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


TheLa Jolla Light presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

Scripps Research will present “Frontiers in Alcohol Addiction Science and Medicine” with Marisa Roberto on Wednesday, August 10, online.

(Don Boomer)

• Scripps Research presents “Frontiers of the Science and Medicine of Alcoholism” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, online. Marisa Roberto from Scripps Research will explain how stress and neuro-immune mechanisms play a role in addiction and how recent discoveries are paving the way for new treatments. Free.

• The La Jolla Library Poetry Group meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month for participants to read and share poems they have written. Free. E-mail[email protected]

• 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 “Mad Science: Fire and Ice Show” at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 5, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event will feature foggy dry ice storms and disappearing paper. Free.

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Mother/Daughter Yoga – Inspiring Healthy Friendships with Erica Rood” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. For girls aged 8-12 and their mothers. $49 a pair.

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club presents “gentle yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly course for all levels is open to the public. $15.

arts & culture

• La Jolla Music Society presents “Open Rehearsal III” at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at 7600 Fay Ave. Guests can observe the rehearsal process of a SummerFest show and chat with the performers during a post-rehearsal Q&A. Free. Registration is not compulsory.

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at various locations in the Village. Winners will be announced at the Circle of Life Community Art Exhibition at Pacific Sotheby’s. Free.

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a art exhibition until Friday, August 5, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Twelve artists present 70 works in a mix of media including acrylic, oil, digital and photography. Free.

• Warwick Bookstore, Books & Books and Miami Book Fair feature the author Mohsin Hamid at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, online. Hamid will discuss his new book, “The Last White Man”, in conversation with author Danzy Senna. Free.

• BFree Studio presents a reception for “Lights, night: neon – Photographs that shine” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit, which opened Aug. 1, features works by San Diego artist Richard Ybarra through Monday, Aug. 15. Free.

• The Quint gallery presents “New Carving” starting Saturday, August 6 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition featuring works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Puzio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson will include an artist talk and opening reception at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. The show will continue until Saturday, September 17. Free.

• The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla presents heroes at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, at Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd. The show is the last in the Kiwanis Club’s 2022 Concerts by the Sea series. Free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents “Under the Influence: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at 7600 Fay Ave. $48 and up.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents its 16th “Flicks on the Bricks” outdoor movie series at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting August 11 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The three-week film series with the “Lubitsch touch” is curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando. $15 per movie for Athenaeum members and $20 for non-members, or $39 for the series for members and $54 for non-members. Must be 21 or older.

• DG Wills Books presents the film historian Noah Isenberg at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Isenberg will talk about his book “Bill Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna”. Free.

• Friends of the La Jolla Library present “Ode to the Blue Forest” until Saturday, August 13, at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibit features cyanotypes by La Jolla photographer and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter. Free.

• La Jolla Playhouse presents“Here there are blueberries”until Sunday, August 21, at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The piece is about an album of unpublished World War II photographs. $25 and

• L&G Projects presents the exhibition“Here Comes the Sun”through Saturday, August 27, at 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. Free.

Molly McCracken-Kumar

“Unending Resilience” by Molly McCracken-Kumar is part of the RB Stevenson Gallery’s “Multiple Insights” exhibition through Saturday, August 27 in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of RB Stevenson Gallery)

• RB Stevenson Gallery presents“Multiple Views”until Saturday, August 27, at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition presents paintings and sculptures by a selection of artists from the gallery. Free.

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents 30th Annual Juried Show through Saturday, September 3, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The selected artists will present their work. Free.

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents“Voice of the Ground”through Sunday, September 4, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit aims to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the art they create. Free.

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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