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 second Saturday features a Divorce Q&A at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at La Jolla Christian Fellowship, 627 Gentler St. The panel will include divorce professionals such as attorneys, finance and real estate specialists and the La Jolla Certified Divorce Coach India Kern. $10.

• The La Jolla Community Center presents “Growing Cacti and Succulents 101” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, online. Jennifer Greene, San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society Board Member, will speak. Free.

• Design Lab of UC San Diego and California 100 present“Future Perspectives in Health Equity and Technological Innovation” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, online and at the UCSD Design & Innovation Building, Room 202, Matthews Lane and Voight Drive, La Jolla. The conference, part of the “Designing California’s Future” series, will feature a panel of industry leaders.

• The Institute of the Americas presents “ The USMCA and the Future of Mexican Economic Competitiveness » at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Luis de la Calle, Managing Director and Founding Partner of De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, Former Undersecretary for International Trade Negotiations at the Mexican Ministry of Economy and Former Minister for Trade Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. , will present. Free. Registration is mandatory.

• The Pen to Paper Writing Course takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Art class with Mel” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at 7555 Draper Avenue. Artist Mel Clarkston will lead the monthly class, teaching different techniques and art projects. The program, funded by the nonprofit organization Friends of the La Jolla Library, is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Supplies are provided. Free. Registration is

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga“Full Moon Cocoa Ceremony with Kelly Collins” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $45.

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club presents “gentle yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all levels and open to the public. $15.

arts & culture

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents its Visit to the secret garden on Saturday, May 14, at various locations in La Jolla. A Secret Garden boutique will be offered at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., with gardening accessories, plants and gifts for purchase. Tours cost $50 in advance and $60 on the day of the tour ($40 for Historical Society members). A platinum tour is available for $150 ($140 for Historical Society members). To visit and click on “Events”.

• Adventures by the Book presents ” Mustique Island: A Virtual Zoom Adventure” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, online. Author Sarah McCoy will discuss her new novel, “Mustique Island,” with author Kate Quinn. $5 and up.

• La Jolla United Methodist Church presents its annual spring concert “Songs of Praise and Promise” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The concert will feature the Chancel and Dorian bell choirs, soloists and a string ensemble. Free.

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Purely Romantic” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. On the program, works by Robert Schumann, Camillo Schumann and Max Bruch performed by violinists Ambroise Aubrun and Benjamin Hoffman, violist Andrew Picken, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Zachary Deak. $

• Pianist Rossina Grieco will perform a noon solo concert on Monday, May 16 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Free. No reservations or tickets are required, but donations are welcome. First come, first served.

Warwick Bookstore will feature author Natalie Jenner on Wednesday, May 18 online.

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• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Natalie Jenner at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, online. Jenner will talk about her new book, “Bloomsbury Girls.” Free.

• The Athenaeum’s Music and Art Library features a collective jazz band George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua and Darek Oles at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. $40 for Athenaeum members; $45 for

• The Jolla Music Society presents the pianist Roberto Fonseca at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at 7600 Fay Ave. The concert will honor Fonseca’s Afro-Cuban roots while embracing modern music. $83.

• The Quint gallery presents “Bounteous: a collective exhibition” until Saturday, May 21, at 7655 and 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features many of the artists the Quint Gallery has exhibited over the years, with styles including Californian light and space, abstraction, photography, drawing, and sculpture.

• The avant-garde culture present “An artist at the table” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at a private residence in La Jolla. The event will feature a five-course menu from Chef Ron Oliver and private tours of the world’s largest collection of African and Oceanic art. $375.

• BFree Studio presents “Eternal Rebirth” until Sunday, May 29, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by multidisciplinary street artist, photographer, writer and filmmaker TrustyScribe. Free.

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present aart exhibitionto May at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibition includes works by artists Beverly Brock, Ann Chaitin, Sharon Hinkley, Daniel Kilgore, Ralph Kingery, Dana Levine, Sherry Roper, Vita Sorrentino, Dottie Stanley and Minnie Valero. Free.

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents“Timeless: Black and White Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn”through Saturday, June 4, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition presents a selection of portraits of journalist and art collector Quinn. Free.

• UC San Diego’s Gallery QI presents the exhibition“#RetroColectiva”through Thursday, June 23, at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Visual Arts Department Chair Ricardo Dominguez draws inspiration from initiatives and art at the intersection of technology, political activism, and critical theory. Free. E-mail [email protected]

• The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition“Mark of Suvero”through Saturday, June 25, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes steel sculptures and drawings. Free.

Galas & events

The Grill at Torrey Pines will present

The Grill at Torrey Pines will present “Playing with Fire” on Monday, May 16.


• The Grill at Torrey Pines presents“Play with fire”beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Executive Chef Paul Arias’ monthly outdoor grilling series will kick off with Chef Eric Gallerstein (Mastiff Sausage Co.) and The Lost Abbey Brewing Co. and will feature different local chefs and breweries each session. $95.

• The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association presents a“Fundraising for Junior Adaptive Sports Camps”at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at 2665 Caminito Merion, La Jolla. The event will include burgers, beers, a silent auction and wheelchair sports demonstrations to raise funds for an annual summer camp for local children with disabilities. Suggested donation of $20. RSVP to Jennifer Koetting at[email protected]

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