Best Bets for things to do in La Jolla, Sept. 12-19, 2013
Haute Night on Tap
The next Village Merchants Association’s Haute La Jolla Nights will run 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 throughout La Jolla Village. The monthly event features street concerts, art gallery receptions, shopping deals and dining specials. Free. (858) 454-5718. LaJollabytheSea.com
Art historian Linda Blair will discuss, “Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cézanne,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Members: $14. Non-members: $19. Register at (858) 454-5872 or ljathenaeum.org/lectures
The Athenaeum will present its semi-annual Book & Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 on the grounds of the music and arts library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
Browse for furniture, jewelry, kitchenware, clothing, electronics and more at La Jolla Lutheran Church’s annual rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Proceeds benefit San Diego Youth Services and Feeding America San Diego. Unsold items will be donated to the San Diego Rescue Mission. Payment is cash only. (858) 454-6459. LaJollaLutheranChurch.com
See Jane Russell and Jack Buetel in the 1943 Western, “The Outlaw,” directed by Howard Hawkes, 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free admission. (858) 455-7857. lajollalibrary.org
The Sakura Ikebana Group of the Ohara School, led by Jackie Zhang, will hold its third annual Ikebana Exhibition, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free admission. (858) 455-7857. lajollalibrary.org
Carolyn Shadle and John Meyer will offer a multi-media presentation about their recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with Road Scholar (Elderhostel), as guests of the La Jolla Photo Travelers Club, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. east of Soledad Mountain Road in Pacific Beach. They will share color, music and stories about the folk art of the region and the rich Oaxacan December holiday celebrations, culminating with the Radish Festival. Free admission, parking and refreshments.
Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation continues its 20th anniversary screenings of new-and-classic animated short films on weekends through Nov. 23. Celebrity guest Billy West appears Sept. 13-14 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. for Q&As, photos and autographs. West is a voice talent for “Futurama,” “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” “Looney Tunes,” and commercials, such as the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee and the Red M&M. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. Note: Admission is restricted to ages 18 and older. IDs checked at the door. Tickets, dates and showtimes at: SpikeAndMike.com
San Diego Restaurant Week
The second annual #SDRWTaste2013 from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, will kick off San Diego Restaurant Week (Sept. 15-20) at the Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier. At this tasting event, more than 40 of Restaurant Week’s best restaurants will serve up samples of house specialties. Each food sample will be paired with a unique beverage to enhance the flavors of each dish. Tickets are $60 at SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com
Part of the proceeds will be given to the San Diego Food Bank and Mama’s Kitchen.
During San Diego Restaurant Week, choose from more than 180 of San Diego’s most delightful and delicious eateries for three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person, and lunch pairings at prix-fixe menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person depending on the restaurant.
There are no passes to buy, no coupons to carry and no cards to punch, just a quick call to the restaurant of your choice to make reservations. (619) 233-5008. SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com
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