The famous Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake breakfast returns to the La Jolla Rec Center 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 615 Prospect St. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee, as well as live music, children’s activities and a raffle with items donated by local merchants is set. Tickets at the door: $10, free for ages 10 and younger. (858) 945-2280.
Join shark expert Dan Cartamil for a Perspectives On Ocean Science lecture as he explores how sharks migrating between California and Mexico are threatened by commercial fishing activity, and the efforts in both countries to protect them, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets: $8, members free. RSVP (858) 534-5771.
La Jolla Art Association presents “Fresh Air,” on view 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through July 15 at 8100 Paseo Del Ocaso. The show features the work of Plein Air Painters of America, San Diego. (858) 459-1196.
La Jolla Pen Women presents “Salute to Opera and a Few Feisty Divas,” 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, Point Loma. The program includes a narrated slide presentation showcasing divine divas and musical performances. Suggested donation $5. (619) 223-8074. AHoiberg@sbcglobal.net
The Farrell Family Jazz series at the Athenaeum closes with The Kendra Shank Quartet, featuring Geoffrey Keezer on piano, Hamilton Price on bass and Zach Harmon on drums, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17. Tickets: $21-26. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5862.
Women’s Empowerment International (WE) presents its annual celebration, “Building Prosperity for Women in Poverty,” 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at UC San Diego Great Hall (Pangea Drive off North Torrey Pines Road). The event includes presentations from San Diego women, updates on WE’s efforts in Ghana, and WE’s upcoming projects. Free. (619) 333-0026.
North Coast Repertory Theater presents a stage reading of “Middle School Lessons,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 14. The play portrays a mother’s effort to protect her son from bullying and how that affects her marriage, friendships, community and her son. Free. 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055.