San Diego & La Jolla Events June 24 – 25

Another great weekend of superb weekend with great weather is in store for the area, so why not get out and have some great fun with family, loved ones and friends? There’s plenty to do as always, but here are some of the highlights.

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Cruisin’ Grand Escondido
Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Downtown Escondido

Car Daddy’s (and mommy’s too!), as well as any car aficionado has a treat in store for them in downtown Escondido’s this Friday evening. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido commands the ever historical Grand Avenue, where in excess of 500 bad-to-the-bone cars line the streets. Now in its 18th consecutive year, this jaw-dropping, eye-candy feasting of vintage vehicles sees literally thousands of attendees. Every Friday evening, special awards are presented to the more notable pre-1973 American-manufactured cars. (Sorry, friends, no foreign stuff at this spectacular event!) But stellar machines and powerhouse autos aren’t the only thing to delight in this Friday. In fact, live musical entertainment to please the ears will consist of DJ High Energy Sound Machine (spinning on Broadway); Martin Coughlin (performing on Juniper Street); The Groove Cats (playing at Maple Street Plaza); and Backwater Blues Band (performing at Kalmia & Grand). The event is absolutely free and the event runs weekly through September 29th. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido is located at 235 East Grand Avenue. Get on out and peep it out!

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival
10 a.m., Saturday Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach

Oh, yeah! It’s back, San Diegans! More than 70,000 folks of all ages are predicted to assemble in scenic Ocean Beach for this ever popular annual Chili Cook-Off and festival smack dab on the ocean. Aside from the mouth-watering chili cook-off, attendees can appreciate non-stop live tunes, various forms of entertainment, the Artists Alley, those gotta try, thrilling carnival rides, myriad games, food galore, a host of vendor booths, a must visit beachside beer garden, and much, much more! After all, it is spectacular OB, baby! And don’t sweat the driving if you have a mind to, because free, yes, we did say FREE, trolley services will depart from The Knights of Columbus parking lot down on Bacon Street, between W. Point Loma Boulevard and Voltaire Street, and the parking lot near Sea World Drive and Pacific Coast Highway to the festival. Oh, did we mention the festival is free? Yeah, buddy! Get those taste buds teased and pleased and have a blast!

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
11 a.m., Balboa Park (Saturday and Sunday)

If you haven’t experienced the lively, colorful culture of the Philippines, you have been missing out big time. The entire family (and your friends, of course) need to take a skip and a hop over to Balboa Park for the 32nd annual Philippine Cultural Arts Festival this sun-filled weekend. As always, it’s a free event that recognizes the Declaration of Philippine Independence from Spain in 1898. All through the day, attendees can enjoy lively as well as colorful folk dances from various regions, live music and considerably more. In addition, local artists will be selling uniquely designed products inspired by Philippine culture, such as costume jewelry, T-shirts and more. If you can’t get to the beautiful Philippines, this is a must do event and is, once again, entirely free. Mabuhay!

San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers (Kids Fest Day)
Sunday, 1:40 p.m.at Petco Park

The hometown Padres conclude their three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Petco Park with a 1:40 p.m. Sunday slugfest. Its Kid’s Fest Day, so be sure to treat those potential future Hall-of-Famer’s to a whale of a game. There will be plentiful activities for those glove-wearing, please let me catch a ball youngsters. There’s bounce houses, face painters, balloons, and more. Tickets begin at a mere $17 a pop. But check this hard to top note out! Admission is absolutely free for kids permitting they are under 36 inches tall and are accompanied by an adult, but they must sit on a parent’s lap. What better way to bond with you kids than at a professional baseball game?

La Jolla and San Diego Events this Weekend: June 17 – 18

Photo: Shutterstock.com | Jacob Lund

Photo: Shutterstock.com | Jacob Lund

La Jolla This Father’s Day Weekend
Father’s Day Helicopter Tour

Looking for that special event for dad this weekend? Why not an aerial escapade this Father’s Day? Take that special man in your life on a coastal helicopter flight over San Diego this Sunday! The excursion features some of dad’s beloved sites in San Diego – including spectacular Torrey Pines, Glider Port and Mission Bay. An approximate 18 minute flight time is available this Sunday. And the cost? Easy on the purse, pricing begins at a mere $67 per person when you book 3 passengers! However, weight restrictions do apply, so slim it down and get around La Jolla for an experience sure to last a lifetime.

