org

On Stage

For one night only, North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “Rest, In Pieces,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. With love, laughter, and a little sarcasm (OK, maybe a lot), a son and his parents test the strength of the familial bond in a “what if” scenario as we watch how death affects a family when one member is removed. Free. northcoastrep.org

Marking the 20th anniversary of the murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble performs “The Laramie Project” 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The Laramie Project is a powerful, transcendent and somehow ultimately hopeful story of an American town in the wake of a terrible hate crime and tragedy. Eight actors play more than 50 characters. $10 suggested donation. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Art to be Seen

In celebration of National Color Week, Fresh Produce Clothing at 1147 Prospect St. will feature the works of artist Harrison Howard on its walls. A reception is noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Harrison is known for his colorful, whimsical works of art. harrisonhoward.com

The first total retrospective of the works of an iconic photographer, “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty” is on view at Museum of Photographic Arts through Feb. 17, 2019, at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park. Penn (1917-2009) is known for his fashion, portrait and still-life images that appeared in Vogue magazine. Admission based on donations. (619) 238-7559. mopa.org

The first showing at the newest art gallery in La Jolla, Little Bench Center, is now on view and features paintings from five local and internationally acclaimed artists that explore “the wondrous blue, what we love, and whimsy.” Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily at 1298 Prospect St. Suite 1U. (858) 712-0052. littlebenchartcenter.com

‘Darkest Hour’

Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the midst of his decision to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight, screens 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

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