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Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Oct. 17-24

BEST BETS OCT-172013-triathalon challenge

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, La Jolla Cove. The Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) boasts an all new “challenge distance” triathlon course consisting of a 1 mile swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country. Athletes compete side by side with Ironman® champions, world-class challenged athletes, celebrities and other enthusiasts while raising important funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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

Lori Bell

Fourth Friday Jazz: 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.

Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Sept. 12-20

sea days birch aquarium

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.

Best Bets for things to do in La Jolla, Sept. 12-19, 2013

A scene from a Haute Night event in June. File

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.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Sept. 5-12

scared music

Sacred Music Recital A keyboard concert, hosted by AmateurPianists, will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Admission is free. (858) 432-3004. Lavine/Levine Show An exhibition of 24 photographs by Arthur Lavine (Rancho Bernardo) arranged side by side with 24 photographs by Dana Levine (La [...]

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 22-29


BetaMaxx, performs 1980s hits, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the next Cove Concert in Scripps Park. There will be a concession stand and raffles, too.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 16-Aug. 23, 2013


Paper theater (aka toy or tabletop theatre) was a popular Victorian-era pastime when families gathered, after hours of cutting and pasting, to bring a play to life. UCSD’s Geisel Library will celebrate paper theater with a production in a scale model theater at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 in the Seuss Room. An exhibit of replicas and modern takes on paper theater will be featured all weekend long (noon to 5 p.m.) Free. (858) 822-5758

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 8-16

Kevin Sciretta, Marla Caceres, Travis Turner, Andel Sudik, Frank Caeti and Mitchell Fain in ‘The Good, the Bad and the I-5.’ Todd Rosenberg.

Finest City Satire

The San Diego-centric Second City improv production, “The Good, the Bad and the I-5,” takes the Mandell Weiss Forum stage at La Jolla Playhouse, matinees, evenings now through Sept. 1. “Their writers spent several days immersing themselves in San Diego neighborhoods, institutions, culture, politics and sports, and are now putting together an original piece that both celebrates and spoofs our beloved city in their inimitable Second City style,” said Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Tickets: $15-$50. (858) 550-1010.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Aug. 1-8

A 1951 portrait of Salvador Dali by Arnold Newman. Courtesy

San Diego Museum of Art presents “Arnold Newman: Masterclass” through Sept. 8 at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. The exhibition features the portraits of artists, writers, scientists, political figures, business leaders, and everyday people on which Newman’s extraordinary reputation was founded, but also allows visitors a view of Newman’s lesser-known works of landscape, architectural and abstract photography. The show includes 10 of the 59 Newman photographs in the museum’s permanent collection. This retrospective is the first since his death in 2006. Newman believed a man or woman should be admired for concrete accomplishments, not for some mystical idea of “inner’” qualities. Hence, he depicted Stravinsky at a piano, Picasso in his studio and senators and businessmen in rooms full of the trappings of power. Related event: “Symposium: New Thoughts on the Photographic Portrait,” 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, open to 9 p.m. Thursday, closed Wednesdays. Adults: $12. (619) 232-7931.

Best Bets for Fun Things to Do in and around La Jolla, July 4-11

Irina Bessonova

Free outdoor performances with concession stand, raffles, begin 2-4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 1 at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. (858)

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