La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events, Dec. 21
Actress/Singer Rebecca Clark becomes Barbra Streisand in this live one-woman, holiday-themed musical delivering the greatest hits of this legendary singer, and its’s performed live with no sync or voice track! Clark promises to capture the character and heart of Streisand, recounting her amazing journey through stage, television and film, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets from $39. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org
Catch an Exhibit
“Necessary Territories,” the work of Robert D. Cocke, Frances McCormack, Mark Perlman, Astrid Preston, Gail Roberts and Peter Stephens, is on display until Dec. 23 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. (858) 459-3917 rbstevensongallery.com
Through Dec. 30, see Mark Licari’s “Awaken to Zero” and Carolyn LaFrance’s “Prints” at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. “Zero” is a set of 26 drawings, each representing a letter of the alphabet with a corresponding descriptive word. “Prints” features a recent serie inspired by the nature and wildlife LaFrance encounters each day in her garden. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org
Have you seen the La Jolla Historical Society exhibit showcasing the work of costume designer Judith Dolan? It’s on view until Jan. 21 and features costumes, sketches and collages from nine theatrical productions covering two decades. See it noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday- Sunday at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. (858) 459-5335. lajollahistory.org
West Coast Performing Arts Presenters will stage the Dickens’ classic “Scrooge” starring Kellan Baker in a one-man show, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 23 at Jewish Community Center’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $39-$59. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/garfield/boxoffice.aspx
Global Winter Wonderland, an international celebration featuring the largest display of traditional Chinese lanterns outside of China — along with Cirque du Soleil-level acrobatics, 35 carnival rides, holiday-themed activities, games, and international food and shopping — is on through Jan. 7 at SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium), 9449 Friars Road. Tickets $22, with discounts. globalwonderland.com
Balboa Park Offerings
This year’s Holiday Food Truck Festival invites you to eat, drink and be merry, Dec. 26-30 with a dozen popular San Diego-area food trucks, live music and dance performances in the Plaza de Panama. The Spanish Village Art Center will also present craft activities for kids, and the Fab Trailers Vintage Photo Booth will help visitors capture the moment. Plaza de Panama/El Prado walkway, Balboa Park. (619) 331-1920. balboaparkconservancy.org
Your last chance to see The Old Globe’s production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is Dec. 24 on The Old Globe Theatre’s Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets start at $37 for adults and $24 for children (ages 17 years and younger). Children under age 3 will be admitted to 11 a.m. performances only, which are open to all. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org
Ahead of its January performances, Culture Shock dance company presents a free public preview of its take on “The Nutcracker,” 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 on The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza, Balboa Park. The preview features “the snow scene” performed by intermediate- and advanced-level Culture Shock dancers, trained in all styles of dance, including hip-hop, freestyle, breaking, popping, jazz, ballet, contemporary rhythms, and gymnastics. bit.ly/CultureShockNutcracker
Fleet Science Center’s Tinkerer’s Club meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 will help young engineers make holiday rockets. Design a pop-up holiday rocket using PVC pipes, extra-large rubber bands and more, or design a rocket that uses air power to fly. Price: $5 per project, while supplies last. Registration recommended. Gallery admission not required. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 238-1233. rhfleet.org
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