TIME OF MY LIFE ’80S DANCE PARTY
Saturday at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Come mix it up with singles ages 40-60 for a 1980s themed dance get-together and mixer. The event jumps to a start with an ice-breaker game and an opportunity to mix and socialize. Of course, on the house light appetizers will be served. The Marriott features an expansive dance floor, a nightclub ambiance, and multi-level areas for peeping the dance floor when you need a break. DJ Elliott Thomas will be serving up the tunes from the ’80s the entire evening to keep things moving on the dance floor. Dominant Entertainment will be providing the lighting as part of an ’80s experience. Don’t be fooled. This is an upscale, dress-to-impress event to remember. Please note that no jeans, shorts, t-shirts or sandals are permitted. Hey, we’re going classy here. Prizes will be drawn later in the evening as an added feature. Where? Where else but in scenic La Jolla? Skip to the iconic tunes at 4240 La Jolla Village Drive this Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

Surfing into Summer
Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Check it out, San Diego! The first day of summer kicks it off this Saturday at this family friendly happening concentrated on what makes La Jolla the eminent summertime destination. Sunscreen? Nah, don’t even think about it. SEA Days is included with aquarium admission. All the proceeds sustain the exhibits as well as educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. And the cost? Don’t sweat it, let it. It’s a mere $14 to $18.50. Get on down to 2300 Expedition Way in scenic La Jolla.

Father’s Day Concert in La Jolla
Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get your classical vibe on this Sunday and take dad to an event to remember. Chill, relax and enjoy as Erica Poole and Glenn Vanstrum open the soothing event with Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme” by Schumann for piano four hands. Poole will subsequently unite with Andy Helgerson and Cliff Thrasher for Arensky’s D minor piano trio. The special Father’s Day occasion will conclude with Dvorak’s Quintet in A Major, performed by Ray Mak, Andy Helgerson, Lee Wolfe, Cliff Thrasher, and Glenn Vanstrum. The cost is free! Where? Where else but the La Jolla Library easily located at 7555 Draper Avenue in scenic, fantastic La Jolla. Wait, did we mention it’s completely free?

San Diego Area Events this Weekend June 10 – 11

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2017 San Diego County Fair
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Woooo-wee! The annual San Diego County Fair has just cranked up and runs through July 4th this season. The yearly shindig offers plenty of thrilling rides, daily entertainment, and of course, copious amounts of must-have unhealthy fried food! This year’s theme is dubbed “Wild, Wild West,” so fairgoers should expect to be in for one heck of a rootin’ tootin’ good time. True to its tradition, admission is reasonable at $18 for adults aged 13 through 61; $11 for individuals 62 and above, and for children ages 6 through 12. And those little rascals ages 5 and younger get in absolutely free! Attendees may also opt to purchase the “Best Pass Ever” for a mere $26, which allows admission for all 26 days of the fair. Other cool bargains, deals and discounts here.

San Diego Festival of the Arts
10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Waterfront Park

Artists from San Diego, the entire U.S. and abroad return to San Diego’s downtown park for the Festival of the Arts this weekend. The annual festival, previously held in scenic La Jolla, will welcome nearly 200 talented artists from multiple visual categories to compete in the juried festival. Some of the art attendees can expect to feast their eyes on consist of textiles, paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media and a lot more. Tickets begin at $12 per person. Proceeds benefit adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities. Spend a fantastic day while helping those in need!

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
7:30 p.m. at the Horton Grand Theatre

This awesome musical, proudly presented by Intrepid Theatre and New Village Arts, takes place between 1957 and 1958, an era when Buddy Holly and the Crickets had seven Top 40 songs, including everyone’s favorite “Peggy Sue.” The exceptional production celebrates the enduring legacy of the young man with thick-rimmed glasses whose brief career during the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll was cut short by a heart-breaking, untimely demise. Tickets to this toe-tapping show begin at $24. The musical runs at the Horton Grand Theatre through July 2nd. The theatre is located at 444 Fourth Avenue in San Diego. Additional information may be obtained by calling 760-295-7541.

Global Wellness Day: Friends and Family Bike Ride
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach

Live a blissful and fit lifestyle this Saturday June 10 and start your day off right with some physical activity: a 5K bike ride. The event begins at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza with a yoga-inspired stretch and appetizing food choices hosted by the Farmer’s Market. The event is completely free, but participants are asked to bring their own bike. Subsequent to the community bike ride, all participants are invited to make merry with a historic Imperial Beach group photo, chair massages, and other health-related fitness activities. The event is conveniently located at 800 Seacoast Drive in lovely Imperial Beach.

