Enjoy La JollaEnjoy La Jolla
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Brake in the Village…Sip, Shop, & Stroll!

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Break In The Village

Gear up for a great afternoon of free music, entertainment, fantastic shopping, tasty treats and, of course – incredible cars.

Throughout La Jolla’s famed shopping district you’ll get up close and personal with Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, McLaren and Icon Aviation’s portable aircraft. Register in advance to receive your VIP “Brake in the Village Guide” as well as a chance to win fantastic prizes courtesy of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association and its members.

In Partnership with the La Jolla Concours D’Elegance

Cost: Free!

Please register in advance to receive your Brake in the Village Map and Passport.


Register Now

Event Highlights

  • World Class Cars and Aircraft
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Exclusive Shopping Deals and Demos
  • Prizes and Contests
  • Sips and Snacks to Fuel the Fun
9 X 7 Map 2019
9x7 Map Side 2 2019

Brake in the Village – Entertainment

Entertainment | 12:00 to 5:00 PM* | Various Locations Throughout the Village

Look for the Multi-Colored Balloon Bouquets 

Julie Albright

Julie Albright vocals and keys, plays tunes from early folk and jazz standards to yacht rock and current pop. Her easy listening style will delight fans of Barbra Streisand, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow.

Ben Benevente

Ben Benevente specializes in Hawaiian/Island style music from Fiji to Ka’au Crater Boys, Jack Johnson, Bruno Mars and Jason Mraz. Known for his softer, reggae sound Ben is a talented musician playing drums, keyboards, bass guitar, vocals, and ukulele live.

Alex Elizabeth

Alex’s music style is very versatile. She sings acoustic pop/soul and Popopera cover songs by artists such as Adele, John Legend, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Elvis Presley, Maroon 5, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, and many more. She is also versed in old Italian and Spanish Bel Canto. She was classically trained at Point Loma Nazarene University as an opera singer and brings rich, soaringly clear vocals as a lyric operatic soprano. She can sing in Italian, Spanish, French, German, and English. With her powerful voice and beautiful heart, Alex has a way of personally connecting with her audience and will always make you feel special.

Brent Curtis

Born in the traditional, if traditionally obscure fashion, Misdirection frontman Brent Curtis’ musical interests, and talents, have progressed well beyond blowing out amps in the family garage. Following a representative rock-star path, Brent’s initial foray was a punk project influenced by Blink 182, Green Day and many of the high-energy, extreme-volume bands of the day.

Brent conveys his love for the craft in every story he weaves, nurtures and delivers. Clever lyrics and song titles augment a wealth of pure talent and a genuine understanding of and appreciation for music. Brent maintains the same passion that drove him to pick up his first guitar if he is perhaps a bit less compelled to smash it into kindling.

Chris James

One of the hottest entertainers in the area, Chris James generates energy and excitement everywhere he performs. He is a three-time San Diego Music Award winner performing up to 300 shows a year. His solo shows have won rave reviews with his mixture of live loops and harmonies. Touring nationally, his performances have ranged from stadiums to small living rooms. He has shared the stage with national acts such as Sugar Ray, Hootie and the Blowfish, Lit, Vertical Horizon, The Calling, Gin Blossoms, Pete Best (former Beatles drummer), Switchfoot, CCR, REO Speedwagon, The Pat McGee Band, Five For Fighting, A.J. Croce, and the list goes on.

Chiara Capobianco

Internationally recognized harpist Chiara Capobianco will perform from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Fresh Paint Gallery located at 1020-B Prospect Street

King Taylor Project

Sandi King (vocals/percussion) and Joshua Taylor (vocals/guitar) are the core of San Diego-based band King Taylor Project. As original artists they write, record, and perform original music; as entertainers-for-hire, they perform a mix of curated cover and original music to suit private, corporate, and non-profit events. Available formats range from acoustic/electric duo to large band.

The KTP band roster consists of recording/touring pros fluent in soul, blues, jazz, rock, folk, “formal” music, and the great musical traditions of the American soundscape. KTP has loads of experience playing in a wide variety of environments, from quiet and understated to energetic and raucous. They always aim to be easy to work with and as helpful as possible for any event.

*Times may vary. 

