La Jolla Nights to offer fun along Prospect Street

Event to include Friday night filled with food, wine, music, art and more!

Prospect Street is set to heat up as guests experience its tantalizing array of arts, dining and shopping during the first monthly La Jolla Nights event, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 along Prospect Street.

Sponsored by C.J. Charles Jewelers, La Jolla Gallery and La Jolla Light, the event will feature live music, special gallery exhibits, cuisine and drink samples, shopping discounts, gift card giveaways and more.

La Valencia Hotel will feature $1 sangria tastings in Café La Rue, as well as free samples of its croquettes d’ arancini (saffron risotto croquette with arrabiata sauce and Parmesan cheese) and a chance to win a $100 gift card to Café La Rue.

The hotel’s marketing manager, Lauren Laddusaw, said the event is a prime opportunity to re-introduce visitors to the space (formerly the Whaling Bar), which saw a modern transformation in 2013. “I still think a lot of people aren’t aware of what we are and how great the food is,” Luddusaw said of Café La Rue. “We always have something fun happening, including live music five days a week. La Jolla Nights is a great idea, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Ivanhoe Avenue retailers Swoon Collection and Hi Sweetheart will host an open-aire pop-up shop at 1162 Wall St. (between the information center and Häagen-Dazs ice cream), featuring fashions, accessories, art and gifts, as well as discounts. Joining them will be Farm to Fork Juice, which recently opened a second location at 1123 Wall St., and which will offer samples of its cold-pressed, organic juices. Entertainment will be provided there by Eliza Rose Vera, a local musician, University of San Diego student and Swoon Collection shopgirl.

Future La Jolla Nights will be held the first Friday of the month on Prospect Street. For a list of next Friday’s merchants and restaurateurs, see page A11 in this week's edition of La Jolla Light, and visit facebook.com/lajollanights

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