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Fun After Dark
■ La Jolla Nights — a celebration of all Prospect Street has to offer — returns 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 with gallery exhibits, live music, food and drink samples, retail discounts, specials and more, from more than 35 Village businesses. Free and open to the public. More information on Facebook by searching “La Jolla Nights.”
Musical’s Closing Weekend
■ The mind-teasing musical “Up Here” by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, runs through Sunday, Sept. 6 in the Mandell Weiss theatre at La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD campus. It stars Matt Bittner and Betsy Wolfe and a zany cast of 19 who explore true love in this romp, directed by Alex Timbers. Tickets from $66. (858) 550-1010. lajollaplayhouse.org
Art Shows in the Village
■ Celebrate “Women’s Work,” a group show featuring the art of Tania Alcala, Joanne Hayakawa, Celia Reisman, Gail Roberts, Ellen Salk and Vicki Walsh, at an opening reception 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. exhibit on display until Oct. 17. Free. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com
■ Artist Patti Cooprider, whose bright and colorful pieces have been referred to as “impromptu expressionism,” will be on hand for a special exhibition of her work, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1210 Gallery, 5745 La Jolla Blvd. Free. email@example.com or pattiart.com
■ Kelsey Brookes, the artist behind the mural “One pointed Attention,” found at 7835 Ivanhoe Ave., will mark the release of his book “Psychedelic Space,” with a signing and party, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Quint Gallery, 7547 Girard Ave. The hard cover, full color, 216-page book is the first monograph of its kind for the artist. Free. (858) 454-3409. quintgallery.com
■ Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra close the La Jolla Concerts By the Sea 2015 series, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6. Read more about Sue here. bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic lunch to La Jolla Cove. Free. Concessions available. (858) 454-1600. ljconcertsbythesea.org
■ San Diego Symphony Summer Pops wraps its 2015 season 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-6 with “1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular.” Cannons and fireworks light up San Diego bay with Tchaikovsky’s propulsive “1812 Overture.” Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way. Tickets from $22. (619) 235-0804. sandiegosymphony.com
■ “Celebrating The Human Spirit,” a concert of patriotic anthems and spiritual music (traditional and contemporary) performed by Pacific Coast Chorale will be presented 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in commemoration of 9/11 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Free, but donations accepted. Portion of the proceeds raised will go to San Diego’s Firefighter’s Aid. pacificcoastchorale.org
■ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Summer Concert Series ends this weekend with Paul Oakenfeld, Friday, Sept. 4; Weezer, Sunday, Sept. 6. Free with track admission or $20 after last race. music begins after final race of the day. Concerts are 18 & up only, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del mar. Summer race season ends monday, Sept. 7. (858) 755-1141. delmarscene.com
■ Commemorating the 100th anniversary of playwright Arthur Miller’s birth, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will present a staged reading of four (very short) miller plays, noon, Saturday, Sept. 5 and Tuesday, Sept. 8 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The program will last less than two hours and include an intermission. Suggested $10 donation. (858) 552-1657.
■ Festival of Sail, Sept. 5-7, at the Port of San Diego. This year’s parade will be lead by the San Salvador in her first on-the-water public viewing of the replica of Juan rodriguez Cabrillo’s flagship. event includes displays of tall ships, swift boat tours, cannon battles, street fair and beer garden. Tickets and schedule: sdmaritime.org
■ Ability Rehabilitation Specialist presents a free girl’s night out, Wine, Women and Hormones, to learn about the benefits of hormones for a healthy life. medical experts will be on hand to answer questions, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 737 pearl St., Suite 108. (858) 354-4050.