That La Jolla Light presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.
Lectures & learning
• Republican Women of California, La Jolla, presents a discussion of California’s fentanyl crisis at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 28 at a location in La Jolla. San Diego County Deputy Prosecutor Brian Erickson, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and Kelly McKay of the US Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego will speak. $40, includes lunch. For address, registration and payment, e-mail email@example.com no later than Friday 22 September.
• The La Jolla/Riford Library is hosting a SAT Test Prep session for students in ninth through 12th grades from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7555 Draper Ave. The session will be repeated on Saturdays from October 14 to November 18 (except November 11). Registration is required no later than Sunday, September 24. For free. bit.ly/469SJD6
• Yiddishland California presents a discussion by Kathleen Balgley on her book “Letters to My Father” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in person at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla and on Zoom. The book is a memoir about Balgley’s journey to discover her Jewish heritage after learning that her father has a hidden Polish Jewish identity. In-person registration is $40 through Saturday, September 23 and $50 thereafter. Registration for Zoom is $10 through September 23 and $18 thereafter, or $40 with book. yiddishlandcalifornia.org
• A six-week series of classes called Conversational Yiddish for beginners is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from October 12 through November 16 at Yiddishland California, 1128 Wall St., La Jolla and on Zoom. Registration for in-person participation is $130 for all six classes or $25 per class. individual class through Thursday, September 28, and $150 and $30 thereafter. Registration for Zoom costs $125 for all six classes or $20 per class. class through Sept. 28 and $145 and $25 thereafter. yiddishlandcalifornia.org
• That Pen to paper writing course offered at 1pm Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers aged 18 and older at all experience levels. For free. (858) 552-1657
Health and fitness
• Sanford Burnham Prebys will host an open house at its Cancer Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at 10901 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will offer guided tours and an opportunity to meet breast cancer researchers and learn about their latest discoveries and current treatment options. For free. Registration: bit.ly/3OOWkPU
• Jaruska Solyova presents the yoga class “Breathe Better, Look Younger, Feel Flexible With Yoga” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 1160 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. The weekly classes run until and including 26 September. $20 per class. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art & culture
• Arthur Hammons and his knights perform at Hennessey’s Tavern from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 22 at 811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. For free.
• The La Jolla Historical Society presents an opening reception for “Tigers, Unicorns and Puppy Tales” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 22 at Wisteria Cottage Gallery, 780 Prospect St. The exhibition, which highlights three former landmarks in the area – Unicorn Theatre, Mithras Books and Green Tiger Press – will run from Saturday 23 September , through Sunday 21 January. For free. lajollahistory.org
• La Jolla Community Center presents its Fourth Friday Jazz Series at 7 pm Sept. 22 with trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and pianist Irving Flores at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $25 for Community Center members; NOK 30 for non-members. ljcommunitycenter.org/ffjs
• Warwick’s Bookstore, in partnership with the La Jolla Historical Society, will host a meet-and-greet and book signing with Alexandra Day, nom de plume of Sandra Darling, creator of the popular “Good Dog Carl” series and co-founder of San Diego’s Green Tiger Press, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. For free; books will be available for purchase. warwicks.com/event/alexandra-day-2023
• La Jolla Art Association presents a artist’s reception for the exhibition “Our Beautiful San Diego” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, September 23, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition continues until Friday 27 October. (858) 552-1657
• La Jolla-based Bodhi Tree Concerts presents a new version of composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s chamber opera “Autumn Valentine” on Saturday, September 23 at UCSD Park & Market, 1100 Market St., downtown San Diego. Gordon has added three new songs and reworked compositions to the opera, which will be performed with a chamber orchestra and soprano Angelina Réaux and baritone Michael Sokol. The performance begins at 20.00 after a pre-show chat with the composer at 7pm $30-$40. bodhitreeconcerts.org/autumn-valentine
• Gand Bandet plays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Hennessey’s Tavern, 811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The band plays a mix of 1960s favorites with a 21st century twist. For free.
