Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, local coffee blogger “San Diego Joe,” and the Wounded EOD Warriors Foundation have teamed up for a fundraising event on Nov. 4 that is certain to perk up the entire neighborhood while raising money for a noble cause. From 2 to 4 p.m., guests at the event can sample flights of top quality coffee from six local coffee roasters, as well as learn about the best brewing methods and practices for their own home brews for just $10. All funds raised at the event will go to the Wounded EOD Warriors Foundation, which offers monetary grants to help families with home health care costs, relocation expenses and support groups. A limited number of tickets will be sold on the day of the event at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, located at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, visit www.birdrockcoffeeroasters.com or call (858) 551-1707.
Warwick’s is gearing up for a busy week, hosting a number of free exciting, educational and informative daily events at the neighborhood bookstore from Nov. 1-8.
• Music director and conductor of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Steven Schick, will lead an enlightened discussion on Wallace Stegner’s masterpiece, “Angle of Repose,” on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to win symphony tickets in a special drawing, and a portion of the sales from the event will go to the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.
• Warwick’s will host Fellow of National Security at the Pacific Council on International Policy, Michael Keane, on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion about his latest book “Patton: Blood, Guts and Prayer,” which takes readers on a journey through Gen. George S. Patton’s life, career and deep faith.
• Award-winning writer and filmmaker Phil Cousineau will be on hand at Warwick’s to sign and discuss his book, “The Painted Word,” on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Cousineau’s linguistic treasure will venture audience members on a journey deep into the history and mystery of words that are sure to enchant any dictionary guru or lover of language.
• For those seeking out the next “must read” of the season, Warwick’s is there to help. Publisher’s Rep Night on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. will give guests the rare opportunity to hear sound advice about the season’s best upcoming titles and latest trends in reading straight from the mouths of top publishing house representatives from Random House, Penguin, PGW and Macmillan.
For more information about Warwick’s, visit www.warwicks.com or call (858) 454-0347.
Café Japengo is inviting guests to “Roll into Fall” with a hands-on sushi-making session with executive chef Jerry Warner on Nov. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. Students in the class will receive a two-hour interactive tutorial on skills ranging from selecting quality rice and fish, how to execute proper knife work with seafood and how to handle sticky rice. Guests will also learn the basic characteristics of various types of fish, the history of sushi and Café Japengo and the best local merchants and vendors to purchase sushi ingredients. Throughout the session, guests will get to test their talents in forming their own sushi creations, which they will taste alongside two sake pairings. All materials and ingredients are included in the price of the class, and all attendees will receive a maki board to keep. Tickets to the class are $60 and available by calling (858) 450-3355. Café Japengo is located at 8960 University Center Lane. For more information, visit www.cafejapengo.com.
The Stella Maris Academy Dad’s Club will host its second annual wine-tasting event on Nov. 2 to raise funds for the parochial school of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church and its educational programs.
Guests at the event will have the opportunity to taste and learn about a variety of local and regional wines from RoadRunner Ridge, Lenora and Kohill wineries, as well as sample a selection of breads, cheeses, appetizers and desserts from Girard Gourmet, We Olive and Chef Cat Guillermo. Tickets to the event are $40 per person or $75 per couple, including wine glasses, and bottles of wine are also available for purchase. The wine-tasting fundraiser will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Stella Maris Academy, located at 7654 Herschel Ave. For tickets and information, visit www.smadadsclub.com.
Herringbone is reviving a classic tradition with its weekly Sunday Supper menu, starting on Nov. 4. Each Sunday evening, chef Amanda Baumgarten will offer a rotating weekly seasonal menu, featuring a choice of two appetizers, a choice of two entrees and one dessert for just $35. Pick & Rocks Cocktails will also craft specialty cocktails to pair with each Sunday Supper menu for $24. Fabric of Social Dining wines will also be available for just $6 by the glass or $22 by the bottle. Call (858) 459-0221 for reservations.
THURSDAY, Nov. 1
• Diabetes health fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, 9894 Genesee Ave., Scripps endocrinologists Athena Philis-Tsimikas, Amy Chang and George Dailey share the information and new therapies in diabetes care, (877) 944-8837, www.scripps.org/services/metabolic-conditions__diabetes, free
FRIDAY, Nov. 2
• Jean-Yves Thibaudet, 8 p.m., MCASD, 700 Prospect St., piano concert by one of today’s most sought-after soloists, (858) 459-3714, www.ljms.org, $25-$75
• Nancy Truesdail, Will Edwards and Regina Leonard, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., acoustic performance, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $12 members and students, $17 nonmember
SATURDAY, Nov. 3
• “Angle of Repose” season opener, 7:30 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, a Steven Schick conducted orchestra playing the works of Beethoven, John Cage and Missy Mazzoli with free pre-concert lecture prior to performance, (858) 534-4637, www.lajollasymphony.com, $15-$29
• “The Hollywood Suites,” 6 to 8 p.m., Joseph Bellows Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., artist reception for Steven Kahn’s exhibit of critically acclaimed photographs from the 1970s, (848) 456-5620, www.josephbellows.com, free
• Soiree for Music Lovers, 8 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, renowned violinist Janos Negyesy’s concert to celebrate Debussy’s 100th birthday, (858) 534-3230, musicweb.ucsd.edu, general admission $15.50, UCSD faculty and alumni $10.50, students free one hour before concert with ID
SUNDAY, Nov. 4
• 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
• “Angle of Repose,” 2 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, a Steven Schick conducted orchestra playing the works of Beethoven, John Cage and Missy Mazzoli with free pre-concert lecture, (858) 534-4637, www.lajollasymphony.com, $15-$29
• Weekend with the Locals: Susie Beaty Green, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Circle the Date,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• “Up Close,” 2:30 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., Ocean Discovery Institute students share their personal and ocean science discoveries, (858) 488-3849, firstname.lastname@example.org, book available for purchase for suggested $20 donation
MONDAY, Nov. 5
• “Orpheus Speaks,” 7 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., an evening of short stories read aloud by the talented Write Out Loud theater troupe, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $12 members, $17 nonmembers
• Tahrir, 7 p.m., UCSD Great Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, film screening about the day-to-day account of the revolution in Tahrir Square with post-screening Skype conversation with filmmaker Stefano Savona, (858) 534-8597, www.artpwr.com, general admission $10, UCSD faculty and alumni $8, youth $5, UCSD students free
• Camera Lucida, 7:30 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego Symphony concert, (619) 235-0804, www.sandiegosymphony.org, $25
TUESDAY, Nov. 6
• “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” 7:30 p.m., La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, world premiere musical performance of Yoshimi battling for her life along in a fantastical robot world, book by Des McAnuff an Wayne Coyne with music by the Flaming Lips, ongoing until Dec. 16, (858) 550-1010, www.lajollaplayhouse.org, $48-$75
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7
• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• Beer tasting and brew food, 6 to 8 p.m., Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 1044 Wall St., brew food pre fixe tasting menu with beer flight pairings and book signing, (858) 551-2739, www.karlstrauss.com, prices vary based on menu items
• “Palimpsest,” 7 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, concert performance curated by composer Rand Steiger, (858) 534-3230, musicweb.ucsd.edu, general admission $15.50, UCSD faculty and alumni $10.50, students free one hour before concert with ID
THURSDAY, Nov. 8
• BJM Danse, 8 p.m., UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, dance performance showcasing contemporary works with a post-performance conversation with the artists, (858) 534-8597, www.artpwr.com, $28-$46
• “Across Disciplines,” 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., art and architecture lecture by Jimenez Lai, assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and leader of Bureau Spectacular, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free