• Seminar, “Conceptual Art: from Object to Idea,” 5 to 6 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Join us every Tuesday between Oct. 28 and Nov. 18 to take a close look at the major movements that have defined the art of our time. These four seminar courses are led by chief curator Kathryn Kanjo, associate curator Jill Dawsey, assistant curator Elizabeth Rooklidge and museum CEO Hugh Davies. $15 for members, $20 for non. The cost to attend all four sessions is $45 for members, $60 for non. mcasd.org.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29
• 25th San Diego Jewish Film Festival presents “Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor,” 7 p.m., David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Don’t miss this touching, funny and often challenging documentary film featuring five severely wounded veterans who embark on a new and arduous journey from injury to health through comedy, with help from of the best in the business. $15.25, $13.25 for center members. (858) 457-3030.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30
• Halloween Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Join Ms. Teri & Mr. Bill for a free, spooky, fun storytime; afterward, kids can trick-or-treat in the library thanks to the Friends of the La Jolla Library. sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/branchlist.shtml.
FRIDAY, HALLOWEEN, Oct. 31
• Pillage the Village, 3 to 6 p.m., annual fun trick or treating for families throughout La Jolla’s downtown Village. Each participating merchant will be designated by orange and black balloons outside storefronts. Dress in your best costume and watch for witches casting spells. Sponsored by the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, REBA: the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association and the La Jolla chapter of Kiwanis. lajollabythesea.com.
SATURDAY, Nov. 1
• Artwork Exhibition, Allison Wiese in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Wiese will exhibit Speaking Otherwise, a new installation using common materials and textual diversions. Wiese is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, installations and architectural interventions. She lives in San Diego and teaches studio art at the University of San Diego. (858) 454-5871, ljathenaeum.org.
SUNDAY, Nov. 2
• UCSD Walking Tour, 2 to 4 p.m. All public tours are two hours long and begin at the Gilman Entrance Information Center. Free parking is available in lot P-604. Discover the history, art and architecture of the campus with a free guided tour. Take a stroll for an up-close look at the unique features, including the iconic Geisel Library, the Stuart Collection pieces and the Price Center. Walking tours are offered the first Sunday of each month. Advance registration is required. These are not prospective student tours. ucpa.ucsd.edu/resources/tours/.
MONDAY, Nov. 3
• Author book signing, 7 p.m., La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The library and Warwick’s bookstore are pleased to host New York Times bestselling author Eben Alexander, M.D., author of “Proof of Heaven,” at a signing and a talk on his new “The Map of Heaven.” When the book was published, some readers argued that his near-death experience was impossible, but many more have written to say his story resonated with them in profound ways.
TUESDAY, Nov. 4
• Election day; don’t forget to vote.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5
• Free salsa dance, 8:30 p.m., La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. Free admission, DJ Bachata and salsa lesson, lots of street parking available. (858) 587-1414, marriott.com.
THURSDAY, Nov. 6
• Asian Film Festival, Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St. Closing night film, “Meet the Patels,” is a real-life romantic comedy about love, tradition and identity. Screening to be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and subjects. The festival, in its 15th year, will showcase more than 140 films from 21 countries at nine venues in San Diego from Nov. 6 through 15. Schedules and ticket information, festival.sdaff.org/2014/.
FRIDAY, Nov. 7
• La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, 7 to 8 p.m., Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD. La Jolla Symphony and Chorus will hold its second annual Young People’s Concert, featuring selected movements of Gustav Mahler’s popular Symphony No. 5, conducted by Steven Schick, a great introduction to the symphony for school-aged children. Schick will provide engaging commentary from the stage during the concert. sandiegoreader.com/places/mandeville-auditorium-ucsd/
SATURDAY, Nov. 8
• La Jolla Symphony and Chorus season opening concert, 7:30 to 10 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, Two works of sharp contrast open the group's 60th anniversary season. Steven Schick conducts one of the mightiest symphonies – Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. David Chase opens the program, conducting the chorus and four percussionists in the world premiere of “a Sound uttered, a Silence created. $15-$29. (858) 534-4637, lajollasymphony.com.
SUNDAY, Nov. 9
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, on the corner of Girard Avenue and Genter Street. Weekly farmers market offers the best in local produce and arts and crafts by local artisans plus a food court and live entertainment. lajollamarket.com/.
MONDAY, Nov. 10
• The Comedy Store stand-up acts, doors open 6:15 p.m., 916 Pearl St. Ahmed Ahmed headlines. $20, 21 and up, two-drink minimum. (858) 454-9176, thecomedystore.com.
TUESDAY, Nov. 11
• Live concert, rap duo Run the Jewels, UCSD, Porter’s Pub, 9500 Gilman Drive. porterspub.com.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12
• La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) board meeting, 8:30 a.m., Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. Business Improvement District representing the Village of La Jolla meets to promote La Jolla’s business district and to discuss issues of concern to the community, lajollabythesea.com.
THURSDAY, Nov. 13
• La Jolla Town Council (LJTC), 5 to 7 p.m., La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. A nonprofit, volunteer organization serving residents and businesses, LJTC works proactively as a unifying voice on behalf of the La Jolla community. (858) 454-1444, drop in at 1150 Silverado St. or visit lajollatowncouncil.org.