La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, May 26


Concert Experiences

Josh Charney is a performer, composer and improviser, pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Integrative Studies from UC San Diego. Hear him in a free piano recital, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive (off Russell Lane). Next up is UCSD graduate Yiheng Yvonne Wu presenting a Dissertation Recital, 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the Experimental Theater. Wu’s program will include: “Carvings for Flute and Voice,” “Duet in Magenta” and her project “Dreams of a Young Piano.” Free. (858) 534-3448.

Saluting the late, great artist, the Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents a “Special Tribute to David Bowie,” 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., featuring pianist Mike Garson and flutist Lori Bell. Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres and free valet. Doors open at 7 p.m. $18-$23 in advance. $20-$25 at the door. (858) 459-0831.

Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and the Alexander String Quartet present two programs to showcase Wagner’s “Wesendonk Lieder,” Mahler’s “Rückert” and “Kindertotenlieder,” and the “Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday,May 29 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $56-$66 series, $30-$35 single shows. (858) 454-5872.

Holocaust Journeys

The 2015-16 Holocaust Living History Workshop series continues with compelling authors, films, and other events highlighting the diverse “Holocaust Journeys” of survivors and others recounting their personal stories. Tom Segev speaks about “Living with the Holocaust,” 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 at UCSD Calit2 Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive (off Voight Drive). (858) 534-7661.

Chicana Art

Women’s Museum of California presents “Shoulders to Stand On: Remembering the Chicana Activist Narrative,” June 3-July 31 with a grand opening, 5 p.m. Friday, June 3 at 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Liberty Station. Meet the California women who turned aspiration into a movement. Free. (619) 233-7963.

On Stage

For one night only, the National Conflict Resolution Center and The Old Globe Theatre present Anna Deavere Smith in “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education,” 7:15 p.m., Monday June 6 on The Old Globe’s Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets: $25. (619) 234-5623.

Family Friendly Shakespeare

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The Old Globe Theatre and San Diego Public Library present Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition, 2 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. It’s a family-friendly event to introduce ages 6-8 to Shakespeare’s language through familiar lines of Hamlet. Other activities for children of ages. Free, RSVP required: (858) 552-1657.