Walter Mencken 10:06 a.m., Feb. 6
Your Week: December 6-12
Thursday | 6
OPEN MIC AND ART SHOW
Prodigy School students and other young performers (ages 6 and up) are invited to perform. Parents and public are welcome; be sure to bring a pillow for sitting on the dance floor.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Prodigy School of Arts, 5725 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla. 858-456-2753; prodigyarts.com
Friday | 7
THINK TANK: CARTESIAN DIVERS
Be part of a new “collaborative learning experience” for guests of all ages. The winter project is all about the classic science experiment that demonstrates the principle of buoyancy. “Pull up a chair, put on your thinking cap, and prepare to invent!” Free–$14.
WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. (also December 12, 19)
WHERE: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. 858-534-3474; aquarium.ucsd.edu
Saturday | 8
FORT ROSECRANS GOES TO WAR
Experience a commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the local reaction to the news. Visit the old Point Loma lighthouse for living history displays, reenactments, nurses, vehicles, weaponry, WWII aircraft flyovers, and explore one of the WWII-era bunkers used to defend San Diego. Free–$5.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (also Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
WHERE: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma. 619-222-4747; cnmf.org
Sunday | 9
SUNNY AND ANGEL SAVE CHRISTMAS
“Help Santa save Christmas with Sunny and Angel, the miracle twin foals born at the Helen Woodward Center.” Price of admission includes story time, interactive fun with barn animals, a personalized letter from Santa, a gift, treats, and fun with faux snow! $9 for adults, $22 for children, reserve a spot in advance.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weekends through December 16)
WHERE: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe. 858-756-4117 x318; animalcenter.org
Monday | 10
GREEN FLASH SUPPER SOCIETY WITH THE SMOKING GOAT
Enjoy the first of what will be an ongoing series of beer dinners at Green Flash Brewing Co. For this five-course affair, each course will be paired with a different Green Flash beer and guided by tasting-room manager Dave Adams and the Smoking Goat team. From Trippel with scallops to Candela with gingerbread cake, and a whole lot of yummy in between. $55.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Green Flash Brewing Co., 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa. 858-622-0085; greenflashbrew.com
Tuesday | 11
MOVIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE: HOME
Artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film (narrated by Glenn Close) is the “first film that has been made using aerial-only footage.” Watch the movie and then discuss it with a diverse group of people during “Movie Night at the SimCenter.”
WHEN: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: World Resources Simulation Center, 1088 Third Avenue, downtown. 619-234-1088; wrsc.org
Wednesday | 12
DRINKIN’, SINGIN’, SWINGIN’
“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” in a “Welk winter wonderland,” where the cast transforms into classic personalities and characters, such as Nat King Cole, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and more! $54–$73.
WHEN: 1 p.m. (ongoing through December 31, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. 800-843-9355; sandiegotheatre.welkresorts.com