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

This is a continuation of online activities and in-person activities.

Lessons & learning

• Global Hong Kong Studies @ University of California, UC San Diego International Institute and others present “The Transformation of Hong Kong’s Civil Society” at 4 pm Friday, November 4, online. A panel of experts will discuss how Hong Kong has adjusted and changed after the National Security Law. Free.

The La Jolla Community Center will provide

The 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)

• The La Jolla Community Center provides “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 10, online. Julia Civardi will discuss the non-profit she founded, the Soteria Precision Medicine Foundation. Free.

• The League of Women Voters San Diego presents “2022 Election Review: Implications of the Midterm Results for the Future at the State, Community and National Level” at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 10, in the seventh-floor conference room 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 summarize the results of the election. Free.

• King’s Cross Church donates “Life Considered” at 6 pm Sunday through Nov. 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. The forums discuss spirituality and are open to anyone, regardless of religion. Free.

• The Pen to Paper writing class held at 1 pm Thursday at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18 and older of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657

Family and children

• The La Jolla Village Merchants Association provides “Fall Back Storytime and Scavenger Hunt” and 11 a.m. Sunday, November 6, at Sotheby’s Plaza, 1111 Prospect St. The La Jolla/Riford Library’s Katia Graham and Warwick’s Storytime Sonia will read aloud at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Participants can visit local vendors, solve puzzles and collect free gifts. Free.

Health & fitness

• The Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center offers its services “Fundamental Meditation Series” at 5:45 pm Monday, November 7, online and in person in La Jolla. Meditation teacher Erhard Vogel will lead the discussion. Free; donations will be accepted. Call Pam at (858) 395-4033 or email [email protected] to reserve a place and receive an address.

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

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Arts & culture

• Qualcomm Institute opens exhibits “Being: An Active Musical Journey in VR” at 5 pm Thursday, Nov. 3, at UC San Diego’s Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The operatic virtual reality experience is based on a poem written by the 13th century Persian poet Mowlana Rumi and will run until Friday, December 2. Free. Register to open via email at [email protected]. For more information, visit

• The La Jolla Music Society presents “Nat Geo Live: Exploring Mars” at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7600 Fay Ave. NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins will talk about unlocking the secrets of Earth and the final chapter of Mars exploration. $20 and up.

• The La Jolla Village Merchants Association provides “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” and 4 p.m. Friday, November 4, at various locations in The Village. Several garages will be open late, and food and entertainment will be provided in partnership with local businesses. Free.

• The La Jolla Music Society presents The Third Time at 6:30 and 8:30 pm Saturday, November 5, at The JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. The trio mixes pop and classical music. $55 and up.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents three shows through Saturday, November 5, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Continuing: The Art of Faiya Fredman” is an intimate overview of the life work of Fredman (1925-2020), whose 70-year career has produced an eclectic body of work driven by experimentation with unusual formats and unusual materials. “Derek Boshier: The Works” a visual examination of the various humorous roles played in Boshier’s character themes. “Serving Hundreds” is a selection from the Athenaeum’s Erika and Fred Torri collection of scholarly works. Free.

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents “Seven Series” beginning Sunday, November 6, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The retrospective featuring La Jolla artist Cherry Sweig will include seven of her collections with commentary. Sweig will also offer art exhibitions on different days. Exhibitions will be held until Sunday, December 18. Free.

• The UC San Diego Library provides “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 talk, organized by university librarian Erik Mitchell, will feature Pickett, author of “Sideways” and “The Archivist”; Brian Schottlaender, university librarian emeritus; and Caryn Radick, a digital curator at Rutgers University. Free.

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

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

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center provides “Opera Wednesday” at 7 pm November 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, accompanied by pianist Michelle Scanlan. $10 suggested donation.

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• Warwick’s bookshop presents an artist John Ross Bowie at 7:30 pm Wednesday, November 9, at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Bowie will discuss his new book, “No Man’s Business: A Memoir.” Free, or $27.95 for a reserved seat and book copy.

La Jollan and local 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, November 12, at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

(Contributed by M. Margaret McKeown)

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

• Le Salon de Musiques presents “Schubert, Touch of Heaven” at 4 pm 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.

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “As You Like It” beginning Tuesday, November 15, at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The reimagined production of Shakespeare’s comedy will be performed through Sunday, December 11. $25 and up.

• BFree Studio offers “Things Are Changing” from Thursday, November 3, to Saturday, November 19, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features artwork by local artists Jeff Yeomans and Brent Jacobs. Free.

• Quint Gallery presents “Swank” through Saturday, November 26, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The solo exhibition by Jean Lowe transforms the gallery space into an “unauthorized car dealership,” the centerpiece of which is an 18-foot papier mache replica of an electric Hummer truck.

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• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association presents art exhibit through Friday, December 2, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Featured media includes watercolor, photography, oil, digital art and acrylics from artists Peggy Hinaekian, Eileen Mandela, Gwen Nobil, Dottie Stanley, Salli Sachse and Laura Wheeler.

• Tasende Gallery presents new works 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.

• The La Jolla/Riford Library provides“Re…”through Thursday, January 5, at 7555 Draper Ave. The show stars True Ryndes, Robert Treat and Pat Kelly.

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents“The Smallest Show on Earth: Sports Papers Reviewed”through Sunday, January 22, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibition features theater replica posters, posters and accessories depicting local stages from the past.

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

Galas & events

• La Jolla Country Day School offersopen housefrom noon to 3 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9490 Genesee Ave. Visitors can meet teachers and students, visit classrooms and learn more about the curriculum and community. No RSVP is required. LJCDS is an independent school serving students from age 3 to grade

• Gelson’s gifts“Online tasting with Gelson’s wines”at 6 pm Thursday, Nov. 10. The live class with winemaker Julien Fayard will combine wine and traditional cheese and charcuterie plate. A cheese platter for two with wine will be available for pickup Nov. 9-10 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 preserve and cheese plate; Wine is $29.99 and up. Register on Sunday, November 6,

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

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

(Provided by the San Diego Brewers Guild)

• The San Diego Brewers Association offers abeer gardennoon Sunday, November 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 brews by 14 chefs. $

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers“Beyond the Cellar”at 5 pm Saturday, November 19, at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will feature winemakers and wineries showcasing rare and exclusive vintages that are not available to the public. $250.

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email the lead to [email protected] by Friday afternoon to be published in the next week’s edition.


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