Find out what to do in La Jolla today or the best events happening when you visit later in the year. Our event calendar features festivals, concerts, parades, classes, museum exhibits, food and wine tastings at restaurants and much more.
The curtain rises on a gorgeous English country home in 1919, in the middle of a game of charades played by the young Conway family at a birthday party with their friends. Flash forward to 1937 in the same house: the grown children have gathered to settle family accounts in a world not so bright as it was. Time and the Conways is just the kind of theatrical gem Globe audiences love to rediscover, with the kind of sumptuous period scenery, costumes, and artistry for which The Old Globe is renowned.
Enjoy live entertainment every night of the week in April at Eddie V's. For more information, call 858.459.5500
4/6, 4/20 - John Cain
4/13, 4/27 - Ray Briz Trio
Mikan Zlalkovich Trio
Freddie A Dream Trio
4/3, 4/24 - Richard James Trio
4/10 - Larry White Trio
4/17 - Chris Cerna Trio
AJ Degrasse Trio
4/5,4/19 - Freddie A Dream Trio
4/12 - Ray Briz Trio
4/26 - JazzMikan
Get ready for a true Southern California experience brought to you by Birch Aquarium! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. Ages 6+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.).
Pre-purchase Required: Call 858-534-7336 or online.
Members: $14, Public: $16
April 1: 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
April 17: 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
May 16: 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
May 17: 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
May 30: 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
May 31: 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 14: 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an exciting new play from the playwright behind the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights! Elliot Ortiz is back in the States after serving in Iraq, reconnecting with family and starting his new life. At the same time, four strangers in an internet chat room seek support to face demons of their own, and soon, the real world and the virtual one start to intersect in unexpected ways. The Hartford Courant calls Water by the Spoonful "funny, warm, and uplifting, with characters that stay with you long after the play is over!"
*Contains strong language.
The La Jolla Village Merchants Association has partnered with San Diego-based ProductBio to kick off a “Clear and Green” campaign to highlight Village businesses with sustainable and environmentally conscious practices.
LJVMA will kick off the campaign during a public event, 6-8 p.m. April 22(Earth Day) at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, 7916 Girard Ave. ProductBio posters will be displayed at the gallery, and posted inside the respective shops after the event. Wine, artisan coffee, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Merchants interested in participating can visit productbio.com/about/events or call Angela Chen at (415) 598-8554.
Pacific Magazine presents The Art Event at La Valencia hotel. Enjoy music, mingling and masterworks by 20 San Diego artists.
TREATS: Hosted Tuaca cocktails and Blue Moon beer
EATS: Hors d’oeuvres from La Valencia’s remarkable kitchen
SWEETS: Cupcakes and candy bar by San Diego Events Company
BEATS: The funky, sexy, soulful sounds of the Rebecca Jade Trio
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Hale Foundation, a San Diego nonprofit empowering youth through movement, art and creative writing.
For tickets, click here.
Don’t miss the series everyone is talking about! April’s concert is an evening of chamber music and jazz with award winning flutist Lori Bell, and pianists Diane Snodgrass and Mike Zlatkovich. Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, 1 glass of wine and free valet. Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm. Pre-Purchased tickets are $15/M, $20/NM. Price at the door $20-25.
La Jolla Music Society closes the Celebrity Recital Series with Midori and Özgür Aydin at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Friday, April 25 at 8 pm. In a career that spans over three decades, violinist Midori still “reaches soulful new heights” (LA Times) with “as many different sounds at her disposal as the hues on a Pantone color chart” (The New York Times). Midori is joined by regular collaborator, pianist Özgür Aydin, who The New York Times remarks beautifully complements Midori’s penetrating playing. Their La Jolla performance will include Mozart’s Sonata in F Major, Bloch’s Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano "Poèhm Mystique”, Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major and Fauré’s Sonata in A Major.
Tickets are $30-$80 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office, (858) 459-3728 or online at www.LJMS.org.
Kiwanis Club of La Jolla presents the La Jolla Half Marathon, one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. After leaving the park, the course rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through the residential district of La Jolla Shores, and finishes in Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. The La Jolla Half Marathon is race #2 in the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series.
Kiwanis Club of La Jolla raises over one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) a year through its annual La Jolla Half Marathon as well as other fund raisers.
For more info, visit http://www.lajollahalfmarathon.com/events/events5e3a.htm.
San Diego’s original swingin’ big band is back! Dance the night away to some amazing live music!
- $15 online until April 26th or $20 at the door
- Free dance lesson from 5pm – 6pm
- Food & Drink available for purchase
- RAFFLE for cool prizes
- Free parking and Dance only cost $6
- Find more info at www.SwingDancingSanDiego.com
The Friends of the La Jolla/Riford Library present Free Movies & Popcorn on the last Tuesday of every month at 2pm! Each event will feature a different film for attendees free of charge. For February, the movie choice is Captain Phillips.
The 14th Annual Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival will take place at La Jolla Cove Saturday, May 3. Enjoy the best tastings San Diego has to offer during the running of the 140th Annual Kentucky Derby!
Over 50 of San Diego’s best restaurants and beverage purveyors will be offering exquisite bites, flavorful wines, top craft and micro brews, and exotic cocktail tastings to our exclusive guests. At this year’s festival, we will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby, donning our best hats and cheering on the Run for the Roses!
All proceeds benefit the Junior League of San Diego and its Mission and Community Projects. To purchase tickets, visit: www.jlsdfoodandwine.com.
Steven Schick conducts two works for orchestra -- Heitor Villa-Lobos’ saucy Fantasia for Saxophone & Orchestra with Young Artist winner Chika Inoue soloing, and Prokofiev’s mighty Fifth Symphony. In between, David Chase conducts chorus and orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s moving prayer for peace, Chichester Psalms. Performances will be May 3 at 7:30 pm and May 4 at 2pm.
Ticket prices: $29 adult, $27 senior, $15 student. Call 858-534-4637 or visit our website: www.lajollasymphony.com.
La Jolla Music Society closes this Season’s Frieman Family Piano Series with Irish pianist Barry Douglas at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Friday, May 9 at 8 pm. Hailed as “a supremely talented and genuine artist” (Diapason), Barry Douglas is one of the most versatile and brilliant pianists today. Active as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and festival director, his artistry has been acclaimed by critics and audiences worldwide. In his first concert on his U.S. tour, Mr. Douglas will charm the La Jolla audience with technique that The Los Angeles Times calls intense, spontaneous and thoughtful. His La Jolla Music Society program will feature Brahms’ Four Pieces for Piano and Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, and Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, "Wanderer Fantasy,” Impromptu in G-flat Major and Impromptu in A-flat Major.
Concert tickets are $30-$80 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office, (858) 459-3728 and online at www.LJMS.org.