La Jolla events, Aug. 9-16
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Day trips with the La Jolla Community Center

The La Jolla Community Center will offer a series of five cultural and educational day trips throughout the month of August to four nearby museums and the office of the Los Angeles Times for everyone in the family to enjoy. The first day trip will take place on Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a trip to the popular Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, home to one of the world’s finest art collections. The trip will include admission into the museum, a private tour of the Highlights Collection, snacks and drinks. This time around, the community center will offer all of the day trips at half off for children under 12. Tickets for the Aug. 16 day trip are $50 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Please RSVP at www.ljcommunitycenter.org or by calling (858) 459-0831. Additional day trip dates include Aug. 20, 22, 28 and 29.

Come for the cocktails, stay for the company

The La Jolla Town Council’s (LJTC) next SunSetter community happy hour will take place on Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the newly remodeled Hotel La Jolla’s Cusp Dining & Drinking, located at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive. The Town Council invites all members of the community to come mix and mingle with neighbors, merchants, business professionals and leaders from all industries at the fun, happy hour event featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, a free raffle and business promotion table. The cost of the event is $5 for LJTC members, $10 for non-members and free for new members who sign up and pay at the event. For more information, contact John Weinstein at (858) 812-3027 or at John@DecisionInvestments.com.

Make a promise to end child abuse

San Diego-based nonprofit, Promises2Kids, will host rock cover band sensation Creedence Clearwater Revisted at its upcoming annual summer concert gala on Aug. 11, which will take place at the private estate of Joan Waitt from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening event will include an elegant sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and, of course, live musical entertainment featuring beloved hits from the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. All donations and proceeds from the event will support the nonprofit, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse in San Diego County. Tickets to the event are $350 per person or $3,500 per table for general admission or $500 per person or $5,000 per table for VIP admission. For additional information or tickets, call (858) 427-1112 or email events@-promises2kids.com.

Looking ahead to November's vote

Still don’t know where the mayoral candidates stand on the issues that are important to you? Visit the Institute of the Americas on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. to hear both Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio debate on issues like San Diego’s economy, jobs, key city services and programs, homeland security and border relations. There will be an opportunity for audience members to submit questions to the candidates. The event is free, thanks to the generosity of the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge, but registration is requested in advance. To register, visit www.iamericas.org or call (858) 453-5560. Institute of the Americas is located at 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road.

— Mariko Lamb

THURSDAY, Aug. 9

• SummerFest Encounter, 12:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• Flicks on the Bricks: “Under the Tuscan Sun,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., film screening with vino toscano, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $22 nonmembers, $17 members

• La Jolla Town Council meeting, 5 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 454-1444, www.lajollatowncouncil.org, free

• La Jolla Community Planning Association ad hoc committee meeting, 4 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., discussion of LJCPA operating policies, (858) 459-4756, Phil@MertenArchitect.com, free

FRIDAY, Aug. 10

• Reader’s Theatre, 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., presentation of Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” (858) 459-0831, www.lajollacommunitycenter.org, suggested $5-$10 donation

• SummerFest: “Commissions and Premieres,” 7:30 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., Gabriel Kahane, Ellen Taaffe Zwilch, Aaron Jay Kernis and Marc-Andre Dalbavie, (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $45-$65

SATURDAY, Aug. 11

• Guided walking tour of historic La Jolla, 10 a.m., Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., 90-minute docent-led tour with 15 stops in La Jolla’s historic downtown village, RSVP required, (858) 480-6424, www.lajollahistory.org, $10

• Robin Henkel, 10 a.m. to noon, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd., award-winning guitarist/singer performs blues and jazz, (858) 551-1707, www.birdrockcoffeeroasters.com, free

• “Summer Magic” artist reception, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., La Jolla Art Associaiton, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Ste. B, (858) 459-1196, www.lajollaart.org, free

• Reader’s Theatre, 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., presentation of Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” (858) 459-0831, www.lajollacommunitycenter.org, suggested $5-$10 donation

• Getting to know Mountain Lion workshop, noon, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., discover Apple’s new operating system, RSVP required, (858) 750-3177, paul@lajollahomestudio.com, $10

• Promises2Kids summer concert gala, 6 to 10 p.m., Joan Waitt’s private La Jolla estate, address provided upon ticket purchase, concert by Creedence Clearwater Revisited, sit-down dinner and live and silent auctions, (858) 427-1112, events@promises2kids.com, $350 general admission, $500 VIP

SUNDAY, Aug. 12

• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699, www.lajollamarket.com, free

• Weekend with the Locals: Christine Stevens, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Music Medicine,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• India’s Independence Day cultural program, 4 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, evening of Indian song, dance and instrumental music, (858) 481-9702, www.nsi.edu, free

• Benny Hollman’s Big Band Explosion, 2 p.m., Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., jazz, swing concert performance, (858) 454-1600, www.ljconcertsbythesea.org, free

• SummerFest: “Tokyo Sting Quartet,” 3 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $45-$65

MONDAY, Aug. 13

• Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel, 6 to 8 p.m., The Shores Restaurant, 8110 Camino del Oro, blues and jazz, (866) 644-2630, www.theshoresrestaurant.com, free

• “The Age of Desire,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing with author Jennie Fields, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

TUESDAY, Aug. 14

• Culture & Cuisine cooking class, 5:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., Lemiem Gebrehiwot teaches how to make Ethiopia’s famed Doro Wat and others, (858) 459-0831, www.lajollacommunitycenter.org, $30 members, $35 nonmembers

• SummerFest: “Schubert OO: Soiree Musicale,” 7:30 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $45-$65

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15

• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• Ocean Discovery Institute report, 5:30 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, students report on their intensive summer research and internship experiences, (858) 488-3849, cbarraza@OceanDI.org, free

• Green Flash concert series, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, live music by the Dunwells and Heartless Bastards with food and drinks for purchase, (858) 534-4109, aquarium.ucsd.edu, $27 nonmembers, $24 members, $32 at the door

• SummerFest: “A Little Nightmare Music,” 7:30 p.m., MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., combination of comedy with classical music and popular culture, (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $50-$75

THURSDAY, Aug. 16

• “Living in a Nutshell,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing, cocktails and crafts with former interior style producer for Oprah Winfrey, Janet Lee, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Dog Days Storytime, 11 a.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., enjoy the telling of “Rocket Writes a Story” and learn how to write your own story too, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• SummerFest Encounter, 12:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• Flicks on the Bricks: “Murder on the Orient Express,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., film screening with vino espanol, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $22 nonmembers, $17 members

• David Steinberg: “Still Disguised as a Normal Person,” 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, (858) 550-1010, www.lajollaplayhouse.org, $20
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