La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Dec. 11

Some of the world's ugliest Christmas sweaters can be purchased at
Some of the world’s ugliest Christmas sweaters can be purchased at

Ugly Sweater Party

What better place to rock your ugly Christmas sweater than the Athenaeum’s Night Owls (formerly The A-List) party, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11? Laugh with other art and music lovers at your ugliest sweater in softly lit rooms that will echo with the songs of carolers. Recommended for ages 21 to 40-something. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Night Owls free; $10 general admission, $5 Athenaeum members. RSVP: (858) 454-5872.

Kids and Weather

Although San Diego winters tend to hover at 60-70 degrees, La Jolla’s Riford Library offers children a chance to learn about the wonders of winter with dry ice, fog and a winter “snowstorm,” 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

Chamber Concert

Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Program includes Schubert’s String Trio Fragment in B-flat Major, Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423 and Chausson’s Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30. Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Tickets: $20-25. (619) 235-0804.

Premieres in the ‘Rough’

The Old Globe Theatre once again presents the New Voices Festival, a weekend full of new play readings, Dec. 12-14. The lineup includes an Old Globe-commissioned piece by Roger Guenveur and Marc Anthony Thompson. 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. Free, but tickets are limited, reservations at (619) 234-5623. Full lineup and production description at

Senior Holiday Soiree

Those ages 55 and older who want to go waltzing in a winter wonderland can visit La Jolla Rec Center, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 for the annual seasonal dance. Dinner, coffee and dessert will be served, with live entertainment by The A-Team. 615 Prospect St. Tickets: $15. (858) 552-1658.

Dance Experiment

In their latest production, “Really Fall,” UCSD dance faculty members Yolande Snaith and Liam Clancy explore all the ways a body can fall — forward, through space, back, through time, with others, from moment to moment, halting and faltering, lurching along in fits and starts, doubling back on itself, and beginning again — with showtimes 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-13 at Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Tickets: $20. (858) 534-4574.