• “The Pursuit of Perfection: Developing a Healthy Body Image in a Society with Warped Standards of Beauty,” 6:30 p.m., Astor Judaica Library, 4126 Executive Park Drive, discussion with special teen leader and a neurofeedback practitioner, Jennifer Torio-Hurley, (858) 362-1331, firstname.lastname@example.org, free
• Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble, 8 p.m., The Scripps Research Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, nine-member ensemble showcases arrangements by Debussy and Ravel alongside compelling originals, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $32 members, $37 nonmembers
• Nortec Collective: Bostich & Fussible, 8 p.m., UCSD Price Center East Ballroom, 9500 Gilman Drive, live performance and film screening from the Tijuana-based electronica entertainers, (858) 534-8497, www.artpwr.com, $18 general admission, 15 subscribers and UCSD alum, $11 students
• “The Secret Keeper,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with internationally bestselling author Kate Morton, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
FRIDAY, Oct. 26
• “Musici di Roma,” 7 p.m., MCASD, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla Music Society opens the Revelle Chamber Music Series with the oldest continuously active chamber ensemble in Italy, (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $25-$75
SATURDAY, Oct. 27
• “Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People,” 7 p.m., D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., book discussion with Tommy Hawkins, former Notre Dame and Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, former VP of the Los Angeles Dodgers and radio and TV broadcaster, (858) 456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com, free
• Jae-Hyo Lee artist reception, 6 to 9 p.m., Madison Gallery, 1020 Prospect St., Ste. 300, (858) 459-0836, www.madisongalleries.com, free
• Quatuor Modigliani, 8 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman drive, a high-energy French chamber music ensemble preceded by a pre-performance conversation with the artists at 6:45 p.m., (858) 534-8497, www.artpwr.com, $36-$54 general admission, $31-$46 subscribers and UCSD alum, $11 UCSD students
• Weekend with the locals: Sherri Starr, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Mia and Jake: Finding the One,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• Weekend with the locals: Laura Roppe, 2 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Rocking the Pink: Finding Myself on the Other Side of Cancer,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
SUNDAY, Oct. 28
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699, www.lajollamarket.com, free
MONDAY, Oct. 29
• “18 Days in Egypt,” 7 p.m., UCSD Great Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, film screening of the collaborative documentary film project about the eighteen days of the 2011 uprising in Egypt, (858) 534-8497, www.artpwr.com, $10 general admission, $8 subscribers and UCSD alum, UCSD students free
• Joshua White jazz piano trio, noon, Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., mini-concert, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
TUESDAY, Oct. 30
• Ray Chen, 7:30 p.m., The Scripps Research Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, violin performance of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in B-flat Major, (619) 235-0804, www.sandiegosymphony.org, $30
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31
• “House of Ghosts,” 10 p.m., UCSD Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, late-night West Coast premiere of filmmaker Christopher Mihm’s black-and-white horror movie, (858) 822-5758, email@example.com, free
• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
THURSDAY, Nov. 1
• Conversation with Steven Schick, 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., discussion with music director and conductor of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus with a special drawing to win symphony tickets, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
SPOOKY EVENTS FOR A HAPPENING HALLOWEEN
Ooh La La Dance Academy will host its second annual free haunted house to spook kids, teens and adults alike on Halloween night. Last year, the eerie setup brought more than 200 neighborhood kids who spent the entire night in the haunted house perusing the ghosts and ghouls within. The haunted house will be open free for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. The haunted house will be set up at Ooh La La Dance Studio, located at 7467 Cuvier St. For more information, visit www.ollda.com or call (858) 456-4500.
Halloween isn’t just for kids. Beaumont’s in Bird Rock will dish out some tricks and treats for adults in the form of tasty Halloween-themed libations at the neighborhood pub’s lively Halloween party on Oct. 27. Try the bar’s special Beaumont’s Jack O’ Lantern cocktail, comprised of Jack Daniels, pumpkin spice liquor, fresh mandarin and a dash of spicy cinnamon for a frighteningly twisted taste of Halloween. With live music by December’s Children starting at 9 p.m., a costume contest with prizes, and scary-good food and drink specials, Beaumont’s has everything adults to have a great time this Halloween. Beaumont’s is located at 5662 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, visit www.beaumontseatery.com or call (858) 459-0474.
Discover the eerie glowing creatures of the deep and those that lurk just beneath the surface at Birch Aquarium’s haunted shipwreck on Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Kids can enjoy close encounters of the fishy kind while boogying down to some live tunes or exploring the underwater wreckage for sunken treasures at the aquarium, located at 2300 Expedition Way. For more information, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-7336. Tickets to the haunted shipwreck are $15 general admission, $12 for members or $17 at the door.
For those willing to venture outside of La Jolla, join the festive fun at Seaport Village’s second annual Halloween Bash on the Bay. The Village has already been busy celebrating since Oct. 20 with a week of deals for locals leading up to the celebration, which culminates in the spooky event on Oct. 27. The Halloween event invites all the little monsters, vampires, pirates and zombies out for trick-or-treating, a pet costume contest, live music and photos with a living scarecrow. Entertainment will abound from 3:30 to 8 p.m., with trick-or-treating from 5 to 8 p.m. Deals are listed at www.facebook.com/SeaportVillage. Locals must show valid California ID or SDG&E bill to redeem the discounts and gifts.
The La Jolla Art Association will present “Femmes Fatales,” at its gallery, located at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Ste. B in La Jolla Shores on Oct. 27. The exhibit will feature a fatally attractive showcase of talented artists displaying everything from paintings, photography, silk art, jewelry, sculpture and more — and all with underlying themes of danger and intrigue. A free artists reception from 7 to 9 p.m. will give guests the opportunity to chat with the artists over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The “Femmes Fatales” exhibit will be on display at the gallery until Nov. 4. For more information, visit www.lajollaart.org or call (858) 459-1196.