• Gil Shaham Restaurant Night, 5:45 p.m., La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St.,
5:45 p.m. cocktails, 6:15 p.m. seated three-course dinner with wine, $60 per person all inclusive. Prior to the performance, we invite you to join us at La Jolla’s historic La Valencia Hotel. Relax and enjoy this fabulous pre-concert dinner with friends before taking your seats for Gil Shaham at 8 p.m. For dinner reservations, contact Allison Estes at (858) 459-3724, ext. 206, email AEstes@LJMS.org or visit lavalencia.com.
SATURDAY, Feb. 28
• Museum exhibition, 2-4 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Take part in a Look/Explore tour and let our gallery educators lead you and your family in lively conversation about the exhibition Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance. Following your gallery exploration, enjoy an improv workshop and learn how to create absurd animated GIFs. This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and older. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis; capacity is limited to 60 participants. This program is free for MCASD members and military families and $15 for nonmembers. Price includes admission and materials for two adults with one to three youth. For more information, visit mcasd.org.
SUNDAY, March 1
• Concert, Leon Patillo, former vocalist for Santana, performance titled “Santana to Hosanna!,” 4 p.m. Patillo’s concerts are always filled with excitement, humor and inspirational teaching. He crosses all age groups and ethnic boundaries and is a total performer who can sing, dance and motivate. Call (858) 454-0713 or visit ljpres.org
MONDAY, March 2
• Lecture, U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Opportunities and Prospects, 5:30-7 p.m., The Great Hall, UCSD campus, free. Features a discussion with Robert Hormats, vice-chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc.
TUESDAY, March 3
• Bird Rock Community Council, 6-7 p.m., Voce Del Mare restaurant, 5721 La Jolla Blvd., community planning group discusses neighborhood and other issues of local importance, visit birdrockcc.org.
WEDNESDAY, March 4
• Jazz music concert, ArtPower! presents Kris Bowers, 8-10 p.m., The Loft at UCSD Price Center East, fourth floor, 9500 Gilman Drive. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s and inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers' sound — though rooted in traditional styles — is open to numerous influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. $18-$28. theloft.ucsd.edu/index.php/contact
THURSDAY, March 5
• La Jolla Community Planning Association, 6-9 p.m., La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Citizens advisory group makes recommendations to the city on land use and other local matters, The March 5 meeting includes annual group election. lajollacpa.org.
FRIDAY, March 6
• Classical Concert, Johannes Brahms: The Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Victoria Martino, violin; James Lent, piano; La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 7:30 p.m., 1008 Wall St., $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Join an inspiring and impassioned performance of Brahms’ beloved compositions for violin and piano, including the three canonical sonatas in G major, A major, and D minor, the fiery C-minor scherzo from the "FAE" sonata and the composer’s own, rarely heard transcriptions of the two clarinet/viola sonatas in F minor and E-flat major. Final installment in a three-concert series. (858) 454-5872 or visit ljathenaeum.org.
SATURDAY, March 7
• Walk And Talk: Harbor Seals of La Jolla, 2 p.m., Mangelsen’s Images of Nature Gallery, 7196 Girard Ave. The Seal Conservancy of San Diego offers a weekly walk and talk on the harbor seal pupping season each Saturday during February and March to see them at Casa Beach. $10. (858) 551-9553 or mangelsen.com.
SUNDAY, March 8
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, corner of Girard Avenue and Genter Street. Weekly farmers market offers the best in local produce and arts and crafts by local artisans plus a food court and live entertainment. lajollamarket.com.
MONDAY, March 9
• Tour of maternity and mother-baby unit, 6-7 p.m., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Women's Lobby, second floor, 9888 Genesee Ave., free. Learn where to enter the hospital, special services that are available to you and your family during your stay and how to streamline your admission. You'll also get answers to your questions about delivering your baby at Scripps. Registration is required. (800) 727-4777.
TUESDAY, March 10
• Wine Dinner Series: Swanson Vineyards, 6-9 p.m.. La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. The Med restaurant in the hotel offers a 5-course dinner with wine pairings for $120 per person. (858) 454-0771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, March 11
• La Jolla Village Merchants Association, 8:15-10 a.m., Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. Regular monthly meeting of this Business Improvement District, which represents the interests of businesses in La Jolla’s downtown Village. lajollabythesea.com
THURSDAY, March 12
• La Jolla Town Council, 5-7 p.m., La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. A non-profit volunteer organization serving residents and businesses, LJTC’s mission is to work proactively as a unifying voice on behalf of the community. (858) 454-1444, drop in at 1150 Silverado St. or visit lajollatowncouncil.org.
FRIDAY, March 13
• La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, 7:30-9:30 p.m., UCSD, Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive on campus, Steven Schick leads chorus, orchestra, a guest soloist and a guest chorus in three performances of Hector Berlioz’s “Requiem.” Chorus of 180, including the 60-voice Gay Men’s Chorus, large orchestra, four brass bands and tenor soloist John Tirrano. $18-$36. (858) 534-4637, lajollasymphony.com.