La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 5

Something to See

The work of award-winning artist and 17-year teacher at The Bishop’s School, Susan J. Osborn, is on display in the exhibition “Fields of Color” at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 7-Nov. 3. An artist reception is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Free. (619) 286-1361 or (619) 668-3280.

The San Diego Sakura study group and Ohara School of Ikebana present an exhibition of Ikebana flower arranging, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Displays, demonstrations (1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday), sushi, cards and other cultural displays. Free. (858) 455-7857 or (760) 815-9748.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s seminar in contemporary art is back, and will address the major topics that drive today’s art world. Sessions will introduce you to new artists, review pivotal artworks and highlight MCASD’s collection. The next session is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 to talk about Relational Aesthetics at The LOT, 7611 Fay Ave. Tickets: $15-$20. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.org

The “Painters Room” featuring new works by four Los Angeles artists (Charles Arnoldi, Jacob Melchi, Michael Reafsnyder and Britton Tolliver) is on view through Oct. 13 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., Suite 201. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com

Athenaeum Art and Music

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library kicks off its three-concert Acoustic Evenings series with Mark Goffeney, Lisa Sanders and Travis Oliver, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at 1008 Wall St. Concerts showcase local, San Diego acoustic musicians. Featured performers are available at the intermission reception and post-concert meet-and-greet. Tickets: $12-$17 per concert, $30-$45 series. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/acoustics-concert-series

The Athenaeum’s jazz program returns to The Auditorium at TSRI for its fall series, this time featuring a celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday. Danilo Pérez with Ben Street and Adam Cruz opens, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets: $84-$99 for the series, $30-$35 individual concerts. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-tsri

This season’s Athenaeum Art History lecture focuses on “German Art of the 20th Century,” presented by Cornelia Frye at 1008 Wall St. The four-part series kicks off 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 with “1905-1913: Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter,” a look at the first official German Expresionist movement, Die Brücke (The Bridge) and Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) in which artists attempted to demonstrate that the roots of modern art can be traced to Non-Western sources. Lectures $14-$19, series $48-$68 series. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures

Walk and Run

La Jolla Historical Society will host an organized Historic La Jolla Walking Tour as part of the month-long “Archtoberfest” celebrations of San Diego Architecture and Design Month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, check-in at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. Participants will receive a walking tour map that includes the location of stations along the route. At each station, a docent will provide a short presentation and show historic photographs. Free. RSVP not required. lajollahistory.org

To kick-off Fire Prevention Week, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is holding the second 5K & Kids Run (and Fire Safety Expo) Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m., kids one-mile fun run at 9 a.m. and “sparky sprint” for those ages 3-5 at 9:30 a.m. Run with firefighters and raise funds to support the Foundation’s mission of providing enhanced equipment, training, technology and community education resources to support the SD Fire-Rescue Department. sdfirerescue.org

Listen Up

Listen to Southern California’s top opera singers every second Wednesday at Opera Wednesdays at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The next concert is 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The artists will consist of past and present Metropolitan Opera Competition Winners, active San Diego Opera performers and guests who have sung all over the world. $10 suggested donation. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Maker Faire San Diego is coming to Balboa Park Oct. 7-8 with the mission of entertaining and educating the innovators, the creative and the curious. Inquiring minds will not want to miss The Living Library, a collection of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who will openly and candidly share stories about their lives. Storytellers include survivors of trauma, students with special needs, and members of the blind and disabled communities. Each storyteller is an open book, ready to answer questions like, “What’s it like to be you?” sandiego.makerfaire.com

The Crisis of Commemoration: First contacts in the Americas,” is a lecture set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at UC San Diego Institute of the Americas, 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road. The aim is to spark dialogue about the experience between Indigenous People and the Europeans in the Americans, and the struggle to recognize Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus Day. Free, refreshments provided. iahlecture10517.eventbrite.com or iah.ucsd.edu

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