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Friday | 25
Local author and publisher Diana Lindsay will present her book and program. Slide-show presentation includes the story of how Breceda came to be known as “The Accidental Artist” and how Anza-Borrego became host to some of the world’s best metal sculptures and replicas of prehistoric mammals known to have inhabited the local deserts.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pioneers Museum, 373 East Aten Road, Imperial. 760-352-5411; pioneersmuseum.org

Saturday | 26
Mikio Kobayashi lives quietly with his wife, daughter, and divorced sister in downtown Tokyo. One day Kagawa appears, claiming to be the son of a financier who once helped Kobayashi’s company. In return for his family’s past help, Kagawa requests to move in, and Kobayashi’s quiet lifestyle is quickly forgotten when Kagawa invites his wife and a myriad of eclectic and foreign visitors to join him in the cramped apartment.
WHEN: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street, East Village. 619-236-5800; sandiego.gov/public-library

Sunday | 27
Tu B’Shevat marks the New Year of the Trees in which the earliest-blooming trees emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. Enjoy learning about Tu B’Shevat while exploring the gardens with your family. Activities include nature hunt, story time, arts and crafts, docent-led tours, potting plants, and Tu B’Shevat trail mix. San Diego Botanic Garden features over 37 acres of exhibits, including the kid-favored Hamilton Children’s Garden, where children can climb Toni’s Tree House in a jungle canopy, hop through an elephant-foot tree forest, play in a mountain stream, and make music. Registration required.
WHEN: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardents Drive, Encinitas. 760-436-3036. Sdbgarden.org

Monday | 28
Reg E. Gaines will present a stage-reading workshop of his new solo performance piece, The Last Celebrity. This stage-reading will consist of excerpts from the piece and a workshop on how to take a single poem and use it to construct a solo theater piece. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own material for workshop purposes.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street, East Village. 619-236-5800; sandiego.gov/public-library

Tuesday | 29
La Jolla Music Society opens this season’s dance series with the Chicago-based company known for their “world-class talent and incomparable versatility” (Chicago Stage Review). Program will include the works In the Middle — Somewhat Elevated, After the Rain, and the world-premiere tour of John Adams’s new work, Son of Chamber Symphony. Prior to the show, Marcus Overton will lecture. $22–$77.
WHEN: 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown.
858-459-3724; ljms.org

Wednesday | 30
Visit Tomaytoland, home to Robin Lipman’s eclectic, unique, and sometimes funky collection of art, and take a sneak peek of a pop-up show from artist Vicki Walsh. Then visit the studio of Cheryl Tall and see where she creates her large-scale sculpture and paintings and teaches art classes. Lunch at 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro, and spend the rest of the afternoon on a docent tour of the sculptures in the San Diego Botanic Garden. Transportation, admission fees, and lunch included. Ages 21+. $60–$75.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gotthelf Art Gallery at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. 858-362-1154; lfjcc.org

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