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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. Share your photos and posts using #LaJollaLove!

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La Jolla Library Art Gallery Exhibition

The La Jolla Library Art Gallery Exhibition Enters Its Final Week
THE COLORS OF CALIFORNIA: Paintings by Erin Hanson

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This popular California centric exhibition showcasing the vibrant works of Erin Hanson comes to a close this weekend after a brilliantly received seasonal show. Local area lovers of vibrant impasto and impressionism are invited to visit before the doors close on January 31st. Colors of California: Paintings by Erin Hanson is curated by the La Jolla Library Art Gallery. A portion of all sales benefits the library cultural programming.

This exhibition opened on November 16th with its final viewing available on January 31st.

Where: 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla 92037

This exhibition is free to the public during library hours:
Mon 9:30 - 5:30 pm
Tues 12:30 – 8:00 pm
Wed 12:30 – 8:00 pm
Thurs 9:30 - 5:30 pm
Fri 9:30 - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 - 2:30 pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00 pm

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The La Jolla Library Art Gallery has established itself in the community and city of San Diego as a gallery promoting emerging and local artists, hosting juried, invitational, theme shows of painting and mixed media, and photo exhibitions.

Erin Hanson has developed a unique style of painting, her richly textured oil paintings are filled with vibrant color and motion. She captures the fleeting and abstract experience of a beautiful landscape with COLOR. This is the most notable first impression of her work and its style of loose impressionism with a modern touch. Images from Monterey to Central California Wine Country, to the deserts and beaches of Southern California, her pictures capture the natural beauty of the landscape around her.

Arlene Powers
La Jolla Library Art Gallery

Tags: Art, Family, Free

A Night to Network

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
5:30pm to 8:00pm
La Jolla Woman’s Club
7791 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

RSVP to by January 22nd, 2015

Open to men and women professionals and businesses.Please join us for a night of networking at the La Jolla Woman’s Club.
A complimentary event with Appetizers, Cash Bar, and...
Guest Speaker: Tracie Hasse, a LinkedIn specialist, Networking & Referral Pipeline Expert.

No matter your profession, join to optimize face to face networking, learn why linkedIn is the most efficient social channel, and generate more referral partners to take your business to the next level and create more opportunities.

Tags: Free

Pillar of Light Celebration

Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Congregational Church of La Jolla invite the whole community to join them for its 3rd annual Pillar of Light Celebration Thursday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 30.

Every year the event honors people who have made an important impact on the San Diego community, and also aims to help revive people’s souls after the holiday season. This year’s honorees are Leon Chow and Dr. Bob Gillespie.

Chow is a local merchant and active community member who is part of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, La Jolla Kiwanis Club and the La Jolla Elementary Technology Committee. He’s also active in many community events throughout the year.

Dr. Gillespie is a board-certified cardiologist and researcher at Sharp Hospital in San Diego. He’s volunteers as a mentor at Oak Park School, and also speaks at schools, churches, and community groups to address the devastating impact of cardiac issues in the African American community.

The event will also feature nationally known evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr., who will speak both nights, and musical performances by a talented local harpist and the San Diego Chapter of Gospel Music Workshop of America.

The fun, family-friendly event is open to the public and is sure to be a great time for everyone in the family.

Activities begin at 7 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, and the events will be hosted at the Congregational Church of La Jolla, located at 1216 Cave St. For more information on Congregational Church of La Jolla, go to For more information on Prince Chapel by the Sea, go to

Tags: Family, Free

SD Museum Month: Half Off Admissions

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Leap into 45 museums in San Diego this February. Presented by Macy's, this popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 45 San Diego Museum Council membership museums. The savings encourages locals and visitors to explore a variety of arts, culture and science-oriented destinations. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for edutainment, creating memories and fun for the whole family.

Museum Month Passes may be picked up starting February 1, 2015 at any of Macy's fourteen locations in the San Diego Area, Temecula and Imperial Valley. The passes are free to obtain while supplies last. With a pass, up to four visitors can gain admission to any of the over 40 participating museums for half-price. Plus, you can use the pass all month long!

Locations in La Jolla include:

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
La Jolla Historical Society
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

For more locations and museum information, visit:

Tags: Family

The Farmers Insurance Open

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The Farmers Insurance Open is a professional golf tournament and the PGA TOUR stop in San Diego. 

For more information, visit:

Tags: Outdoors, golf

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.

Tags: Free

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.

Tags: Family, Outdoors

La Jolla Half Marathon

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The La Jolla Half Marathon is 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.


Tags: Family, Outdoors, Run

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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