Volunteers from Oroweat Bread and the local San Diego community recently came together to pick up trash in Mission Beach Park.
The cleanup was inspired by the bread brand’s recent announcement to remove all artificial preservatives, colors and flavors from their popular Whole Grain line, as part of their No Added Nonsense initiative. In honor of this effort, 87 volunteers joined together to remove 137 pounds of trash — including over 300 cigarette butts — just in time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego.
For more information about future clean ups, visit ilacsd.org.
VIOLINIST YONATAN LEVIIM AND PIANIST DIMITRI ZHGENTI TO PERFORM AT LA JOLLA COMMUNITY CENTER
Virtuoso Violinist Yonatan Leviim will perform with Virtuoso pianist Dimitri Zhgenti for their 2019 tour. The duo will perform Beethoven’s “Romance in F Major,” Paganini's "Moses in Egypt" Variation on One String G, plus works by Bach, Handel, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy. Zhgenti will also showcase solo piano pieces by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Moszkowski.
- WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.
- WHERE: La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.
- COST: $37.70 before April 10 AND $45 after April 10.
ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET WITH PIANIST STEPHEN PRUTSMAN AT ARTPOWER
“Modern…dramatic…superb…wickedly attentive…with a hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy…” are just a few ways critics describe St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ). A frequent visitor to ArtPower, SLSQ is this time joined by acclaimed pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman on April 26. The evening program at ArtPower includes Robert Schumann’s Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44; Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in F Minor, op. 55 no. 2 “The Razor,” and Stephen Prutsman’s Color Preludes for Piano and strings.
This April 26 concert is part of ArtPower’s chamber music series and takes place at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego at 8 p.m., with a pre-performance ArtTalk at 7 p.m. at The Loft. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by phone at 858.534.TIXS (8497).
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVANCE AT ST. JAMES BY-THE-SEA EPISCOPAL CHURCH
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will host a prayer circle on their front patio located at the intersection of Prospect, Silverado, and Draper Streets in La Jolla on Thursday, May 2 from noon until 12:45 p.m. All are welcome. This year's theme is "Love One Another.”
JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOSTS ANNUAL YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION
On Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m., The Jewish Federation of San Diego County will host the annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration event at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. Hundreds will gather to observe this occasion with a solemn commemoration including Holocaust survivors, families, and children. The program will feature prayers, songs, a candle-lighting ceremony, and other presentations. Free and open to the public.
The theme for this year’s program is "From Reel to ‘Real:' Keeping Survivor Stories Alive." Featured speaker, Heather Maio-Smith, managing director at Conscience Display, will share real examples of the groundbreaking natural-language software used to create interactive digital storytelling.
The program also includes the Righteous Among the Nations Award in honor of the late Cornelis and Wilhelmina de Ru. Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust presents the Righteous Among the Nations Award on behalf of the State of Israel and the Jewish people to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Their youngest son, and local San Diegan, Herman de Ru, will be accepting the award on behalf of his parents.
For more information about the event, visit jewishinsandiego.org.
MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING CONCERT
The opening concert of the Mainly Mozart Festival will feature blind and autistic piano virtuoso Derek Paravicini. Know as "The Human Jukebox" he has performed in concert halls across Europe and the US. He has been featured three times on '60 Minutes' as well as in Adam Ockelford's best-selling book "In the Key of Genius." Derek and his teacher Adam return to Mainly Mozart by popular demand! Derek will also be featured, along with autistic celebrity Temple Grandin, in the Mainly Mozart Festival's 4-day festival-within-a-festival "Mozart & the Mind" May 30 to June 2.
The Mainly Mozart Festival is a festival featuring performances of Mozart and explores the concept of genius and how music affects the brain. It’s held from May 30 to June 23. For more information, visit /mainlymozart.org.
BIKES, BOARDS AND BEWS FESTIVAL DATE ANNOUNCED
Bikes Boards and Brews will be held on Saturday, April 20 FROM 1-5 p.m. at Crown Point Park. This fun event features PB restaurants paired with local breweries to celebrate Pacific Beach surf/bike and skate culture and enjoy one of the best views on the Bay.
Participating Restaurants: PB Fish Shop, Board and Brew, Bareback Grill, PB Local, SD Taproom, Tavern at the Beach, Maverick's Beach Club, Sandbar, Cerveza Jack's and Moonshine Beach
Participating Breweries: Amplified Ale Works, Thorn Brewing Co, Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Coronado Brewing Co, Mike Hess Brewing, Owl Drug Co, 10 Barrel Brewing, Little Miss Brewing, Green Flash, St. Archer Brewing, White Claw Hard Seltzer
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pacificbeach.org/event/bikes-boards-and-brews/
POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB HOSTS PLANT SALE
The Point Loma Garden Club will host a plant sale on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot St. Items for sale include container plants, Tillandsias, native vegetables and herbs, succulent wreaths, gardener’s attire, decorator pots, garden art, and homemade treats.
Visit place.org for more information.
OB KIWANIS ANNOUNCES DATE FOR ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL
The 71st annual Ocean Beach Kiwanis Kite Festival will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Robb Field, 2525 Bacon St.
There will be kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite fliers and amazing kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities and live music from Beer Feat.
Free event and free parking. For further information, e-mail [email protected].