This is an on-going series of online activities that you can do on your computer or tablet during your quarantine problem.

Lectures & learning

• The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute will present “Insights: How Your Diet Really Affects Your Body” online on Thursday, January 14th at 1:00 pm. SBP scientists will teach the links between diet, chronic disease, longevity and aging. A Q&A session will follow. Free.

The Bon Vivant Cooking School offers online cooking classes with Chef Tori Sellon.


• The Bon Vivant Cooking School offers online cooking classes with Chef Tori Sellon. Upcoming courses include “Chicken Katsu Curry” on Friday, January 15th, 4:00 pm and “Butternut Squash Lasagne” on Friday, January 22nd, 4:00 pm.

• UC San Diego is hosting a weeklong series of virtual events focused on service, dialogue, and education January 18-23 as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service. Events include a community building circle on Monday January 18, an interactive changemaking dialogue on Wednesday January 20, a panel for black-owned companies on Thursday January 21, and an LGBTQIA + community organizing panel on Friday January 22nd. For more information, information and to register for events, visit

• The La Jolla Community Center presents Dr. Mona Hacker, who will answer key questions about COVID-19 vaccines online on Tuesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. as part of the centre’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Hacker, a state-certified family doctor in San Diego, will answer questions about the various vaccines available, side effects, and the clinical trial process. Free.

• On Tuesday, January 19th, at 1:00 pm, Scripps Research will present “Accelerating Innovative Medicines in Times of Change” online, the next in its first row of lectures. Peter Schultz, President and Chief Executive of Scripps Research, will speak. Free.

The New York Museum of Art and Design is presenting an online dialogue with André Leon Talley and Darren Walker on January 19th.

The New York Museum of Art and Design is hosting an online dialogue with André Leon Talley and Darren Walker on Tuesday, January 19.


• The New York Museum of Art and Design will present a dialogue with fashion journalist André Leon Talley on Tuesday, January 19 at 2 pm via Zoom. Talley will speak to Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, about his new memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” and about race and power. $

• The La Jolla Community Center is continuing its “Wednesday Connect” series with “Health Made Easy: Tips for Buying, Preparing and Ordering Nutritious Groceries” online on Wednesday, January 20, at 10 am (postponed from January 6) . Nutrition experts Tiffany Holt and Flannery Nielsen show how to compose simple meals from ready-to-eat ingredients and how to navigate the food delivery services. Free.

• The San Diego County Credit Union and the San Diego County Library System are launching Financial Wellness Wednesday through March online. The webinars, held at different times on different topics, are designed to improve financial health. Topics on January 20th include College Financing 101 at 12:00 noon and Building a Better Budget at 3:00 pm. Free. See the full list and register at

• Warwick’s Bookstore will be presenting author Melanie Benjamin online on Wednesday, January 20th at 4pm. Benjamin will discuss her new book “The Children’s Blizzard” with the author Elizabeth Letts. $ 28; Contains a copy of the book with a signed bookplate.

• The Congregation’s Beth Israel Men’s Club will feature artist, writer, and lecturer Guri Stark in an online speaker forum on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 pm. Stark will discuss Marc Chagall’s paintings and how Chagall’s art fits in with other art movements. Free. Registration required.

Art and culture

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is continuing its series of lectures “Rembrandt & Vermeer: ​​The Golden Age of Dutch Art” online on Thursday, January 14th at 6.30pm. Linda Blair will take a closer look at the paintings that the Dutch liked to see on their walls: landscapes, still lifes and scenes from everyday life. On January 21st, Blair will speak about Johannes Vermeer and his use of space, as well as meditative, lonely women. The lectures cost $ 14 each for Athenaeum members and $ 19 for non-members.

• San Diego Nonprofit Unscripted Learning presents a zoomed virtual reading from Falling, streamed January 14-17. The play by Deanna Jent, directed by Jacole Kitchen of La Jolla Playhouse, explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. $ 25.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is hosting Logan Lone Piano Concerts on Friday, January 15th at 12:00 noon online with Joshua White, recorded at the Athenaeum Art Center. The concert will be published on the Athenaeum’s YouTube channel,

• UC San Diego’s Visual Arts Department will deliver Dewey Crumpler’s online talk on “Culture, Power, and Art” on Friday, January 15 at 12:00 noon. Crumpler is Associate Professor of Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, whose work addresses globalization and cultural change through digital images, videos, and traditional painting techniques. Free.

• The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is presenting a five-week art history lecture series on Albrecht Dürer, which begins on Tuesday, January 19, at 6.30 pm. Art historian Victoria Martino will cover many topics related to the prolific German artist. The first lecture discusses Dürer’s early life and education from 1471 to 1490. Future meetings will be held on January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th and February 16th. Individual lectures cost $ 14 for Athenaeum members and $ 19 for non-members. The series costs $ 65 / $ 90.

• The Bach Collegium San Diego is continuing its 2020-21 virtual season with “Ad Libitum” online on Wednesday, January 20th, at 12:00 noon. The concert, which is part of the organization’s “Bach at Home” series, offers Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin as a stepping stone into other historical styles. Free of charge (donations are accepted).

• The Old Globe is hosting the eighth annual Powers New Voices Festival online from January 21st to 24th. The four days of new piece reading begin Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 pm with “Celebrating Community Voices,” short works created by San Diego residents as part of Globe’s Community Voices and coLAB artistic engagement programs. Free; Reservation needed.

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