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

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

Lectures & Learning

• Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society “Food of La Jolla” at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 from 850 Prospect St. The walking tour, led by historian Carol Olten, will explore the commercial courts that contribute to The Village’s business life. Free for members of the Historical Society; $10 for non-members. bit.ly/CourtsTour

• That La Jolla Library poetry group meets Thursday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month so participants can read and share poetry they have written with other poets, aspiring or experienced. Free. E-mail [email protected]

• Gifts from King’s Cross Church “Life Explored” at 6:00 p.m. Sundays through November 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. The forums discuss spirituality and are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. Free. lifeexploredsd.com

• 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

families & children

• The La Jolla/Riford Library showcases “One Book Event: We Are Water Protectors” at 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 7555 Draper Ave. The event will feature a reading and discussion from We Are Water Protectors, the 2022 One Book, One San Diego Selection for Kids. The book was written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. There will also be a related craft. Free. www.lajollalibrary.org

Health

• 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” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly course is for all levels and open to the public. $15.

Art and culture

• The La Jolla Art Association presents a artist demonstration at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m. Dana Levine will speak and demonstrate the composition. Free. ljcommunitycenter.org/art-receptions

The La Jolla Community Center will be hosting an acrylic casting workshop on Friday, November 18th.

The La Jolla Community Center will be hosting an acrylic casting workshop on Friday, November 18th.

(La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center presents a Acrylic casting workshop at 2 p.m. Friday, November 18, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Guests can learn to create abstract pieces. Materials are included. $20 for community center members; $30 for non-members. ljcommunitycenter.org/art-classes

• RB Stevenson Gallery presents an opening reception for “Ensemble” at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The group exhibition shows new and current works by a selection of gallery artists. Free. www.rbstevensongallery.com

• BFree Studio presented “Subject to change” through Saturday, November 19, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features paintings by local artists Jeff Yeomans and Brent Jacobs. Free. bfreestudio.net

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents a artist demonstration at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Cherry Sweig will be demonstrating her techniques as part of her Seven Series exhibit, open through Sunday, December 18th. For free. sjbts.org

• Warwick’s Bookstore showcases Author Vicky Rawlins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Rawlins is the author of The Power of Flowers: Turning Pieces of Mother Nature Into Transformative Works of Art. Free.

Violinist Colin Jacobsen will perform at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla on Monday, November 21st.

Violinist Colin Jacobsen will perform alongside pianist Vicky Chow at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla on Monday, November 21st.

(Erin Bayano)

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library continues theirs Chamber Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 21 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Violinist Colin Jacobsen and pianist Vicky Chow will perform. $50 for Athenaeum members; $55 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/chamber

• The UC San Diego Library presents the yearbook Turkey calling show Wednesday noon, November 23, at the Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. UCSD Library Exhibitions and Events Coordinator Scott Paulson will lead the all-ages event. Free. E-mail [email protected]

The UC San Diego Library presents the annual Turkey Calling Show with Scott Paulson on Wednesday, November 23 in La Jolla.

The UC San Diego Library presents the annual Turkey Calling Show with Scott Paulson on Wednesday, November 23 in La Jolla.

(UC San Diego)

• 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. PhotographerOfJoy.com

• 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. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org

• 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. tasendegallery.com

• 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. Free. quintgallery.com

• 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. Free. lajollaartassociation.org

• 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. Free. galleryqi.ucsd.edu

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla is presenting Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio: Light Cones through December.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla is presenting Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio: Light Cones through December.

(Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio)

• 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. Free.ljathenaeum.org

• 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. Free.www.lajollalibrary.org

• 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. Free.lajollahistory.org

• 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. $25.mcasd.org

Galas & Events

• The Lot La Jolla presents its yearbookholiday bazaarat 10 p.m. Thursday, November 17, at 7611 Fay Ave. The event includes a variety of jewelry, crafts, decor, food and more. Free. No registration required.

• Estancia La Jolla presents its yearbookWhiskey and Wine Festivalat 6 p.m. Friday, November 18, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road. The event features a selection of Southern-style comfort food served with whiskeys, bourbons and wines from Woodford Reserve, Heaven Hill, Elijah Craig, High West, Wild Turkey, Nelson, Suntory, Jim Beam, Angels Envy and more. $150, including valet parking.estancialajolla.com

• BFree Studio presents a“Gingerbread House 101”Workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 19.-20. November, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. RSVPs are requested to ensure sufficient materials are provided. Free.bit.ly/BFreeGH

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents“Beyond the Basement”at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will be attended by winemakers and winery owners who will showcase rare and high quality vintages that are not readily available to the public. $250.Lodgetorreypines.com/beyond-the-cellar

• The La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents a“Girard/Silverado Holiday Open House”from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, along Girard Avenue and Silverado Street. The event includes live music, demonstrations, prizes, vendor sales, treats, children’s activities and a visit from Santa. Free. Register in advance for a free parking permit.www.lajollabythesea.com

• 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 door.StGermaineChildrensCharity.org/2022-silver-tea

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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