La Jolla’s Best Bets for events May 22-29
Gallery Pops UpAaron Goulding, whose photography can be seen in the La Jolla Village Visitor Information Center, hosts a grand opening of a new pop-up gallery, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25. Goldfish Point Café, 1255 Coast Blvd. Garage 3. Free. (714) 612-5060.
Art Grads’ ExhibitUniversity Art Gallery at UC San Diego presents “Elective Affinities: MFA Graduate Exhibition 2014,” opening reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 (exhibit runs through June 27). Features work by 16 students. 9500 Gilman Drive. Free. (858) 534-2107.
Trick Your EyesWhen viewing the new exhibit at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, you literally won’t believe your eyes! “Illusion: Nothing is as it seems” playfully blends psychology and optical illusions in 20 exhibits through Jan. 11, 2015. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets $11-$13. (619) 238-1233.
Wine & Chocolate BenefitWhat could be better than an evening of wine and chocolate? Wine and chocolate for a cause. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, the Pantai Inn will host a tasting with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. 1003 Coast Blvd. $25. (858) 224-7600.
Let Your Hair Down!Christian Youth Theater San Diego’s production of “Rapunzel,” a musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, comes to the Pacific Beach Middle School Theater, 7 p.m. Friday, May 23; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Advance tickets $15, $18 at the door. 4676 Ingraham St. (619) 588-0206.
Sax at SupperCusp Dining & Drinks invites guests to enjoy the smooth sounds of the Bill Shreeve Trio 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 as part of its new Supper Club at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive. Dinners begin at 5 p.m. (858) 551-3620.
Youth Chamber ConcertSan Diego Youth Symphony’s (SDYS) advanced Chamber Orchestra String Quartet will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. The concert will also feature soloists and chamber groups that excelled in SDYS’s Balboa Park program. (619) 233-3232.
Cartoon ConversationThe Authors at the Astor Program presents Jennifer George (pictured) speaking about her book, “The Art of Rube Goldberg (a) Inventive, (b) Cartoon, (c) Genius,” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $8-10. (858) 362-1348.