What’s Good in La Jolla This Weekend: June 3 – 4

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Mainly Mozart Festival: Spotlight Series – June 3rd
6:30 p.m. at the Auditorium at TSRI in La Jolla

Come be thoroughly entertained June 3rd by listening to some of Mozart’s more beautiful compositions, including his Violin Sonata in C Major and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G Major. There will also be a poem reading by Charlene Baldridgel entitled “The Work at Hand,” orchestrated on the foundation of the late Laura Morefield’s poetry of the same name. Laura penned her prose subsequent tor being diagnosed with colon cancer in order to address the difficult and profoundly human experience of saying goodbye. The evening of chamber music features Tereza Stanislav on violin, Andrew Shulman on cello, Anna Polonsky on piano, and Deborah Nansteel singing mezzo-soprano for “The Work at Hand.” Tickets start at $58 per person and promise a night to remember. TSRI is conveniently located at 10620 John Hopkins Dr. in lovely La jolla.

Escape to Margaritaville – June 4th
2 p.m. at the La Jolla Playhouse

The world premiere of “Escape to Margaritaville” continues its exceptional run at the La Jolla Playhouse this weekend. The novel production features some of Jimmy Buffett’s better-known hits, in addition to new songs written exclusively for the entertaining musical. The story charts the course of a part-time bartender, part-time singer on a Caribbean island who falls head over heels for a beautiful tourist, a woman who causes him to ponder the life he thought he had all figured out. Playwrights Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”, “Raising Hope”) and Mike O’Malley (“My Name Is Earl”, “Justified”, “Glee”) merge a story in the works for years with Buffett classics, under the direction of award-winning director Christopher Ashley. The musical runs through July 9 at the Playhouse. Read more about how the cast and crew paid tribute to Buffett’s music here. The Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in ever scenic La Jolla!

The Old Man and The Old Moon – June 4th
7 p.m. at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park

Cinematic shadow puppetry meets energetic folk music and fantastical fables in “The Old Man And The Old Moon.” PigPen Theatre Company comes to San Diego with this imaginative novel theatrical production, newly off award-winning runs in New York, Chicago and Boston. When The Old Man’s wife suddenly and unpredictably disappears from their home one day, the Old Man leaves his post refilling The Old Moon’s light that spills out every night and embarks on an eventful excursion to locate his only true love. The production runs through June 18 at the Old Globe Theatre. The Old Globe Theater is located at 1363 Old Globe Way. More information is available by calling (619) 234-5623.

San Diego County Fair: Opening Day – June 2nd
4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Yee-haw and Yippee! The annual San Diego County Fair kicks off its 2017 season on Friday evening with thrilling rides, exceptional entertainment and, of course, superb unhealthy fried food. The 2017 theme is “Wild, Wild West,” so patrons should expect a rootin’ tootin’ heck of a time. The fair runs through July 4th. Admission is a mere $18 for adults ages 13 to 61; $11 for people 62 and older and for kids ages 6 to 12. Those tots ages 5 and younger get in absolutely free. Attendees may also purchase the “Best Pass Ever” for $26, an exceptional bargain, which allows admission for the entire 26 days of the fair. The San Diego County Fair is an event that should not be missed!

Dana Carvey June 2nd
7:30 p.m., Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

“Saturday Night Live” alum Dana Carvey brings his comedic bit to Humphreys by the Bay this Friday night. He takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on his 62nd birthday, so be prepared for an awesome performance that may stretch the bounds. Most tickets for this promising event cost $66.

4 Things to do in La Jolla Memorial Day Weekend

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Aside from honoring the brave men and women of our armed services who served in times past to the present, La Jolla has a lot going on this Memorial Day weekend. And true to its friendly community, La Jolla has something to offer to people of all ages.

Escape to Margaritaville

2 p.m. Sunday at La Jolla Playhouse

The world premiere of “Escape to Margaritaville” carries on with its extended, successful run at La Jolla Playhouse this Memorial Day weekend. Envisage a locale where the sun is ever brightly shining, the ocean is warm like bath water, and the drinks are as frosty cold as they are abundant. This is Margaritaville, the veritable island utopia where people from the cities are able to escape from their humdrum lives and where the locals get into the type of conflict that they are able to sweet talk their way out of each and every time.

