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


It’s an ongoing series of online activities to take on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences & learning

Svasti Haricharan will be one of the researchers who will present online “Insights: A Look Inside the Lab – Researching Breast Cancer” by Sanford Burnham Prebys on Tuesday September 21.

(Courtesy of Sanford Burnham Prebys)

• Sanford Burnham Prebys presents “Insights: A look inside the lab – Breast cancer research” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, online. Svasti Haricaran will lead a panel of SBP scientists in a discussion on breast cancer research. To free.

• La Jolla LearningWorks presents “Healthy habits, healthy children” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, online. Pacific Integrative Pediatric Health care providers will discuss how parents can develop healthier habits for their families when students return to school. To free.

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “Calm your mind about COVID-19 and the Delta variant” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, online. Dr. Georgine Nanos, a family physician with advanced training in epidemiology and public health, will lead the discussion. To free.

Families & children

• La Jolla / Riford Library presents the “Pokémon Edition” of its 3D design workshops at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20 at 7555 Draper Ave. Participants can design and print their own 3D object with the help of an expert. To free.

Health and fitness

• The Torrey Pines Docent Society presents “Mindful Walks in Torrey Pines” at 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, at the Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve Natural Center, 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road. The docents take walks on the first and third Sunday of each month. To free.

Arts and culture

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host a reception for its new exhibition Amanda Farber on Friday, September 17th.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla will host a reception for its new exhibition, “Amanda Farber: True Stories from Nature” on Friday September 17th.

(Athenaeum Music and Art Library)

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents a reception for its new exhibition, “Amanda Farber: True Stories from Nature”, at 6.30 p.m. on Friday September 17 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition, featuring works in ink, watercolor and graphite on paper and acrylic on wood, will run until Saturday, October 30. Free.

• Adventures through the present book “Beyond Art: A Virtual Zoom Adventure” at 4 p.m. Monday, September 20, online. Art historians and authors Jennifer Dasal and Laura Morelli will lead the discussion and presentation of the art. $ 21; includes the book.

• La Jolla / Riford library and Warwick’s bookstore present the author GZ Schmidt at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21 at 7555 Draper Ave. Schmidt will read an excerpt from his new book, “The Dreamweavers”, and discuss his writing process. Autographed copies of the book will be available. To free. [email protected]

• The Athenaeum’s musical and artistic library continues its “The divine Dante” lecture series with “Life in Exile: La Divina Commedia” at 6.30 pm Tuesday September 21, online. Victoria Martino directs the series commemorating the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death. $ 16 per conference for Athenaeum members; $ 21 for non-members.

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “The garden” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The world premiere piece explores the complex relationship between two women. It runs until Sunday, October 17. $ 25 and more.

• Warwick’s bookstore presents the author Matt witten at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22 at 7812 avenue Girard, La Jolla. Witten will discuss his new book, “The Necklace” with author Matt Coyle. Masks are mandatory. To free; $ 26.95 for reserved seats and a copy of the book.

• The Playa Gallery presents a reception for its “Vibrant expressions” exhibition at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 24 at 2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla. The exhibition, a solo exhibition of Impressionism oil paintings on canvas by Cathy Carey, will run until Thursday, September 30. Free.

• The Old Globe presents “Anonymous biography: the arguments of Juan Saer” until Sunday October 31 online. The five-part production, produced by Johanna McKeon, is available in English and Spanish. To free.

• B Free Studio presents a continuous exhibition of works by sculptors Max Roemer and Harold Sweet at 7857 avenue Girard, La Jolla. The exhibition also includes a small collection of paintings and prints by Avi Kiriaty and Eduardo Bolioli presented as a fundraiser for Stand Up for the Cure.

Galas and events

• The 37th edition International Coastal Cleanup Day takes place in San Diego County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in cleanups in their neighborhoods or in
groups over 100 hotspots in range. Volunteers can commit time at any time of the day, but must register to participate and complete an online waste survey to be counted in the global results.

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “Happy Hour Hunters” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 at Sammy’s Restaurant, 702 Pearl St., La Jolla. Free to attend, plus the cost of food and drink. Registration required. (858) 459-0831 or [email protected]

• The La Jolla Community Center hosts a movie night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21 at 6811, boul. The event will feature the movie “Poms” and snacks will be available for purchase. To free. Registration required. (858) 459-0831 or [email protected]

• Project Concern International presents its “Hands beyond borders” 6 p.m. gala on Friday, September 24 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. San Diego residents Norm Hapke and Valerie Jacobs Hapke will receive this year’s Humanitarian Legacy Award. The event will also include live performances and an auction. $ 275.

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