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The Best Picks: A Quick Guide to Online and Live Entertainment and Experiences


Here is a running list of online events and local live events.

Lectures and Learning

Dr. Karrar Ali of La Jolla Concierge MD will speak at the

Dr. Karrar Ali of La Jolla Concierge MD will speak at the “Talk with the Doc” event in La Jolla on Sunday, July 9th.

(Chelsea v Photography)

Shahzad Nurawi Gift “Talk to the Doctor” Sunday, July 9 at 9 a.m., Elixir Espresso & Wine Bar, 7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla.Dr. Carla Ali La Jolla Concierge MD Strokes, head injuries, and heat-related illnesses will be discussed. Room rates include coffee and pastries. free. bit.ly/TalkDocJuly

• Presented by Belmont Village Senior Living Center “Dementia 101: An Educational Series” Wednesday, July 12 beginning at noon, online. The series will cover topics such as the basics of dementia, changing family dynamics, communication skills and how to cope with challenging behaviors associated with dementia. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Additional seminars will follow. free. bit.ly/Belmont Dementia 101

• this Pen to Paper Writing Class Held every Thursday at 1pm at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly lessons are open to writers of all experience levels, ages 18 and up. free. (858)552-1657

family and children

• Presented by San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art “Prebys Play Day” Sunday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Regular events include free admission, tours designed for multi-generational participants, guided tours and hands-on art-making at your own pace. La Jolla/Rifford Libraries Youth Services Librarian Katia Graham will be giving a free story read at 12:30 p.m. mcasd.org

• Presented by La Jolla/Rifford Libraries hula class Wednesday, July 12 and 26 at 2 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Professional hula instructors from Huapala Dance Studio will teach lessons for adults and teens. free.

• Two-week event at La Jolla/Rifford Library Speech and Debate Seminar Camp will begin at 9:30 am on Monday, July 31 at 7555 Draper Ave. The camp will run for two hours on weekday mornings through Friday, August 11 and is aimed at middle and high school students. Free, but registration is required and space is limited. La Jolla Library

health and fitness

• Buddhist yoga presentation “Mother and Daughter Yoga with Erica Rood” Sunday, July 9 at 1 p.m., 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $49 a pair. buddhiyogalj.com

• New day gift “Morning at the Museum: Empathy and Self-Love” Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m., San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The event will include yoga classes, sound baths and more. $25-60. bit.ly/NovoDiaJuly

Arts and Culture

• Presented by La Jolla Community Center “Mariella and Tonga: Companionship (Good Companionship)” Friday, July 7 at noon in the courtyard at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The concert will combine music by multi-instrumentalist Tonga Ross Mau and Spanish poetry by bilingual singer Mariela Contreras. free.

• Presented by Hennessey’s Tavern Arthur and his knights Friday, July 7 at 4 p.m., 7811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. Arthur Hammons of La Jolla and his band will play new songs and introduce a new knight. free.

• Presented by the La Jolla Village Merchants Association First Friday La Jolla Art WalkFriday, July 7 at 4pm at various locations in The Village. Some galleries will be open late and will partner with local businesses to provide food and entertainment. free. bit.ly/VMAFirst Friday

• Presented by the Athena Library of Music and Art “Wendell Kling: A Rejuvenated Sanctuary ” and the San Diego State University Arts Council through Saturday, July 8, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Exhibits include work by Kling, as well as graduate and senior undergraduate students at SDSU College of Art and Design. Free . ljathenaeum.org

• Two-room gallery presentation “deformation” Deadline is Saturday, July 8 at 5560 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. The exhibition featured works by Silvia Fernandez and Jamie Franks. free. calendly.com/two_rooms/shape-shifting-visit

• San Diego Artists Betsy Conrad Art show at Dunia’s Hair Lounge (1110 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla) on Sunday, July 9th from 11am to 3pm. free. betsykonrad.com

Warwick Bookstore will feature reporting from Marine Corps war correspondent Amy Forsythe on Sunday, July 9 in La Jolla.

Warwick Bookstore will feature reporting from Marine Corps war correspondent Amy Forsythe on Sunday, July 9 in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Amy Forsyth)

• Warwick Bookstore launches Marine Corps correspondent amy forsyth Sunday, July 9 at 2:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Forsyth will discuss her new book, “Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines.” free. warwicks.com/event/forsythe-2023

• Presented by Warwick Bookstore Sally J.Pura Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Pla will present her new book, Fire, Water and Moody McGinn. Free, or reserve a seat and book for $19.99. warwicks.com/event/pla-launch-2023

• Presented at the La Jolla Playhouse “Is today Thursday?” Performances will begin Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 pm and run through Sunday, August 6 at the playhouse’s Forum Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Choreographer Jenn Freeman’s dance performance explores her diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in 2021 at age 33, with live music by Holland Andrews. $25 and up. LaJollaPlayhouse.org

• Presented by San Diego City Ballet “Forward 2023: No Boundaries” Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, 8 p.m., Epstein Family Amphitheater, UC San Diego (9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla). City Ballet’s resident choreographers Elizabeth Westridge and Jeffrey Gonzalez will premiere their new work. $39 and up. cityballet.org/show

• Presented by Quint Gallery “Monique van Genderen: Paintings” Deadline is Saturday, July 15 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. free. quintgallery.com

The La Jolla Library Arts Council will host a

The La Jolla Library Arts Council will host a “Magic Under the Sea” reception on Sunday, July 16th.

(La Jolla Libraries Arts Council)

• La Jolla Library Arts Council Hosts Reception “Undersea Magic” Sunday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the La Jolla/Rifford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The photography exhibit showcases the work of 18 photographers from the San Diego Underwater Photography Society. The exhibit will run through Labor Day weekend. free.

• Athena Music and Art Library hosts 24th annual event summer festival Deadline is Sunday, July 23 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The collection includes the complete piano sonatas of pianists Gustavo Romero and Schubert. After the last concert, dinner will be held at the Temple of Athena. Athena Museum Concert $50 for members, $55 for non-members; $200 with dinner. ljathenaeum.org/summer-festival

• Presented by RB Stevenson Gallery “mixture” July-July, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features the work of the gallery’s artists. free. rbstevensongallery.com

• The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art will host two exhibitions on Sunday, August 13 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. “Celia Alvarez Munoz: Breaking the Chains” This 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” This 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

• Presented by the Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego “Natural scenery” The exhibit is on Monday, October 2 at the Mandeville Art Gallery, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The work of various digital artists uses artificial intelligence, generative algorithms, 3D scanning, and more to depict the impact of technological evolution on the natural world. free. mandeville art gallery.ucsd.edu

celebrations and events

• Fifth annual summer classic sneakers The game will return Saturday, July 8 at 9:00 am at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. The 5-on-5 basketball tournament will feature 16 teams, along with food vendors, music and other entertainment. Participation is free. Snakessummerclassic.com

• Presented by The Lodge at Torrey Pines “playing with fire” Monday, July 10 at 5:30 pm at The Grill at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Lodge Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Chef Ryan Dzierzawski will team up with Chef Carmine Lopez of Wolf in the Woods and Second Chance Beer Co. for outdoor grilling and craft beer. $145. lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar

• Presented by La Jolla Newcomers Club “Coffee around town” Friday, July 14 at 10 am at Java Earth, 10430 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Guests can meet the club’s members and explore its various activities. Participation is free.

• America My Comedy presents comedy showAges 21 and up Wednesday, July 19 at 8pm at The Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St. Proceeds will benefit the Randy Jones Foundation. $20 plus at least two drinks. showclix.com/event/american-me-lj-712-


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