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

This is an ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

lecture and study

• Giveaway from La Jolla/Riford Library “(P)Luck: Improving Healthcare and the World — Book Talk & Author EventLa Jolan Blair Sadler discusses the history and future of healthcare in America from his new book “(P)Luck” written with his twin brother Alfred Sadler. . free. lajolllibrary.org

• Institute of America Presents “Order of the Earth: How Natural Law Defines Human Life” Saturday, September 10th at 10:30 am at 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Environmental economist and professor of energy and environment at the University of Delaware, Saleem Ali explains how the laws of nature affect and define our lives, and how nature and society We share highlights from his new book that explores how systems science can inform us about current and emerging planets in crisis. free. bit.ly/IOA2022

family and children

• Giveaway from La Jolla/Riford Library “Bilingual Storytime: Spanish” Wednesday, September 7, 10:30 am, 7555 Draper Ave. This program is designed for preschoolers to experience both English and Spanish in a fun environment. free. lajolllibrary.org

Health & fitness

• La Jolla Cove Bridge Club Giveaway “Wisdom Wellness Yoga Immersion: Neck, Shoulders & Spine Flexibility9:30 am Tuesday, September 6, 1160 Coast Blvd. Jaruska Solyova will lead the workshop. $25. Reservations are recommended. e-mailsolyoga@yahoo.com.

• 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

• Adventures with book gifts “Immersed in Reading” Online, Thursday, September 1st at 4pm. Author Gil Paul explains her book The Manhattan Girls: A Novel of Dorothy Parker and Her Friends. The series will follow her on Thursday, September 8 at 4 p.m. with Carol Vandenhende discussing her book, Orchid Blooming.Free; you can purchase a copy of the book .bit.ly/3pfmf7h

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association, First Friday La Jolla Art Walk It takes place on Friday, September 2nd at 4pm at various locations in The Village. Several galleries will open and partner with local businesses to provide food and entertainment. free. bit.ly/VMAFirstFriday

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is 30th Annual Jury Exhibition Until Friday, September 2nd, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Selected artists exhibit their works. free. ljathenaeum.org

Faith Carrion participates in a stage reading for the La Jolla Theater Ensemble.

Faith Carrion will be attending the La Jolla Theater Ensemble reading of “Fresh Mountain Air” on Saturday, September 3rd and Tuesday, September 6th.

(Credit: La Jolla Theater Ensemble)

• Reading drama by La Jolla Theater Ensemble “Fresh mountain air” Saturday, September 3 at 2:00 pm and Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 pm, 7555 Draper Ave. Culture through nearby prison break events. Suggest a donation of $10.

• B free studio gift “Turning Tides” Until Saturday, September 3rd, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Works by 12 members of the women’s art group “Time for Women Artists” will be exhibited. free. bfreestudio.net

• Gifts from the La Jolla Historical Society “Voices from LesbiansIt’s on display at 780 Prospect Street through Sunday, September 4th. The exhibit aims to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the art they create. free. lajollahistory.org

Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla introduces author M. Margaret McKean on Thursday, September 8th.

Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla introduces author M. Margaret McKean on Thursday, September 8th.

(Courtesy of M. Margaret McKeon)

A gift from Warwick Bookstore M. Margaret McKeon Thursday, September 8, 7:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. McKeown discusses and signs her new book, “Civil Justice: The Environmental Heritage of William O. Douglas — Public Advocate and Conservation Advocate.” Free or $29.95 for reserved seats and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/mckeown-2022

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host an opening reception for the new exhibit on Friday, September 9 at 6:30 PM at 1008 Wall St. in La Jolla. “Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” An in-depth view of Fredman’s (1925–2020) 70-year art career. “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. The exhibit runs through his Saturday, November 5th. free. ljathenaeum.org

• La Jolla artist and writer Peggy Hinaequan It will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 1:00 pm at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Hinaekian discusses and signs her fourth book, Lovers of Tomorrow.

• Giveaways from the Quint Gallery “New Sculpture” Until Saturday, September 17th, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features work by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Pugio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson. free. quintgallery.com

• Giveaway at La Jolla Playhouse “Butterfly (and Coyote) Fandango” Through Sunday, September 25th at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. This work is inspired by interviews with immigrants from Latin America. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org

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

A photo of a homeless man named James is part of an exhibit running through Saturday, October 15 at the La Jolla/Lifford Library.

A photograph by Jordan Burdin of a homeless man named James is on display at the La Jolla/Lifford Library through Saturday, October 15.

(Courtesy of Jordan Verdin)

• La Jolla/Riford Library photo exhibition Through Saturday, October 15, the 7555 Draper Ave. show by Jordan Verdin, featuring the faces and stories of homeless people in the area, will be a fundraiser for Humanity Showers, which provides pop-up showers for homeless people, as well as socks, sleeping bags, and hygiene. supplies. free. lajolllibrary.org

gala and event

• Exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art “The Gala @ MCASD” Saturday, September 10, at 5 p.m., 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. The fundraiser previews the museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Alexis Smith: The American Way,” and includes dinner and more.$600 and up. mcasd.org/galla

• The San Diego Sparkle Foundation is Child Welfare Fashion Show and Luncheon Saturday, September 17, 10:30 am, Hyatt Regency La Jolla Hotel, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The first event includes statements from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephen. Over $100. e-mail tamarpak77@gmail.com.

• Presented by La Jolla’s Social Services League “Memories of September 2022” Wednesday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. at Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Avenue. Fundraising efforts include food, music and Silent His auction items, with proceeds going to senior housing at League His House. $100. RSVP by Thursday, September 1st.ssloflj.org

Have an event (online or in person) you’d like to see here? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com.

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