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La Jolla’s Best Bet for events May 28-June 4

Art

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Vermeer lecture: Considered to be one of Vermeer’s most captivating portrayals of a young woman’s private world, “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter,” is on exhibit through Sept. 11 at The Timken Museum, 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. Reception and lecture with Arthur Wheelock, “A Look Into the World of Vermeer,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. Tickets: $35-$45. (619) 239-5548. timkenmuseum.org

Stories The Mona Lisa Could Tell: Art historian James Grebl, Ph.D., lecture, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. $14-$19. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

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Music

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory season finale spring concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive. $10-$25. Buy two full priced adult tickets, get two additional tickets free. (619) 233-3232, ext. 115. sdys.org

Jewish Arts Festival through July 26 at San Diego REPertory Theatre. Performances include Hershey Felder’s “Great American Songbook Sing-Along,” 79 Horton Plaza, downtown San Diego. Tickets/schedule: (619) 544-1000 or sdrep.org

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Mainly Mozart will present Mozart’s Adagio & Fugue in C minor, Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Saturday, May 30 at The Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. 6:30 p.m. reception before 7:30 p.m. performance, followed by Artist Talk Back 8:45 p.m. $55. (619) 239-0100, ext. 2. mainlymozart.org