La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Nov. 27


Two Concerts

Chamber Music: Join the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library for its last chamber concert of 2014, when The New Trio performs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 1008 Wall St. Since its inception in 2006, the New Trio has performed for President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and late Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy, at the Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City, as well as collaborating with violinist Itzhak Perlman. Tickets: $40-$45. (858) 454-5872.

Garifuna Music: Torchbearer of the Garifuna tradition (a breezy, percussive mix of Caribbean, Central American and West African elements) Aurelio Martínez comes to UC San Diego’s Price Center Ballroom, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. He is the first black member of Honduras’s National Congress, a soulful singer, guitarist and percussionist. Tickets from $30. (858) 534-8497.

Art Reception & Holiday Bazaar

Don’t miss the chance to meet and mingle with La Jolla Community Center’s featured artist-of-the-month Steve Gould, at a special event 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. View the new art rotation, have a little wine and shop around for holiday gifts. Several other artists will be showing and selling crafts, glass gifts and paintings. Free. (858) 459-0831.

Performance Art

Ajchowen: A Mayan Women’s Theater Group presents IX K I K, as guests of UC San Diego’s Art Power! series. Their scenic montage will transport audiences to reflect on how political and social change manifest through the leadership of Mayan women. Conducted in Spanish, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Wagner Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive on the UCSD campus. Tickets: Free. or e-mail

Quasimodo’s Quest

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” continues matinees/ evenings through Dec. 14 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive on the UCSD campus. Tickets start at $15. (858) 550-1010.

Far East Lecture

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum welcomes author Vivian Yang for a lecture and book- signing event, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 541 B Second Ave., downtown San Diego. She is the author of the novels, “Memoirs of a Eurasian,” “Shanghai Girl,” and “Shan Hai Gaaru” (Japanese edition). Her fiction explores the 20th- century Chinese and Russian Diasporas, a subject rarely seen in Western literature. Tickets: $4. (619) 338-9888.