EVENT DATE : Until December 30
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Awaken to Zero, an exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Mark Licari is showing at the Athenaeum’s Joseph Clayes III Gallery with Prints: Urban Perch by Carolyn La France at the Rotunda gallery, and Pacific Standard Time, LA/LA project inspired selections from the Athenaeum’s artists’ books collection in the North Reading Room. Free and open to the public. LJAthenaeum.org

EVENT DATE : Until January 5, 2018
Governor Animal Clinic, Bird Rock Vet

For the sixth year, the Veterinary Specialty Hospital is asking area residents to help by donating pet food. All dog and cat pet food items will be donated to the San Diego Food Bank to be distributed to a dozen local nonprofit partners including local soup kitchens and disability programs to benefit San Diego families and their four-legged friends. VSHSD.com

EVENT DATE : Until January 21, 2018
La Jolla Historical Society

An exhibition that showcases the work of the local theater costume designer who has earned accolades for her designs on Broadway and off. LaJollaHistory.org

EVENT DATE : December 2, 8:00PM - December 2, 10:00PM
Balboa Theatre

Choreographer Brian Brooks joins with former New York City Ballet star and principal dancer Wendy Whelan for a night of contemporary dance. LJMS.org

EVENT DATE : December 3, 1:30PM - December 3, 5:00PM
Girard Ave

Spread some holiday cheer with marching bands, floats, vintage automobiles and Santa Claus. The theme this year is Christmas Jewels. LJParade.com

EVENT DATE : Only available Thursdays and Fridays 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Marine Room

One of the only times during the year The Marine Room is open for lunch – so treat your family, friends and colleagues to this limited-time special. Featuring an à la carte lunch menu filled with favorites like Macadamia Coated Blue Crab Cake, Sea Salt Crispy Skin Branzino, Spindrift Seafood Crêpes, Gluten-Free Macadamia Passion Fruit Marjolaine. MarineRoom.com

EVENT DATE : December 8
La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club

San Diego enjoys a diverse legacy of formidable female leaders.Dr. Gloria Harris, co-author of Remarkable Women of San Diego (the History Press, 2016) will share the stories of these and many other extraordinary local women. LaJollaGTRotary.org

EVENT DATE : December 9-10, 7:30 PM and 2:00 PM
Mandeville Auditorium

The orchestra music of renowned English composer Thomas Adès is presented in San Diego for the first time with his violin concerto, Concentric Paths. Mandeville.UCSD.edu

EVENT DATE : December 14, 7:30PM - December 14, 10:30PM
The Comedy Store

Bring an unwrapped, unopened new toy ad get free entry. Donations are also welcome. This is a fantastic show with a great line-up of comedians, both local and special guests from Hollywood. TheComedyStore.com

EVENT DATE : December 24, 9:00AM - December 24, 10:00AM
The Shores Restaurant

Enjoy an amazing à la carte dinner featuring Mandarin Fennel Glazed Maine Lobster Tail, Jade Pesto Crusted Sea Bass. TheShoresRestaurant.com

EVENT DATE : December 25, 9:00AM - December 25, 10:00AM
Marine Room

Enjoy Christmas Eve specials including Open Ocean Barramundi, Spindrift Trilogy and Nebraska Imperial Kobe Beef New York. MarineRoom.com

EVENT DATE : December 25, 10:00AM - December 25, 7:00PM
The Shores Restaurant

Treat everyone to a feast fit for a king, a complete children’s station and a selection of seasonal desserts. TheShoresRestaurant.com

EVENT DATE : December 31, 9:00AM - December 31, 10:00AM
The Shores Restaurant

Indulge in à la carte specials like Maine Diver Scallops, Hawaiian Pink Snapper and Center Cut Angus Filet Mignon. TheShoresRestaurant.com

EVENT DATE : December 31, 8:30PM - December 31, 11:30PM
Marine Room

Choose from an exquisite five-course menu for $175 per person or a three-course dinner for $105 per person. MarineRoom.com