La Jolla events Oct. 4-11
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• “Little Gems: Smaller Art Museums of Europe,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., art history lecture by historian James Grebl, (858) 454-5872,, $19 members, $24 nonmembers

• La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting, 6 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 456-7900,, free

• “One Voice at a Time,” 6:30 p.m., Institute of the Americas, 10111 N. Torrey Pines Rd., discussion between District 1 City Council candidates Sherri Lightner and Ray Ellis, (858) 453-5560,, $5 suggested donation, Voice of San Diego members free

• “Entre las Bras,” 8 p.m., The Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, dinner and movie, (858) 534-8497,, general admission $34 for food and movie or $10 for movie only, subscribers and UCSD alum $29 for food and movie or $8 for movie only, UCSD students $29 for food and movie or $5 for movie only

• “The Candidate: What it Takes to Win – And Hold – the White House,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, presidential campaign analyst and UCSD professor Sam Popkin shares insights from his new book, (858) 362-1348,, $10 general admission, $8 JCC members

FRIDAY, Oct. 5

• Pacifica Quartet, 8 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-8497, the Pacifica Quartet returns to open the ArtPower! Chamber Music Series,, general admission $36 to $54, subscriber $31 to $46, UCSD alum $31 to $46, UCSD student $11

• Acoustic Evening, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., Jack Tempchin, Hugh Gaskins and Jeffrey Joe Morin perform, (858) 454-5872,, $30 students and members, $45 nonmembers


• “Off Guard,” 7 p.m., D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., book discussion with renowned nine-time NFL Pro Bowl guard Walt Sweeney with noted San Diego sports historian Bill Swank,, (858) 456-1800, free

• “Enjoyable Nutrition to Increase Energy & Decrease Body Fat,” 2 p.m., Armone’s Core Connection, 7438 Girard Ave., fitness trainers and nutrition consultants Jay Hoehn and May Quijano discuss ways to achieve complete health, with healthy snacks and samples of Jay’s tea available, (858) 245-6772,, free

SUNDAY, Oct. 7

• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699,, free

• Chamber Concert: Odair Assad, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., solo guitar performance, (858) 454-5872,, $40 members, $45 nonmembers

MONDAY, Oct. 8

• Mayoral debate, 5 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., for the community center’s distinguished speaker series, mayoral candidates Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio will debate in a facilitated Q&A, (858) 459-0831,, free


• “Happier at Home,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing and discussion with author Gretchen Rubin, (858) 454-0347,, free


• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872,, free


• Russell Maliphant Company,

8 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, dance performance with post-performance conversation with the artists, (858) 534-8497,, general admission $28 to $46, subscriber $24 to $39, UCSD alum $24 to $39, UCSD student $11

• “Little Gems: Smaller Art Museums of Europe,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., art history lecture by historian James Grebl, (858) 454-5872,, $19 members, $24 nonmembers

• La Jolla Town Council meeting, 5 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 454-1444,, free


Leading Presidential campaign analyst and UCSD professor, Samuel Popkin, is back in La Jolla again to discuss his latest book, “The Candidate: What it Takes to Win – And Hold – The White House.” This time, Popkin’s discussion will coincide with the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center’s (JCC) annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair.

A lecture and discussion about the book will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Lawrence Family JCC, located at 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets for the event are $7 for students, $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to RSVP, visit or call (858) 362-1348.


With life’s unexpected twists and turns, it is never too early to get your family prepared for any range of emergencies. For Fire Prevention Week, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation will host a number of educational open houses throughout the week of Oct. 7 to 13 for families to get important emergency preparation information that may save a family members life. Activities throughout the week include fire station tours, interactive demonstrations with the Kid’s Fire Safety Trailer, CPR demonstrations, firefighter exercises and free swag including stickers, magnets, Energizer smoke alarm batteries and home fire escape plans. On Oct. 11, La Jolla’s Fire Station 13 will host its free open house event at its location at 809 Nautilus St. for guests to get a rare glimpse into the life of La Jolla’s local fire-rescue team. For a full list of open house events throughout the county, visit or call (619) 410-4742.


In celebration of Roppongi’s 14th anniversary this month, the Asian fusion restaurant and sushi bar are giving back to the community with an “It’s Our Anniversary, But You Get the Gifts”event on Oct. 8 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The anniversary party will be a “thank you” to the community for 14 successful years by offering guests half-priced tapas, great deals of specially priced drinks, musical entertainment by local artist Rebecca Jade, as well as a number of surprise gifts for each guest, ranging from gift certificates, free attendance to Roppongi’s Saturday sushi school, or a free bottle of wine on your next visit. If the gift giving isn’t enough, Roppongi will also feature a sweepstakes, which will launch on Facebook on the day of the event, where one lucky winner will win a VIP “staycation” in La Jolla, with a two-night stay at Pantai Inn, a gift certificate to Roppongi’s, two tickets to the La Jolla Playhouse and a couple’s massage to SK Sanctuary. Roppongi is located at 875 Prospect St. For more information, visit or call (858) 551-5252.


The annual La Jolla Art and Wine Festival (LJAWF), now in its fourth year, has even more to offer on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14 because of the overwhelming success of the fun-filled charity event over the years. The festival has not only expanded into the heart of the village this year — along Girard Avenue between Prospect and Kline streets — but for the first time, the event will be free to all festivalgoers.

The LJAWF will showcase original artwork from 150 of the area’s renowned artists, an expansive wine and beer garden featuring more than 20 premier international and local wineries and San Diego’s award-winning craft breweries, a silent auction, and an exciting lineup of roving circus entertainment and live musical performances, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Over the years, the prestigious event has raised more than $120,000 for local, underfunded elementary and middle schools in La Jolla. This year, with a newfound partnership with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, the fundraiser is expected to attract 30,000 visitors to the village for this leading art and wine event.

LJAWF will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 14. For more information, visit


University City’s community support group, EdUCate, will hold its fourth annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Standley Park and Recreation Center, located at 3585 Governor Drive. The lively community event will feature fun activities and games geared towards the whole family, including rock climbing, jousting, penguin flicker and giant Jenga, to name a few. Live German music, amusing skills competitions, a home-brew contest, traditional German grub and refreshing craft brews from some of San Diego’s best local breweries will also enliven guests at the event, and all for EdUCate’s philanthropic mission to provide supplemental classroom materials to improve instruction at UC’s five public schools. For more information about EdUCate’s Oktoberfest, visit or call (858) 677-0989.

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