▪ 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. lajollalibrary.org
▪ 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. lajollasymphony.org
▪ 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. freshsoundmusic.com
▪ 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. jollaunitedmethodist.org
▪ 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
▪ 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. art-sandiego.com
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. ljms.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org