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Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Jan. 9-17

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The La Jolla Woman’s Club will host a mix and mingle event open to the community with tours of its historic Irving Gill-designed building, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the club, 7791 Draper Ave. Appetizers and cash bar. (858) 454-2354. RSVP:

Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Jan. 2-9, 2014

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Art Reception

“Shake, Rattle and Roll” in the new year with the aptly named new exhibition at the La Jolla Art Association, now on display through Jan. 9 at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla Shores. A public reception for the show is set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 with light hors d’oeuvres and wine. All art is for sale to benefits the nonprofit art association. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays. (858) 459-1196.

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events in and around La Jolla, Dec. 19-30

The Frying Pan, by Rickenbacher, is one of the oldest known electric guitars. Courtesy

The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will stage a reading of two Oscar Wilde tales and O. Henry’s holiday classic, “The Gift of the Magi,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.

Five Christmas Concerts top the Best Bets for fun La Jolla, Dec. 12-20

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Noël, Noël!” La Jolla Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and a professional orchestra will celebrate Christ’s birth with a program featuring Charpentier’s “Messe de minuit de Noël,” 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7715 Draper Ave. The concert also includes a collection of carols sung by the choir and the congregation. Featured groups will include the Handbell Choir, Children’s Choir and Youth Choir.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Dec. 5-12

Best Bets 12-5-13-youth symphony concert

Leslie Davis will again host the Bird Rock Artist Guild’s “Holiday Art in the Garden” event, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5571 Bellevue Ave. Guests will make their way through her garden, where around every corner or under every tree they will find art for show and sale in a variety of media. Live music and refreshments. Donations received will benefit Art Reach, ARTS, and the La Jolla Historical Society.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Nov. 28-Dec. 8

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• Father Joe’s Villages 12th Thanksgiving 5K Run/Walk, 7:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28 in Balboa Park. Fee: $31-$45. Register:

• 12th Thanksgiving Day 10K/5K (6.2 mile/3.1 mile) Run/Walk for the Hungry, Nov. 28 at Broadway Circle, Horton Plaza through Gaslamp District and East Village. 10K: 7:10 a.m. 5K: 8:15 a.m. Proceeds to San Diego Food Bank and Jewish Family Service’s food assistance programs. Fee: $35. Register:

Best Bets for fun things to do in La Jolla, Nov. 21-Nov. 28

Scott Paulson

Gobble Gobble 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 [...]

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Nov. 14-22

green garden lecture

La Jolla Garden Club member and master gardener Rilla Crane will make a presentation titled, “Going Green Creative Designs,” at the next meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. A reception/tea follows. Guests are welcome. For a reservation, e-mail Ginger Taylor at

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Nov. 1-7

BEST BETS 10-31-13-art lecture

Artist Dana Montlack, whose work is featured in “Sea Of Cortez,” will give a lecture along with the scientists who collaborated on her exhibition, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. Montlack photographs the microscopic life in the Sea of Cortez and has developed a working relationship with scientists at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium. Free with paid museum admission: $10. (858) 454-3541

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Oct. 24-31

California Ballet's 'Dracula'. Courtesy

Dracula is Back!

And by popular demand, according to California Ballet, which will present the dance drama, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at San Diego Civic Theatre, 110 Third Ave. (Not appropriate for children under age 8.) Tickets: $22-$60. (858) 560-6741.

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