SAT | AUG 18
Congregation Kol Ami’s cabaret show features singing duo Glenn Rosenblum and Jason Levine with David Kaminski on piano. Proceeds benefit the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and Kol Ami. Sat. 7:45 p.m. $30 (general admission), $50 (includes preferred seating and two drinks). Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood. (323) 606-0996. kol-ami.org.
Best known for his role on “Private Practice,” Paul Adelstein is also the frontman of piano-pop musical ensemble Doris. Performing tonight in Hollywood, the group blends Wurlitzer-infused jingles, acoustic guitar-laced rock passages and sweeping vocal harmonies. Sat. 8:30 p.m. $7-$17. The Coterie, Lowes Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (530) 426-8374. thecoteriela.com.
SUN | AUG 19
Co-writer of Elvis Presley hits “Jailhouse Rock” and “Hound Dog” with partner Jerry Leiber, Stoller appears in person at the Egyptian Theatre to sign copies of “Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography.” A screening of 1957 film “Jailhouse Rock” follows, with Presley starring as Vince Everett, who quickly rises to the top as a rock ’n’ roll singer after his release from prison. The event commemorates the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death. Sun. 1 p.m. (discussion and book signing), 2 p.m. (film screening). $11 (general), $7 (American Cinematheque members), $9 (seniors, students). Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 461-2020. americancinemathequecalendar.com.
“HOT AUGUST NIGHT”
JCafeLa presents a mega-party for young professionals (20s-30s) at Rolling Stone restaurant. Highlights include a live appearance by Mia Schaikewitz of Sundance Channel’s “Push Girls,” reps from Freemantle Media (“American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent”), live jazz, a celebrity DJ, fashion show and more. Dietary laws observed. Sun. 7-10:30 p.m. $15 (advance), $20 (door). Rolling Stone Los Angeles Restaurant and Lounge, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. jcafela.com.
WED | AUG 22
“The affordable care act”
The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles is holding a panel discussion examining the Affordable Health Care Act and what health care reform means to women. Speakers include Susan Berke Fogel, director of reproductive health for National Health Law Program; Dr. Jim Lott, executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California; Mark Peterson, professor of public policy, political science and law at UCLA; Janice Rocco, deputy commissioner of health policy and reform at California Department of Insurance; and Dr. Paul Song, board member at the Physicians for a National Heath Program California. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times business columnist moderates. Wed. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-2930. ncjwla.org.
FRI | AUG 24
A MID-SUMMER NIGHT SHABBAT
The latest from the Big Jewish Tent cultural series features three simultaneous Shabbat celebrations. Rabbi Ed Feinstein joins Craig Taubman, Shany Zamir, Amir Magal and Josh Nelson, among other artists, performers and presenters at the Ford Amphitheatre (services interpreted in sign language). Join Temples Aliyah, Ramat Zion, Judea, Kol Tikvah, Congregation Or Ami, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, Valley Beth Shalom and the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance for a picnic and concert at Warner Center Park. And family-friendly activities await at Westward Beach/Point Dume. Ford Amphitheatre: Fri. 8 p.m. $10 (advance), $15 (regular), $20 (VIP seating). John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. Warner Center Park: Fri. 5-7:30 p.m. (Warner Center Park). Free. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Westward Beach/Point Dume: Fri. 7 p.m.-sunset. Free. Westward Beach/Point Dume, 7103 Westward Road, Malibu. RSVP (818) 889-5500, ext. 108. bigjewishtent.com.
Zalkow’s debut novel, “A Brilliant Novel in the Works,” follows neurotic novelist Yuvi, who has a wife who wants things he can’t give, an editor who wants a book he can’t deliver, a brother-in-law with a disease he can’t fix, and dead parents who stubbornly remain dead. As his novel and life fall apart, Yuvi revisits fragments from his past, traveling from his suburban Jewish home in Atlanta, to the North Carolina mountains of his father’s childhood, to hospital waiting rooms and to the living room of a grieving Palestinian man. Zalkow appears at Book Soup tonight to discuss the book and sign copies. Fri. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 659-3110. booksoup.com.
Lead singer of the Los Angeles alternative-pop band Rooney (and brother of actor Jason Schwartzman), the singer-songwriter performs in support of his debut solo album, “Double Capricorn.” Folk rockers Jamestown Revival and Colorado troubadour Patrick Park also perform. 21 and older. Fri. 8 p.m. $10. Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 389-3856. foldsilverlake.com.