La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, March 31-April 7
The San Diego Bluegrass Society brings two banjo masters, Alan Munde and Bill Evans, to San Diego for a free concert, 7:30 p.m. (opening act TBA) Friday, April 1 at La Jolla Christian Fellowship Church, 627 Genter St. Evans is the author of “Banjo For Dummies” and Munde’s career includes playing with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. (858) 679-1225. firstname.lastname@example.org
La Jolla Woman’s Club will host a performance by the locally, and nationally, renowned Mission Bay Preservationists (formerly the Mission Bay High School Dixie Jazz Band) at its 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 4 meeting, 7791 Draper Ave. The local performers have been invited to perform in New Orleans, too! Luncheon $30. (858) 344-7653.
While keeping his trademark soulful baritone at the forefront, singer-songwriter José James adeptly weaves elements of indie rock, folk, funk, blues, hip hop and R&B into “an experience journeying from desire to introspection and spiritual epiphany,” 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at The Loft at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. $18 general admission, $28 reserved. theloft.ucsd.edu▪
San Diego Symphony Jacobs Masterworks series presents “Midori Plays Tchaikovsky,” which opens with a chilling tone poem from Antonín Dvoŕák and closes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s final masterwork, the Symphonic Dances, 8 p.m. April 1-2 and 2 p.m. April 3. Program includes: Dvorak’s Midday Witch, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown. Tickets: $20-$96. (619) 235-0804. sandiegosymphony.org
Spotlight Series at The Auditorium at TSRI presents an evening of chamber music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 10620 John J. Hopkins Drive. The evening will feature four pieces: Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K.285b; DeBussy’s Syrinx; Francois Devienne’s Duo for Flute and Viola in C minor, Op, 5, No. 3; Beethoven’s String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1. Tickets: $58. (619) 239-0100. mainlymozart.org
The Great Artists program of The Children’s School, now in its 17th year, provides an opportunity for toddler to eighth-grade students to engage in an in-depth study of a specific artist over a six-week period. For The Grande Finale Exhibit, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, see the students work emulating Vincent van Gogh, 2225 Torrey Pines Lane. (858) 454-0184. tcslj.org▪
Works by photographer Philipp Scholz Ritterman – 17 large-scale images (some as wide as 8 feet) from China – are on display at Tasende Gallery through April 30 at 820 Prospect St. Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (858) 454-3691. tasendegallery.com
In honor of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, check out Tea with the Bard, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Selected Shakespeare readings along with complimentary tea, coffee, and scones provided by the Brick & Bell Café. Free, but reservations required: (858) 552-1657 or firstfoliosandiego2016.org
The San Diego Maritime Museum will host its fifth annual Chocolate Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3 on Harbor Drive near the corner of Ash Street. More than 15 vendors will offer samples. Adults can participate in the wine and chocolate pairings, as well as baking/cooking with chocolate demonstrations. Activities for children, as well. Admission: Adults $17, Children $9. (619) 234-9153, ext. 101. sdmaritime.org
Flower Power Class
Just in time for Passover, Chabad of La Jolla presents a women’s floral arrangement workshop 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 at 909 Prospect St. with designer Lorraine Enoch. Refreshments served. $36. RSVP: email@example.com
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