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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

A 2017 photo of LaChanze as “Diva Donna,” Ariana DeBose as “Disco Donna” and ...

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Above: A 2017 photo of LaChanze as “Diva Donna,” Ariana DeBose as “Disco Donna” and Storm Lever as “Duckling Donna” in "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical."

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This holiday weekend features a tribute to the queen of disco, a swing dance party and some Tennis.

'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical'

Theater, Music

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical," a musical about the life of the queen of disco.

The show features three actresses, each representing various phases of Summer's life. Tony-winning Broadway actress LaChanze is Diva Donna, "Hamilton's" Ariana DeBose is Disco Donna, and Storm Lever is Duckling Donna.

The show is directed by Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff.

Details: Various times and dates through Dec. 24. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. $80 to $115.

Photo credit: Courtesy of YouTube

A photo of musician Chloe Feoranzo.

San Diego Jazz Fest 2017

Music

This 38th annual event brings over 30 bands and guest artists for a weekend of concerts, jams, dance lessons and workshops.

Venues are located at the Town and Country Convention Center and attendees will find both large concert rooms with dance floors and small, intimate listening rooms. The Swing Dance Extravaganza happens Saturday, Nov. 25 and has nonstop swing music and dancing from 8:15 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Details: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. $30 to $115.

Photo credit: Courtesy of The Casbah

A 2017 photo of the band Tennis.

Tennis

Music

Casbah Music presents indie rock band Tennis. The group is on tour in support of its fourth full-length album, "Yours Conditionally."

Husband-and-wife team Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore self-produced the record in a small cabin in Fraser, Colo. The couple originally began writing music as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. There is an easiness to the music, but not in a yacht-rock kind of way. Expect music that’s more atmospheric and melancholy, with singing that has its heart in 1950s pop.

Details: 9 p.m. Friday. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $22 to $24.

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