La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: Sept. 1-7


See It While You Can

Life Speaks,” featuring still life paintings that resonate with the 25 female artists showing works, concludes Sept. 10 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free during library hours. (858) 552-1657.

In another juried art show, 32 artists have been selected from more than 270 artists for Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 25th annual Juried Exhibition, which is on view until Sept. 3. The show is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872.

Food, Drink and Theater

Tiger Style,” a new comedy with an Asian spin on life by Mike Lew, opens Sept. 6 at La Jolla Playhouse and during its run through Oct. 2, experience Thirsty Thursdays (7 p.m. with beers samples), Foodie Fridays (6 p.m. with food trucks) and Sonic Saturdays (live music before the show, details TBA). Tickets from $20. Potiker Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. (858) 550-1010.

Rock Out to Close Summer

The last performance in the 2016 La Jolla Concerts by the Sea series (and perhaps ever, see story page A3), has San Diego’s The Heroes band bringing their rock n’ roll sounds to Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Free. (858) 454-1600.

One Night Only

The quarterly Village event, La Jolla Nights, is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 when locals and visitors alike can partake of specialty promotions, entertainment and deals from participating merchants along Prospect Street. This La Jolla Nights celebration will kick off with an opening reception at Aaron Goulding Photography gallery at 1273 Prospect St., and finish directly across the street at The La Jolla Gallery. Attendees are encouraged to follow the event’s horseshoe-shaped “course,” heading west along Prospect toward La Valencia and then circling back toward Eddie V’s, at 1270 Prospect St.

The next Citizen Science Lecture, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., will address “The progress of stem cell research and therapeutics in California,” with UCSD researcher Jacqueline Ward. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Following the success of “Noche Latina,” the next La Jolla Community Center concert “Fantasía Española: A Concert of Spanish & International Classics by Piano and Guitar,” brings an evening of music, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $25. (858) 459-0831. RSVP:

Pass the Popcorn

The ‘Best of the Fest’ showcase of award winners from the San Diego Surf Film Festival (which took place in May) continue 7 p.m. the next two Thursdays at Misfit Pictures HQ, 565 Pearl St. Suite 100. Honorable Mentions “Deep Island” and “Man of the Sea” screen Sept. 1, followed by Best Feature “Dirty Old Wedge” and Best Cinematography “Light Therapy” on Sept. 7. $10 each night.

No Impact Man,” the documentary that chronicles a family doing what it can to make zero impact on the environment (think no plastic, no electricity, eating organic and only riding a bicycle) screens 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Trilogy Sanctuary, 7650 Girard Ave. Presented by Surfrider Foundation. Free. (858) 633-3893.