Best Bets: A Quick Guide to Online and In-Person Entertainment and Experiences – 71Bait

This is a running list of online activities and local in-person events.

Lectures & Learning

• That La Jolla Library poetry group Meets Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month so participants can read and share poetry they have written with other poets, both aspiring and experienced. Free. E-mail

• The non-profit Mended Hearts of San Diego presents “Gadgets, gizmos and compassionate care are synonymous with good health” at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13 online and at the San Diego Cardiac Center, 3131 Berger Ave. Susan Taylor, director of external affairs at Scripps Health, will speak. Heart patients are invited. Free. E-mail for the zoom link.

• Yiddishland California presents “Yiddish for Beginners I” online at 1pm Thursdays through Sept 15. Arturo Kerbel will teach basic words and useful phrases. Music and poetry are also featured. $25 per class.

• That Pen to Paper Writing Course held Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly course is open to writers of all experience levels, ages 18+. Free. (858) 552-1657

families & children

• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents a Marine Biology Festival at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 7555 Draper Ave. The event, organized by the library’s Teen Troupe, will feature marine samples provided by a local scientist. Free.


• Buddhi Yoga presents “Mother Daughter Yoga – Inspiring Healthy Friendships with Erica Rood” at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The event is aimed at girls aged 8-12 and their mothers. $49 per pair.

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club Presents “Gentle Yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly course is for all levels and open to the public. $15.

Art and culture

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents its 16th “Flicks on the Bricks” Outdoor Film Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning August 11 at 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. The late director Ernst Lubitsch’s three-week film series is curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando. $15 per movie for Athenaeum members and $20 for non-members or $39 for the series for members and $54 for non-members. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

• Presenting the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library The Harvard Din & Tonics at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Harvard University’s renowned jazz a cappella group will perform songs from a variety of genres. $25.

BFree Studio in La Jolla will present a Photographer’s Talk with Richard Ybarra for its Lights, Night: Neon – Photographs That Glow exhibition on Friday, August 12th.

(Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

• BFree Studio presents a “Photographer Talk” for the exhibition “Lights, Night: Neon – Photographs That Glow” by San Diego artist Richard Ybarra, Friday, August 12 at 5 p.m. Girard Ave. 7857, La Jolla. Ybarra will discuss his photos collected over 40 years. The exhibition runs until Monday 15 August. For

• Quint Gallery will host an artist talk and opening reception for “New Sculpture” at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Featuring works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Puzio, and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson, the exhibition runs through Saturday, September 17. For free.

• DG Wills Books introduces film historiansNoah Isenberg at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Isenberg talks about his book Bill Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna. Free.

Benjamin Thiele-Long's Stellarum Chamber Choir will perform in La Jolla on Saturday, August 13th.

Benjamin Thiele-Long’s Stellarum Chamber Choir will perform in La Jolla on Saturday, August 13th.

(Courtesy of Benjamin Thiele-Long)

• That Stellarum Chamber Choir is presenting a concert on Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The 12-strong amateur choir is conducted by Benjamin Thiele-Long.

• Friends of the La Jolla Library present “Ode to the Blue Forest” through Saturday, August 13 at Draper Ave. 7555. The exhibit features cyanotypes by La Jolla photographer and oceanographer Oriana Poindexter. Free.

• The La Jolla Music Society Presents “ The Wagner Effect” at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at 7600 Fay Ave. $48 and up.

• Warwick Bookstores, Book Passage, Books Inc., Copperfield’s and Skylight Books feature the author Julian Barnes at 12.00 p.m. Wednesday 17 August, online. Barnes will be speaking about his new book, Elizabeth Finch. Free.

• The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association are hosting a reception for their new art exhibition at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibition features approximately 50 works by local artists Beverly Brock, Chris Conroe, Dan Kilgore, Eileen Mandell, Jose Luis Nunez and Mark Sherman and runs through Monday October 10th. For free. Register by email

• Warwick’s Bookstore showcases Author Rebekah Woolfat 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Woolf will review and sign her new book All of This: A Memoir of Death and Desire. Free or $26.99 for a reserved seat and book copy.

• La Jolla Playhouse giftsThere are blueberries herethrough Sunday, August 21 at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play is about an album of never-before-seen photographs from the Second World War. $25 and

• L&G Projects presents the exhibition“Here comes the Sun”through Saturday, August 27, 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The show shows works by the Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. Free.

• Gallery RB Stevenson the gifts“Multiple Insights”through Saturday, August 27, 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features paintings and sculptures by a selection of gallery artists. Free.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the 30th Annual Juried exhibition through Friday, September 2 at 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. Selected artists show their works. Free.

• Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society“Voices from the Rez”through Sunday, September 4, 780 Prospect St. The exhibit is intended to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the artworks they created. Free.

Galas & Events

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents the next event in theirArtisan Table Signature Wine Dinner SeriesThursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. at AR Valentien Restaurant, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The shared meal will be paired with wines from Paul Hobbs Winery. $

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