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La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Feb. 5-12

Museum Month is on

For museum month, Feb. 1-28, participating museums in San Diego offer 50-percent off admission to residents. Museum Month participants can pick up a free pass at any local Macy’s store. La Jolla museums include La Jolla Historical Society, Birch Aquarium and Museum of Contemporary Art. Additional participating museums and more information at sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month

Six Concerts Set

Cellist Maya Beiser last performed with the orchestra in 2007.
Cellist Maya Beiser last performed with the orchestra in 2007.

■ 1) Internationally acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser will perform with La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. On the program: Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul — a cello concerto written for Yo-Yo Ma, and Khse Buon — a piece for unaccompanied cello by UCSD composer Chinary Ung. Tickets: $15-27. (858) 534-4637. lajollasymphony.com

■ 2) Mainly Mozart’s 19th winter-spring Spotlight Chamber Music Series will kick off 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 with a trio of concerts featuring violinist Erin Keefe, cellist Ronald Thomas and pianist Adam Neiman. Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets: $55. (619) 466-8742. mainlymozart.org

Ross Karre

■ 3) Fresh Sound San Diego, a concert series that avoids the mainstream, will bring Ross Karre to San Diego, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. His program, “Opera with Objects,” is comprised of several works from the last 50 years involving objects as a means of containing (or liberating) larger worlds of perception. Tickets: $10-15. (619) 987-6214. freshsoundmusic.com

■ 4) Kevin Hays and his New Day Trio will make a rare West Coast appearance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 when they perform at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Hays is considered one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

Jeannie Cheatham

■ 5) In honor of Black History Month, international jazz legend Jeannie Cheatham presents a treatise on Kansas City Blues with live music, storytelling, and recently rediscovered video, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Free. (858) 822-5758. spaulson@ucsd.edu

■ 6) Clarinet player Phillip Lipton will perform the music of Benny Goodman — and pair it with classical compositions for solo clarinet, with a Spanish flavor, including waltzes and a flamenco piece — 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Book Signing

■ A book signing with local author Sid Shapira, “Danny Dog — A rescue dog finds his forever home,” (based on a true story) is set for noon Sunday, Feb. 8 at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. (858) 926-8695. dannyrescuedog.com

Time for Comedy

■ Tickets are expected to sell out for the “Laugh-In Live” stand-up comedy show, held in connection with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Laugh-In. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Stars comedians Eric Andre, Byron Bowers, Neil Hamburger, Ever Mainard and Dynasty Handbag. Tickets: $20. 21 and older event. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org/events/laugh-live

Four Stage Shows

■ 1) UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance Winter 2015 will present Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Venus,” the story of a girl from South Africa known for her large posterior who tours the United States as part of a freak show to show off her ... assets. Parks became the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in drama, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4-7, Shank Theatre, 9500 Gilman Drive, UCSD. Tickets: $10-$20. Contains brief nudity. (858) 534-4830. theatre.ucsd.edu

■ 2) The San Diego Ballet presents “Sweet Synergy Suite,” an original ballet that incorporates Afro-Cuban, Latin and Be-Bop Jazz rhythms featuring a performance by local jazz icon Charles McPherson, 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza, 79 Broadway Circle, downtown San Diego. Tickets: $30. (619) 544-1000. sandiegoballet.org

Cotter Smith reprises his role as sports giant Al McGuire in Dick Enberg’s play, ‘McGuire.’ Courtesy photo

■ 3) “McGuire,” the larger-than-life tale of Hall of Famer basketball coach Al McGuire written by Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg, takes the stage 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Talkback with Enberg follows. Tickets from $50. (858) 481- 1055. northcoastrep.org

■ 4) San Diego Junior Theatre presents the premiere of “The Flight of the Lawnchair Man,” the story of Jerry Gorman, a regular guy from New Jersey who just wants to fly. Jerry soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and 400 helium balloons, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6-15, Roosevelt Middle School, 3366 Park Blvd. Tickets: $11-$15. (619) 239-8355. juniortheatre.com

'The Marvel Experience'

Marvel In It

■ Want to get personal with the heroes (and villains) of Marvel? Then check out The Marvel Experience when it comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Feb. 7-22. As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest recruit, you’ll swing with Spider-Man, smash with Hulk, fly with Iron Man and more than 20 Marvel characters in next generation hyper-reality. Tickets: $24.50-$29.50. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. themarvelexperiencetour.com

Browse for Bargains

■ St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is gearing up for its 83rd annual White Elephant Sale, Feb. 6-8. Sale kicks off 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday with $20 first-choice admission. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission. Sunday noon to 3 p.m., with free admission and half-off everything. Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. and the St. James Van Schaick Room, 743 Prospect St. Benefits non-profit organizations. (858) 459-3421. sjbts.org

‘Cancer’ Documentary Debuts

■ “The Cancer Mirror,” a personal documentary about supporting a terminally-ill loved one, will have its San Diego premiere at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Filmmaker Sophie Tuttleman, who grew up in La Jolla, lost both of her parents to cancer. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/sdjff