Special Events – July 2016
Summer Bridge Review Lessons by Scott Farr
Beginning II: Mon, Jul 18-Aug 15, 10:30-12:30pm
Intermediate I: Mon, Jul 18–Aug 15, 2:30 – 4:30pm
5 Week Course, Starts July 18. $75/M, $95/NM
Registration Required: (858) 455-5406, firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinguished Speaker Series presents…
Behind The Scenes in the Motion Picture Industry
Andy Friedenberg, Director of the Cinema Society of San Diego
Andy Friedenberg is the founder and director of the Cinema Society of San Diego, a cultural arts organization that is our city’s longest running and most prestigious film organization in San Diego history (about to launch its 33rd season of cinema this fall at THE LOT). The Cinema Society is your ticket to discovering carefully selected motion pictures offered by the top major and independent studios before they are released to the public, along with celebrity salutes involving classics. Enjoy popcorn and refreshments while learning what is coming up at the Cinema Society.
Wed, Jul 27, 6pm. Free, open to all. Registration required.
Member Appreciation Party and Open House
Join us for the night we celebrate our members and welcome the community to learn about the LJCC! This event is open to all members and those interested in learning who we are and what we do. Enjoy a summer evening while mingling with members, board members, Instructors and friends. There will be appetizers, no-host wine bar, live music, silent auction, raffles and more.
Fri, Jul 29, 6:00-8:00pm. Free, open to all. Registration required.
A YOGA and WELLNESS Approach to Transition into Summer with Marjorie Nass
The teachings of yoga’s wellness branch, Ayurveda, teach us to stay balanced through the five elements (Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth) to help manage summer’s heat so we don’t burn out. Participants will learn simple and practical lifestyle habits and tips to stay balanced and feel great throughout the summer. Learn to utilize mindfulness and breathing practices, basic yoga poses, and simple food swaps that can make a big difference in your health and well-being. No experience is necessary. Tue, Jul 19, 6pm. Free, open to all.
Warfield Art Class: How to Start a Painting!
Learn beginner techniques in an upbeat environment! Class will concentrate on shape, value and color using acrylics. The best part? You go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours.” Not artistic? Don’t worry, Jackie will guide you through step by step recreating the days painting. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. Cost includes all materials, including light refreshments. All levels welcome. Every week is a different painting of a seascape, still life or landscape.
Mon, Jul 11, 10:30am-12:30pm. Registration required.
Pre-purchase: $20/M, $23/NM per class, Door: $28 per class.
Flavorful and easy cooking for the warm summer months. See full menu here.
Tue, Jul 12, 11:30am
Fresh Summer Cuisine
Make use of all the fresh summer produce to create these dishes. See full menu here.
Tue, Jul 26, 11:30am
This Month in La Jolla History
Stories about the La Jolla area that happened in July from the book “This Day in San Diego History” by Dr. Linda Pequegnat. How did the San Diego Union describe San Clemente Canyon (today’s Highway 52) in 1875? What happened when the early developers of La Jolla drilled for water in 1886 to supply water for their new development? When and how did the Scripps Institution of Oceanography get started in La Jolla? Plus – an important San Diego story: When and how was San Diego officially born with the founding of the first Spanish mission in California?
Thu, Jul 21, 11:30am. Free/M, $5/NM.
Come listen to Southern California’s Top Opera Singers! Every Second Wednesday of the month! The artists will consist of past and present Metropolitan Opera Competition Winners, active San Diego Opera performers and guest artists who have sung all over the world. Wed, Jul 13, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.
LJCC’s Lunch Bunch
This month enjoy new ho spot in town: Leña, known for their wood-fired regional Mexican cuisine. Meet and mingle with community members over a delicious lunch. Includes beverage, entrée, dessert, gratuity.
Wed, Jul 20, 11:30am at Leña. $25/per person. Limited to the first 20 to RSVP.
La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Enjoy a staged reading of Tennessee Williams’ classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Come see Big Daddy, Big Mama, their sons Gooper & Brick, and their respective wives, Mae and Maggie “the Cat” in one of the most provocative and entertaining family dramas of all-time. Both productions will be held outdoors in the courtyard. Sat, Jul 23 & Tue, Jul 26, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.
