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

This is an ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Lecture and learning

•• Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd A free public forum hosted by the University of California, San Diego, online at 5:30 pm on Friday, July 29, at the Los Auditorium of the Sanford Regenerative Medicine Consortium at Torrey Pines Scenic Drive 2880 in La Jolla. Discuss the relationship. The talk will be moderated by Caroline Freund, Dean of UCSD’s Department of Global Policy and Strategy. Prime Minister Pradeep Khosla delivers opening remarks.Register with bit.ly/3oww2FD.

• Yiddishland California Presents Jewish Spanish for beginners (Ladino) Online at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays beginning August 2nd. The six-week course focuses on vocabulary, grammar, communication and the cultural history of language. $120 for 6 sessions or $25 per class. bit.ly/LadinoAug

Pen to Paper Writing ClassIt takes place Thursdays at 1:00 pm at LaJolla/Riford Library at 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are for writers ages 18+ of all experience levels. free. (858) 552-1657

Family and children

• Giveaway from La Jolla/Riford Library “Luau in the library” Friday, July 29th at 10am at 7555 Draper Ave. The event includes his hula performance, refreshments, and more. free.lajollalibrary.org

Health & Fitness

buddhi yoga gift “Mother and Daughter Yoga — Developing a Healthy Friendship with Erica Rude” Saturday, August 13, at 1:00 pm, 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. For girls aged 8-12 and their mothers. $ 49 per pair. buddhiyogalj.com

• Gifts from La Jolla Woman’s Club “Gentle yoga” It’s 11:30 am on Thursday and the address is 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are for all levels and are open to the public. $ 15.

Art and culture

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association art demonstration Thursday, July 28, 4:00 pm, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Watercolor artist Minnie Valero demonstrates the difference between traditional watercolor paper and synthetic waterproof paper, YUPO. free. Registration is required. ljcommunitycenter.org/art-receptions

• B free studio gift “Bright La Jolla…and Other Lovely Landscapes” 7857 Girard Ave, La Jolla, Thursday, July 28, at 5 p.m. The event will feature an artist talk with La Jollan. Kathryn Anthony Digital exhibition of her photographs. free. To register, please visit the following website:bfreestudio.net Click “Events”.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host its opening reception. 30th Annual Jury Exhibition Friday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. The selected artists will exhibit their work until Saturday, September 3rd. free. ljathenaeum.org

• La Jolla Music Society hosts its annual Summerfest. “Opening Night: Side by Side” Friday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. Performances involve compositions co-written with multiple composers or performed by multiple performers on the same instrument. Over $ 53. ljms.org

Jazmine Mitts joins in reading

Jazzmin Mitz will participate in a step-by-step reading of the Lahoya Theater Ensemble “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Glory of Altea Gibson and Angela Buxton” on Saturday, July 30th and Monday, August 1st.

(Courtesy: La Jolla Theater Ensemble)

• Reading drama by La Jolla Theater Ensemble “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Glory of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton” Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 pm and Monday, August 1 at 6:00 pm, La Jolla/Lifford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Lawn tennis. Proposed donation of $ 10.

• RB Stevenson Gallery Hosts Opening Reception “Multiple insights” Saturday, July 30th at 5pm, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features paintings and sculptures by select gallery artists and runs through Saturday, August 27th. free. rbstevensongallery.com

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is Jenny Shineman Quintet Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. The performance will feature music Scheinman wrote in the Northern California wilderness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Athenaeum members are $ 35. $ 40 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org

• La Jolla Kiwanis Club Gifts Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra Sunday, July 31 at 3:30 pm at Scripps Park at 1100 Coast Blvd. This performance is part of the club’s Concerts by the Sea series. free.

• La Jolla Music Society Giveaway “Open Rehearsal II” Tuesday, August 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center at 7600 Fay Ave. Guests can observe Summerfest rehearsals and speak with the artists during the post-rehearsal Q&A. free. ljms.org

Warwick’s bookstore introduces authors Karen Cushman Online at noon on Wednesday, August 3rd. Cushman discusses her new book, “War and Millie McGonigle,” in a conversation with San Diego History Center board member Debby Parrish and Warwick children’s bookstore Sonia Teder-Moore. free. warwicks.com/event/cushman-2022

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association Art exhibition Through Friday, August 5th, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. 12 artists will present 70 works combining media such as acrylic, oil, digital and photography. free. lajollaartassociation.org

Chris Thorson's art will be featured in Quint Gallery's

Chris Thorson’s art will be featured in Quint Gallery’s “New Sculptures” exhibition in La Jolla on Saturday, August 6th.

(Provided by Quint Gallery)

•Quint Gallery present “New sculpture” It begins on Saturday, August 6th at 7655 Girard Ave. in La Jolla. The exhibition, featuring works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Pugio, and Bay Area artist Chris Sawson, will include an artist talk and opening reception at 5 pm on Saturday, August 13. The show will run until Saturday, September 17th. free. quintgallery.com

• Attendance of friends from the La Jolla Library “Ode to the Blue Forest”Until Saturday, August 13th, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. This exhibition features cyanotypes by La Jolla photographer and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter. free. orianapoindexter.com

• Giveaway at La Jolla Playhouse“There are blueberries here.”Until Sunday, August 21st, at the Sheila and Hughes Potika Theater on 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play is about an unprecedented World War II era photo album discovered by an archivist at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in the United States. Over $ 25.lajollaplayhouse.org/show/here-there-are-blueberries

• Exhibition by L&G Project“Here Comes the Sun”Until Saturday, August 27th at 7940 Herschel Avenue in La Jolla. The show features the work of Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. free. landgprojects.com

• Gifts from the La Jolla Historical Society“Voice of Lesbian”Until 780 Prospect St on Sunday, September 4th. The exhibit aims to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the art they create. free. lajollahistory.org

Gala and events

• At the La Jolla Community Center:“Member Appreciation Grill & Chill”Friday, July 29, 5:00 pm, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Burgers, hot dogs, beer, everyone is welcome. Free for public hall members. $ 25 for non-members. Registration is required. ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents

Have an event (online or in person) you’d like to see here? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com. ◆◆