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


this La Jolla Lights Showcasing ongoing listings of online events and local live events.

Lectures and Learning

• this La Jolla Library Poetry Group Thursday, June 15 at 2pm at the La Jolla/Rifford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month for participants to read and share poems they have written with other budding or experienced poets. free.e-mail vmdandrea@hotmail.com.

• this Republican Women of California, La Jolla The club meets on Thursday, June 22nd at 11:30 am at a location in La Jolla. El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and KUSI News Director Steve Cohen will speak. $40; includes lunch. Please RSVP by Friday, June 16th.e-mail skipandtoby@yahoo.com.

• 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 bilingual story time Wednesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Storytime for toddlers and speakers of all levels will be in Tagalog. free.lajollalibrary.org

• Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego “Prebys Game Day” Sunday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Recurring events include free admission, tours created for multi-generational participants, guided tours at your own pace, and hands-on art-making activities. La Jolla/Riford Library Youth Services Librarian Katia Graham will read a free story at 12:30 pm. mcasd.org website

health and fitness

• 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

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

Arts and Culture

• The Blue Water Film Festival will host a book introduction Friday, June 9 at 4 p.m. at Mangelsen Images Of Nature Gallery, 7916 Girard Ave., La Jolla. La Jolla-based artist Zee Yuransky will present his book “Zedism – New Painting and Morphology.” $30; includes book and glass of wine. bluewaterfilmfestival.org.

• Hennessey’s Tavern gift Arthur and his knightsFriday, June 9 at 4 p.m. at 7811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. Arthur Hammons of La Jolla and his band will perform. free.

• La Jolla Music Society showcases magiciansScott 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 dream through Friday, June 9, at the QI Gallery in Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The exhibit marks the first public display of the diary of ecologist and author Mark Nelson and provides insight into Unique view of Biosphere 2, a closed ecosystem complex outside of Oracle, Arizona from 1991 to 1993. Free. galleryqi.ucsd.edu

• The La Jolla Arts Association hosted a artist reception Saturday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The artwork exhibition will continue until July. free.

• The Blue Water Film Festival will host a book introduction Saturday, June 10, 4 p.m., at the Mangelson Nature Images Gallery, 7916 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Marine conservation expert Wallace J. Nichols will present his book “Blue Minds”. $30; includes book and glass of wine. bluewaterfilmfestival.org.

• Opening reception at Quint Gallery “Monique van Genderen: Paintings” Saturday, June 10 at 6 p.m., 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition will run until Saturday, July 15th. free. Quint Gallery

Arian Khaefi will perform

Arian Khaefi will perform “Holy and Sublime” on Saturday, June 10th at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 11th at 2pm in La Jolla.

(La Jolla Symphony Orchestra and Chorus)

• La Jolla Symphony & Chorus gift “Holy and sublime” Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 11 at 2pm at the UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. Conducted by Arian Khaefi, the concert pays homage to Jewish and African American composers. $32 and up. ljsc.org

• Presented by BFree Studio “okokokok” Through Saturday, June 10 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit 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

Baritone Soren Pedersen will perform at La Jolla Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 11th at 4pm.

Baritone Soren Pedersen will perform at La Jolla Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 11th at 4pm.

(La Jolla Presbyterian Church)

• La Jolla Presbyterian Church wraps up its concert series “Mozart Requiem” On Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at 7715 Draper Avenue, baritone Soren Pedersen and pianist Philip Daniels will perform with the church choir and others. Free; reservations recommended. ljpres.org/concert series

• Alliance Francaise San Diego presents San Diego French Film Festival Sunday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 13 at The Lot La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave. French-American actress, writer and producer Laura Weissbecker will appear as festival ambassador on June 13th. $26.50 and up. sdfff2023.eventive.org

• Warwick Bookstore presents San Diego author Matthew Quick Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Quick will discuss and sign his new book, The Insider Threat. Free; $30 for reserved seats and book copies. warwicks.com/event/quirk-2023

Karen Wilcox will perform at La Jolla on June 14th at 7pm.

Karen Wilcox will perform at La Jolla on June 14th at 7pm.

(courtesy of Karen Wilcox)

• La Jolla Community Center Display wednesday opera June 14 at 7 p.m. at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Karen Wilcox will perform. A $10-20 donation is suggested. ljcommunitycenter.org

• La Jolla Community Center Display “Concert in the Courtyard” Friday, June 16 at noon at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Melonie Grinnell and Justin Grinnell will perform jazz standards. free. ljcommunitycenter.org

• The Athena Library of Music and Art continues its Farrell Family Jazz Series Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Singer Gretchen Parlato and guitarist/vocal Lionel Loueke will perform. $40 for Athenaeum members; $45 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/jazz

Shalom Strings will hold a benefit concert with Ukrainian pianist Oleg Poliansky on Sunday, June 18th at 4pm in La Jolla.

Shalom Strings will hold a benefit concert with Ukrainian pianist Oleg Poliansky on Sunday, June 18th at 4pm in La Jolla.

(peace string)

• Shalom Strings hosts a benefit concert with Ukrainian pianist Oleg Polyansky Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Poliansky will be on stage with violinist Attilla Sautov. Part of the proceeds will support an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico. $30-40. bit.ly/Poliansky

• 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 Sunday, June 25 at 4pm at the La Jolla Woman’s Club (7791 Draper Ave). The string and piano repertoire will include pieces by Fanny Mendelssohn, Amanda Maier and Dora Pejacevic, with compositions by Allan Hon, Gallia Kastner and Zhiqiao Li. $95.Liftwww.esalondemusiques.com

• La Jolla Playhouse gift “love all” Through Sunday, July 2 at the Mandelweis Theater, 2910 Village Blvd, La Jolla. The production is based on the rise of tennis icon and gender equality pioneer Billie Jean King. $25 and up. Liftajollaplayhouse.org/show/love-all

• 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 Shining 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 conceptual artist Muñoz’s first career retrospective, 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

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines gift “playing with fire,” The monthly series will begin Monday, June 12 at 5:30 pm at The Grill in Torrey Pines, 11480 North 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

• this La Jolla Freshman Club Gift “Singles and Solos”Thursday, June 15 at noon at a private residence in La Jolla. This group creates social opportunities to meet new people. Club members or those who have moved to La Jolla within the past three years are invited to join. free.e-mail melissa.markey@gmail.com Questions, addresses and other details.

• The nonprofit African Aid Alliance will hold its annualWorld Refugee Day Fundraising BreakfastTuesday, June 20 at 8:30 a.m., La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. Events will include entertainment by the Vessel of Mercy Group; cultural performances from Uganda, Myanmar and Iraq; refugee speakers; a silent auction and more. $40 and up. alliance-for-africa.org

Do you have an online or live event you’d like to watch here? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com by noon Friday to be featured in next week’s edition.


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