• Author Phyllis Schwartz signing copies of her new children’s book, “Mom Wombat Says Make War No More!” from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Warwick’s Bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. warwicks.com/event/schwartz-2023
• Gifts from Warwick’s Bookstore Jennifer Gasner, author of “My Unexpected Life: Finding Balance Beyond My Diagnosis,” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The book is about Gasner’s experiences after being diagnosed with a rare, progressive neuromuscular disease when she was 17. warwicks.com/event/gasner-2023
• Author Lara Love Hardin discusses and signs her new book, “The Many Lives of Mama Love: A Memoir of Lying, Stealing, Writing and Healing,” in conversation with Jason Blitman at 7:30pm Monday, September 25th at Warwick’s Bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. ., La Jolla. Free, or $28.99 for a reserved seat and book copy. warwicks.com/event/hardin-2023
• La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere “Sumo” from Tuesday, September 26 through Sunday, October 22 at the Mandell Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play, about six men in an elite sumo training facility in Tokyo, features live taiko drumming. Performances will be at 19.30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 20.00 Thursdays and Fridays, at 14.00 and 20.00 Saturdays and 14.00 and 19.00 Sundays (except 1 October). $25-$68. lajollaplayhouse.org/show/sumo
• “Fallen Star” — the little blue house perched on the edge of the seventh-floor roof of UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering building — will reopen for public tours on Wednesday, September 27. Created in 2012 by artist Do Ho Suh for UCSD’s Stuart Collection, the fully furnished house sits amid a garden of vines, flowers and vegetables. Tours for groups of seven to 30 people will last 30 minutes between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Wednesdays, and tours for up to six people last 15 minutes between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursdays. For free. Reservations: stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/map/index.html
• Warwick’s bookshop presents author Kerry Maher as she discusses and signs her new book, “All You Have to Do Is Call,” in conversation with Steven Rowley at 7:30 PM Wednesday, September 27 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Free, or $28 for a reserved seat and book copy. warwicks.com/event/maher-2023
• La Jolla Art Association presents a summer exhibition through September at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibition offers paintings and photographs of the association’s members. LaJollaArtAssociation.org
• The La Jolla/Riford Library is hosting a Filipino-American Heritage Month exhibit Oct. 1-17 at 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657
• UC San Diego Visual Arts Department presents “Nature Scene” through Monday, Oct. 2, at Mandeville Art Gallery, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The works of various digital artists use artificial intelligence, generative algorithms, 3D scanning and more to depict the impact of technological developments on the natural world. For free. mandevilleartgallery.ucsd.edu
• Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason performing at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 7, at Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. She will play selections by Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin. $58-$98. theconrad.org/events/isata-kanneh-mason
• La Jolla Playhouse presents “The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical” through Sunday, October 8 at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The production is about the late “gonzo” journalist. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org
• Quint Gallery presents an exhibition of drawings by artists Ryan McGuinness through Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The 40 drawings are ink, charcoal and acrylic on paper. For free. quintgallery.com/exhibitions
• Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the exhibition “Françoise Gilot: Lithographs: 1950-1990″ through Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Gilot was a French artist who arrived in La Jolla in 1969 and lived there until 1995, leaving after the death of her second husband, the famous scientist Jonas Salk. Gilot died in June this year. The exhibition offers many lithographs that have never been exhibited before. For free. ljathenaeum.org/current-exhibitions/#rotunda
• The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents the exhibition “Kelly Akashi: Formations” through Sunday, Feb. 18, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Akashi often pairs hand-blown glass or wax forms with bronze casts of her own hand, each a unique record of the slowly changing human body. The exhibition is the first major exhibition and catalog of her works. mcasd.org/exhibitions/kelly-akashi-formations
Galas and events
• That arts and crafts group from the La Jolla Newcomers Club will meet from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday, September 25th to work on vintage style collage art gift tags for gifts and activities for special occasions and holidays. Visit lajollanewcomers.org or call (858) 496-8655.
• La Jolla Playhouse presents its annual Innovation night from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on Monday, October 2 at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The event is an opportunity to network with arts and science leaders and innovators with food, cocktails and a gallery of interactive exhibits. Proceeds support the playhouse’s development programs for new works, the Without Walls series and artist commissions and residencies. $250. lajollaplayhouse.org/support/join-the-party/innovation-night
• Conrad Preby’s Performing Arts Center is the venue for Wine D’Vine, a benefit for Walden Family Services, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday, October 6 at 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. Walden is a foster care, adoption and youth services agency based in San Diego. The event will include cocktails, a three-course dinner, a live auction and jazz music by the Ed Kornhauser Trio. $800 and up. waldenfamily.org/wine-dvine-2023
Do you have an event – online or in person – that you’d like to see here? Email your leads to Rob Vardon at email@example.com by Friday 12 noon for publication in the following week’s issue. ◆