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

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

Education & training

• Global Hong Kong Studies @ University of California, UC San Diego International Institute and others available “Civil Society Reform in Hong Kong” at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, online. A panel of experts will discuss how Hong Kong has changed and changed after the National Security Law. For free. bit.ly/SymposiumHK

La Jolla Community Center will provide

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

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• La Jolla Community Center offers “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, online. Julia Civardi will discuss the non-profit she founded, the Soteria Precision Medicine Foundation. For free. ljcommunitycenter.org/dss

• The League of Women Voters San Diego presents “2022 Election Review: What the Midterm Results Mean for the Future for States, Regions and the Nation” at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 10, in conference room seven at UC San Diego’s Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, 9625 Scholars Drive North, La Jolla. Thad Kousser, a professor in the UCSD Political Science Department, will provide an overview of the election results. For free. bit.ly/ElectionReview

• King’s Cross Church donates gifts “The Light of Life” at 6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. Forums discuss spirituality and are open to everyone, regardless of religion. For free. lifeexploredsd.com

• The Pen to Paper writing class takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18 and older for all events. For free. (858) 552-1657

Families & children

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents “Fall Back Storytime and Scavenger Hunt” at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Sotheby’s Plaza, 1111 Prospect St. Katia Graham of the La Jolla/Riford Library and Sonia’s Storytime of Warwick’s Storytime Sonia will read aloud at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm solve a word puzzle and collect free treats. For free. lajollabythesea.com

Health & fitness

• The Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center provides an overview of it “Basic Meditation Series” at 5:45 pm on Monday, Nov. 7, online and in person in La Jolla. Meditation teacher Erhard Vogel will lead the discussion. For free; donations will be accepted. Call Pam at (858) 395-4033 or email [email protected] to reserve a place and receive an address.

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• The La Jolla Woman’s Club is giving away gifts “Gentle Yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all ages and is open to the public. $15.

Arts & Culture

• Qualcomm will open the exhibition “Being: A Musical Journey in VR” at 5 pm Thursday, Nov. 3, at UC San Diego’s Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The reality show is based on a poem by the 13th century Persian poet, Mowlana Rumi and will continue on Friday, Dec. 2. Free. Register for openings via email at [email protected]. For more information, visit galleryqi.ucsd.edu.

• La Jolla Music Society presents “Nat Geo Live: Exploring Mars” at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7600 Fay Ave. NASA engineer Kobie Boykins will talk about uncovering the mysteries of space and the latest topic of Mars exploration. $20 and up. theconrad.org

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” at 4 o’clock on Friday, Nov. 4, at various locations in The Village. Several buildings will be open late, and food and entertainment will be provided in partnership with local businesses. For free. bit.ly/VMAFirstFriday

• La Jolla Music Society presents The Third Time at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5, at The JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. The trio combines modern and contemporary music. $55 and up. theconrad.org

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents three shows through Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” It’s an intimate look at the life’s work of Fredman (1925-2020), whose 70-year career produced a variety of works inspired by the experimentation of unusual colors and unusual materials. “Derek Boshier: The Work” and a survey of the various comic works presented in Boshier’s famous titles. “Working One Hundred Jobs” and selections from the Athenaeum collection of Erika and Fred Torri. For free. ljathenaeum.org

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents “Seven Series” from Sunday, Nov. 6, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The preview exhibition of La Jolla artist Cherry Sweig will include seven of her works with explanatory comments. Sweig will also present shows on various dates. The show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18. Free. sjbts.org

• UC San Diego Library offers “A Conversation with Author Rex Pickett ’76” at 5:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The discussion, moderated by university librarian Erik Mitchell, will feature Pickett, author of “Sideways” and “The Archivist”; Brian Schottlaender, university librarian; and Caryn Radick, computer archivist at Rutgers University. For free. bit.ly/UCSDPickett

Norma Navarrete will perform as part of the La Jolla Community Center's

Norma Navarrete will perform as part of the La Jolla Community Center’s “Opera Wednesday” on Nov. 9.

