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

of la jolla lights presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

lecture and study

• 41st Annual Sanford Burnham Prebys Symposium, Organelle Biology in Health and Disease, will be held on Friday, October 7, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel, 10950 N. Torrey Pines Road. This event will showcase scientists who have made significant contributions to the study of cellular organelle structure and function. $50 and up.

• Gifts from King’s Cross Church“Explore Life”Sunday through November 20th at 6pm at 7818 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. Forums discuss spirituality and are open to anyone regardless of religion.

Pen to Paper Writing Class Held every Thursday at 1:00 pm at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are open to her 18+ writers of all experience levels. free. (858) 552-1657

family and children

• La Jolla/Riford Library says “ Pinata Meets Jeepney: Storytime in Spanish and Tagalog” Monday, October 3rd at 4:00 pm at 7555 Draper Ave. Bilingual talk time includes piñatas and crafts in celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Filipino-American History Month. free.

• La Jolla/Lifford Library and Warwick Bookstore “A Little Book of Joy” with Rafael Lopez Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. at 7555 Draper Ave. Illustrator Lopez explains his new book, The Little Book of Joy: His Holiness and the Dalai Llama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Free; copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Health & fitness

• Giveaway at the La Jolla Community Center “Yoga 101: Introduction” Thursday, September 29, 2:30 PM, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. This workshop introduces participants to the eight fundamental principles of the philosophy and science of yoga. $10 for community center members. $20 for

• Pineapple Live Present “Novodia”Saturday, October 1, 9am-2pm at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The event includes yoga, sound baths, breathwork, guided meditations, reiki, massages, workshops and more. $50 and

• Gifts from La Jolla Woman’s Club “Gentle Yoga” It’s 11:30 am on Thursday and the address is 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly classes are for all levels and are open to the public. $15.

art and culture

• The University of California, San Diego Libraries held their 22nd Annual toy piano festival Noon on Thursday, September 29, in the Seuss Room of the Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The festival will include a new work for toy piano by Scott Paulson. free. e-mail

• The Lot La Jolla gift “Cinema Circle” Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m., 7611 Fay Ave. The Australian/Ni-Vanuatu film ‘Tanna’ will premiere on Thursday 6th October. Includes large popcorn and soda or wine.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library launches a series of jazz concerts.Willie Jones III Quintet Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. The performance features Jones on drums, former “Tonight Show” band his member Ralph Moore on tenor sax, Sandiegan Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Sam Hirsch on piano and Luca Alemanno on bass. $114 for his three concert series for Athenaeum members. $129 for non-members. Individual concerts are $40 for a member. $45 for

• Gifts at Hennessey’s Tavern arthur and his knight Friday, September 30th at 4pm, 7811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. Arthur Hammons leads the show with new songs and requested favorites. Later, Hammons and keyboardist Jim Guerin’s birthday party is held at Hammons’ La Jolla mansion. free. Text his RSVP at the party at (858) 699-1353.

• BFree Studio isMary McLaren Until Friday, September 30th.

• Girard Gourmet will hold a reception “Patty’s soul lives on!” Monday, October 3 at 5:00 pm, 7837 Girard Ave., La Jolla.40 years retrospective exhibition of his later years Patty Coperiderart funds scholarships Ateneum School of Artsand lasts until October. free.

Warwick’s bookstore presents author Elin Hilderbrand at La Jolla on Monday, October 3rd.

(Little Brown & Company)

Warwick’s bookstore introduces authors Erin Hilderbrand Monday, October 3 at 5:00 pm, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Hilderbrand attends her handshake event and signs her new book Endless Summer: Stories. $29; includes a copy of the book and admission for two of her.

• La Jolla Music Society Launches 54th Season Apollon Musaguete Quartet & Garrick Olson It takes place on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 pm at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center at 7600 Fay Ave. The performance is part of the Level Chamber Music Series. $31 and up.

south african film festival will be returned online from Saturday, October 8th through Tuesday, October 18th. Chaired by La Jolla resident Brenda Sachs, the festival will stream drama, comedy and documentaries that explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa. $75 and up.

• La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association Art exhibition Monday, October 10th through 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibit features nearly 50 works by local artists Beverly Bullock, Chris Conroe, Dan Kilgore, Eileen Mandel, Jose Luis Nunez and Mark Sherman. free.

• La Jolla/Riford Library photo exhibition Jordan Burdin Through Saturday, October 15th, 7555 Draper Ave will feature portraits and stories of local homeless people. The show doubles as a fundraiser for Humanity Showers, which provides pop-up showers for homeless people. The library is also soliciting donations of socks and hygiene products. free.

• Exhibition by RB Stevenson Gallery “near and far” Paintings by artists Mieko Hara and David Ivan Clark will be on display at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla through Saturday, October 15th. free.

• Giveaway at La Jolla Playhouse “Christina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord” Through Sunday, October 16th at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play is about Wong’s work in building a community in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. $25 and up.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will be presenting three exhibits at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla through Saturday, November 5th. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” takes a closer look at the life work of Fredman (1925–2020). His 70-year art career has yielded an eclectic body of work produced by experimentation with unusual formats and unconventional materials. “Derek Bosher: Occupation” is a visual overview of the various humorous occupations represented by Bossier’s distinctive head. “Aiming for 100 people” A selection from the Athenaeum’s Erika and Fred Torri artist book collection. free.

• Gifts from the La Jolla Historical Society “Smallest Show on Earth: Paper Theater Investigated” It will be held at 780 Prospect Street through Sunday, January 22nd. The exhibit features paper theater replicas, posters and accessories showcasing iconic local stages from last year. free.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Alexis Smith: The American Way in La Jolla through Sunday, February 5th.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Alexis Smith: The American Way in La Jolla through Sunday, February 5th.

(Elisabeth Fraust)

• Exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art“Alexis Smith: The American Way” Until Sunday, February 5th at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibit showcases Smith’s mixed media collages, which have had a profound impact on film, literature, and pop culture. $

gala and event

• Giveaway at the La Jolla Community Center“Summer ‘Wine’ Down” Wine TastingFriday, September 30, 6:30 pm, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. 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 isschool visitOn Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 am, Kevin Hall will give a campus tour at 750 Nautilus Street, followed by class demonstrations and refreshments. free.

• Provided by the non-profit Positive Movement Foundation“Cocktails for a Cause: A Homage to the Roaring Twenties”Saturday, October 1st at 7pm at Joan Waite’s La Jolla Mansion. The evening includes craft his cocktails, dining, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more. $99 and up.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Return along Girard Avenue Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9 from 10am-6pm. More than 160 jury artists will exhibit various media. The event will also feature family-friendly activities, music and more. General admission free. The Wine & Beer Garden is a ticketed event.

• The 1972 La Jolla High School class:50th reunionSaturday, October 22, at 5:00 pm, Albers’ House, 2340 Paseo Dorado, La Jolla. Food and drink will be provided. $25.

• Bob Vogut is“LJHS 100th Anniversary Reunion”Saturday, October 22nd at 6pm, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. Events for her 21+ alumni or friends at La Jolla High School include musical performances, food, drinks and souvenirs. $

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