Best Bets: A quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

This is an ongoing list of online events and local live events.

Lectures and Learning

• Global Hong Kong Studies @ UCSD International School and other attendees “Contours of Hong Kong’s Civil Society Changes” Friday, November 4th at 4pm, online. A panel of experts will discuss how Hong Kong has adapted and transformed in the wake of the national security law. free. bit.ly/SymposiumHK

La Jolla Community Center will present

La Jolla Community Center will present “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” online with Julia Civardi on Thursday, November 10.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• Provided by La Jolla Community Center “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” Online, Thursday, November 10 at 10am. Julia Civardi will discuss the Soteria Precision Medicine Foundation, the nonprofit she founded. free. ljcommunitycenter.org/dss

• Proposed by the San Diego League of Women Voters “2022 Election Review: What Midterm Results Mean for the Future at the State, Local and National Levels” Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in the seventh floor conference room of the Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, UC San Diego, 9625 Scholars Drive North, La Jolla. Thad Kousser, professor of political science at UCSD, will outline the election results. free. bit.ly/ElectionReview

• King’s Cross Church gifts “Explore Life” Sunday through November 20 at 6 p.m. at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. The forum discusses spirituality and is open to anyone regardless of religion. free. lifeexploredsd.com

• This Pen to Paper Writing Class Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Library at 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are open to writers of all experience levels 18 years and older. free. (858) 552-1657

family and children

• Presented by La Jolla Village Chamber of Commerce “Back to Story Time and Scavenger Hunt” Katia Graham at 1111 Prospect St. La Jolla/Riford Library and Storytime Sonia at Warwick Bookstore will read aloud at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6 at Sotheby’s Square, then engage Visitors can visit local merchants to solve an anagram and collect freebies. free. lajollabythesea.com

Health and Fitness

• Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center showed its preview “Basic Meditation Series” Online and in person in La Jolla, Monday, November 7 at 5:45pm. Meditation teacher Erhard Vogel will moderate the discussion. Free; donations will be accepted. Call (858) 395-4033 or email Pam [email protected] Reserve a spot and receive an address.

• Gift from La Jolla Ladies Club “Gentle Yoga” Thursday at 11:30am at 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly lessons are available to all levels and are open to the public. 15 dollars.

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arts and culture

• Qualcomm Research Institute opens exhibition “Becoming: An Interactive Musical Journey in VR” Thursday, November 3 at 5 p.m. at UC San Diego’s Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The opera-like virtual reality experience is based on a poem by 13th-century Persian poet Mowlana Rumi, and will run until Friday, December 2. free.Register for the opening ceremony by email Gallery [email protected]. For more information visit Gallery qi.ucsd.edu.

• Presented by La Jolla Music Society “Nat Geo Live: Exploring Mars” Thursday, November 3 at 7:00pm at 7600 Fay Ave. NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins will talk about unraveling the mysteries of space and the latest chapter in Mars exploration. $20 and up. Conrad website

• Presented by La Jolla Village Chamber of Commerce “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” Friday 4th November at 4pm at various locations in The Village. Several galleries will be open until late and will partner with local businesses to provide food and entertainment. free. bit.ly/VMAFirstFriday

• Presented by La Jolla Music Society three person time Saturday, November 5 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm at The JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. The trio combines modern pop and classical music. $55 and up. Conrad website

• The Athenaeum Music and Art Library will present three exhibits on Saturday, November 5 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” is an insight into the life work of Fredman (1925-2020), whose 70-year artistic career has produced an eclectic series of works driven by experiments with unusual formats and unconventional materials. “Derrick Posier: Careers” is a visual survey of the various occupations of humor presented in Posier’s characteristic mind. “Towards One Hundred” Featured in the Erika and Fred Torri artist book collection at Athenaeum. free. ljathenaeum.org

• Presented by St. James Gallery by the Sea “Seven Series” Beginning Sunday, November 6 at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. La Jolla artist Cherry Sweig’s retrospective will include seven of her series with descriptive commentary. Sweig will also offer art presentations on different days. The exhibition will run until Sunday, December 18th. free. sjbts.org

• UC San Diego Library Display “A Conversation with Author Rex Pickett ’76” Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 pm at the Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Blvd, La Jolla. Moderated by University Librarian Erik Mitchell, the discussion will feature Pickett, author of Sideways and The Archivist; Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian Emeritus; and Rutgers University Digital Archivist Caryn Radick. free. bit.ly/UCSDPickett

