Best Bets: A Quick Guide to Online and Live Entertainment

This is an ongoing series of online events that can be hosted on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Reading and learning

Michael Bollong will speak during Scripps Research’s “The Hunt for Regenerative Drugs” webcast on Wednesday, June 29th.

(Don Boomer)

• Scripps Research presents “The Hunt for Regenerative Medicines” at 13:00 Wednesday, June 29, online. During the Front Row lectures, Michael Bollong will talk about how his laboratory uses high-throughput technologies and large-scale chemical methods to find drugs that accelerate the body’s natural healing powers. Free.Frontrow.scripps.edu

• Tea Writing course from pen to paper held on Thursdays at 1pm at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18 and over of any experience level. Free. (858) 552-1657

Families and children

• Warwick Bookshop presents HarperCollins book truck at 10:00 am on Friday, June 24 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. A converted ice cream truck will pull up in front of the store, filled with prizes and stories for children and families. Free.

• The La Jolla/Riford library features a “children’s folk” group. hype at 4:00 pm on Friday, June 24 at 7555 Draper Ave. Free. lajollalibrary.org

Health & Fitness

• Meditation teacher Erhard Vogel presents “Nataraja Center for Meditation and Yoga Open Lecture” at 5:45 pm, Monday, June 27, online and in a private home in La Jolla. Vogel will tell you how to direct your mind, emotions, body, feelings, intellect and intuition to your advantage. Free; donations are accepted. Call (858) 395-4033 or email info@yogameeditationnataraja.org to book and get an address.

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

art and culture

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present artist demonstration at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 23 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Local artist Beverly Brock will demonstrate acrylic pouring. Light refreshments will be served. Free. ljcommunitycenter.org

• Warwick Bookshop presents the authorGeraldine Brooks at 16:00 Thursday, June 23, online. Brooks will discuss his new book, The Horse, with author Michael Lewis. Free. warwicks.com/event/geraldine-brooks-2022

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Julie Clark at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 23 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Clarke will discuss and sign her new book, The Lies I Tell. Free or $27.99 for reserved seat and book copy. warwicks.com/event/clark-2022

• UC San Diego QI Gallery presents the exhibition “ #RetroTeam” through Thursday, June 23 at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Visual Arts Chair Ricardo Dominguez is based on initiatives and art at the intersection of technology, political activism and critical theory. Free. Email mailgalleryqi@ucsd.edu.

• La Jolla United Methodist Church Altar Choir presents its Summer pop concert at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 24 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The program will include music from Les Misérables and then ice cream. Free; donations are accepted.

• Amateur pianists present 2022 San Diego International Piano Competition and Festival for Distinguished Amateurs Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26 at 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The event is a presentation for amateur pianists aged 25 and over from all over the world where they can compete or perform. Free. AmateursPianists.org

• Tasende Gallery presents an exhibition “Mark di Suvero” through Saturday, June 25 at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes drawings and steel sculptures. Free. tasendegallery.com

• La Jolla Presbyterian Church presents “Requiem for the Living – A Prayer for Repose” at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 26 at 7715 Draper Ave. The church choir will perform accompanied by the orchestra. Free. Registration is recommended. ljpres.org/concert-series

• Warwick Bookshop presents La Jollan Blair Sadler at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 28 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Sadler will discuss his new book, (P) Luck: Lessons We Learned for Better Health and the World, co-authored with his brother Alfred Sadler. Free or $19.99 for a reserved seat and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/sadler-2022

• Gifts “Adventures in the book” “Second Husband: A Virtual Fireside Adventure” at 16:00 Wednesday, June 29, online. Author Kate White will discuss her new novel The Second Husband. Free. bit.ly/ABBJune29

• BFree Studio presents “Painting and clay: an abstract language” until Wednesday, June 29 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features new work by John Ratajkowski, Sylvia Tello Trumbull and Richard Trumbull. Free. bfreestudio.net

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents “Art from the Garden” through Thursday, June 30 at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features paintings dedicated to the Secret Garden of La Jolla. Free.

• Gallery Quint presents an exhibition “Stars” until Saturday, July 30 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The solo exhibition features large-scale works by Gary Lang. Free. quintgallery.com

Works by twelve artists are on display at the La Jolla Community Center until Friday, August 8th.  5.

Works by twelve artists are on display at the La Jolla Community Center until Friday, August 8th. 5.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present exhibition art until Friday, Aug. 5, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Twelve artists showcase 70 works made in a variety of media, including acrylic, oil, digital graphics and photography. Free. lajollaartassociation.org

• L&G Projects presents the exhibition“Here Comes the Sun”until Saturday, Aug. 27, 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. Free. Landgprojects.com

Gala and events

• San Diego City Councilman Joe LaCava, whose District 1 includes La Jolla, represents“Java with LaCava”at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at 3585 Governor’s Drive, Standley Park, University City. The event is an opportunity to share thoughts and questions about district and citywide issues. Free.

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Send your potential customers to efrausto@lajollalight.com.

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