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Friday, December 1, 2023

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


This is an ongoing list of online events and local in-person events.

Lectures and Learning

• Elizabeth Hospice gift “Introduction to Grief and Loss” Every Thursday, June 8-29 at 9:30am on Zoom. The four-week workshop is for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. free.RSVP by Friday 2 June griefinfo@ehospice.org or (833) 349-2054.

• Yiddishland California gift “Ladino (Jewish-Spanish) for Beginners: Home, City, and the Natural World” Thursday, June 8 beginning at noon, online. The six-week course will be taught by Agnieszka August-Zarebska. $30 per class or $132 for all six classes. bit.ly/LadinoJune8

• this pen and paper writing class Held every Thursday at 1 p.m. at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly lessons are for writers of all experience levels, ages 18 and up. free. (858) 552-1657

family and children

• La Jolla/Riford Library Display “Steam Tuesday (Pointillism Painting)” June 6 at 4 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. The program is for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. free. lajollalibrary.org

health and fitness

• La Jolla Freshman Club launches “Saturday morning walkers” On June 3 at 9:30 a.m. on the La Jolla Recreation Center front lawn, 615 Prospect St. Club members or those who have moved to La Jolla within the past three years are invited to attend. Call Peg at (858) 888-3666 or Kathleen at (858) 201-8678.

• Yoga classes by Jaruska Solyova “Happy Necks and Shoulders” Tuesdays, June 6th and 13th at 9:30am, 1160 Shore Drive, La Jolla. $15 per lesson.e-mail solyoga@yahoo.com.

• Buddha Yoga gift “Zen Soul Balance Sound Bath with Jeny Dawson” Friday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m., 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $55. buddhiyogalj.com

Arts and Culture

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association gift First Friday La Jolla Art Walk June 2 at 4pm at various locations in The Village. Several galleries will be open late and partner with local businesses to provide food and entertainment. free. bit.ly/VMAFirst Friday

The La Jolla Music Society will host the Besos Jazz Trio on Friday, June 2nd.

The La Jolla Music Society will host the Besos Jazz Trio on Friday, June 2nd.

(La Jolla Music Association)

• Presented by the La Jolla Music Association kiss jazz trio Friday, June 2 at 4.40pm at Wu Tsai QRT.yrd, 7600 Fay Ave. The trio performed swing tunes, samba, bolero and musette. free. No registration required.

• San Diego Poetry Yearbook Read and open microphone events Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. at the La Jolla/Rifford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Moderated by SDPA Editor-in-Chief Seretta Martin, the event is open to authors, literary and artistic lovers, and poets wishing to publish. free.Sign up to read by email sdpoetryannual@gmail.com.

• Musica Vivace presents the pianist Rudolph Leone Saturday, June 3, 5 p.m., St. James’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. $35. musicavivace.org

“Love All” will begin Saturday, June 3 at the La Jolla Playhouse.

(La Jolla Playhouse)

• La Jolla Playhouse gift “love all” Beginning Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at the Mandelweis Theater, 2910 Village Blvd, La Jolla. Productions on the rise of tennis icon and gender equality pioneer Billie Jean King will run until Sunday, July 2. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org/show/love-all

• Presentation of San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and Barona Cultural Center and Museum “Muuyaawkeh (You Should Know)” Through Sunday, June 4 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibit, featuring the work of eighth graders at Barona Indian Charter School, explores the meaning and importance of Ematt Llehup (La Jolla) to the people of Kumeyaay. $25.mcasd.org website

• Author presented by Warwick Bookstore shelby stanger Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The La Jolla native will discuss and sign her new book, “Willing the Wild: Adventures Big and Small that Change Your Life.” Free, or $27.99 for a reserved seat and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/stanger-2023

• La Jolla Music Society showcases magicians Scott Sylvan Friday, June 9, 6pm and 8:30pm, and Saturday, June 10, 5pm and 8pm at The JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. $55 and up. www.theconrad.org

