• Classical Concert, Midori & Ozgur Avdin, 7 to 9 p.m., UCSD's Conrad Prebys Music Center. Renowned violinist Midori and pianist Özgür Aydin return to San Diego to present an evening of pieces from contemporary composers. $10.50 to $15.50. (858) 534-6503, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, Oct. 2
• Mary Hanson, League of Women Voters, November 2014 ballot propositions, 11:30 a.m., UCSD's Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club. Don’t vote until you hear about the pros and cons of the ballot propositions from Mary Hanson, speaker from the League of Women Voters and UCSD Oceanids president. Lunch is $14 for guests and $10 for faculty club members. Contact Judy Vacquier, email@example.com.
FRIDAY, Oct. 3
• La Jolla premiere of Jeremy Jones’ film “Higher,” doors open 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Seven-time Big Mountain Rider of the Year winner Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with “Deeper,” his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel, “Further,” took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges. mcasd.org.
SATURDAY, Oct. 4
• Poetry & Blues: Mama Tokus and guitarist Robin Henkel perform, 10 a.m., Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. The award-winning coffee shop promotes sustainability within the industry as well as showcasing the talents of local artists and performers of the Bird Rock community. birdrockcoffee.com or (858) 551-1707.
SUNDAY, Oct. 5
• 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, Oct. 6
• Write Out Loud, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Event is literature read out loud in “Orpheus Speaks,” a series especially created for the Athenaeum in which all the stories deal with the arts and artists in a wide variety of contexts. Stories range from the rarely read classics to very new and contemporary treasures. $12 members, $17 nonmembers, ljathenaeum.org.
TUESDAY, Oct. 7
• Bird Rock Community Council, 6 to 7 p.m., Bird Rock Elementary School Auditorium, 5371 La Jolla Hermosa. Community planning group discusses neighborhood and other issues of local importance. birdrockcc.org.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8
• La Jolla Village Merchants Association, 8:15 to 10 a.m., Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave., regular monthly meeting of this Business Improvement District (BID), which represents the interests of businesses in La Jolla’s downtown Village. At this meeting, a new board of directors will be elected, with all voting by BID members done in person, with personal ID and current City of San Diego Certificate of Payment of Business Tax required to vote. lajollabythesea.com.
THURSDAY, Oct. 9
• La Jolla Town Council, 5 to 7 p.m., La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St., a non-profit, volunteer organization serving residents and businesses. LJTC’s mission is to work proactively as a unifying voice on behalf of the entire La Jolla Community. (858) 454-1444, drop in at 1150 Silverado St. or visit lajollatowncouncil.org.
FRIDAY, Oct. 10
• UCSD lecture, Domestication and Human Evolution, 1 to 5:30 p.m., De Hoffman Auditorium, Salk Institute, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, presented by UCSD/Salk Institute Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny. The seminar discusses the central role domestication of other species has played in human evolution. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, Oct. 11, SUNDAY, Oct. 12
• La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Girard Avenue between Prospect Street and Torrey Pines Road. This free, two-day juried art show and fundraiser features the works of 200 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond. The LJAWF features something for everyone, including two silent auctions, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, a family art center and a wine and beer garden that will include fare from premiere wineries and San Diego’s top breweries. ljawf.com.
SATURDAY, Oct. 11
• Brew Fest and beer stein holding contest, 8 to 11 p.m., Girard Avenue between Wall and Silverado streets at the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. Sample San Diego’s finest craft brews and raise money for local pediatric brain cancer research, bravecort.com.
MONDAY, Oct. 13
• La Jolla Planned District Ordinance (PDO) Committee, 4 to 6 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, Room 1. Purpose of the group is to review and make recommendations to La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) on project materials, signage, zoning codes, right-of-way and other issues pertaining to the community’s blueprint for commercial development. lajollacpa.org.
TUESDAY, Oct. 14
• Author book signing, New York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel, 7:30 p.m., Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave. Casteel will present his latest follow-up to “Underwater Dogs” – “Underwater Puppies.” Casteel is an award-winning photographer with a passion for working with animals and is an established member of the animal rescue community. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. (858) 454-0347.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15
• Lecture on nutrition and aging: New Controversies and Challenges, noon to 1 p.m., UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, Basic Sciences Building, Garren Auditorium, presented by Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD, who has developed and conducted numerous clinical studies focused on understanding the associations between nutritional factors and risk and progression of chronic disease, biomarkers and risk factors. Rock has worked on several diet and weight-loss interventions and clinical trials focused on the role of nutritional factors, diet, and obesity in the development and progression of cancer. She currently leads the Nutrition Shared Resource at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. email@example.com.
THURSDAY, Oct. 17
• Warwick's Books is hosting New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein as he talks on his latest book, “A Sudden Light.” Stein is well known for his popular book, “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” Reserved seating is available. Call Warwick's at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.
FRIDAY, Oct. 17
• Bringing Lieder Alive, a Lieder Performance Lecture in conjunction with the Chamber Music Season's opening performance, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. This is the first of a three-part, concert-lecture series focusing on the music and poetry of the later 18th and 19th centuries. The first session will include Lieder by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. dersnah-fee.com/lieder-and-more.html