The La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities that you can do on your computer or tablet during your quarantine dilemma.
Lectures & learning
• Gelson will present “Firestone Walker Beer Tasting” online on Thursday, January 28th at 6pm. The virtual event will be attended by master brewer Matt Brynildson and will conduct a tasting of three beers, which can be picked up from Gelson markets in Pacific Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad for $ 8.99 per six-pack each. gelsons.com/firestone
• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “Yiddish Fun Breyshis: Let’s Learn the Yiddish Alphabet Together!”. from Sunday, January 31, 11 a.m. The weekly 90-minute online course taught by Dave Fried starts each week with vowels and adds consonants to teach literacy in addition to culture, idioms, jokes, curses, and songs. $ 15 per class or $ 75 for all six classes. visit yaaana.com/2020/12/15/yiddish-from-the-beginning, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 719-1776.
• The La Jolla Community Center will present “Introduction to Writing Memories” online from Tuesday, February 2nd at 1pm. In the four-week course, which runs Tuesdays through February 23, author Kay Sanger teaches how to write about your experiences, people in your life, memorabilia, and places that have influenced you. $ 80 for Community Center members; $ 100 for non-members. Register at ljcommunitycenter.org/series.
• The Shiley Marcos Alzheimer Research Center at UC San Diego will present “Memories in the Museum – Museum of Photo Art” online on Tuesday, February 2nd at 2:00 pm. The free virtual tour, aimed at seniors with memory disorders, is part of a series that explores various museums in Balboa Park every first Tuesday of the month. bit.ly/memoriesmuseumfeb
• Warwick’s bookstore will be presented by author Susan Meissner on Tuesday, February 2nd at 4pm on Facebook Live. Meissner will talk to Kate Quinn about her new book “The nature of fragile things”. Free. warwicks.com/event/meissner-2021
Cindy Burke will be performing at a La Jolla Community Center on Wednesday February 3rd to discuss things we can do every day to be happier and more peaceful.
• The La Jolla Community Center is continuing its “Wednesday Connect” series with “Staying Positive, Confronting Frustration and Creating Opportunities” online on February 3rd at 10am. Cindy Burke will provide insight and advice on things we can do on a daily basis to be happier and more peaceful. Free. Register at ljcommunitycenter.org/wc.
• The Doris Howell Foundation will present “Howell Foundation Top Women’s Health Stories of 2020” online on Friday, February 5th at 12:00 noon. Guest speakers will review key research reports in 2020 and the potential impact on women’s health in 2021 and beyond. $ 25. Register at howellfoundation.org/upcoming-event.
Family & children
• The Nature Collective will present “Virtual Connections: Tidal Pools” online on Thursday, February 4th at 12:00. People of all ages can find out about local marine reserves and become Tidepool ambassadors. Register at thenaturecollective.org/events.
Art and culture
• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will continue its lecture series “Rembrandt & Vermeer: The Golden Age of Dutch Art” online on Thursday, January 28th at 6.30pm. Linda Blair will report on Rembrandt’s arrival in Amsterdam in 1631 and over the next decade. On February 4th, Blair will speak about Rembrandt’s later years. The lectures cost $ 14 each for Athenaeum members and $ 19 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures
• The San Diego Symphony presents “Wagner meets Mozart” online on Friday, January 29th at 7pm. The digital concert will be directed by Rafael Payare. $ 20. sandiegosymphony.org/digitalpass.
• Project [BLANK] presents “O man!” Friday, January 29, 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 31, 2 p.m., online. The program, which is sung in German with English and Spanish subtitles, starts Project [BLANKS]2021 multimedia concert series. $ 20; $ 10 for seniors and students. projectblanksd.org
• The Museum of Photographic Arts is hosting the Human Rights Watch Film Festival online February 2-8. The event features films and Q&A discussions on topics such as LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, equal access to childcare for working class parents, free speech and systemic racism. $ 9 and more. hrwfilmfestivalstream.org
• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is hosting Logan Lone Piano Concerts online on Friday, January 29th at 12:00 PM. This free concert with Brenda Greggio, recorded at the Athenaeum Art Center, will be posted on the Athenaeum’s YouTube channel. bit.ly/ljathyoutube
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is continuing its art history lecture series on Albrecht Dürer, whose self-portrait is shown, online on Tuesday, February 2nd.
• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will continue its five-week series of lectures on the history of art about Albrecht Dürer on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6.30pm. Victoria Martino will report on the artist’s second trip to Italy and his career from 1505 to 1512. Future sessions are February 9th and 16th. The lectures cost $ 14 each for Athenaeum members and $ 19 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures
• The Ovation Theater in Encinitas will stream four shows of All Shook Up starting Friday, January 29th at 7:00 pm. The music production filmed outdoors is inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley and is loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. Future shows will be streamed on January 17th at 5pm, February 5th at 7pm and February 6th at 4pm. $ 25; $ 40 for a group pass. ovationtheatre.org
• La Jolla Playhouse presents “A Thousand Opportunities” now streamed online. Each part of this work by 600 muggers explores the boundary between foreignness and kinship, distance and closeness, and how the most intimate gathering can become profoundly radical. Using numerous questions and prompts, people who have never met build a series of performances for each other. $ 25. bit.ly/ljpthousand
Virtual galas & events
• Covia, Well Connected and Well Connected Español are hosting the fourth annual Creative Aging Symposium online on Thursday, January 28th at 9:00 am. Speakers include an executive director, psychology and religious studies professors, storytellers, multimedia artists, and more. A donation of US $ 10 is recommended. bit.ly/creativeagingjan
• The Scripps Institution of Oceanography presents “Fishing for the Future” online on Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 pm, a boon for their marine conservation and technology organization. The two-part program offers both paid and free experiences: a VIP virtual reception with a sustainable seafood dinner from The Fishery in Pacific Beach and Cutwater Spirits (guests can pre-pick up their orders), and a live virtual event with a Short film and Q&A with experts in sustainable seafood, including scientists, policy makers, lawyers and supply chain specialists. $ 150 for VIP. act.ucsd.edu/sustainableseafood
• The 12th Annual Mitchell Thorp Warrior Spirit 5K will take place online February 6-21. The event, which benefits seriously ill children, offers a “Explore Your City” scavenger hunt, during which certificates and prizes are won. $ 40. Register at warriorspirit5K.org.
What entertainment and other activities have you found from (social) distance? Email your leads to email@example.com. ◆