UCSD Osher VIDEO Lecture Series
Tue, Jul 5, 1pm. Fascinating Tales of the Lives of Famous Artworks: A King Beheaded, James Grebl, PhD, 80 mins
Thu, Jul 7, 10am. Opera Milestones: The Rain in Spain, Erica Miner, 75 mins
Thu, Jul 14, 10am. Opera Milestones: Mozart – Child of the Sun, Erica Miner, 70 mins
Thu, Jul 21, 10am. Fascinating Tales of the Lives of Famous Artworks: Heist of the Century, James Grebl, PhD, 75 mins
Thu, Jul 28, 10am. A New Look at Impressionism: Claude Monet, Linda Blair, MA, 80 mins
$5/M, $10/NM per lecture
Raiders of the Lost Art: Video Series
Throughout history, some of the world’s most amazing works of art have simply disappeared. Through re-enactment, rare archive, and expert comment we see how these treasures were looted, stolen or vanished into the archives.
Jul 11: Monuments Men
Jul 18: Leonardo and the Mona Lisa
Jul 25: Vanishing Vermeers.
All showings Mondays at 1pm. Free/M, $5/NM.
Movie Club: International Films
Wed, Jul 6 – Pulling Strings (Mexico, 2013)
Wed, Jul 13 – Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (German, 2014)
Wed, Jul 20 – Haute Cuisine (France, 2012)
Wed, Jul 27 – Twice Born (Italy, 2012)
All showings at 1:30pm. Free/M, $5/NM. * All films subject to change without notice.
Music Appreciation PLUS: A Four-Part Course
This series is for all who want to improve their listening and focusing skills and be truly awakened by music and remarkable musicians.
Jul 22: Listening to live performance on piano and famous recordings.
Jul 29: Breaking down complex sounds into their elements: melody, rhythm and harmony.
Aug 5: Learning the basics of musical grammar.
Aug 12: Identifying of various musical styles, genres, and periods. Each class will be dedicated to different elements of music.
Course taught by Polina Sisman.
Fridays 1-2pm. 4 part course $40/M, $50/NM. Drop-In Price $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required. Minimum 10 students.
The World of Ludwig Van Beethoven
The master of the classical world emerged triumphantly from the most difficult childhood. His brilliance reached heavenly heights despite becoming totally deaf. Best pianist of his era, detained for looking like a hapless vagrant, his genius, strength, and stubbornness brought Vienna and Europe to a standing ovation. In this class we will enjoy his music, appreciate his life, and see his “world.” Tue, Jul 26, 1pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required.
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the Music and History
The “1812 Overture” is a brilliant and exiting musical portrait of Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia. We will appreciate the 1812 battle through the music: its military charges, disparate prayers and celebrations. In this class history and music join hands: Why did the great French general experience the complete collapse of his military campaign? We will also appreciate Tchaikovsky’s life. Music, history, Tchaikovsky, and Napoleon are our focus in this one-hour musical event. Tue, Aug 9, 1pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required.
Traditional Belly Dancing
This class will cover basic belly dance movements and steps and include drills and repetition to traditional and popular Egyptian music. Before you know it you will be dancing and understanding Egyptian dance, music, lyrics, culture and more. Bring belly dancing hip scarf if you own one.
Fri, Jul 1, 22 & Aug 5, 9:45am. $10/M, $15/NM.
Lunch & Learn: Learn About the Gap in Medicare
You have choices! Learn About the Gap in Medicare. This event is presented by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years.
Thu, Jul 14, 1pm. FREE, open to all. Registration Required.
NEW CLASS TIMES! Learn to Use Your iPad & iPhone
Learn the basics of your iPhone and iPad and take advantage of what technology has to offer! Use your iPhone or iPad in your everyday life to accelerate your world. Connect with friends, family or use it for events and reminders. Mon, 10:30am and Thu, 1:30pm. $10/M, $15/NM.
Ukulele Class with James Clarkston
Learn the chords, strumming, and melodies for the month’s songs – with the goal of playing the songs at the end of each class as an ensemble. James Clarkston’s style of teaching is all about learning in a fun and relaxed environment. It’s all about the joy of making music! 4 classes and monthly music book included with fee. Fri, Jul 8, 15, 22, 29. 10:45-11:45am. $80/M, $90/NM. Registration Required. Limited to 10 participants.
The Feldenkrais Method (No class 7/6)
A form of somatic education that uses gentle movement, directed attention, and guided touch to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Enjoy greater ease of movement. Beneficial for those experiencing chronic or acute pain, or for healthy individuals who wish to enhance their self-image. Wed, 10am. $10/M, $12/NM per class.