Family Fun Run
Keep an eye out for the Bat-Signal! The Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation Torrey Trot, 8:30 a.m. Sunday Dec. 10 is themed “Run Like a Superhero 5K/Fun Run.” Get your capes and cowls ready. Proceeds “rescue” underfunded programs. UC San Diego campus at “Stonehenge” sculpture, 9500 Gilman Drive at Scholars Drive. To sign up, visit: torreytrot.gesture.com Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Party On, Barbara!
Is your name Barbara? If so, you are invited to the annual St. Barbara’s Day Party, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at Barbarella Restaurant, 2171 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. This year’s party doubles as a fundraiser for Promises2Kids. RSVP: (858) 454-7373.
Three Art Encounters
Landscapes by Peggy Hinaekian and Leah Higgins are on display through Dec. 1 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org
Bird Rock Artist Guild presents its “Art in the Garden,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5571 Bellevue Ave. Art of various media, including mosaics, jewelry, paintings, ceramics and more will be for show and sale at a private home. Any donations collected will support Art Reach, La Jolla Historical Society, CocoAsenso and Unity4Orphans. facebook.com/BirdRockArtistGuild
“Necessary Territories,” featuring the work of Robert D. Cocke, Frances McCormack, Mark Perlman, Astrid Preston, Gail Roberts and Peter Stephens, opens 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. Exhibit continues through Dec. 23. (858) 459-3917 rbstevensongallery.com
Solo and duet performances make up the La Jolla Music Society presentation of “Some of a Thousand Words,” with choreographer Brian Brooks, dancer Wendy Whelan and music by Brooklyn Rider, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. Tickets $18-$73. (858) 459-3728. ljms.org
Three Concerts to Catch
Robert Wetzel, one-half of the award-winning Odeum Guitar Duo, concludes a year-long residency with a concert “Guitar Fantasy in Spain and Italy,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church, 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. The duo, or individual members, have performed once a month throughout 2017. $10 with discounts. (858) 248-9300.
Grab your dancing shoes and enjoy an evening of reggae, hip-hop, rock and Middle Eastern Music, during a live performance from Hadag Nahash, prresented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. Special guest Hanan Ben-Ari, 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $28-$55. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/jc/
Mike Wofford: Some Of My Best Friends Are … closes the Athenaeum’s annual fall jazz program, featuring a celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at The Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Dr. $30-$35. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-tsri
“The Little Prince” is on stage with matinee and evening shows Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. This play with music tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious Little Prince who tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy. Tickets from $16. (858) 481-1055. northcoastreptheatreschool.org
The French Film Club of San Diego presents “In Harmony,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at San Diego French-American School, 6550 Soledad Mountain Road. An injured equestrian stuntman (Albert Dupontel) develops a bond with his insurance agent (Cécile De France) in this 2015 film. At 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening, join a meet-and-greet fundraising event with the French adaptive surfing National Team. Tickets $9. SDFrenchFilmClub@gmail.com
Brooklyn Born Stars
The “Boys and Girls from Brooklyn” lecture series examines the lives and music of four great musicians who were born in the borough: George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Beverly Sills and Barbra Streisand. Lecturers will compare and contrast not only the musical worlds they came from, but also their personal struggles and achievements, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15 at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets $28-$36. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org
Denis Leary, comedian, actor and author of “Why We Suck,” presents his latest work, “Why We Don’t Suck,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., downtown. $29.09 general admission includes one pre-signed copy of the book. Presented by Warwick’s. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com
“Blood Truth,” the fourth book in the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime series will be released in December, with a book signing with author Matt Coyle, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave. Reserved seating available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick’s for the event ($16-$26.95). (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com