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

That La Jolla light presents this ongoing series of online activities you can do on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Lectures & Learning

• The La Jolla Community Center showcases “iPhone/iPad Art Creation for Beginners” at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Bring your device and photos to class to learn how to merge two or three images into one. Apps required to take the course include Distressed FX, Reflect, and Snapseed. $10 for community center members; $20 for non-members.

• UC San Diego’s Design Lab and California 100 in attendance “Housing Justice & Urban Design” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, online and at the UCSD Design & Innovation Building, Room 202, Matthews Lane and Voight Drive, La Jolla. The presentation, part of the Designing California’s Future series, will feature a panel of industry leaders.

• Gifts from the nonprofit Hannah’s Family Center in San Diego “Your Financial Journey” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, online. The webinar offers advice on creating a financial roadmap. Donations are accepted.

• 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 “Girls in Bio Workshop: On the Trail of Sickle Cell Anemia” at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 7555 Draper Ave. Young Women in Bio and Biopolis students will lead a workshop for middle school-age girls on the work of Helen Ranney, a La Jolla physician who pioneered studies on sickle cell disease. Free.


• Buddhi Yoga presents “The Algorithm” at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The blend of yoga techniques is led by Jon Old-Rowe and Nicholas Giordano. $55.

• Erhard Vogel will lead Expert in Life Program at 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 25, online and at a home in La Jolla. Free. E-mail for the address.

Art and culture

These are some of the works in a new art exhibit at La Jolla Community Center presented in partnership with the La Jolla Art Association.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association present a grand opening reception for a new art exhibition at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Featuring works by artists Beverly Brock, Ann Chaitin, Sharon Hinkley, Daniel Kilgore, Ralph Kingery, Dana Levine, Sherry Roper, Vita Sorrentino, Dottie Stanley and Minnie Valero, the exhibition runs through May. Free. Registration is required.

• BFree Studio presented “Come together” beginning Friday, April 22 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by multimedia artist Barbara Rabkin and painter Jeffrey Galinson. The show runs through Wednesday May 4th. For free.

• Art School presents a student exhibition at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 3211 Holiday Court, La Jolla. Free.

• The San Diego Early Music Society presents the San Diego debut of Dunedin husband at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The Scottish ensemble performs a program of concertos and cantatas by JS Bach. $10 and up.

• Gifts from Namus Classics “시음 /si-úm/” with classical pianistJeeyoon Kimat 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The concert will feature Kim’s performance mixed with poetry and black and white photography. “/si-úm/” is a portmanteau meaning poetry and music in Korean. $48.

• Presenting the St. James Music Series “Chanticleer: Awakening” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The Grammy-winning ensemble will perform a varied repertoire. $20 and up.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the lecture series

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla is presenting the “Rediscovering Diaghilev” lecture series beginning Tuesday, April 26.

(Courtesy Athenaeum Music & Arts Library)

• Presenting the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library “The Rediscovery of Diaghilev” Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The five-week lecture series with historian Victoria Martino celebrates the 150th birthday of the late Russian art critic and ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev by rediscovering and redefining the extent of his influence on modern culture. $16 per lecture for Athenaeum members or $70 for the series; $21 per lecture for non-members or $95 for the series.

• Warwick’s Bookstore showcases Author Deborah Goodrich Royce Wednesday, April 27, 4 p.m., online. Goodrich Royce will talk to Kimberly Belle about her new book Ruby Falls. Free.

• San Diego New Music and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will be present “Cognitive dissonance” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The concert will feature works for a rotating ensemble of woodwinds, strings, percussion and electronics, curated by Ariana Warren. $22 for Athenaeum members; $27 for non-members.

• Gallery QI of UC San Diego presents an opening for “#RetroColectiva” at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Fine Arts Department Chair Ricardo Dominguez draws on initiatives and art at the intersection of technology, political activism and critical theory. The exhibition runs until Thursday 23 June. For free. Reservations are requested. E-mail

• Vanguard Culture introduces 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 in Balboa Park in San Diego. The film contains seven cinematic short stories inspired by real moments. $10 and up.

• Presents San Diego therapeutic singing group Tremble Clef “Shake, rattle and rock” at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, online. The concert will raise money to treat vocal symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Free. Donations are welcome.

Tasende Gallery presents the exhibition “Mark di Suvero” until Saturday 25 June.

Tasende Gallery presents the exhibition “Mark di Suvero” until Saturday 25 June.

(Courtesy of Tasende Gallery)

• Tasende Gallery is presenting the “Mark di Suvero” exhibit through Saturday, June 25 at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes drawings and steel sculptures. Free.

Galas & Events

• The UC San Diego Life Course Scholars Program presents its 2022 Wise Elder Changemaker Awards at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, online. Among the honorees is La Jollan Alice Yee, 102 years old. For free.

• Yiddishland California presents the opening of its “Kave Grains” at 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. The event features an afternoon tea samovar experience, Yiddish entertainment and a surprise guest. Free.

• The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presents “Ferrari Friday” at 5 p.m. on April 22 at Prospect Street and Herschel Avenue. Free. That “Le Cabaret du Concours” The cocktail party begins Saturday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. at The Lot La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave., $300 and upConcours d’Elegance The ticketed car show is Sunday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, prices start at $95.

• Upgrade La Jolla gifts“Make La Jolla Day Brighter”Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m., 700 Prospect St. The event includes a family-friendly art project organized by staff at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, a giveaway for milkweed plants to promote the butterfly population in The Village, a staff member of the Urban Corps demonstration of green devices, music by Ron Jones and the La Jolla City Council, and an opportunity to speak with leaders of community organizations and San Diego City Councilman Joe LaCava, of which District 1 La Jolla is a part. Free. E-mail

• The Torrey Pines Conservancy and Torrey Pines Docent Society, in partnership with California State Parks, are presenting aEarth Day eventfrom 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve , 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The family-friendly event takes place Torrey Pines LodgeVisitor Center and offers children’s crafts and other activities, guided walks, exhibits, live reptiles, Kumeyaay culture exchange, a used book sale and more. Free.

• Gelson’s Gifts“An online cooking class with Abraham van Beek”at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, online. The live class with Gelson’s Executive Chef will include California citrus recipes. A kit for two can be picked up April 28 at Gelson’s Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St.; Gelsons Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Gelson’s Carlsbad, 7660 El Camino Real. $59.99. Registration required by Sunday, April

• The San Diego Jewish Family Ministry presents its yearbookHeart & Soul Galaat 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30 online and at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event will include a celebration of the 2022 Jewish Family Service mitzvah recipients, including Danielle and Brian Miller of La Jolla. Join the waiting list or register for the virtual gala

• The La Jolla High School Foundation Presents“La Jolla Mutt Strut”Saturday, May 7, beginning at 9:00 am at 750 Nautilus St. The fundraiser for La Jolla High includes a 1 mile walk with your pet from the school to the La Jolla Recreation Center followed by a pet party. $20 and up.

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