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David Chase will conclude his 44-year tenure as conductor of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in its season finale, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11 in Mandeville Auditorium on UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive.
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La Jolla Recreation Center presents another “Parents Night Out,” where mom and dad can socialize with other adults while their children participate in games and crafts, 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at 615 Prospect St. Targeted to families with kids, ages 5-11. Admission: $10. (858) 552-1658. bitly.com/ljreccenter

Concerts for the Community

David Chase concludes his 44-year tenure as conductor of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in its season finale, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11 in Mandeville Auditorium on UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Program inspired by love in its many faces: Hector Berlioz’s Overture to “Beatrice and Benedict”; Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”; and Samuel Barber’s “The Lovers.” Tickets: $29 with discounts. (858) 534-4637. lajollasymphony.com

The next Opera Wednesdays concert brings mezzo-soprano Alexandra Rodick, soprano Michelle Law, bass-baritone Joshua Arky and bass-baritone Nicholas Newton to La Jolla Community Center, 7 p.m. June 14 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $10 suggested donation. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

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The Farrell Family Jazz summer concert series continues with Linda May Han Oh Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Oh is considered one of the most important young bassists on the New York scene. Tickets: $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org/jazz-at-the-athenaeum

It’s All Greek to Me! Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, traditional coffee, wine and beer, shopping, children’s activities, music, dance and church tours — see and do it all at the 48th annual San Diego Greek Festival, 5-10 p.m. Friday, June 9; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 10; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 11 at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church grounds, 3655 Park Blvd., San Diego. $3. Free parking at Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. Complimentary shuttle service. Sdgreekfestival.com

Stage Presence

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante celebrates comedian Groucho Marx in a one-man show with music, 7:30 p.m., June 12-13 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Ferrante sings, dances, tells stories, performs classic Groucho routines and one-liners. Tickets: $35 with discounts. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org/variety_night

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La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will present “Western Union Assassin: A staged reading,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. The play, by San Diegan Paul-Davis Halem, addresses “the frustrating policies of today.” Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Listen and Learn

Mangroves, trees that form forests in the transition between land and sea, provide an essential habitat for a great diversity of plants and animals and are critical habitat worldwide. The Perspectives on Ocean Sciences lecture series will present “Mangroves: The Skin of our Coasts,” 7-8 p.m., Monday, June 12, with Scripps Oceanography’s Octavio Abrurto at Birch Aquariun, 2300 Expedition Way. Admission: $5-$8, (858) 534-5771. aquarium.ucsd.edu

Art on Exhibit

The “From the Studio,” exhibit of paintings by Mieko Hara, Molly McCracken-Kumar, Natasha Shoro and Maggie Tennesen, opens with an artist’s reception, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave. Exhibition continues to July 8. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (858) 459-3917. rbstevensongallery.com

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery presents the work of Orlando Agudelo-Botero in an exhibit titled “La Vida.” Works explore responsibilities, human rights, science, spirituality and more. An artist’s reception is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at 7946 Ivanhoe Ave. Free. (858) 551-2010. contemporaryfineartsgallery.com


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