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Best Bets: A Quick Guide to Online Entertainment and Personal Experiences

The La Jolla Light This offers an ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

lectures and learning

• 41st annual session Sanford Burnham Bribes Seminar, “Organic Biology in Health and Disease,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 7, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 N. Torrey Pines Road. The event will feature scientists who have made important contributions to the study of the structure and function of the cellular organelle. $50 and up.

• Presents Kings Cross Church“Explore life”6 p.m. Sunday through November 20 at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave. , La Jolla. Forums will discuss spirituality and are open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

• Thepaper writing pen It takes place at 1 p.m. Thursday at the La Jolla/Raeford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly chapter is open to writers 18 and up of all experience levels. free. (858) 552-1657

Families and children

The La Jolla/Raeford Library Presents Piñata Meets Jeepney: Spanish and Tagalog Storytime” at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, at 7555 Draper Ave. The bilingual story time will include a pinata and craft celebrating Hispanic heritage and the months of Filipino American history. free.

• There is La Jolla/Raeford Library and Warwick Library “Little Book of Joy” with Rafael Lopez 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, at 7555 Draper Ave. Painter Lopez will discuss his new book, “The Little Book of Joy: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.” free; Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Health and fitness

• Presents the La Jolla Community Center “Yoga 101: An Introduction” 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at 6811 La Jolla Street. The workshop will introduce participants to the eight fundamental principles of yoga philosophy and science. $10 for community center members; $20 for

• Offers Pineapple Live “Nouveau Dia”9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. The event will include yoga, sound bath, breathing, guided meditation, reiki, massage, workshops and more. $50 and

• Presents the La Jolla Women’s Club “gentle yoga” 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly class for all levels and open to the public. $15.

arts and culture

• The University of California, San Diego Library presents its 22nd annual session piano game festival Noon Thursday, September 29, in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The festival will include new piano works by Scott Paulson. free. E-mail

• Displays Lot La Jolla “Cinema Circle” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at 7611 Fay Ave. The Chinese movie will feature “Better Days”, followed by a live discussion of the film. Australian/Ni-Vanuatu movie “Tanna” will be released Thursday 6 October at $25; Includes large popcorn and soda or wine.

• Athens Music and Arts Library launches jazz concert series with DrWillie Jones 3rd quintet 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. The show will feature Jones on drums, former Tonight Show member Ralph Moore on Tenor Sax, San Diegan Gilbert Castellanos on Trump, Sam Hirsch on piano and Luca Alemanno on bass. $114 for a three-party series for Athena members; $129 for non-members. Singles parties $40 for members; $45 for

• Presents Hennessey’s Tavern Arthur and his knights 4 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at 7811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. Arthur Hammons will lead the show with new songs and wanted favourites. It will follow Hammons’ birthday party and keyboardist Jim Guerin at the La Jolla headquarters in Hammons. free. Text (858) 699-1353 to the party’s RSVP.

• BFree Studio presents an art gallery featuring worksMary McLaren Through Friday 30th September.

• Girard Gourmet hosts a reception for “Batty’s soul lives on!” 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3, at 7837 Girard Ave. , La Jolla. 40 years retrospective from the late Patty CoopersArt will fund scholarships for Atheneum School of ArtIt will last until October. free.

Warwick Library will present author Ellen Hilderbrand on Monday, October 3rd in La Jolla.

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• Warwick Library Presents the Author Ellen Hilderbrand 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3, at 7812 Girard Ave. , La Jolla. Hilderbrand will be participating in a meet-and-greet and signing her new book, Endless Summer: Stories. $29; Includes a book copy and admission for two people.

• La Jolla Music Society launches its 54th season with Apollon Musajeti Quartet and Garrick Olson 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, at the Conrad Priebus Center for the Performing Arts, 7600 Phi Street. The show is part of the Revelle Chamber Music Series. $31 and up.

• The South African Film Festival Returns Saturday, October 8th through Tuesday, October 18th online. The festival, chaired by La Jolla resident Brenda Sachs, will broadcast dramas, comedies and documentaries that explore South African culture, history and politics. $75 and up.

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Society presenting Art gallery Until Monday, October 10, at 6811 La Jolla Street. The gallery features around 50 pieces by local artists Beverly Brook, Chris Conroe, Dan Kilgore, Elaine Mandel, Jose Luis Nunez and Mark Sherman. free.

• Presents La Jolla Library / Rayford A photography gallery by Jordan Verdin Shows photos and stories of the homeless in the area through Saturday, October 15, at 7555 Draper Ave. The show doubles as a fundraiser for Humanity Showers, which provides showers and pop-ups for the homeless. The library is simultaneously collecting donations of socks and hygiene products. free.

• RB Stevenson Gallery presents the gallery “Near and Far” During Saturday, October 15, at 7661 Gerrard Street, La Jolla, it displays paintings by artists Miko Hara and David Evan Clark. free.

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord” Until Sunday, October 16, at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play is about Wong’s work to build community in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. $25 and up.

• The Athens Library of Music and the Arts presents three exhibitions through Saturday, November 5 at 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” It is an intimate view of the life of Friedman (1925-2020), whose 70-year career has produced an eclectic body of work driven by experimentation using unusual formats and unconventional materials. Derek Boucher: Professions is a visual survey of the various humorous professions presented in Boshier’s signature heads. “work about a hundred” It is a selection from the Athenaeum’s artist Erika and Fred Torri’s collection of books. free.

• Presents the La Jolla Historical Society “The Smallest Show on Earth: Exploring Paper Theatres” Until Sunday, January 22, at 780 Prospect Street, the gallery displays paper theater replicas, posters, and accessory exhibits showcasing popular domestic stages from last year. free.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego presents

The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego is presenting “Alexis Smith: The American Way” through Sunday, February 5 in La Jolla.

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• Presents the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego“Alexis Smith: The American Way” Until Sunday, February 5, at 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. The gallery showcases Smith’s multimedia collages, which draw heavily on films, literature, and pop culture. $

Celebrations and events

• Presents the La Jolla Community CenterWine tasting “summer” wine6:30 p.m. Friday, September 30th at 6811 La Jolla Street. The event will feature six wines from the Loire Valley in France and Paso Robles and Lodi in California. $25 for Community Center members; $40 for

• La Jolla High School offers aschool tourAt 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, at 750 Nautilus St. Kevin Hall will lead a tour of the campus, followed by in-class demonstrations and refreshments. free.

• Presents the Nonprofit Positive Movement FoundationCocktail for a Cause: An Appreciation of the Roaring TwentiesIt’s 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at the La Jolla estate of Joanne Wett. The evening will include handcrafted cocktails, food, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more. $99 and up.

• The La Jolla Arts and Wine Festival Returns 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday October 8-9, along Gerrard Street. Over 160 legal artists will show in a variety of media. The event will also include family-friendly activities, music, and more. free general admission; Wine & Beer Garden is a special event.

• La Jolla High School will celebrate its founding in 197250 . reunionIt’s 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at Albers’ home, 2340 Paseo Dorado, La Jolla. Food and drinks will be served. $25.

• Presented by Bob Vogt“LJHS Centenary Reunion”6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at the Conrad Pribes Center for the Performing Arts, 7600 Fay Street, La Jolla. The event for any La Jolla High School alumni or friend of 21 or more will include musical performances, food, drinks, and memorabilia. $

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