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


this La Jolla Lights There is a running list of online events and local live events.

Lectures and Learning

• this La Jolla Library Poetry Group Meet at the La Jolla/Rifford Library (7555 Draper Ave) on Thursday, July 20th at 2pm. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month for participants to read and share their poems with other budding or experienced poets. free. e-mailmdandrea@hotmail.com.

• 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 La Jolla/Rifford Libraries “Arty Loon Magic Show” Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Free. La Jolla Library

• Presented by La Jolla Leisure Center “Around the World Cooking” Monday, July 31 (“Harry Potter”) and Monday, August 7 (“International Baking”) at 9 a.m. at 615 Prospect St. The five-day program is for children ages 6 to 12 and costs $372 per person. (858)552-1658

health and fitness

• 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

• Presented by La Jolla Newcomers Club “Saturday Morning Walkers” Departs July 22 at 9:30 am from 615 Prospect St., La Jolla. free. lajollanewcomers.org

Arts and Culture

• 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 La Jolla Theater Orchestra “Love-15: Fifteen Short Plays About Tennis and Life” Saturday, July 15 at 2pm and Monday, July 17 at 6pm, La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free.

• 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.

• La Jolla’s Kiwanis Club to open in 2023 beach concert The series will take place on Sunday, July 16 at 3:30 pm at Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. The heroes will perform. free.

• Presented by Warwick Bookstore John David Mann Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Mann will speak with local author Matt Coyle to discuss and sign his new book Blind Fear (Finnish Thriller Issue 3). Free, or reserve a seat and book for $28.99. warwicks.com/event/mann-2023

The Hotel La Valencia will kick off its

The Hotel La Valencia will kick off its “Poolside Movie Series” on Wednesday, July 19th in La Jolla.

(Valencia Hotel)

• Hotel Valencia opens for business “Poolside Movie Series” Wednesday, July 19 at 6:45 pm at 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. “Roman Holiday” will be released. $40. Food and beverages are available for purchase. bit.ly/LaValenciaMovies

• Presented by the Athena Library of Music and Art “Unique Modernism in San Diego” Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m., 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. Lectures will feature discussions with pastors. Mark Hargreaves Talk to Hallie Swenson about San Diego’s contribution to Southern California’s modernist architecture. $15 for Temple of Athena members; $20 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures

• Presented by UC San Diego Omu Sangare Friday, July 21 at 8pm at the Epstein Family Amphitheater (9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla). The singer, songwriter and women’s rights activist from her native Mali will perform wassalou, a musical genre rooted in rural folk traditions in the country’s southwest. $35-50. amphitheatre.ucsd.edu/event/oumou-sangare

• Presented by Quint Gallery “Monique van Genderen: Paintings” Deadline is Saturday, July 22 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. free. quintgallery.com

• Presented by the Athena Library of Music and Art Harold Lopez-Noosa Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. This Cuban pianist and composer plays jazz and other music. Temple of Athena members $40; non-members $45. ljathenaeum.org

"twin" Geoffroy Tobe's work is part of an exhibition at RB Stevenson Gallery "mixture," Showing in La Jolla in July.

Geoffroy Tobe’s Twins is part of the RB Stevenson Gallery exhibition “Mixture,” on view in La Jolla in July.

(Jeffrey Toby/RB Stevenson Gallery)

• 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

• Presented at the La Jolla Playhouse “Is today Thursday?” The performance will be on 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

The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art is showing the work of Celia Alvarez Muñoz in La Jolla through Sunday, August 13.

The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art is showing the work of Celia Alvarez Muñoz in La Jolla through Sunday, August 13.

(Celia Alvarez Muñoz)

• 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

• America My Comedy presents comedy show Ages 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-

• Movie screenings at the La Jolla Entertainment Center Minions: The Rise of Gru Friday, July 28 at 5pm at 615 Prospect St. Activities will include a bouncy playground, face painting and music. free.

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


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