Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences


This is a rolling list of online activities and local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

• The La Jolla Library Poetry Group meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month for participants to read and share poems they have written with other budding or experienced poets. Free. E-mail [email protected]

• The non-profit organization Mended Hearts of San Diego presents “Gadgets, gadgets and compassionate care are synonymous with good health” at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13, online and at the San Diego Cardiac Center, 3131 Berger Ave. Susan Taylor, director of external affairs for Scripps Health, will speak. People with heart disease are encouraged to attend. Free. E-mail [email protected] for the Zoom link.

• Yiddishland California presents “Yiddish for Beginners I” at 1 p.m. from Thursday to September 15 online. Arturo Kerbel will teach basic words and useful phrases. Music and poetry will also be honored. $25 per lesson.

• The Pen to Paper Writing Course takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657

Families & children

• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents a Marine Biology Festival at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 12, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event, organized by the library’s Teen Troupe, will feature marine specimens provided by a local scientist. Free.

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Mother/Daughter Yoga – Inspiring Healthy Friendships with Erica Rood” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The event is aimed at girls aged 8 to 12 and their mothers. $49 a pair.

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club presents “Gentle Yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all levels and open to the public. $15.

arts & culture

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents its 16th “Flicks on the Bricks” outdoor movie series at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting August 11 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The three-week film series from the late director Ernst Lubitsch is curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando. $15 per movie for Athenaeum members and $20 for non-members, or $39 for the series for members and $54 for non-members. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents Harvard Din & Tonics at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Harvard University’s signature a cappella jazz band will perform songs from a variety of genres. $25.

BFree Studio in La Jolla will present a “Photographer’s Talk” with Richard Ybarra on Friday August 12 for his exhibition “Lights, Night: Neon — Photographs That Glow”.

(Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

• BFree Studio presents a “Photographer’s Talk” for San Diego artist Richard Ybarra’s exhibition “Lights, Night: Neon — Photographs That Glow” at 5 p.m. Friday, August 12, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Ybarra will talk about his photos collected over 40 years. The exhibition runs until Monday, August 15.

• Quint Gallery presents an artist talk and opening reception for “New Carving” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit, which features works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Puzio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson, will run through Saturday, September 17. Free.

• DG Wills Books presents the film historianNoah Isenberg at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Isenberg will talk about his book “Bill Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna”. Free.

Benjamin Thiele-Long's Stellarum Chamber Choir will perform Saturday, August 13 in La Jolla.

Benjamin Thiele-Long’s Stellarum Chamber Choir will perform Saturday, August 13 in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Benjamin Thiele-Long)

• The Stellarum Chamber Choir presents a 7 p.m. concert on Saturday, August 13 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The 12-person amateur choir is directed by Benjamin Thiele-Long.

• Friends of the La Jolla Library present “Ode to the Blue Forest” until Saturday, August 13, at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibit features cyanotypes by La Jolla photographer and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter. Free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents ” The Wagner effect” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 14 at 7600 Fay Ave. $48 and up.

• Warwick Bookstore, Book Passage, Books Inc., Copperfield’s and Skylight Books feature the author Julian Barnes at noon on Wednesday, August 17, online. Barnes will discuss her new book, “Elizabeth Finch.” Free.

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a reception for their new art exhibition at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibit features approximately 50 pieces by local artists Beverly Brock, Chris Conroe, Dan Kilgore, Eileen Mandell, Jose Luis Nunez and Mark Sherman and will run through Monday, October 10. Free. Sign up by email at[email protected]

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Rebecca Woolfat 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Woolf will discuss and sign her new book, “All of This: A Memoir of Death and Desire.” Free, or $26.99 for a reserved seat and a copy of the book.

• La Jolla Playhouse presentsHere there are blueberriesuntil Sunday, August 21, at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The piece is about an album of unpublished World War II photographs. $25 and

• L&G Projects presents the exhibition“Here Comes the Sun”through Saturday, August 27, at 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. Free.

• RB Stevenson Gallery present“Multiple Views”until Saturday, August 27, at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition presents paintings and sculptures by a selection of artists from the gallery. Free.

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents 30th anniversary Exhibition Jury through Friday, September 2, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The selected artists will present their work. Free.

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents“Voice of the Ground”through Sunday, September 4, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit aims to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the art they create. Free.

Galas & events

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents the next event of itsArtisan Table Signature Wine Dinner Seriesat 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 at the AR Valentien Restaurant, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The communal meal will be accompanied by Paul Hobbs Winery wines. $

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email your leads to [email protected]


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