La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Dec. 11

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.