Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Sept. 12-20
Diving into the Deep Sea
Meet Scripps Oceanography researchers and learn about the ecology of rare ecosystems like the deep-sea methane seeps and hydrothermal vents at the next SEA DAYS presentation, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at Birch Aquarium. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Guests will also explore the world of fascinating marine creatures and discover their strange and unusual adaptations for survival. Admission: $12.50-$17. (858) 534-3474. aquarium.ucsd.edu
No Mad Hatters Allowed!
The La Jolla Community Center will host its second annual “Sip & See” Tea Party, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. In addition to tea and treats, guests may shop from exclusive boutiques, bid on silent auction items and join raffles. Tickets include valet parking: $15 members/$20 nonmembers. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org
Finding Family Roots
Genealogist Alice Colby Volkert will present “Through Their Eyes,” with insights on how to find “mystery” relatives at the next Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meeting, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Robinson Auditorium complex at UCSD. Map and parking details at www.cgssd.org
Free Jazz Concert
The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) orchestra, conducted by Steven Schick, will give a free performance reading of five new works, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD campus. The concert is the culmination of a yearlong program with the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, and the five composers will be in attendance. An audience Q&A will be held after the show. Reservations: (858) 534-4637. www.eventbrite.com. Parking information: www.lajollasymphony.com or ucsd.edu
Tale of Two Painters
Art historian Linda Blair will continue her lecture series “Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cézanne,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The discussions will examine their art, the role of art in their lives, and the possible relationship between their burdened personalities and the art they produced. Tickets: $14/$19. (858) 454-5872. www.ljathenaeum.org/lectures
Fall Music Series
The Athenaeum’s jazz program returns to The Auditorium at TSRI, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, for its annual 8 p.m. fall series, featuring San Diego debuts by three top ensembles — the Hammond B3 organ trio of Goldings/Bernstein/Stewart (Sept. 25); trumpet-virtuoso Dave Douglas’s latest celebrated quintet (Oct. 9); and pianist Fred Hersch’s trio (Nov. 11).
Seating is limited for the Wednesday night concerts and early reservations are advised. Series tickets for members are $84, non-members $99; individual concerts are $30, $35 at (858) 454-5872 or www.ljathenaeum.org/jazz
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will celebrate the brightest full moon of the year, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 404 Third Ave. downtown. Mooncakes will be served, and storytellers will relate Chinese legends about the jade rabbit and fairy princess living on the moon. There will also be arts and crafts, and a calligraphy demonstration. (619) 338-9888. Admission: $4. Kids age 12 and younger, attend for free.
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