La Jolla Calendar of Events

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. 

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The Old Globe - Time and the Conways

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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.


Live Entertainment at Eddie V's

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Enjoy live entertainment every night of the week in April at Eddie V's. For more information, call 858.459.5500

Sundays 5-9pm:                           
4/6, 4/20 - John Cain                       
4/13, 4/27 - Ray Briz Trio                         

Mondays 5-9pm:  
John Cain                                        
Tuesdays 5-9pm:                         
Mikan Zlalkovich Trio
Wednesdays 6-10pm:                 
Freddie A Dream Trio  

Thursdays 6-10pm:
4/3, 4/24 - Richard James Trio
4/10 - Larry White Trio
4/17 - Chris Cerna Trio        

Fridays 7-11pm:
AJ Degrasse Trio

Saturdays 7-11pm: 
4/5,4/19 - Freddie A Dream Trio
4/12 - Ray Briz Trio
4/26 - JazzMikan


Grunion Runs

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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.

The Old Globe - Water by the Spoonful

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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.

Chelsea Handler at Warwick's

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Meet Chelsea Handler, bestselling author and star of Chelsea Lately, at Warwick’s on Friday, April 25th at 2:00pm as she signs her new book Uganda Be Kidding Me. Tickets are $29.16 and include admittance for 2 adults as well as a copy of Uganda Be Kidding Me. Click here for tickets. 

Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed.*
Tickets must be printed and brought to the event.
Will Call opens at 9:00am on April 25th. Books will not be available until that time.
Doors to the signing will open at 1:30pm.
Due to the high volume of tickets sold, we recommend you pick up your book prior to 1:30pm.
Signing begins at 2:00pm.
Signing Line is on a first come, first served basis.
No photographs allowed.
No signing of memorabilia allowed.
Parking restrictions in La Jolla are strictly enforced, please plan accordingly.

*While supplies last

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Yorkie Party at Muttropolis

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Calling all Yorkies! Celebrate Yorkies with us! We’ll provide light appetizers and refreshments for you and treats for your pup. Receive goody bags and earn double points on purchases!

No appointment necessary.

Fourth Friday Jazz Series - From Bach to Bebop

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.

Tags: Family, Jazz, Music, Wine

Grand Opening - Le Blank Contemporary Art

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Grand Opening and Cocktail Reception at the new Le Blank Contemporary Art located at 7920 Herschel Ave. 


LJ Music Society - Midori and Özgür Aydin

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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

Tags: MCASD, Music, Piano, Violin

La Jolla Half Marathon

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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

Big Time Operator at The HEP SPOT

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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

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Free Movie & Popcorn at La Jolla Library

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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.

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Junior League of SD Food & Wine Festival

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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:

Tags: Festival, Food, Music, Wine

LJS&C - Classical Music

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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:

LJ Music Society Presents Barry Douglas

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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

Tags: LJMS, MCASD, Music, Piano

La Jolla Garden Club's Gardeners' Market

Join the La Jolla Garden Club for their annual Gardeners' Market, just in time for Mother's Day! Featuring blooming potted plants, succulent arrangements, sweet & savory baked goods, garden themed gifts, topiaries, and more. Proceeds support horticultural scholarships for local students. 

For more information, call 858-488-2697.