The new musical play features classic Jimmy Buffett tunes that are able to charm the Devil himself. The story follows a part-time barkeep and part-time singer on a Caribbean island who falls head over heels for an attractive tourist, a delightful lady who causes him to examine the life he believed he had all planned out. Playwrights Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”, “Raising Hope”) and Mike O’Malley (“My Name Is Earl”, “Justified”, “Glee”) blend a story in the works for years with Buffett classics, under the direction of award-winning director Christopher Ashley. For those who are unable to make it this Sunday, take heart, because the musical continues until July 9th.

Grunion Runs in La Jolla

Sunday May 28 11:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., Birch Aquarium

Unlike left-handed smoke shifters grunion are the real deal. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of a grunion run on La Jolla beaches, you might want to check your San Diego credentials because you have definitely missed out! This veritable Southern California experience is a wet and wild adventure par excellence. Participants are able to see hundreds upon hundreds of little silver fish named grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. However, prior to hitting the beach, participants will be able to observe grunion hatch right before their eyes during a special presentation about this baffling fish.

Attendees should plan in advance for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight for the night grunion run. Minors are obligated to be present with a paid adult, for ages 6 plus. Please note that the Grunion run does not meet at Birch Aquarium. Pre-purchase tickets are required. Prices are $15 for Birch Aquarium members and $17 for non-members. Birch Aquarium is conveniently located at 2300 Expedition Way in scenic La Jolla.

Rum & Tiki Fest

Hotel La Jolla, Saturday, May 27, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Youza! Are you ready to take hold of your straws and mini umbrellas? This Saturday, patrons can get their groove on and will be able to taste in excess of a dozen brands of rum and tiki-inspired adult beverages while chilling out poolside at the trendy Hiatus Lounge at Hotel La Jolla. A special bites menu will also be available. Conveniently located at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, the cost is $10 to $15 for adults 21 and over.

Aesthetics of Human Form

Friday, May 26, 5:00 p.m., La Playa Gallery

Art lovers dare not miss the Aesthetics of Human Form this Friday. La Playa Gallery is nestled in the very center of La Jolla Shores. It features a selection of paintings and jewelry from both local and area artists. La Playa Gallery has an affinity for experimenting with special themed shows, bringing a diversity of art that isn’t likely seen at other galleries. Such is the case this Friday evening when this memorable show explores the human figure depicted through bronze and ceramic sculptures alongside detailed and colorful oil paintings. A tasty wine and cheese reception will introduce featured San Diego artists Julia S. Rasor, Dottie Stanley, and Khalid Alkaaby. By all means, seize the chance to mingle with the artists and converse about the creativeness behind their specific works. La Playa Gallery is located at 2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla.

La Jolla and San Diego Memorial Day Weekend Ceremonies for 2017

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Each and every year we take pause to remember the men and women who braved bullets and bombs, sometimes against all odds, to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. This Memorial Day weekend La Jolla and greater San Diego remembers our veterans who all gave some and those who gave all.

Mount Soledad Memorial Day Ceremony 

Monday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor military Gold Star families during its emotional 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony. The event is easily accessible in ever grateful La Jolla. Long time television and radio host Brett Winterble will be the master of ceremonies while native San Diegan Captain Howard Warner will be the keynote speaker.

The Memorial Day ceremony will include music by Marine Band San Diego, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Color Guard, and a traditional Fly By conducted by San Diego Performance Team Aircraft, which will fly over the Memorial performing the customary missing man formation.

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is deemed one of the more exclusive memorials for veterans in the entire United States. In fact, it is the only one honoring veterans, both alive and departed, from the Revolutionary War to the current war on terror. Plaques include a picture of the veteran with a summation of their respective military experience. It’s a great way to pay a passionate tribute to our men and women of uniform.

The USS Midway Museum Legacy Week

May 27 through 29, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101

The USS Midway Museum is the true heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in all of San Diego. The Memorial Day line-up of events aboard the USS Midway pays tribute to and reminisces about our military heroes as it commends the military legacy of the United States. Weekend activities and events offer the greater San Diego community an inexpensive and inspirational way to get the summer underway in San Diego. A wreath ceremony and freedom concert will take place on May 27th, Adventure Discovery Zone will be from May 27 – 29, Meet the Aviators will be from May 28 – 29, and a blood drive will be held on May 29. Come be a part of an experience where you may honor our heroes past and present and are able to give back to vets for your gratitude. And for those who are unable to attend, live broadcasts will be available on Facebook.

