Prospect Bar & Grill and Seasick Marketing will host “Accept the Challenge, Make a Difference,” a fundraiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing athletic opportunities for those with physical disabilities. The evening event will feature food, drinks, a silent auction, raffle and music from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 10. To top it all off, basketball hall of famer and challenged-athletes advocate Bill Walton will be on hand for the first annual event. A $20 donation is suggested. Prospect Bar & Grill is located at 1025 Prospect St., Ste. 210. For more information, visit www.challengedathletes.org or call (858) 866-0959.
Dan McAllister to speak at Town Council
The La Jolla Town Council will host San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister as a special guest speaker at its next meeting on Aug. 9 at 6:15 p.m. McAllister will discuss San Diego’s current economic outlook, housing market, property tax collected to date and where property tax dollars go in the community. McAllister is responsible for oversight of tax collection, banking, investment disbursement and accountability of public funds. The meeting will take place at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. For more information, visit www.lajollatowncouncil.org or call (858) 454-1444.
Shabby chic comes to the heart of Bird Rock
Bird Rock Arts has handpicked some of the best San Diego vendors of handcrafted shabby chic jewelry, vintage clothing, paintings and furniture for its first monthly Shabby Chic Fair on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We want to bring to the La Jolla community what the shabby chic artists are producing in San Diego. Bird Rock Arts is about bringing people, artists, styles and community together,” said Bird Rock Arts co-owner Maria Parenteau. “We found out that people go far away looking for shabby and chic. Now, once a month, on the last Saturday of the month, they will have it right here.”
In addition to featuring works from artists from all over San Diego, the fair will highlight a portrait-painting demonstration with master artist Kazuaki Uehara, French tunes in the background as you shop, mimosas for early shoppers, and fine art and jewelry from other featured artists from the Bird Rock Arts Gallery.
The Shabby Chic Fair will take place at Bird Rock Arts Gallery’s lot on the corner of La Jolla Boulevard and Camino de la Costa. For more information, call (909) 965-1802 or email email@example.com.
THURSDAY, Aug. 2
• Flicks on the Bricks: “Some Like it Hot,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., film screening with champagne, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $22 nonmembers, $17 members
• “The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion and signing with local author Margaret Dilloway, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
FRIDAY, Aug. 3
• 21st annual juried exhibition, 6:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., opening reception, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• First Fridays wine tasting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fleming’s, 8970 University Center Ln., tasting of 20 international wines, (858) 535-0078, www.flemingssteakhouse.com, $25
• SummerFest opening night: “A Romantic Promenade,” 7:30 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., concert performance, www.ljms.org, (858) 459-3728, $50-$75
SATURDAY, Aug. 4
• “Summer’s Magic” art show, 5 to 7 p.m., La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, artists reception with refreshments, (858) 459-1196, www.lajollaart.org, free.
• Organize & Sync workshop, noon, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., get synchronized and organized across all computers and iOS devices, RSVP required, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $10
• SummerFest: “Water Passion after St. Matthew,” 6:30 p.m., Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts, 9500 Gilman Drive, concert performance with prelude discussion, (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $45-$65
SUNDAY, Aug. 5
• Weekend with the Locals: Paul Bernstein, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., discussion with author of “Flashblind,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• 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
• Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, 2 p.m., Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., concert performance, (858) 454-1600, www.ljconcertsbythesea.org, free
• SummerFest: “Baroque Masterworks,” 3 p.m., St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., concer performance, www.ljms.org, (858) 459-3728, $50-$75
MONDAY, Aug. 6
• Laughter yoga, 11 a.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, free
TUESDAY, Aug. 7
• Investment workshop, 2 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., financial workshop with Dottie Stanley, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, free
• SummerFest: “Schubert I – A journey Through Time,” 7:30 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $45-$65
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8
• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• SummerFest: “An Evening with Branford Marsalis,” 6:30 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., jazz performance with prelude interview, (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $50-$75
THURSDAY, Aug. 9
• SummerFest Encounter, 12:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• Flicks on the Bricks: “Under the Tuscan Sun,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., film screening with vino toscano, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $22 nonmembers, $17 members