Events

  • ASIAN FILM FEST SPRING SHOWCASE: Women in director’s chair

    ASIAN FILM FEST SPRING SHOWCASE: Women in director’s chair

    The eighth annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, from Pacific Arts Movement, will feature 15 films from eight countries — with more than half directed by women — screening April 19-26 at Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas and the Natural History Museum Theater in Balboa Park. Festival...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 26

    Focus on Dementia Monarch Cottage will present a two-part panel discussion about aging issues at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. “Hope After the Diagnosis,” is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26; and “Finding Joy in the Journey,” is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Free. RSVP: (619) 955-0492 or...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar April 19

    Thursday, April 19 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar April 12

    Dance the Night Away The Ballroom Dance Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road. Dinner is served and there’s music provided by a live band. $60 per couple. Newcomers welcome. RSVP: (703) 505-9654. Thursday, April 12 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 5

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 5

    Time to Give Blood San Diego Blood Bank and La Jolla Commons partner for a blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday April 11 at La Jolla Commons Park/West Courtyard, 4747 Executive Drive. One pint of blood, the amount volunteers give when they donate, can save up to three lives. Donors must be...

  • Secret Garden Tour will showcase La Jolla courtyards

    Secret Garden Tour will showcase La Jolla courtyards

    “Courtyards on the Coastline,” the theme of the 20th annual La Jolla Historical Society’s Secret Garden Tour, will offer views of the landscapes and seascapes that grace La Jolla. Tickets are now on sale for the benefit, slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The six houses on the tour...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 29

    Library Closing Dates No April foolin’! The La Jolla Riford Library will close for four days: Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 in honor of the Cesar Chavez Holiday; and Sunday, April 1 and Monday, April 2 for building maintenance. The library will reopen Tuesday, April 3. (858) 552-1657....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 22

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 22

    A look at events happening in La Jolla this week, including community advisory meetings, exercise classes, lectures, technology help, dog adoption events, rotary club meetings and more

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 15

    All About Camellias Dean Turney, past president of San Diego Camellia Society, will bring specimens of many varieties and talk about their planting and care at the La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Free. lajollagardenclub.org Thursday,...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 8

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 8

    Bargain Shopping The 58th annual La Jolla United Methodist Church rummage sale runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Find furniture, housewares, clothing, Christmas items, books, toys, jewelry and kids’ wear. (858) 454-7108. lajollaunitedmethodist.org Thursday, March...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 1

    Thursday, March 1 Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 453-6719. lajollalibrary.org Chair Yoga, 10:15 a.m. Community Center, 6811 La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 22

    Attention Bargain Hunters! St. James By-the-Sea’s annual White Elephant Sale opens with First Choice Night Party, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 (admission $15 at the door, includes wine and appetizers); the main sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; the half-price sale noon, Sunday Feb. 25; and...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 15

    Growing Greenery Jackie Seidman, of Jackie and the Beanstalk, will speak about how to refresh landscaping at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Guests welcome. lajollagardenclub.org Thursday, Feb. 15 Sunrise Rotary Club of La...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 8

    Thursday, Feb. 8 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • Bodhi Tree concerts to honor Leonard Bernstein

    Bodhi Tree concerts to honor Leonard Bernstein

    The mere mention of the name Leonard Bernstein invokes musical memories of the Golden Age of Broadway — think “New York, New York” from “On The Town” (1944) and “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story” (1957). But according to singer Angelina Réaux, who knew the late composer and conductor, there...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 1

    This year’s Go Red for Women, an event that raises awareness for Women’s heart health, shines the spotlight on the UC San Diego Health Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 9434 Medical Center Drive. The ceremony and reception focus on raising awareness for the prevention of...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 25

    Fun for Surfers Benefit The One-Wave Challenge & Beach Run returns to benefit Boys to Men mentoring, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 in La Jolla Shores. Participants will once again attempt to break the world record for the number of surfers riding one wave (it currently stands at 199). There is also...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 18

    Thursday, Jan. 18 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar, Jan. 11

    Thursday, Jan. 11 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Commity Calendar, Jan. 4

    Seal Strolls Harbor Seal Pupping Season is in full swing in La Jolla (Dec. 15-May 15 annually), so the Sierra Club Seal Society will present free illustrated talks about the local colony followed by a short walk to the rookery at Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach), 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 leaving...

  • POLAR DISORDER: 'Cub' reporter finds La Jolla plunge un-BEAR-able

    POLAR DISORDER: 'Cub' reporter finds La Jolla plunge un-BEAR-able

    I wade slowly out into the Pacific from La Jolla Shores, my eyes on La Jolla Cove to the south. I have come to swim the mile there and back today, returning triumphant — like many of the real men around me at the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge. The first hint I may be in over my head came earlier this...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 28

    Thursday, Dec. 28 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library,...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar, Dec. 21

    Longest Night Service Timed to coincide with the Winter Solstice, a special service is planned to offer hope and healing to anyone coping with the pain of past loss, loneliness, trauma or simply fatigue from a weary year, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 14

    Lunch with Santa La Jolla Recreation Center will host its annual Lunch with Santa Claus event for ages 2-10 (with arts and crafts!) beginning 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at 615 Prospect St. Tickets are $5 per child, donations accepted at the door. Capacity limited to 100 children. Bring a camera!...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar Dec. 7

    Bird Rock Holiday Bazaar Merchants along La Jolla Boulevard will present a bazaar, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 with clothing, accessories, jewelry, eyewear, dining, gift cards, surf gear, home goods, wine, bikes and skateboards for sale. There will also be music, cookies, carolers and a giant mailbox...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Aug. 3

    Thursday, Aug. 3 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford...