Miramar National Cemetery

Sunday May 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 5795 Nobel Drive

The Miramar National Cemetery is a full blown 313-acre national cemetery located on Nobel Drive approximately 15 miles north of downtown San Diego as the crow flies, located at the northwest corner of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. An exceptional Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 28at 1 p.m. in the flag pole assembly area. While the Miramar National Cemetery is characteristically closed on all federal holidays, it will nevertheless be open on Memorial Day. Visitors may place fresh-cut flowers on graves and gravel areas around the Columbarium or on memorial walls and monuments at any time, not just on Memorial Day. In addition, the VA administered cemetery will feature an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for all veterans.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cabrillo Memorial Drive

Located on the Fort Rosecrans Military reservation approximately 10 miles due west of San Diego, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is normally closed on all federal holidays, that is, except for Memorial Day. At all VA national cemeteries across the U.S. on Monday, the National Cemetery Administration will host special remembrance ceremonies with the help of various communities, including at Fort Rosecrans. The Memorial Day ceremony at this location begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Rostrum. The yearly observance typically includes small American flags placed on the graves of our fallen service members. In addition to serving as the final resting place of many U.S. military service members, Fort Rosecrans furthermore maintains a number of monuments and memorials. As in all VA administered cemeteries, fresh-cut flowers may be placed on graves and in the gravel areas around the Columbarium or on memorial walls on any day aside from a federal holiday.

La Jolla and San Diego 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Ceremonies

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Each and every year we take pause to remember the men and women who braved bullets and bombs, sometimes against all odds, to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. This Memorial Day weekend La Jolla and greater San Diego remembers our veterans who all gave some and those who gave all.

Mount Soledad Memorial Day Ceremony 

Monday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor military Gold Star families during its emotional 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony. The event is easily accessible in ever grateful La Jolla. Long time television and radio host Brett Winterble will be the master of ceremonies while native San Diegan Captain Howard Warner will be the keynote speaker.

The Memorial Day ceremony will include music by Marine Band San Diego, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Color Guard, and a traditional Fly By conducted by San Diego Performance Team Aircraft, which will fly over the Memorial performing the customary missing man formation.

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is deemed one of the more exclusive memorials for veterans in the entire United States. In fact, it is the only one honoring veterans, both alive and departed, from the Revolutionary War to the current war on terror. Plaques include a picture of the veteran with a summation of their respective military experience. It’s a great way to pay a passionate tribute to our men and women of uniform.

The USS Midway Museum Legacy Week

May 27 through 29, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101

The USS Midway Museum is the true heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in all of San Diego. The Memorial Day line-up of events aboard the USS Midway pays tribute to and reminisces about our military heroes as it commends the military legacy of the United States. Weekend activities and events offer the greater San Diego community an inexpensive and inspirational way to get the summer underway in San Diego. A wreath ceremony and freedom concert will take place on May 27th, Adventure Discovery Zone will be from May 27 – 29, Meet the Aviators will be from May 28 – 29, and a blood drive will be held on May 29. Come be a part of an experience where you may honor our heroes past and present and are able to give back to vets for your gratitude. And for those who are unable to attend, live broadcasts will be available on Facebook.

Miramar National Cemetery

Sunday May 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 5795 Nobel Drive

The Miramar National Cemetery is a full blown 313-acre national cemetery located on Nobel Drive approximately 15 miles north of downtown San Diego as the crow flies, located at the northwest corner of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. An exceptional Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 28at 1 p.m. in the flag pole assembly area. While the Miramar National Cemetery is characteristically closed on all federal holidays, it will nevertheless be open on Memorial Day. Visitors may place fresh-cut flowers on graves and gravel areas around the Columbarium or on memorial walls and monuments at any time, not just on Memorial Day. In addition, the VA administered cemetery will feature an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for all veterans.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cabrillo Memorial Drive

Located on the Fort Rosecrans Military reservation approximately 10 miles due west of San Diego, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is normally closed on all federal holidays, that is, except for Memorial Day. At all VA national cemeteries across the U.S. on Monday, the National Cemetery Administration will host special remembrance ceremonies with the help of various communities, including at Fort Rosecrans. The Memorial Day ceremony at this location begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Rostrum. The yearly observance typically includes small American flags placed on the graves of our fallen service members. In addition to serving as the final resting place of many U.S. military service members, Fort Rosecrans furthermore maintains a number of monuments and memorials. As in all VA administered cemeteries, fresh-cut flowers may be placed on graves and in the gravel areas around the Columbarium or on memorial walls on any day aside from a federal holiday.

5 Things to do in La Jolla this Weekend: May 20 – 21

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There’s always something happening in exciting La Jolla for people of all ages! Get out and have a great time this weekend at these five appealing places/events.

