La Jolla’s Best Bets For Events

Craft Beer Collaboration

Curious about local craft beer? Westfield UTC presents its inaugural Uncasked neighborhood craft brew fest, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The self-guided beer tour will give attendees samples from eight different local craft breweries and culinary bites from Westfield UTC’s restaurants. Proceeds benefit non-profit San Diego Brewers Guild. (858) 546-8858. Tickets: $20 at

Child’s Play

La Jolla Library kicks off its quarterly single-subject art show, themed “The Child,” with a reception 2 p.m. Sunday,

April 6 at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibit will be on display until June. “The Child,” which received 90 submissions, features stunning images of children from local and visiting photographers. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday; 12:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Students Celebrate Art

The Children’s School will host a “great artist” reception, “Grande Finale,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at 2225 Torrey Pines Lane. The students engaged in a six-week in- depth study of artists (including Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Christo, Chihuly, and David Hockney) and then produced a piece of work inspired by what they learned. (858) 454-0184.

On the Way Out

April 6 marks the final day to view the “Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy,” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. Photos explore the philanthropic spirits of Virginia and Ellen Browning Scripps. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Wednesday. Free to Historical Society members, others $10. (858) 459-5335.

Opera Wednesdays

Starting Wednesday, April 9, the La Jolla Community Center will host an event for lovers of classic music. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., top performing artists will give unique insight into the world of opera. $10 donation at the door, food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Community Center and performers. (858) 459-0831.

Dancing El Fuego

To kick off its new Latin dancing classes for adults — including Flamenco, Argentine Tango and Brazilian Samba — Ooh La La Dance Academy, 7467 Cuvier St., is offering a month of unlimited dance classes for $39. The 30 days start on date of purchase. (858) 456-4500.

Music of India

Indian Fine Arts of San Diego will host its seventh annual Music and Dance Festival with varying concert times, April 8-13 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Line-up includes artists of both the Hindustani and the Carnatic traditions of music. Tickets: $25. (858) 457- 3030. Full schedule:

Floral Fantasies

Some 120 floral designers will interpret famous works of art from The San Diego Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection as exquisite floral displays for the 33rd annual Art Alive fundraiser, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13. Free for members and ages 6 and under, $20 nonmembers. (619) 696-1999.

Fantastic Five-some

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet (with violinist Kikuei Ikeda as special guest), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 1008 Wall St. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets: From $40. (858) 454-5872.