La Jolla Calendar of Events

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TitleKids Summer Art Camps at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

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The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library School of the Arts is now accepting registrations for its summer kids art camps, which includes four children’s workshops, for ages 7-14. Instructors offer classes designed for learning painting, print making, drawing and ceramics. Classes start June 29 and end July 10. Each class is limited to 12 students per class and takes place in La Jolla.

Many Ways to Make Prints, Ages 10-14,
Instructor Michelle Montjoy
Each day in this class, students will explore a different way of making a print, including linoleum blocks, carved foam, mono prints, basic silk screening and even printing fish. Michelle will give students the skills needed, and encourage kids to experiment and play with the techniques learned. Students will go home with a portfolio of various prints.
June 29-July 3 (5 days)
Mon-Fri, 9 AM–12 noon
$160/180 + $30 materials fee

Painting with the Masters, Ages 7-12,
Instructor Christina Snell
This class gives children the opportunity to develop their skills as artists while they learn about the masters, such as Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. In a supportive environment children will learn about color theory, positive and negative space, and how to create the illusion of form. FUN learning experiences will include venturing outside the art studio to create action paintings! Please have your child wear clothing that can get dirty.
June 29-July 3 (5 days)
Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM
$160/180 + $30 materials fee

Land, Sea and Sky: Drawing in Nature with the Masters, Ages 7–12, Instructor Ellen Schumacher
This is an outdoor arts adventure at the La Jolla Cove all while learning about the masters of art! Students will create a journal of close-ups of flowers and other plants, using chalk and oil pastel, while learning about Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe and the plant and animal explorations of Lewis and Clark. Kids study the work of Impressionist painters Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh and make their own watercolor and acrylic landscapes. Learn about color theory and expressionism through the works of Henri Matisse.
July 6–10 (5 days)
Mon–Fri, 9 AM–12 noon
$160/180 + $30 materials fee

Ceramics & Sculpture Workshop, Ages 7–12, Instructor Ellen Schumacher
Explore a variety of projects in basic hand-building with clay, creating large creatures, masks, and imaginary environments. There will be plenty of time on the potter’s wheel for everyone to learn techniques in throwing a pot. Try your hand at abstract sculpture, too. Remember to wear clothes that can get dirty.
July 6–10 (5 days)
Mon–Fri, 1-4 PM
$180/200 + $30 materials fee (includes firing)

For information or registration call the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library at 858-454-5872 or visit>

La Jolla Village Merchants Association Meeting

Regular monthly board meeting of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. Public and business owners from La Jolla Village are welcome.

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La Jolla Town Council Meeting

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Monthly meeting of the La Jolla Town Council.

Public welcome to attend!

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La Jolla Village Art Walk

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Monthly art walk in La Jolla Village every second Saturday of the month. Art shows and live music in various locations in the village. 5p-8p.

Starts in May!

For more specific details and updated information on specific locations and events, visit the Facebook page at:

La Jolla Village Art Walk starts with the "Art & Design" Block Party on Saturday, May 9th.

Businesses on Girard Ave between Torrey Pines Road and Kline Street will be open late and featuring their best of the best for visitors. Discover Something New, Plus Entertainment, Fun People, Free Parking ...need I say more?

Participating businesses include:

Monarch Fine Art of La Jolla - Sculptural Etherealism Exhibit
Thumbprint Gallery
Trilogy Sanctuary - live music
Finch's Wine Bar and Bistro - live music
Sur La Table
Press Fitness

Free UC San Diego Bus Tour

What: Free UC San Diego Bus Tours

When: Recurring every Sunday (except the first Sunday of the month).

Upcoming dates:

Jul 12, 19, 26
Aug 9, 16, 23
Sep 13
Oct 11, 18
Nov 8, 15, 22
Dec 13

Where: UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla

Time: 2p.m. to 4 p.m.

Description: Take a scenic ride across UC San Diego, with stops at landmarks including the Theatre District, Rady School of Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Qualcomm Institute and east campus medical facilities including UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center and Thornton Hospital. The tour also features visits to several Stuart Collection sculptures, like the iconic “Sun God” and 180-ton granite “Bear,” as well as an opportunity to explore Geisel Library. Bus tours present a comprehensive look at how our 1,200-acre campus has taken shape, including its history, art and architecture.

Website: Reservation required.

