Best Bets: A quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

This is an ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Lectures and learning

• Hong Kong International Studies @ University of California, UC San Diego International Institute and others are available “The Changing Shape of Hong Kong Civil Society”. Friday 4pm, online. A panel of experts will discuss how Hong Kong has adapted and changed as a result of the National Security Law. free of charge.

The La Jolla Community Center will be online on November 10 with Julia Sevardi

La Jolla Community Center will present “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” online on Thursday, November 10, with Julia Sevardi.

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• Presented by the La Jolla Community Center “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, online. Julia Civardi will discuss the non-profit she founded, the Soteria Precision Medicine Foundation. free of charge.

• Presented by the League of Women Voters San Diego “2022 Election Review: What the Midterm Results Mean for the Future at the State, Local, and National Levels” 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the seventh-floor conference room of the UC San Diego Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, 9625 Scholars Drive North, La Jolla. Thad Koser, a professor in UCSD’s political science department, will provide an overview of the election results. free of charge.

• King’s Cross Church donates “Investigation of Life” 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. The forums discuss spirituality and are open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation. free of charge.

• of the A pen-to-paper writing class Held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the La Jolla/Rayford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18 and older and of all experience levels. free of charge. (858) 552-1657

Family and children

• The Village of La Jolla offers a community of merchants “Backstory Time and the Scavenger Hunt” On Sunday, Nov. 6, at Sotheby’s Plaza, 1111 Prospect St., the La Jolla/Reford Library will host Katia Graham and Sonia Warwick Bookstore Storytime at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. :30 pm read aloud. Solve word puzzles and collect free gifts. free of charge.

Health and fitness

• Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center provides an overview of it “Basic Meditation Series” 5:45pm on Monday, November 7, online and in person in La Jolla. Meditation teacher Erhard Vogel will lead the discussion. free of charge; Contributions will be accepted. Call Pam at (858) 395-4033 or email [email protected] Save a place and get an address.

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• Presented by the Women’s Club of La Jolla “Gentle Yoga” Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are for all levels and are open to the public. $15

Art and culture

• Qualcomm Institute opens exhibition “Making: An Interactive Musical Journey in VR” 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at UC San Diego’s Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The virtual reality experience is based on a poem by the 13th century Persian poet Maulana Rumi and will run from Friday to December 2. Register to open by email [email protected]. For more information, visit

• Presented by the La Jolla Music Society “Net Geo Live: Exploring Mars” 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7600 Fay Ave. NASA mechanical engineer Kobe Boykins will talk about the mysteries of space and the latest chapter in Mars exploration. $20 and up.

• The Village of La Jolla offers a community of merchants “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” Friday at 4 pm, at various locations in the village. Many galleries will be open late, and food and entertainment will be offered in partnership with local businesses. free of charge.

• Presented by the La Jolla Music Society Time for three 6:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday, November 5th at JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. All three combine modern pop and classical music. $55 and up.

• The Athenaeum Library of Music and the Arts presents three performances through Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Continued: The Art of Fia Friedman” An intimate look at Friedman’s (1925-2020) life’s work, his 70-year art career produced an eclectic body of work through experimentation with unusual forms and unconventional materials. “Derek Boshear: The Careers” At the top of Bushier’s feature is a visual survey of various comic careers. “Working Towards a Hundred” A selection from the Athenaeum Erica and Fred Tory artist book collection. free of charge.

• Gift of the Sea of ​​St. James Gallery “Seven Series” Beginning Sunday, Nov. 6, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. A retrospective exhibition by La Jolla artist Cheri Swig will include seven of her collections with descriptive commentary. Swag will also provide art demonstrations on various days. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, December 18. for free.

• Presented by the UC San Diego Library “A Conversation with Author Rex Pickett ’76” 5:30 pm Wednesday, November 9, at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The discussion, moderated by university librarian Eric Mitchell, will feature Pickett, author of “Sideways” and “The Archivist.” Brian Schutlander, University Librarian; and Karin Radek, digital archivist at Rutgers University. free of charge.

Norma Navarrete will Nov. 9 at the La Jolla Community Center

Norma Navarrete will perform as part of the La Jolla Community Center’s “Opera Wednesdays” on Nov. 9.

