La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: Jan. 7-13, 2016


All Kinds of Music

Robin Henkel will perform a concert of solo blues,

10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 9 at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. Henkel has opened for BB King, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, Livingston Taylor and more. Free. (858) 551-1707.

San Diego’s inventive choral ensemble SACRA/PROFANA will offer “Concentric Circles,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at San Diego Museum of Art’s Hibben Gallery, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. The program includes “Effortlessly Love Flow” (from Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Ecstatic Meditations”), as well as “Honest Music” by Nico Muhly (New Amsterdam Records). Tickets: $40-$50. (619) 232-7931.

In concert with the San Diego Symphony’s “Upright & Grand Piano Festival,” La Jolla Music Society presents Garrick Ohlsson on piano, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. The program includes Beethoven’s Sonata in A-flat Major and Fantasy in C Major “Der Wanderer,” a piece considered to be Schubert’s most technically demanding composition for piano. Tickets: $30-$85. (619) 235-0804. or

Mal’Akh Ensemble, an electro-acoustic project founded by the multi-laureate Mexican composer Felipe Perez Santiago, will create an eclectic sound that combines elements of traditional, avant-garde, folk, contemporary, rock, free jazz and improvisational music, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 at The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Tickets: $18-$28.

Mainly Mozart opens its 2016 season with a focus on Dvorak. The program will include “Terzetto in C Major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74” and “Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Wine reception precedes the concert. Tickets: $55. (619) 466-8742.

Art Lectures

Art historian Linda Blair returns to Athenaeum Music & Arts Library with a new lecture series, “A New Look at Impressionism,” 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 and 8 at 1008 Wall St. The careers of four painters will be highlighted — Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. Admission: $14-$19 per lecture or $60-$80 for the series. (858) 454-5872.

Movie Time

Film Noir Classics screen at La Jolla’s Riford Library, second Wednesdays. See “Mystery Liner” (1934), starring Edwin Maxwell and Noah Beery, 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Plan Ahead

The La Jolla Riford Library presents a new art exhibit, “Past and Prologue: A Retrospective Exhibit of the Works of (the late) Suzanne Geller and (the late) Georgeanna Lipe,” with current works from The San Diego Watercolor Society, Jan. 7-Feb. 8 in the Community Room, 7555 Draper Ave. An Artists Reception for the show will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. For more details, call

(858) 552-1657.

Lipe had a gallery on Girard Avenue and a number of her larger works hang in the La Jolla Country Club. Geller often exhibited in her gallery.

San Diego youth are invited to join Elmo and other “Sesame Street” friends at a free museum day with performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at The New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave. downtown San Diego. Characters will invite children to join the Everyday Heroes Club (an act of kindness is all it takes to become a member).

The Old Globe Theatre presents its third annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, Jan. 15-17 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. The festival kicks off 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. Free, but reservations are highly recommended at

(619) 234-5623.

Seussical, Jr.” brings to life some favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and more. J*Company junior theater stages this family-friendly production, matinees and evenings Jan. 15-31 at Garfield Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $18.

(858) 362-1348.