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

This is an ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “iPhone/iPad Art Creation for Beginners” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Bring your camera and photos to class to learn how to merge two or three images into one. Apps required to take the course include Distressed FX, Reflect, and Snapseed. $10 for community center members; $20 for non-members.

• Design Lab of UC San Diego and California 100 present “Housing justice and urban design” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, online and at the UCSD Design & Innovation Building, Room 202, Matthews Lane and Voight Drive, La Jolla. The conference, part of the “Designing California’s Future” series, will feature a panel of industry leaders.

• The non-profit Hannah’s Family Center of San Diego presents “Your Financial Journey” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, online. The webinar will provide guidance on building a financial roadmap. Donations are accepted.

• 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 “Girls in Bio Workshop: On the Trail of Sickle Cell Disease” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at 7555 Draper Ave. Students from Young Women in Bio and Biopolis will lead a workshop for middle school girls on the work of Helen Ranney, a La Jolla physician who pioneered studies of sickle cell disease. Free.

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “The Algorithm” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The blend of yoga techniques will be led by Jon Old-Rowe and Nicholas Giordano. $55.

• Erhard Vogel will lead the “Life Expert Program” at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, April 25, online and at a home in La Jolla. Free. E-mail [email protected] for the address.

arts & culture

Here are some of the works from a new art exhibit at the La Jolla Community Center, presented in partnership with the La Jolla Art Association.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present an opening reception for a new art exhibition at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibition includes works by artists Beverly Brock, Ann Chaitin, Sharon Hinkley, Daniel Kilgore, Ralph Kingery, Dana Levine, Sherry Roper, Vita Sorrentino, Dottie Stanley and Minnie Valero and will run through May. Free. Registration is mandatory.

• BFree Studio presents “Come together” starting Friday, April 22 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition will feature works by multimedia artist Barbara Rabkin and painter Jeffrey Galinson. The show will continue until Wednesday, May 4. Free.

• Art Scōl presents a student exhibition at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at 3211 Holiday Court, La Jolla. Free.

• The San Diego Early Music Society presents the San Diego debut of the Consort of Dunedin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The Scottish ensemble will perform a program of concertos and cantatas by JS Bach. $10 and up.

• Namus Classics presents “시음 /si-úm/” with classical pianistJeeyoon Kimat 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The concert will include Kim’s performance mixed with poetry and black and white photography. “/si-úm/” is a coined word meaning poetry and music in Korean. $48.

• The St. James Musical Series presents “Chanticleer: Revivals” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The Grammy-winning ensemble will perform a varied repertoire. $20 and up.

The Athenaeum Music and Art Library presents the Lecture Series

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla presents the “Rediscovering Diaghilev” lecture series beginning Tuesday, April 26.

(Courtesy of Athenaeum Music and Arts Library)

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “Rediscovering Diaghilev” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The five-week lecture series with historian Victoria Martino will celebrate the 150th birthday of the late Russian art critic and ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev by rediscovering and redefining the extent of his influence on modern culture. $16 per lecture for Athenaeum members or $70 for the series; $21 per talk for non-members or $95 for the series.

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Deborah Goodrich Royce at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, online. Goodrich Royce will discuss his new book, “Ruby Falls,” in conversation with Kimberly Belle. Free.

• San Diego New Music and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library present “Cognitive dissonance” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The concert will feature works for a rotating ensemble of woodwinds, strings, percussion and electronics, curated by Ariana Warren. $22 for Athenaeum members; $27 for non-members.

• UC San Diego’s QI Gallery presents an opening for “#RetroColectiva” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Visual Arts Department Chair Ricardo Dominguez draws inspiration from initiatives and art at the intersection of technology, political activism, and critical theory. The exhibition will continue until Thursday, June 23. Free. Reservations are requested. E-mail [email protected]

• Vanguard Culture presents the full version of its film series “The Story of Joy” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, online and at the Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park in San Diego. The film features seven cinematic novellas inspired by real-life moments. $10 and up.

• San Diego Therapeutic Singing Group Tremble Clef presents “Shake, Rattle and Rock” at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, online. The concert will raise funds to treat the vocal symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Free. Donations are encouraged.

The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition

The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition “Mark di Suvero” until Saturday, June 25.

(Courtesy of Tasende Gallery)

• Tasende Gallery presents the “Mark di Suvero” exhibition until Saturday, June 25 at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes drawings and sculptures in steel. Free.

Galas & events

• The UC San Diego Life Course Scholarship Program presents its Changemaker Award “Wise Elder” 2022 at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, online. The panel of winners includes La Jollan Alice Yee, 102. Free.

• Yiddishland California presents the opening of its “Kave Korner” at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. The event will include a samovar tea experience, Yiddish entertainment and a surprise guest. Free.

• The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presents “Ferrari Friday” at 5 p.m. on April 22 at Prospect Street and Herschel Avenue. Free. the “The Cabaret of the Competition” the cocktail will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Lot La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave., $300 and up, and theelegance contest The paid car show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, $95 and up.

• Upgrade La Jolla gifts“Make La Jolla’s Day Better”at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at 700 Prospect St. The event will include a family art project organized by the staff of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, a milkweed giveaway to promote the butterfly population in the village, an Urban Corps worker demonstration of eco-friendly equipment, music provided by Ron Jones and the La Jolla City Council, and the opportunity to chat with community organization leaders and the San Diego City Councilman, Joe LaCava, whose District 1 includes La Jolla. Free. E-mail [email protected]

• The Torrey Pines Conservancy and the Torrey Pines Docent Society, in cooperation with California State Parks, present aEarth Day Eventfrom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve , 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The family event will take place at Torrey Pines Lodgevisitor center and will offer children’s crafts and other activities, guided walks, exhibits, live reptiles, Kumeyaay cultural sharing, used book sale and more. Free.

• Gelson’s Gifts“An online cooking class with Abraham van Beek”at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, online. The live class with the Gelson’s Executive Chef will feature California citrus recipes. A two-person kit will be available for pickup April 28 at Gelson’s Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St.; Gelson’s Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Carlsbad de Gelson, 7660 El Camino Real. $59.99. Registration required before Sunday, April

• The Jewish Family Service of San Diego presents its annual reportHeart & Soul Galaat 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, online and at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event will include a celebration of Jewish Family Service 2022 Mitzvah winners, including La Jolla residents Danielle and Brian Miller. Join the waitlist or register for the virtual gala

• The La Jolla High School Foundation presents“La Jolla Mutt Strut”at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, from 750 Nautilus St. Fundraising for La Jolla High will include a 1-mile walk with your pet from school to the La Jolla Recreation Center and a pet party company afterwards. $20 and up.

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email your leads to [email protected]

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