La Jolla’s Best bets for Events, Sept. 15


Let’s Talk About Books

La Jolla Pen Women present a conversation with Neal Katz, author of “Outrageous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga,” chronicling the story of the first female candidate for president. Includes an introduction and brief history of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 245-1677.

Warwick’s Books hosts “Rules of Civility” author Amor Towles for a discussion and signing of his latest, “A Gentleman in Moscow,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at 7812 Girard Ave. Free and open to the public, but only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. ($27). (858) 454-0347.

From “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” to “Matilda” and “The Witches,” the work of author Roald Dahl will prresented at the Write Out Loud’s upcoming collaborative event (held in connection with multiple Balboa Park organizations), “Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl.” Screenings, story readings, activities and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, throughout Balboa Park. Free. Full lineup and locations:

All About Art

La Jolla Riford Library celebrates its fifth anniversary plein aire show with “Impressions of California: Land and Sea,” featuring the work of 15 award-winning artists. The opening reception is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7555 Draper Ave. The works will be for show and sale during library hours through Dec. 3 Free. (858) 552-1657.

Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don’t know where to start? La Jolla Community Center presents a new Art & Wine in the Afternoon series, 1 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30. All levels welcome. Tickets: $20-$23 in advance, $28 at the door. Cost includes canvas, acrylic paints and brushes. Registration required: (858) 459-0831.

September Sounds

Local musicians Victoria Martino and James Lent celebrate the 175th birthday of Antonín Dvořák with a performance of the Czech composer’s complete works for violin and piano, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Athenaeum Music &Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $30-$35. (858) 454-5872.

The Green Flash Concert Series concludes its season with Olivia Lane and opening act Nancarrow, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way. Known for her unbridled energy and dynamic voice, Lane shakes up country music. A 21-and-older event. Tickets: $30.95-$41.95. (858) 534-3474.

Cultural Exploration

La Jolla Phototravelers will present images from Faye Girsh’s 2012 trip to Malaysia, including Saba, Sarawalk and Brunei, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Photos include snapshots from the palace of the Sultan of Brunei and mountain climbers in Kota Kanabulu. Free.

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will host its annual Family Moon Festival, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at its Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 541 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. All are invited to celebrate the folk traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival, an important Chinese holiday, when families get together and give thanks for the summer harvest. Free for ages 12 and under, $5 adults.