Sign up here:

Admission: Free

Contact: Corlyn Vance, , (858) 534-4414

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La Jolla Town Council SUNSETTER Networking & Happy Hour

Come to the monthly La Jolla Town Council SunSetter Mixer every 3rd Thursday from 5pm-7pm to meet and mingle with your community leaders from politics, the arts, and non-profits, as well as merchants, business professionals, and neighbors!

Special Olympics TORCH RUN

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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the Special Olympics Movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremony of local Special Olympics competitions as well as State, National and World Games.

In 2015, the Flame of Hope will be lit from the rays of the sun in Greece, the home of the Olympics, and will travel across the sea to the United States where it will journey to communities throughout the country and Southern California, ending at the Opening Ceremony in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Day 8 Route 1 - has La Jolla’s route for the Special Olympics World Games Torch Run on July 18th as it leads up to LA for the games – make sure to mark your calendars so that you may participate in the festivities…please send to all of your associates, friends and family, so we can all join in to celebrate the beginning of this year's World Games!

La Jolla Shores Beach, 8200 Camino Del Oro Parking Lot, La Jolla
12:30pm Runners will ARRIVE at La Jolla Shores beach,
8200 Camino Del Oro parking lot
12:40pm RIGHT on Camino Del Oro
Run In: 2.4 Miles
0.1 LEFT on Avenida Del La Playa
0.1 RIGHT on Calle De la Plata
0.3 RIGHT on Paseo Dorado
0.3 LEFT on Spindrift Drive
0.1 LEFT on Princess Street
0.5 RIGHT on Torrey Pines Road
0.3 RIGHT on Prospect Place
0.5 RIGHT on Cave Street/Coast Boulevard
1:30pm ARRIVE at La Jolla Cove Park for Ceremony
1 Hour Ceremony at La Jolla Cove Park Lawn Bowling Club
1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla
2:35pm Lunch and Photo Opportunity

For more information, visit:

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Free Concerts By The Sea

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On a string of summer Sunday afternoons (schedule below) from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove is filled with the sounds of live music. These family-friendly FREE summer concerts are fun for matter what age...offering a wide range of musical styles for everyone's enjoyment in an ideal setting overlooking La Jolla Cove.

Gather your family and friends and join us for summer sun, fun and LIVE MUSIC!

July 19 THE HEROES sponsored by Charles White Rock & Roll

July 26 BILL MAGEE BLUES BAND sponsored by Blanchard, Krasner & French Blues

Aug. 2 BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH sponsored by City of SD Commission for Arts & Culture Americana/Country

Aug. 9 THEO AND THE ZYDECO PATROL sponsored by Kiwanis of La Jolla Cajun Blues

Aug. 16 INCENDIO sponsored by City of SD Commission for Arts & Culture Latin Jazz

Aug. 23 THE MIGHTY UNTOUCHABLES sponsored by Cymer Rock & Roll

Aug. 30 TODO MUNDO sponsored by Casa de Mañana World Music

Sept. 6 SUE PALMER & HER HOTEL SWING ORCHESTRA sponsored by White Sands of La Jolla Boogie Woogie, Swing

Bands play from 2pm – 4pm

LJVMA Village Marketing Collective Brown Bag Session

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The Vision Statement of the LJVMA Village Marketing Collective is “To provide a platform where current members of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association can gather to learn marketing, PR, social media skills and ideas to support their unique businesses and create a shared vision for the village of La Jolla.”

The meeting will be held as a brown-bag lunch & learn at the La Jolla Riford Branch Library, located at 7555 Draper Avenue, from 11:30am-1:00pm.

Please RSVP with your name, business name, and phone number, to by end of business day on the Monday before the meeting.

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Special Olympics World Games LA 2015

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La Jolla and UCSD will be the Host Town for 338 delegates from India prior to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015!

There are 177 countries participating in this spectacular sporting event and India is the largest country of delegates, 2nd to USA, that will be competing in this historical event. There will be international coverage and media attention, which has already begun. You can help make La Jolla the best Host Town of all of the Southern California Host Towns participating and volunteering.

We will need many volunteers to help make the Delegates feel at home. If you would like to donate your time, products or services while they are in La Jolla for 3 days, please contact Sheila Fortune at . We will be responsible for showing them our beautiful village, and the City of San Diego. They will stay at UCSD in the residence halls.

