La Jolla’s Best Bet for events April 16-23

Art Events

■ The last chance to see two exhibits at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: “Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance” and “A Legacy of Art Loved: Gifts from Robert and Dorothy Shapiro” will be Sunday, April 19. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (open until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16). 700 Prospect St. Admission: $10, free for members. (858) 454-3541.

La Jolla Pen Women will host a workshop on storytelling, 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, Point Loma. The museum’s exhibit, “Tears of War: The Many Faces of Refugee Women,” will be discussed by curator Anne Hoiberg and exhibit designer Duane McGregor. Free. (858) 245-1677.

■ “Young Art 2015: Visualizing Music” features work by students in grades K-12 on display through May 26 alongside several works with the same theme from the San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent and library collections, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $4.50-$12. (619) 232-7931.

■ Original costume designs ranging from classic to wildly dramatic will showcase the talents of graduate students from The Copley Center for Costume Design and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television at the eighth annual Art of Fashion event, 7 p.m. Monday, April 20. Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: $55- $70. RSVP: (619) 261-9236.

Learn Something New

■ San Diego’s annual Holocaust Commemoration, one of the largest in the nation, will have a event at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19. The program, “From Auschwitz to Activism — 70 Years From the Holocaust,” will feature a performance, musical presentation, keynote speaker Steven Windmueller and a candle lighting ceremony. Free. (858) 737-7138.

■ Sea turtles are found in every ocean except the Arctic. How do scientists assess population sizes of these far-ranging, highly mobile animals? Find out at Birch Aquarium’s SEA Days program “Traveling with Turtles,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Admission: $12.50-$17. 2300 Expedition Way. (858) 534-3474.

■ “Healthy Eating, Healthy Living,” a three-part series with holistic nutritionist Karen Roth kicks off 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. “Controlling Sugar and Carb Cravings and Shopping Healthy and Economically” is the first topic. Admission: $5-$10. (858) 459-0831.

Concert Time

■ The Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI series concludes 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, with SFJAZZ Collective, an eight- piece group featuring alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Obed Calvaire. Tickets: $30-$35. The Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. (858) 454-5872.

Emerson String Quartet will perform 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at UCSD Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive (Russell Drive and Rupertus Way). Violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins have more than 30 acclaimed recordings, including nine Grammys. On the program will be Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387; Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No.2 in C major, Op. 36 and Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132. Tickets: $31-$54 ($12 UCSD students). (858) 534-8497.