La Jolla’s Best bets for events
Modern MovesLa Jolla Music Society closes its season dance series with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. The performance will feature two newly premiered works: “Concerto for Two Violins,” and an excerpt from “Writing Ground,” as well as “Resin,” set to Sephardic music. Tickets $20-75. (619) 235-9500.
Journey to North KoreaDavid Brezic and the La Jolla Photo Travelers Club invite you on a journey through North Korea 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, when Brezic shows photos from a trip that includes the Arirang Mass Games Festival where 100,000 people engage in dances and gymnastics. Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. email@example.com
Final Concert of the SeasonLa Jolla Presbyterian Church Concert Series (and 52nd season) will present “The Creation,” by Joseph Haydn, performed by the Chancel Choir and Orchestra, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the church sanctuary, 7715 Draper Ave. Freewill offering.
Opera in Little ItalyMembers of the San Diego Opera Chorus will perform with Point Loma Opera Theatre and the San Diego State University Opera Theatre as opening acts during the San Diego Sicilian Festival that opens 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18. San Diego Opera Chorus performs at 2:45 p.m. The festival spans the 1600-1700 block of India Street in Little Italy. (619) 469-2206.
Abstract ArtTimken Museum of Art presents two portfolios of prints by Russian abstract painter, designer, teacher and graphic artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, aka El Lissitzky. The exhibit opens Thursday, May 15. Free. The Timken celebrates International Museum Day, Sunday, May 18 with free themed tours and a gift with membership. 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 239-5548.
Afternoon of MusicFour local musicians — Wendy Loeb on violin (pictured), Fontaine Laing on piano, Janet White on cello and Glenn Vanstrum also on piano — will offer a free concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.
Opera Mash-up“Hoods,” a chamber opera by Carolyn Chen about women, wolves and war in a “mash- up” of Euripedes’ “Hecuba” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” will have its world premiere, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Experimental Theatre, 9500 Gilman Drive. Free.
Town Council MixerLa Jolla Town Council May Sunsetter will be packed with art and music, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Come meet your community leaders and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, local artists’ works and the Mission Bay High School Dixieland Jazz Band, Tickets: $5-$10. (858) 459-0831.
Sax-sationalThe all-female saxophone quartet, The Saxations, will present a family concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. They will showcase musical styles from jazz to classical and everything in between. Freewill offering. (858) 454-7108.
Jewish ArtsSan Diego REPeratory Theatre presents the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, May 20-June 18 at various locations. Kicking off the festival is a one-night-only performance of Una Nocha Yidishe, performing Latin and Jewish music, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way. $8. Tickets: (619) 544-1000. Schedule: