La Jolla’s Best Bets for events Nov. 13

The Art Scene

■ Library exhibit opening: See how colorful California can be at the La Jolla Riford Library Art Gallery winter exhibit “Colors of California: Paintings by Erin Hanson.” This exhibition by award-winning landscape artists will run through Jan. 31 with a public opening reception 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 7555 Draper Ave. Free to view during library hours. (858) 552-1657.

■ Contemporary art lecture: Take a closer look at the major movements that defined the art of our time at MCASD La Jolla’s “Sessions in Contemporary Art,” 5 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 18. Topic: “Installations: From the Gallery to the Garden.” Led by Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo, Associate Curator Jill Dawsey, Assistant Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge, and the David C. Copley Director and CEO Hugh Davies. Tickets: $15-$20. 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541.

■ Saving art talk: Sean E. Sawyer, Ph.D. will discuss the National Trust’s role in rescuing some of Britain’s greatest country houses and their internationally significant collections of decorative and fine arts, 6:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $20-$25. (858) 454-5872.

■ Architecture lecture: Friends of San Diego Architecture continues its series on the Panama-California Exposition 1915 with a presentation by Diane Kane, Ph.D. “International Crossroads: From Cube Houses to Streamline Moderne,” 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 1249 F St., Downtown. Free. (619) 224-8584.


■ Pericles, Prince of Tyre: A Shakespearean production from The Old Globe/ University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program, matinees/evenings Nov. 15-23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Balboa Park. Directed by Ray Chambers the startling epic tells of the trials, heartbreak and redemption of a warrior who must navigate the dangerous currents of human corruption and angry fate. Join him as he travels across the treacherous oceans of North Africa, ancient Syria, Turkey, and Greece and is forever changed by the comically exotic and morally vague figures he meets.Tickets: $19. (619) 23-GLOBE,

■ San Diego Symphony: Cameron Carpenter, the “rock star” of the classic organ, performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. Event doubles as the launch to his international tour. Tickets: $25-$60. (619) 235-0804.

■ Piano concert: Adrian Liu, a gold medal winner of the American Association for the Development of the Gifted & Talented (AADGT) Passion of Music Festival 2014, and a member of the first place-winning piano trio in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets $40-$45. (858) 454-5872.

■ Arpavioluta!: A trio with harpist Laura Vaughn, violist Paivikki Nykter, and flutist Cathy Blickenstaff will present a family-friendly concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Donations accepted. (858) 454-7108.

■ La Jolla Music Society: Danish String Quartet will offer String Quartet in G Major, Opus 77, No. 1 from Haydn; String Quartet No. 4 in F Major, Opus 44, FS36 by Nielsen; String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Opus 131 from Beethoven 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. Tickets: $30-$80. (858) 459- 3728.

■ Ballet and Beyond: Two programs spanning four days. Program A, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; and Program B, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, feature pieces performed by City Ballet of San Diego, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance companies at Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown. Tickets: $29-$79. (858) 272-8663.

■ Youth production of “The Miracle Worker”: The inspiring story of Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing at a young age, plays matinees/evenings Nov. 20-23 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets: $12-$16. (858) 481- 1055.

■ Israel’s King of Blues: Lazer Lloyd takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at Garfield Theatre, JCC, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $22. (858) 362-1347.

Focus on Flowers

■ La Jolla Garden Club: Michelle Castellano Keeler will discuss the flower industry in San Diego County, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Free. (858) 454-6227.

Special Events

■ Open Doors La Jolla: The eight cultural institutions that make up the La Jolla’s Cultural Zone (Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, 7753 Draper St.; The Bishop’s School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd.; The Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave.; La Jolla Historical Society, 7846 Eads Ave.; La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.; La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave.; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St.; St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St.) will open their doors for visitors with free tours 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

■ Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend: Food and fitness lovers can earn and burn their calories, while indulging in fabulous tastes along the way Nov. 14-16 at the San Diego Bayfront with events throughout the weekend. (5K is 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15) Details at

■ Greek Church benefit: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church will screen “Christmas with the Karountzos,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Tickets: $30-$60. Benefits the charities of the Saint Helen Ladies Philoptochos Society, Reservations here

Just For Kids

■ Pet Show: Get up close and personal with some furry friends to learn how animals slither, swim, jump and fly, 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 14 when Living Coast Discovery Center pays a visit to La Jolla’s Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.