• Introduction of Qualcomm Research Institute “Biosphere Dreams” Through Friday, June 9, at the QI Gallery, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The exhibit marks the first public display of the diaries of ecologist and author Mark Nelson and offers a unique look at Biosphere 2, a closed ecosystem complex outside Oracle, Arizona, from 1991 to 1993. free. galleryqi.ucsd.edu

• Presented by BFree Studio “okokokok” Through Saturday, June 10 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by Glen Wilson, April Banks and June Edmonds. free. bfreestudio.net

• The Shops at La Jolla Village and I Love A Clean San Diego launched beach cleanup Sunday, June 11 at 10 a.m., La Jolla Shores, 8324 La Vereda. The party will follow at the store in La Jolla Village, 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive. free. bit.ly/June11Cleanup

Edward Simon will perform at the Athenaeum Music and Art Library in La Jolla on Sunday, June 11th.

Edward Simon will perform at the opening of the Athena Music and Art Library (Farrell Family Jazz Series) in La Jolla on Sunday, June 11th.

(Athena Music Arts Library)

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the return of four concerts Farrell Family Jazz Series Begins Sunday, June 11 at 7:30 pm at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Edward Simon will perform “Femeninas” with Magos Herrera. Athenaeum members $40 per show, non-members $45 per show; Athenaeum member collection $152, non-members $172. ljathenaeum.org/jazz

• Presented by the Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego “Aren’t we drawn to the New Age” Through Sunday, June 18 at the Mandeville Art Gallery, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. An exhibition of work by the new faculty is the first in the reopened gallery, which has been closed for three years for renovations. free. mandevilleartgallery.ucsd.edu

• Music salon performance “Three Women Composers” Season finale on Sunday, June 25 at 4pm at the La Jolla Woman’s Club (7791 Draper Ave). The string and piano repertoire will include works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Amanda Maier and Dora Pejacevic, with cellist Allan Hon and pianist Gallia featuring Kastner and Chi-Jo Lee. $95.lesalondemusiques.com

• UC San Diego Libraries Presentation “New Religion” Through Sunday, July 2 at Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The exhibition by photographer and La Jollan Eric Blau features a series of stony photographs created over 12 years, depicting a fictional religion. free. bit.ly/BlauUCSD

• Gift from The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library “Wendell Kling: A Coruscating Sanctuary” and San Diego State University Arts Council Through Saturday, July 8 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Exhibits showcase the work of Kling as well as graduate and senior undergraduate students in SDSU’s College of Art and Design. free. ljathenaeum.org

• The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host two exhibitions through Sunday, August 13 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. “Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Chains” is the first career retrospective of conceptual artist Muñoz, featuring more than 35 works, including large-scale immersive installations, photography series and book projects. “Griselda Rosas: I take care of you” is the first solo museum exhibition of Rosas, an artist based in San Diego and Tijuana whose textile paintings and sculptural installations explore themes of inheritance and intergenerational knowledge. $25.mcasd.org website

Evenings and Events

• La Jolla Newcomers Club gift “Coffee in town” Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at Cody’s, 1025 Prospect St., La Jolla. Club members or those who have moved to La Jolla within the past three years are invited to join.Contact Kiki at (239) 595-9015 or kikibanks@gmail.com.

The Torrey Pines Inn in La Jolla will launch its monthly food series

The Torrey Pines Inn in La Jolla will launch its monthly food series “Playing with Fire” beginning Monday, June 12th.


• The Lodge at Torrey Pines gift “playing with fire,” The monthly series begins Monday, June 12 at 5:30 pm at the Torrey Pines Grill, 11480 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The lodge’s Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Chef Ryan Dzierzawski will team up with Chef Paul Arias of Oceana Coastal Kitchen and Ballast Point Brewing Co. for outdoor grilling and craft beer. $145. lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar

• Available at The Marine Room Restaurant “Conscious Capture” Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m., 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. Marine Room Executive Chef Mike Minor and Chef Alex Pailles, Sustainable Seafood Chef Rick Moonen and others devised a menu that minimizes its carbon footprint and supports local seafood suppliers.Proceeds will benefit La Jolla-based Walter Munch Ocean Foundation. $175. bit.ly/MarineRoom Conscious Catch


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