La Jolla events, Jan. 17-31
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Haute La Jolla Nights is back for another round

The La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) has teamed up with the Farmers Insurance Open to bring the Village’s popular Haute La Jolla Nights event back for one more round from Jan. 24-26. Festivities will begin after each golf play from 4 to 9 p.m. with performances by more than 20 live bands and solo artists around the Village, a host of art gallery receptions featuring new works of world-class art, and discounts and drawings at local restaurants and retailers.

“We want to enhance the experience of visitors to La Jolla during the PGA Tournament by turning up the volume and the energy in the Village with live music and additional activities in the shops, galleries and restaurants,” said LJVMA’s executive director, Sheila Fortune.

An additional treat at the free three-day festivities will be a wine and beer garden featuring live music on Jan. 26 in the parking lot adjacent to the new La Jolla Information Center at 1162 Prospect St.

Valet and public parking will also be available at the event, as well as shuttle service available for $5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the Information Center.

“We are very excited to welcome the patrons and players of the Farmers Insurance Open to La Jolla Village to experience our free nights of music, unique shopping, great dining and fun,” said Fortune.

For more details about the event or a full listing of participating stores, restaurants or live music, visit www.lajollabythesea.org.

Kazoo gets a PR boost

The kazoo, an oft-forgotten instrument with a rich history, will be highlighted at the UCSD’s Arts Library for National Kazoo Day on Jan. 28 at noon. The Kazoo – more than just an annoying party favor – has a longstanding history in African-American culture, played a key role in the jazz age and is often used today as a therapy tool for speech therapists. More little-known kazoo facts will be explored at the exhibit, which will trace the kazoo’s history in Americana, catalog its role in the classical repertoire and showcase an intriguing display of different kazoos of all types and from all ages. The event will also feature live musical kazoo entertainment and a demonstration about the physics of how the kazoo actually works.

The free event will take place at the UCSD Arts Library, 9500 Gilman Drive. For more information, visit libraries.ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5758.

New foodie tour offers up Cove’s culinary delights

Bay Area startup Dishcrawl is traveling south to debut along La Jolla’s coastline on Jan. 29 for a foodie crawl at four of the Cove’s prized eateries. Unlike a self-guided tour, Dishcrawl has a knowledgeable ambassador on hand as guests taste and smell the local specialties, learn more about the regional fare and meet with the area’s renowned chefs and restaurant owners at each location.

The Dishcrawl tour encourages visitors of La Jolla to discover everything the beach community has to offer, while also bringing La Jollans together with great food, conversation and camaraderie. The Dishcrawl begins at 7 p.m. at a location disclosed only to participants upon registration.

Tickets to Dishcrawl are $45 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dishcrawl.com/lajolla or call (510) 332-5633.

Let there be light in Bird Rock

Nine newly installed LED streetlights will illuminate Bird Rock’s main thoroughfare along La Jolla Boulevard from Midway Street to Camino de la Costa, bringing to light more of the merchants lining the boulevard, improving the aesthetics of the corridor and addressing public safety and visibility concerns in the area.

“While the intersections were reasonably well-lit by streetlights, the area along each block was extremely dark. This made walk-ing through our bus-iness area unappealing after sunset,” said Bird Rock Community Council president Jac-queline Bell. “There was also very little visibility for our merchants to passing motorists in the evening hours.”

The late George Sutton, a longtime Bird Rock Community Council member and community volunteer, spearheaded the project back in 2008 and worked diligently to secure funding for the streetlights through the city’s Bird Rock Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) capital improvement budget before his death in the summer of 2011.

“At the time of George’s accidental death on June 1, 2011, the project was in the design finalization stage,” said Bell. “The city of San Diego put the final design out to bid and selected the contractor that installed the fixtures in 2012. SDG&E energized the lamps late last year to the delight of the neighborhood.”

Bird Rock Home Tour The annual Bird Rock Home Tour will welcome guests into incredible local homes once again on Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for BRCC members and $25 for all others, and will be available only on the day of the event in front of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.

For more information, call Michelle Fulks at (858) 775-8500.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, Jan. 17

• “Everyday Peruvian” with Monica Szepesy, 6 p.m., Cups Lounge and Culinary, 7857 Girard Ave., owner of Q’ero restaurant in Encinitas shares her secrets and serves up a full menu of Peruvian dishes, (858) 459-2877, www.cupslj.com, $85

• Compagnie Marie Chouinard, 8 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, program inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s musical score, (858) 534-0165, www.ucsdboxoffice.com, $28-$46

• SunSetter, 5 to 7 p.m., The Brewhouse, 7598 Eads Ave., join La Jolla Town Council members, trustees and fellow community leaders in a happy hour event themed to celebrate the new year, (858) 454-1444, www.lajollatowncouncil.org, $5 LJTC members, $10 nonmembers, free for new members who sign up and pay membership dues at the event

FRIDAY, Jan. 18

• David Patrone & the Trio Con Brio, 6 p.m., La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St., jazz, bebop and swing in the Sala Room, (858) 454-0771, www.lavalencia.com, free

