La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Oct. 29-Nov.5


Concert Time

Luminoso Quartet, comprised of Päivikki Nykter on violin, Francesca Savage on viola, Cecilia Kim on cello, and Robert Zelickman on clarinet will perform works by Gliere, Hindemith, Kodaly and Crusell, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will open its 2015-2016 season “Soundscape San Diego: Exploration and Remembrance,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, 9500 Gillman Drive. Steven Schick conducts Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Aleck Karis, followed by John Luther Adams’ 2014 Pulitzer piece “Become Ocean.” Tickets: $15-$29. (858) 534-4637.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Vicky Chow, best known for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs as part of the Fresh Sound concert series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at Dizzy’s, 4275 Mission Bay Drive. Program includes Steve Reich’s Piano Counterpoint and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, arranged for solo piano. Tickets: $15.

Chamber choir Point Loma Singers, will be joined by two jazz vocal groups in concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Free admission. Donations accepted.

Special Speakers

La Jolla Woman’s Club “Women in Leadership” speaker series continues 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 with San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman at the podium. The chief will discuss her career and civic engagement. Free, open to men and women. Light appetizers and a cash bar. 7791 Draper Ave. (858) 454-2354.

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents “Was the Holocaust unique or was it a catastrophe comparable to other genocides?” a lecture by Norman Naimark, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. or (858) 534-7661.

See It While You Can

X4 (times four) is on display through Nov. 1 at 1210 Gallery, showcasing the large contemporary paintings of four emerging artists and their distinct styles. A closing reception is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at 5745 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 831-8669.

La Jolla Gallery and Monarch Arredon Contemporary will exhibit works at ART SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5-8 at Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd. The much-anticipated show explores the ever-evolving San Diego landscape with this year’s theme of [META.MORPHOSIS]. Admission $20 advance, $25 at the door. Weekend pass $25 in advance, $30 at the door. VIP opening night 7 p.m. Nov. 5 (VIP tickets $75 advance, $85 at the door). Show times noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 8.

Ballet in Town

New York City Ballet MOVES, showcasing members from one of the world’s greatest dance companies, comes to San Diego 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, with works from the Company’s vast repertoire and live music played primarily by musicians from the NYCB Orchestra, San Diego Civic Theatre, 1130 Third Ave. Tickets: $20-$75.

Two Short Plays

North Coast Repertory Theater will present staged readings of two plays by Retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge H. Lee Sarokin, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. “The Molester?” is inspired by the charges against a retired Speaker of the House for child molesting; “The Race Card Face Up,” is inspired by true events. 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Free. (858) 481-1055.

Quoth the Raven

UC San Diego Library will celebrate Poe’s inspiration with a “Quoth the Raven” event 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Geisel Library, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Meet Moki the Raven from Project Wildlife while perusing a colorful survey of raven literature or listening to select poems. Free. (858) 822-5758.