If you would like to make a donation to the La Jolla Host Town please visit the following link - all donations made on this link are tax deductible and will go directly to the La Jolla Host Town:

A big Thank You to LAZ/Sunset Parking for their generous donation as members of the Honorary Committee for the Southern California Special Olympics and supporters of the World Games Los Angeles 2015. LAZ committed a $65,000 donation and Mark Krasner of Blanchard Krasner and French committed a $5,000 donation, some of which will go directly to the La Jolla Host Town.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST by Kiwanis Club of La Jolla

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The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla presents its 51st Annual Pancake Breakfast, co-sponsored by the La Jolla Recreation Center's Centennial Celebration.  The event will feature all you can eat pancakes and sausages, raffle drawings and prizes, live music, pony rides, and face painting. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, or prior to the event at C&H Photo located at 7442 Girard Ave. Kids 10 and under are FREE.

SummerFest Under The Stars

Enjoy a free concert featuring Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, SummerFest artists and special guests, the San Diego Youth Symphony's International Youth Symphony.  

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 85 world-class artists and ensembles performing concerts from August 5 – August 28, 2015.

Since its inception in 1986, SummerFest has welcomed over 650 renowned artists and ensembles, four talented artistic directors and nearly a quarter of a million audience members at venues in San Diego and over the airwaves nationwide.

During every SummerFest since 1999, UCSD-TV has produced several TV programs from select SummerFest performances.

Annual Prince Chapel La Jolla BBQ Festival

Come taste who makes the best BBQ in La Jolla! Or, you can enter, too!

Join Prince Chapel in a day of food, fun, fellowship & music!

For more information, contact 858-459-0271.

Restaurant Week San Diego

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Dine at a discount as nearly 200 participating restaurants throughout the county offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus!  Admission ranges from $10-20 for lunch, and $20-50 for dinner.

Visit to find all of the locations, prices, and offerings.

The following restaurants in La Jolla Village are participating:

Bernini's Bistro
Brockton Villa
Cafe La Rue
Chedi Thai Bistro
Crab Catcher
George's California Modern
George's Ocean Terrace
NINE-TEN Restaurant
Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
The Hake Kitchen & Bar
The Marine Room
The Shores Restaurant

Fashion Week San Diego

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Fashion Week San Diego ® is a traditional fashion week to celebrate fashion & beauty industries by showcasing and highlighting the pulse of these entrepreneurs and what they are creating. Fashion Week San Diego is not just a week of runway shows, but a whole year of events. Check out the calendar. - See more at:

Fashion Week San Diego® takes an innovative and progressive approach to traditional fashion weeks by being open to the fashion industry & general public. This creates a fruitful environment for our emerging designers and can help create demand by the consumer. - See more at:

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La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

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The 2015 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its seventh annual season on October 10th and 11th in the heart of the village, on Girard Ave, between Prospect Street & Torrey Pines Road. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals in Southern California. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public.

Featuring the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the family art center and a wine and beer garden which will include premier wineries in addition to San Diego’s top breweries.

The festival was originally created by Friends of La Jolla Elementary, founders of the La Jolla Open Aire Market, and has most recently garnered the support and established a partnership with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised over $338,000.

Saturday, October 10, 10am-7pm
Sunday, October 11, 10am-6pm

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So Fine On Kline Block Party

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The "So Fine On Kline" block party is set for this November 8th, on Kline Street, between Girard and Ivanhoe Avenues.  

Activities for children will include jumpers, tall slides, pony rides, petting zoo and art projects.  For the adults, there will be a beer garden, food, a 50/50 raffle (winner takes home 50 percent of event proceeds), and music from artists TBD.  

Free admission.  For more information or to get involved, please email

The Farmers Insurance Open

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1/28-31/16: Farmers Insurance Open
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Seven-time champion Tiger Woods and other top players on the PGA Tour compete in this annual golf tournament while also raising money for local at-risk youth and military families.

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Concours d’Elegance

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It is fitting that when translated into Spanish, La Jolla means “the jewel,” because La Jolla truly is the diamond of the West Coast. La Jolla has become the embodiment of luxury, class and style in San Diego. The chic allure of La Jolla’s avenues has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the tenth year at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and The La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50’s classics, American sports cars (with a salute to GM on their 100th anniversary), and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. Spectators from all over the nation come to the breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics. This year, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be tipping its hat to some of the world’s finest Classics: Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Cadillac, and of course Duesenberg. We hope once again that if diamonds are forever, then cars are timeless.


According to Webster, “Concours” comes from the French, and means “a crowd or confluence of things; also a park promenade.” The term conjures up romantic visions of beautiful women in haute couture in a park-like setting surrounded by sparkling coaches, glistening groomed horses, gorgeous flowers, champagne, fine art and sculpture, and later, by the finest automotive art.

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