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


The La Jolla Light features this continuing series of online activities to take on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Holiday events

• The Krista Schumacher art gallery presents “The joy of the parks” 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday November 26 and Saturday November 27 at 1113 Wall St., La Jolla. The event will feature the release of Schumacher’s new collection, “12 Days of National Parks”. To free.

• Chabad de La Jolla presents a Hanukkah event for teenage girls at 10:30 am on Sunday November 28, at the Village of La Jolla. $ 18. For location, email [email protected].

• Chabad de La Jolla presents a Hanukkah celebration at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at the Hotel La Valencia, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. The event will feature menorah lighting, an outdoor concert, latkes, donuts and more. To free. E-mail [email protected]

• Chabad de La Jolla presents “Mum and me with a Jewish touch” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday December 1 at the Village of La Jolla. The class, aimed at children from infants up to the age of 3, will focus on Hanukkah. $ 18. For location, email [email protected].

• Bang & Olufsen, The International Culinary Schools, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and The Sanchez Real Estate Group present a “French and Italian food and wine pairing holidays” at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 3 at 7851 avenue Girard, La Jolla. The event will include a master class on food and wine led by Chef ShaSha Gideo. One must reserve. For more information, call (858) 962-0655.

• The San Diego Children’s Choir presents its 32nd edition winter concert at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The event will feature seasonal favorites and various musical selections from the five choir ensembles. $ 25 and more.

Conferences & learning

The Liberty Station Arts District will present “Creative Conversations with Liberty School” on Tuesday, November 30, online.

(Courtesy of Liberty Station in the Arts District)

• The Arts District at Liberty Station presents “Creative conversations with Liberty School” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, online. The event includes a discussion with leaders from Outside the Lens and the San Diego Youth Symphony on the impact and integration of the arts in education. To free.

• UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences presents “An in-depth look at COVID-19: adapting to a COVID world” at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, online. The event will feature professors from UCSD discussing the latest treatment research, the future of the pandemic and more. To free.

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “Yiddish for life” at 7 p.m. Thursdays from December 2 at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. The six-session beginner’s course will learn to read and pronounce Yiddish, its various dialects and more. $ 25 per class; $ 125 for the six courses.

Families & children

• The La Jolla / Riford Library presents “So, do you want to be a beekeeper?” “ at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7555 Draper Ave. Master beekeeper Kendal Sager of Sager Family Farms will read a story, discuss her work and showcase her transparent beehives loaded with thousands of bees. The event is aimed at school-aged children and is part of the “Human Library” series. To free. E-mail [email protected]

Health and fitness

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “Yoga for Gratitude in Yiddish”, a 60-minute class, at 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 28, online. $ 15.

Arts and culture

• Local artist Jeffrey carr exposure “Homegrown: Paintings of Southern California” runs until Saturday, November 27 at the St. James Gallery by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. To free.

• Warwick’s bookstore presents the author Matt Coyle at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at 7812 avenue Girard, La Jolla. Coyle will be discussing his new book, “Last Redemption (Rick Cahill # 8)”. To free; a reserved seat and a copy of the book are available for $ 26.95.

• Adventures through the present book “Bingo Book (My Story, The Memory)” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 1 online. The event will feature presentations by authors Jenna Blum, Aimee Liu, Susan May, Lilly Dancyger, Laura Davis and Amy Wallen, an interactive virtual bingo and prizes game. To free.

• The Qualcomm Institute presents “Capital Glitch: Arab Cyborg Turns to DC” until Friday, December 3 at the QI Gallery at Atkinson Hall in UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The digital art exhibition by Laila Shereen Sakr, also known as VJ Um Amel, is a three-act installation that invites participants to reflect on the events leading up to and during the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol. An online streaming option is also available. To free.

The Salon de Musiques will present “Romance & Serenade” on Sunday December 5 at Woman's Club in La Jolla.

The Salon de Musiques will present “Romance & Serenade” on Sunday December 5 at Woman’s Club in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Salon de Musiques)

• The Music Show presents “Romance & Serenade” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The chamber music concert will feature works by German composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Kahn performed by Michael Yoshimi on clarinet, Stella Ye Lin Cho on cello and Sung Chang on piano. $ 95.

• The La Jolla Playhouse presents “at the yellow house” until Sunday December 12 at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Kimber Lee’s play explores the early days of Vincent van Gogh’s career. $ 25 and more.

• The Athenaeum musical and artistic library presents “Milestones: 40 years of the Stuart collection” to Friday December 31 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibit highlights the range of artists and works from the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego in honor of the collection’s 40th anniversary. To free.

• Quint Gallery presents the exhibition “Paintings of the West Coast” to Saturday January 8 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The solo exhibition features recent works by Los Angeles-based painter Mara De Luca. To free.

Galas and events

• The La Jolla Community Center hosts a seasonal tea tasting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The event, presented by Amy Troung and Lani Gobaleza, owners of Published tea bar, will offer five seasonal teas as well as sweet appetizers. $ 5 for members of the community center; $ 15 for non-members. One must reserve.

• The Edeline project presents a fundraising for a virtual art walk at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 5, online. Proceeds from the event, which will include an auction of several works of art, will benefit the non-profit school based in La Jolla, Haiti. Free to see.

• St. Germaine Children’s Charity presents its annual fundraiser, the “Silver Tea” Tuesday, December 7, at Lot La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave. The event will be divided into an afternoon evening from 1 pm to 3 pm and an evening cocktail from 6 pm to 8 pm, both with a “Roaring ’20s” theme and offering various entertainment options. $ 125 for the afternoon, $ 150 for the evening or $ 200 for both.

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Send your prospects to [email protected] ??


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