La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Jan. 28


A Range of Music

Celebrate National Kazoo Day 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive at Library Walk. Listen to chamber music for kazoo composed by UCSD alumni and see a collection of kazoos from many decades and many countries. Free admission (and free kazoo). (858) 822-5758.

“A Quintet of Quartets” continues at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library with the Telegraph Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at 1008 Wall St. The group won grand prize winners at the 2015 International Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Tickets: $40-50. (858) 454-5872.

The St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Choir will perform “Annelies,” the first major choral setting of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at 743 Prospect St. The teenager’s remarkable and penetrating observations, written while hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic, is the basis of its extraordinary and moving libretto. Tickets: $30, free to children and students, space permitting. (858) 459-3421, ext. 109.

“Dialogue,” an intimate duo concert featuring pianist Myra Melford and clarinetist Ben Goldberg, kicks off the winter series of The Athenaeum’s jazz program, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in the library’s Music Room, 1008 Wall St. Seating is limited, early reservations recommended. Concert tickets: $21-$26, the series costs $76-$96. (858) 454-5872.

Listen and Learn

Hear from two internationally recognized leaders in the field of integrative medicine, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 as part of the 13th annual Natural Supplements Conference in San Diego, hosted by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay. Tickets: $35. (858) 652-5400.

“Lederer on Language,” featuring San Diego Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer, will focus on the fates and feats of America’s early presidents, including election reflections, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets: $22. (858) 481-1055.

Actor William Shatner – Captain James Tiberius Kirk himself! – performs a laugh-out-loud one-man show chronicling his journey to becoming a cultural icon, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 28 at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. $46.50. Limited meet-and-greet tickets available (858) 570-1100.

International Dance

ArtPower’s season closes with Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug Dance Company’s performance “OQ,” 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Dancers from various cultural backgrounds draw inspiration from Japanese ritual poetry readings held at the Imperial Palace. Tickets: $28-$46. (858) 534-8497.

Art Talk

Claude Monet, the artist who many believe most fully embodies Impressionism, is the focus of art historian Linda Blair’s final two series lectures, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.

Concert for a Cause

UC San Diego will celebrate the 20th annual Lytle Scholarship Concert with jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and the Mambo Messengers, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. General admission is $50; military $40; students $10. Students from all schools are welcome. (858) 534-1507.