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Final Concert of the Season
Opera in Little ItalyMembers of the San Diego Opera Chorus will perform with Point Loma Opera Theatre and the San Diego State University Opera Theatre as opening acts during the San Diego Sicilian Festival that opens 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18. San Diego Opera Chorus performs at 2:45 p.m. The festival spans the 1600-1700 block of India Street in Little Italy. (619) 469-2206.
Abstract ArtTimken Museum of Art presents two portfolios of prints by Russian abstract painter, designer, teacher and graphic artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, aka El Lissitzky. The exhibit opens Thursday, May 15. Free. The Timken celebrates International Museum Day, Sunday, May 18 with free themed tours and a gift with membership. 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 239-5548.
Afternoon of MusicFour local musicians — Wendy Loeb on violin (pictured), Fontaine Laing on piano, Janet White on cello and Glenn Vanstrum also on piano — will offer a free concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.
Opera Mash-up“Hoods,” a chamber opera by Carolyn Chen about women, wolves and war in a “mash- up” of Euripedes’ “Hecuba” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” will have its world premiere, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Experimental Theatre, 9500 Gilman Drive. Free.
Town Council MixerLa Jolla Town Council May Sunsetter will be packed with art and music, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Come meet your community leaders and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, local artists’ works and the Mission Bay High School Dixieland Jazz Band, Tickets: $5-$10. (858) 459-0831.
Jewish ArtsSan Diego REPeratory Theatre presents the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, May 20-June 18 at various locations. Kicking off the festival is a one-night-only performance of Una Nocha Yidishe, performing Latin and Jewish music, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way. $8. Tickets: (619) 544-1000. Schedule: