La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, Nov. 26-Dec. 3


To the Theater!

After last year’s successful tour, the “Last Comic Standing” tour returns 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 to Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown San Diego. See the finalists of NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition doing their thing, including Ian Bagg, Dominique, Clayton English, Andy Erickson and Michael Palascak. Tickets from $26. (858) 570-1100.

In association with Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse presents “Indecent” a world-premiere play with music inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1922 Broadway debut of “God of Vengeance.” Matinee and evening shows through Dec. 10 at Mandell Weiss Theater, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD campus. Tickets from $41. (858) 550-1010.

Join the Whos down in Whoville for the 18th annual seasonal classic “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” running through Dec. 26 at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. The musical stars J. Bernard Calloway as the Grinch, with young La Jolla actors Hourie Klijian as Betty Lou Who (pink team) and Kennedy Nibbe in the ensemble. Tickets from $37 for adults, $24 for children. 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. (619) 234-5623.

Cygnet Theatre in Old Town will continue its nine-year tradition of presenting a holiday show suitable for all ages. Its “A Christmas Carol” production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic by Charles Dickens, featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects. Matinees and evenings through Dec. 27, 4040 Twiggs St. Tickets from $37. (619) 337-1525.

See It While You Can

Impressions of California Plein Air Artists,” closes Dec. 5 at La Jolla’s Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. More than a dozen artists have works on view during regular library hours. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Artists from Paris to Berlin to Bangkok will show their work in La Jolla Shores this winter at the “Shaken, Not Stirred” exhibit on display Nov. 30-Dec. 13 at La Jolla Art Association, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso. Public is welcome to attend an artists reception 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free. RSVP (858) 459-1196.

Preserving Memories

Learn how to properly treat family photos and other media at the workshop, “Genealogy in Pictures: Preserving and Restoring Your Family’s Historic Photo Collection,” 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Different scanning methods and equipment will be discussed. Bring historical photos, albums, negatives or films. Admission: $5-$15. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

Seaport Holidays

Sporting his boardshorts and a Hawaiian shirt, Santa Claus will return to San Diego to kick off the holiday season. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at Seaport Village, 849 West Harbor Drive. Hang ten with Santa on his surfboard and check out a festive parade down the boardwalk, live music and kids crafts. (619) 235-4014.