SAT | JUNE 9
Rabbi David Wolpe, musician Craig Taubman and Cantor Joseph Gole lead a Saturday morning service with a focus on Father’s Day. Celebrate the men who brought us into this world while exploring how our fathers have nourished, influenced and enriched our lives. Sat. 11 a.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 481-3244. sinaitemple.org.
EXTREME KLEZMER MAKEOVER
Enjoy progressive klezmer for the 21st century. This L.A. quartet appears at Lenny’s Deli of the Palisades performing traditional music from pre-1917 Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire as well as contemporary klezmer infused with Cajun, R&B, American folk and jazz rhythms. Sat. 8-10 p.m. Free. Lenny’s Deli of the Palisades, 1035 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades. (310) 454-3337. lensdeli.com, extremeklezmer.com.
SUN | JUNE 10
Spend your morning with journalist Jonah Lehrer and Rabbi David Wolpe. The best-selling author and Wired contributing editor appears in conversation with Sinai Temple’s head rabbi to discuss topics explored in his new book, “Imagine: How Creativity Works.” Sun. 9:30 a.m. $5. Sinai Temple, Gold Hall, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP (310) 481-3217. sinaitemple.org.
MON | JUNE 11
MARLENE LOUCHHEIM: “COMMITMENT — GATHERING SPARKS”
A new exhibition by the Los Angeles artist at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) features four metallic sculptures that replicate large-scale burlap sacks. Each piece expresses the need to find a container for community, tikkun olam, dedication and love and other sparks of the Divine. Mon. Through May 31, 2013. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jack H. Skirball Campus, 3077 University Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 749-3424. huc.edu.
WED | JUNE 13
Time magazine columnist Joel Stein and actor Rob Huebel (“Childrens Hospital”) take the stage at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills to discuss Stein’s new memoir, “Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity,” which chronicles his mission to become a “real man” before the birth of his son. Stein’s exploits include hanging with firefighters, enduring U.S. Army boot camp, entering the ring with an Ultimate Fighting champion and attempting to fix things around the house. Wed. 7:30 p.m. $20. Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. writersblocpresents.com.
Filmmaker Gloria Greenfield (“The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost”) examines the rise in anti-Jewish ideology in her newest documentary, from Christian and Islamic polemics against Jews to the proliferation of anti-Israel bias in academia and cultural institutions. Interviews include Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, Sen. Joe Lieberman, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, human rights activists Natan Sharansky and Irwin Cotler. A Q-and-A with Greenfield follows. Wed. 8 p.m. $18 (general admission), $60 (patron ticket, includes VIP seating and private reception with dietary laws observed). Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 855-9606. unmaskedthemovie.com.
THU | JUNE 14
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love” opens the festival, which features nearly 200 films, shorts and music videos. “Coffee Talks” and other conversation events include writer-producer Aaron Sorkin (“The Newsroom”), actor Jason Isaacs (the “Harry Potter” films), award-winning composer Danny Elfman and director Lawrence Kasdan (“Darling Companion”). Comedian Marc Maron performs “WTF With Marc Maron: Live!” The student film “Learn the Difference,” a collaboration between high school students and a Holocaust survivor, screens as part of the Future Filmmaker Showcase. Thu. Through June 24. Various times. $5-$13. Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. Additional films and events at LACMA, JW Marriott-ION Rooftop Pool Bar, Grammy Museum, Grand Performances and Arts Brookfield at FIGat7th Plaza. (866) 345-6337. lafilmfest.com.
The irreverent entertainment icon appears in person to discuss and sign copies of her new book, “I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me,” a love letter to the hater in all of us. Nothing and nobody is safe — not first ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, overrated historical figures – not even herself. Wristbanded event. Thu. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, the Grove at the Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. barnesandnoble.com.