  • La Jolla ‘Girl Up’ chapter to host speakers, fundraiser July 29 at library

    For the members of the La Jolla High School “Girl Up” chapter, an upcoming fundraiser at La Jolla Library means more than an afternoon of advocacy. For club president Isha Raj-Silverman, it signifies how the club has made its chapter unique by its focus on community outreach. For vice-president...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: July 27

    Thursday, July 27 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford...

  • Short-Stacks and Sausages: La Jolla Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday, July 22

    The 2017 Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St., will bring a classic community concept into the 21st century with one modern addition. “This year, we are going to accept credit cards for admission and...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: July 20

    Thursday, July 20 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m., The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, 9 a.m., Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m., Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: July 13

    Sunsets on the Blvd. Join residents of the Bird Rock community for a neighborhood shopping event, 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, along La Jolla Boulevard. There will be activities and specials at various businesses and restaurants. birdrockcc.org Thursday, July 13 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets,...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: July 6

    Thursday, July 6 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: June 29

    Thursday, June 29 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar June 22

    Thursday, June 22 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657....

  • Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) vice-president Brett Murphy provided the board with the latest news on the Burgers & Brews event proposed for Oct. 28 at Scripps Park, during its June 14 meeting at Riford Library. Burgers & Brews is to serve as a kickoff to the Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred...

  • LET’S REVIEW: In an ‘Extra-Ordinary Collusion’ Art/Science join forces for exhibit in Balboa Park

    LET’S REVIEW: In an ‘Extra-Ordinary Collusion’ Art/Science join forces for exhibit in Balboa Park

    Art and science collaborations have been very popular lately, but “Extra-Ordinary Collusion,” an exhibit that opened May 20 at San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in Balboa Park, really is extra-ordinary. For the Collusion, 25 artists from both sides of the border were paired with 22 scientists from...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar, June 15-22

    La Jolla Community Calendar, June 15-22

    Thursday, June 22 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Exercise class for adults, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar: June 8-15

    La Jolla Community Calendar: June 8-15

    Events June 8-15 Thursday, June 8 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Exercise class for adults, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: June 1

    Thursday, June 1 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Exercise class for adults, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. jbale@sdccd.edu Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858)...

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ meets ‘Mars Trilogy’: Two great writers talk fantasy at UCSD event

    ‘Game of Thrones’ meets ‘Mars Trilogy’: Two great writers talk fantasy at UCSD event

    It would be hard to deny our flourishing fascination with all things fantastical if you were at UC San Diego’s Price Center West, May 2, when fantasy writer George R.R. Martin (affectionately know as “GRRM”) and sci-fi writer and UCSD alumni Kim Stanley Robinson spoke to a sold-out audience of...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: May 25

    Thursday, May 25 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Exercise class, 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063...

  • Mt. Soledad, Miramar Cemetery to hold Memorial events this weekend in La Jolla and San Diego

    Mt. Soledad, Miramar Cemetery to hold Memorial events this weekend in La Jolla and San Diego

    The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor Gold Star Families at its 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony, 2-3 p.m. Monday, May 29 at 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South in La Jolla. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar, May 18

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar, May 18

    For The Animals La Jolla Veterinary Hospital’s fourth annual ‘Paws and Pints’ fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at The LOT, 7611 Fay Ave. All proceeds go to The Face Foundation and Friends of County Animal Shelter (FOCAS) Program at The Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Auction, mix,...

  • La Jolla Phototravelers Club to host NASA ‘Twin Study’ speaker

    La Jolla Phototravelers Club to host NASA ‘Twin Study’ speaker

    For more than 30 years, the La Jolla Phototravelers Club has met monthly to share photos and stories from faraway places, but this month’s meeting is taking things farther than they ever have — to space! The next speaker is Brinda Rana, Ph.D., associate professor at the Stein Institute for Research...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar, May 11

    Thursday, May 11 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Viking Day at The LOT, all day with 20 percent of proceeds generated 7 a.m. to midnight, to La Jolla High. foundationofljhs.com Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: May 4

    Budget Town Hall Meeting Here’s the chance to share your ideas and priorities for the City of San Diego’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6 in the La Jolla Village Square Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive. RSVP requested to: barbarabry@sandiego.gov...

  • LET’S REVIEW: Recycled art exhibits shine at California Center for the Arts

    LET’S REVIEW: Recycled art exhibits shine at California Center for the Arts

    The R word — Recycling — has been a buzzword in the art world for more than a few years. Now California Center for the Arts has opened a pair of recycled art exhibits that are well worth the trip to Escondido. One is a national touring show, “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art,” and the other,...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar, April 27

    A big Rummage Sale and Boutique will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at La Jolla Christian Fellowship, 627 Genter St. Free hotdogs while you shop. Furniture, vases, clothes, home decor, accessories, sports equipment and more. (858) 454-9636. Thursday, April 27 Sunrise Rotary Club of La...

  • La Jolla Concours d’Elegance 2017 sees record attendance

    La Jolla Concours d’Elegance 2017 sees record attendance

    Although the number totals are still rolling in, organizers say increases in social media exposure, the quality of cars on display and the show’s international reputation were factors in drawing thousands to the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, April 7-9 with LPL Financial as the big day’s title sponsor....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 20

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 20

    Sunday: La Jolla Half Marathon The 36th La Jolla Half Marathon and Shores 5K will take place Sunday, April 23 with more than 5,000 athletes expected to participate. Half Marathon runners start at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and race down the coast 13.1 miles to the finish line at Ellen Browning Scripps...

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