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  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 20

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 20

    Concert Variety Enjoy an evening of thrilling fast booms when Taiko Beats, a combination of traditional and modern Japanese taiko drum repertoires (some original compositions), returns to La Jolla, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. Free. lajollataiko.org ...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Sept. 13

    A look at art and entertainment events in La Jolla and across San Diego, including concerts, theatrical presentations, improv shows, movie screenings, art exhibits, a travel talk and a yoga for your brain class.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 6

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 6

    A look at things to do in La Jolla and across San Diego this week, including fundraisers, book talks, whale lectures, the annual Greek Festival, the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival mid-season screening, Opera Wednesday and art displays

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 30

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 30

    Laugh It Up Comedian Paula Poundstone, whose career spans decades and includes stand-up, podcasting, movies, voice work, writing and more, takes to the Jewish Community Center stage 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets from $39 for members, $46 non-members. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 23

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 23

    Art Talks Join fellow art enthusiasts to learn more about the artists and their works during a guided walking tour of the Murals of La Jolla, led by project curator Lynda Forsha, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Meet at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Free. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 16

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 16

    Silent Movie (And More!) Lois Weber directed, wrote and acted in more than 100 movies during the silent film-era. Most of her films have been lost, but one that was found and restored is “Shoes,” the story of a shop girl’s woes during 1916. You can watch it 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 on the La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 9

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 9

    A look at art and entertainment events in La Jolla and across San Diego, including concerts, cultural lectures, staged readings, photo discussions, the Athenaeum's flicks-on-the-bricks movie screenings, youth experiences at Birch Aquarium and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Aug. 2

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: Aug. 2

    Dance Date The annual Senior Luau Dance at La Jolla Rec Center get underway at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at 615 Prospect St. when the Breez’n band performs; dinner, coffee and desserts will be served. Focus on ages 55 and older. Tickets: $15. (858) 552-1658. Post Party Sale Las Patronas will hold...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: July 25

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: July 25

    Moonlit Pier Walks Normally closed to the public, the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier opens for Birch Aquarium’s Full Moon Pier Walks. The next ones are 7 p.m. July 27-28. Collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms, and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 19

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 19

    Art Exhibits Contemporary fine artist, Stephanie Paige, describes her latest collection “Reflections” as “meditative and peaceful” and “inspired by Mother Nature.” Her large scale works are made with layers of marble dust plasters hand-made with natural pigments on wood panels and canvases. See...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: July 12

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: July 12

    Views from World Travels Photographer Matthew Allison will pull back the curtain of a time spent with Russian nomadic reindeer herders, the Nenet people, at the next La Jolla Photo Travelers meeting, “Reindeer herders of the Yanal Peninsula,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Wesley Palms 2404, Loring...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: July 5

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: July 5

    Art on View Have you seen the La Jolla Historical Society’s “La Jolla Canyons: Place, Diversity, Connections” yet? It is on view until Sept. 2 at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. This exhibit features paintings, pastels, artifacts, taxidermy animals, photos, informative panels, old maps of canyons,...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 28

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 28

    A look at things to do in La Jolla and across San Diego this week, including Fourth of July themed events, fireworks viewing parties, summer concerts, a walk along the Scripps Pier, citizen science lectures, art shows and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 21

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 21

    Concerts to Catch Andy Statman, considered a premier mandolin and clarinet player, known for his traditional Jewish music, bluegrass and Americana, performs 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 in the Garfield Theatre at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets: $29-$48. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 14

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: June 14

    On View “Seeing Through Water, Seeing Through Weather,” an exhibit merging artistic and scientific elements to assemble a visual dialogue about the vexing problem of climate change — and “Summer Selections,” featuring photographs that express the subtle joys, grand adventures and classical themes...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: June 7

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: June 7

    A look at arts and entertainment events in La Jolla and across San Diego this week, including festivals, dance performances, concerts, music/movie lectures, music lectures, book talks, animal shows for children, art exhibits and more.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: May 31

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: May 31

    Got Time for Art? La Playa Gallery introduces the impressionistic works of oil painter, Krista Schumacher, as the gallery’s first artist-in-residence. Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday, June 1 at La Playa Gallery, 2226 Avenida De La Playa. Schumacher’s residency will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 24

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 24

    Details for the five La Jolla concerts this week, as well as music discussions, lectures, art events and more taking place in La Jolla.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: May 17

