La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Oct. 23-30, 2014

Richard lederer

Et tu, Brute?

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, La Jolla’s Riford Library is the place to be. First, comes a screening of “The Lego Movie” at 2 p.m. and then at 6 p.m., a premiere of “Shakespeare in La Jolla” readings, which will continue the fourth Tuesday of every month. The series opens with radio personality Richard Lederer reading selected scenes from “Julius Caesar.” 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Parenting Workshop

First 5 San Diego hosts a free Parent Summit for parents and caregivers of children ages 1-5, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25 at Liberty Station, Ingram Plaza, 2640 Cushing Road. Discover new parenting tools and techniques through a variety of workshops. The event will also feature an expo of First 5 San Diego resources. Free. Registration: (888) 534-7785.

Luca Pisaroni

Chamber Music

Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series opens with Italian baritone Luca Pisaroni, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The series, aimed at presenting chamber music in an intimate setting, continues with Adrian Liu Thursday, Nov. 20; The New Trio Wednesday, Dec. 3; and more in 2015. Tickets: $40-$45. (858) 454-5872.

Family Art Event

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego invites families with children age 5 and older to be inspired by its current exhibition, “Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting,” and create a work of art during the Family Artlab: Painting Atelier, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Admisison: $15, free for military families. (858) 454-3541.

Paivikki Nykter

In Concert

Violinist Päivikki Nykter will perform with pianist John Mark Harris, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave Street. Titled “The Romantic Violin and Piano,” the concert will feature the music of Schubert, Takemitsu, Nietzsche and Fauré. Tickets: $12-15. (858) 459-5045.

Cultural Observations

Frank Bruni, who at one time was The New York Times’ White House correspondent, and chief restaurant critic leading up to his current role as Op-Ed political and cultural observer, will be the first featured speaker of UC San Diego Extension’s 2014-15 Helen Edison Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Mandeville Auditorium on campus. Free. Parking $4. 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-9955.