Regional events: Art exhibits, Restaurant Week, ‘Haute La Jolla Nights’ and more


Meet the Artists

A reception/award ceremony for the third annual “Black & White Juried Art Exhibition” will be held 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, La Jolla Shores. The show and sale features original painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, mixed medium, sculpture, etc., created only with shades from back to white, selected by the juror, San Diego printmaker Angelika Villagrana. First place winner receives $400; second place, $200; third place $100; juror’s recognition award, $100. View the show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to Oct. 7. (858) 459-1196.

Steppin’ Out?

Ready for some music, food, drinks and shopping discounts? Find out what you’ve been missing at the next Village Merchants Association’s “Haute La Jolla Nights,” a free event filled with street music, art openings, shopping and dining, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 throughout the downtown area. A sidewalk sale is new this time, along with a Pub Crawl on a 16-passenger, Dutch-style bicycle that is powered by its riders.


Tasty Tryouts

San Diego Restaurant Week, Sept. 16-21, features price-fixed menus for both lunch ($10, $15, $20) and dinner ($20, $30, $40) at hundreds of area restaurants, many of them in La Jolla. No tickets or passes are required. For a list of participating eateries and menus, visit

Modernist Movement

San Diego Museum of Art presents “The Human Beast,” highlighting the bequest of 48 German Expressionist paintings, drawings, and prints from the estate of Vance Kondon and Elisabeth Giesberger. The exhibit runs through Nov. 11 and also features three of the most significant Expressionist films: “M” (1931), showing Mondays and Fridays; “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), Tuesdays and Saturdays; and “Nosferatu” (1922), Thursdays and Sundays. The Museum is closed Wednesdays, open noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $4.40-$12. (619) 696-1947.

Used Book Sale

Browse through art, music and design tomes priced to sell and benefit the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. (858) 454-5872.