Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host husband and wife duo, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, kicking off the Farrell Family Jazz series, 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $21- $26. Also June 5: the Nite Owls (formerly the Athenaeum’s A List) presents Latin Nights, 7:30 p.m. at the studio at 4441 Park Blvd. in University Heights. Tickets: $5-10. RSVP: (858) 454-5872.
Stella Maris Academy will present a free workshop by Kirk Martin and his son, Casey, “Celebrate Calm: Eliminate defiance, power struggles and sibling fights,” 7 p.m. Monday, June 9 and again at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 10 at 7713 Girard Ave. The duo will demonstrate ways to maintain a calm, fight-free home for parents with children ages 2-22. (888) 506-1871.
Soroptimist International of La Jolla is upping the ante at its annual Purses Plus Party! Attendees can shop for purses, jackets, gowns, jewelry and more, noon, Saturday, June 7, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 4321 Eastgate Mall. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist programs. $5. RSVP: (619) 260-1642. GNBoone@cox.net
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus takes the stage for its final program of the season and David Chase’s 40th year as choral director, “Life is for celebrating,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Pre-concert lectures one hour prior. Free parking. Tickets: $15- $19. (858) 534-4637.
Actor Richard Thomas (“The Americans,” “The Waltons”) will “relive” the life of playwright Tennessee Williams in a one-man show, “A Distant Country Called Youth,” adapted from letters written by Williams, 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets: From $35. (619) 234-5623.
La Jolla Community Center will screen international films at 1:30 p.m. every Friday in June, starting June 6 with “The Waiting List” from Cuba. Following each film, moderator Barbara Wolk will host a discussion, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $5. (858) 459-0831.
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory presents its season-closing Spring Concerts: Winds 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7; Showcase (intermediate orchestra) 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7; and Ovation (advanced orchestra) 4 p.m. June 8. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets: $30-$35. (619) 233-3232, ext. 115.