of la jolla light We present a continuing list of online activities and local in-person events.
• California Republican Women, La Jolla; will present a discussion about California’s fentanyl crisis, held on Thursday, September 28th at 11:30 a.m. at its La Jolla location. San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Brian Erickson, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, and Kelly McKay of the San Diego U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency will speak. $40 including lunch.For address, registration and payment information please email Skipandtoby@yahoo.com By Friday, September 22nd.
• At the La Jolla/Lyford Library, SAT test preparation session For students in grades 9-12, Saturday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. This session will be repeated on Saturdays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 18 ( (excluding November 11). Registration required by Sunday, September 24th. Free. bit.ly/469SJD6
• Yiddishland, California will be holding a discussion of the book “A Letter to My Father” by Kathleen Balgley on Saturday, October 7th from 7:00-8:30pm at 1128 Wall Street in La Jolla via Zoom. The book is a memoir about Balgley’s journey to discovering her Jewish heritage after learning that her father had a hidden identity as a Polish Jew. In-person registration is $40 for him until Saturday, September 23rd, and $50 for her after that. Zoom registration is $10 until September 23rd, $18 thereafter, or $40 with book. yiddishlandcalifornia.org
• A six-week series of classes called Conversational Yiddish for Beginners will be held on Thursdays from October 12th to November 16th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom at 1128 Wall Street, La Jolla, Yiddishland, California. In-person registration is $130 for all six classes, or $25 for each individual class, until Thursday, September 28th, and $150 and $30 after that. Registration fees for Zoom are $125 for all six classes, or $20 per class until September 28th, and $145 and $25 thereafter. yiddishlandcalifornia.org
• pen and paper writing class will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the La Jolla/Lyford Library (7555 Draper Ave.). Weekly classes are open to writers of all experience levels ages 18 and older. free. (858) 552-1657
Health & Fitness
• Sanford Burnham Prebys will be holding an open house on Thursday, September 28th from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the Cancer Center, 10901 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will offer guided tours and an opportunity to meet breast cancer scientists and learn about their recent discoveries and current treatments. free. Registration: bit.ly/3OOWkPU
• Jaruska Solyova holds a yoga class “Breathe better, look younger, and feel more flexible with yoga.” 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1160 Coast Blvd. in La Jolla. Weekly classes will continue until his September 26th. $20 per class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
art and culture
• arthur hammonds and his knights We’ll be playing Hennessy’s Tavern, 811 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, on Friday, September 22nd from 4-7 p.m. free.
• La Jolla Historical Society holds opening reception. “A story about a tiger, a unicorn, and a puppy” It will be held at Wisteria Cottage Gallery, 780 Prospect Street, on Friday, September 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit, which focuses on three former area landmarks: Unicorn Theatre, Mithras Books and Green Tiger Press, will open on Saturday, September 23rd. , through Sunday, January 21st. free. lajollahistory.org
• La Jolla Community Center 4th Friday Jazz Series Sept. 22, 7 p.m., trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and pianist Irving Flores, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $25 for community center members. $30 for non-members. ljcommunitycenter.org/ffjs
• Warwick Bookstore will host a meet and greet and book signing in partnership with the La Jolla Historical Society. alexandra day The fame of Sandra Darling, author of the popular “Good Dog Curl” series and co-founder of San Diego’s Green Tiger Press, will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. It was conducted. Free; books will be available for purchase. warwicks.com/event/alexandra-day-2023
• La Jolla Art Association artist reception The exhibition “Our Beautiful San Diego” will be held at the La Jolla/Lyford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., on Saturday, September 23, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. The exhibit continues until Friday, October 27th. (858) 552-1657
• La Jolla-based Bodhi Tree Concerts presents a new version of composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s chamber opera “Autumn Valentine” Saturday, Sept. 23, at UCSD Park & Market, 1100 Market Street, downtown San Diego. Gordon added three new songs to the opera, which will be rewritten and performed with a chamber orchestra and soprano Angelina Lo and baritone Michael Sokol. Performances begin at 8pm, followed by a pre-show chat with the composer at 7pm. It’s $30-$40. bodhitreeconcerts.org/autumn-valentine
• gun band The performance will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Hennessy’s Tavern, 811 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla. The band will perform his favorite 1960s songs, which he has put a 21st century spin on. free.
