La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Jan. 14-21, 2016


All About Art

Deep Mind: Technology And The Human Condition,” with works by Los Angeles-based Christina Leta and Robert Michael Jones, will be on display Jan. 16 to Feb. 27 at Monarch Arredon Contemporary Art, 7629 Girard Ave., Suite C2. Opening public reception, 6 p.m. Saturday Jan. 16. RSVP Requested. (858) 454-1231.

Art history lecturer Linda Blair continues her series “A New Look at Impressionism,” 7:30 p.m., Monday Jan. 18 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Although Manet is called the “Father of Impressionism,” he was not an Impressionist at all, but an extraordinarily inventive (almost revolutionary) artist. It was his daring work that attracted other avant-garde painters to his leadership. Admission: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.

In response to the current “San Diego Collects” exhibit, which features a selection of works from private San Diego collections, students from University City High School’s ArtsTECH Academy’s English Language Arts classes developed original works that will be exhibited 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541. Free.

In the decades following World War II, those who studied under architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built a fabulous array of structures in La Jolla and San Diego. The exhibit, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: The Taliesin Apprentices,” frames this remarkably rich portfolio of work with architectural drawings, photographs and ephemera, that demonstrate the power of Wright’s influence. On view noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 17. La Jolla Historical Society, 780 Prospect St. Free. (858) 459-5335.

In Remembrance

The 28th All Peoples Celebration, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 18 at the Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd. Hosted by Alliance San Diego, the event includes speakers, performers and representatives from social justice


Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver will perform “Fantasticus: Extravagant and Virtuosic Music from 17th-century Germany,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at St James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. The concert is part of the San Diego Early Music Society’s 2015-2016 season and features works by Weckmann, Buxtehude, Vierdanck, Bertali, Pachelbel, Legrenzi and Schmeltzer. Tickets: $10-$35. (619) 291-8246.

La Jolla Music Society presents two celebrated musical masters, violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Emanuel Ax, performing works by Mozart, Fauré and Richard Strauss, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. The concert is offered in association with the San Diego Symphony’s Upright and Grand Piano Festival. Tickets: $30-$105. (858) 459-3728.

Listen and Learn!

With 2016 being an election year, Congregation Beth Israel Men’s Club will host a dinner forum on “The presidential election and candidates, state primaries and causes,” with Al Korobkin. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 9001 Towne Centre Drive. This program is open to the San Diego community. A buffet dinner will be served. Tickets: $15 with an RSVP, $18 without. (858) 900-2598.

La Jolla Garden Club will host floral designer Michele Spence at its next meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Spence will discuss “East Coast Meets West Coast in Floral Design” and demonstrate four arrangements with an emphasis on conservation. After the program, the arrangements will be raffled off. Free. (858) 456-2285.

Artist Marion Wong and translator Edith Jonsson-Deveillers will join poet Elizabeth Yahn Williams in celebrating their book, “Haiku for an Artist,” 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 at the Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, Point Loma. A light lunch will be provided. Donations accepted. (858) 245-1677.