Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

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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

• La Jolla LearningWorks presents “The Good Fight: Advocating for Your Child’s Learning Needs” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, online. Parent Danielle Ward-Hynes will discuss her struggles advocating for her children in public schools and her process for getting support. Free. bit.ly/LJLWFeb

• The Institute of the Americas presents the first lecture in its Distinguished Speaker Series at 11 a.m. Friday, February 25, online. Moisés Naim will discuss his new book, “The Revenge of Power: How Autocrats are Reinventing Politics in the 21st Century.” $20. iamericas.org

• St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church features “Kinship as a model for these polarized times” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 26 at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Reverend Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries will speak. Free; donations are accepted. sjbts.org/upcoming-events.html

• Family Support Resources, a San Diego organization formed to help people cope with family estrangement, presents “Going Beyond Family Struggles 2022” From March 2 to 5 online. The event will feature 25 speakers in the areas of family estrangement, relationships, mental health, trauma, wellness and life success. Free. familysupportresources.com

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “So you want to be a musician?” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, at 7555 Draper Ave. Musician and composer Xavier Foley will read a story, discuss becoming a professional musician, answer questions and perform on the cello. Intended for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Free. lajolllibrary.org

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Reading Across America: LGBTQIA+ in the Literature Panel” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at 7555 Draper Ave. A panel of educators and advocates from La Jolla and beyond San Diego will speak. Intended for students in grades 6 to 12 and their parents. Free. lajolllibrary.org

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Fascia release for the hips and lower back” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Jeny Dawson will lead a yin yoga workshop. $75 in advance; $95 the day of the event. buddhiyogalj.com

arts & culture

• UC San Diego’s Gallery QI presents a welcome event with a panel discussion for its exhibition “Antibody” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 at 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The exhibition will continue until Friday, March 11. Free. [email protected]

• Camarada presents “Obsessed Tango” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The program will include music by Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, “Tango Habanera” by Kurt Weill and a new commission from Argentine double bassist Andrés Martín. $35 and up. ljms.org/events/camarada-tango-obsessed

San Diego Repertory Theater, San Diego Urban Warriors Inc., and the San Diego Representative’s African American Advisory Council will present the 30th annual San Diego Kuumba Festival February 24-27 online and at the Lyceum Theater in downtown San Diego.

(Courtesy of San Diego Repertory Theater)

• San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Urban Warriors Inc. and the San Diego Representative’s African American Advisory Council present the 30th edition San Diego Kuumba Festival Thursday, February 24 through Sunday, February 27, online and at the Lyceum Theater, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. The Kuumba (“creativity” in Swahili) festival is San Diego’s longest-running celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage. $20 and up. sdrep.org/kuumba

Warwick Bookstore will feature author Leah Kay Rossi, author of "Love, lust and logic," Sunday February 27.

Warwick Bookstore will feature author Leah Kay Rossi, author of ‘Love, Lust & Logic’, on Sunday, February 27.

(Courtesy of Leah Kay Rossi)

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Lea Kay Rossi at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Rossi will sign his new book “Love, Lust & Logic”. leahkayrossi.blog Where warwicks.com/event/rossi-2022

• Quint Gallery presents an artist conference with Sasha Koozel Reibstein at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26 at 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla. “Are you okay in the dark?” an exhibition of recent ceramic sculptures by the San Diego-based artist runs through Saturday, March 5. Free. quintgallery.com

• American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra present “Schmoozic with Zibby Owens” at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 28, online. Owens will discuss her memoir “Bookends,” as well as her job as CEO of a multimedia company and the strength women find in female friendships. Free. bit.ly/ZibbyOwens

• The San Diego Public Library presents “The Sum of Us: An Evening with Heather McGhee” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 28, online. McGhee will discuss themes from his book “The Sum of Us: How Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.” Free. sandiego.librarymarket.com/HeatherMcGhee

• Adventures by the Book Presents “The first, the few, the only: a fireside adventure ABTB Means Business” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, online. Author Deepa Purushothaman will discuss her book “The First, the Few, the Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America” with Fireside CEO Falon Fatemi. $32.50, includes a signed book. bit.ly/abbMars1

• The San Diego Early Music Society presents “All the mornings of the world” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations will perform the music of Monsieur de Sainte Colombe and his pupil Marin Marais, as well as Rameau, Lully and Leclair. $10 to $45. sdems.org

• The San Diego Symphony Orchestra presents “Jazz-Latin-Classical Fusion” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The program will include music for solo trumpet by Paquito D’Rivera, Efrain Oscher, Pacho Flores and others, with Flores on trumpet. $50 and up. sandiegosymphony.org

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents Oscar Penas Quartet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The concert will feature Peñas on guitar, Sara Caswell on violin, Motohito Fukushima on electric bass and Richie Barshay on drums. $35 for Athenaeum members; $40 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org

• The San Diego Performing Arts League presents San Diego Theater Week Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 13 at various theaters including La Jolla Playhouse. Tickets cost between $15 and $45. Available performances are listed on sandiegotheatreweek.com.

The Jolla Music Society will present pianist Beatrice Rana on Friday, March 4 at Baker-Baum Concert Hall.

The Jolla Music Society will present pianist Beatrice Rana on Friday, March 4 at Baker-Baum Concert Hall.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Music Society)

• The Jolla Music Society presents the pianist Beatrice Rana at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave. Rana will perform works by Chopin, Debussy and Stravinsky. $54 and up. ljms.org/events/beatrice-rana

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Romantic masterpieces” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will include voice, piano and string performances. $95.LeSalondeMusiques.com

• The Tasende Gallery presents “José Luis Cuevas”, an exhibition featuring 15 drawings by the artist from 1973-1984, through Saturday, March 26, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. Free. tasendegallery.com

• The L&G Projects gallery presents“A Corner of a Minute” through Sunday, April 3, at 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features new works by expressionist Sepideh Ilsley. Free. landgprojects.com

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