Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “San Diego’s Post-Pandemic Recovery” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Philippe Molnar, a San Diego Union-Tribune a journalist covering residential real estate and the San Diego economy, will talk about the local housing market, economy and interest rates. Free.

• The International Institute at UC San Diego presents “Humility as the key to peace, prosperity and progress” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, on Zoom. Professor Fayyaz Baqir’s lecture, part of the Vivian G. Prins Scholar at Risk lecture series, will focus on the work of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Pakistan. Free.

• Scripps Research presents “Adopt a new vision of vital signs” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, online. During the Front Row series lecture, Dr. Jay Pandit will discuss some of the promises and challenges of collecting longitudinal vital signs data and provide an update on the purpose of continuous pressure measurement. blood pressure without a cuff. Free.

• Design Lab of UC San Diego and California 100 present “Climate Risk Reduction and Technology” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, online and at the UCSD Design & Innovation Building, Room 202, Matthews Lane and Voight Drive, La Jolla. The conference, part of the “Designing California’s Future” series, will feature a panel of industry leaders. Free.

• The Pen to Paper Writing Course takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657

Families & children

• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents a 3D design workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18 at 7555 Draper Avenue. Participants ages 7-17 can learn to design and print their own bunny’s foot keychain. Free. Register on

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “So you want to be an astronaut?” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at 7555 Draper Ave. Former NASA astronaut James Hansen Newman, a graduate of La Jolla High School, will read a story, discuss his four space shuttle missions, and answer questions. Free.

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Zen Soul Balance Sound Bath with Jeny Dawson” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $55.

arts & culture

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present “On Broadway! A New Look at the Broadway Musical’ on Thursday, April 14, directed by Jacquelyne Silver.

(Courtesy of Athenaeum Music and Art Library)

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “On Broadway! A New Look at the Broadway Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The lecture series, led by Jacquelyne Silver, will continue at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 and 28. $18 per lecture for Athenaeum members; $23 for non-members.

• The La Jolla Community Center features 20 La Jolla High School students performing songs from their production of “West Side Story” at noon on Friday, April 15 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is mandatory.

• UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts presents a guest lecture with Hyphen Labs at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 15, online. Free.

• RB Stevenson Gallery presents an opening reception for the exhibition “Balance Act” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit, featuring new paintings and drawings by Arizona artist Robert Cocke, will run through Tuesday, May 17. Free.

• The Beaumont restaurant presents Woody and the Harrelsonsin concert at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at 5662 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. Free. (858) 459-0474

• La Jolla artist Edna Pines showcases her nature-inspired paintings of seascapes, birds, flowers, and more in the exhibit“The Many Shades of Us”until Sunday, April 17 at BFree Studio, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla.

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Bhangin’ It: A New Musical” through Sunday, April 17 at the Mandell Weiss Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. $25 and up.

• The San Diego Repertory Theater wraps up the second annual Black Voices Reading Series with “Backing Track” by R. Eric Thomas at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, online and at a watch party at the Lyceum Theater, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Pay what you

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Susan Meissner at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Meissner will discuss the new paperback edition of his book “The Nature of Fragile Things”. Free. Reserved seating and a copy of the book are available for $17.

• Adventures by the Book Presents “Book Bingo (Make new friends, but keep old ones)” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, online. The event will feature authors Susan Meissner, Marie Bostwick, Janie Chang, Kristina McMorris, Lian Dolan and Robin Oliviera. Free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents an “ethno-chaos” Ukrainian folk group Dakha Brakha at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at 7600 Fay Ave. Guests will have the option to donate to relief efforts in Ukraine or directly support the group, whose members have families in Ukraine. $62.

• Namus Classics presents “시음 /si-úm/” with classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The concert will include Kim’s performance mixed with poetry and black and white photography. “/si-úm/” is a coined word meaning poetry and music in Korean. $48.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents three exhibitions until Saturday, April 30 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Mix the Familiar / Now Not Then”, featuring two- and three-dimensional works by Northern California artists Lynn Criswell and Michael Bishop is in the Clayes Gallery; “The Light That Never Goes Out” divine images combined with contemporary secular pop images by Lenore Hughes, can be found in the Rotunda Gallery; and “Liminality” artists’ books by Niki de Saint Phalle, can be found in the North reading room of Max & Melissa Elliott. Free.

• The Quint gallery presents “Bounteous: a collective exhibition” until Saturday, May 21, at 7655 and 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features many of the artists the Quint Gallery has exhibited over the years, with styles including Californian light and space, abstraction, photography, drawing, and sculpture.

• The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition “Mark of Suvero” through Saturday, June 25, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes drawings and sculptures in steel. Free.

Galas & events

• The La Jolla Community Center presents a half day trip to Green Dragon Tavern & Museum and Carlsbad Flower Fields departure at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, from the Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $45 for community center members; $60 for non-members; includes lunch.

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents its Artisan Table Signature Wine Dinner Series start at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at AR Valentien Restaurant, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will include a communal meal accompanied by Foxen Vineyard & Winery wines, as well as winemakers Dick Doré and Jenny Williamson Doré. $225.

• Upgrade La Jolla gifts“Make La Jolla’s Day Better”at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at 700 Prospect St. The event will include a family art project organized by the staff of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, a milkweed giveaway to promote the butterfly population in the village, an Urban Corps worker demonstration of eco-friendly equipment, music provided by Ron Jones and the La Jolla City Council, and the opportunity to chat with community organization leaders and the San Diego City Councilman, Joe LaCava, whose District 1 includes La Jolla. Free. [email protected]

The Jewish Family Service will hold its Heart & Soul Gala on April 30, featuring honorees Danielle and Brian Miller of La Jolla.

The Jewish Family Service of San Diego will present its annual Heart & Soul Gala on Saturday, April 30, featuring honorees Danielle and Brian Miller of La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Jewish Family Service of San Diego)

• The Jewish Family Service of San Diego presents its annual reportHeart & Soul Galaat 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, online and at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event will include a celebration of Jewish Family Service 2022 Mitzvah winners, including La Jolla residents Danielle and Brian Miller. Join the waitlist or register for the virtual gala at

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