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Mon Laferte

thursday, may 25

Mon Laferte

Monserrat Bustamante Laferte, better known as Mon Laferte, was born in Vina del Mar, Chile. Her melancholy music, particular wrenching voice and presentations full of energy and power have now positioned her as one of the most viral artists on digital platforms and has also managed to give her a large number of followers. Currently she is working on the production of her next album Mon Laferte. Vol. 2. and is touring throughout the country.

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $25, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com/sandiego

Brooks Wheelan

friday, may 26

Brooks Wheelan

Brooks Wheelan is a cool dude. He was named one of Comedy Central’s 10 comics to watch in 2013 and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2013-14 season. He’s also done stand up on Conan and Comedy Central and has chilled pretty hard in a lot of different basements.

The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., tickets $10, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

saturday, may 27

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Between 1957 and 1958, Buddy Holly and the Crickets had seven Top 40 songs, including “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue.” Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy celebrates the astonishing legacy of the young man with glasses whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll. This hit musical will have you on your feet and “send you out of the theatre on an unstoppable high” (The Boston Globe).

Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.., tickets from $33, 760-433-3245, intrepidtheatre.org/the-season/buddy

Jahja Ling

sunday, may 28

Jahja Ling’s Finale

On this historic Season Finale weekend, Jahja Ling’s outstanding 13 years of service as the San Diego Symphony’s music director comes to a magnificent end. For these concerts he will be joined by longtime colleague and dear friend Yefim Bronfman for Johannes Brahms monumental Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will close with Maestro Ling leading the Orchestra in a performance of Jean Sibelius chillingly brilliant, awe-inspiring masterpiece, his Symphony No. 2.

Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 2 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org

Elián

monday, may 29

Elián

Featuring powerful personal testimony, candid interviews, and extraordinary archival news footage, the feature presents a gripping account of Elián González’s remarkable survival after his mother and others perished at sea, the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and Miami-based relatives and the momentous political fight surrounding it all.

Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, 1:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., general admission $11, 619-230-1938, digitalgym.org

Andy Grotelueschen in The Imaginary Invalid Photo by Jim Cox.

tuesday, may 30

The Imaginary Invalid

Fiasco Theater delighted Globe audiences with their reinvented Into the Woods, and now they take on one of the greatest comedy writers of all time: Molière. In the outrageously funny masterpiece The Imaginary Invalid, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s doctors a dose of their own medicine.

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 7 p.m. , tickets from $58, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org

The Spitfire Grill

wednesday, may 31

The Spitfire Grill

Honest and emotional, this heartfelt musical tells the engaging tale of a young woman with an uncertain past. A compelling heartwarming tale of redemption and fortitude. Filled with inspirational melodies, and an emotionally soaring score, this all-American musical serves up an abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill. Open your heart and visit The Spitfire Grill.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. in Solana Beach, 8 p.m., tickets $42, 858-481-1055, northcoastrep.org



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