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Theater

Baldwin New Play Festival UCSD Department of Theatre presents this festival featuring four plays and one staged reading. Closes April 25. The Forum Theatre and Arthur Wagner Theatre at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (858) 534-4574,

theatre.ucsd.edu/season

“The Complete History of America (abridged)” San Diego Repertory Theatre presents the comedic retelling of our country’s history. Opens April 17, closes April 26. The Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza. (619) 544-1000,

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www.sdrep.org

“Opus” The Old Globe presents a West Coast premiere of this production, which portrays a string quartet that finds it tough to find harmony offstage. For mature audiences. Closes April 26. Arena Stage at the James S. Copley Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 23-GLOBE,
www.theoldglobe.org

“Rabbit Hole” David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places. Closes April 26. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055,

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www.northcoastrep.org

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“RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles” Broadway San Diego presents an event for music lovers that covers the Fab Four from their beginnings through the psychedelic late 1960s and their long-haired hippie days. Opens April 21, closes April 26. Balboa Theatre, 3666 Fourth Ave. (619) 564-3000,

www.broadwaySD.com

“Working” The Old Globe presents this portrait of the American landscape. Closes April 26. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. $53-$79. (619) 23-GLOBE,
www.theoldglobe.org

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Music

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Australian Chamber Orchestra The orchestra starts its nine city tour in La Jolla. April 19. Program includes works by Haydn, Rameau and Haas. St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla.

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Calexico with Bartender’s Bible 9 p.m. April 17. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $18-$20. (858) 481-8140,

www.bellyup.com

Fly This jazz trio performs. 8 p.m. April 18. The Neurosciences Institute, 10460 John Jay Hopkins Drive. $25-$30. (858) 454-5872,
www.ljathenaeum.org

San Diego Jewish Music Festival Professional musicians will perform music from around the world. Through May 12. David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. $14-$30. (858) 362-1348,

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Simone Dinnerstein La Jolla Music Society presents a concert by pianist Simone Dinnerstein. 8 p.m. April 17. Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 459-3728,
www.lajollamusicsociety.org

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Soiree for Music Lovers Program features works by Corelli, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. 8 p.m. April 19. Mandeville Recital Hall at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (858) 534-3229.

Art

“Among the Stones” Abstract art by Sunna Bohlen. Through June. Salk Institute, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. (858) 453-4100, ext. 1882.

CowParade The exhibition features life-sized fiberglass cows - designed and painted by local artists - that are placed on display in public spaces. Through June. Throughout the La Jolla Village and UTC areas.

www.cowparadelajolla.com

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“Dark Plus Cold” The works of Jan van Munster are on display. Through May 9. Quint Contemporary Art, 7739 Drury Lane, La Jolla. (858) 454-3409,

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“Faces and Places of La Jolla” The original artwork of Victoria Polyak, an award-winning La Jolla artist and art educator, is now on display. Through May 15. La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. (858) 552-1657.
“Figurative Masterpieces” This collection of works celebrates the human figure. Through April 30. Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery, 7932 Girard Ave., La Jolla.

www.cosmopolitanart.com

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“Jasper Johns: Light Bulb” This exhibit brings Johns’ light bulb sculptures and related drawings and prints together. Through May 10. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-3541,

www.mcasd.org

“The Third Country/El Tercer Pais” Jim Brown of Public Architecture + Planning will present the first in a series of exhibitions studying the border between San Diego and Tijuana. Through May 9. Athenaeum Music Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Free. (858) 454-5872,
www.ljathenaeum.org

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Young Art 2009 More than 150 artworks from local students will be on display. Opens April 18, through May 31. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 232-7931,

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Family

Fascinating Fluorescence Birch Aquarium presents this program that lets families get up-close to corals, jellies and anemones, which all absorb light and emit a soft glow. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. (858) 534-FISH,

aquarium.ucsd.edu

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Odds Ends

“Animated Activist” ArtPower presents a screening and post-screening conversation with director Brett Morgen and multi-media artist Michael Trigilio. 7 p.m. April 16. The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (858) 534-8497,

www.artpower.ucsd.edu

Author Talk: Richard Farson Local author Richard Farson will discuss his book, “The Power of Design: A Force for Transforming Everything.” 5 p.m. April 22. La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. (858) 552-1657.
“Body Worlds The Brain - Our Three Pound Gem” Dr. Gunther von Hagens brings anatomy to the public. Through Oct. 4. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado. (619) 255-0217,

www.sdnhm.org

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Film: “The Secret Garden” The story of a young girl named Mary Lennox who is sent to live in England with her uncle. She discovers a bedridden cousin, a secret garden and much more. 12:30 p.m. April 18. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado. Free. (619) 238-7559,

www.mopa.org

Head to Toe Women’s Expo Local and regional lifestyle experts will give interactive presentations during this three-day event. Guests can enjoy shopping and pampering while Chef Bernard Guillas from The Marine Room does a cooking demo. Fitness experts will be on hand to give tips on how to get in shape for summer. April 17-19. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.
www.headtotoewomensexpo.com

Wedding and Event Showcase The US Grant is hosting a wedding showcase featuring vendors such as La Jolla’s M Bride, Bloomingdales, Tiffany Co., Tory Burch, Hugo Boss and more. 12 to 4 p.m. April 19. The US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway. RSVP to
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Relay For Life The American Cancer Society is hosting a 24-hour relay race to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research, programs and services. During the event, members of each team take turns walking or running laps. April 18-19. Rimac Field at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (408) 832-0688.

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23rd Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts Featuring artists, gourmet food, music and live entertainment. June 20-21. Genesee Avenue and Regents Road in La Jolla. (858) 456-1268, a href="

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Recreation

Relay For Life The American Cancer Society is hosting a 24-hour relay race to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research, programs and services. During the event, members of each team take turns walking or running laps. April 18-19. Rimac Field at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (408) 832-0688.

Coming Up

23rd Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts Featuring artists, gourmet food, music and live entertainment. June 20-21. Genesee Avenue and Regents Road in La Jolla. (858) 456-1268,