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La Jolla’s Best Bet for events April 23-30

Concert Time

Aja Lee
Aja Lee

■ The sounds of Aja Lee — self-described as “soulful ukulele blues pop rock covered in creamy vocals” — can be heard at a free concert 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Buddhi Yoga studio, 7843 Girard Ave., upstairs. The concert is part of a monthly series of shows at the studio and will be live streaming online. ajalee.com/live_music

■ Drugs & Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases (DDTD) will host a jazz concert, JAM 2015, featuring San Diego jazz guitarist Peter Sprague and New York-based vocalist Nhojj, accompanied by world percussionist N. Scott Robinson, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Qualcomm’s Q Auditorium, 6455 Lusk Blvd. Tickets $30-$40 (tax deductible). (858) 405-1277. ddtd.org or supriya.gaitonde@ddtd.org

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Hazel Friedman
Hazel Friedman

■ San Diego’s “Best and Brightest” young musicians, including La Jolla resident Hazel Friedman, will shine at a free concert showcase, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at Jacobs Music Center Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown. Representatives from Civic Youth Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and San Diego Youth Symphony will perform. RSVP until April 24 here. (619) 235-0804.

Inspiring Floral Designs

Expressions in Art and Flowers
Expressions in Art and Flowers

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Village Garden Club of La Jolla presents its annual “Expressions in Art and Flowers,” with a preview event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Torrey Pines Christian Church Auditorium, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. Members’ floral interpretations of other members’ art, $20 non-members, members free. On Thursday, April 30, the show continues with refreshments, 9-10 a.m., program and meeting 10 a.m. to noon. Non-members $15, members, free. Reservations: vgclj.com

A Sight to See

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■ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego partnered with ArcLight Cinemas to present Art Night @ ArcLight, 7 p.m. discussion, 7:45 p.m. screening, Wednesday, April 29. Program will screen “Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui,” a documentary filmed over three years that provides an insider’s view of El Anatsui’s practice, as he spends thousands of hours laboring to convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Tickets: $15.50. ArcLight Cinemas, 4425 La Jolla Village Drive. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org/events/art-night-arclight

Wings of Freedom Tour
Wings of Freedom Tour

■ In honor of WW II veterans, The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will bring rare bomber and fighter aircraft for local living history display as part of 110-city nationwide tour, April 24-26, McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, 2210 Palomar Airport Road. Admission: $12 ($6 for children). (800) 568-8924. collingsfoundation.org

Special Events

■ The San Diego Veg Festival will host a Spring Celebration 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26 Naval Training Center, Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey Road. Speakers, exhibitions, demonstrations, vendors to support at plant-based, earth friendly lifestyle. Free. Schedule and information: sandiegovegfest.com

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La Jolla Shores Surfing Association (LJSSA) will host its annual Menehune Surf Contest Saturday, April 25 at La Jolla Shores beach for wave-riders, ages 18 and under. More than 150 participants are expected, surfing in longboard, shortboard and novice divisions. The first heats will get underway at 7 a.m., lasting through the day, until the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Free to watch. (858) 692- 5235. ljssa.org


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