Friday, September 16: Wendy Liebman
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Based on a true story, this heartwarming (and tear-jerking) play follows six women who gather at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., to gossip, tease, laugh, fight, cajole and comfort each other through life’s joys and challenges. Starring Bonnie Franklin, Clarinda Ross and Stephanie Zimbalist. Runs through Sept. 18. 8 p.m. $39-$59. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. (805) 667-2900. rubicontheatre.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
SHABBAT ON THE BEACH
Close the week out with sand between your toes as Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue hosts its last Shabbat on the Beach for the year. Bring your friends, your kids and a warm blanket. 7 p.m. Free. Westward Beach, Westward Beach Road, Malibu. (310) 456-2178. mjcs.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
Remember the victims of Sept. 11 and honor the troops through this program that will include patriotic music; keynote remarks by Lt. John McCole, a New York firefighter; tributes to the military, law enforcement and fire department; a flyover; and the sixth annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk (free shuttles will return participants to their cars). 4:30 p.m. (musical performances), 5 p.m. (program), 5:45 p.m. (freedom walk). Free (registration recommended). Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. (805) 522-2977. reaganlibrary.com.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
“U.S. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION”
Hal Bookbinder, creator and editor of the annual Jewish Genealogical Yearbook, provides a short history of immigration and naturalization laws as well as general guidance on finding your ancestor’s documentation. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County and Temple Adat Elohim. 7-9 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 889-6616. jgscv.org.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
TASTE OF MELTON: HIGH HOLIDAY PREP CLASSES
Get ready for the High Holy Days with this two-part Melton adult school class. Learn the “why to” rather than the “how to.” The first class (Sept. 13) focuses on Rosh Hashanah; the second class (Sept. 20) looks at Yom Kippur. Sponsored by the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. 9:30-11 a.m. $10 (per class). Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-0811. meltonwestvalley.org.
SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP DINNER
Women of all ages are invited to have dinner and learn about sisterhood at Congregation B’nai Emet. Sponsored by the Women of CBE. 6:30 p.m. Free (members), $10 (nonmembers). 9 W. Bonita, Simi Valley. (805) 300-0217. RSVP to email@example.com. congregationbnaiemet.org.
“100 VOICES, A JOURNEY HOME”
The compelling and moving 2010 musical documentary highlights the current resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland through the personal reflections and musical selections of a group of cantors and acclaimed composer Charles Fox (“Killing Me Softly,” “I Got a Name”), who made an important historical mission to the birthplace of cantorial music. After the film, stay for a panel discussion that includes the film’s producer. 7 p.m. Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800. templejudea.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Get ready to end the week with a laugh. The American Comedy Award winner is known for her distinctive style that delivers punch lines like afterthoughts. 8 p.m. $20. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205, Ventura. (805) 644-1500. venturaharborcomedyclub.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
THOUSAND OAKS ARTS FESTIVAL
Check out more than 60 visual art exhibitors, interactive exhibits for children, live performances, refreshments and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. toartsfestival.com.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
The Federation presents opportunities to volunteer all around the city. Food Forward convenes at properties that they have been invited to and harvest their excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100 percent to local food pantries across southern California. Free. Property in Chatsworth. (323) 761-8000. jewishla.org.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: REFLECTIONS 2011
The Los Angeles Jewish Home gala brings the community together for a special dinner honoring Eleanore and Harold Foonberg (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Barbara and Arnold Price (Humanitarian Award). Featuring entertainment by Frank Sinatra Jr. 5:30 p.m. (cocktails), 6:30 p.m. (dinner). Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (818) 774-3332. jha.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
SIMI VALLEY FAIR AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Welcome fall with five days of music, food, rides, games and more, including a parade on Sept. 24. Continues through Sept. 25. Wed.-Thu. 5-10 p.m.; Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. noon-9 p.m. $7 (adults), $4 (kids, 4-12; seniors, 60 and older). Rides and games extra. Rancho Simi Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. (805) 581-4280. simivalleydays.org.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
RANDEIS CONEJO MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON AND BOUTIQUE
NBC 4’s Fritz Coleman entertains at Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter’s annual membership luncheon and boutique. The organization raises funds for medical research for Brandeis University. 10 a.m. $70. North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. (805) 388-0579. brandeisconejo.org.