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 a investment club at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, online. The new monthly club is designed to provide tips and ideas on how to invest and grow your money with Certified Financial Planner John Weinstein. 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

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Art class with Mel” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 at 7555 Draper Avenue. Artist Mel Clarkston will lead the monthly class, teaching different techniques and art projects. The program, funded by the nonprofit Friends of the La Jolla Library, is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Supplies are provided. Free. Registration is mandatory.

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

Clockwise from top left: Alexandra Espinoza, Marti Gobel, R. Eric Thomas and Darren Canady are the star playwrights of San Diego Repertory Theater’s Black Voices reading series, which begins Monday March 28.

(Courtesy of San Diego Rep)

• The San Diego Repertory Theater opens the second edition Black Voices Reading Series with “Homeridae,” written by Alexandra Espinoza and directed by UC San Diego drama professor Stephen Buescher, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, online. A different piece will air each Monday highlighting black experiences. Upcoming plays are Marti Gobel’s “Food Day” on April 4, Darren Canady’s “Reparations” on April 11, and R. Eric Thomas’ “Backing Track” on April 18, with a watch party at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. Pay what you can.

• La Jolla artist Edna Pines showcases her nature-inspired paintings of seascapes, birds, flowers, and more in the exhibit “The Many Shades of Us” Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 17 at BFree Studio, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Free.

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Kate Quinn at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, online. Quinn will talk about her new book, “The Diamond Eye”. Free.

• DG Wills Books presents the film historian Stephane Michael Shearer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Shearer will talk about her new book, “Glamour and Style: The Beauty of Hedy Lamarr.” Free.

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents La Jolla First Friday Art Walk at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at various locations in the Village. Several galleries will be open and food and entertainment will be offered in partnership with local businesses. Free.

The Perry Gallery presents an open house at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at 2218 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla Shores. The event will include wine and light refreshments as well as paintings by many local artists. Free.

Story and Tune (Karyn Thurston and Ben Grace) will perform at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on April 1.

Story and Tune (Karyn Thurston and Ben Grace) will perform as part of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Acoustic Evening Series with Jefferson Jay on Friday, April 1.

(Courtesy of Athenaeum Music and Art Library)

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library opens the three concerts Acoustic Evening with Jefferson Jay at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The series, curated and hosted by San Diego Music Hall of Fame founder Jay, begins with Greg Douglass, Fred Benedetti and Story and Tune. It continues Friday April 8 with Jay and Michael James, Whitney Shay and Trails and Rails, and concludes Friday April 29 with Lisa Sanders, Yale Strom and Jeff Pekarek and Sutton James. $15 per concert for Athenaeum members or $39 for the series; $20 per concert for non-members or $54 for the series.

• The San Diego Choral Consortium presents “San Diego sings!” Party 2022” at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. Five San Diego County choirs will perform each session. $23 per session.

• The seaside quartet presents a concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Music by Tomaso Albinoni, Astor Piazzolla and Mel Bonis will be performed by Philip Tyler, Brenda Miller Martin, Päivikki Nykter and Cecilia Kim. Free.

• Musica Vivace, based in La Jolla, presents “Self Reflection” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Dominic Cheli will perform works by Clara Schumann, Liszt/Schubert, Brahms and Mussorgsky. $

• The Beaumont restaurant presents Rosedale in concert at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at 5662 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. Free. (858) 459-0474

• Clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh gives the concert “At Home Inside” with five other Silkroad Ensemble musicians and visual artist Kevork Mourad at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. $36 to $70. (858) 459-3728.

• Yiddishland California presents a drawing session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. Weekly sessions, featuring a live model and moderator, are for artists of all levels. No instructions or supplies are provided. Suggested donation of $10. E-mail [email protected]

• La Jolla Music Society presents Matthias Goerne and Seong-Jin Cho at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave. The vocal concert will feature baritone Goerne and pianist Cho performing a selection of works by Wolf, Pfitzner, Strauss and Wagner. $31 and up.

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Roman-Slavic Masterpieces” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will feature works by Mendelssohn and Dvorak performed by violinist Yueun Kim, violist Erik Rynearson, cellist Michael Kaufman and pianist Samuel Glicklich. $

• Point Loma Playhouse presents Charles Ludlam’s “The Artificial Jungle” directed by La Jollan Robert Salerno, through Sunday, April 10, at 3035 Talbot St., Point Loma. The cast includes La Jollan Dori Salois. $22.

• La Jolla Presbyterian Church Presents “After the Masters: The Four Gospels in Collage” until Sunday, April 10, at 7715 Draper Ave. The exhibit features multimedia images by artist Karen Sangren. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon Friday, and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Free.

• 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 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” featuring divine imagery combined with contemporary secular pop imagery by Lenore Hughes, is 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 ranging from Californian light and space, to abstraction, photography, drawing, and sculpture. Free.

Galas & events

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents its annual report“Celebrating Craftsmanship”food festival at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3 at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will feature locally grown ingredients, local wine and craft beer. $195.

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email your leads to [email protected]


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