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: May 17

    A look at entertainment events in La Jolla this week, including concerts and music lectures, Pirate Days, the senior dance at La Jolla Rec Center, art talks, biotech workshops and the La Jolla Historical Society Secret Garden Tour.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: May 10

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: May 10

    Art All Over Works by the 2017 San Diego Art Prize recipients and San Diego State University art council scholarship winners are on display at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The opening reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. The exhibit is up through June 9. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 3

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: May 3

    A look at events in La Jolla and across San Diego, including several concerts, art exhibits and art talks, a night of comedy, a five-minute play fest and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 26

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 26

    A roundup of events in La Jolla and across San Diego this week, including several concerts, a walk-and-talk to Children's Pool, a screening of 'As Good As It Gets', a fundraising party for The Bishop's School, an art show, Saint Jordi's Day and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 19

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 19

    Listen and Learn Astrophysicist Brian Keating will discuss “Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor,” 5:30 p.m. April 25 on the UCSD campus, Atkinson Hall Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive (Voight Drive at Equality Lane). Keating’s book tells...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 12

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 12

    A look at entertainment events in La Jolla and across San Diego this week, including two concerts, plays and staged readings, a dance party, outdoor activities and a travel lecture.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 5

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: April 5

    Opera Evening Opera Wednesdays celebrates its fourth anniversary with a special concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Artists will consist of past and present Metropolitan Opera Competition winners, San Diego Opera performers and guest artists who...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Dec. 14

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Dec. 14

    Things to do in La Jolla and across San Diego this week, including holiday themed movie screenings, Santa scuba dives, dancing clubs, three productions of The Nutcracker, comedy performances, staged readings, health lectures, concerts, art exhibits and more.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Dec. 7

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Dec. 7

    Listen to This! La Jolla Photo Travelers Club presents “Cruising the Danube,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. The presenter will be Zofia Dziewanowska, who with a friend, took a riverboat down the Danube south from Germany to Bulgaria. Free. Guests...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Nov. 30

    Family Fun Run Keep an eye out for the Bat-Signal! The Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation Torrey Trot, 8:30 a.m. Sunday Dec. 10 is themed “Run Like a Superhero 5K/Fun Run.” Get your capes and cowls ready. Proceeds “rescue” underfunded programs. UC San Diego campus at “Stonehenge” sculpture,...

  • Holiday Events Guide: Lots of Christmas cheer coming to La Jolla and San Diego County

    Holiday Events Guide: Lots of Christmas cheer coming to La Jolla and San Diego County

    From free film screenings to illuminated winter wonderlands and holiday choir classics, the month of December is booked full of seasonal celebrations and appearances by Santa Claus. Here is a rundown of the many events planned in La Jolla and San Diego County: Holiday events in La Jolla • To pick...

  • La Jolla Light Best Bets for Events: Nov. 23

    La Jolla Light Best Bets for Events: Nov. 23

    Art Is Where You Find It The “Art of the Surfboard,” an exhibit of work by artist and board-shaper Tim Bessell, is on display at the St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church gallery space, 743 Prospect St. through Nov. 26. The gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Nov. 16

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Nov. 16

    Art Is Where You Find It Ever wonder what goes on behind the exhibits at The NAT museum in Balboa Park? The building holds 8 million specimens in storage areas underground and behind gallery walls. Visitors will get a rare peek behind the scenes at Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage, opening Nov....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Nov. 9

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Nov. 9

    Exhibition Openings Hunt Slonem, best known for his neo-expressionist works featuring butterflies, bunnies and tropical birds, presents “In Two Worlds,” with an opening reception, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Madison Galleries, 1055 Wall St. The reception will feature a book signing by the artist....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Nov. 2

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Nov. 2

    Four Concerts The San Diego Early Music Society presents Spanish-style dance music as adapted in 17th century France with “Le Poeme Harmonique: Danza!” a program with strings, percussion, guitar and theorbo, as well as mezzo soprano Isabelle Druet, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5 at St. James by-the-Sea...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 26

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 26

    Things to go in La Jolla this week, including art exhibitions, concerts, halloween events, staged productions and live music.

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events, oct. 19

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events, oct. 19

    Catch a Concert San Diego New Music opens its 2017-18 season, “iN:transit,” with seven pieces curated by the Hausmann Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The Hausmann Quartet uses freeways and airports as a launching point to explore a program of...

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