“Hoover Comes Alive!”Herbert Hoover attempts to reclaim his legacy and save America in the process in this comedic concert performance presented by La Jolla Playhouse. Sept. 8-13. Mandell Weiss Forum at La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. $5-$25. www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
“I Love You Because”A musical, romantic comedy about contemporary dating in New York City. Through Sept. 27. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. $32-$50. www.northcoastrep.org.
Summer Shakespeare Festival“Cyrano De Bergerac,” “Coriolanus” and “Twelfth Night” run in nightly rotation. Through Sept. 27. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. (619) 234-5623, www.theoldglobe.org.
“The 39 Steps”La Jolla Playhouse presents this whodunit, based on the book by John Buchan. Through Sept. 13. Mandell Weiss Theatre at La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. $30-$65. www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
“The Many Faces of Mozart”This is Orchestra Nova San Diego’s (formerly the San Diego Chamber Orchestra) first concert of the season, which will feature principal guest artist Lindsay Deutsch. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. St. Paul’s Cathedral Downtown, 2728 Sixth Ave. $22-$60. www.sdco.org.
Pete YornSept. 4 (begins after the last race of the day). Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. www.delmarscene.com.
San Diego Music AwardsNow in its 19th year, the event honors the best and brightest of San Diego’s music scene, and money raised goes toward the San Diego Music Foundation. 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Viejas Outlet Center, 5005 Willows Road, Alpine. $25-$75. (619) 659-1996, (619) 220-TIXS, www.sandiegomusicawards.com.
Toy Piano Festival2 p.m. Sept. 5. Seuss Room, main floor, Geisel Library at UCSD. Free. (858) 822-5758.
Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art FairThis event will feature more than 500 juried works by established and emerging contemporary artists from around the world. Through Sept. 4. Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court. beyondtheborder-art.com.
“City of a Hundred Spires: Prague”An exhibition highlighting renowned Czech painters immortalizing their beloved city. Through Sept. 30. Cosmopolitan Fne Arts Gallery, 7932 Girard Ave., La Jolla. www.cosmopolitanart.com.
“MIX: Nine San Diego Architects and Designers”Features the work of architects and designers who lead local architectural design firms that are redefining housing design and development locally. Through Sept. 6. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. www.mcasd.org.
“Quint: Three Decades of Contemporary Art”An exhibit featuring more than 45 artists supported and promoted by Quint Gallery over nearly 30 years. Through Dec. 31. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. www.artcenter.org.
“Celebrity Mosaic Project”Ocean-themed Lego mosaics built by celebrities are on display and will be auctioned to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Through Sept. 9. Legoland California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. www.sealifeus.com.
“Family Time” with Ziggy MarleyThe singer will perform selections from his new children’s album; proceeds will benefit Voices for Children. 3 p.m. Sept. 5. The New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave. $7-$25. www.kprifm.com.
Labor Day Grape StompThis event will feature an old-fashioned grape stomp and wine tastings, along with Mexican food from Casa de Reyes and live entertainment by the band Rockin the Country. Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Fiesta de Reyes plaza, northeast section of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. $10-$25. (619) 840-5557.
Challenge Walk MS: Southern California 2009Participants walk 50 miles in three days to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and programs and services for Southern Californians living with the disease. Sept. 11-13. Begins at the Carlsbad Flower Fields and ends at Pantoja Park in downtown San Diego. www.my