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

• League of Women Voters San Diego and North San Diego County Chapters Present Roundtable on “The Future of Single-Family Housing: Implementing SB 9 in San Diego County” at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, online. Free. bit.ly/LVWFeb23

• The International Institute at UC San Diego presents “Conflicts, Democracy and the Role of Traditional Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday February 23, online. The lecture by Semahagn Gashu Abebe, assistant professor at Endicott College in Massachusetts, is part of the Vivian G. Prins Scholar at Risk lecture series. Free. bit.ly/AbebeFeb

The Institute of the Americas will feature Moisés Naím at the first lecture in its Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday, February 25, online.

(Courtesy of the Institute of the Americas)

• 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

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents STEAM Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22 at 7555 Draper Ave. This edition of the weekly event will feature a marshmallow building challenge. Free. lajolllibrary.org

Health and fitness

• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Zen Soul Balance Sound Bath” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 18 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Jeny Dawson will lead the class with crystal and brass singing bowls, gongs, drums and chimes. $55. buddhiyogalj.com

arts & culture

• UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts presents a guest lecture with Jacolby Satterwhite at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 18, online. The artist addresses themes of work, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. Free. bit.ly/UCSDFeb18

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents the Sklamberg Lurje Judelman Trio performing Yiddish songs of resilience at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, online and at an outdoor location in La Jolla. The address will be provided upon registration. $30 in person; $18 for online. bit.ly/yaaanaFeb19

• The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presents the 32nd edition San Diego International Jewish Film Festival through Sunday, February 20, online and at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. The festival includes 25 feature films, eight short films and three television series. $12 for JCC members; $15 for non-members. 2022sdijff.eventive.org/welcome

• The La Jolla Theater Ensemble presents a staged reading of “Lightning Ray” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The play tells the story of RayAnne Damping, a young woman known for her preaching and healing ministry in the heartland of America before World War II. Suggested donation of $10. facebook.com/ljtheatreensemble

• Adventures by the Book Presents “A Girl From Africa: A Virtual Fireside Adventure” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, online. UN Special Adviser and Humanitarian Elizabeth Nyamayaro will discuss her memoir “I Am a Girl from Africa: A Memoir of Empowerment, Community and Hope”. $5 and up. adventuresbythebook.com/event/elizabeth-nayamayaro

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents San Francisco String Trio at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The concert will feature Mimi Fox on guitar, Jeff Denson on bass and vocals, and Mads Tolling on violin. $35 for Athenaeum members; $40 for non-members. ljathenaeum.org

• UC San Diego’s Gallery QI presents a welcome event for its exhibition “Antibody” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 at 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The event will include a panel discussion with Michael Trigilio, Bobby McElver, Trish Stone and Shahrokh Yadegari. The exhibition runs 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 virtuoso Argentine double bass player Andrés Martín. $35 and up. ljms.org/events/camarada-tango-obsessed

Warwick Bookstore in La Jolla will feature author Kerri Maher on Thursday, February 24.

Warwick Bookstore in La Jolla will feature author Kerri Maher on Thursday, February 24.

(Peter Su)

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Kerri Maher at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Maher will discuss and sign her new book, “The Paris Bookseller”, in conversation with author Kate Quinn. Free, or $26 for a reserved seat and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/maher-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

• 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

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email your leads to [email protected]