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For its spring concert, “L’Amore e la Vita (Love and Life),” the Verdi Chorus is joined by guest soloists to perform selections from operas by Puccini, Bizet, Delibes, Donizetti — and, of course, Verdi. First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$40. verdichorus.org