Art

  • Playwright Mike Lew speaks to budding dramatists at La Jolla High

    Playwright Mike Lew speaks to budding dramatists at La Jolla High

    In a rare opportunity to pull back the curtain on theater production in an intimate setting, La Jolla High School graduate and playwright Mike Lew stopped by his Alma Mater to talk to English and drama students Sept. 12. His production “Tiger Style” is playing at La Jolla Playhouse through Oct....

  • Theater Review: Cultures clash and results are laughs in 'Tiger Style' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Theater Review: Cultures clash and results are laughs in 'Tiger Style' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Mike Lew must have had a grand plan for his future after he graduated from La Jolla High School to start a career in the theater. He went to Julliard to earn an artist diploma in playwriting, and at Yale, he earned a B.A. with a double major in directing and writing. His work has appeared in theaters...

  • Gill's Village: Multi institution exhibit pays homage to architect Irving Gill

    Gill's Village: Multi institution exhibit pays homage to architect Irving Gill

    When it comes to La Jolla’s history and architecture, there are few more significant players than architect Irving Gill (1870-1936). When it came to giving La Jolla’s early civic, educational and scientific institutions a home, it was Gill who built them.  La Jolla Historical Society executive...

  • New art lines the walls of café gallery in Bird Rock

    New art lines the walls of café gallery in Bird Rock

    Through the month of September, internationally acclaimed artist Peggy Hinaekian is exhibiting her abstract work on canvas, along with signed and numbered prints, at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. Also on exhibit are the photographs of La Jolla High School sophomores Mack Bonebrake...

  • Exhibit showcases groundbreaking local photographers

    Exhibit showcases groundbreaking local photographers

    Starting Friday, Sept. 23, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) galleries in La Jolla will offer a 10-week look at "The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium." The exhibition highlights a network of artists connected with UCSD's Visual Art Department who, from...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 8-15

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 8-15

    A Magic Carpet Ride The next J*Company Youth Theatre production will take theater-goers to a “whole new world” with “Aladdin, Jr.” Sept. 10-25 in the Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. It’s based on the Academy-Award winning musical Disney film about a homeless...

  • Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    The 15th edition of the La Jolla Cove 10 Mile Relay, “A Celebration of Swimming and Community Giving,” is planned to take place 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The event was not held in 2014 due to the construction at the Cove, and while the current sea lion situation is less than ideal, relay organizers...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, September 8

    La Jolla News Nuggets, September 8

    Colleagues honor Dr. Tsien upon his passing A memorial service is being planned for Roger Tsien, a longtime UC San Diego medical professor and Nobel laureate who died of unknown causes last week in Oregon at the age of 64. Tsien taught pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at the UCSD School...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar, Sept. 8-15

    ▪ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which conducts daily lectures and seminars for members over 50 years old, will have an open house for new or interested members. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10. UCSD extension campus, 9600 North Torrey Pines. (858) 534-3409. olli.ucsd.edu Thursday, Sept. 8 ▪ Sunrise...

  • All Hallows Academy: Pursuit of excellence in education in La Jolla/San Diego County

    All Hallows Academy: Pursuit of excellence in education in La Jolla/San Diego County

    — BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Jill Platt, principal of All Hallows Academy in La Jolla, knows the value of Catholic education. She’s been involved in it for more than 20 years, including the last five at the TK (Transitional Kindergarten)-through eighth-grade school on Nautilus Street that opened way back...

  • Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Challenged athlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson will swim his most important race in the Rio Paralympic Games on Sept. 13, one day before his 28th birthday. “For that day, the best gift will be to have won the gold medal,” he said. The Riverside native is one of 120 athletes competing with Team USA in the...

  • La Jolla Parks & Beaches moves to secure 'sea lion busters'

    La Jolla Parks & Beaches moves to secure 'sea lion busters'

    To get the ball rolling, now six weeks after marine biologist Doyle Hanan turned in his report on the sea lion population at The Cove to the City of San Diego, the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) advisory group voted to send a letter to the Mayor and the Park & Rec Department to prompt action...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 1-7

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 1-7

    See It While You Can ▪ “Life Speaks,” featuring still life paintings that resonate with the 25 female artists showing works, concludes Sept. 10 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free during library hours. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org ▪ In another juried art show, 32 artists have...

  • Soaring to Recovery: Veterans try paragliding to find inspiration in La Jolla

    Soaring to Recovery: Veterans try paragliding to find inspiration in La Jolla

    Army Veteran Damien Burch came back from Iraq and Afghanistan unscathed physically, but mentally and emotionally, his struggles are as real as any other. He battles anxiety and alcoholism on a daily basis. However, in collaboration with the non-profit group Warrior Passion, he organized a paragliding...

  • MCASD prepares for expansion, closing exhibits in Jan.

    MCASD prepares for expansion, closing exhibits in Jan.

    Although still without a construction start date, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) campus at 700 Prospect St., announced it will close its La Jolla galleries in January to begin preparing for some big changes. “We need to get our building ready for construction,” said Deputy Director...

  • Lifeguarding is a career choice for Dana Nelsen

    Lifeguarding is a career choice for Dana Nelsen

    — KNOW YOUR LIFEGUARD: When I went to meet permanent lifeguard Dana Nelsen at La Jolla Shores for the last interview of our Know Your Lifeguards series, one of her colleagues told me, “Oh, are you interviewing the best lifeguard in all of San Diego?” It’s hard to verify if the statement is true,...

  • La Jolla’s summer-concert series could end in 2016

    La Jolla’s summer-concert series could end in 2016

    In an unexpected move, the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea board of directors recently announced the 2016 season would be its last, unless a “substantial, long-term funding source” comes forward to underwrite the free summer concerts in Scripps Park. According to press material, “The board of directors...

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