Thursday | 22
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/ongoing/51520/">PETER PAN & WENDY
This SDSU production of a “story that bridges the generations” explores the adventures of Wendy and Peter Pan “with a nod to modern California and a bit of fairy dust.” Directed by Margaret Larlham. $13–$15.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. (ongoing through December 2; check for dates and times)
WHERE: Don Powell Theatre at SDSU, 5500 Campanile Drive, College Area. 619-594-5091; theatre.sdsu.edu
Friday | 23
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2012/nov/23/52137/">CHEESY HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING IDEAS
Learn how to mold your cheese board to fit the festive season and “how to jazz up your pairings” at this complete Cheese 101 course, featuring “holiday favorites, a little history, what to pair, ways to serve,” and more. Taste samples, sip wine, and have fun. $50.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Venissimo Cheese, 871 G Street, East Village. 619-358-9081; venissimo.com
Saturday | 24
San Diego does the season Southern California style. Santa Claus sails his yacht into Seaport Village wearing board shorts and flip-flops. Greet Santa, watch a parade down the boardwalk, and get photos (for free!) of the kids standing on Santa’s surfboard. Also, kids’ craft tables, entertainers, and plenty of shopping.
WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Seaport Village, 849 West Harbor Drive, downtown. 619-235-4014; seaportvillage.com
Sunday | 25
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/ongoing/52177/">A CHRISTMAS CACTUS
PowPAC (Poway’s community theater) stages Eliot Byerrum’s film noir–style comedy, in which private investigator Cactus O’Riley (“a white-hot redhead with the holiday blues”) solves mysteries and takes a second chance on love. Directed by Missy Hendrick. $15.
WHEN: 2 p.m. (ongoing through December 22; check for dates and times)
WHERE: PowPAC, 13250 Poway Road, Poway. 858-679-8085; powpac.org
Monday | 26
From the North Dakota tundra comes this 2011 (Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) tale of three lost souls desperate for love. This screening is part of the library’s Film Forum.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street, East Village. 619-236-5800; sandiego.gov/public-library
Tuesday | 27
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2012/nov/27/51172/">BLUEGRASS HARMONY SINGING
Veteran workshop instructors Janet Beazley and Chris Stuart lead this three-class series to demystify bluegrass-style harmony singing. Good for beginners or experienced singers looking to improve harmonizing skills. $75.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. (also December 4 & 11)
WHERE: New Expression Music, 4434 30th Street, North Park. 619-280-9035; sdoldtimemusic.com
Wednesday | 28
Orna McCann leads a class in wood and glass Chanukah assemblage “inspired by the art of the feminist sculptor Louise Nevelson.” Participants create a three-dimensional composition. Concurrently, Lauren Becker Downey leads “Chanukah Glass Tray: Replace the Tin Foil!” Imagery, patterns, borders, and color ideas provided. $62–$68.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Bravo School of Art at NTC Promenade, 2690 Decatur Road, Point Loma. 619-223-0058; bravoschoolofart.com