La Jolla events, Sept. 27-Oct. 4
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THURSDAY, Sept. 27

• “Little Gems: Smaller Art Museums of Europe,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., art history lecture by historian James Grebl, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $19 members, $24 nonmembers

• “Rules of Civility,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with “New York Times” bestselling author Amor Towles, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Afternoon tea party, 2 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., learn the history of tea and drinking etiquette over tea sandwiches and tea from all over the world, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $15 members, $25 nonmembers

• “Parents,” 8 p.m., UCSD Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr., film screening, (858) 534-3583, universitycenters.ucsd.edu, free

• “Classic French Menu,” 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., French cooking class with Urs “Le Chef,” (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $40 members, $45 nonmembers

• “Sharks & You: Is it Safe?” 6 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, presentation by Ralph S. Collier into the wild world of sharks, www.sharkresearchcommittee.com, $10

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

• “Loaded Vision,” 6:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., opening reception for award-winning abstract artist Peter J. Geise’s exhibit, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• “Gypsy Souls,” 7:30 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, an exploration of music inspired by the Rom people’s Diaspora from India to the New World, (760) 632-0554, www.hutchinsconsort.org, $25 general admission, $15 students and seniors

SATURDAY, Sept. 29

• “Politics without Vision: thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century,” 7 p.m., D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., book discussion with UCSD distinguished professor Tracy B. Strong, (858) 456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com, free

• “Raga Rendezvous,” 6:30 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, two of India’s most renowned violinists, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi and Kala Ramnath come together to create beautiful music, (858) 638-0744, www.indianfinearts.org, $30 general admission, IFAASD members free

SUNDAY, Sept. 30

• 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: Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with authors of “Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

MONDAY, Oct. 1

• Lori Bell & Diane Snodgrass, noon, Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., flute and piano performance, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• “Amazing Words,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with bestselling author Richard Lederer, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

TUESDAY, Oct. 2

• “In the Shadow of Greatness,” 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with authors Joshua Welle, Jason Jackson and Will Carr, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3

• “The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Port and More Favorites,” 7 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with executive chef and partner of SOL Cocina, Deborah Schneider, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 4

• “Little Gems: Smaller Art Museums of Europe,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., art history lecture by historian James Grebl, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $19 members, $24 nonmembers

• La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting, 6 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 456-7900, www.lajollacpa.org, free

MUST DO

The Windansea Surf Club will combine the mother of all junior surf contests, the Menehune Surf Contest, with a longstanding tradition, the Invitational Surf Contest, at La Jolla Shores from Oct. 6-7.

The annual Menehune Surf Contest will feature young surfers from throughout the West Coast, Hawaii and Baja California vying for bragging rights in a friendly competition.

At the same time, Windansea’s annual Invitational Contest, which will also take place at the Shores, will continue to build on a nearly 50-year-old tradition that began in 1963.

A festive pizza party will also be held at the La Jolla Recreation Center on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. featuring surf movies, a raffle and the introduction of surfers from Hawaii and Baja.

For more information, visit www.windansea.org or call (619) 665-2765.

MUST SEE

Painter, sculptor, photographer and author Fred Krakowiak will appear at Contemporary Fine Arts, 7946 Ivanhoe Ave., on Sept. 27. The author and illustrator of two coffee table books — available for sale at the event — Krakowiak will be signing books, telling tales of his safari experiences, showing a short video and speaking about the inspiration for his artwork. Representatives from Micato Safaris and Kahala Travel will be on hand to provide information about African safaris

For tickets, visit www.adventuresbythebook.com.

For more information, call (858) 551-2010 or visit www.contemporaryfineartsgallery.com

MUST HEAR

The La Jolla Community Center will host a special Distinguished Speaker series this week with a facilitated Q&A between District 1 City Council candidates Sherri Lightner and Ray Ellis on Sept. 28. A reception will begin at 4 p.m. with the Q&A presentation to begin at 5 p.m. at the community center, located at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. A range of topics will be addressed including ballot initiatives, infrastructure funding and pension reform. To submit additional questions, email Nancy Walters at director@ljcommuntiycenter.org. For more information, visit www.lajollacommunitycenter.org or call (858) 459-0831.

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