The 20th annual Luau & Longboard Invitational, which has raised more than $6 million to fund cancer research and patient care at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center since 1994, will be Sunday, Aug. 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Advancements in early detection and new treatments over the past decade have been able to reduce the number of deaths annually from cancer by 16 percent. However, much work remains to be done as cancer is still the second-leading cause of death in the United States.
Viewing is free for the Longboard Invitational surf competition starting at 7 a.m. which pits company-sponsored teams of four paired with longboard legends against one another.
The surf competition is followed by the luau fundraiser which includes live music, Polynesian dancers and live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind surfboards, memorabilia and trips.
Luau fundraiser tickets are $150.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, team entries, tickets and event activities, contact Nikisha Belt at (858) 246-1230 or email@example.com.
Flicks on the Bricks at the Athenaeum
For movie lovers, there’s no shortage of events in San Diego to get their film fix. Apart from regular movie theaters, San Diegans have film festivals covering every genre, specialty movie houses for those that want a bit of art culture with their film and theaters that cater to moviegoers’ every whim.
One La Jolla tradition is eagerly awaited all year by locals, but beware — it comes and goes in the blink of an eye. If you’ve missed The Athenaeum’s popular film and wine series, “Flicks on the Bricks,” so far, you have one chance left to catch the series in its seventh year.
Guests gather on the Athenaeum’s outdoor patio for screenings of classic cinemas al fresco and delightful summer wine pairings selected by Barbara Baxter. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.
On Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. the series will feature “The Big Easy” (1986). Dennis Quaid stars as a tough, fast-talking New Orleans police detective who isn’t above accepting free meals from all-too-obliging restaurants. Ellen Barkin stars as a pretty, sexually repressed assistant district attorney, assigned to investigate police corruption.
The film screening will be paired with Big Easy red malbec and Bawdy Bubbles King Creole Surprise.
$17 members, $22 non-members. (858) 454-5872. www.ljathenaeum.org.
Drinks and neighborly camaraderie at Bird Rock happy hour
The next community happy hour hosted by Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lupi Restaurant, 5518 La Jolla Blvd.
The public is welcome to join with the community planning group to celebrate the end of the summer in an informal meet-and-greet at one of Bird Rock’s finest restaurants. It’s a great way to meet new friends and support local merchants.
For more information about BRCC, visit www.birdrockcc.org.
FRIDAY, Aug. 16
• La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Sherwood Auditorium at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. 7:30 p.m. Musical crossroads featuring Steven Stucky and Cho-Liang Lin on violins. Tickets start at $15. (858) 454-3541, www.mcasd.org.
SATURDAY, Aug. 17
• Haute La Jolla Nights, 6 to 9 p.m., a fun free event throughout the Village of La Jolla featuring live music, art and shopping and dining deals. www.lajollabythesea.com/hautelajollanights
SUNDAY, Aug. 18
• Longboard Invitational surfing tournament and cancer fundraising luau. Surf competition starting at 7 a.m. at the Beach near Scripps Pier La Jolla is free. A ticket to the luau fundraiser afterward is $150. (858) 246-1230. http://longboardluau.org.
MONDAY, Aug. 19
• Harvard Cookin’ Girl cooking class, Tapas of the Mediterranean, 6 p.m., 7441 Girard Ave., (858) 888-3509, www.harvardcookinggirl.com.
TUESDAY, Aug. 20
• Book signing at Warwick’s Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., sports personality John “JT the Brick” Tournour will discuss and sign his book “The Handoff: A Powerful Memoir of Two Guys, Sports, and Friendship.” Reserved seating is available. (858) 454-0347. www.warwicks.com.
WEDNESDAY, Aug, 21
• Green Flash Concert, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, 5:30 to 9 p.m., live music with panoramic ocean views at the aquarium’s Tide-Pool Plaza. For ages 21 and up. Performer is Matt Costa, (858) 534-3474, aquarium.ucsd.edu.
THURSDAY, AUG. 22
• Watch director Stanley Kubrick’s classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” 6: 15 p.m., at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Enjoy the galleries with music by DJ Will Hernandez with Drumbeats by Dre, as well as bites from the Piierogi Truck and Sno Cal Shaved Ice. Free with museum admission. (858) 454-3541. www.mcasd.org.
FRIDAY, Aug. 23
• SummerFest finale, 7:30 p.m., Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., the nationally recognized chamber music festival concludes with performances of Mozart and Britten, (858) 459-3728. www.ljms.org.
SATURDAY, Aug. 24
• Play “Sideways La Jolla,” 8 p.m., The Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, Tickets $20 and up, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla Playhouse Box Office (858) 550-1010. www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
SUNDAY, Aug. 25
• End of Summer Fire Run fundraiser, 8 a.m. start, 4-mile course from La Jolla to Pacific Beach, benefits the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. Cost to run is $42 until Aug. 17, $48 afterward. (619) 298-7400.www.kathyloperevents.com/firerun4M.
MONDAY, Aug. 26
• La Jolla Moms meet up, 9 a.m., group for moms in La Jolla area to get together for playdates, beach days, swims from La Jolla Shores to the Cove, etc. www.meetup.com/La-Jolla-Moms/
TUESDAY, Aug. 27
• Day trip to Japanese Gardens on the campus of CSD Long Beach, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., departing and returning from La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. RSVP. Cost $35 members, $55 for non-members, includes coffee reception, round-trip transport, admission and afternoon refreshments. (858) 459-0831. www.rifordcenter.org.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28
• Warwick’s bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave., 7:30 p.m., photographer Theron Humphrey with his coonhound Maddie will discuss and sign his book “Maddie on Things: A Super-Serious Project About Dogs and Physics.” (858) 454-0347. www.warwicks.com
THURSDAY, Aug. 29
• 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 7 p.m., 1008 Wall St., The A list presents an eclectic exhibition of art, everything from painting to sculpture, photography to art books. Guests and members will vote for their favorite piece. There will be a pair of gourmet food trucks and a members choice vodka cocktail bar. Cost $10 for members, $12 for non-members, (858) 454-5872, ljathenaeum.org.