The Bishop’s School is celebrating the holidays with a festive tradition on Nov. 29 to ring in the season on campus. The school’s 23rd annual Christmas Tea party — themed “Joy to the World” — includes a concert performance by Bishop’s singers, a spread of internationally inspired holiday tea accompaniments by talented parent chefs and Bishop’s food service director Sara Sweet, and honored tea pourers, including head of school Aimeclaire Roche. The tea will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. amid the twinkling lights of ornament-adorned Christmas trees and touches of garland and décor from cultures around the world in the school’s magnificent Ellen Browning Scripps Hall. For more information, visit www.bishops.com or call (858) 459-0504.
Sprinkles Cupcakes is partnering with Energy 103.7 for its annual toy drive, “AJ’s Kids Crane,” to help bring out the sweet side of the holiday season. Until Dec. 14, Sprinkles La Jolla will give a free cupcake of your choice to those who donate a new, unwrapped toy at their location at 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive. All toys collected will be donated to children at Rady Children’s Hospital just in time for Christmas.
Another way Sprinkles is giving back is through a nationwide fundraising effort to prevent pediatric HIV infection and eradicate pediatric AIDS in support of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. For one day only, Sprinkles Cupcakes across the nation will donate proceeds from its Red Ribbon Cupcakes to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a research, advocacy, prevention and treatment nonprofit.
For more information, visit www.sprinkles.com or call (858) 457-3800.
THURSDAY, Nov. 22
• Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K, 7:45 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, fundraising 5K run-walk to help homeless neighbors in need, register online by Nov. 21, www.thanksgivingrun.org, $25-$42
• Integrative Yoga Therapeutics Workshop, noon to 7 p.m., La Jolla Yoga Center, 7741 Fay Ave., workshop with Bo Forbes through Dec. 1, www.lajollayogacenter.com, (858) 456-2412
FRIDAY, Nov. 23
• “In the Red and Brown Water,” 8 p.m., UCSD’s Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre, 9500 Gilman Drive, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s drama directed by Gregory Wallace, through Dec. 1, (858) 534-4574, theatre.ucsd.edu, $15 general admission, $10 seniors and UCSD affiliates, $8 students
SATURDAY, Nov. 24
• Brotha Lynch Hung, 8 p.m., UCSD’s Porter’s Pub, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 213-3890, www.porterspub.com, $20-$50
SUNDAY, Nov. 25
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699, www.lajollamarket.com, free
MONDAY, Nov. 26
• Kensington Trio with guest soprano Rebecca Steinke Harris, noon, Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., mini-concert, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
TUESDAY, Nov. 27
• The U.S. Foreign Service Wants You, 4:30 p.m., Institute of the Americas, 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, U.S. diplomats discuss foreign service careers, registration requested, (858) 453-5560, www.iamericas.org, free
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28
• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• “Social Sciences as Concept: Wherefrom and Whereto?” 3 p.m., UCSD Arts Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, Immanuel Wallerstein speaks on the contemporary crisis of the capitalist world economy, email@example.com, free
• “A Night of Comedy,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, comedians Michele Balan and Cory Kahaney from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and San Diego’s Taylor Williamson, (858) 362-1348, www.lfjcc.org, $30
THURSDAY, Nov. 29
• Richard James Trio, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s, 1270 Prospect St., (858) 459-5500, www.eddiev.com, free