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

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

Lectures & learning

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America is presenting “Not Your Usual Intensive Yiddish Language and Culture Program for Spring” online starting Monday, February 22, 8:00 am. The program includes Yiddish courses, activities and cultural programs and runs through Sunday March 7th. yaaana.com/new-yiddish-program

• Vanguard Culture presents “Money Making for Creatives: Adaptation and Success in Uncertain Times” on Monday, February 22nd at 12:00 noon. Shaun Cassidy, business growth strategist, will discuss how to make your art practice marketable and profitable. Recommended donation $ 5. bit.ly/vanguardmoney

• UC San Diego presents “The Fear Factor: Investigating Suspicion and Vaccines” online on Monday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm. The first of five virtual “Evenings of Unconventional Wisdom” offers a discussion of negative public perceptions of vaccines and how to build confidence in health technology. bit.ly/ucsdfearfactor

Alexandre Colas is one of the speakers in How To Fix A Broken Heart online on February 23rd.

Alexandre Colas is one of the speakers scheduled online for Tuesday, February 23rd for the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute’s How to Fix a Broken Heart.

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• The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is presenting “How to Fix a Broken Heart” online on Tuesday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm. SBP researchers will discuss the science that protects, repairs, and regenerates a sick heart. Free. bit.ly/sbpHeart

• The League of Women Voters of San Diego presents “Power Struggle” online on Wednesday, February 24th at 11:30 am. The webinar will discuss the arguments for and against privatizing the city’s gas and electricity utilities. Free. bit.ly/lowvpower

• UC San Diego presents “A Conversation With Kevin Young” online on Wednesday, February 24th at 5:30 pm. Young, a poet, author, and director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will examine his most recent work, “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Fighting and Singing.” Free. bit.ly/ucsdkevinyoung.

• Gelson will present the “Far Niente Wine Tasting Event” online on Wednesday, February 24th at 6pm. The event offers two wines paired with cheese and sausage platters at special prices. Registration and advance payment by February 23; Pick up from Gelson’s Del Mar (2707 Via de la Valle), Pacific Beach (730 Turquoise St.) or Carlsbad (7660 El Camino Real). gelsons.com/farniente

• Warwick’s Bookstore will be presented by author Ruth Druart on Thursday, February 25th at 12:00 PM on Facebook Live. Druart will discuss her new book “While Paris Slept” with Sarah Sleeper. Free. warwicks.com/event/druart-2021

Family & children

• The Center for Community Solutions offers a series of online workshops on healthy relationships every Thursday through March 4 at 4:00 pm. Aimed at those ages 13 to 24, the workshops focus on preventing dating violence, covering topics such as communication and jealousy (February 18), technology and consent (February 25), and unpacking messages in Porn (March 4th). Free. bit.ly/TDVAMworkshops

Art and culture

• The Belly Up in Solana Beach presents the 12th annual bash for the 50th birthday of Steve Poltz online on Friday, February 19th at 7pm. The livestream event continues Poltz’s tradition of celebrating his birthday at The Belly Up. $ 20. bit.ly/poltz50th

• The La Jolla Music Society will present “Jazz in the Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis” online on Saturday, February 20th at 7pm. The free event features Pulitzer Prize-winning composer “The Democracy! Suite.” ljms.org

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• The Belly Up in Solana Beach presents The White Buffalo’s “Songs of Anarchy” concert on Sunday, February 21st at 5pm online. The White Buffalo is Jake Smith, singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, and Emmy nominee. $ 10. bauchuplive.com/the-white-buffalo

• The San Diego State University Chinese Cultural Center, the San Diego Chinese History Museum, the SDSU Jewish Institute, and Emanuel-El Temple will host an online screening of “Above the Drowning Sea” on Sunday, February 21. The film tells the story of Jews who fled Nazi-controlled Vienna in the middle of the 20th century and found refuge in Shanghai, China. The screening includes commentary from the director and producer of the film. For more information, send an email to mu-ting.huang@sdsu.edu.

• Point Loma Playhouse presents the online streaming “The Meeting” from February 26th to 28th. The Jeff Stetson drama depicts a hypothetical meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Directed by Jerry Pilato with Rhys Greene and JK Weldon. $ 10 and more. bit.ly/themeetingptloma

• Writing aloud, the San Diego Public Library, La Jolla Historical Society, and San Diego Writers Ink are launching the San Diego Decameron Project online on Friday, February 26th at 7:00 pm. 25 judges selected the 100 best unpublished stories from San Diegans. The winners will be published on the websites of the above partners. The 10 most compelling stories will be read by Write Out Loud actors at the event on February 26th. Free. writeoutloud.ticketspice.com/san-diego-decameron-project-celebration

Virtual galas & events

• United Way of San Diego County and Warwick’s La Jolla Bookstore are hosting a virtual book promotion for National Read Across America Day through Friday, March 12th. Local businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate new children’s books. uwsd.org.

