Best Bets: A quick guide to (mostly) online entertainment and virtual experiences

Best Bets: A quick guide to (mostly) online entertainment and virtual experiences

The La Jolla Light showcases this ongoing series of online activities that you can do on your computer or tablet during your quarantine issue, as well as local in-person events following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lectures & learning

• The San Diego County Bike Coalition is launching City Cycling online on Thursday, June 17th at 6:00 pm. The virtual class is designed to help drivers feel more comfortable on the road. Class topics include general bicycle safety, legal rights and obligations, and emergency maneuvering skills. Free.

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “Spanish for Beginners” from 10am Wednesday 23 June at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The eight-week course runs through Wednesday, August 11th. $ 140 for community center members; $ 160 for non-members.

• The Workplace Equity & Civility Initiative will present “Glass Half Broken: A Conversation Focused on Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work” online on Wednesday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm. The event will attend Colleen Ammerman, co-writer of Glass Half Broken and director of the Harvard Business School Gender Initiative, and will include breakout rooms to meet other attendees and discuss how to make a difference. Free. All participants will take part in a raffle to receive a free copy of Glass Half Broken.

• San Diego Oasis and San Diego County present Vital Aging 2021: Resilient and Ready online on Thursday, June 24th at 8:30 am. The virtual conference will include demonstrations, speakers and resources to help older adults live healthier and safer lives. Free.

Family & children

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Pick Me Last” which is now streamed online. The production of the Performance Outreach Program Tour 2021 by the Schauspielhaus for young audiences is about standing up for friends and learning to let them stand up for themselves. Free of charge (use password pop2021).

Art and culture

• Storytellers of San Diego presents “Storytelling: Tales and Legends of Scotland” online on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 pm. The annual event, in conjunction with the San Diego Highland Games, features Scottish stories told by members of the Storytellers of San Diego. Free. From 12 years.

• The San Diego Symphony’s “To The Earth” festival will continue online on Friday, June 18 at 7:00 pm with “Morning: Birds and Light”. The festival, with additional performances on Wednesday, June 23rd at 7pm and Friday, June 25th, features music inspired by the planet. Free.

• La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents “Musical Potluck No. 2 “on Friday, June 18, online. The final performance of the virtual season, moderated by music director and conductor Steven Schick, will include solos and small ensembles. $ 39; Discounts available.

• Adventures by the Book will present “Make It, Don’t Fake It: An ABTB Means Business Fireside Adventure” online on Tuesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm. Communication expert and author Sabrina Horn will discuss her book “Make It, Don’t Fake It” during the live event. $ 22.25, including paperback.

• Warwick’s Bookstore presents writer Maggie Shipstead online on Wednesday June 23rd at 6pm. Shipstead will be discussing her new book “Great Circle” with author Chloe Benjamin. Free.

• Vanguard Culture and award-winning poet laureate Gill Sotu present “The History of Joy” online on Thursday June 24th at 7pm with the second of four cinematic performances inspired by real stories of struggle, beauty and triumph. Future meetings are on September 23rd and November 18th. $ 15 per event.

One by Quint Gallery presents “White Noise, American Prayer Rug”, a tapestry by artist Nicholas Galanin, which will be exhibited on Saturday, June 26th at 7722 Girard Ave. opens in La Jolla.

(Courtesy Nicholas Galanin and Peter Blum Gallery)

• One by Quint Gallery presents “White Noise, American Prayer Rug,” a tapestry by artist Nicholas Galanin, which opens on Saturday, June 26th at 6:00 pm at 7722 Girard Avenue. The concept of the exhibition is to show only one work of art at a time, in order to encourage the idea of ​​”Slow Art”, in which the viewer can spend up to an hour with a single work. Galanin’s work can be seen until Saturday, July 24th. Free. By appointment only. Send an email to or send a text message (858) 454-3409.

• Bach Collegium San Diego is streamed its entire 2020-21 season through Wednesday, June 30th. Guests can view all 11 performances filmed during the three different Bach Collegium virtual series. $ 40.

Tovah Feldshuh plays the Dr.  Ruth in North Coast Repertory's Virtual Production of

Tovah Feldshuh plays the Dr. Ruth in North Coast Repertory’s virtual production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth ”, which will be extended until Sunday July 11th.

(Aaron Rumley)

• The North Coast Repertory Theater presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth ”, which was extended online until Sunday, July 11th. The solo showcase, written by Mark St. Germain, shows Tovah Feldshuh as a sex therapist and media personality. $ 35 for single viewing; $ 54 for group viewing.

• La Jolla Playhouse presents the “AAPI Artists Launch #StopAsianHate Campaign,” which is now streamed online. Artists Arianna Afsar, Jess McLeod, Lauren Yee, and theater director Eric Keen-Louie launched the digital video campaign with nearly 40 Asian-American and Pacific islanders to spread awareness of anti-Asian hatred in America. Free.

Galas & Events

• Episcopal ward ministries hold their annual meeting online on Thursday, June 17 at 5:00 pm. The event is open to everyone. Free.

• The Center for Community Solutions presents “Tea & Tonic with a Twist” on Friday, June 18th at 2:00 pm, online and in person at Coasterra in San Diego. The event features live music, a silent auction, and writer Chanel Miller. $ 150 and up for virtual or in-person.

• Gelson’s will present a virtual tasting online at 6pm on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Heitz Cellar. Representatives from the Heitz Cellar winery in Napa Valley will lead the event, which features a curated cheese platter and special pricing for two Heitz Cellar wines. Order by Sunday June 20th for pickup on June 22nd or 23rd at Gelson’s Pacific Beach, 730 Turquoise St .; Gelsons Del Mar, 2707 Via de la Valle; and Gelsons Karlsbad, 7660 El Camino Real. $ 23.99 for the cheese platter.

• Promises2Kids is hosting its peer-to-peer fundraiser for the Brighter Futures Ball Drop on Thursday June 24th at 5pm at the Bernardo Heights Country Club in Rancho Bernardo and will be streamed online. Until June 24th, participants can buy golf balls that can be loaded onto a helicopter to be dropped. The ball that lands closest to the pin wins $ 2,500 for its owner. The proceeds go to the care of foster children. Contestants don’t have to be there to win. $ 25 per golf ball.

• La Jolla Community Center is holding its “Summer Soiree: Happy Summer & Welcome Back to La Jolla Community Center” on Friday June 25th, 6811 La Jolla Blvd at 4:00 pm. The event includes live entertainment, refreshments, raffles, gifts and more. $ 35 for community center members; $ 40 for non-members. Registration and payment are required by Monday, June 21st.

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