Best Bets: A Quick Guide to Online and In-Person Entertainment and Experiences

That La Jolla light presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Lectures & Learning

• UC San Diego’s School of Biological Sciences and UCTV present “A Deep Look at Mental Health: On Campus, in Our Community, and Around the World” at 12.00 p.m. Monday 28 November online. A panel of experts will examine the mental health situation on college campuses, along with views from historically underserved communities and international perspectives. Free.

The La Jolla Community Center is hosting “Watercolor with Wine Tuesdays” with Minnie Valero starting November 29th.

The La Jolla Community Center is hosting “Watercolor with Wine Tuesdays” with Minnie Valero starting November 29th.

(La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center showcases “Watercolor with Wine on Tuesdays” Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on November 29 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The four-week course is taught by Minnie Valero. $79 for community center members; $99 for non-members. A bill of materials is available on the website.

• UC San Diego’s International Institute and Global Hong Kong Studies @ University of California present “Impossible Decolonization: Revisiting the ‘Fiery Era’ of Hong Kong” at 12.00 p.m. Thursday 1 December online. Free.

• The La Jolla/Riford Library showcases “Under the Shores of La Jolla” Thursday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Greg Sinnett, director of research for the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans, will discuss the underwater geology of the La Jolla coast and the legacy of the late La Jolla oceanographer Walter Munk. For teenagers and adults. Free.

• That Pen to Paper Writing Course held Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly course is open to writers of all experience levels, ages 18+. Free. (858) 552-1657


• Buddhi Yoga presents “Zen Soul Balance Sound Bath with Jeny Dawson” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 25, 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $55.

• The La Jolla Cove Bridge Club presents “Thanksgiving Twists & Breathing Tips” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through November at 1160 Coast Blvd. The course for all fitness levels focuses on digestion and skin health. $15 upfront; $20 at the door. E-mail [email protected].

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

Art and culture

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents a artist demonstration at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Cherry Sweig will be demonstrating her techniques as part of her Seven Series exhibit, open through Sunday, November 27th. For free.

• Adventures by the Book presents “Thank you for reading” at 4pm Wednesday 30 November online. Author Eliza Knight will speak about her book The Mayfair Bookshop. Free.

The Warwick Bookstore will feature author and University of San Diego associate professor Sarah Federman online on November 30.

The Warwick Bookstore will feature author and University of San Diego Associate Professor Sarah Federman online on Wednesday, November 30.

(Rich Soublet II)

• Warwick’s Bookstore introduces University of San Diego associate professor Sarah Federman at 4pm Wednesday 30 November online. Federman will speak about her new book, Last Train to Auschwitz: The French National Railways and the Journey to Accountability. Free.

• Presents La Jolla artist Yelena Yahontova “Goddesses: Festival of Women” through November at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. The exhibition features portraits of Yahontova. Free.

• BFree Studio presents a Class collage at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Sylvia Taylor leads the workshop. $45 cash at the door; all materials are included. Register at

• La Jolla Playhouse presents projects for its DNA New Works range Starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1 at the Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The series offers playwrights and directors the opportunity to develop a screenplay and give the audience a closer look at the development process of the play. Performances are free, but reservations are required.

• Introducing the La Jolla Village Merchants Association First Friday La Jolla Art Walk Friday December 2nd at 4pm at various locations in the village. Several galleries will participate and food and entertainment will be provided in partnership with local businesses. Free.

• La Jolla Playhouse gifts “As you Like It” through Sunday, December 11 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The production is a reimagined version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy starring a cast of 14 actors, all transgender, non-binary and queer. $25 and up.

• RB Stevenson Gallery presents “Ensemble” through Saturday, December 17, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The group exhibition shows new and current works by a selection of gallery artists. Free.

• Galerie Tasende presents new acquisitions by artists Fernando Botero through Thursday, December 22, 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes three paintings and three works on paper from Botero’s personal collection. Free.

Quint Gallery is presenting

Quint Gallery is presenting “Swank” through Saturday, November 26 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla.

(Lile Kvantaliani / Quint Gallery)

• Gifts from Quint Gallery “fag” through Saturday, November 26, 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Jean Lowe’s solo show transforms the gallery space into an “unauthorized car dealership” centered around an 18-foot papier-mâché replica of an electric Hummer truck.

• The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association present a art exhibition through Friday, December 2, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Media featured include watercolor, photography, oil, digital art, and acrylic by artists Peggy Hinaekian, Eileen Mandela, Gwen Nobil, Dottie Stanley, Salli Sachse, and Laura Wheeler.

• The Qualcomm Institute presents“Becoming: An Interactive Music Journey in VR” through Friday, December 2 at UC San Diego’s Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The operatic virtual reality experience is based on a poem by the 13th-century Persian poet Mowlana Rumi.

• Presenting the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library“Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio: Cone of Light”through December at 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. The exhibition features Ortiz-Rubio’s works in charcoal and graphite that explore the human experience of time.

• The La Jolla/Riford Library showcases“Regarding…”through Thursday, January 5, 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features works by artists True Ryndes, Robert Treat and Pat Kelly.

• Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society“The Smallest Show on Earth: Exploring Paper Cinemas”through Sunday, January 22 at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit will feature paper theater replicas, posters and accessory displays showcasing iconic local stages of yesteryear.

• The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents“Alexis Smith: The American Way”through Sunday, February 5, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Smith’s mixed-media collages, drawing heavily on film, literature, and pop culture. $

Galas & Events

• La Jolla’s St. Germaine Children’s Charity presents their yearbooksilver teaat 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, at a private home in La Jolla. The event will raise funds for the nonprofit’s mission to help abused and neglected children through grants to the local organizations that serve them. $125 upfront; $150 at the

• Gelson’s Gifts“Build Your Board With Wisconsin Cheese”at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 8, online. In the live class you will learn how to plate cured meats. $49.99, including a four-person build-your-own board kit. The kits will be available December 7-8 at Gelson’s stores at Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St.; Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Karlovy Vary, 7660 El Camino

Do you have an event – ​​online or in person – that you would like to see here? Submit your leads to [email protected] by noon on Friday for publication in the following week’s issue.


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