• Encinitas4Equality presents the virtual benefit concert of Black History Month on Saturday, February 27th at 6pm online. The event will be attended by artists, the E4E leadership team and others to support black businesses and the reopening of the BIPOC Collective Storefront & Multicultural Community Center in Encinitas. $ 50 and above; Some packages include dinner and drinks and must be purchased by Saturday, February 20 for delivery through the event. bit.ly/E4Econcert

What entertainment and other activities have you found from (social) distance? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com. ◆

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

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

Valentine’s day

• The San Diego Oasis is offering virtual classes for older adults including “The Heart as a Symbol of Love: A Story” on Friday, February 12th at 11:00 am. Instructor Kim Keeline will trace the origins of the symbol, its uses, and the traditions that spread through Valentine’s Day, including wacky Victorian postcards and other ways we humans say we care. $ 10. san-diego.oasiseverywhere.org

• The La Jolla Community Center will present “Valentine’s Day: Wine and Chocolate Pairing and Tasting” online on Friday, February 12th at 12.00. The certified wine specialist Stefano Poggi will lead the event. Each tasting includes two wines and four chocolate truffles. $ 50 for Community Center members; $ 55 for non-members. Register at ljcommunitycenter.org/series.

Pianist Robert Parker will play a free livestream concert for Valentine’s Day featuring classic love songs on Sunday February 14th.

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• The Scripps Ranch Theater and Oceanside Theater Company present “Robert Parker: Love Songs Live” online on Sunday, February 14th at 6pm online. The event, a Valentine’s Day concert with classic love songs by the renowned pianist Parker, will be broadcast live. Free. scrippsranchtheatre.org/robertparkerlovesongs

Lectures & learning

Kathryn Shade from the National Conflict Resolution Center will be in charge

Kathryn Shade from the National Conflict Resolution Center will lead “10 Tips for Conflict Management” online on Saturday February 13th.

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• The American Association of University Women in Del Mar-Leucadia will present “10 Tips for Conflict Management” online on Saturday, February 13th at 10 am. Kathryn Shade, Senior Program Manager of the National Conflict Resolution Center, will discuss how to bridge the current climate of polarization in families and across the political divide, and how to re-establish civil conversations with those we disagree with. To receive the Zoom link, email your name and address to membership@aauwdml.org.

• UC San Diego’s Economics Department presents Alan Auerbach online on Wednesday, February 17th at 8:00 am. The UC Berkeley economics professor will discuss financial policy during the new Biden administration. Register at bit.ly/econroundtable.

• The San Diego Community College District will celebrate Black History Month online with Agents of Change on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:00 am. The event will include a discussion with Agents of Change Producer / Director Frank Dawson covering the racist conditions on college campuses in the United States in the 1960s. Free. bit.ly/agentsofchangezoom, Meeting ID 752 496 5099.

• The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and the March of Dimes present the “Virtual High School Science Week” from February 22nd to 26th. The event features webinars highlighting the importance of basic research to scientific discovery and giving students a glimpse into a day in the life of scientists as well as the opportunity to interact with Salk researchers. Registration until Wednesday, February 17th at bit.ly/salkMOD.

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health

• The Immunotherapy Foundation will present another episode of its webinar series “Coffee & Conversation” on Monday, February 15th at 1:30 pm. The event will focus on the promise of immunotherapy in breast cancer screening and research with Dr. Rebecca Shatsky, a breast cancer specialist at UC San Diego Health. Free. bit.ly/IFCCFeb

• The La Jolla Community Center presents the next of its Distinguished Speaker Series, “The Heart Speaks. Do you hear? “Tuesday, February 16, 10 am. Integrative cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri will discuss how and why the heart is much more than a physical pump, and discuss the science of why purpose, joy, meditation and lifestyle are positive causing physical changes in our bodies that can lead to long-term heart health. ljcommunitycenter.org/dss

• The Phoenix, a sober active community, offers free virtual fitness and social programs daily through Zoom. The program includes yoga, functional exercise, meditation, boxing, and community fitness training for all levels. Classes take place at different times during the week and do not require any cost, equipment, or prior knowledge to attend. The only requirement for enrollment is 48 hours of uninterrupted sobriety. thephoenix.org/virtual

Art and culture

• The Old Globe and the University of San Diego’s Shiley Graduate Theater Program are hosting William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream online February 12-28. Free. youtube.com/TheOldGlobe

