• La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting, 6 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 456-7900, www.lajollacpa.org, free
• Patrick Watson, 7 and 9 p.m., The Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, www.artpwr.com, (858) 534-8497, $12 general admission in advance, $15 general admission at the door, UCSD students free
FRIDAY, June 8
• “Hillcrest/92103,” 6 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing with authors Olivier Dalle, Kelly Metz-Matthews and photographer Thomas Graff, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
SATURDAY, June 9
• Reader’s Theatre, 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., staged reading of George Axelrod’s comedy, “Goodbye, Charlie,” (858) 459-0831, email@example.com, suggested donation $5-$10
• Weekend with the locals: Karri Thompson, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., discussion with author of “Amateur Angel,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• Craft and book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• “Entrepreneurial President: Richard Atkinson and the University of California, 1995-2003,” 7 p.m., D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., book signing with historian Patricia Pelfrey, (858) 456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com, free
• “The Russian Composer,” 7:30 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus performs Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” and more, (858) 534-4637, www.lajollasymphony.com, $29 adults, $26 seniors, $15 students
SUNDAY, June 10
• Weekend with the locals: Jennifer Crittenden, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., discussion with author of “Discreet Guide for Executive Women,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, Girard Avenue and Genter Street, (858) 454-1699, www.lajollamarket.com, free
• “Doo Wop & Rock,” 7 p.m., David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, (858) 362-1348, www.sdcjc.org, $48-$58
MONDAY, June 11
• Reader’s Theatre, 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., staged reading of George Axelrod’s comedy, “Goodbye, Charlie,” (858) 459-0831, www.rifordcenter.org, suggested donation $5-$10
• “Area 51,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing with Los Angeles Times contributing editor Annie Jacobsen, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• La Jolla Grub Sprawl, 6 p.m., La Jolla Village Square, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, $5 sample dishes throughout the night at participating La Jolla restaurants, www.grubsprawl.com, free
• Camera Lucida, 7:30 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, performance of solo instrumentals by the San Diego Symphony and UCSD performance faculty, (619) 235-0804, www.sandiegosymphony.org, $25 general admission, $20 UCSD faculty and staff, UCSD students free before 7 p.m., student guests $10
• “135 Years of Global Ocean Warming,” 6:30 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, “Perspectives on Ocean Science” series lecture with physical oceanographer Dean Roemmich, (858) 534-5771, aquarium.ucsd.edu, $8 general admission, members free
TUESDAY, June 12
• Investment club, 2 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., discussion with Morgan Stanley Smith Barnet representative Bryan Gould, (858) 459-0831, www.rifordcenter.org, free
• “The Candidate: What it Takes to Win – and Hold – the White House,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing with UCSD professor Samuel Popkin, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• UCSD Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UCSD Price Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-6467, calendar.ucsd.edu, free
WEDNESDAY, June 13
• Used book sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, including silent auction of rare books, runs through June 17, (858) 362-1150, firstname.lastname@example.org, $10
• “Seating Arrangements,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with debut novelist Maggie Shipstead, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• Benny Green and John Clayton, 7 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., jazz concert, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $21 members, $26 nonmembers
THURSDAY, June 14
• La Jolla Town Council meeting, 5 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 454-1444, www.lajollatowncouncil.org, free
• “Thank Evolution for God,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with UCSD lecturer Louis W. Perry, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• 6th annual “soundON Festival of Modern Music,” The Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., 3-day music festival featuring the best in modern masterworks and contemporary music by living composers, runs through June 16, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $15 members and students, $20 nonmembers
Moores UCSD Cancer Center will host its sixth annual Survivor Beach fundraiser on June 10 starting at 8 a.m. The community gathering at La Jolla Shores provides guests the opportunity to stand up in the fight against cancer in a unique show of community spirit.
Organizers urge guests to bring surfboards to the beach to help form the longest line-up of boards as a symbol of support for cancer research. The lineup will begin at Scripps Pier and extend toward La Jolla Shores. This year, organizers hope to make the lineup longer than ever, requiring that more than 180 boards, extending longer than 1,674 feet, make an appearance side-by-side at the event. Participants will receive one ticket for each board they bring to the event. Tickets will be pooled into a raffle to win surf-related prizes and tickets to the upcoming Luau & Longboard Invitational.
The event is free to the public. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.survivorbeach.eventbrite.com.
Riford Reader’s Theatre will present a staged reading of George Axelrod’s delightful comedy, “Goodbye Charlie” — the story of a chronic womanizer who is shot by a jealous husband and reincarnated as an attractive blond woman. To make things even more complicated, Charlie’s best friend, George, falls in love with the new version of his former buddy.
Performances will take place on June 9 and June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Jolla Community Center, located at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, visit www.rifordcenter.org or call (858) 456-5260. The performance is free with a suggested donation of $5 to $10.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps will host a series of summer evening lectures, starting with Scripps physical oceanographer Dean Roemmich’s talk on the “135 Years of Global Ocean Warming,” an presentation of a new study he co-authored that compares past and present ocean temperatures, revealing that the ocean has been warming for more than a century.
In addition to discussing our how high the temperatures are rising, where all the heat is going, and how this information will help scientists better understand Earth’s climate, Roemmich will also explain the scientists’ methods of obtaining this information aboard the HMS Challenger in the late 1800s and how today’s network of ocean-probing robots is changing how scientists study the seas.
The lecture will take place on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the aquarium, located at 2300 Expedition Way. General admission tickets are $8, tickets for students or educators are $5. For more information, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-5771.
A longstanding UCSD tradition, the annual Watermelon Drop, will take place on June 8 for its 48th consecutive year. For the event, the “Watermelon Queen” will drop the sacrificial fruit from the seventh story of Urey Hall in an attempt to break the school’s “splat” record – one that has been held since 1974 with the farthest piece of the fruit landing 167 feet, 4 inches from the initial site of destruction.
The Watermelon Drop will take place on June 8 at noon. For more information, call (858) 534-7618.