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La Jolla Photo Travelers Club presents “Cruising the Danube,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. The presenter will be Zofia Dziewanowska, who with a friend, took a riverboat down the Danube south from Germany to Bulgaria. Free. Guests welcome.

Comedian Bert Kreischer’s residency at La Jolla Comedy Store will consist of six shows over four days, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at La Jolla Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St. Tickets $35. (Adult comedy themes.) 1 (877) 435-9849.

The Write Out Loud stage reading of “Voices of Christmas” is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. On the program: “Uncle Vova’s Tree” by Patricia Polacco, read by Veronica Murphy; “Three Wise Guys” by Sandra Cisneros, read by Steven Lone; “A Chapparal Christmas Gift” by O. Henry, read by Walter Ritter; “Elijah’s Angel” by Michael J. Rosen, read by Michael Buckley and the Company; “Christmas Lives On” by Garrison Keillor, read by Walter Ritter; and “Christmas Song” by Langston Hughes, read by Walter Murray. Tickets: $25 with discounts. (619) 297-8953.

Boys and Girls from Brooklyn,” a series of lectures about four musical legends that hail from the town, continues 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Dec. 8 and 15 at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center’s Astor Judaica Library, 4126 Executive Drive. Hear the stories and music of George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Beverly Sills and Barbra Streisand. Tickets $28-36. (858) 362-1348.

Catch a Concert

Steven Schick will conduct La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in “Gloria,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Mandeville Lane on the UC San Diego campus. The program includes: Guillaume de Machaut’s “Je vivroie liement/Liement me deport,” Tina Tallon’s “luscinia,” Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” and Thomas Adès’ “Concentric Paths.” Performers include sopranos Susan Narucki and Kirsten Wiest, violinist Keir GoGwilt (2016 Young Artists Winner), and red fish blue fish. Tickets $35, with discounts. (858) 534-4637.

Opera Wednesdays closes its 2017 season, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The performers are past and present Metropolitan Opera Competition Winners, active San Diego Opera performers and guest artists who’ve sung all over the world. Suggested donation: $10. (858) 459-0831.

A family-friendly piano recital featuring students is set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 10 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Two Art Collections

The work of 20 artists is on display through Dec. 26 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Most have been featuring their work at the Center for many years. All the art is on sale. The artists include: Renata Spiazzi, Dottie Stanley, Julie Sanderson, Juli Ricksecker, Beverly Brocke, Jeffrey Brosbe, Carol Mansfield, Rodger Heglar, Nicole Caulfield, Darlene Katz, Vita Sorrentino, John Valois, Court Jones, Gwen Nobil, Minnie Valero, Leah Higgins, Joan Everds, Caroline Morse, Jenny Ferrone and Barbara Schmidt. (858) 459-0831.

The Timken Museum and San Diego State University have partnered to present “Jewels of the Season,” through Dec. 31 at 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. Each ornament features semi-precious gems, sequins, stones and filigree collected by the ornament-makers. See it during museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4:30 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday). Free admission. (619) 239-5548.

Tale as Old as Time

Ooh La La Dance Academy will bring the classic story “Beauty and the Beast” to the stage in dance form, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at Parker Auditorium, La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St. Tickets: $5 ages 3-17, adults $20-$10 at the door. (858) 456-4500.