La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, April 14

Suzuki students

With Music at Heart

Suzuki students (ages 5-15) perform on violin, piano, cello, harp and guitar, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. One number features more than a dozen violins! Freewill offering will support Suzuki scholarships and summer camps. Childcare provided. (858) 454-7108.

Riffs Studios continues its new Summer Concerts series, 7:30-9:30 p.m. third Fridays through October at 5510 La Jolla Blvd. The next show is Friday, April 15 with Gia George and Fast Heart Mart. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13 and younger. Capacity: 60 people. (858) 456-2477.

A Hollywood-themed concert series continues with Jacqui Silver at La Jolla Community Center, 6:30 p.m. the next two Thursdays: April 14, “Hollywood Goes to War,” with a look at how movies echoed wartime efforts and April 21, “The Magic of Music” Broadway musicals on the big screen, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $25 members, $30 non-members. (858) 459-0831.

To end its 2015-2016 season, the San Diego Early Music Society presents a concert of seven soloists of Collegium Vocale Gent directed by Philippe Herreweghe, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Program includes Lagrime di San Pietro by Orlande de Lassus. Tickets from $28. (619) 291-8246.

MozArt and the Grand Tour: From Rococo to Romanticism Art and Music in the Courts of 18th-Century Europe, presented by art historian and violin soloist Victoria Martino and the Musica Pro Arte Ensemble, continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $20 members, $25 non-members. (858) 454-5872.

Alex Greenbaum

Cellist Alex Greenbaum curates a program that highlights the music of Mexican composers crossing paths with New York. Piano trios by Mexican born and current Eastman School of Music professors Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez frame additional works by Feldman, Nancarrow, Revueltas, and Lisa Bielawa, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday April 20 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $20 members, $25 non-members. (858) 454-5872.

Musician Christopher O’Riley performs with the New York Chamber Soloists, 8 p.m. Thursday April 21 at UCSD Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive. the program will include Beethoven’s “Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11,” Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du soldat,” Bartók’s “Piano Sonata,” and “Contrasts,” and Ravel’s “Sonata for Violin and Cello.” Tickets: $36-$54. (858) 534-8497.

Flower Arranging Lecture

The La Jolla Garden Club welcomes floral designer Patsy Eppler at the 1 p.m. meeting Tuesday, April 19 at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Eppler will demonstrate how to prepare beautiful arrangements using flowers, succulents, vegetables and other accessories. Free. (858) 456-2285.

Patsy Eppler

Whale Watching Season Ends

The last day to experience the epic journey of gray whales with Birch Aquarium naturalists will be Sunday, April 17. The public is invited to participate in a cruise aboard Flagship’s Marietta with daily tours leaving from San Diego Bay: 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Bring warm clothing and binoculars. If you don’t see a whale on your trip, you’ll receive a voucher to come back on a later cruise. $40 weekdays, $45 weekends. RSVP: (619) 234-4111. or

Exploring Angkor temples

World traveler, author, photographer, and art expert Jim Richter will present the history and current status of the Angkor Temples, the largest religious complex in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the next meeting of La Jolla Phototravelers Club, Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. Free.

Angkor Temples