The La Jolla Art Association will host an opening reception on Sept. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the wildly stimulating “All Good Things are Wild and Free” exhibit at the nonprofit’s gallery, located at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Ste. B in La Jolla Shores.
The exhibit will feature visually stunning artwork in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, wearable silk art, photography, mixed media and oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings. The subjects of the art pieces focus on the wild world in which we live, portraying people and animals inhabiting their natural environments. Guests at the reception will have the opportunity to meet and converse with the artists over wine and hos d’ouevres. The wild exhibit will be on view until Sept. 9. For more information, visit www.lajollaart.org or call (858) 459-1196.
The 11th annual Taste at the Cove returns to La Jolla on Thursday, Sept. 6, with a truly Olympic theme.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., this year’s event will honor San Diego’s Olympians while raising funds for the San Diego Sports Medecine Foundation.
Olympic guests include gymnast Kerri Strug, track and field Olympian Monique Henderson, women’s soccer star Rachel Buehler, cyclist Sarah Hammer and volleyball player Mike Dodd.
One of San Diego’s longest running and unique charitable events, Taste at the Cove features food from more than 30 of San Diego’s best restaurants, including Whisknladle, Cusp Dining & Drinks, Herringbone and Eddie V’s. Guests will enjoy hosted bars, a swimwear fashion show by Sauvage, drawings, silent auction items and a live auction. The event, held at Scripps Park, raises more than $250,000 annually to provide a medical safety net for injured youth with limited financial means.
Tables for 10 are available for $3,000 and VIP runway lounge seating for 10 is available for $5,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteatthecove.com.
More than 60 galleries from the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia will take part in ART SAN DIEGO 2012 (ASD), including La Jolla galleries Scott White Contemporary, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, Quint Contemporary Art, Salazar — Contemporary and Modern Art, Tasende Gallery and K. Nathan Gallery.
Chosen by ASD’s curatorial director Marcela Quiroz Luna, the galleries will be showing works by more than 500 artists. In addition to the gallery booths, the event will include contemporary furniture design, solo-artist exhibitions, video-based works, performances and art in public spaces.
ASD will again present an exciting mix of San Diego-focused exhibitions within the fair, including two exhibitions by the recipients of the San Diego Art Prize and several curated spaces by local art institutions including.
Starting on Sept. 6 and running through Sept. 9, the fair will be held at the Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd. Ticket prices vary for different events. For tickets and more information, visit artsandiego2012.com.
THURSDAY, Aug. 30
• The A List Members’ Choice: “Swing Vote,” 7 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., music and art mixer, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org/alist, $12, A-List members free
• alt.pictureshows.2012, 7 p.m., MCASD, 700 Prospect St., short films, (858) 454-3541, www.mcasd.org, $5, members free
• Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, 1 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.
• “Fusion of New and Traditional Cuisine,” 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., RSVP, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $40 members, $45 nonmembers
FRIDAY, Aug. 31
• Reader’s Theatre: “The Trip to Bountiful,” 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, email@example.com, donation $5-$10
SATURDAY, Sept. 1
• Full moon pier walk, 6 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, (858) 534-7336, aquarium.ucsd.edu, $22 members, $25 nonmembers
SUNDAY, Sept. 2
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699, www.lajol-lamarket.com, free
• La Jolla Concerts by the Sea: “The Heroes,” 2 p.m., Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., (858) 454-1600, www.ljconcertsbythesea.org, free
MONDAY, Sept. 3
• “National Rally for Change,” 10 a.m. to noon, Scripps Hospital, 9888 Genesee Ave., awareness of unnecessary C-sections and labor inductions, (415) 952-6783, www.improvingbirth.org, free
TUESDAY, Sept. 4
• “$100 Startup: Reinvent the Way you Make a Living, Do What you Love and Create a New Future,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., discussion with Chris Guillebeau, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• Reader’s Theatre: “The Trip to Bountiful,” 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, suggested donation $5-$10
• Investment workshop, 2 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, free
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5
• Tom Bird writing workshop, 7 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., RSVP required, (858) 459-0831, www.lajollacommunitycenter.org, $10 members, $15 nonmembers
• Brain-computer interface workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., UCSD Cognitive Science building, 9500 Gilman Drive, embc-2012.embs.org, free
• 12th annual Toy Piano Festival, noon to 1 p.m., UCSD Arts Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, songs from “The Cat in the Hat Songbook,” (858) 822-5758, firstname.lastname@example.org, free
THURSDAY, Sept. 6
• “The Ultimate Conversation,” 4 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., discussion with Charles Stanley, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free with book purchase
• Bronowski Art & Science Forum, 7 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, the aesthetic beauty of art and insights from science, (858) 626-2000, www.bronowski-forum.org, free
• La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting, 6 p.m., LJ Rec Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 456-7900, www.lajollacpa.org, free