Things to do in LA, OC: Comedy, theater, classical music

Pacific Symphony, comedian Mike Birbiglia and singer La Marisoul make our shortlist of Southern California cultural choices this weekend. Earlier than you go, keep in mind to name or verify on-line for reservation necessities and COVID-19 protocols.

‘Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool’
The comedian and storyteller has a factor or three to say about center age, mortality and locker-room etiquette on this planet premiere of his newest solo present. Mark Taper Discussion board, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Thursday by way of Friday, 2:30 and eight p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; different dates by way of Aug. 28. $35-$110. centertheatregroup.org

‘Boleros De Noche’
La Santa Cecilia vocalist La Marisoul shares the stage with the 18-piece Love Notes Orchestra within the return of this annual celebration of the favored and romantic Latin American musical style. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Saturday. $85. theford.com

‘Symphony in the Cities’
Maestro Carl St. Clair and Pacific Symphony are on the highway once more, with a mixture of classical and patriotic favorites, within the return of this domestically touring, household pleasant summer time live performance collection. 1 College Drive, Orange. Pre-show actions, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7; live performance: 7 p.m. Free. Register at muscocenter.org (Additionally Aug. 13 in Mission Viejo and Aug. 14 in Irvine, particulars at pacificsymphony.org)

‘Mouthbrain’
Our media-saturated second and its impression on thoughts, physique and spirit are interrogated within the West Coast premiere of this intimate, hourlong, two-person efficiency piece created by native artist Barnett Cohen. Institute of Modern Artwork, Los Angeles, 1717 E. seventh St., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free with RSVP. theicala.org

‘Here There Are Blueberries’
A mysterious, decades-old album of images illuminates the banality of evil on this new drama concerning the Holocaust co-written by Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman (“33 Variations”) and Amanda Gronich. La Jolla Playhouse, Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and eight p.m. Saturday, 2 and seven p.m. Sunday; different dates by way of Aug. 21. $25-$62. lajollaplayhouse.org

Yu & I Duo
Violinist YuEun Kim and classical guitarist Ines Thomé play items by Bartók, Schubert and Piazzolla because the Henry J. Bruman Summer time Chamber Music Pageant continues. Powell Library Rotunda, UCLA, 10740 Dickson Plaza, Westwood. Midday Friday. Free. 1718.ucla.edu