This La Jolla Lights Showcasing ongoing listings of online events and local live events.
Lectures and Learning
• Compass and Athena Advisers propose a “Golden Visa Seminar” Friday, February 3 at 6 p.m. at 5623 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. Guests can learn what Golden Visas are, how they work and what it takes to participate in the scheme. free.To register, call (619) 300-5032 or visit athenaadvisers.com/sandiego.
• International Institute and Risk Scholar, presented at UC San Diego “Russia’s war on Ukraine: How and why Putin wants to change history” Monday, February 6 at 11 a.m., SSB 105, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. Ukrainian historian Ihor Lylo, who will be in residence in the UCSD History Department this year, will be speaking. Food will be provided. free. tinyurl.com/5n8b5yjm
• Presents from Alliance of Women Voters of San Diego “Restorative Justice in Education” Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 pm, online. The webinar will feature speakers discussing restorative justice and its role in conflict resolution in schools. free. bit.ly/LWVSDFeb9
• This pen and paper writing class Held every Thursday at 1 p.m. at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Weekly lessons are open to writers of all experience levels, ages 18 and up. free. (858) 552-1657
family and children
• La Jolla/Riford Library Display “STEAM TUESDAY SPECIAL EDITION” Tuesday, February 7 at 4 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Episcopal School teen Athena Coco Hernandez will discuss her book on coding, “Cómo Codificar para Niñ@s: Una Introducción a Python” (How to Code for Kids: An Introduction to Python), in Spanish. This will be followed by a coding workshop for grades 5-10. free. Capacity is limited and registration is required. lajollalibrary.org
• Yiddishland California gift “Yiddishlan Arts Club” “Kids’ Yiddish Art Lesson” Mondays and Thursdays February 6-March 6 at 3:30pm and Wednesdays February 1-March 8 at 12:45pm, both at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. Classes for ages 5-10 will engage participants in Yiddish culture and heritage through the arts. $30 per lesson. yiddishlandcalifornia.org/yiddish-art-class-for-children
health and fitness
• La Jolla Cove Bridge Club gift “Breathe, Feel, Stretch, Relax and Heal” Every Wednesday through February at 4:40 p.m. at 1160 Coast Blvd. Weekly lessons are available for all levels. $15 per lesson.e-mail email@example.com.
• The La Jolla Woman’s Club gift “Gentle Yoga” Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. at 7791 Draper Ave. Weekly lessons are for all levels and are open to the public. 15 dollars.
Arts and Culture
• La Jolla Village Merchants Association gift First Friday La Jolla Art Walk 3rd February at 4pm at various locations in The Village. Several galleries will be open late and partner with local businesses to provide food and entertainment. free. bit.ly/VMAFirst Friday
• Presented by BFree Studio “What are you looking at?” Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m., 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The two-hour art club/salon will discuss contemporary art. 10 USD. bit.ly/BFreeFeb4
• Reception at La Jolla Library Art Gallery “California Colors” Saturday, February 4 at 3 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibit, featuring contemporary and impressionist color paintings by Cathy Carey, Kate Joiner and Jason Nelson, is on view through Monday, March 13. free.
• gay presence “The Essence of Tango” Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Beckbaum Hall, Conrad Prebys Center for the Performing Arts, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The event will highlight several renowned tango composers and the world premiere of Andrés Martin’s “Tango Bajo el Agua” (Underwater Tango). $35-95. theconrad.org/events/essence-tango
• Envision gift from Canyon Crest Academy “Afternoon at the Art of Athena” Sunday, February 5 at 3pm at the Athenaeum Music & Art Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla. The Envision Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra and singers will perform, and student artwork will be on display and available for purchase. All proceeds go to Envision, Canyon Crest’s art project. $45. bit.ly/ccaFeb
• Music salon performance “Chopin: Concerto by a Blue-Eyed Beauty” Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. at the La Jolla Ladies Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Performances will include soprano Alisa Johnston, violinists Ambrose Obren and Benjamin Hoffman, violaist Jonah Sirota, cellist Michael Kaufman, double bass Virtuoso Ryan Baird and pianist Vijay Venkatesh. $95. lesalondemusiques.com
• Presented by BFree Studio “Blue Sky: Painting” Through Sunday, February 5, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The solo exhibition includes works by Cecilia Wong Kaiser. free. bfreestudio.net
• Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego “Alexis Smith: The American Way” Through Sunday, February 5 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Smith’s mixed-media collages that draw heavily on film, literature and popular culture. $25. mcasd.org website
• Warwick’s bookstore introduces the author James Patterson and Matt Eversman Wednesday, February 8 at 4 p.m., online. Patterson and Eversmann will discuss their new book, Walking the Blue Line. free. warwicks.com/event/patterson-and-eversmann-2023
• La Jolla Community Center Display “Wednesday Opera” Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Soprano Michelle Rowe will perform with the other three. A $10-20 donation is suggested. ljcommunitycenter.org/opera-wednesdays
• Russell Lectures at the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art Chizu Saldamando Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m., Price Center Theater, 9500 Gilman Blvd., La Jolla. Saldamando is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist who focuses primarily on portraiture, craft, and drawing. Free for MCASD members and UCSD staff and students; $15 for everyone else. bit.ly/RussellFeb2023
• Yiddishland California gift “Jewish Love Songs with Lisa Fishman” Friday, February 10th at 7pm, online and at a private residence in La Jolla. Murlocs sing romantic and comedic tunes. $10 and up. Registered address. bit.ly/yiddishlandlove
• RB Stevenson Gallery presentation “monochrome” Through Saturday, February 11, at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features the latest work by San Francisco-based artists Judith Foosaner and Mark Perlman. rbstevensongallery.com
• Presented by the La Jolla Music Society “Nat Geo Live: Vertical Life” Thursday, February 16 at 7pm, 7600 Fay Ave. Big-wall climber Mark Synnott’s lecture will detail his adventures and research, and include a question-and-answer session. $20 and up. www.theconrad.org
• Gift from Quint Gallery “some palm trees” Through Saturday, February 18 at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. San Diego-based artist Perry Vasquez’s exhibition centers on palm trees, symbols of California idealism. free. Quint Gallery
• La Jolla Playhouse gift “Outsider” Beginning Sunday, February 19 at the Mandell Weiss Theater, 2910 Village Blvd, La Jolla. This musical retells the story of the bond between brothers and the hope we all hold. Showings will run through Sunday March 19th. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org
• Introduction of Qualcomm Research Institute “Beyond the Metaverse with Our World: Indigenous Stories Everywhere” Through Friday, March 17, at the QI Gallery, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The exhibit is an educational extended reality platform and mobile app designed to integrate Native American heritage and knowledge with everyday environments. free. galleryqi.ucsd.edu
Evenings and Events
• St. Sarkis Armenian Church exhibits its first anniversary party Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. The black tie optional event will feature dinner and the Allen G Orchestra. $250 and up.e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Presented by Mission Bay High School’s Preservation Jazz Band fundraising concert Wednesday, February 22 at the La Jolla Women’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave., 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support the band’s biennial San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Goodwill Mission Tour in April, during which the band will be in Japan. 20 dollars. missionbaymusic.com/japanmbhs
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