Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

This is an ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

• The Pen to Paper Writing Course resumes at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 3 at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Masks are mandatory. To free. (858) 552-1657

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “Libe un Erotik — Love and Erotic” Yiddish vocabulary lessons at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 4 at 1128 Wall St., La Jolla. Chocolates and wine are included. No knowledge of Yiddish is required. $15.

• La Jolla artist Sharon Hinckley presents a Still life during watercolor painting starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 7, online. The course continues each week until Monday, June 6. All levels are welcome. To free.

The La Jolla Community Center will feature Joseph Wang discussing wearable body sensors on Tuesday, February 8 online.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “Wearable sensors on the body: how these devices can help manage disease and monitor health status” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, online. Joseph Wang will lead the presentation of wearable sensors that noninvasively collect information about the health of a person’s body and provide this information continuously. To free.

• League of Women Voters San Diego and North San Diego County chapters present “Teaching Diversity and Controversy About Critical Race Theory” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, online. The program will include an overview of the issue by League members and presentations by University of San Diego law professor Roy Brooks and UC Riverside associate professor of education Rita Kohli. To free.

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Excursion: La Jolla Historical Society” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 780 Prospect St. Youth Services Librarian Katia Graham will lead the tour, which will include a tour of Wisteria Cottage and lessons about the history of African Americans in La Jolla. The tour is suitable for children of all ages and their guardians. To free. Registration is mandatory.

arts & culture

• Adventures by the Book Presents “Secrets of the Sprakkar: an exclusive virtual adventure” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, online. Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland, will speak about her new book, “Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World”. $5 and up.

• The Comedy Store La Jolla presents the comedian Steve Trevino at various times from Thursday, February 3 through Sunday, February 6, at 916 Pearl St. $25.

• The San Diego Symphony Orchestra presents “The four Seasons” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 6 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The performance will feature guest violinist Elena Urioste and will be conducted by Christopher Dragon.

• UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts presents a guest lecture with Christina Fernandez at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 4, online. Fernandez, a Los Angeles-based photographer, explores her personal connections to LA in her works. To free.

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 4 in various galleries in the Village. Food and entertainment will be offered in partnership with local businesses. To free.

• The L&G Projects gallery presents “A Corner of a Minute” beginning Friday, February 4, at 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition will feature new works by expressionist Sepideh Ilsley until Sunday, April 3. Free.

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Russian Masterpieces” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will feature music by Rachmaninoff and Arensky performed by violinist Benjamin Hoffman, cellist Taeguk Mun and pianist Hyejin Kim. $

• The San Diego Repertory Theater airs an encore presentation of a filmed version of Herbert Siguenza’s solo play “A weekend with Pablo Picasso” until Sunday, February 6. Siguenza’s play premiered at the Rep in 2010. Original director Todd Salovey and Tim Powell turned it into a feature film in 2020 that was shot around San Diego. Siguenza plays the role of Picasso. Pay What You Can tickets start at $15.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the series online “Mondrian the modernist” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 8. The five-part lecture on art history, presented by Victoria Martino, commemorates the 150th birthday of the late Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. $16 per talk and $70 for the series for Athenaeum members; $21 and $95 for non-members.

• Humans Rights Watch presents its San Diego Film Festival until Tuesday, February 8, online. The festival showcases films by new and established international filmmakers on human rights topics. $9 general admission; $35 for a festival pass.

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Rebecca Bags at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, online. Sacks will discuss his debut novel, “City of a Thousand Gates,” with author Vu Tran. To free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents a Nordic folk group Circus of Dreamers at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9 at the JAI Theater, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. $63 or more; includes a $15 food and beverage voucher.

• The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presents the 32nd edition San Diego International Jewish Film Festival starting Wednesday, February 9, online and at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. The festival will screen 25 feature films, eight short films and three television series until Sunday February 20. $12 for JCC members; $15 for non-members.

• Musica Vivace, based in La Jolla, presents “Self Reflection” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The inaugural season begins with Ling Ju Lai playing Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’. $30.

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents the “Show by three artists” through Wednesday, February 16, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Jeweler Ann Craig, painter Paula McColl and photographer Edie High Sanchez will display their works for sale. To free.

• The Quint gallery presents “Sasha Koozel Reibstein: Are You Okay In The Dark? » until Saturday, March 5, at 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features recent ceramic sculptures by Reibstein, a San Diego-based artist and curator. To free.

• The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition “José Luis Cuevas” through Saturday, March 26, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. Fifteen drawings by the artist from 1973 to 1984 will be exhibited. To free.

Galas & events

• Be Boutique will host aFundraising for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7910 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla. The event will include drinks, raffle prizes for those who wear red and more.

Gelson's will present

Gelson’s will present “An Online Tasting with Daou” on Thursday, February 10.

(Courtesy of Gelson)

• Gelson’s supermarket presents“An online tasting with Daou”at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 10. The event will feature Daou wines paired with a plate of premium Gelson’s cheeses and charcuterie. Wines are $21.99 and $54.99; the cheese plate is $24.99. All are available for pickup February 9 and 10 at Gelson Markets in Pacific Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad.

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