So Many Concerts!
Join Victoria Martino and James Lent for the concluding concert in a series that celebrates milestone anniversaries of Northern European composers Carl Nielsen (Denmark, b. 1865), and Jean Sibelius (Finland, b. 1865), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $30-$35.
(858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/special-concerts
Living Legends of Jazz + The Young Lions will kickoff the Jazz @ The Jacobs concert series, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St. The concert features nine jazz icons (including Charles McPherson, pictured) and The Young Lions, from San Diego’s International Academy of Jazz (San Diego’s only non-profit after-school program specializing in jazz music).Tickets: $20-$65. (619) 235-0804. sandiegosymphony.org
Vasko Dukovski, New York-based multidisciplinary artist and one of the most sought after instrumentalists of his generation, performs “Space and Time: Sound in Space,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. Program features composed and improvised music, which functions as a collage of pieces. dukovski.com
Pianist and storyteller Bruno Leone will present an odyssey of songs and tales spanning the entire Golden Age of American Music, featuring the tunes and lyrics of Robert Wright, George Forrest, Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson, Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart and others, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/music-lectures
The third annual Holiday Giving Classical Piano Recital, a donation-based fundraiser for San Diego Youth Services homeless outreach, will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. Champagne reception follows, dressy attire, adults only. RSVP or donate: tinyurl.com/pq4y3nn
Run for the Hungry will return to downtown San Diego Thanksgiving Day, with a 10K starting at 7 a.m. and 5K starting at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 at Westfield Horton Plaza, Broadway Circle turnaround, 324 Horton Plaza. Proceeds benefit food assistance programs at Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. $27-$54. sdrunforthehungry.org
The annual Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Walk in Balboa Park begins 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 at San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado. Proceeds benefit homeless neighbors in need — from children and families to adults and veterans. $36-$44. thanksgivingrun.org
Torrey Pines Elementary School will host its inaugural Torrey Trot 5K and 1-mile Fun Run, 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Your Road Runner Sports Store,
5553 Copley Drive, Miramar. Proceeds benefit the school’s foundation. $20-$43, with options to purchase a Jersey Mike’s meal ($2 from each meal goes to the foundation). roadrunnersports.fundly.com/tpesftorreytrot
The La Jolla Recreation Center will host three days of fall crafts activities, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 23-25 at 615 Prospect St. For ages 3-12. $5 per child per day.
(858) 552-1658. bit.ly/ljreccenter
• Opening Monday, Nov. 23, crafts activities include: 2015 Fall Photo Frame Magnet, Turkey Doorknob Hanger, Rhinestone Fall Leaf and Scarecrow Magnet.
• On Tuesday, Nov. 24 crafts activities include: Owl Turkey Ornament, 3D Pumpkin Wreath, Turkey Magnet Craft and Color-Your-Own Turkey Hat Crown.
• Closing Wednesday, Nov. 25 activities include: Candy Corn Turkey Ornament, Fall Color Owl Ornament, Thanksgiving Coloring Page, Fall Squirrel Magnet and Fall Flower Ornament.
UC San Diego Library‘s annual Turkey Calling Show is presented in the style of an old-time live radio broadcast, filled with music and “studio audience” participation. Get instruction on how to use turkey calls and find out how the American turkey became popular in European art, noon, Wednesday, Nov. 25 in the Seuss Room at Geisel Library, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive off Hopkins Lane. Children encouraged to attend. Free. (858) 822-5758. library.ucsd.edu
Art Power at UC San Diego presents “An Evening with David Sedaris,” 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown San Diego. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Tickets: $40-$55. (858) 534-8497. boxoffice.ucsd.edu