Chanukah events throughout the Valley
WALK OF AGES XII: Join or cheer on the annual 5K walk/run, which raises funds that directly benefit residents of the Jewish Home. The family-oriented event includes food, music, clowns and magicians. 7-8 a.m. (registration), 8:30-10 a.m. (5K), 9:30-10:30 a.m. (awards ceremony). Jewish Home’s Eisenberg Village Campus, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. (818) 774-3344. walkofages.kintera.org.
Go “Walking in Memphis” with the soulful sounds of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. We dare you not to sing along with Cohn’s signature song about a spiritual awakening in the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll. 6 p.m. (doors open), 9 p.m. (show). $38 (younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult). The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016. canyonclub.net.
Celebrate the season’s favorite gourd with rides and games; pie-eating and seed-spitting contests; pumpkin carving; food; entertainment and more.
A Chabad House serving Northwestern University in suburban Chicago was vandalized.
Bill Medley in Concert
A seminal figure in the history of American music, Bill Medley is perhaps best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers. Enjoy classic tunes, like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “Unchained Melody.” 6 p.m. (doors open), 9 p.m. (show). $55. The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016. canyonclub.net.
Thursday, April 1
“Or Ami Breakfast Business Schmooze”
Make connections and discuss business topics during a breakfast at Label’s Table. 7:30 a.m. 23311 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. RSVP to email@example.com.
“The Wedding Singer: The Musical”
Based on the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore film, this heartwarming musical comedy follows wannabe rocker Robbie, a hopeless romantic, who meets a waitress named Julia and faces the highs and lows of being in love in the 1980s. The show features a Boy George-style version of the Shehecheyanu and the bar mitzvah-inspired “Today You Are a Man.” Runs through April 4. 8 p.m. $20. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. (805) 583-7900. simi-arts.org.
Celebrate Chanukah with a Latin flair! This year, as part of the Skirball’s ongoing initiative to commemorate Jewish life in Latin America, the annual Chanukah family festival invites families of all backgrounds to enjoy Latin Jewish music, art making and storytelling, as well as tasty variations on holiday food favorites. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. $10 (general), $7 (seniors and students), free (members and children younger than 12). (877) 722-4849. skirball.org
When the Stone family opened up their Echo Park furniture store in the 1940s, most of the clientele was Jewish.