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


the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

• The non-profit Hannah’s Family Center of San Diego presents “Your Financial Journey” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, online. The webinar will provide guidance on building a financial roadmap. Donations are accepted.

• 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

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Día de los Niños with illustrator Rafael Lopez” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at 7555 Draper Avenue. Día de los Niños is “Children’s Day” in Mexico. Guests will receive a book. Free.

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Earth Day Vinyasa with Kelly Collins” at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. Free.

arts & culture

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a artistic demonstration with multimedia artist Ann Chaitin from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Chaitin, along with Beverly Brock, Sharon Hinkley, Daniel Kilgore, Ralph Kingery, Dana Levine, Sherry Roper, Vita Sorrentino, Dottie Stanley and Minnie Valero, are part of an exhibit at the community center that will run through May. Free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents Gunhild Carling at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. The Swedish jazz artist will perform swing, vaudeville and jazz standards. $83.

• UC San Diego’s QI Gallery presents an opening for “#RetroColectiva” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Visual Arts Department Chairman Ricardo Dominguez will continue through Thursday, June 23. Free. Reservations are requested. E-mail [email protected]

• Vanguard Culture presents the full version of its film series “The Story of Joy” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, online and at the Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park in San Diego. The film features seven cinematic novellas inspired by real-life moments. $10 and

• The Hennessey Tavern presents Arthur Hammons and Jim Guerin in concert at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at 7811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. Free. (858) 551-8772

• San Diego Therapeutic Singing Group Tremble Clef presents “Shake, Rattle and Rock” at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, online. The concert will raise funds to treat the vocal symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Free. Donations are

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents a “Traces of memory: artists transform the archive” panel and catalog output at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at 780 Prospect St. for the launch of the exhibition catalog “Memory Traces”. Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge will host a conversation with artist Janelle Iglesias and archivist Anna Culbertson. Free.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library concludes its three concertsAcoustic Evening with Jefferson Jay at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The latest event, hosted and hosted by San Diego Music Hall of Fame founder Jay, will feature Lisa Sanders, Sutton James and Yale Strom along with Jeff Pekarek. $15 for Athenaeum members; $20 for

The La Jolla Community Center will present the Skylarks in concert on Friday, April 29.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center presents the Larks in concert at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The all-female group will perform doo-wop hits and songs from the 1950s and 1960s. $15 for community center members; $20 for non-members.

• The Beaumont restaurant presents the rolling heartbreaker in concert at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at 5662 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. Free. (858) 459-0474

• Yiddishland California presents “Jewish Musical Cabaret with Lisa Fishman” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, online and at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. The event will feature Yiddish, English and Ladino songs. $40 in person; $18 for online.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents three exhibitions until Saturday, April 30 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. ” Mix the familiar / now not then”, featuring two- and three-dimensional works by Northern California artists Lynn Criswell and Michael Bishop is in the Clayes Gallery; “The Light That Never Goes Out” divine images combined with contemporary secular pop images by Lenore Hughes, can be found in the Rotunda Gallery; and “Liminality” artists’ books by Niki de Saint Phalle, can be found in the North reading room of Max & Melissa Elliott. Free.

La Jolla Presbyterian Church Artists Guild will present the exhibition

The La Jolla Presbyterian Church Artists Guild will present the 2022 “Gifts of HeArt” exhibit on Sunday, May 1.

(Courtesy of Katherine Keeling)

• La Jolla Presbyterian Church Artists Guild Presents 2022 “Gifts of Heart” exhibition at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 at 7715 Draper Ave. The event will include art, children’s art projects, a raffle, music and refreshments. Free.

• The San Diego Symphony Orchestra presents “Brahms Piano Quintet” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The season finale of the symphony’s chamber music series will feature pianist Benjamin Hochman. $50 and up.

• Bamboo Shoots Productions and the Warwick bookshop are present “Journey of a Thousand Miles” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Zhu Shen and Perry Chen’s documentary celebrates the bond between mother and son. Free. Donations are accepted and registration is required.

• Warwick Bookstore and Tattered Cover Book Store feature the author Adriana Trigiani at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 4, online. Trigiani will discuss his new book, “The Good Left Undone,” with author Taylor Jenkins Reid. Free.

• BFree Studio presents “Come together”until Wednesday, May 4, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition will feature works by multimedia artist Barbara Rabkin and painter Jeffrey Galinson. Free.

• UC San Diego presents the poetJericho Brownat 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, online and at the UCSD Price Center Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. Brown will read excerpts from his Pulitzer Prize-winning work “The Tradition” and participate in a moderated Q&A session. Free.

• Musica Vivace, based in La Jolla, presents“Self Reflection”at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Sahun Sam Hong will perform selected works by Chopin, Ravel, Mozart and Brahms. $

• The Salon de Musiques presents“Purely Romantic”at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. On the program, works by Robert Schumann, Camillo Schumann and Max Bruch, performed by violinists Ambroise Aubrun and Benjamin Hoffman, violist Andrew Picken, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Zachary Deak. $

• The Quint gallery presents“Bounteous: a collective exhibition”until Saturday, May 21, at 7655 and 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features many of the artists the Quint Gallery has exhibited over the years, with styles ranging from Californian light and space, to abstraction, photography, drawing, and sculpture.

• The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition“Mark of Suvero”through Saturday, June 25, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes drawings and sculptures in steel. Free.

Galas & events

• The Jewish Family Service of San Diego presents its annual reportHeart & Soul Galaat 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, online and at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event will include a celebration of Jewish Family Service 2022 Mitzvah winners, including La Jolla residents Danielle and Brian Miller. Join the waitlist or register for the virtual gala

• Co-founder of Bodhi Tree ConcertsWalter DuMellewill perform at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla, to help raise funds for the church’s new Rosales/Parsons pipe organ . No tickets or reservations are required, but donations are requested, with all proceeds going to support the organ project. A reception will immediately follow the concert. E-mail[email protected].

• The non-profit organization Mama’s Kitchen presents the 31st editionMother’s Daybenefit at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event will feature over 20 food vendors. Proceeds will go towards the organization’s mission of delivering meals to local women, men and children vulnerable to hunger due to serious illnesses. $150 and up.

• The La Jolla High School Foundation presents the“La Jolla Mutt Strut” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, from 750 Nautilus Street. Fundraising for La Jolla High will include a 1-mile walk with school pets at the La Jolla Recreation Center and a pet party afterwards. $20 and

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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