La Jolla’s Best Bets for events Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014
Oct. 31 Halloween Events
■ Pillage the Village: Trick-or-treating throughout the Village, 3-5 p.m. Hosted by La Jolla Village Merchants Association and REBA. Beggars should look for merchants with “Pillage” posters in the window. Costume contest. pillagethevillage.info
■ Halloween Potluck: Dress up and enjoy lunch and prizes, when you bring a dish to share, 12:15 p.m. at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Free to members, $10 non-members. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.
■ Silent Horror Spooky Films: Watch 16mm silent surprises with hauntings, vampirism, demons and ghosts, 7 p.m. in the Seuss Room at Geisel Library, UC San Diego. The Teeny- Tiny Pit Orchestra will perform. Hosted by soundscape artist Scott Paulson. Free. (858) 822-5758. artslib.ucsd.edu
■ Fall Festival: La Jolla Christian Fellowship hosts a fall festival, 6-8:30 p.m. at the church, 627 Genter St. Hot dogs, cider for parents/kids, search for candy in the haystack, bounce house (jumping in costume is encouraged), pumpkin decorating, games and more. (858) 414-6253.
String Quintet Concert
Bunnell Strings, a quintet of five siblings — Keren, Kimberly, Corrie, Cara and Ross — will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. The group transforms classical, rock and pop genres, making them accessible to young and old. Free. (858) 453-3550. BunnellStrings.com TorreyPinesChurch.org
Young People’s Concert
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will offer a free concert for youth, conducted by Steven Schick, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus. A movement from Gustav Mahler’s ”Fifth Symphony,” will be performed with commentary from the podium tailored for school-aged children. Reservations required at (858) 534-4637 or lajollasymphony.com
It’s the Addams Family!
San Diego Junior Theater is getting creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky with its production of “The Addams Family,” through Nov. 9 at Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park. Students from across San Diego perform in this family musical. Oct. 31, the theater will offer free child’s admission with paid adult, on-stage trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Tickets: $11-$15. (619) 239-8355. JuniorTheatre.com
About Face Exhibit
Reconstructive surgeon and artist, Dr. Steven R. Cohen will showcase the art of giving at an opening for his original paintings, “Faces + Figures,” 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Quint Gallery, 7547 Girard Ave. Proceeds from the event will benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a nonprofit that provides free-of-cost reconstructive surgeries and related healthcare services. Free. RSVP: eepurl.com/27Iif
La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology’s Stephen Wilson, Ph.D. will discuss “Life Without Disease: Unleashing the Power of Our Immune System to Keep Us Healthy,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Teitelman Science Center, The Bishop’s School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. The community is welcome to attend the free event. (858) 875-0790.
Warwick’s and La Jolla Riford Library will present Eben Alexander, author of the bestseller “Proof of Heaven,” who will sign and discuss his latest work, “The Map of Heaven,” 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 7555 Draper Ave. Reserved seating by purchasing the book at Warwick’s, $21.99. (858) 552-1657 or (858) 454- 0347. warwicks.com
‘Green’ Houses Tour
San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) will host the self-guided 2014 Green Homes Tour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 showcasing a range of sustainable dwellings across San Diego. Participants visit a variety of properties and speak with homeowners, architects, designers and green gurus about the eco- conscious options featured. Tickets: $5. Registered attendees will receive an e-mail with home addresses and contact information a week prior. Registration: usgbc-sd.org