La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Dec. 25
■ 1) San Diego Ballet’s Nutcracker: See an international cast of dancers from China, Japan, Russia, South Africa and Mexico — as well as San Diego School of Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 and 2:30, Sunday, Dec. 28. Symphony Hall, 750 B St, downtown San Diego. Tickets: $25-$50. (619) 294-7311. sandiegoballet.org
■ 2) San Diego Improv: Comedy show comes to the National Comedy Theatre this New Year’s Eve at 3717 India St. Admission $79, includes catered hors d’oeuvres, Champagne toast at midnight and after-party with the cast. Appropriate for all ages. Doors open 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. (619) 295-4999. nationalcomedy.com
■ 3) La Jolla Comedy Store: Ring in the New Year with some laughs when Steve Simeone, Argus Hamilton and Vicki Barbolak present a special New Year’s Eve program, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets from $40. Two drink minimum. 916 Pearl St. (858) 454-9176. lajolla.thecomedystore.com
■ Witness the La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s Polar Bear Plunge, where La Jolla Cove Swim Club members literally dive into the New Year, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1 at La Jolla Shores near the lifeguard tower (look for the club banner). Cider and coffee provided, participants asked to bring their favorite chili, soup or other warm food. lajollacoveswimclub.com
■ Let it go, let it goooooo! The animation movie of the year, Disney’s “Frozen” screens (with popcorn!) 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org
Coming in 2015 ...
■ Aww, Little Buttercup: J*Company Youth Theatre presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” in matinees and evening shows, Jan. 16-25. Tickets: $18. Garfield Theatre at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org/jcompany
■ San Diego Restaurant Week returns Jan. 18-24, featuring prix-fixe menus from hundreds of area restaurants. No tickets required, just visit the website sandiegorestaurantweek.com to see if your favorite restaurant is participating. Or search by neighborhood, cuisine or price to find exactly what you’re looking for!