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Top Picks: Must-See Online and In-Person Entertainment.

Top Picks: Must-See Online and In-Person Entertainment.

Lectures & Learning

The La Jolla Library Poetry Group meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The group meets the third Thursday of each month for participants to read and share their poems with other budding or experienced poets. Attendance is free. If you’re interested, you can email vmdandrea@hotmail.com for more information.

The Pen to Paper writing class is held at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. This weekly class is open to writers 18 and older of all experience levels. It’s a great opportunity to improve your writing skills and connect with other writers. Attendance is free and you can contact the library at (858) 552-1657 for further details.

Families & Children

The La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Arty Loon Magic Show” at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, at 7555 Draper Ave. This is a fun event for families and children of all ages. Admission is free. For more information, you can visit lajollalibrary.org.

The La Jolla Recreation Center presents “Cooking Round the World” starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 31 (featuring “Harry Potter”) and Monday, Aug. 7 (featuring “International Baking”), at 615 Prospect St. These five-day sessions are designed for children ages 6-12. The cost is $372 per session. To enroll your child, contact the recreation center at (858) 552-1658.

Health & Fitness

Novo Dia presents “Mornings at the Museum: Empathy & Self Love” at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. This event includes a yoga class, a sound bath, and more. Tickets range from $25 to $60. You can find more information at bit.ly/NovoDiaJuly.

The La Jolla Newcomers Club presents “Saturday Morning Walkers” at 9:30 a.m. on July 22. The walk starts at 615 Prospect St., La Jolla. Participation is free. To join, visit lajollanewcomers.org.

Arts & Culture

City Ballet of San Diego presents “On the Move 2023: Without Bounds” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, at UC San Diego’s Epstein Family Amphitheater, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. You can enjoy the premiere of new works by choreographers Elizabeth Wistrich and Geoffrey Gonzalez. Tickets start at $39. For more information and tickets, visit cityballet.org/performances.

The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents “Love-15: Fifteen short plays about Tennis and Life” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 17, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Admission is free.

The La Jolla Library Art Committee presents a reception for “Undersea Magic” at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. This photography show features the work of 18 photographers from the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society. The exhibit will be open until Labor Day weekend. Admission is free.

The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla begins its 2023 Concerts by the Sea series at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, at Scripps Park, 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. The Heroes will be performing. Attendance is free.

Warwick’s bookstore presents John David Mann at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Mann will discuss and sign his new book, “Blind Fear (Finn Thriller No. 3).” You can attend for free or purchase a reserved seat and book copy for $28.99. To learn more, visit warwicks.com/event/mann-2023.

La Valencia Hotel begins its “Poolside Movie Series” at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. The movie “Roman Holiday” will be screened. Tickets are available for $40 and food and drinks can be purchased during the event. Visit bit.ly/LaValenciaMovies for more details.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents “The Distinct Modernism of San Diego” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Join the discussion with the Rev. Mark Hargreaves and Hallie Swenson to learn about San Diego’s contribution to Southern California’s architectural modernism. Admission is $15 for Athenaeum members and $20 for non-members. To attend, go to ljathenaeum.org/art-history-lectures.

UC San Diego presents Oumou Sangaré at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at the Epstein Family Amphitheater, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The Malian singer, composer, and activist for women’s rights will perform wassalou, a musical genre from the rural southwestern part of the country. Tickets range from $35 to $50. For tickets, visit amphitheater.ucsd.edu/event/oumou-sangare.

Quint Gallery presents “Monique van Genderen: Paintings” until Saturday, July 22, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Admission is free.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents Harold López-Nussa at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Enjoy the jazz and beyond performance by the Cuban pianist and composer. Tickets are $40 for Athenaeum members and $45 for non-members. Get your tickets at ljathenaeum.org.

R.B. Stevenson Gallery presents “Mixture” until the end of July at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. This exhibition showcases works by gallery artists. Admission is free.

La Jolla Playhouse presents “Is It Thursday Yet?” until Sunday, Aug. 6, at the playhouse’s Forum Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. This dance performance by choreographer Jenn Freeman explores her diagnosis with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 33 and features live music by Holland Andrews. Tickets start at $25. You can purchase tickets at LaJollaPlayhouse.org.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents works by Celia Alvarez Muñoz until Sunday, Aug. 13, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Don’t miss conceptual artist Muñoz’s first career retrospective and San Diego-based artist Griselda Rosas’ first solo museum exhibit. Tickets are $25. Visit mcasd.org for more information.

The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department presents “Nature Scene” until Monday, Oct. 2, at the Mandeville Art Gallery, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. Explore the influence of technological evolution on the natural world through the works of various digital artists. Admission is free.

Galas & Events

American Me Comedy presents a comedy show for ages 21 and up at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at The Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St. Proceeds will benefit the Randy Jones Foundation. Tickets are $20 plus a two-drink minimum. You can buy tickets at showclix.com/event/american-me-lj-712-

The La Jolla Recreation Center presents a screening of the movie “Minions: The Rise of Gru” starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28, at 615 Prospect St. This event includes inflatable playgrounds, face painting, and music. attendance is free.

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