Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Nov. 21-Nov. 28
UC San Diego Library’s annual Turkey Calling Show is set for noon, Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Geisel Library on campus. It’s presented in the style of an old-time, fast-paced, live radio broadcast, hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson and the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Joining the fun will be actors Ellen Lawson and Glenn Motil, musicians Christian Hertzog and Kirk Wang and special guests Aislinn Sotelo as “radio ballet teacher,” and Melanie Peters as “story lady.” Get instruction on how to use turkey calls and find out how the American turkey became popular in European art. Free. (858) 822-5758. firstname.lastname@example.org
Music from a Master
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform with the San Diego Symphony, 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, at Copley Orchestra Hall, 750 B. St. downtown. On the program is “Serenade for Strings,” by Elgar; “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Mendelssohn; and “Symphony No. 15” by Shostakovich. Tickets: From $20. (619) 235-0804. Sandiegosymphony.com
Fourth Friday Jazz
Mellow out to music from Lori Bell & Friends (pianist Dave Mackay and bassist Rob Magnusson) when the La Jolla Community Center hosts them in concert, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Advance tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. At the door: $20, $25. RSVP: (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org
A Thanksgiving concert from singer/songwriter Hannah Ford will take place 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at La Jolla Christian Fellowship, 627 Genter (at Draper Avenue). Ford will perform songs from her three albums, plus new tunes from an upcoming release. (858) 454-9636.
Children are invited to create decorative place cards in honor of Thanksgiving Day, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.
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