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Pianist Michael Chen
Pianist Michael Chen
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Sensational Sounds

Torrey Pines Christian Church Concert Series presents the fifth annual Young Artist Concert, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 in the Sanctuary at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. The accomplished young artists featured this year are violinists Kana Shiotsu and Sofia Hashemi-Asasi, pianist Michael Chen, organist Vincent Pham and flutist Jonathan Sussman. Free. (858) 453-3550. torreypineschurch.org

Steven Schick conducts the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, along with soloists in a concert of triumph and remembrance, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. The program includes a world premiere by this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient and Aaron Copland’s triumphant Symphony No. 3, written at the end of World War II. Tickets $15-$29. (858) 534-4637. lajollasymphony.com

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San Diego Women’s Chorus celebrates connections in turbulent times with its winter concert, “Love Is,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at Creative, Performing and Media Arts Middle School, 5050 Conrad Ave., Clairemont. Artistic director Kathleen Hansen selected songs – from Queen to Eric Whitacre – that echo the ways love manifests in our world. Tickets $27. sdwc.ticketleap.com/loveis

Drummer Kendrick Scott Oracle
Drummer Kendrick Scott Oracle
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Kendrick Scott Oracle, regarded as one of the premier drummers of his generation since The New York Times named him one of “Five Drummers Whose Time Is Now,” will perform as a guest of ArtPower! 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Tickets $18, $12 students. artpower.ucsd.edu

Barabaras galore gather for last year’s Saint Barbara’s Day party.
Barabaras galore gather for last year’s Saint Barbara’s Day party.
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Calling all Barbaras

Is your name Barbara? Then you are invited to the annual Saint Barbara’s Day Party, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at Barbarella Restaurant, 2171 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. Admission is a donation of a toy or women’s sport shoe, size 6-9, to be given to a San Diegan in need. RSVP: barbarellarestaurant@gmail.com or (858) 454-7373.

‘Nasturium’ by John Valois is on display at La Jolla Community Center.
‘Nasturium’ by John Valois is on display at La Jolla Community Center.
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At the Community Center

Art Exhibit: La Jolla Community Center and Allied Artists Association will host works from their artists of the month, Gwen Nobil and John Valois, in “Impressions,” on display through Jan. 30 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. A reception is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public 9-5 daily. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

Holiday Party: Join Community Center members in shopping, lunch, a silent auction, raffle, entertainment and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The Gillispie School choir will perform at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, raffle at 1 p.m. $15 non-members, free for members. RSVP: (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org

On Stage

The Cherry Orchard,” playwright Anton Chekov’s final work, deals with an aristocratic 20th Century Russian family that must sell its estate to pay the mortgage. When they reunite at the property one last time, questions of what they are willing to forget about their past to salvage their future arise. See it 7:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 3-5 at Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. A UCSD Theatre Dept. production. Tickets $20, $10 students/alumni. (858) 534-4574. brownpapertickets.com/event/1714229


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