La Jolla events, Dec. 20-Jan. 5
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La Jolla’s ever-popular reggae, funk, rock band Neveready­­ will perform at the La Jolla Community Center, located at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. for a live show that will bring down the house.

Money raised through donations from the free concert will help fund the community center as well as the local band’s efforts to create a music video. For more information, visit


La Jolla YMCA is holding a holiday book drive to support the reading advocacy organization Words Alive. Between now and Dec. 23, San Diegans can donate new and gently-used children and youth books at the YMCA, located at 8355 Cliffridge Ave. The books will be gifted to low-income families in underserved communities in San Diego. For more information, contact Patrick Stewart at (858) 274-9673 or email


Jewish teens are invited to gather at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, located at 10950 N. Torrey Pines Road for a mixed-media viewing experience and discussion about the meaning of real greatness through the National Conference of Synagogue Youth’s “Project Chazon” performance. The free production screening and group discussion will take place on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Adam Simon at (619) 663-8672 or email


Singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist Nina Francis, a 2010 graduate of The Bishop’s School, will appear with renowned guitarist Peter Sprague on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at Tango Del Rey, located at 3567 Del Rey St. Francis, a student in the Popular Music Performance Program at USC Thornton School of Music, will perform a combination of jazz and pop standards and originals, as well as a dash of Christmas cheer along with Sprague. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at or for $20 at the door.


• La Jolla Town Council SunSetter, 5 to 7 p.m., Amici’s, 811 Prospect St., come mix and mingle with community leaders in politics, the arts and nonprofits as well as merchants, business professionals and neighbors, (858) 518-3086,, $5 LJTC members, $10 nonmembers, free for nonmembers who sign up and pay dues at the event

• “Everything is Terrible!” holiday special, 8 p.m., Che Café, 9500 Gilman Drive,, $7

FRIDAY, Dec. 21

• Explore it: Kelp, 10 a.m. to noon, Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, demonstrations, live animals and fun activities for all ages, (858) 534-3474,, included with $14 admission

• Japandi with Snuffaluffagus, Census, Crooks, Mothlight, Weatherbox, Nut/Crackers, Asha, Nature’s Kid and Darc Meriso, 3:30 p.m., Che Café, 9500 Gilman Drive,, $7


• Scott Carter & The New Breed, 9 p.m. to midnight, Beaumont’s, 5662 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0474,, free

SUNDAY, Dec. 23

• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699,, free

• Tres Equis Comedy, 8 p.m., The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St., comedy performance with Carlos Mendez, Michael Avila Jr., Erik Cram and Benji Garcia Reyes, (858) 454-9176,, $10 with two drink minimum

MONDAY, Dec. 24

• Winter specialty camp, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, one-day camp for grades K-6 filled with adventure and fun, including arts and crafts, sports, games, and creation of a teddy bear to take home, (858) 362-1132,, $60 members, $72 nonmembers

TUESDAY, Dec. 25

• Christmas brunch cruise, 11:30 a.m., Hornblower Cruises, 970 N. Harbor Drive, brunch cruise including champagne, sparkling cider, brunch and dessert buffets and boarding photos with Santa for purchase, (888) 979-6881,, $59-$84


• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872,, free


• Tidepooling adventures at False Point, 2 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, learn about the ocean’s critters with aquarium experts, RSVP required (858) 534-7336, $15 general admission, $12 members

• Kids, Tough Stuff and Twin Cabins, 7:30 p.m., Che Café, 9500 Gilman Drive,, $7

FRIDAY, Dec. 28

• Cougar Canyon Band, 9 p.m. to midnight, Beaumont’s, 5662 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0474,, free


• Kelp tank dive show, 2 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, aquarists feed the fishes and invertebrates in the live animal displays, (858) 534-3474,, included in price of $14 admission

SUNDAY, Dec. 30

• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699,, free

MONDAY, Dec. 31

• New Year’s Eve dinner, 5 to 11 p.m., Herringbone, 7837 Herschel Ave., menu offering of three courses and two desserts, (858) 459-0221,, $75

• Simply Fabulous New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m., Il Covo Ristorante & Lounge, 8008 Girard Ave., #220, West Coast Club Life hosts DJ Pocket and steak and seafood dinner packages, a fashion showcase by Camille Wood, Moulin Rouge dancers and models, house and electro music and salsa dancing, (858) 551-0800,, $49 general admission, $89-$110 with dinner package and midnight champagne toast, $495 for four tickets, bottle service and VIP seating

• NYE 2013, 8:30 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill, 1025 Prospect St., champagne toast, photo booth and entertainment by Big Daddy, Kev Might, DJ Julz and X-Ray, (858) 454-8092,, $25


• Polar bear swim, La Jolla Shores, 8200 Camino del Oro, La Jolla Cove Swim Club celebrates the new year with an annual dip into the Pacific for a brisk two-mile swim,, free


• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872,, free


• La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting, 6 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 456-7900,, free

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