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La Jolla CommunityCenter Events

La Jolla Community Center will celebrate the dawn of 2016 with a potluck lunch, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Bring a favorite dish to share (or pay $10 if a member or $15 non-members) and come together to mix and mingle for a fun afternoon. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble’s first staged readings of 2016 will feature two, one-act plays in “Up on a Roof,” 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Free. (858) 459-0831.

Created by students Katie Kim and Brian King of the Oberlin Conservatory, “Duo Nouveau” is all about the classic and alluring combination of flute and guitar. Hear a performance, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Free, donations accepted. (858) 459-0831.

New Art Exhibit

In the first exhibit at its new home, Madison Gallery presents Lori Cozen-Geller and Jeff Kahm’s “Dynamics/Confluence” — an exhibit that explores the “inherent duality that exists between the artist and the viewer … through use of form, texture and material,” see it Jan. 23-Feb. 29 at 1055 Wall St. (858) 459-0836.

Myriad Musical Stylings

Jazz Piano Masters: A tribute to Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum and Bud Powell,” features pianists Joshua White, Helen Sung, Eric Reed; bassist Rodney Whitaker; and drummer Willie Jones III as part of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra’s Piano Festival, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Jacobs Music Center, 750 B Street, downtown. Tickets from $20. (619) 235-0804.

Torrey Pines Christian Church Concert Series presents a performance by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 in the Sanctuary at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. Free. (858) 453-3550.

An innovative four-concert series that merges medical science research with jazz and classical music kicks off 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 at Conrad Prebys Hall at the Salk Institute, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road. Hear 45 minutes of music, then a 15-minute research update by a Salk medical scientist, and then 45 more minutes of music. Tickets: $45. (858) 453-4100, ext. 2098 or

2012 Young Concert Artist winner Ji will make his La Jolla Music Society debut, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 in The Auditorium at TSRI, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Ji has achieved international recognition with his virtuosity. Tickets: $30. (858) 459-3728.

Mr. McGuire

Legendary basketball coach Al McGuire is remembered in Dick Enberg’s one-man play, “McGuire by Dick Enberg,” presented by North Coast Repertory Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26.

A former longtime NBC sportscaster and current Padres’ broadcaster, Enberg will offer a talkback after each performance at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $50. (858) 481-1055.