The Night Owls on the Seine

A fresh take on art and music!

Thursday, July 14, 7:30-10 PM
Night Owls members: free / Athenaeum members: $5 / Nonmembers: $10
Space is limited. Reservations recommended. 

Recommended for ages 21 to 40-something


Celebrate Bastille Day at the Athenaeum’s Night Owls on the Seine. Relish French cocktails, delicious baguettes and fromage, and ice-cold bottles of Stone Brewing Co. beer on a warm La Jolla night as you view art from local women artists. Jean Lowe’s art in the Clayes Gallery is a humorous musing on age, perception, and value through real and fictional ephemera such as posters, letters, and newspaper clippings. Adrienne Joy’s expressionistic portraits in the Rotunda develop a psychological connection with strangers from chance encounters and random snapshots. Then head out to the patio to watch real and faux French short films such as La Jetée (1962), which inspired Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film 12 Monkeys, and Henri le Chat Noir, the droll existential musings of a black cat. Join other art and music lovers for a night of haunting French romance. 



To RSVP call (858) 454-5872 or click the "Purchase Tickets" button and prepare for an awesome evening.


Join us at the library for a fun evening for art and music enthusiasts aged 21 to 40-something. Night Owls event can feature an art exhibition, live music by a local band, art, music, and dance demonstrations, a lecture, a group art project to inspire your creativity, raffle prizes, and much more! Want to get in FREE to all of our Night Owls events? Become a member of The Night Owls.


To join The Night Owls, CLICK HERE, or call us at (858) 454-5872.


Not into commitment? Attend a single event for $10 at the door.


As a member of the Athenaeum's Night Owls, you and a friend will enjoy free admission to four to six Night Owls events per year, in addition to all of the perks of an Athenaeum Individual Membership.


• Member discounts on over 150 events per year, including jazz, classical and new music concerts, lectures, and special events.

• Invitations to all art exhibition openings - about 8 per year.

• Member discounts on a vast array of art classes at the La Jolla and University Heights studios.

• Borrowing privileges to the Athenaeum's unique collection of art and music books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs.

• A subscription to the bi-monthly member newsletter so you'll be the first to know what's happening.

• The opportunity to vote on the Night Owls Members' Choice Award in the Athenaeum Annual Juried Exhibition.


...all for just $75!



Athenaeum Library the Night Owls Committee membersThe Night Owls committee is:

Angela Lynch, Maura Walters, Elena Childrey, Amber Sykes, Sami Tutone, Katie Walders, Drew Peters, Shelley Crutz, Maziar Moridani, Anna Haudenschild, Anthony Sabatini, Rebecca Bostwick, and Kiri Hagerman.










Thanks to our sponsors for supporting The Night Owls!