Events Calendar



“Pleasure of Your Company” Music Series
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library presents the Orvieto Piano Trio on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 PM performing works by Astor Piazzolla, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Kapustin, and Arno Babajanian.  Ensemble members include violinist Lauren Basney, Cellist Daniel Frankhuizen, and pianist Dr. Byron Chow. 
          Trio members first met in 2009 during the Orvieto Musica chamber music festival in the Italian town of the same name.  Ms. Basney, winner of a number of competitions, holds degrees from Julliard, Yale and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has performed throughout Europe and North America as well as in Japan, Israel and Australia including six appearances at Carnegie Hall.  Mr. Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College and his Master’s in Music Performance at the Purchase College Music Conservatory.  Dr. Chow, a pediatrician, is also an avid pianist, violist, and composer.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale and received his MD from NYU.  He recently completed a sabbatical where he was able to further his piano studies in Vienna, Austria.
          Come enjoy chamber music at its best in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert.  There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated.
Bach and Rock
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.
Jewish Poets, Jewish Voices
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of original and published poetry written and performed by three San Diego poets: Chris Baron, Professor of English at San Diego City College; Roger Aplon, former teacher at The Writing Center; and Ruth Benjamin, retired teacher of Special Education; followed by a half hour of open microphone and refreshments.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture for nights of jazz, blues, and commentary as the SDCJC presents Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film. Explore Cantor’s accredited jazz film collection with film screenings beginning January through May.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Mission Federal ArtWalk
Jan 28 all-day

One of the largest fine art festival in Southern California and San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event, Mission Federal ArtWalk, is returning for its 34th year to connect the community and visitors alike to fine artists, interactive art pieces, entertainment and a peek into the city’s arts scene. On April 28 – April 29, 2018, Mission Federal ArtWalk will transform 17 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s nationally recognized Little Italy neighborhood creating an arts and culture event visitors travel thousands of miles to experience and purchase art from over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists at the free two-day festival.