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

This is an ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Lectures and learning

• Global Hong Kong Studies at the University of California, UC San Diego International Institute and others present “The Changing Contours of Hong Kong Civil Society” at 4 pm Friday, November 4, online. A panel of experts will discuss how Hong Kong has adapted and transformed as a result of the National Security Act. Free. bit.ly/SymposiumHK

La Jolla Community Center will present “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” with Julia Civardi on November 10 online.

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

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• La Jolla Community Center presents “Fighting Cancer with Precision Medicine” at 10 am Thursday, November 10, online. Julia Civardi will discuss the non-profit organization she founded, Soteria Precision Medicine Foundation. Free. ljcommunitycenter.org/dss

• San Diego League of Women Voters presents “2022 Election Review: What the Midterm Results Mean for the Future at the State, Local and National Levels” at 7 pm Thursday, November 10, in the seventh floor conference room of the UC San Diego Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, 9625 Scholars Drive North, La Jolla. Thad Kousser, a professor in UCSD’s Department of Political Science, will provide an overview of the election results. Free. bit.ly/Election Review

• King’s Cross Church Gifts “Life Examined” at 6 pm Sundays through November 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. Forums discuss spirituality and are open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. Free. lifeexploredsd.com

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

Families and children

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents “Fall Back Story Time and Scavenger Hunt” at 11am Sunday, November 6, at Sotheby’s Plaza, 1111 Prospect St. solve word puzzles and collect free gifts. Free. lajollabythesea.com

Health and fitness

• The Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center presents a preview of its “Basic 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 are accepted. Call Pam at (858) 395-4033 or email [email protected] to reserve a place and receive the address.

• La Jolla Women’s Club presents “Light yoga” at 11:30 am Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave The weekly class is for all levels and is open to the public. $15.

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Arts and culture

• The Qualcomm Institute opens the exhibit “Becoming: An Interactive Musical Tour in VR” at 5 pm Thursday, November 3, at UC San Diego’s Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The operatic virtual reality experience is based on a poem by the 13th century Persian poet Mowlana Rumi and will run through Friday, December 2. Free. Register for the opening by email at [email protected]. For more information, visit orielqi.ucsd.edu.

• La Jolla Music Society presents “Nat Geo Live: Exploring Mars” at 7 pm Thursday, November 3, at 7600 Fay Ave. NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins will talk about solving the mysteries of space and the latest chapter in 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, November 4, at various locations in the Village. Several galleries will be open late, and food and entertainment will be offered in partnership with local businesses. Free. bit.ly/VMAFirstFriday

• La Jolla Music Society presents Time for Three at 6:30 and 8:30 pm Saturday, November 5, at The JAI, 7600 Fay Ave The trio combines modern pop and classical music. $55 and up. theconrad.org

• The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library presents three exhibitions through Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” is an intimate look at the life work of Fredman (1925–2020), whose 70-year art career has produced an eclectic body of work driven by experimentation with unusual formats and unconventional materials. “Derek Boshier: Vocations” is a visual survey of various comic occupations distributed in Boshier’s characteristic heads. “Working Towards a Hundred” is a selection from the Athenaeum artist Erika and Fred Torri’s book collection. Free. ljathenaeum.org

• St. Gallery Gifts. James “Seven Series” start Sunday, Nov. 6, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. La Jolla artist Cherry Sweig’s retrospective exhibition will feature seven of her collections with descriptive commentaries. Sweig will also provide art displays on different days. The exhibition will run through Sunday, December 18. Free. sjbts.org

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

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

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

(Provided by La Jolla Community Center)

• La Jolla Community Center presents “Opera Wednesday” at 7 pm November 9 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The performers 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. ljcommunitycenter.org/ow

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• Warwick bookshop presents an actor John Ross Bowie at 7:30 pm Wednesday, November 9, at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Bowie will discuss his new book, “No Job for a Man: A Memoir.” Free, or $27.95 for reserved seating and a copy of a book. warwicks.com/event/bowie-2022

La Jollan and local critic M. Margaret McKeown will discuss her new book November 12 at DG Wills Books in La Jolla.

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

(Provided by M. Margaret McKeown)

• DG Wills Books presents La Jolla critic and author M. Margaret McKeown at 7 o’clock Saturday evening, November 12, at 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. McKeown will discuss her new book, “Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas.” Free. dwillsbooks.com

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

• 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 re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy will run through Sunday, December 11. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org

• BFree Studio presents “Subject to change” from Thursday, Nov. 3, until Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit includes paintings by local artists Jeff Yeomans and Brent Jacobs. Free. bfreestudio.net

• Quint Gallery Gifts “Swank” through Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The solo exhibit by Jean Lowe converts the gallery space into an “unauthorized car dealership”, with its centerpiece an 18-foot papier mache replica of an electric Hummer truck. Free.quintgallery.com

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Society present a an art exhibition through Friday, December 2, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Media covered include watercolour, photography, oils, digital art and acrylics by artists Peggy Hinaekian, Eileen Mandela, Gwen Nobil, Dottie Stanley, Salli Sachse and Laura Wheeler. Free.lajollaartassociation.org

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• Tasende Gallery presents new acquisitions by the artist 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. Free.tasendegallery.com

• La Jolla/Riford Library Gifts“Second…”through Thursday, January 5, at 7555 Draper Ave The exhibit features works by artists True Ryndes, Robert Treat and Pat Kelly. Free.lajollalibrary.org

• La Jolla Historical Society presents“Smallest Show on Earth: Paper Theaters Examined”through Sunday, January 22, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit includes paper theater replicas, posters and accessory exhibits that showcase iconic local episodes of the past. Free.lajollahistory.org

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

Galas and events

• La Jolla Country Day School presents aOpen Housefrom noon to 3pm Saturday, November 5, at 9490 Genesee Ave. Guests can meet teachers and students, visit classrooms and learn more about the curriculum and the community. No RSVP required. LJCDS is an independent school serving students from age 3 to grade 12.ljcds.org

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

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

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

(Provided by San Diego Brewers Guild)

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

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines as gifts“Beyond the Cellar”at 5 o’clock Saturday, November 19, at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will feature winemakers and winery owners showcasing rare and extraordinary vintages that are not readily 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 guides to [email protected] by noon on Friday to be published in the following week’s issue.



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