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• Presented by the La Jolla Community Center “Opera Wednesday” 7pm Nov. 9 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Performers will include soprano Norma Navarrete, mezzo-soprano Mary Bowles Allen, tenor Cole Tornberg and baritone Søren Pedersen, with pianist Michelle Scanlan. $10 suggested donation.

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• Warwick’s bookstore presents the actor John Ross Bowie 7:30pm Wednesday, November 9th at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Bowie will discuss his new book, “No Job for a Man: A Memoir.” Free, or $27.95 for a special seat and copy of the book.

La Jolla and local judge M. Margaret McKeon will discuss her new book Nov. 12 at DG Wells Books in La Jolla.

La Jolla and local judge M. Margaret McKeon will discuss her new book on Saturday, November 12 at DG Wells Books in La Jolla.

(Provided by M. Margaret McKeon)

• DG Wills Books presents the La Jolla judge and author M. Margaret McCune Saturday at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, at 7461 Girard Ave. La Jolla. McKeown will discuss his new book, “Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William and Douglas.” free of charge.

• Presents Le Salon de Musiques “Schubert, Touch of Heaven” Sunday at 4 pm. Nov. 13, at the La Jolla Women’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will feature a performance by violinist Ambrose Abron, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist François Chauchan. $95

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “As You Like It” Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Sheila & Hughes Pottaker Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The reimagined production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy will run through Sunday, December 11. $25 and up.

• Features BFree Studio “Subject to Change” Thursday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7857 Girard Ave. in La Jolla. The exhibit features paintings by local artists Jeff Yeomans and Brent Jacobs. free of charge.

• Quint presents the gallery “Sonic” Saturdays, through Nov. 26, at 7655 Girard Ave. La Jolla. A solo exhibition by Jean Lu turns the gallery space into an “unauthorized auto dealership,” centered on an 18-foot paper machine replica of an electric Hummer truck. free of

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• Presents the La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Society Art exhibition Fridays, through Dec. 2, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Media include watercolor, photography, oils, digital art and acrylics from artists Peggy Heinekian, Ellen Mandela, Gwen Noble, Dottie Stanley, Sally Sachs and Laura Wheeler. free of

• Tasende Gallery presents new achievements by the artist Fernando Botero Thursdays, through Dec. 22, at 820 Prospect St. in La Jolla. The exhibition includes three paintings and three works on paper from Botero’s personal collection. free of

• Presents the La Jolla/Reford Library“Then…”Thursdays, through Jan. 5, at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features works by artists Real Rands, Robert Tait and Pat Kelly. free of

• Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society“The Smallest Show on Earth: Paper Theaters Discovered”Sundays, through Jan. 22, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibition features paper theater replicas, posters and display accessories that represent popular local stages of yesteryear. free of

• Presented by the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art“Alexis Smith: The American Way”Sundays, through Feb. 5, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Smith’s mixed media collages, which focus heavily on film, literature and pop culture. $

Galas and events

• Presents La Jolla Country Day Schoolopen houseNoon to 3pm on Saturday, November 5, at 9490 Genesee Ave. Visitors can meet teachers and students, tour classrooms and learn more about the curriculum and community. No RSVP is required. LJCDS is an independent school serving students in grades 3 through

• Gilson’s Gift“Online Tasting with Gilson Wines”6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. A live class with winemaker Julian Fayard will include wine and a traditional cheese and charcuterie plate. A cheese plate and wine for two will be available for purchase Nov. 9-10 at Gilson’s Markets in Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St. Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Carlsbad, 7660 El Camino Real. $28.99 for a reservation and cheese plate; Wines are $29.99 and up. Registration is due on Sunday, November

The San Diego Brewers Guild will present a beer garden on Sunday, November 13, at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

The San Diego Brewers Guild will present a beer garden on Sunday, November 13, at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

(Provided by the San Diego Brewers Guild)

• The San Diego Brewers Guild presents aA beer gardenSunday afternoon, Nov. 13, at Torrey Pines Lodge, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event, part of the 14th annual Beer Week, will feature 28 brewers paired with 14 chefs. $

• Offers The Lodge at Torrey Pines“Beyond the Cell”5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at 11480 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will include winemakers and winery owners showcasing rare and high-end vintages that are not readily available to the public. $250.

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you’d like to see here? Send your tips to [email protected] by noon Friday to be published in next week’s issue.


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