Best Bets: A Brief Guide to (Mostly) Online Entertainment and Virtual Experiences – La Jolla Light

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

• I Love a Clean San Diego and the City of Encinitas present the sixth annual Zero Waste Fair online on Saturday, June 12th at 9:00 am. The live event offers training and workshops for all ages on low-waste living resources, composting tips, recycling, cutting edge environmental justice issues, and more. Free of charge, but donations are welcome. CleanSD.org

• 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. sdbikecoalition.org/basic-road-safety-class

• 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. ljcommunitycenter.org

Family & children

• The San Diego Architectural Foundation presents KidSketch online on Saturday, June 12th at 11am. Open to children – and adults – of all ages, the event features a lesson on sketching the Salomon Apartments on Bankers Hill, designed by La Jolla-based architect Henry Hester in the late 1950s. The KidSketch series is repeated every second Saturday of the month. Free. sdaf.wildapricot.org/event-4301545

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

Art and culture

• Adventures by the Book presents “Book Bingo (Mystery and Suspense): A Virtual Adventure by the Book” at 5pm on Thursday, June 10th, online. The event will be attended by writers Kim Taylor Blakemore, Laurie Buchanan, Rich Farrell, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, Ona Russell and Wendy Walker. Free. bit.ly/ABBJune10

• Mainly Mozart will present his All-Star Orchestra Festival 2021 from June 11th to 19th
the Del Mar Surf Cup Sports Park on Via de la Valle 14989. The event will feature personal, socially distant, assigned seating in an outdoor venue. On June 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19 there will be five concerts with members of renowned orchestras with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and others. $ 49- $ 500. mainlymozart.org / festival-orchestra

• DG Wills Books presents author and journalist Douglas Cavanaugh on Sunday, June 13th at 2pm at 7461 Girard Avenue. Cavanaugh will discuss his new book, Remembering Butch: The Butch Van Artsdalen Story. Free. dgwillsbooks.com

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the next “Jazz at the Athenaeum Streaming Live” concert on Monday, June 14th online with pianist Josh Nelson and guitarist Larry Koonse.

(Myles Regan / Regan digital image)

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the next “Jazz at the Athenaeum Streaming Live” concert online on Monday, June 14th at 7pm. The final event in the series features guitarist Larry Koonse and pianist Josh Nelson. $ 15 for Athenaeum members; $ 20 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/jazz

• The Warwick Bookstore is launching author Lionel Shriver online on Tuesday, June 15 at 4:00 pm. Shriver will be talking about her new book, Should We Stay or Should We Go. Free. warwicks.com/event/shriver-2021

• The New Children’s Museum will present “Reimagining Emotion with Risa Puno” on Wednesday, June 16, at 6 pm online. In the latest edition of the museum’s virtual “Artist Talks” series, the New York-based artist Puno discusses how a playful approach to serious world issues can help us better understand ourselves and relate to others. Free. thinkplaycreate.org/explore/artist-talks

Storytellers of San Diego presents “Storytelling: Tales and Legends of Scotland” online on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 pm.

Storytellers of San Diego presents “Storytelling: Tales and Legends of Scotland” online on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 pm.

(Courtesy Jonathan Kruk)

• 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. From 12 years. Free. storytellersofsandiego.org

• La Jolla Playhouse presents the “AAPI Artists Launch #StopAsianHate Campaign” streaming now 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. bit.ly/LJPlayhouseStopAsianHate

• The North Coast Repertory Theater presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth ”until Sunday, July 4th, online. The solo showcase, written by Mark St. Germain, plays Tovah Feldshuh as media figure Dr. Ruth. $ 35 for single viewing; $ 54 for group viewing. nordcoastrep.org

• Quint Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by San Diego-based artist Kelsey Brookes at 7655 Girard Avenue through Saturday, July 24th. The exhibition is an overview of Brookes’ art over the past 12 years. Free. quintgallery.com

Galas & Events

• The Center for Community Solutions will hold its “Tea & Tonic with a Twist” online and in person on Friday June 18 at 2:00 pm at the Coasterra in San Diego. The event features live music, a silent auction, and writer Chanel Miller. $ 150 and up for virtual or in-person. ccssd.org/tea-tonic-2021

• Promises2Kids presents 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 live online. Participants can buy golf balls at noon until June 24th, which are then loaded into a helicopter to drop the ball. The ball that lands closest to the pin wins a cash prize of $ 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. give.promises2kids.org/brighterfutures

• 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. ljcommunitycenter.org/soiree

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