The La Jolla Athenaeum’s popular Acoustic Evenings music series kicks off its latest three-show run on March 7 with a bill that includes pianist Normandie Wilson and singer/songwriter team Katie Leigh & Ashley Reynolds. Helmed by Jefferson Jay, each night features short sets from some of San Diego’s brightest talent, with hit tunesmith Jack Tempchin set for March 21 and violinist Jamie Shadowlight on April 25. Of particular note this time out is Wilson. This show doubles as not only the Bacharach-inspired songstress’s birthday party, but also the CD-release show for her latest album, “Geography and Other Problems.” Pop or jazz fans who like their songs with a heavy melodic edge will love Wilson, live or on record. Her songs are pop gems, hook-filled melodies with thoughtful lyrics and a sense of musical adventure that will sound wonderful in this intimate library setting.
• ACOUSTIC EVENINGS takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at THE ATHANAEUM MUSIC & ARTS LIBRARY 1008 Wall St. All ages. $12 members / $17 non members. www.ljathenaeum.org.