La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, May 12

Of Musical Note

La Jolla Music Society presents Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer with David Finckel and Wu Han, co-artistic directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, in a two-performance chronological presentation of the complete Beethoven piano trio cycle at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St.

Part I, begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and includes Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1 (1797-95); Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2 (1794-95) and Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3 (1794-95). Part II will be 8 p.m. Saturday May 14, with the same artists performing Piano Trio in D-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” (1808); Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 (1808); Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke” (1810-11). Tickets: $30-$80. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org

Pianist Jacquelyne Silver will teach you how to appreciate music more deeply at the next “Keyboard Connections” concert event, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,1008 Wall St. Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/music-lectures

The 12 male voices behind Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer are considered a cappella singing at its best. They will take you “Over the Moon” during a concert of music inspired by the moon, spanning centuries and styles, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St. Included will be new arrangements of “Moon River” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Tickets $30. (858) 459-3421. sjbts.org

The Hausmann Quartet and the Maritime Museum of San Diego will present Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, 4 p.m. May 15 aboard the Berkeley, an 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay and is now docked at 1492 North Harbor Drive. Hear John Cage's String Quartet in Four Parts (1950), a view of the four seasons based in part on Indian philosophy, and Haydn's first quartet in the opus 20 series (Sun) and Sunrise Quartet op. 76/4. Tickets: $10-$25. (619) 432-2314. hausmannquartet.com

The final concert of the San Diego Museum of Art series, “By and By,” unites works by today's most exciting composers with more established repertoire for voice and string quartet performed by ensemble-in-residence Formosa Quartet 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 inside the museum’s Hibben Gallery, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: $40-$50. (619) 232-7931. artofelan.org

UCSD Art Reception

UC San Diego will host a closing reception for “Visual Arts @ 50: Art Into Life,” 3 p.m. Friday, May 13 at the Visual Arts Gallery, in the Structural & Materials Engineering Building, 9500 Gilman Drive, on campus. The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the department's foundation in 1967, with the exhibition “Object Type” featuring works by graduate students inspired by the productions of former faculty members. Free. (858) 534-2230. visarts.ucsd.edu

Explore Journaling

UC San Diego will present two free afternoons about journaling with matierials provided in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library, on campus. Janet Larson, author of “My Diary Unlocked,” will lead an hour-long journaling session at noon Friday, May 13, to help you “unlock barriers to a more mindfully aware, more personally fulfilling and peaceful way of life.” RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/my-diary-unlocked

Carin Wallace of the UCSD Bookstore will lead a collage-making activity for a 4x4 art journal, noon Monday, May 16 to “encourage you to create a little space to relax and get you started on that journey.” RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/art-journaling

Contemporary Art Auction

The Museum of Contemporary Art Auction 2016 will feature live and silent auctions of artwork selected by museum curators that will include paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper from emerging to established artists, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at 700 Prospect St. Find a list of artists and galleries participating at mcasd.org/events/art-auction-2016. Tickets are $100 for MCASD members, $125 for non-members. Gold Circle tickets are $250 for members, $275 for non-members. (858) 454-3541, ext. 162. artauction@mcasd.org

A Visit to Myanmar

Traveler and photographer Christa McReynolds will present a professionally photographed and narrated account of her 1998 trip to Myanmar (Burma), at the 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16 La Jolla Phototravelers Club meeting at 2404 Loring St. Photos include the 700 steps to Mt. Popa, a Irrawaddy River boat trip and colorful villages. Free admission, free parking, refreshments. Christam10@icloud.com

Bus Tours of UCSD

Explore UC San Diego’s architecture, public art collection, and learning neighborhoods on a free bus tour hosted by the UCSD Visitor’s Tour Program. The two-hour tours highlight the history of the university and its six colleges and other notable points of interest across the 1,200-acre campus. The next tours run 2-4 p.m. May 15 and June 26. A Green Building Tour showcases how the campus’s LEED-certified buildings use sustainable design techniques and energy-efficient strategies. The next “green” tour is 2-4 p.m. May 22. Tour are not suitable for children under age 6. RSVP: (858) 534-4414 or e-mail visitorsprogram@ucsd.edu

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