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

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

• UC San Diego Institute of Arts & Humanities presents “Global Freedom Struggles from Kashmir to Palestine” at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 9, online. A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing struggles in these places, the global movement of decolonization and disoccupation, and the possibilities and limits of the university as a place of solidarity. Free.

• The Institute of the Americas presents “USMCA and the Future of Mexican Economic Competitiveness” at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Luis de la Calle, Managing Director and Founding Partner of De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, Former Undersecretary for International Trade Negotiations at the Mexican Ministry of Economy and Former Minister for Trade Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. , will present. Free. Registration is mandatory.

• The Pen to Paper Writing Course takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657

Families & children

• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents the “Peaceful in pajamas” story time at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at 7555 Draper Avenue. Children and families are invited to attend stories and breathing and calming exercises. Wearing pajamas is encouraged. Free.

• La Jolla Music Society presents the Okee Dokee Brothers at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at 7600 Fay Ave. The Grammy Award-winning American bluegrass/American roots duo will perform music for children ages 3-8. $18 and up.

arts & culture

• UC San Diego presents the poet Jericho Brown at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, online and at the UCSD Price Center Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. Brown will read excerpts from his Pulitzer Prize-winning work “The Tradition” and participate in a moderated Q&A session.

• BFree Studio presents “Eternal Rebirth” Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 29 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition will feature works by multidisciplinary street artist, photographer, writer and filmmaker TrustyScribe. Free.

• La Jolla Village Merchants Association presents the “First Friday La Jolla Art Walk” at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at various locations in the Village. Several galleries will be open and food and entertainment will be offered in partnership with local businesses. Free.

• Adventures by the Book Presents “A Virtual Happy Hour Adventure” at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 6, online. Author Kim Michele Richardson will discuss her book “The Book Woman’s Daughter” with authors Ashley Blooms and Bren McClain. $5 and up.

Minh Lê and Dan Santat will appear at the La Jolla/Riford Library on Saturday May 7 to discuss and sign their new book, “The Blur”.

(Courtesy of Minh Lê and Dan Santat)

• Warwick Bookshop and La Jolla/Riford Library are present Minh Le and Dan Santat at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the library, 7555 Draper Ave. Lê and Santat will discuss and sign their new children’s book, “The Blur”. Free. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library will present a reception for

The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library will present an opening reception for “Timeless: Black & White Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” on Saturday, May 7.

(Ken Marchionno)

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents an opening reception for “Timeless: Black and White Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition, featuring a selection of portraits by journalist and art collector Quinn, will run until Saturday June 4. Free.

• Musica Vivace, based in La Jolla, presents “Self Reflection” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Sahun Sam Hong will perform selected works by Chopin, Ravel, Mozart and Brahms. $

• Design Lab of UC San Diego and California 100 present “Cross-border regions and integration of immigrants” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, online and at the UCSD Design & Innovation Building, Room 202, Matthews Lane and Voight Drive, La Jolla. The conference, part of the “Designing California’s Future” series, will feature a panel of industry leaders.

• The Department of Visual Arts at UC San Diego presents a lecture invited by Alex Rivera at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at the Price Center Theater, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. Rivera is an award-winning filmmaker whose work explores themes of globalization, migration and technology. Free. Registration is mandatory.

• La Jolla Music Society presents Trey McLaughlin and the sounds of Zamar at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at 7600 Fay Ave. The group will perform contemporary gospel and original compositions. $31 and up.

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Purely Romantic” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. On the program, works by Robert Schumann, Camillo Schumann and Max Bruch, performed by violinists Ambroise Aubrun and Benjamin Hoffman, violist Andrew Picken, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Zachary Deak. $

• The Quint gallery presents “Bounteous: a collective exhibition”until Saturday, May 21, at 7655 and 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features many of the artists the Quint Gallery has exhibited over the years, with styles including Californian light and space, abstraction, photography, drawing, and sculpture.

• The avant-garde culture present“An artist at the table”at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at a private residence in La Jolla. The event will feature a five-course menu from Chef Ron Oliver and private tours of the world’s largest collection of African and Oceanic art. $375.

• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present aart exhibitionto May at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibition includes works by artists Beverly Brock, Ann Chaitin, Sharon Hinkley, Daniel Kilgore, Ralph Kingery, Dana Levine, Sherry Roper, Vita Sorrentino, Dottie Stanley and Minnie Valero. Free.

• UC San Diego’s Gallery QI presents the exhibition“#RetroColectiva”through Thursday, June 23, at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Visual Arts Department Chair Ricardo Dominguez draws inspiration from initiatives and art at the intersection of technology, political activism, and critical theory. Free. E-mail[email protected].

• The Tasende gallery presents the exhibition“Mark of Suvero”through Saturday, June 25, at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The exhibition includes steel sculptures and drawings. Free.

Galas & events

• The non-profit associationmom’s kitchenpresents the 31st annual “Mama’s Day” benefit at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at the Aventine Hotel, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The event will feature a dozen food vendors, plus a live band, raffle and more. Proceeds will go towards the organization’s mission of delivering meals to area residents vulnerable to hunger due to serious illnesses. $150 to $

• The La Jolla High School Foundation presents the“La Jolla Mutt Strut”at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, from 750 Nautilus Street. Fundraising for La Jolla High will include a 1-mile walk with school pets at the La Jolla Recreation Center and a pet party afterwards. $20 and

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