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• La Jolla Community Center offers “Opera Wednesday” at 7 pm Nov. 9 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The cast will include soprano Norma Navarrete, mezzo-soprano Mary Boles Allen, tenor Cole Tornberg and baritone Soren Pedersen, along with pianist Michelle Scanlan. $10 paid. ljcommunitycenter.org/ow

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• Warwick Bookstore is hosting a live performance John Ross Bowie at 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Bowie will discuss his new book, “No Man’s Work: A Memoir.” Free, or $27.95 for a reserved seat and book. warwicks.com/event/bowie-2022

La Jollan and common law judge M. Margaret McKeown will discuss her new book Nov.  12 at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

La Jollan and local judge M. Margaret McKeown will discuss her new book on Saturday, Nov. 12, at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

(Contributed by M. Margaret McKeown)

• DG Wills Books presents a La Jolla judge and author M. Margaret McKeown at 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. McKeown will discuss his new book, “Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas.” For free. dgwillsbooks.com

• Le Salon de Musiques presents “Schubert, Touch of Heaven” at 4pm Sunday. Nov. 13, at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will feature violinist Ambroise Aubrun, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Francois Chouchan. $95. lesalondemusiques.com

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “The Way You Like It” from Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. A reimagined production of Shakespeare’s romantic drama will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org

• BFree Studio offers “It Can Change” from Thursday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features artwork by local artists Jeff Yeomans and Brent Jacobs. For free. bfreestudio.net

• Quint Gallery gifts “Swank” through Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Jean Lowe’s solo exhibition transforms the museum into an “illegal car dealership,” the centerpiece of which is an 18-foot papier mache replica of a Hummer electric car. For free.quintgallery.com

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• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a slide show until Friday, Dec. 2, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Featured works include watercolor, drawing, oil, digital art and acrylics from artists Peggy Hinaekian, Eileen Mandela, Gwen Nobil, Dottie Stanley, Salli Sachse and Laura Wheeler. For free.lajollaartassociation.org

• Tasende Gallery offers new purchases by artists Fernando Botero through Thursday, Dec. 22, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes three paintings and three works on paper from Botero’s personal collection. For free.tasendegallery.com

• La Jolla/Riford Library offers“By…”through Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features works by artists True Ryndes, Robert Treat and Pat Kelly. For free.lajollalibrary.org

• La Jolla Historical Society presents“World’s Smallest Exhibition: Paper Exhibitions Explored”until Sunday, Jan. 22, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibition features paper art, posters and other items depicting the sessions of the past years. For free.lajollahistory.org

• Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego offers“Alexis Smith: The American Way”through Sunday, Feb. 5, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Smith-media collages, which draw heavily on film, literature and pop culture. $25.mcasd.org

Galas & events

• La Jolla Country Day School offersopen housefrom noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9490 Genesee Ave. Visitors can meet faculty and students, tour classrooms and learn more about the curriculum and community. No RSVP required. LJCDS is an independent school that serves students from ages 3 through 12.ljcds.org

• Gelson Gifts“Online Tasting with Gelson Wines”at 6 pm Thursday, Nov. 10. A live class with winemaker Julien Fayard will include a wine and cheese ritual with a charcuterie plate. A cheese plate for two with wine will be available for pickup Nov. 9-10 a.m. from Gelson’s Market in Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St.; Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Carlsbad, 7660 El Camino Real. $28.99 for a reservation and cheese plate; wine is $29.99 and up. Register by Sunday, Nov. 6, onbit.ly/GelsonsNov.

The San Diego Brewers Guild will host a beer garden on Sunday, Nov.  13, at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

The San Diego Brewers Guild will host a beer garden on Sunday, Nov. 13, at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

(Provided by the San Diego Brewers Guild)

• The San Diego Brewers Guild presents abeer gardennoon Sunday, Nov. 13, at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event, part of the 14th annual Beer Week, will feature 28 breweries paired with 14 chefs. $145.sdbeer.com/beergarden

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers“After the Cellar”at 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will include winemakers and winery owners showcasing rare and premium vintages that are not available to the public. $250. lodgetorreypines.com/beyond-the-cellar

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you’d like to see here? Email your leads to [email protected] by noon Friday to be published in next week’s magazine.



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