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  • 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: March 29

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for Events: March 29

    Find Those Eggs! The La Jolla Rec Center Spring Egg Hunt, which draws hundreds of seekers every year, returns 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at 615 Prospect St. $5 admission includes arts and crafts, a meet-and-greet with Peter Rabbit, and a goodie bag. In the event of rain, activities...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: March 22

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: March 22

    A look at entertainment events in La Jolla this week, including several concerts, a health lecture on osteopathic medicine, the La Jolla Rec Center's spring activity week and a screening of "Sully."

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: March 15

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: March 15

    A look at events around town this week, including concerts, symphony debuts, art openings, last chances to see exhibits, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, silent film screenings, lectures and more

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Dec. 28

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Dec. 28

    New Year’s Eve Laughs Send off 2017 with a chuckle or two, as comedian Erik Griffin, one of the stars of “I’m Dying Up here” and “Workaholics” performs in six shows: 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 29-30, and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at La Jolla Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St. Tickets are $20, except...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Dec. 21

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Dec. 21

    Things to do in La Jolla and Balboa Park this week, including a Barbra Streisand tribute concert, art exhibits, holiday events and special events at Balboa Park.

  • 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...

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

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 12

    Things to do in La Jolla this week, inlcluding book fun, concerts, short stories, lectures, art exhibits, photograpy exhibits, art talks, movie screenings and more

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

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Oct. 5

    Something to See The work of award-winning artist and 17-year teacher at The Bishop’s School, Susan J. Osborn, is on display in the exhibition “Fields of Color” at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. The exhibit will be on display...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 28

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Sept. 28

    French Cinema, n’est pas? French Film Club of San Diego presents a screening of “Max & Leon,” a 2016 World War II comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Barré, and starring the comedy team of Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at San Diego French-American School,...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Aug. 17

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events, Aug. 17

    Pass the Popcorn! Movie in the Park at La Jolla Recreation Center will present “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (the Gene Wilder version), Saturday, Aug. 19 at 615 Prospect St. The event begins at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be children’s...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 10

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 10

    Two Guitar Concerts Robert Wetzel (one-half of the music group Odeum Guitar Duo) performs on solo guitar in a concert, “There’s Music in the Air,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Tickets: $10 with discounts. (858) 246-9300. mountsoledad.org/concertseriesschedule...

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

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: Aug. 3

    Song and Dance Fun Every weekday at 10 a.m. from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, the SummerFest coaching workshops pair master teachers and fellowship artists coach youth musicians from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservancy in concert at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. Details...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 27

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 27

    Three Concerts to Catch Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents Melissa Morgan, Graham Dechter and Alex Frank performing gems from the Great American Songbook, 8 p.m. July 28. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets $18-23 in advance, $25 at the door (includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres...

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

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 20

    On Stage “Guys and Dolls,” another quintessential Broadway gem is on stage with matinee and evening shows at The Old Globe in Balboa Park through Aug. 13. It stars Terence Archie as Sky Masterson and J. Bernard Calloway as Nathan Detroit (roles made famous in film by Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra)....

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 13

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 13

    There’s Music in the Air Green Flash Concert Series continues with local rocker Steve Poltz and opener Berkley Hart, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at the scenic Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way. 21 and older event. Tickets: $30.95-$35.95. (858) 534-3474. aquarium.ucsd.edu...

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

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: July 6

    Four Concerts (and one music-inspired event) The Farrell Family Jazz summer concert series concludes with Shai Maestro Trio, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the Athenaeum Library, 1008 Wall St. Features an Athenaeum debut by Israeli pianist Maestro. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-the-athenaeum...

  • La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: June 29

    La Jolla Light's Best Bets for events: June 29

    Game On! The world’s greatest video games — from Pac-Man to Pokémon in the eras of arcades to today’s online options — are on display at The Fleet for “Game Masters: The Exhibition,” with more than 100 playable games. The fun opens Saturday, July 1 and runs through Jan. 15, 2018. Fleet Science...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, June 15-21

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, June 15-21

    Meet Me in Iceland Why has Iceland been nominated as the “Most Peaceful Country in the World?” Find out at the La Jolla Photo Travelers Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Christa McReynolds shares photos from a hike through Iceland. Free....

  • BEST BETS for Things to Do in La Jolla, Week of June 5

    BEST BETS for Things to Do in La Jolla, Week of June 5

    La Jolla Recreation Center presents another “Parents Night Out,” where mom and dad can socialize with other adults while their children participate in games and crafts, 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at 615 Prospect St. Targeted to families with kids, ages 5-11. Admission: $10. (858) 552-1658. bitly.com/ljreccenter...

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