La Jolla’s Best Bets for events Oct. 16

Sleek and Smooth Rides

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park presents a new exhibit, “Lead Sleds & Customs: Art for the Road,” which runs through Jan. 2, 2015. Lead sleds are a specific type of modification done to make cars smooth and low. The most typical car used by early modifiers was a late 1940’s or early ’50’s Mercury. Admission: $4-8.50. 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. (619) 231-2886.

For the Love of Laos

Nancy and Roger Harmon will share photographs and stories about Southeast Asia, (especially Laos) which they collected over four decades of travel at the next La Jolla Photo Travelers Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. Free parking, refreshments served.

Elemental Art Show

Italian artist Rita Miglioli will stage an art exhibit that takes its theme from the classical elements of Earth, air, fire and water at the UCSD Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive, at Muir Lane. Opening reception 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. RSVP: (760) 716-8890.

Shopping with a Purpose

Get a head start on your holiday gift shopping and make purchases for a good cause at La Jolla Community Center’s “Fall into Fabulous: A Modern Vintage Shopping Event,” and fundraiser for the center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 18 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

Talented Trio

Friends of La Jolla Library present Wendy Loeb on violin, Janet White on cello and Glenn Vanstrum on piano in a special concert performing Johannes Brahms: Trio in C Minor, Opus 87 and Franz Schubert: Trio in Bb Major, Opus 99. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552–1657.

Help from Sarah

Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships at Home), a program of Jewish Family Service, hosts “One Man’s Journey from Survivor to Advocate,” a luncheon event, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive. Tickets $55. Attendees are asked to bring new and packaged socks, underwear, and toiletries to donate to Project SARAH clients. (858) 637-3023.

Living Lieder

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present “Bringing Lieder Alive,” a three-part performance lecture series 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 19 and 21 at 1008 Wall St. Lieder is a type of German song (especially of the Romantic period), typically for solo voice with piano accompaniment. The first session will include Lieder by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Session two will feature late-Schubert and Schumann, and works by Mendelssohn and Liszt. The final session will cover Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss and Mahler. Individual lectures/concerts are $20-$25. (858) 454- 5872.

Worthwhile Walks

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Saturday, Oct. 18 in Balboa Park. Goal is to raise awareness and funds for research about a disease that currently affects 60,000 San Diegans. Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death in the county. The walk begins at 8 a.m. with a route length of 2.7 miles. Registration 6:30 a.m. Opening ceremony 7:30 a.m. The walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. In 2013, 42,772 teams raised $57.2 million. (858) 966-3319. or

Walk for Cerebral Palsy: The No Limits Walk 2014 is Saturday, Oct. 18 at De Anza Cove, benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with 5K walk starting at the northeast end of Mission Bay at 9 a.m. UCP doesn’t charge an entry fee, but hopes walkers and rollers will support. (858) 571-5365.

Walk for Breast Cancer Research: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a celebration of survivorship, comes to Balboa Park (Sixth and Laurel Street) starting 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. The four-mile walk will raise funds for research.

Walk for Autism Speaks: 11th annual San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be Sunday, Oct. 19, at Liberty Station in Point Loma, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. Opening ceremonies 9:30 a.m. The 2013 Walk for Autism Speaks hosted 4,000 people and raised $130,109.