Finest Bets for the Break: A fast information to on-line leisure and digital experiences

This is an ongoing series of online activities that you can do on your computer or tablet during your quarantine problem.

Lectures & learning

• UC San Diego will present “A Deep Look into Earth Day 2021: The Changing Climate of Our Natural World” online on Thursday, April 22nd, at 12:00 noon. UCSD researchers offer a range of perspectives on how climate, human activities, and other forces connect with the natural world. Free.

• Citizens’ Climate Lobby presents the “Wild & Scenic” film festival online from Thursday, April 22nd, 7:00 pm. The event, which runs through April 27, features 20 award-winning films on nature, activism, conservation, climate change, wildlife, environmental justice and agriculture. $ 25 ($ 20 with discount code CCLSDN); $ 15 for students.

• Sharp HealthCare will be presenting the Sharp Women’s Health Conference 2021 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 24th, online. The event will feature author Elizabeth Gilbert as keynote speaker, an interactive virtual exhibition hall and other experiences. $ 45.

• ARCS San Diego, a nonprofit led by women, is hosting an online event, ARCS Scientist of the Year 2021, on Sunday, April 25th at 6:00 pm. The event will highlight 46 scientists and multiple alumni and honor Erica Ollmann Saphire of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, one of the world’s foremost experts on emerging viruses. Free.

LJCC is presenting “Bird Watching In and Around San Diego” online with biologist Nigella Hillgarth on Wednesday April 28th.

The La Jolla Community Center is presenting “Bird Watching In and Around San Diego” online with biologist Nigella Hillgarth on Wednesday April 28th.


• The La Jolla Community Center will present “Bird Watching In and Around San Diego” online on Wednesday, April 28th at 10:00 am. Biologist Nigella Hillgarth provides an introduction to bird watching and equipment, how to attract birds to your yard and where to see birds in the San Diego area. Free.

• Drugs & Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases nonprofit will host a webinar on COVID-19 status in San Diego County on Wednesday, April 28th at 11:30 am. Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, a medical advisor to the county’s Health & Human Services Agency, will be walking participants in all efforts to address COVID-19 from the HHSA’s perspective, including the status of local cases, vaccination rates, and prioritization of moving to less restrictive levels and more. Free.

• The San Diego League of Women Voters will present “Fight Racism, Embrace Diversity” online on Wednesday, April 28th at 11:30 am. A trio of panelists will discuss the history of discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in America, focusing on the intersectionality of misogyny and racism among AAPI women. Free.

• The Center for Community Solutions will conclude a series of virtual sexual assault workshops online on Wednesday April 28 at 4:00 pm with a discussion of how to support survivors. Free.

• The Jewish Family Services in San Diego will present “Making It Work: Lessons from the life of the global fashion icon Tim Gunn” online on Thursday, April 29th at 12.00 noon. The event will raise mental health awareness as Gunn shares how he got over his struggles. $ 36; VIP tickets that include access to a meet-and-greet with Gunn are $ 250.

• UC San Diego will present “Bringing Climate Action Together: Addressing Climate Change at All Levels” online on Thursday, April 29th at 5:00 pm. The event, which is part of the university’s “Evenings of Unconventional Wisdom” series, offers expert perspectives on new and practical ways to protect the health and well-being of the world’s people and the environment. Free.

Art and culture

• San Diego Fashion Week presents a Spring Showcase on Thursday, April 22nd at 6pm. Jodi Kodesh is hosting a live show on Instagram and Facebook to get a sneak peek at the main October event, and up to 40 people attend in person at the U4RIK Distillery & Part of Event Space in San Marcos. The online ad is free of charge. In-person tickets are $ 50.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library continues its “On Broadway! Greetings to the Broadway Musical ”series of lectures on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm, online with Jacqueline Silver about the Golden Age on Broadway, including“ Annie Get Your Gun ”and“ West Side Story ”. On Thursday April 29th, the series will continue the discussion of the Golden Age on Broadway, including “The Sound of Music”. $ 17 per talk for Athenaeum members; $ 22 for non-members.

The Old Globe presents

The Old Globe will present “Hamlet: On the Radio” (pictured) on KPBS / 89.5 FM and on the KPBS website from Friday, April 23rd.


• The Old Globe presents Hamlet: On the Radio in two parts: Friday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm – Shakespeare’s birthday – and Saturday, April 24th, 7:00 pm on KPBS / 89.5 FM and the KPBS website. Free.

• The Scripps Ranch Theater and Oceanside Theater Company present “My Brooklyn Hamlet,” which will be streamed online from Friday April 23 through Sunday April 25. Written and played by Brenda Adelmen, the one-woman show is about love and hate, passion and deafness, and how to find joy after losing it all. The show will also stream Friday April 30th through Sunday May 2nd. $ 22.

• Write Out Loud and the San Diego Shakespeare Society present the 16th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival online on Saturday, April 24th at 11 am. The event will feature performances by students from across San Diego County performing scenes and monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Free.

• Adventures by the Book presents “Under the Southern Sky: An Exclusive Fireside Chat by the Fireplace” on Sunday, April 25th, at 3pm online. Author Kristy Woodson Harvey will present the live event in a discussion on her book “Under the Southern Sky”. $ 20.49 including a signed paperback book.

• On Monday, April 26th, at 12 noon, Vanguard Culture will present the “Creative Industry Roundtable: Honoring Larry T. Baza” online. The event will be attended by creatives and art patrons honoring Baza, a San Diego arts guide who passed away on February 20. Free.

• Warwick’s Bookstore is launching writer Katie Quinn online on Tuesday, April 27th at 3pm. Quinn will speak to Jen Phanomrat about her new book Cheese, Wine and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy and France. $ 33.49 including a signed book and more.

• UC San Diego presents Blacktronica: Sound for Humanity online on Wednesday April 28th at 7:00 pm. The event will include a series of performances by six musicians who have been asked to reflect on sound and how their choices will in any way contribute to humanity. $ 10.

• The North Coast Repertory Theater presents “Einstein Comes Through,” which will be streamed online starting Wednesday April 28th. The piece, written by David Ellenstein and Marc Silver, shows Jake Broder in a solo performance as Hank, who takes the audience on a journey that is inspired by the wit and wisdom of Hank’s idol Albert Einstein. Available until Sunday, May 23rd. Tickets $ 35- $ 54.

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