Win Fabulous Prize Packages

Merchants throughout the village have generously donated items for our fabulous prize packages.  Winners will be notified following the event.  You can quadruple your chances of winning in the following ways:

  1. Pre-register
  2. Check-in
  3. Return your passport before 6:00 PM to National Geographic Gallery
  4. Visit 20 or more merchants.

Bendls/ Custom Shirts of La Jolla: Gift Certificate for Men’s Custom Shirt ($200 Value)

Brooks Brother’s Stores: Gift certificate and Duffel Bag

Cove Wellness Detox Spa of La Jolla: Lymphatic oxygen facial (110 minutes)

ICON Aircraft: 1-1.5 hour flight ($500 Value)

Inn by the Sea at La Jolla: Free one night stay certificate

J McLaughlin: Scarf ($88 Value)

J.Dixx Photography: One free portrait session ($400 Value)

La Jolla Cove Gifts: 2019 La Jolla Sweatshirt

La Jolla Golf Carts: Free one-day golf cart use and $50 gift certificate for Richard Walker Pancake House

La Jolla Gourmet Meats: $25 gift certificate

La Jolla Sports Club: Free one-month membership certificate

La Jolla Swim and Sport: Swimmer’s backpack filled with swim gear and a ticket for free guided swim in the La Jolla Ocean

Little Love: Chloe baby dress and hat and gift certificate

LOLO: $35 gift certificate

Mangelsen- Images of Nature: Coffee Table Book

MOS MyOwnSpace: Basket ($100 Value)

National Geographic Fine Art: Book

San Diego Fly Rides: Two free rentals for motorized bikes ($195 Value per bike)

Spoiled Rotten Boutique: Gift Certificate

The Secret Vein Clinic: Face/Body Products

Warwick’s: $75 gift certificate

Brake in the Village – Participating Merchants

Refreshments, gifts, fantastic demonstrations, celebrity guests and, of course, fantastic discounts and deals await “Brake in the Village” guests.  The more merchants you visit the greater your chances of winning fabulous prize packages!  After completing your Shopping Passport please return to National Geographic Gallery to be entered to win! Take a look at all merchant addresses and their in-store offers here: Participating Merchants


Aston Martin of San Diego

Bentley – O’ Gara Coach La Jolla

ICON Aircraft

Lamborghini – O’ Gara Coach La Jolla

McClaren – O’ Gara La Jolla

Rolls Royce – O Gara Coach La Jolla


Africa and Beyond

Carlton Gallery

Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery

Fresh Paint Gallery

Ian Ely Gallery

Legends Gallery

Mangelsen – Images of Nature

Martin Lawrence Galleries

National Geographic Fine Art

Peter Lik La Jolla


AT Coffee House

Jose’s Courtroom

THE LOT La Jolla

We Olive La Jolla

Le Macaron French Pastries La Jolla Cove

Lean and Green


Atelier Aucoin Salon

BlushTan Organic Spray Tanning

Cove Wellness Detox Spa of La Jolla

Down to Earth Thai Massage

Headway Hair studio of London

Inn by the Sea at La Jolla

J.Dixx Photography

La Jolla Golf Carts

La Jolla Sports Club

La Jolla Veterinary Hospital

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Salon La Jolla

The Secret Vein Clinic

True Beauty Plastic Surgery and Spa

Shops and Boutiques

Ascot Shop

Balboa Candy

Bang & Olufsen

Bendls/ Custom Shirts of La Jolla

Blue Apparel

Brooks Brothers Stores

California Bicycle Inc


Cote Sud

Euro Comfort Footwear

Eva Varro

Everett Stunz

Eyestructure La Jolla

Fresh Produce

Gracie & Co

Hi Sweetheart

J McLaughlin

Jewels by the Sea

La Jolla Cove Gifts

La Jolla Gourmet Meats

La Jolla Swim and Sport

Laura Gambucci

Little Love


Lucky Brand Jeans



MOS MyOwnSpace


Norma Kay

Rangoni Firenze Shoes

RICA Boutique

Robina Apparel and Accessories

Royal Palace Jewelry

SeaMakers & Co.

San Diego Fly Rides

Simple La Jolla

SoHa Living

Spoiled Rotten Boutique

Taba Rug Gallery

Trianon Clothing & Lingerie

Two Neighbors


White House Black Market