La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: Nov. 30


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: Questions? E-mail:

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.

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.

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

Dance Duet

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.

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.

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.

Kids Theater

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.

French Film

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.

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.

Author Talks

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.

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.