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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 study

Scripps Research presents

Scripps Research will publish “The Frontiers of the Science and Medicine of Alcoholism” with Marisa Roberto online Wednesday, August 10th.

(Don Boomer)

• Giveaway from Scripps Research “The Forefront of Alcoholism Science and Medicine” Online, Wednesday, August 10, at 1:00 p.m. Marisa Roberto of Scripps Research discusses how stress and neuroimmune mechanisms play a role in addiction, and how recent discoveries are paving the way for new treatments. free.

La Jolla Library Poetry Group Meet at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, on Thursday, August 11th at 2:00 pm. Groups meet on the third Thursday of each month to read and share poems written by participants. free. e-mail

Pen to Paper Writing Class Held every Thursday at 1:00 pm at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are open to her 18+ writers of all experience levels. free. (858) 552-1657

family and children

• Giveaway from La Jolla/Riford Library “Mad Science Fire and Ice Show” Friday, August 5th at 10am at 7555 Draper Ave. free.

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.

• 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 for all levels are open to the public. $15.

art and culture

• La Jolla Music Society Giveaway “Public Rehearsal III” Friday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m. at 7600 Fay Ave. Guests can watch the rehearsal process for Summerfest performances and speak with the artist during his post-rehearsal Q&A. free. No registration required.

• Gifts from La Jolla Village Merchant Association “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” It takes place on Friday, August 5th from 4-7pm at various locations in The Village. Winners will be announced at Pacific Sotheby’s Circle of Life Community Art Expo. free.

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association Art exhibition Through Friday, August 5th, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. 12 artists will showcase 70 works combining media such as acrylics, oils, digital and photography. free.

• Current author of Warwick’s bookstore, Books & Books, Miami Book Fair Mosin Hamid Online Saturday, August 6th at 4pm. Hamid talks with author Dungee Senna about his new book, The Last White Man. free.

• Reception by BFree Studio “Lights, Night: Neon — Glowing Pictures” Saturday, August 6, at 5:00 pm, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit, which opened Aug. 1, features works by San Diego artist Richard His Ibarra through Monday, Aug. 15.

• Giveaways from the Quint Gallery “New Sculpture” Starts Saturday, August 6th at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit, featuring work by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Pugio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson, will feature the artist’s talk and opening reception on Saturday, August 13 at 5 p.m. increase. The show he will run until Saturday, September 17th. Free.

• Gifts from the La Jolla Kiwanis Club heroes Sunday, August 7, 3:30 pm, Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd. This performance will be the last in the Kiwanis clubs’ 2022 Concerts by the Sea series. free.

• La Jolla Music Society Giveaway “Under the Influence: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 pm, 7600 Fay Ave. $48 and up.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is the 16th “Flick on the Brick” The outdoor film series will be shown at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla on Thursdays from August 11th to 7:30pm. His three-week film series with “Lubitch Touch” was curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Acmand. Athenaeum members are $15 per film, $20 for non-members, $39 for member series, $54 for non-members. Must be 21+.

• Introduction to Film Historians by DG Wills Books Noah Eisenberg Saturday, August 13, 7:00 p.m., 7461 Girard Ave, La Jolla. Isenberg describes his book “Bill Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna”. free.

• Attendance of friends from the La Jolla Library “Ode to the Blue Forest” On display at 7555 Draper Ave. through Saturday, August 13th. This exhibit features cyanotypes by La Jolla photographer and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter. free.

• Giveaway at La Jolla Playhouse“There are blueberries here.”Through Sunday, August 21st at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play is about an album of never-before-seen World War II-era photographs. $25 and

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

Molly McCracken-Kumar

Molly McCracken-Kumar’s “Unending Resilience” is part of RB Stevenson Gallery’s “Multiple Insights” exhibit in La Jolla through Saturday, August 27th.

(Courtesy of RB Stevenson Gallery)

• Giveaway from RB Stevenson Gallery“Multiple Insights”Until Saturday, August 27th at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. This exhibit showcases paintings and sculptures by select gallery artists. free.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is 30th Annual Jury Exhibition Until Saturday, September 3rd, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Selected artists will exhibit their work. free.

• Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society“Lesbian voice”On display at 780 Prospect Street through 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.

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