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. ljcommunitycenter.org
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. lajollaunitedmethodist.org
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. ljathenaeum.org/music-lectures
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. jcompanysd.org
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. rhfleet.org
Time to Dance
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. sdmaritime.org
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. savewarrior.org or fathomevents.com/event/the-war-comes-home
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