La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Oct. 15-22


Autumn Passeggiata

■ Stroll the neighborhood for music, art, creative activities for children and merchant specials, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 along the 5500-5700 blocks of La Jolla Boulevard in Bird Rock. Open to all ages.

In Concert

■ San Diego Master Chorale will perform “From Cathedral to Prairie,” 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at torrey Pines christian church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. Free. (858) 453-3550.

■ La Santa Cecilia, the 2014 Grammy Award-winning hybrid mix of Latin culture, rock and world music, performs for ArtPower, 8 p.m. thursday, Oct. 22 at Price center West ballroom, UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. $12-$30. or

■ Rachel Aldous, rising christian/Americana singer/ songwriter, will be backed by a band of six with a bluegrass sound, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain road. $10 suggested donation.

■ Charles Lloyd Quartet returns for the Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s fall jazz series, 7:30 p.m. tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Auditorium at TSRI (the Scripps research Institute), 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. earlier this year, the group was named a National endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the country’s highest jazz honor. Tickets: $30-$35. (858) 454-5872.


■ to celebrate its third anniversary, Riffs Studios will host a party to benefit Live + Breathe: A Yoga Cause, an organization that teaches the underprivileged of all ages the art of yoga, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5510 La Jolla blvd. Live music from local musicians, food, raffles, prizes and exclusive deals.

■ The art of Rev. Paige Blair, a nationally known iconographer will be for show and sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17-18 in the St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church library at 743 Prospect St., with 10 percent of proceeds going to charity. St. James will hold a Taize Music Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, where phrases from the bible will be repeated and sung in canon in the church courtyard. Free. (858) 459-3421.

■ Del Mar’s bird sanctuary, Free Flight, will host its first carnival fundraiser, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 with games, face painting, raffle prizes, a magic show with live birds, pumpkin painting and more, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Adults $20, children $10, ages 5 and younger attend for free.

Cultural Events

■ La Jolla Phototravelers Club will meet to review Christa McReynolds’ trip to Western China, including Uyghur-Land to Pakistan, 7:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 19 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific beach. The controversial area from the north of the Tien Shan Mountains to Kashgar, Turfan’ Urumi to the border with Pakistan is rarely visited. Free.

■ The Sakura Ikebana Group of the Ohara School presents its annual exhibition, Oct. 17-18 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. This year’s show celebrates two milestones: the fifth annual Ikebana exhibition and the 120th year of the Ohara School of Ikebana. Free. (858) 635-9551.

All About Art

■ The “Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings” exhibit at Tasende Gallery features award-winning work oil paintings, drawings and etching work that spans 1954- 2013, on display through Dec. 12 at 820 Prospect St. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (858) 454-3691.

■ “Notes on Pop, 1910–1990: A Short History of a Long Cultural Phenomenon” continues 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 with art historian Derrick cartwright, Ph.D. discussing Pop expressions during the 1960s outside the United States, especially in France, england, Germany and Japan. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.