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

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

Scripps Research will present Sandra Encalada online on Wednesday, February 15th.

Scripps Research will present “Paving the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases” with Sandra Encalada online on Wednesday, February 15th.

(Scripps Research)

• Presented by Scripps Research “Paving the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases” Wednesday, February 15 at 1 p.m., online. Sandra Encalada, associate professor at Scripps Research, will share how her lab unraveled the cellular pathways that lead to the formation of toxic protein clumps inside neurodegenerative brain cells. free. frontrow.scripps.edu

• this La Jolla Library Poetry Group Thursday, February 16 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.

• UC Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation and UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy “The Future of Democracy and the Rule of Law – Challenges on the International Stage” Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 pm, UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla.Judge will give keynote address M. Margaret McCown. free. bit.ly/UCSDMcKeown

Republican Women of California, La Jolla Club Meet at a location in La Jolla on Thursday, February 23rd at 11am. Jared Wilson, president of the San Diego Police Association, will talk about the Protection Act, and retired U.S. District Judge Irma Gonzalez will discuss her experience. $40 including lunch. RSVP by Thursday 16th February to receive an address.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, February 15 at 10:30 a.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Storytime for young children and speakers of all levels will be in Persian. free.lajollalibrary.org

• Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego “Prebys Game Day” Sunday, February 12, 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

• Yiddishland California gift “Yiddishlan Arts Club” Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30pm until March 6th and “Yiddish Art Class for Kids” Wednesday through March 8 at 12:45 p.m., both at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. Classes for ages 5-10 will engage participants in Yiddish culture and heritage through the arts. $30 per lesson. yiddishlandcalifornia.org/yiddish-art-class-for-children

health and fitness

• Buddha Yoga gift “Yoga with Carolina Vivas” Saturday, February 18 at 1 p.m., 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $75 per person. buddhiyogalj.com

• La Jolla Cove Bridge Club gift “Breathe, Feel, Stretch, Relax and Heal” Every Wednesday through February at 4:40 p.m. at 1160 Coast Blvd. Weekly lessons are available for all levels. $15 per lesson.e-mail solyoga@yahoo.com.

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club gift “Gentle Yoga” Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. at 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly lessons are for all levels and are open to the public. 15 dollars.

Arts and Culture

• Yiddishland California gift “Jewish Love Songs with Lisa Fishman” Friday, February 10th at 7pm, online and at a private residence in La Jolla. Murlocs sing romantic and comedic tunes. $10 and up. Registered address. bit.ly/yiddishlandlove

• Presented by the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra and Chorus “Learning to Fly” Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 12 at 2pm, UC San Diego Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla.Honorary Music Director Steven Schick Will guest-host the shows, including “Walking with Ghosts” by UCSD alumnus Mary Kouyoumdjian. $32 and up. ljsc.org/events

• La Jolla Historical Society Presentation “Rare Trees, Sacred Canyons: Torrey Pine—San Diego’s Conservation Symbol” Held at 780 Prospect St from Saturday, February 11th to Sunday, May 28th. The exhibit will feature paintings, postcards, photographs, documents and more about Torrey Pines and the local preserve where they grow. free. lajollahistory.org

• RB Stevenson Gallery presentation “monochrome” Through Saturday, February 11, at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features the latest work by San Francisco-based artists Judith Foosaner and Mark Perlman. rbstevensongallery.com

• St. James Music Series presents Soprano Janai Brugge Sunday, February 12 at 4 p.m., the San Diego Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir at St. James’ Waterfront Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Brugge and the choir will perform arias, spirituals and gospel tunes. $23-53. www.stjamesmusicseries.com

• Presented by BFree Studio “AI Discussion with Jon Bikoff” Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m., 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Guests can learn more about artificial intelligence and what the future of the technology will look like. free. bfreestudio.net

Author Ronald Niezen will appear at the Warwick Bookstore in La Jolla on Thursday, February 16th.

Author Ronald Niezen will appear at the Warwick Bookstore in La Jolla on Thursday, February 16th.

(rich second generation)

• Gift from Warwick Bookstore Ronald Neeson Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Niezen will discuss and sign his new book “The Memory Seeker”. Free, or $22.95 for reserved seats and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/niezen-2023

• Presented by the La Jolla Music Society “Nat Geo Live: Vertical Life” Thursday, February 16 at 7pm, 7600 Fay Ave. Big-wall climber Mark Synnott’s lecture will detail his adventures and research, and include a question-and-answer session. $20 and up. www.theconrad.org

• Gift from Quint Gallery “some palm trees” Through Saturday, February 18 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. San Diego-based artist Perry Vasquez’s exhibition centers on palm trees, symbols of California idealism. free. Quint Gallery

• The Athena Library of Music and Art showcases Todd Gustafson Trio Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m., 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. Norwegian jazz musicians will return to the Temple of Athena for the first time since 2014. $35-40. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-concert-series

• La Jolla Playhouse gift “Outsider” Beginning Sunday, February 19 at the Mandell Weiss Theater, 2910 Village Blvd, La Jolla. This musical retells the story of the bond between brothers and the hope we all hold. Showings will run through Sunday March 19th. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org

• La Jolla Library Art Gallery Display “California Colors” Through Monday, March 13 at the La Jolla/Rifford Library at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features contemporary and impressionistic paintings by Kathy Kelly, Kate Joyner and Jason Nelson. free.

• Introduction of Qualcomm Research Institute “Beyond the Metaverse with Our World: Indigenous Stories Everywhere” Through Friday, March 17, at the QI Gallery, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The exhibit is an educational extended reality platform and mobile app designed to integrate Native American heritage and knowledge with everyday environments. free. galleryqi.ucsd.edu

Evenings and Events

• La Jolla Garden Club presents a Valentine’s Day Fundraiser Saturday, February 11th, 10am-4pm, in front of Chase Bank, 7777 Girard Ave. Homemade baked goods, handmade valentines, plants and flowers will be on sale. Proceeds will support scholarships and community beautification projects. Participation is free.

• Presented by Mission Bay High School’s Preservation Jazz Bandfundraising concertWednesday, February 22 at the La Jolla Women’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave., 7 p.m. Proceeds will be used to support the band’s biennial San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Goodwill Mission Tour in April, during which the band will perform in Japan. 20 dollars. missionbaymusic.com/japanmbhs

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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