La Jolla Library events

Friday through Sunday

If you’re thinking libraries are boring, you couldn’t be more wrong, especially this weekend at the La Jolla Library. Located at 7555 Draper Avenue, the library has several fun events for kids and adults alike. From 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Friday, Big Science for Little People: Inspect Inspectors promises to enthrall the kiddos. Take your children to discover remarkable variations of insects and be educated about food chains in this hour long program dedicated to the amazing insect world. On Saturday at noon, for those 18 and older, the library will host a writing workshop. Writers of any level will delight in experimenting with writing prompts to create unique experiences with their words. Led by published author Heather Fowler, this hour long workshop helps writers sharpen their skills and interact with other like-minded people. Finally, on Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the library features CSI: La Jolla. This intriguing workshop teaches those 12 and above the powerful molecular techniques for solving crimes with DNA and fingerprint analysis, chromatography, and other exhilarating scientific methods. All events are absolutely free!

La Jolla Secret Garden Tour

Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

An exclusive opportunity presents itself this weekend sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society. Those who are fond of gardens are free to roam through the garden gates and private courtyards of some of La Jolla’s most exclusive secret gardens. This élite tour is the single principal fundraiser of the year for the La Jolla Historical Society. Proceeds assist in supporting assorted programs for both La Jolla residents and visitors. The Secret Garden Boutique at Wisteria Cottage is open to the public throughout the day with an assortment of gardening accessories, plants, and gifts.

This is a self-guided tour that begins with a check-in at Wisteria Cottage. Once there, garden lovers will get a program booklet with all the locations of the secret gardens, a map of the tour, and a wristband which is a must have to gain entrance. Best of all, you can take a look at the map and visit any garden in any order to your heart’s content. Wisteria Cottage is located at 780 Prospect Street. Cost is $50.

Bite San Diego: La Jolla Walking Tour

Saturday and Sunday 12:30 p.m.

Looking to get your munch on this weekend? The La Jolla Walking Tour is an awesome place to spend 4 to 5 hours discovering La Jolla’s food establishments. The tour originates in the very center of La Jolla Cove, conceivably one of San Diego’s finest neighborhoods for getting your eat on.

As you start your journey on the fringes of the cove, you’ll listen to your guide enlighten you, your friends, and loved ones about the extensive history of the Spanish settlers dating back to the early 1900s. Your tour guide will also relate the history behind the Scripps family, and you’ll personally see where Ellen Browning Scripps once resided in the present day Museum of Contemporary Art.

La Jolla yet remains one of the more fashionable neighborhoods in the US and is one of the most popular areas in all of San Diego. Stops along the tour consist of Richard Walker’s Pancake House, Ohana Cafe, The Public House, We Olive, Jonty Jacobs, Prospect Bar, and Beaming. Tickets are a mere $47. For additional information, kindly call 619-634-8476.

Philanthropic Hobnob

Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you are a fan of great theater, why not mix it up with New Fortune Theatre artists and friends for a fantastic charity evening? Scrumptious catering will be sponsored by The French Gourmet. Patrons will delight in La Jolla’s scenic ocean view, open bar, and live musical entertainment, all for a great cause. The Hobnob is an annual fundraising event for New Fortune Theatre. New Fortune is an award-winning 501c3 nonprofit organization enthusiastically devoted to presenting “Great Plays, Rarely Done.” All proceeds, yes, 100% of Hobnob ticket sales as well as additional donations will create an elegant and moreover relevant production, to be announced at the Hobnob this October 2017 at the Lyceum Space.

And just for a tease, this Nobel Prize-winning script relates an actual true and prominent story, which stimulates captivating thoughts as they concern contemporary matters. Located at 9530 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, tickets range from $65 to $85 for an exciting event you won’t dare want to miss.

La Jolla Playhouse

Sunday, 5:45 p.m.

Round out your weekend at the La Jolla Playhouse, located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, for Native Voices at the Autry. This program is returning for its second year as resident theatre company through the 2017/2018 season. Led by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program purposes to inspire the imaginative advancement of up and coming performing arts organizations, all the while advancing and contributing to the San Diego and Southern California theatre scene as a whole.

Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company wholly dedicated to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights.

Visitors will experience staged readings of new works that examine inquiries of cohesion and community, spirituality and culture, environment and financial attainment, and the repeatedly antagonistic relationships that transpire. An audience talkback follows each reading. Admission is entirely free but space is limited. Reservations are recommended.