Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences
This is a rolling list of online activities and local in-person events.
Conferences and learning
• The 41st edition Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium, “Organelle Biology in Health and Disease,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 7 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel, 10950 N. Torrey Pines Road. The event will feature scientists who have made important contributions to the study of the structure and function of cellular organelles. $50 and up. sbpdiscovery.org
• King’s Cross Church presents “Life Explored” at 6 p.m. Sunday through November 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. The forums will discuss spirituality and are open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation. Free.lifeexploredsd.com
• ThePen to Paper Writing Course takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657
Families & children
• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “ Piñata Meets Jeepney: Storytime in Spanish and Tagalog » at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, at 7555 Draper Ave. Bilingual story time will include a piñata and craft to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Filipino American History Months. Free. lajolllibrary.org
• La Jolla/Riford Library and Warwick Bookshop are present “The Little Book of Joy” with Rafael López at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, at 7555 Draper Ave. Illustrator López will discuss his new book, “The Little Book of Joy: His Holiness and the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.” Free; copies of the book will be available for purchase. lajolllibrary.org
Health and fitness
• The La Jolla Community Center presents “Yoga 101: An Introduction” at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The workshop will introduce participants to the eight basic tenets of yoga philosophy and science. $10 for community center members; $20 for non-members. ljcommunitycenter.org/yoga-classes
• Pineapple Live Presents “Novo Dia”9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1 at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The event will include yoga, sound bath, breathwork, guided meditation, reiki, massages, workshops and more. $50 and up. bit.ly/NovoDia2022
• The La Jolla Woman’s Club presents “gentle yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all levels and open to the public. $15.
arts & culture
• UC San Diego Library Presents 22nd Edition Toy Piano Festival at noon on Thursday, September 29, in the Seuss Room of the Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The festival will include new toy piano works by Scott Paulson. Free. E-mail [email protected]
• Lot La Jolla presents “Cinema Circle” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at 7611 Fay Ave. The Chinese film “Better Days” will be screened, followed by a live discussion about the film. The Australian/Ni-Vanuatu film ‘Tanna’ will screen on Thursday 6th October. $25; includes a large popcorn and a soda or wine. thelotent.com
• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library launches its Jazz Concert Series with the Willie Jones III Quintet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The performance will feature Jones on drums, former “Tonight Show” band member Ralph Moore on tenor sax, San Diegan Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Sam Hirsh on piano and Luca Alemanno on bass. $114 for the three-concert series for members of the Athenaeum; $129 for non-members. Individual concerts are $40 for members; $45 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/jazz
• The Hennessey Tavern presents Arthur and his knights at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at 7811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. Arthur Hammons will lead the show with new songs and requested favorites. A birthday party for Hammons and keyboardist Jim Guerin will follow at Hammons’ La Jolla residence. Free. Text (858) 699-1353 to RSVP for the party.
• BFree Studio presents an art exhibition featuring the works ofMarie McLaren to Friday, September 30. Free.bfreestudio.net
• Girard Gourmet organizes a reception for “Patti’s Spirit Lives On!” at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3 at 7837 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The 40-year retrospective of the late Chez Patti Coopriderart will fund scholarships Athenaeum School of Artsand will continue until October. Free.
• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Elin Hilderbrand at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Hilderbrand will attend a meeting and sign her new book, “Endless Summer: Stories”. $29; includes a copy of the book and admission for two. warwicks.com/event/hilderbrand-2022
• La Jolla Music Society launches its 54th season with the Quartet Apollon Musagete and Garrick Ohlsson at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. The show is part of the Revelle Chamber Music Series. $31 and up. theconrad.org
• The South African Film Festival returns from Saturday October 8 to Tuesday October 18, online. The festival, chaired by La Jolla resident Brenda Sacks, will screen dramas, comedies and documentaries that explore South African culture, history and politics. $75 and up. saffusa.net
• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a art exhibition until Monday, October 10, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibit features approximately 50 pieces by local artists Beverly Brock, Chris Conroe, Dan Kilgore, Eileen Mandell, Jose Luis Nunez, and Mark Sherman. Free. ljcommunitycenter.org
• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents a photography exhibition by Jordan Verdin featuring portraits and stories of local homeless people through Saturday, October 15, at 7555 Draper Ave. The show doubles as a fundraiser for Humanity Showers, which provides pop-up showers for the homeless. The library also collects donations of socks and hygiene products. Free. lajolllibrary.org
• RB Stevenson Gallery presents the exhibition “Near and Far” through Saturday, October 15, at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla, featuring paintings by artists Mieko Hara and David Ivan Clark. Free. rbstevensongallery.com
• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord” until Sunday, October 16 at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The piece is about Wong’s work to build an isolated community during the COVID-19 pandemic. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org
• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents three exhibitions until Saturday, November 5 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” is an intimate view of the work of Fredman (1925-2020), whose 70-year artistic career has produced an eclectic body of work driven by experimentation with unusual formats and unconventional materials. “Derek Boshier: Professions” is a visual study of various humorous occupations rendered in Boshier’s characteristic heads. “Work percent” is a selection from the Athenaeum’s collection of artist books by Erika and Fred Torri. Free. ljathenaeum.org
• The La Jolla Historical Society presents “The smallest show in the world: paper theaters explored” through Sunday, Jan. 22, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit features paper theater replicas, posters, and prop exhibits that feature iconic local scenes from yesteryear. Free. lajollahistory.org
• The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art presents“Alexis Smith: The American Way” through Sunday, February 5, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Smith’s multimedia collages, which draw heavily on film, literature and pop culture. $25.mcasd.org
Galas & events
• The La Jolla Community Center presents“Summer ‘Wine’ Down” Wine Tastingat 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The event will feature six wines from the Loire Valley in France and Paso Robles and Lodi in California. $25 for community center members; $40 for non-members. ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents
• La Jolla High School presents aschool visitat 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 at 750 Nautilus St. Kevin Hall will lead a campus tour, followed by classroom demonstrations and refreshments. Free.
• The non-profit Positive Movement Foundation presents“Cocktails for a Cause: A Homage to the Roaring 20s”at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at Joan Waitt’s La Jolla estate. The evening will include craft cocktails, food, entertainment, live and silent auctions and more. $99 and up. thepositivemovement.org
• The La Jolla Art and Wine Festival return from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, along avenue Girard. More than 160 artist-jurors will present a variety of media. The event will also feature family activities, music and more. Free general admission; the Wine & Beer Garden is a paid event. ljawf.com
• The La Jolla High School Class of 1972 will celebrate their50th meetingat 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at the Albers’ home, 2340 Paseo Dorado, La Jolla. Food and drinks will be served. $25. bit.ly/1972LJHS
• Bob Vogt presents a“LJHS Centennial Reunion”at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The event for any La Jolla High School alumni or friend 21 or older will include musical performances, food, beverages and souvenirs. $195. theconrad.org/events/ljhs-reunion
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