Norma Navarrete will perform as part of

Norma Navarrete will perform as part of “Wednesday Opera” at the La Jolla Community Center on November 9th.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• Provided by La Jolla Community Center “Wednesday Opera” 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Performers will include soprano Norma Navarrete, mezzo-soprano Mary Boles-Allen, tenor Cole Thornberg and baritone Soren Pederson, with pianist M. Shel Scanlan accompanies. A $10 donation is suggested. ljcommunitycenter.org/ow

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• Warwick Bookstore presents actors John Ross Bowie Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Bowie will discuss his new book, Men Have No Jobs: A Memoir. Free, or $27.95 to reserve a seat and book. warwicks.com/event/bowie-2022

La Jollan and Local Judge M. Margaret McKeown will discuss her new book on November 12 at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

La Jollan and Local Judge M. Margaret McKeown will discuss her new book on Saturday, November 12 at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of M. Margaret McKeown)

• DG Wills Books introduces Judge La Jolla and author M.Margaret McKeon Saturday, November 12 at 7pm at 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. McKeown will discuss her new book, Civil Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William Douglas. free. dgwillsbooks.com

• Presented by Le Sal​​lon de Musiques “Schubert, Touch of Heaven” Sunday at 4pm. Nov. 13 at La Jolla Women’s Club at 7791 Draper Ave. The show will be performed by violinist Ambroise Aubrun, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Francois Chouchan. $95. lesalondemusiques.com

• La Jolla Playhouse gift “as you wish” Beginning Tuesday, November 15 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The reimagined production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy runs through Sunday, December 11th. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org

• BFree Studio rendering “adjustable” From Thursday, November 3 to Saturday, November 19 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features paintings by local artists Jeff Yeomans and Brent Jacobs. free. bfreestudio.net

• Presented by Quint Gallery “fashionable” Through Saturday, November 26 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Jean Lowe’s solo show transforms the gallery space into an “unauthorized car dealership,” centered on an 18-foot replica of an electric Hummer truck. free.quintgallery.com

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• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Arts Society art exhibition Through Friday, December 2 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Featured media include watercolors, photography, oil paintings, digital art and acrylics by artists Peggy Hinaekian, Eileen Mandela, Gwen Nobil, Dottie Stanley, Salli Sachse and Laura Wheeler. free.lajollaartassociation.org

• Tasende Gallery showcases the artist’s new collection Fernando Botero Through Thursday, December 22, at 820 Prospect St. in La Jolla. The exhibition includes three paintings and three works on paper from Botero’s personal collection. free.tasendegallery.com

• La Jolla/Riford Library Display“Reply…”By Thursday, January 5 at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features the work of artists True Ryndes, Robert Treat and Pat Kelly. free.lajollalibrary.org

• Presented by La Jolla Historical Society“The Smallest Show on Earth: Exploring Paper Theater”Through Sunday, January 22, the exhibit at 780 Prospect St. features paper theater replicas, posters and accessories exhibits showcasing the iconic local stage of yesteryear. free.lajollahistory.org

• Presented by the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art“Alexis Smith: The American Way”Through Sunday, February 5 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition showcases Smith’s mixed-media collages, which draw heavily on film, literature and popular culture. $25.mcasd.org

Gala and Events

• La Jolla Country Day School showcases aopen the doorSaturday, November 5th from noon to 3pm at 9490 Genesee Ave. Guests can meet teachers and students, tour classrooms and learn more about the curriculum and community. No reply required. LJCDS is an independent school serving students in grades 3-12.ljcds.org

• Gift from Gelson“Online tasting of Gelson wines”Thursday, November 10 at 6pm. Live classes from winemaker Julien Fayard will include wine and custom cheese and charcuterie plates. Cheese plates and wine for two will be available Nov. 9-10 from Gelson Marketplace, Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St.; Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Carlsbad, 7660 El Camino Real . Pre-order and cheese plate $28.99; wine $29.99 and up.by Sunday, November 6 atbit.ly/GelsonsNov.

The San Diego Brewers Association will showcase a beer garden on Sunday, November 13 at The Lodge in Torrey Pines, La Jolla.

The San Diego Brewers Association will showcase a beer garden on Sunday, November 13 at The Lodge in Torrey Pines, La Jolla.

(Courtesy of the San Diego Brewers Association)

• The San Diego Brewers Association proposed abeer gardenSunday, November 13 at noon at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event is part of the 14th annual Beer Week and will feature 28 breweries paired with 14 chefs. $145.sdbeer.com/beergarden

• Presented by The Lodge at Torrey Pines“Beyond the cellar”Saturday, November 19 at 5 p.m. at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will include winemakers and winery owners presenting rare and high-end wines that are not readily available to the public. $250. lodgetorreypines.com/beyond-the-cellar

Is there an online or live event you’d like to see here? Email your leads to [email protected] by noon Friday to be published in next week’s edition.



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