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


the La Jolla Light features this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conferences & learning

• The Pen to Paper Writers Course continues at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 8 at La Jolla / Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The course is open to writers 18 and over of all experience levels and continues weekly. Release. (858) 552-1657

Linda Bradley is one of the panelists speaking at the Sanford Burnham Prebys ‘Immunotherapy – Helping Our Bodies Cure Cancer’ webinar on Tuesday, July 13, online.

(Courtesy of Sanford Burnham Prebys)

• Sanford Burnham Prebys presents “Immunotherapy – Helping our bodies to heal cancer” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, online. The webinar will present information about immunotherapy from SBP researchers and include a question-and-answer session. Release. bit.ly/SBPJuly 13

• PEN America, Global Cyber ​​Alliance and Freedom of the Press Foundation are present “A practical workshop against piracy and doxing” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday July 14, online. The webinar, which is part of a “Summer Bootcamp on Digital Safety and Online Abuse Defense”, will cover tools and strategies to keep you, your work and your organization safe online. The next dates are Wednesday July 21 and Thursday July 22. Free. bit.ly/DigitalSafetyBootcamp

• The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition presents “City bike” at 6 p.m. on Thursday July 15, online. The class is designed to help cyclists become more comfortable sharing the road. Topics include general bicycle safety, legal rights and responsibilities, and emergency maneuvering skills. Release. sdbikecoalition.org/basic-road-safety-class

Family & children

• The La Jolla chapter of the Urban Gardens Initiative presents a succulent cultivation workshop for elementary and middle school students at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 at Marian Bear Memorial Park, 5491 Genesee Ave, San Diego. Participants will receive a succulent and durable pot to grow it. Free. E-mail [email protected]

Arts & culture

• The San Diego Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe present “We’re listening” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday July 8, online. The bi-weekly show celebrating and discussing the life of black theater continues with guest Miki Vale, international hip-hop artist, Old Globe-commissioned playwright and founder of SoulKiss Theater. Release. bit.ly/WALVale

• La Jolla Art Association opens the exhibition “Living by the sea” with a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 9 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 boul. Mixed-medium painter Lindsay Ahart, oil painter Daniel Kilgore, photographer Gloria Moeller and watercolor artist Minnie Valero will discuss the stories behind their art. The exhibition runs until Saturday July 31. Free. Registration, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandatory. ljcommunitycenter.org/art-receptions

• ENA Art Group will present the works of the artist based in La Jolla Paul Kaplan starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 at the Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego. Kaplan is an artist at the Arredon Art Gallery, supported by ENA Art Group. The exhibition, a collaboration of several local art galleries, runs until Saturday July 31. Free. enaartgroup.com

• Live jazz returns to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library with Farrell Family Jazz, a summer concert series starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday July 10 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The first concert will feature the Larry Goldings Quartet with Goldings on piano, David Piltch on bass, Jay Bellerose on drums and Sebastian Aymanns on percussion. The next concerts are July 31 and August 7 and 14. $ 35 per individual concert for Athenaeum members / $ 132 for the series; $ 40 for non-members / $ 152 for the series. ljathenaeum.org/summer-jazz

• The North Coast Repertory Theater presents “Become Dr Ruth” until Sunday July 11 online. The solo showcase, written by Mark St. Germain, features Tovah Feldshuh as a sex therapist and media personality. $ 35 for an individual visit; $ 54 for a group visit. northcoastrep.org

• Adventures through the present book “Workparent: ABTB’s fireside adventure means business” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday July 13, online. Executive Coach and Author Daisy Dowling will discuss her book “Workparent”. $ 28.50; includes a paperback. bit.ly/ABBDowling

• Warwick’s bookstore presents the author Kristin Harmel at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, via Facebook Live. Harmel to discuss her new book, “The Forest of Vanishing Stars” in a conversation with author Kristina McMorris. Release. warwicks.com/event/harmel-2021

• The San Diego Writers Festival will take place from 9:30 am on Saturday July 17 and Saturday July 31 online. The July 17 festival, in partnership with Coronado Public Library and Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla, will feature “Saturday Night Live” alumna Laraine Newman discussing her new memoir and James Patterson and co-writer Matt Eversmann discussing their new book. Release. sandiegowritersfestival.com

Kim McCoy to discuss her updated edition of Willard Bascom's book

Oceanographer Kim McCoy will discuss her updated edition of Willard Bascom’s book “Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast” on Saturday, July 17, at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Kim McCoy)

• DG Wills Books presents the oceanographer Kim mccoy at 7 p.m. on Saturday July 17 at 7461 avenue Girard, La Jolla. McCoy will discuss his updated edition of Willard Bascom’s book “Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast”, a manual for those who study, surf or have an interest in the ocean. Release. dgwillsbooks.com

• La Jolla Playhouse presents a special commitment of “Hasan Minhaj – Time for experimentation” at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday July 30 and Saturday July 31 at UC San Diego’s Mandel Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The one-man show will feature material written and performed by actor Minhaj. Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 8. LaJollaPlayhouse.org

Galas and events

• The Association of Yiddish Arts and Academics of North America presents “Corona and the new normal” at 11 a.m. on Sunday July 11 online. The Zoom Coin is a fundraiser for the organization, which hopes to open a Yiddish cultural center in La Jolla. $ 36. yaaana.com/fundraising

• Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center and the San Diego-Tijuana section of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in attendance “Culinary Traditions of Rosamaria: Virtual Cooking Class” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, online. Fundraising for Olivewood and NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana’s nutrition and gardening programs will feature traditional vegan recipes. $ 20 for course registration and $ 20 for an ingredient kit, available for pickup on Tuesday, July 13. bit.ly/olivewoodclass

• Gelson’s presents a virtual ice cream tasting 6 p.m. event Thursday, July 15, online. The event will feature multiple types of ice cream, including vegan, in a party pack available for pickup on July 14 or 15 at Gelson’s Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St .; Gelson’s Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Carlsbad de Gelson, 7660 El Camino Real. $ 24.99. gelsons.com/glace

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Send your prospects to [email protected] â—†


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