Spring Music Lectures at the Athenaeum

Starting in May, a new series of music lectures by Jacquelyne Silver will be held every Thursday, 7:30pm, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (May 5, 12, 19, and 26). Miss Silver’s continual quest in music is to connect ideas in the arts – poetry with music and art, musical ideas that merge, composers who play off each other. These are four evenings you won’t want to miss! Continue reading

Winter 2016 Jazz Concerts at The Athenaeum

jazz concerts at the athenaeumThe Athenaeum’s jazz program continues this February and March with the annual winter series of concerts in the Music Room. This winter will showcase ensembles ranging from duo to quartet, featuring some of today’s top artists in jazz. Seating is limited, so be sure to make early reservations! Here’s the schedule for this year’s winter jazz concerts at the Athenaeum. Continue reading

A Fresh Take on Art & Music: Holidays on Vinyl at The Athenaeum

athenaeumEnjoy music, art, and appetizers in the cozy confines of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library at Holidays on Vinyl on December 10. Stroll through captivating pieces of art from the Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection and stacks of books nestled in the bookshelves; enjoy delicious bites from Whisknladle and craft brews from Stone Brewing Co. while Drew Peters, the Songstruck DJ, fills the air with the sounds of vintage and contemporary vinyl.
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Blah, Blah, Blah by Mel Bochner: Murals of La Jolla’s Newest Addition

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has announced the newest member of the Murals of La Jolla family! Blah, Blah, Blah, by Mel Bochner at 1111 Prospect Street is set to be fully completed by Thursday, May 14 and will be included on the next Murals of La Jolla monthly tour (Wednesday May 27 at 5:30pm). The mural replaces Ryan McGinness’ 53 Women, which has been on display since 2011 on the back side of the former Hotel Parisi building.
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Summer Jazz Series at the La Jolla Athenaeum Begins June 4

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The Athenaeum’s jazz program continues with the annual summer series starting June 4! Farrell Family Jazz at the La Jolla Athenaeum features an international piano series by four acclaimed jazz artists from the United States, Canada, Germany, and Cuba. All concerts will be held in the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library at 7:30pm, and tickets are on sale now.
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Winter Mini-Concerts Begin at the Athenaeum and Lyceum

LA JOLLA, CA (Dec 30, 2014)— The Athenaeum Winter Mini-Concerts is a series of free concerts presented by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The winter season performances alternate each Monday between the Athenaeum La Jolla and the Lyceum Theatre. Continue reading

The Athenaeum’s Flicks on the Bricks 2014 Schedule

The Athenaeum’s Flicks on the Bricks series is back for the seventh year and kicks off this Thursday, August 7 with classic movies and wines on the patio of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Wine expert Barbara Baxter will introduce the wine that will be paired with each movie, then you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy some classic movies, snacks, and a relaxing balmy evening in La Jolla.

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All movies will begin at 7:30pm and doors will open at 7pm. Tickets for the entire series are $60 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Here’s the complete schedule for Flicks on the Bricks 2014:

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La Jolla Spotlight – Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

A must-see San Diego, California attraction located in the heart of La Jolla, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States.

Unique even in a town where everything is special, this rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region.

The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists’ books in Southern California. The library is open to the public five days a week; members can check out materials for a modest annual fee.

The Athenaeum also presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts (classical, jazz, and new music), lectures, studio art classes through its School of the Arts, tours and special events.

The Athenaeum is closed Sundays & Mondays and so when visiting La Jolla on the weekend, be sure to stop in on Saturday. For hours and more detailed visitor information, visit www.ljathenaeum.org

The La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is located at:
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-5872

La Jolla Insider TipGreat dining is all around this part of La Jolla. Try a sandwich from Girard Gourmet followed by dessert at Cups for the perfect afternoon!