La Jolla events, Sept. 27-Oct. 11
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Mini–concerts return — New artists have been selected for the Athenaeum’s Mini-Concerts series, which alternate each Monday between the Athenaeum and the Lyceum Theatre. Founded in 1971, the Mini-Concerts are a free lunchtime treat featuring jazz, chamber and world music.

Schedule of Athenaeum concerts: 

Oct. 7, Kensington Trio 

Oct. 21, Kasey Kay, solo piano 

Nov. 4, Neave Trio, strings & piano

Nov. 18, Adrian Liu, Young Prodigy Series, piano

For the schedule of concerts at the Lyceum Theatre, visit The Athenaeum is located at 1008 Wall St.

October Art history lecture series — Art history lecturer Derrick Cartwright will present four Tuesday-evening lectures during the month of October focusing on 20th century art in the Americas.

On Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., join Cartwright as he details the hundred-year period was marked by dramatic events in political, economic, cultural, and virtually all other spheres.

The story of how 20th-century art progressed has often been dominated by discussions of European innovations. This series concentrates on the United States and Latin America as sources of vital representational change. In addition to considering major examples of painting, sculpture, photography and installation art, the course will consider critical debates and theoretical models for understanding the challenging imagery that emerged during this tumultuous time. Among the many artists to be discussed in this series, Cartwright will focus on the works of Marsden Hartley, Jackson Pollock, Jacob Lawrence and Eva Hesse, all of whom play key roles in a book about 20th century art that Cartwright is preparing.

Tickets for the entire series are $50 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Individual lectures are $14 for members and $19 for nonmembers. For reservations, call (858) 454-5872 or visit

Moonglow Design Art Gallery will host an art show with music and refreshments on Sept. 28 from 6:45 to 10 p.m., sponsored by Erling Rohde Plumbing.

The La Jolla Library Art Gallery will present the second annual “Fresh Paint” exhibition, featuring some of California’s leading plein-air and landscape artists. The exhibition will be on view at the La Jolla Library/Riford Branch, 7555 Draper Ave., Sept. 29 through Dec. 31.

The exhibition is open to the public free of charge during library hours. A public reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

A portion of all art sales will benefit the library fund. The exhibition is made possible through the support of the Friends of the La Jolla Branch Library. For more information, contact the library at (858) 552-1657 or

C&H Photo will host two photography workshops in October.

#1: iPhone-ography with Leland Foerster

For Apple and Android user alike, learn how to take great photos with your smart phone and camera apps, manipulate and print them out, followed by a light-hearted critique. Class date is Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Workshop fee is $50. Call or visit C&H Photo to make a reservation, as seating is limited. Participants will need to purchase an app and have their own smart phone. Call (858) 729-6565 for more details.

#2: Pet photography with David Veit

Ever wished you could take better photos of your pets? Join environmental pet photographer and native San Diego David Veit to learn how to photograph your pets and reinforce your photography basics like white balance, light metering, drive mode, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more. Veit will discuss how to get pets to cooperate with positive reinforcement. Class will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m., and the fee is $65. Call (858) 729-6565 for reservations.

C&H Photography is located at 7442 Girard Ave.

11th annual Splash Bash — The annual SPLASH Bash celebration and fundraiser for the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex at 800 Nautilus St. will be Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m.

For $5 admission, guests are treated to food, water play, games and family entertainment.

Sponsors for 2013 are Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Erickson family.

Former La Jolla High School principal Dana Shelburne was instrumental in launching a drive to create a community pool starting in the mid-1990s.

With a pledge of $1 million for the aquatic complex, a fundraising campaign called Project S.P.L.A.S.H. was launched to raise $6 million for the complex.

The pool, which serves as many as 1,000 people daily, is owned and operated by the nonprofit La Jolla Aquatic Complex Foundation under the direction of aquatic director Randy Franke. For more information, visit

FRIDAY, Sept. 27

• Fourth Friday Jazz Series, 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., performance from flutist Lori Bell, guitarist Peter Sprague and bassist Bob Magnusson, (858) 459-0831, $20 members, $25 nonmembers

• Parent Education: The Benefits of an Integrated Social Curriculum, 9 a.m., The Children's School, 2225 Torrey Pines Lane, (858) 454-0184,, free

SATURDAY, Sept. 28

• Congregational Church of La Jolla’s ninth annual Oktoberfest, 5 to 9 p.m., 1216 Cave St., food, music and dancing, (858) 459-5045,, $12-$16

SUNDAY, Sept. 29

• Concert with guitarist “Spanky,” 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Beaumont’s Eatery, 5662 La Jolla Blvd., microbrew and cocktail specials, (858) 459-0474,, free

MONDAY, Sept. 30

• Author presentation and book signing for “Sealab” with Ben Hellwarth, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, RSVP required, (858) 534-5771,, members free, public $5


• Bird Rock Community Council, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bird Rock Elementary School, 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., (858) 488-0537,, free


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


• Four-week course teaching childbirth preparation basics, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Scripps Mende Well Being Center, 4305 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite L-5, topics include breathing, relaxation, medications, hospital procedures and cesarean birth, registration required, 1 (800) SCRIPPS,, $75 fee

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

• “First Friday Artwalk,” 6 to 9 p.m., tour art galleries and enjoy food and wine,, free


• The Comedy Store, 8 and 10 p.m., 916 Pearl St., headliner Steve Rannazzisi, 21 and over, two-drink minimum, (858) 454-9176,, $20

SUNDAY, Oct. 6

• “Awaken the Spirit Within” by Rebecca Rosen, 7 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., bestselling author and spiritual medium Rebecca Rosen gives inspirational guidance, (858) 454-3541,, $50 to $75

MONDAY, Oct. 7

• La Jolla Moms, 1:30 p.m., swim La Jolla Shores to the Cove,, free


• “China and the Future of Global Manufacturing,” 5 to 6:30 p.m., UC San Diego Campus, The Great Hall, James Fallows discusses China’s role in global manufacturing,, free


• La Jolla Village Merchants Association, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave., (858) 454-55718,

• La Jolla Shores Association, 7 to 9 p.m., Building T-29 Scripps Institution of Oceanography


• La Jolla Town Council, 5 to 7 p.m., La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 454-1444,, free

FRIDAY, Oct. 11

• Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation, 7 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., more than 25 classic and new risqué animated films,, $15

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