SATURDAY, Jan. 19

• Science, Exploration and Adventure, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, celebrate the fourth annual Underwater Parks Day by meeting live animals from the La Jolla Ecological Reserve and learn about the importance of underwater treasures, (858) 534-3474, aquarium.ucsd.edu, included in price of $14 admission

• “What is a Dramaturg?” 1:30 p.m., UCSD’s Chancellor’s Complex, room 111A, 9500 Gilman Drive, Shirley Fishman, resident Dramaturg at the La Jolla Playhouse will describe her work in researching the subjects and themes of that theatre’s production, (858) 202-1877, www.sdscholars.org, free

SUNDAY, Jan. 20

• 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

• Weekend with the Locals: Judy Eby, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Free Trade,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

MONDAY, Jan. 21

• Beginner Bridge, 10:30 a.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., four-week beginning extension course designed to prepare bridge beginners, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $60 members, $70 nonmembers

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

• Wilderness Basics course, 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, The Sierra Club will hold its annual 10-lecture course with multiple overnight outings, www.wildernessbasics.com, $165

• “Kids Pick Up on Everything: How Parental Stress is Toxic to Kids,” 10 a.m., La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave., lecture by award-winning author David Code about the medical research showing how parental stress is a major risk factor in child health problems, preceded by a 30-minute parent social at 9:30 a.m., (858) 344-7898, free

• “Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much: A 4-Step, 8-Week Plan to finally Lose the Weigh, Manage Emotional Eating, and Find Your Fabulous Self,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion and signing with internationally renowned intuitive counselor, life coach and author Colette Baron-Reid, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Distinguished Speaker Series presents Stephen Metcalfe, 5 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., the acclaimed film director and screenwriter discusses a vital social issue, autism, as he highlights his latest short-films, “El Abuelo” and “With Me,” (858) 459-0831

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23

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

• Digital photo organizing for PC users, 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, “tech talk” course with JCC IT administrator, Rick Garcia, (858) 362-1141, www.lfjcc.org/register, $20 JCC members, $25 nonmembers

• Opera Singing Chef soup making class, 10 a.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., Chef Elizabeth Podsiadlo teaches participants how to make a smoky split pea soup using smoked turkey, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $10 members, $15 nonmembers

THURSDAY, Jan. 24

• “Suspect,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion and signing the No. 1 New York Times bestsellign mystery author Robert Crais, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

FRIDAY, Jan. 25

• Lois Stecker estate, 6:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., exhibition and silent auction of artwork from the late Lois Stecker’s estate, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

SATURDAY, Jan. 26

• Suzie’s Farm, farm to table, 11 a.m., Cups Lounge and Culinary, 7857 Girard Ave., instructional hands-on class featuring a box of local, seasonal produce from Suzie’s Farm, which will be used to make tasty dishes, (858) 459-2877, www.cupslj.com, $75

• Winter clambake, 7 p.m., Whisknladle, 1044 Wall St., seafood and beer pairing, (858) 551-7575, www.wnlhosp.com, $85

SUNDAY, Jan. 27

• 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

• Family concert, 4 p.m., La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Boulevard, singer-musician Tim Foley directs a program of Irish music featuring guitar, violin and uilleann pipes for family members of all ages, (858) 454-7108, www.lajollaunitedmethodist.org, free with goodwill offering accepted

• Dr. Carol Williams in concert, 5 p.m., Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North, organ performance, torreypineschurch.org, (858) 453-3550, free with goodwill offering accepted

• Weekend with the Locals: Karen Winston, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Hiya: Patient Advocacy Was Her Calling and Salvation,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

MONDAY, Jan. 28

• “Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, Distinguished Speaker Series lecture by UCSD professor of economics Eli Berman, (858) 362-1348, www.lfjcc.org, $12 JCC members, $15 nonmembers

TUESDAY, Jan. 29

• “The Tin Horse,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion and signing with award-winning arts journalist Janice Steinberg, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Canvas Design & Wine with Dottie Stanley, 5 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., upbeat creative class to learn the basics of acrylic painting from an award winning artist, RSVP required, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $30 members, $40 nonmembers

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30

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

• Vision Warrior, 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, a theatrical lecture presentation by film and television actor, Scot Anthony Robinson, (858) 793-1605, www.lfjcc.org, $15

• “The Death of Bees,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion and signing with award-winning screenwriter Lisa O’Donnell, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Opera Singing Chef soup making class, 10 a.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., Chef Elizabeth Podsiadlo teaches participants how to make a roasted root vegetable bisque, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $10 members, $15 nonmembers

THURSDAY, Jan. 31

• Digital photo organizing for Mac users, 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, “tech talk” course with Barbra Drizin of Start from Scratch Social Media Educators, (858) 362-1141, www.lfjcc.org/register, $20 JCC members, $25 nonmembers

• Weekend with the Locals: Judy Eby, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Free Trade,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• “The Lost Art of Mixing,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion and signing with nationally bestselling author Erica Bauermeister, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

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