La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 3-10

Cellist Ashley Bathgate

Concert Times

Fresh Sound brings New York based cellist Ashley Bathgate for both acoustic and electronic sets, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. $15. (619) 987-6214.

UC San Diego presents two international musical performances on campus this week. Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania takes the stage 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3 at UCSD’s Price Center East Ballroom. Tickets: $30. The award-winning Meccore String Quartet from Poland performs 8 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Tickets: $36-$54. 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-8497.

The Athenaeum’s jazz program concludes its annual winter series with Michael Blake Tiddy Boom Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the Music Room, 1008 Wall St. Seating is limited. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872.

Twenty years since the release of his debut album, visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter of artistic and personal growth with the release of the Grammy-nominated “BLUESAmericana.” Celebrating the release, Keb’ Mo’ performs in a La Jolla Music Society debut, 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown San Diego. Tickets $25-$75. (858) 459-3728.

Family-friendly Stage Shows

Follow the yellow brick road to the CYT San Diego performances of “The Wizard of Oz,” featuring La Jolla resident Nickolas Alexander Aiello as the Cowardly Lion. Evenings and matinees, March 4-6 and March 11-12. Pacific Beach Middle School, 4676 Ingraham St. Tickets $17 in advance, $19 at the door.

J*Company Youth Theatre’s ‘Annie Warbucks’

J*Company Youth Theatre presents “Annie Warbucks,” the follow-up to the musical “Annie,” through March 13 at Garfield Theatre at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $16-$18. (858) 362-1348.

Night in the Village

Many businesses near Prospect Street will offer specials for La Jolla Nights, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 4.

See all that the La Jolla has to offer at the first La Jolla Nights of 2016, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 4, when more than 10 businesses on and near Prospect Street, will showcase their wares and offer specials. See the full line-up of promotions at

Educational Events

The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is a 10-day educational experience including interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The week kicks off with its largest event EXPO Day at PETCO Park, Saturday, March 5. Free and open to the public. Schedule and information at

EXPO Day at PETCO Park

In connection with La Jolla Preservation Week (March 10-17), La Jolla Historical Society presents an architecture lecture: “Bungalow to Early Modern: Select Master Architects of La Jolla” with Ione Stiegler, principal Architect with IS Architecture, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage/Balmer Annex, 780 Prospect St. Free and open to the public. (858) 922-5162. Sign-up required:

Hawks, parrots, owls and reptiles will gather for the expanded Family Day, part of San Diego Audubon’s 20th annual Bird Festival. Get to know local wildlife in a new way and take in a larger footprint of interactive activities to engage minds of all ages and learn the top places for spotting unique feathered friends in La Jolla, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in Marina Village, 1936 Quivira Way. Free and open to the public. (858) 273-7800.