La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: Sept. 6


Fundraiser Fun

Celebrating the 18th anniversary of the Coggan Family Aquatic Center, the La Jolla High School “Splash Bash” runs noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at 750 Nautilus St. Cannon-ball contest for the buccaneers, and the Viking Ship will be anchored in the deep to keep all the little pirates busy. Proceeds will improve the pool locker rooms. Tickets: $5 for children, $10 for adults. (858) 344-3198.

DogFest Walk ‘n’ Roll, the fifth annual benefit for Canine Companions for Independence, 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma. Furry friends and families are invited for speakers, demonstrations, music and more. (Scroll to the bottom for event information.)

San Diego Coastkeeper Seaside Soiree raises funds for Coastkeeper’s programs and projects, 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego. Roaming buffet, cash bar, displays, silent auction and those world famous mai tais. Tickets $100, VIP tickets $250.

Opera Wednesday is Back

La Jolla Community Center will next host its monthly Opera Wednesday concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Opera Wednesday singers are past and present Metropolitan Opera Competition Winners, active San Diego Opera performers and/or guest artists who have sung all over the world. $10 donation. (858) 459-0831.

Listen Up!

Do you know your whales? Learn about the “Humpback Comeback,” what a “Sounder” is, get an update on the endangered Southern Resident killer whales and more, when naturalist Erin Gless discusses “From San Diego to the Salish Sea: A Whale Watching Comparison,” as a guest of the San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Sumner Auditorium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, near Kennel Way and Paseo Grande. Street parking only. Free.

Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus, will discuss ‘The Dark Between Stars’ Sept. 6 at Warwick’s.

Storyteller and observer Atticus stays behind a mask to remind himself to write what he feels, not what he thinks he should feel. He loves the ocean, the desert, whiskey, and playing with words. He will discuss his latest book of poetry, “The Dark Between Stars,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0347.


Hellenic cuisine, entertainment, dance instruction and performances bring the sights, sounds and flavors of Greece to the 40th annual Cardiff Greek Festival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff. $3 admission (ages 12, military, police and firefighters with ID attend free).

Art Exhibits

The work of Mexican sculptor Javier Marín is defined by his traditional technique and use of indigenous and unconventional materials in his interpretation of the human form. See his work through March 2019 at San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. $15. (619) 232-7931.

Featuring key selections from Charles Johnstone’s portfolios, “Cibachromes” is on view at the Joseph Bellows Gallery through Sept. 28. The artist works as a localist, surveying with his camera places within New York City he has called home, with edited collections of urban environments. 7661 Girard Ave. (858) 456-5620.

Special Screening

The San Diego International Jewish Film Festival’s mid-season screening is “The Body Collector,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Jewish Community Center, 1426 Executive Drive. Film focuses on the story of Dutch journalist Hans Knoop and his 1970s search for the truth about a World War II criminal. Tickets: $13.25 JCC members, $15.25 general. (858) 362-1348.