La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, May 19


Four Concert Programs

Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski will present an evening of piano, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $15. (858) 459-0831.

Three days later, Wnukowski will perform a family-friendly concert 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Wnukowski will demonstrate and play the harpsichord, piano and organ. Piano selections will include Chopin and a suite of pieces specifically for children. Complimentary admission/freewill offering. (858) 454-7108.

La Jolla Music Society closes its 2015-16 season with a special event featuring the MozART group, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. The artists of the MozART group are four instrumentalists who graduated from renowned music academies in Warsaw and Łódz. Program to be announced. Tickets $30-$85. (858) 459-3728.

Pianist and lecturer Jacquelyne Silver presents the last two concerts in her “Keyboard Connections” series, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 19 and 26 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. On May 19, learn “how to listen” to music and on May 26, Waltwer Ritter joins in for a repertoire of Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, and Beethoven, along with Broadway songs. Tickets: $17-$21. (858) 454-5872.

Student Musical

J* Company Youth Theatre presents “Once On This Island,” through May 22 at Garfield Theatre in the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. A musical based on Rosa Guy’s novel “My Love, My Love: or The Peasant Girl,” it’s a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale “The Little Mermaid.” Matinees amd evenings. Tickets $16-$18. (858) 362-1348.

Science Fun for Families

Science Fiction, Science Future,” the latest exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, brings the science of the future into the present when it opens 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and more. Exhibit on display through Sept. 5. Admission: $16.95-$19.95. (619) 238-1233.

Time to Dance

La Jolla Community Center presents a dinner dance featuring John Cain and KatieCat, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Start the evening with a buffet dinner among friends and prepare to dance the calories away with the vocal styling of John Cain. Tickets $22-$26, include dinner, dessert, one beverage ticket. (858) 459-0831.

Ooh La La Dance Academy presents an evening burlesque and cabaret (with cocktails, live music and comedy) at the annual Parisian-style showcase, 10:15 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey St. 21 and older show. Tickets: $35. (858) 456-4500.

Pirates Party

Aargh! Pirates will invade the Embarcadero 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the weekend of May 21-22 at 1492 North Harbor Drive with costume contests, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, live parrots, mermaid grotto, music and a pirate scavenger hunt. Kids and adults who dress as pirates or mermaids get $2 off admission. $17 adults, $9 children. (619) 234-9153, ext. 101.

When ‘The War Comes Home’

During a one-night event in theaters nationwide, “The War Comes Home: The new battleground,” will screen 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 24. The two theaters in San Diego screening the show are Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio North and Mira Mesa 18, 10733 Westview Parkway. The film follows the journey of two young men as they came home from war and their transformation through the Save A Warrior program. Tickets: $15. or