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

the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.

Holiday events

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is organizing a holiday book sale through December at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The annual sale features a wide selection of gently used books, CDs, vinyl and sheet music. Hundreds of classical, jazz and popular music recordings are available for $1 per disc.

• Duke’s La Jolla participates in a donation campaign through December at 1216 Prospect St. For every dollar donated, guests will receive a food and beverage certificate for the same amount (up to $50) to dine at Duke’s. All five donated foods qualify for a $10 Duke’s Food and Drink certificate (up to $50 in certificates). To receive the certificates, donations must be made in person via a QR code provided by the restaurant. All donations will go to Father Joe’s Villages.

• The Prana Yoga Center at 1041 Silverado St. in La Jolla is hosting a holiday food collection to benefit Feeding San Diego. A donation box will be next to the reception until Monday December 26 to deposit items such as canned chicken, tuna, beans, fruit, vegetables and soup, as well as cereals, rice , nuts and seeds, peanut butter and powdered milk. and infant formula. (858) 456-2806

• The Stellarum Chamber Choir presents “A Christmas Party” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. To free. bit.ly/StellarumDec22

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents themed vacations cookie decoration at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 27 at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Guests will decorate and eat holiday cookies. To free. One must reserve. lodgetorreypines.com

• The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents themed vacations craftsmanship at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, December 23 and Wednesday, December 28 at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. All ages are invited to tap into their creative side with holiday crafts. To free. One must reserve. lodgetorreypines.com

La Jolla/Riford Library will present a “Noon Eve Party” on Thursday, December 29.

La Jolla/Riford Library will present a “Noon Eve Party” on Thursday, December 29.

(Elisabeth Frausto)

• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents a “Midday New Year’s Eve” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 29 at 7555 Draper Ave. The party will start with a story and will include dancing, snacks and a countdown to noon. To free. E-mail [email protected]

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents “A Night at the Opera (Miniature)” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, at 780 Prospect St. The 90-minute event will feature soprano Martha Jean Weaver and artist/writer Dianna Elizardo, as well as recordings of tunes from legendary tenors like Enrico Caruso. Guests are encouraged to wear their opera night attire and will receive festive masks and champagne. $15 for members of the Historical Society; $25 for non-members. bit.ly/LJHSminiopera

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Storytime by the Sea at Scripps Park” at 4 p.m. Wednesdays on the park lawn at La Jolla Cove. The recurring event features stories, songs, and other activities such as bubble-playing or kite-flying. To free. lajolllibrary.org

• The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla presents “Tidal Adventures” starting Saturday, January 7 at two locations in La Jolla. During the tours, which will repeat on select weekends until March 19, guests will hear about the animals that live in the intertidal zone and how to safely navigate slippery rocks. $20 for Birch members; $25 for non-members. Advance purchase is required. aquarium.ucsd.edu

Health and fitness

• The La Jolla Woman’s Club presents “gentle yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all levels and open to the public. $15.

arts & culture

• BFree Studio presents the contemporary art exhibition “More than 1” until Friday, December 30 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. To free. bfreestudio.net

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents “Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio: Light Cones” through December in La Jolla.

(Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio)

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio: Cones of Light” through December at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Ortiz-Rubio’s charcoal and graphite works that explore the human experience of time. To free. ljathenaeum.org

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Re…” until Thursday, January 5, at 7555 Draper Ave. The exhibition features works by artists True Ryndes, Robert Treat and Pat Kelly. To free.lajolllibrary.org

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Winter Journey”at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will be performed by baritone Matthew Worth and pianist François Chouchan. $95.lessalondemusiques.com

• The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art presents a staff art showcasethrough Sunday, Jan. 8, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The display of 30 works by 26 MCASD staff members in the museum’s Axline Court is the first such showcase to be viewed by the public. To free.mcasd.org

• The Quint gallery presents“Kenneth Capps: Prism/Clue”until Saturday, January 21, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit includes six galvanized steel structures. To free.quintgallery.com

• The La Jolla Historical Society presents“The smallest show in the world: paper theaters explored”through Sunday, Jan. 22, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit features paper theater replicas, posters, and prop exhibits that feature iconic local scenes from yesteryear. To free.lajollahistory.org

• La Jolla Art Association presents“Celebrate the old year, welcome the new year”through Friday, January 27, at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibition contains works by Ernest Alvarez, Ann Chaitin, Mary Duarte, Ralph LaZar, Dana Levine, Caroline Morse and Vita Sorrentino. E-mail[email protected]

• The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art presents“Alexis Smith: The American Way”through Sunday, February 5, at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition features Smith’s multimedia collages, which draw heavily on film, literature and pop culture. $25.mcasd.org

Galas & events

• The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla presents“Oceans at Night”at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 26 at 2300 Expedition Way. The event for guests 21 and older will feature an immersive mix of art, science and technology with live music. Sparkling cocktails and food by The French Gourmet will be available for purchase. $27 for Birch members; $30 for non-members.aquarium.ucsd.edu

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Send your tracks to [email protected] by noon Friday for publication in the following week’s edition.

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