La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Classic Cars on Display

■ San Diego Automotive Museum recently unveiled the exhibit “Balboa Park, 1915 & 1935,” which will be on display until March 27. The show features a 1909 Tourist, 1910 Cadillac Demi Tonneau, 1913 Pierce Arrow (pictured), 1913 Cadillac, 1915 Overland, 1915 Saxon, 1915 Model T Runabout, 1917 Smith Flyer, 1922 Hupmobile, 1930 Lincoln, and a 1932 Plymouth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. Admission: $4-$9. (619) 231-2886.

Tickets for Two

■ L.A. Noir Unscripted is a stage production that mixes the dark and seedy side of the 1940s with improvisational sketch comedy. It’s a night of shadowy tales featuring dangerous ladies and trenchcoated gents all performed without a clue — except for audience suggestions, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Tickets: $25. (858) 481-1055.

■ French pianist Alexandre Tharaud premieres a new recital, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tharaud is heralded for his brilliantly conceived programs and best-selling recordings that range from Bach, Chopin, Rameau and Ravel, to music inspired by Paris cabarets of the 1920s. Tickets: $40- $45. (858) 454-5872.

It’s the FBI!

■ Kiwanis Club of La Jolla hosts a special meeting with FBI Special Agent James Verdi, a certified bomb technician in the San Diego Field Office, noon, Friday, Jan. 30. A buffet lunch will be served from 12-12:30 p.m., club business from 12:30-1 p.m., followed by a 30-minute presentation by Verdi. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $15. RSVP:

Science Series Starts

■ Ever wonder what would happen if you took a leaf blower to a roll of toilet paper? Or try to break a metal pipe with water? Find out at the Don’t Try This At Home series of interactive programs that explore the messy, crazy side of science, daily through May 10. Starting Jan. 31, the Tinkering Studio offers an extension of the show with even more experiments. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets from $14.95. (619) 238-1233.

Wildlife Woes Dissected

■ Hillary Young, Ph.D., will discuss “Of Mice and Men: Effects of Wildlife Loss on Ecosystem and Human Health,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at The Bishop’s School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. Young is a Bishop’s graduate, class of 1997, and a guest of the Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture series. Free.

Piano Classics Concert

■ Nikolay Khozyainov will perform Arabesque in C Major, op. 18 (Schumann); Etude No. 5 “Feux follets,” “Apres une lecture du Dante,” “Rhapsodie Espagnole” (Liszt); “Pavane pour une infante defunte” (Ravel) and Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 28 (Rachmaninoff), 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Sherwoood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. A prelude lecture by Steven Cassedy begins at 7 p.m. courtesy of La Jolla Music Society. Born in Blagoveshchensk, a city in Russian Far East in 1992, Khozyainov began to play the piano at age 5. He studied at Central Musical School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (1999-2010). Tickets: $30-$80. (858) 459-3728.