An estimated 50,000 people attended the fifth annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, Oct. 12-13, as visitors strolled up and down Girard Avenue viewing works from an eclectic array of artists, also enjoying fine wine, craft beer, live music, gourmet food, roving circus performers and more. The annual event is a fundraiser for La Jolla public schools.
The La Jolla Community Center hosted its second annual “Sip & See” Tea Party, Sept. 21, 2013 where along with tea and treats, guests shopped from boutiques, bid on silent auction items, and tested their luck in a prize raffle. It was all to benefit programs and events at the center.
After 30 years of planning, controversy, fundraising and hard work, the new San Diego Central Library is finally a reality, and deserves a rousing cheer, or three. An impressive triumph of form and function, it is the city’s grandest collaboration, a partnering of private and public sectors, including the Library Foundation, San Diego Unified School District, dozens of corporate sponsors and more than three thousand individual donors.
La Jolla Town Council’s monthly networking and social event, The SunSetter, featured fashions from the Goodwill store on Girard Avenue. About 100 people gathered at the Woman’s Club on Sept. 19, 2013 to network, see some seacoast styling and take their chances on a raffle — all set to the music of DJ LXIX. Models from the community presented three types of clothing in three mini shows. It opened with casual looks, followed by glamorous, and then vintage-inspired attire. Patrons had the opportunity to buy the clothes on display after the show, and some pieces remain at the Goodwill store’s location in La Jolla Village.
The saints came marchin’ in at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 24th annual gala Sept. 6, 2013 which featured a salute to “New Orleans and All That Jazz.” Guests in their Mardi Gras marvels were treated to cocktails and appetizers, a Creole-inspired dinner catered by the La Jolla Hyatt Regency, and a high-energy afterparty with dancing and entertainment from jazz bands and zydeco performers. Proceeds from the gala support the Athenaeum’s arts and music mission. The design committee spent two weeks bringing the Bayou to the library’s rooms and table settings. Ann Craig chaired the event with co-chairs Ginny Black and Alice Brana, assisted by a committee of 36.
San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Taste at the Cove, took place Sept. 5, 2013 to honor heavy hitters in the sports and medical fields. The 12th annual event at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove featured food from 30 of San Diego’s best restaurants, hosted bars, a swimwear fashion show by Sauvage, opportunity drawings, and silent and live auctions. The event benefits SDSMF’s mission to provide a medical safety net for injured youth with limited financial means in order to return them back to health, sports and life.
Hundreds of contemporary art patrons donned their finest Saint-Tropez-inspired attire for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s 37th annual gala, Monte Carlo: A Night at Les Caves, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at the museum on Prospect Street in La Jolla. The French Riviera-themed gala included dinner by La Jolla chefs Ryan Johnston and Giuseppe Ciuffa and dessert by Michele Coulon. Proceeds from the event, chaired by Sonia and Gavin Mandelbaum, help fund the museum’s exhibitions and education programs.
Lights! Camera! Action! That’s what homeowners need to defend against crime, said San Diego Police Department Community Relations Officer Larry Hesselgesser to the group who gathered at the La Jolla Community Center Aug. 28 to hear his presentation on safety precautions.
Sep 5, 2013 | Posted in La Jolla Life
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The Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s A-List Members had their choice of, well, everything at the “Member’s Choice: Pick Your Poison” event Aug. 29, 2013 at the Athenaeum facilities in La Jolla. Members viewed paintings, sculptures, photos and other art submissions, sipping a cocktail from the create-your-own-cocktail bar (where they had the choice of flavored vodka and mix-ins), before voting for their art favorites. In the music room, they had their choice of songs from pianist Joshua White and their choice of items up for bid in the silent auction. Artists with work on display were available to discuss their projects and earn some votes.
From the molé sliders that started off the evening to the tequila sunrises that ended it, “Sabores de las Américas: Tijuana, Baja & Beyond,” co-hosted by TJ’s Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture (IMAC) and the Institute of the Americas, was a tasty event held Aug. 24, 2013 at Institute of the Americas’ facilities at UC San Diego in La Jolla. More than 200 guests from both sides of the border mixed and mingled, sipping espressos, viewing the artworks, and enjoying the smooth moves of tango duo Miguel & Sandra, the fiery flamenco dancing of Norma Michel, and the bilingual cabaret of sultry songstress Madame Ur and her Hombres. “We are bi-nationals,” said Mariza Sanchez, an artist and art consultant who lives in La Jolla. “And it’s time for Tijuana to show us their faces here.”