La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Oct. 22-29


Musical Evenings

■ New York Baroque Incorporated is a conductor-less orchestra of young players led by violinist Monica Huggett who perform on period instruments, focusing on a wide range of 17th and 18th-century repertoire. Hear them in concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at St. James by- the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. tickets: $10- $35. (619) 291-8246.

■ With a focus on Carl Nielsen (Denmark, born in 1865), Victoria Martino and James Lent continue their concert series celebrating milestone anniversaries of major Northern european composers, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. $30- $35. (858) 454-5872.

To the Future!

■ “Balboa Park, the Future,” the final exhibit in the San Diego Automotive Museum’s tribute to the 2015 centennial, features displays of automotive advanced technologies, concept design and presentations about what the driving experience will be in the next generation. Admission: $9. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. (619) 231-2886.

■ Want to build a robot? UC San Diego students will host a three-day workshop on how to build and program a robot, which can later be entered in a competition hosted by UCSD, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23; 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. Sign up here

All About Art

■ Madison Gallery presents “Vasana,” a new collection of monumental works by multi-disciplinary Polish canadian artist James Verbicky, known for his mixed-media works using vintage paper and resin, on exhibit Oct. 24-Dec. 31 at 1020 Prospect St., Suite 130. (858) 459-0836.

■ A new Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego seminar series, “Sessions in Contemporary Art: 10 X 4 (Ten Contemporary Artists by Four Curators),” offers a close look at 10 contemporary artists whose work has emerged or become prominent in the last decade. The series kicks off 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the museum’s 700 Prospect St. campus. Series continues Tuesdays through Nov. 17. $20 per session, $60 series. (858) 454-3541.

Special Events

■ For the 26th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival mid-season event, “Very Semi-Serious” will screen 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 executive Drive. This behind-the-scenes documentary looks at the world of The New Yorker cartoons and cartoonists vividly bringing to life a beloved part of the magazine. Ticket cost TBA. (858) 362-1348.

■ The American Society of Anesthesiologists-sponsored Run For The Warriors 5K and 1-mile run/walk will be Sunday, Oct. 25 from South embarcadero Park, 200 Marina Park Way in downtown San Diego. Proceeds benefit Hope For The Warriors, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, the family unit and hope for servicemembers and military families. $40.

Seasonal Surprises

■ The ultimate tale of good and evil comes to life with a full-cast reading of Robert Louise Stevenson’s classic “Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at Old Towne Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego notables Fran and Jessica John Gercke, David Mcbean, and Geno Carr round out the cast. Tickets $20. (619) 297-8953.

■ What happens when horror and comedy come together (and then go off the rails)? “Horror Unscripted!” Impro Theatre’s comedy troupe presents a play in the style of a 1980’s horror movie. Tickets: $25. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana beach. (858) 481-1055.

NYC Ballet in Town

■ La Jolla Music Society opens its season with a New York City Ballet MOVES performance, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at San Diego Civic Theatre at 1130 Third Ave., downtown San Diego. MOVES stars some of the principals, soloists and members of the NYCB corps de ballet in a selection of works from its vast repertoire. The dancers are accompanied by music played primarily by NYCB musicians. Tickets $20-$75. (858) 459-3728.