La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, March 10-17

Musical Offerings

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library continues the Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 with the Dover String Quartet at 1008 Wall St. Program includes Mozart's “Quartet in B-flat major, K. 458,” Henri Dutilleux's “Ainsi la nuit,” and Dmitri Shostakovich's “Quartet No. 2.” Tickets: $40-$45. (858) 454-5872.

The final winter musicale concert at Darlington House will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at 7441 Olivetas Ave., featuring the Torrey Pines Chamber Players, performing Ravel’s String Quartet, and cellist Omar Firestone playing Schumann and Brahms. Refreshments before the concert, conversation afterward. Tickets: $40, half-price for children. (858) 454-7625.

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Shakespeare’s death, the Baltimore Consort presents “The Food of Love: Songs for Shakespeare,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Courtly and popular songs and dances of the day will be interspersed with music referenced in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “As You Like It.” Tickets from $28.

Listen and Learn Lectures

The La Jolla Garden Club meets 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave., with guest Mel Resendiz from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers discussing the many exotic varieties of protea and how to grow them. Guests welcome. Free. (858) 456-2285.

Glorious Gardens: A Stroll Through Beauty and History” is the next lecture series from James Grebl, Ph.D., at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. He will discuss the French gardens in the Renaissance and Baroque eras, which took their cue from Italian designs, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 15; English gardens in the Renaissance, 7:30 p.m. March 22 and American garden design in colonial times, 7:30 p.m. March 29. Tickets: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.

La Jolla Historical Society presents a Historic Home Designation Workshop, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Wisteria Cottage’s Balmer Annex, 780 Prospect St. Learn what the city’s designation criteria is, how and where to conduct archival research, and how to write up your findings for city review. Fee: $15 members/$20 non-members. (858) 922-5162.

The Men's Club of Beth Israel of San Diego welcomes to its next dinner forum, Barry Graff to discuss Families and Family Business,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at 9001 Towne Centre Drive. A “Men Only” program, $15 with RSVP, $18 without. (858) 900-2598.

Multi-Media Presentations

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will present the fourth offering in its 61st season with a concert event featuring dancers, chorus, soloists, and film with orchestra, Steven Schick conducting, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. See and hear the documentray, “Gotham,” and the Stravinsky epic, “Persephone.” Guest stars Lux Boreal Dance Company and Alice Teyssier. Tickets: $18-$39. (858) 534-4637.

UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance presents three performances this week: The Venetian Twins in a comedic play, 7:30 p.m. March 10-12; “Rocks In Her Pocket,” an undergraduate theater piece, 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 12; and WinterWORKS, an undergraduate dance production, 7:30 p.m. March 10-12 in campus Theatre District off Scholars Lane. Tickets for each: $20. 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-3791.

Classic Car Show

The British Invasion has come to San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park with a new exhibit highlighting British automotive manufacturing since the 1930s. The museum’s annual fundraiser is centered around this exhibit, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at 2080 Pan American Plaza. The exhibit will run through May 31. Admission: $5-$9. (619) 398-0301.

Of Stage and Screen

The San Diego Foundation hosts an exclusive pre-release screening of the 2014 award-winning film “Imperial Dreams” with writer and director Malik Vitthal, 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 at Farmer & The Seahorse, Illumina Theater, 10996 Torreyana Road. A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles. Conversation and reception follows the screening. Free and open ages 18 and older. Space limited.

La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents a staged reading of “John Gabriel Borkman,” by Henrik Ibsen, 7 p.m. March 12 and 14 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. A disgraced bank manager who served a prison-term for illegal investment activities has now chosen to imprison himself within his own home since being released. Suggested donation: $10. (858) 459-0831.

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