Pianist Gloria Cheng will play a chamber concert on February 15, which will be broadcast live from the music room of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

Pianist Gloria Cheng will play a chamber concert on Monday February 15, which will be broadcast live from the music room of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

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• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present Gloria Cheng in a chamber concert that will be broadcast live from the Athenaeum’s music room on Monday, February 15 at 7pm. Cheng, a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist, will perform several pieces, accompanied by a surprise guest. $ 18 for Athenaeum members; $ 23 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/chamber

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will close its five-week art history lecture series on Albrecht Dürer on Tuesday, February 16 at 6.30 pm. Victoria Martino will report on the artist’s journey through the Netherlands and his later work from 1520 to 1528. $ 14 for Athenaeum members; $ 19 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures

• The Bach Collegium San Diego continues its virtual season 2020-21 with “A Bohme in Dresden” on Wednesday, February 17th, at 12:00 noon. The concert, which is part of the organization’s Bach at Home series, will feature the music of Jan Dismas Zelenka, Johann Adolph Hasse and Johann Sebastian Bach. Free of charge (donations accepted). bachcollegiumsd.org

• The La Jolla Community Center will present “Watercolor Magic”, a four-week course for beginners, on Thursdays at 10 am starting February 18. The artist Minnie Valero will teach the course. $ 49 for Community Center members; $ 59 for non-members. ljcommunitycenter.org/series

• The Research Center for African and African American Studies at UC San Diego is hosting an “Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drumming Workshop” online on Thursday, February 18 at 3:30 pm. Featuring master percussionist Gene Perry and musician Fred Thompson Jr., the event is part of the AASRC’s Black History Month events. tinyurl.com/4v2jqgfp

• The San Diego Museum of Art will be streaming an “Art of Elan Pop-up Performance” on Friday February 19th. The 15-minute performance delves deeper into the power of transformation and includes “Advice from a Caterpillar” for bass clarinet by South Korean composer Unsuk Chin. Free. bit.ly/sdmayoutube

Virtual galas & events

• The 12th Annual Mitchell Thorp Warrior Spirit 5K is now online through Sunday, February 21st. The event, which benefits seriously ill children, features an “Explore Your City” scavenger hunt, graduation certificates and prizes. To register, visit warriorspirit5K.org.

• The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Doggie Gras is held online and has prizes at the center
Costume and float photo competition. For a $ 10 donation, attendees can enter a photo of their pet’s New Orleans-inspired ensemble. Registration ends on Tuesday, February 16. The winners will be announced on February 19th. animalcenter.org/events/doggie-gras-virtual

• Mission Fed Credit Union is supporting the San Diego department of the American Heart Association’s “San Diego Go Red for Women” online campaign online through Friday, February 26th, ending with a Go Red for Women Digital Experience. The campaign raises women’s awareness of heart disease by promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds to support research and education initiatives. missionfed.com/gored

What entertainment and other activities have you found from (social) distance? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com. ◆

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

• The Doris Howell Foundation will present its “Top Women’s Health Stories of 2020” online on Friday, February 5th, at 12 noon. The event and its guest speakers will review key research reports from last year and the potential impact on women’s health in 2021 and beyond. $ 25. Register at howellfoundation.org/upcoming-event.

• Adventures By the Book presents “Super Book II: A Virtual Adventure by the Book” online on Saturday, February 6th at 9:00 am. The all-day event will feature 12 authors and more. There are different levels of admission, including book copies. Abenteuerbythebook.com/event/superbookii-2

• The Birch Aquarium at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography kicks off online on Monday, February 8th at 6pm with the next iteration of its Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series. In the first lecture, “The Art and Science of Atmospheric Rivers and the Changing Hydroclimate of the West,” meteorologist Alexander Gershunov will discuss the mechanisms behind projected precipitation changes, their expected effects on California, and how art can help convey the science. The lecture series will continue on March 8th and April 12th. Free. Register for the zoom link at bit.ly/birchlectures2021.

Arthur Brooks will discuss how to heal a bitterly divided America online on Thursday, February 11th.

Arthur Brooks will discuss how to heal a bitterly divided America online on Thursday, February 11th.

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• The National Conflict Resolution Center will present “A Path Forward” online on Thursday, February 11th at 5:00 pm. At the event, writer Arthur Brooks will discuss how to heal a bitterly divided America with a Q&A led by NCRC President Steven Dinkin. ncrcevents.com

• Warwick’s Bookstore presents bestselling author James Patterson on Thursday, February 11th at 6pm on Zoom. Patterson will be discussing his new book, Walk in My Combat Boots: True Tales of America’s Bravest Warriors. $ 30; Includes a copy of the book for collection from Warwick in La Jolla (shipping possible). Free access to events for active and retired military personnel (book not included). warwicks.com/event/patterson-2021

Family & children

• The Nature Collective will present “Virtual Connections: Tidal Pools” online on Thursday, February 4th at 12:00. All age groups can find out about local marine reserves and become Tidepool ambassadors. Register at thenaturecollective.org/events.

