La Jolla Calendar of Events – February to May

February 18, 2010 | By | Reply More

Through Sunday, February 21 – The 20th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival continues. See website  for details.

February 23 – Wendy Craig-Purcell, author of Ask Yourself This, will speak and sign her new book at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue, at 7:30pm.

February 15 to 28 – The La Jolla Art Association, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso (La Jolla Shores), Winter Invitational features artwork by prize-winning La Jolla artists.

Through the end of February – “Travels Through Europe” watercolors by Francoise Farron are on exhibit at the La Jolla Public Library, 7555 Draper Avenue.

February 21 to May 16 – The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla will feature a new exhibit, Pleasure Point: Celebrating 25 Years of Contemporary Collectors. Organized by the museum, the exhibit celebrates the achievements of two groups of passionate collectors who support the MCASD, the Contemporary Collectors and the International Collectors, by showcasing major highlights of the museum acquisitions they have made possible during the past 25 years.

Among the many works on viewwill be Tony Oursler’s confrontational video installation, Don’t Look at Me (1994); Doris Salcedo’s untitled, concrete-impregnated armoire (1995); Cornelia Parker’s scintillating Rorschach (Accidental IV) (2006), constructed from 70 crushed, silver-plated objects; and one of the most ambitious works ever acquired by the Museum, Nancy Rubins’ exuberant site-specific installation Pleasure Point (2006).

February 28 to March 28 – Discover the beauty and mystery of life along the La Jolla coast during tide pooling excursions with naturalists from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. At this time of the year, lower tides reveal wider beaches and pools teeming with native marine life, such as hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones. Aquarium naturalists will guide participants through these fragile environments and identify inhabitants. The cost is $12, ages 2 and older. Directions to meeting place will be provided at time of RSVP. 858-534-7336

February 28, 2-4 p.m., False Point.
March 13, 1-3 p.m., Dike Rock.
March 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m., False Point

March 4 – During six presidential administrations, Nancy K. Clarke served as the White House Chief Floral Designer. In this role, she decorated for 31 holiday seasons and prepared arrangements for numerous state dinners. On Thursday, March 4 at 1:30pm, she will share her story and photos and give a floral demonstration at Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla. The program is sponsored by The Village Garden Club of La Jolla and will benefit their Schoolyard Gardening Project. Tickets for non-members are $65 and include a reception following the lecture and complimentary valet parking. The $250 per person tickets also include a cocktail party on March 3 at the spectacular Mt. Soledad home of club member Judy White and her husband Jack. (http://www.villagegardencluboflajolla/, 760-814-1430)

March 4 to March 14 – As part of its Page to Stage program, the La Jolla Playhouse will showcase the one-man show, John Leguizamo Diary of a Madman. Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo gets up close and personal with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the people who’ve shaped his life in the new, uncensored and uninhibited production. Currently Leguizamo delights younger fans as the voice of “Sid” in Ice Age 1, 2, and 3 in addition to appearances in several movies including The Happening, Righteous Kill and Love in the Time of Cholera.

Photo courtesy Scripps Oceanography.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at Elizabeth Hansen

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