Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

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

Conferences and learning

• La Jolla Library poetry group meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month for budding and experienced poets to read and share poems they have written. Free. E-mail [email protected]

• The La Jolla Community Center presents a investment club at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, online. The monthly club is designed to provide tips and ideas on how to invest and grow your money with Certified Financial Planner John Weinstein. Free. ljcommunitycenter.org/clubs

• Yiddishland California presents Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) for beginners at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays starting August 2 online. The six-week course will focus on vocabulary, grammar and communication, as well as the cultural history of the language. $120 for six sessions or $25 per class. bit.ly/LadinoAug

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

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Artistic adventure: the impression of the sun” with artist Oriana Poindexter at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15 at 7555 Draper Ave. Solar printing, or cyanotype, is a method for creating photographs using only the power of the sun and water. Free. lajolllibrary.org

• San Diego-based teen leadership organization Whatever It Takes presents three-day conference teen hackathon starting Monday, July 18 at the UC San Diego Innovation Lab in La Jolla. The hackathon invites teens to work as a team to come up with solutions to the region’s biggest problems. Awards and certification from UCSD’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization will be awarded. $500. doingwit.org/camp-wit-hackathons

Health and fitness

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

arts & culture

• The La Jolla Theater Ensemble presents “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Glory of Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. tennis. Free.

• iPalpiti presents part of its 25th edition International Winners Festival at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The iPalpiti Orchestra will perform with solo violinist Davide de Ascaniis. $48. ipalpiti.org/ipalpiti-festival-2022

• The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla presents the first show of its Concerts by the sea series at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 at Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd. Funk band Full Strength will perform. Free. kiwanisclublajolla.org

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “Erika Torri: the continuous thread” through Saturday, July 16, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Torri’s display of textiles and other materials represents her tenure as executive director of the Athenaeum before her retirement this month. Free. ljathenaeum.org

Warwick Bookstore will feature author Eve Chase on Wednesday July 20 online.

(Clare Borg Cook)

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Eve Hunt at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, online. Chase will discuss his new book, “The Birdcage,” with author Rosie Walsh. Free. warwicks.com/event/chase-2022

• La Jolla Community Center presents a four-part program classic film series starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The series will be hosted by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin in association with the Cinema Society of San Diego. Maltin will present and discuss four classic films – one per week. A Q&A with Maltin will follow each film. $100 for the series or $30 per movie. Register on ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents.

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “Happy Birthday! A Party for Four Birthday Boys (Debussy, Franck, Massenet and Leclair)” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Violinist Victoria Martino and pianist James Lent’s concert of masterpieces from the classical violin repertoire will pay tribute to outgoing Athenaeum Executive Director Erika Torri. $45 for Athenaeum members; $50 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Lempicka” through Sunday, July 24 at the Mandell Weiss Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The musical about Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka is directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org/show/lempicka

The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association will present an art demonstration with Minnie Valero on July 28.

The La Jolla Community Center and the La Jolla Art Association will present an art demonstration with Minnie Valero on Thursday, July 28.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a artistic demonstration at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Watercolor artist Minnie Valero will demonstrate the difference between traditional watercolor paper and Yupo, a waterproof synthetic paper. Free. Registration is mandatory. ljcommunitycenter.org/art-receptions

• La Jolla Music Society opens its SummerFest 2022 with “Side by side” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 at 7600 Fay Ave. The concert will feature compositions written by several composers or played by several performers on the same instruments. $53 and up. ljms.org/events

• Quint Gallery presents the 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

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a art exhibition until Friday, August 5, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Twelve artists present 70 works in a mix of media including acrylic, oil, digital and photography. Free. lajollaartassociation.org

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

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents “Voice of the Ground” through Sunday, September 4, at 780 Prospect St. 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

Galas & events

• The Summer Classic Basketball Tournament Sneakers kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. The 5-on-5 tournament will feature 16 teams, as well as food vendors, music and other entertainment. Free. sneakssummerclassic.com

Lisa and Scott Witt (left) and Betsy and Todd Witt will co-host an ALS workout fundraiser on Saturday, July 16.

Lisa and Scott Witt (left) and Betsy and Todd Witt will co-host an ALS workout fundraiser on Saturday, July 16 at Orangetheory Fitness La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Lisa Witt)

• Orangetheory Fitness, the “Witt Wolfpack” and the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter present a fundraising event at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Orangetheory Fitness La Jolla, 7734 Girard Ave. The event will include a workout, speakers, refreshments, raffle and more to raise awareness and funds for ALS research. Suggested donation of $25. web.alsa.org/goto/LisaWitt_OTF

• The La Jolla Community Center presents a visit to the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The visit will be led by educator Norma Schwab. $5 for community center members; $20 for non-members. Registration is mandatory.ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents the continuation of itsArtisan Table Signature Wine Dinner Seriesat 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at AR Valentien Restaurant, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will include a joint meal accompanied by Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente wines. $275.lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar

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