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “Intergenerational Fun with Yiddish” online on February 7th.

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “Intergenerational Fun with Yiddish” online on Sunday, February 7th.

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• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America will be launching “Intergenerational Fun in Yiddish” online starting Sunday, February 7th at 10:00 am. Naomi Miller will teach Yiddish conversation skills through songs, storytelling, word games, and skits. Children, parents and grandparents are welcome. The first class is free; $ 18 per session or $ 75 for a five-class package. bit.ly/yiddishintergenerational

• The La Jolla Leisure Center will present a virtual Valentine’s Day craft on Wednesday 10 February at 4:30 pm. The activity, a heart wreath, is aimed at children ages 5 to 10, but any age can participate. Free. Register at sdrecconnect.com with the code 85292 to get the meeting link and delivery list.

Art and culture

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library closes its lecture series “Rembrandt & Vermeer: ​​The Golden Age of Dutch Art” online on Thursday 4th February at 6.30pm. Linda Blair will talk about Rembrandt’s later years. $ 14 for Athenaeum members; $ 19 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures

• The Bach Collegium San Diego is continuing its 2020-21 virtual season online with “JS Bach: Welcome to Leipzig” on Saturday, February 6th. The concert, which is part of the organization’s reDiscover series, will be accompanied by soprano Margot Rood, tenor Scott Mello and baritone Tyler Duncan. Free of charge (donations accepted). bachcollegiumsd.org

• The Museum of Photographic Arts is hosting the Human Rights Watch Film Festival online until Monday, February 8th. The event features films and Q&A discussions on topics such as LGBTQ rights, immigration rights, equal access to childcare for working class parents, free speech and systemic racism. $ 9 and more. hrwfilmfestivalstream.org

• Starting Monday, February 8th, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego presents “Experiments on Stone: Four Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop” online. The exhibit, which comes from the museum’s collection, examines the prints that Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Gego and Louise Nevelson made in the 1960s at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. bit.ly/mcasdstone

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• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is continuing its five-week series of lectures on the history of art about Albrecht Dürer on Tuesday, February 9th at 6.30pm online. Victoria Martino will report on the artist’s service to Maximilian I from 1512 to 1519. $ 14 for Athenaeum members and $ 19 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures

• The San Diego Museum of Art presents “On Screen Exhibition: Rembrandt” online on Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 pm. The opening event of the SDMA Film Club includes the film and a discussion with Michael Brown, the curator of the Museum of European Art. $ 5 and above. bit.ly/sdmafilmrembrandt

• The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center is hosting the 31st annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival online, February 31-21, showing a selection of 31 contemporary Jewish films. $ 15 per program; $ 12 for JCC members. lfjcc.org/cjc/sdijff

• UC San Diego Visual Arts Department’s Kamil Gallery is currently hosting That Woman is Bizarre, an online photo exhibition by Haina Wang. The UCSD student designed the self-portrait series to place her in various social situations that contemporary Chinese women face. sites.google.com/ucsd.edu/kamilgallery

Virtual galas & events

• 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. Register at warriorspirit5K.org.

• The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Doggie Gras is held online and has prizes at the center
Costume and float photo competition. For a $ 10 donation, attendees can enter a photo of their pet’s New Orleans-inspired ensemble. Registration ends on Tuesday, February 16. The winners will be announced on February 19th. animalcenter.org/events/doggie-gras-virtual

• Mission Fed Credit Union is supporting the San Diego division of the American Heart Association’s “San Diego Go Red for Women” campaign online through February 26th, including National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5th, and ending with one Go Red for Digital Experience for Women. The campaign raises women’s awareness of heart disease by promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds to support research and education initiatives. missionfed.com/gored

What entertainment and other activities have you found from (social) distance? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com. ◆

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

• 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 dave@yaaana.com 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 speak on February 3rd about things we can do every day to be happier and more peaceful.

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.

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• 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 online on Tuesday, February 2nd.

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.

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• 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 efrausto@lajollalight.com. ◆

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

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 dave@yaaana.com 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 speak on February 3rd about things we can do every day to be happier and more peaceful.

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.

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• 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 online on Tuesday, February 2nd.

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.

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• 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 efrausto@lajollalight.com. ◆