Thursday | 6
The Year to Come
This world premiere narrows in on a family gathering on New Year’s Eve. It seemed normal at the time – politically incorrect banter, splashing each other in the pool. But “relationships grew and fractured in moments that became family legend.” Unfolding backwards from 2017 to 2000, The Year to Come shows how the promise of future is shaped by lens of the past.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:30 pm. Through December 30.
Where: Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla. lajollaplayhouse.org
Sunday | 9
Giant Snow Globe
Free photo and video by professional photographers, inside or outside this giant snow globe. Experience snowfall, accompanied by choreographed music and lights. Children receive free “magic” glasses to watch the snow falling in rainbow colors. Between snowfalls, community caroling groups entertain with holiday classics.
Thirty Seconds to Mars at Del Mar Arena
- Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4 p.m.
Del Mar Arena,
Jimmy Durante Boulevard,
$40 - $75
Alt 94.9 Not So Silent Night features a crowded slate of both established and up-n-coming acts at the 3,500 seat Del Mar Arena. LA’s Thirty Seconds to Mars recently found time between Jared Leto’s film projects to release a new album, America. Bill includes singer-actress Elle King (whose Shake the Spirit full-length dropped in October), NYC sibling trio AJR, and German-Canadian-British singer-songwriter Alice Merton, whose debut album Mint is due in January.
Parade of Lights on the Bay
- Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Shelter Island Marina,
2051 Shelter Island Drive,
Participants will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, “A Tropical Island Christmas.” 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors are expected to watch from the shores of San Diego Bay. The procession includes approximately 80 boats and takes about an hour to pass any given point. Boats start at Shelter Island and proceed to Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, and end at the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Announcers will be located at the Maritime Museum on the Embarcadero and at Coronado Landing.
Tuesday | 11
All about Normandy, France
Make a virtual visit to Normandy to learn about famous historical sites, such as Mont-Saint-Michel, the island off the northwestern coast that has held since 8th century AD. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, abbey, and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers. Learn about the cuisine offered throughout Normandy, and sample complimentary bites.