Best Bets: A Quick Guide to Online and In-Person Entertainment and Experiences – La Jolla Light | Candle Made Easy

That La Jolla light presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Lectures & Learning

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will discuss US-China relations during a free public forum sponsored by UC San Diego at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, online and at the Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla. The presentation will be moderated by Caroline Freund, Dean of UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Chancellor Pradeep Khosla will deliver an opening speech. Register at

• Yiddishland California presents Judaeo-Spanish (Ladino) for beginners at 1 p.m. Tuesdays from August 2, online. The six-week course focuses on vocabulary, grammar and communication, as well as the cultural history of the language. $120 for six sessions or $25 per class.

• That Pen to Paper Writing Courseheld Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly course is open to writers of all experience levels, ages 18+. Free. (858) 552-1657

families & children

• The La Jolla/Riford Library showcases “Luau in the Library” Friday, July 29, 10 a.m., 7555 Draper Ave. The event includes a hula performance, refreshments and more.


• Buddhi Yoga presents “Mother Daughter Yoga – Inspiring Healthy Friendships with Erica Rood” at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. For girls aged 8-12 and their mothers. $49 per pair.

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club Presents “Gentle Yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly course is for all levels and open to the public. $15.

Art and culture

• The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association present a art demonstration at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Watercolor artist Minnie Valero demonstrates the difference between traditional watercolor paper and Yupo, a synthetic waterproof paper. Free. Registration is required.

• BFree Studio presented “The Luminous La Jolla…and Other Lovable Landscapes” at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The event includes an artist talk with La Jollan KathrynAnthony and a digital exhibition of her photography. Free. To sign up, and click Events.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents an inaugural reception for their 30th juried annual exhibition at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Selected artists will be showing their work through Friday, September 2nd. For free.

• The La Jolla Music Society opens their annual SummerFest “Opening Night: Side by Side” Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Conrad Preby’s Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. The performance will include compositions written in collaboration with multiple composers or performed by multiple performers on the same instruments. $53 and up.

Jazmine Mitts will join the La Jolla Theater Ensemble staged reading of “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Glory of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton” on Saturday, July 30th and Monday, August 1st.

(Courtesy of the La Jolla Theater Company)

• The theater company La Jolla presents a scenic reading by “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Fame of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton” at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30 and 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 1 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The play by Germaine Shames is about a black woman and an English Jewish woman in the segregated world of amateur lawn tennis in the 1950s. $10 suggested donation.

• RB Stevenson Gallery presents an opening reception for “Multiple Insights” at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Featuring paintings and sculptures by a selection of gallery artists, the exhibition runs through Saturday 27 August. For free.

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

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

• The La Jolla Music Society presents “Open Rehearsal II” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2 at Conrad Preby’s Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. Guests can watch a rehearsal for SummerFest and chat with the artists during a post-rehearsal Q&A session. Free.

• Warwick’s Bookstore showcases Author Karen Cushman at 12pm Wednesday 3 August online. Cushman will discuss her new book, War and Millie McGonigle, in conversation with San Diego History Center Board Member Debby Parrish and Warwick Children’s Bookseller Sonia Teder-Moore. Free.

• The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association present a art exhibition through Friday, August 5, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Twelve artists show 70 works in a media mix of acrylic, oil, digital and photography. Free.

Art by Chris Thorson will be featured in Quint Gallery's New Sculpture exhibit beginning Saturday, August 6 in La Jolla.

Art by Chris Thorson will be featured in Quint Gallery’s New Sculpture exhibit beginning Saturday, August 6 in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Quint Gallery)

• Gifts from Quint Gallery “New Sculpture” beginning Saturday, August 6, 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Featuring works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Puzio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson, the exhibition will include an artist talk and opening reception on Saturday, August 13 at 5 p.m. The exhibition runs until Saturday 17 September. For free.

• Friends of the La Jolla Library present “Ode to the Blue Forest”through Saturday, August 13, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features cyanotypes by La Jolla photographer and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter. Free.

• La Jolla Playhouse gifts“Here are blueberries”through Sunday, August 21 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play is about an album of never-before-seen World War II photographs discovered by archivists at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. $25 and

• L&G Projects presents the exhibition“Here comes the Sun”through Saturday, August 27, 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The show shows works by the Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. Free.

• Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society“Voices from the Rez”through Sunday, September 4, 780 Prospect St. The exhibit is intended to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the artworks they created. Free.

Galas & Events

• The La Jolla Community Center houses a“Member Appreciation Grill & Chill”at 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Everyone is welcome to the event with burgers, hot dogs and beer. Free for Community Center members; $25 for non-members. Registration is required.

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