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

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

Conferences and learning

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will discuss U.S.-China relations in a free public forum sponsored by UC San Diego at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, online and in the Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla . The conference will be moderated by Caroline Freund, Dean of the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UCSD. Chancellor Pradeep Khosla will deliver a keynote address. Register on bit.ly/3oww2FD.

• 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 Coursetakes 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 “Luau at the Library” at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event will include a hula show, refreshments and more. Free.lajolllibrary.org

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Mother/Daughter Yoga – Inspiring Healthy Friendships with Erica Rood” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. For girls aged 8-12 and their mothers. $49 a pair. buddhiyogalj.com

• 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 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

• BFree Studio presents “Bright La Jolla…and Other Adorable Landscapes” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The event includes an artist talk with La Jollan Catherine Anthony and a digital exhibition of his photographs. Free. To register, visitbfreestudio.net and click on “Events”.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents an opening reception for its 30th Annual Juried Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The selected artists will exhibit their work until Saturday, September 3. Free. ljathenaeum.org

• La Jolla Music Society opens its annual SummerFest with “Opening Night: Side by Side” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. The performance will feature compositions written in collaboration with several composers or played by several performers on the same instruments. $53 and up. ljms.org

Jazmine Mitts will participate in the La Jolla Theater Ensemble staged reading of “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Glory of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton” on Saturday, July 30 and Monday, August 1.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Theater Ensemble)

• The La Jolla Theater Ensemble presents a staged reading of “Sweet Spot: The Fleeting Glory of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 and 6 p.m. on Monday, August 1 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Germaine Shames’ play is about a black woman and an English Jew in the segregated world of lawn tennis fans. Suggested donation of $10.

• The RB Stevenson Gallery presents an opening reception for “Multiple Views” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition, which features paintings and sculptures by a selection of artists from the gallery, will continue until Saturday, August 27. Free. rbstevensongallery.com

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents Jenny Scheinman Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The performance will feature music Scheinman wrote in the Northern California wilderness during the COVID-19 pandemic. $35 for Athenaeum members; $40 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org

• The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla presents Sue Palmer and her motel swing orchestra at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd. The show is part of the club’s Concerts by the Sea series. Free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents “Open Rehearsal II” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. Guests can observe a rehearsal for SummerFest and chat with the artists during a post-rehearsal Q&A. Free. ljms.org

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Karen Cushman at noon on Wednesday, August 3, online. Cushman will discuss his new book, “War and Millie McGonigle,” in conversation with San Diego History Center Board Member Debby Parrish and Warwick Children’s Bookseller Sonia Teder-Moore. Free. warwicks.com/event/cushman-2022

• 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

Chris Thorson's art will be included in the exhibition

Chris Thorson’s art will be included in Quint Gallery’s “New Sculpture” exhibition beginning Saturday, August 6 in La Jolla.

(Courtesy of Quint Gallery)

• The Quint gallery presents “New Carving” starting Saturday, August 6 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition featuring works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Puzio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson will include an artist talk and opening reception at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. The show will continue until Saturday, September 17. Free. quintgallery.com

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

• La Jolla Playhouse presents“Here there are blueberries”until Sunday, August 21, at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The piece is about an album of previously unseen World War II photographs discovered by archivists at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. $25 and up.lajollaplayhouse.org/show/here-there-are-blueberries

• 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 La Jolla Community Center hosts a“Grill & Chill Member Appreciation”at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. All are welcome at the event, which will include burgers, hot dogs and beer. Free for Community Center members; $25 for non-members. Registration is mandatory. ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents

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