• author Phyllis Schwartz We’ll be signing copies of our new children’s book, “Mama Wombat, No More War!” Sunday, September 24th from noon to 2pm at Warwick Bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. warwicks.com/event/schwartz-2023
• Warwick Bookstore Giveaway jennifer gassner Author of “My Unexpected Life: Beyond Diagnosis and Finding Balance.” Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The book is about Gassner’s experiences after being diagnosed with a rare, progressive neuromuscular disease at the age of 17. warwicks.com/event/gasner-2023
• author lara love hardin Monday, September 25th at 7:30 p.m. at Warwick Bookstore, 7812 Girard Avenue, in conversation with Jason Brittman about his new book, The Many Lives of Mama Love: A Reminiscence of Lies, Steals, Writing and Healing. Talk about and sign. , La Jolla. Free, or $28.99 for reserved seats and books. warwicks.com/event/hardin-2023
• La Jolla Playhouse presents world premiere production “Sumo” Tuesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Mandel Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The play tells the story of six men who attend an elite sumo training facility in Tokyo and features live drumming. Performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm (except October 1st). From $25 to $68. lajollaplayhouse.org/show/sumo
• “Fallen Star” —The little blue house at the edge of the seventh-floor roof of the Jacobs School of Engineering building at the University of California, San Diego will reopen for public tours on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The fully furnished house was created for UCSD in 2012 by artist Do Ho Soo. Stuart Collection, set in a garden of vines, flowers and vegetables. Tours for groups of 7 to 30 people are available for 30 minutes on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and tours for groups of up to 6 people are available on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will be held for 15 minutes. free. reservation: stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/map/index.html
• Warwick bookstore introduces author kelly maher Watch her sit down with Stephen Lowery to discuss and sign her new book, All You Have to Do Is Call, on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30pm at 7812 Girard Avenue in La Jolla. She’s $28 for free, or reserved seats and books. warwicks.com/event/maher-2023
• La Jolla Art Association summer exhibition Through September, La Jolla Community Center (6811 La Jolla Blvd.) The exhibition features paintings and photographs by association members. LaJollaArtAssociation.org
• At the La Jolla/Lyford Library, Filipino American Heritage Month Exhibition October 1-17, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657
• Presented by the University of California, San Diego School of Visual Arts. “Natural scenery” It runs through Monday, Oct. 2 at the Mandeville Art Gallery, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. A variety of digital works by his artists use artificial intelligence, generative algorithms, 3D scanning, and more to illustrate the impact of technological evolution on the natural world. free. mandevilleartgallery.ucsd.edu
• pianist Isata Kaneh Mason will perform at Baker Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. She will perform selections by Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin. From $58 to $98. theconrad.org/events/isata-kanneh-mason
• La Jolla Playhouse Giveaway “Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical” Through Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. A work based on the now deceased reporter “Gonzo”. Over $25. lajollaplayhouse.org
• Quint Gallery exhibits drawings by artists ryan mcguinness Through Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The 40 drawings are made in ink, charcoal, and acrylic on paper. free. quintgallery.com/exhibitions
• Athenaeum Music & Art Library hosts exhibition “Françoise Giraud: Lithograph: 1950-1990” Through Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Giraud is a French artist who arrived in La Jolla in 1969 and lived there until 1995, when she married her second husband, the renowned scientist Jonas, after Salk’s death. I left. Gilot passed away in June of this year. This exhibition features many lithographs that have never been exhibited before. free. ljathenaeum.org/current-exhibitions/#rotunda
• Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts exhibition “Kelly Akashi: Formation” through Sunday, Feb. 18, at 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. Akashi often combines her hand-blown glass and wax forms with her own hand-cast bronzes, each a unique record of the slowly changing human body. This exhibition is the first major exhibition and catalog of her work. mcasd.org/exhibitions/kelly-akashi-formations
festivals and events
• arts and crafts group La Jolla Newcomers Club members will meet on Monday, September 25th from 2-4pm to work on creating vintage-style collage art paper gift tags for special occasion and holiday gifts and activities.Learn more about lajollanewcomers.org Or call us at (858) 496-8655.
• La Jolla Playhouse hosts annual events innovation night Monday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. This event is an opportunity to network with arts and science executives and innovators through a gallery featuring food, cocktails, and interactive exhibits. Proceeds support the Playhouse’s new work development program, the Without Walls series, and artist commissions and residencies. $250. lajollaplayhouse.org/support/join-the-party/innovation-night
• Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. wine divineadvantages for Walden Family Services, Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m., at 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. Walden is a foster care, adoption, and youth services agency based in San Diego. The event will include cocktails, a three-course dinner, a live auction and jazz music by the Ed Kornhauser Trio. Over $800. waldenfamily.org/wine-dvine-2023
Do you have an event you’d like to host here, online or in-person? Email your lead to Rob Vardon (email@example.com) by Friday noon for inclusion in next week’s issue. ◆