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La Jolla Light’s Best Bets for events: June 7

Dancing at the Greek Festival

Festival Weekend

The annual Greek Festival with cultural cuisine and coffee, music and dance, wines and beers runs 5-10 p.m. Friday, June 9; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday June 10; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday June 11 at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church grounds, 3655 Park Blvd., North Park. Free admission 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Free parking at Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (Complimentary shuttle service provided).

San Diego Festival of the Arts (formerly La Jolla Festival of the Arts) returns for a third time to the downtown San Diego Waterfront Park (along Harbor Drive between West Grape and West Ash streets), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10. There are 200 artists in this juried show, plus entertainment, food, family games and more. Doubles as a benefit for adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities. Admisssion: $12-$18. (619) 744-0534.

A scene from the San Diego Festival of the Arts

Sights and Sounds

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ season closer, “A Line Broken,” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday June 10 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive at Mandeville Lane. Steven Schick conducts guest artists sopranos Helga Davis and Priti Gandhi, baritone Patrick Walders, trumpeter Peter Evans and contrabassist Mark Dresser. Tickets: $15-$35.

In “Orchestral Music for the Movies,” hear the music of Erick Korngold, who scored films of the 1930s and ’40s; James Horner of “Titanic” and “Braveheart”; Hans Zimmer of “The Lion King,” “The Dark Knight” franchise and more; John Williams of the Star Wars franchise, “Jaws” and more, 3 p.m. Tuesday June 12 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $15, free for members. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.

Egon Schiele — considered a provocative prodigy who galvanized Vienna before his 20th birthday by forming a new artists’ group (Neuekunstgruppe) and pushing the boundaries of expression to probe the psyche and the darkest recesses of human sexuality — is the subject of Victoria Martino’s next lecture, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Tickets: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.

Author for Peace

Yossi Klein Halevi presents “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 in the Jewish Community Center’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive. The Jewish Book Award-winning author offers a powerful and nuanced call for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Book signing to follow. $26 admission includes one copy of the book per order. (858) 457-3030.

Will an owl show up at the Library’s wild animal show? Find out June 8!

Go Wild, Kids!

Pacific Animal Productions will bring a small group of wild animals to La Jolla Library, 10 a.m. Friday, June 8 at 7555 Draper Ave. Learn how various animals survive, thrive and adapt with expert educators. Free. (858) 552-1657.

Summer Art Show

Browse the works of Rudy Villaseñor, Gwen Nobil, Nicole Caulfield and select members of the Allied Artist Association at the “Summertimeart exhibit through July 28 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Opening reception (rescheduled to) 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Free. (858) 459-0831.

En Pointe

The 10th annual Ooh La La Dance Academy Youth Recital showcases the talents of young La Jolla dancers, 3:30 p.m. Saturday June 9 at La Jolla High School auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. A limited amount of free tickets available. Children $5-$10, adults $18-$20. (858) 456-4500.

Paws (and Pints) for Animals

Gimme, five! The fifth annual Paws & Pints La Jolla fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at The Lot, 7611 Fay Ave. Proceeds benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society and The FACE Foundation. Live auction, silent auction, raffle with art from local La Jolla artists, and hotel, winery, museum and brewery packages, and more. RSVP:

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