September 3, 2013
Calendar Picks and Clicks:
SAT SEPT 7
GOOD FOOD PIE CONTEST
It’s pie. Pie! Join KCRW and the upper crust of L.A.’s baking scene as pies are imagined, created and then deliciously devoured. “Good Food’s” Evan Kleinman hosts an afternoon of fruit, nut, cream, silk, savory, vegan and LACMA art-inspired pies. So whether you come for DJ Anne Litt, judges like food critic Jonathan Gold, chef and restaurateur Susan Feniger and vegan chef Tal Ronnen, or to indulge in a slice yourself, you will leave satisfied. Wear an apron to LACMA and get free admission to the museum! Sat. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission), $10 (pie entry). LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. kcrw.com.
“THE CLOTH PEDDLER”
Azerbaijan is at it again! It’s the one-night-only performance of the globally renowned comedy operetta. Considered the first operetta of the Muslim world, this 100-year-old tale tells a beautiful love story with classical music. Produced by American award-winning producer Michael Schnack and with the accompaniment of an L.A.-based orchestra, the program — in both English and Azerbaijani — will be a little present from the past. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 741-7405. clothpeddler.us.
SUN SEPT 8
Catch it before it closes! It’s the last showing of the Bootleg Theatre’s sensual and surreal take on the story of Adam and Eve. Set in a hospital morgue that loses power in a massive electrical outage, the play explores time, space (their collision) and asks the “what if’s” about the Genesis story we all know. Sun. 2 p.m. $20 (general), $15 (students, seniors). Bootleg Theatre, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 389-3856. bootlegtheater.org.
MON SEPT 9
“SOUL MUSIC—A SELICHOT CONCERT”
The Sephardic Educational Center presents its third annual musical extravaganza. Some of the world’s leading Sephardic chazzanim unite for an uplifting evening of Selichot. You can’t have too much soul during days as holy as these — so whether it’s the music or the prayer, it’s the place for you. There will be refreshments and valet parking provided. Mon. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $15. Kahal Joseph Congregation, 10505 W. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 272-4574. secjerusalem.givezooks.com.
“REGRETS VS. NO REGRETS”
The High Holy Days come loaded with “I’m sorrys,” “I’m not sorrys” and “You should be sorrys!” And what better way to make sense of it all than to laugh just a little? Time magazine columnist Joel Stein hosts a night of comedy with top comedians and writers — Nicola Behrman, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Ethan Kuperberg, Laura Krafft, Josh Radnor and others — as they share their juiciest and darkest secrets in an attempt to wipe the Yom Kippur slate clean. Live music from the Coals. Sponsored by Reboot and YALA. Mon. 8 p.m. $15. WITZEND, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 305-4792. witzendlive.com.
TUE SEPT 10
“RACHMANINOFF AND GERSHWIN: ROMANTIC FAVORITES”
It’s a big night with even bigger (and longer) names. Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the L.A. Phil and 21-year-old Danlil Trifonov (piano) as the Bowl celebrates classics and West Coast premieres alike. Audience members can expect Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” and music from “Porgy and Bess”; they’ll hear Trifonov — winner of the 13th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv — play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2; and be the first West Coasters to hear Adam Schoenberg’s “Bounce.” Tue. 8 p.m. $15.50-$114.50. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.
THU SEPT 12
“WOMAN TO WOMAN”
It’s better than a spa day. The JVS WoMentoring Leadership Network is having its inaugural event. Discuss, reflect and be inspired by speakers that include photojournalist Dana Gluckstein, New York Times best-selling author Lisa See and Oscar-nominated producer Amy Ziering. And if that’s not impressive enough, there will be leading female physicians speaking on topics like heart disease, oncology and women’s health. Thu. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $150 (single ticket), $100 (single ticket WLN member). Location available upon RSVP. (323) 761-8888, ext. 8891. jvsla.org.
FRI SEPT 13
When stay-at-home-mom Rachel decides to take stripper McKenna under her wing, hilarity and humanity ensue. Written and directed by Jill Soloway (“Six Feet Under,” “The United States of Tara”), the film is considered one of the highlights of this year’s Sundance Festival. Kathryn Hahn, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch star. Fri. Various times. $11 (general), $8 (seniors, ages 11 and under, bargain matinee). Various locations and times. (310) 478-3836. laemmle.com.