Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Fourth Friday Jazz

Lori Bell

La Jolla Community Center will host Lori Bell & Friends for the next concert of its monthly series, Friday, Sept 27 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Doors open 7 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m. For this program, Bell will be joined by guitarist Peter Sprague and bassist Rob Magnusson. Advance tickets ($15 members, $20 non-members) include the concert, hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and free valet parking. At the door: $20 and $25. (858) 459-0831.

Artist Event

A work by Mary Ellen Long from her "Roots' exhibition

Caption:   ‘In 2002, the San Juan Mountains, adjacent to Durango, were ravaged by fire. This fire came very close to my home and studio. A fire break was made on my land. In this process, roots of oak, aspen and pine were revealed and I collected them. I began wrapping them in handmade paper and dipping them in sumi ink. Their complex forms and functions began to fascinate me,’ Mary Ellen Long of her ‘Roots’ work.

Multi-media artist Mary Ellen Long will present an exhibition titled, “Roots,” along with a trunk show and sale of her collages, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery, 1008 Wall St. A San Diegan now living in Colorado, she’s been the artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango, Colo., since 2004, creating more than 25 site installations along the wild trails. and

Economic Roundtable

John Williams, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will present an “Economic Outlook,” 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct.  3, at UC San Diego Faculty Club on campus. Williams’ research focuses on monetary policy under uncertainty, innovation, productivity and business cycles. He has collaborated with economists throughout the country and across the globe to examine economic and policy issues from different perspectives. Tickets: $50 (includes talk, breakfast and parking) at, or (858) 534-9710.

Art Lecture

Historian Linda Blair concludes her lecture series, “Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cézanne,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St.  Tickets: $14/$19. (858) 454-5872.

ArtPower! Presents

With eight album releases, four full-length film scores, and a tour with Sigur Rós under his belt, 26- year-old composer Ólafur Arnalds is one of Iceland’s most tireless and creative exports. Inextricably linked to the expansive, glacial imagery of his homeland, he composes shadowy, wistful chamber music layered with delicate pop harmonies and ambient effects. Since the release of his 2007 debut, “Eulogy for Evolution,” Ólafur’s small-scale live shows have taken him across the globe. Hear him, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at The Loft, UC San Diego. Bites and beverages 7 p.m. Conversation with the artist during intermission. Tickets: $18, $28. (858) 534-8497.

Final Curtains!

Caption:  (Foreground) Miles Anderson as Shylock and Krystel Lucas as Portia with Jeremy Fisher as Stephano, Ryman Sneed as Nerissa and Charles Janasz as the Duke of Venice in The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Festival production of The Merchant of Venice. Michael Lamont.

Playing in repertory through Sept. 29  when the Old Globe’s 2013 Summer Shakespeare Festival in Balboa Park closes, are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Merchant of Venice,” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Tickets: (619) 234-5623.

Horse Hockey

The San Diego Polo Club’s 2013 season comes to a close, Sunday, Sept. 29 with the USPA Spreckels Cup Finals. The event will sport a Great Gatsby theme. Sundance Hills Drill Team Demonstration: 1 p.m. Santa Fe Hunt Demonstration: 1:30 p.m. Tournament play: 2 p.m. 7th Chukker After Party & Music, presented by the Belly Up of Solana Beach, 5-7 p.m.  Antique biplanes on display all afternoon will take off at 5 p.m. 14555 El Camino Real, on the border of Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. VIP tickets: $30 (reservations required). General admission: $12 (free to children 12 and younger). Parking: $10. (858) 481-9217.

Dive into Swim Benefit

The 13th annual La Jolla 10-mile water relay, “A Celebration of Swimming and Community Giving,” runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at La Jolla Cove.

This year’s event will benefit the American Diabetes Association and San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation. Register a team name and recruit swimming teammates. Wetsuits, fins and snorkels are allowed in the age-group categories. The $50 per swimmer entry fee includes T-shirts and swim caps for each team, plus race day prizes and awards. and

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