Art Best Bets

La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Sept. 27

Three Art Exhibits

The newly opened Ravean Aaron Gallery will present “Canvas Meets Camera,” a fine art exhibition that blends the oil on canvas works of Krista Schumacher and the fine art photography by Ravean Aaron. A reception for this exhibit is 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at 1020 Prospect St. raveanaaron.com

Tokyo native and San Diego resident Rex Yuasa — who has shown in Japan and across the United States — brings his colorful new paintings to the RB Stevenson Gallery in, “Resplendent.” The show is on view through Oct. 13 at the 7661 Girard Ave. gallery. Free. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com

Featuring the works of local oil and watercolor artist Gwen Nobil, and oil and acrylic painter Caroline Morse, “Saints, Sinners and Spaces Between” portrays clowns in costume, religious figures and landscapes. It opens Oct. 1 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibit will be on view through Nov. 30. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

There’s Music in the Air

Featuring selections from Hollywood’s “Golden Era” to modern-day cinema favorites, Pacific Coast Chorale will present Silver Screen, a concert of songs written specifically for films. Think “Moon River” to James Bond tunes and everything in between, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Tickets: $15. pacificcoastchorale.org

Cathy Blickenstaff (flute), Laura Vaughan (harp) and Paivikki Nykter (violin and viola) — in concert as the Trio Arpavioluta — bring the works of Leclair, Dubois, Cui, Dorff and Debussy to La Jolla Library, 3 p.m. Sunday Sept. 30, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Grammy-nominated Jazz recording artist Sacha Boutros will do things “her way” when she brings her selection of Frank Sinatra songs to the Fourth Friday Jazz Series. She will be joined by Mika Zlatkovivh, 7 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. concert Sept. 28 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $18-$23 in advance, $25 at the door. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Music lecturer Jacquelyne Silver delves into “The Beginnings of Opera” throughout the month of October, starting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. In this first installment, she talks about “the Florentine Camerata in Florence during the Renaissance proposed the idea of merging drama with music and called it opera.” Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

Presented in partnership with Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative, Taiseer Elias, Menachem Wiesenberg and Hillel Zori perform together in an “Encounters” concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $25-$30. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org

‘Blithe Spirit’ at NC Rep

Noel Coward’s ghostly comedy “Blithe Spirit,” is on stage through Sept. 30 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. A socialite novelist, an eccentric medium, an unforgiving ex-wife and a shrewish spouse create supernatural hijinks in this world-class comedy. Tickets from $42. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org

12 Days of Italian Film

The 2018 San Diego Italian Film Festival returns Oct. 3-14 to showcase the best of Italian film and culture, including a kick-off party, film screenings and a gala at venues across San Diego. New this year is a short independent films showing before main films. Tickets $12 per movie. Schedule: sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com

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