LAG B’OMER 2012 EVENTS CALENDAR
SUN MAY 6
LAG B’OMER HIKE AND BBQ
Hike Griffith Park and relax in Amir’s Garden (amirsgarden.org) with the young professionals of Valley Ruach. A barbecue and picnic with kosher and veggie hot dogs and salads follows. Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat. The easy hike lasts between 90 minutes and two hours. Sun. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $4 (members), $6 (general). Meets at: Mineral Wells Picnic Area, Griffith Park Drive (near Harding Golf Course), Los Angeles. (818) 835-2139. valleyruach.org.
WED MAY 9
BEACH BONFIRE MAGIC FOR LAG B’OMER
JConnectLA and Jewlicious invite 20- and 30-somethings to their annual Lag b’omer party at Dockweiler State Beach. Bonfires, music and games rage along the shoreline. Make sure to bring to bring guitars, tambourines or bongos to take part in jam sessions. Last year, 600 people turned out. Don’t forget to bring a coat. Sinai Temple’s AtidLA participates. Wed. 6-10 p.m. Free. Dockweiler State Beach, 12501 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. (310) 277-5544. facebook.com/jconnectla.
THU MAY 10
LAG B’OMER UNITY CONCERT
Orthodox singer Lipa Schmeltzer blends music and comedy; the Cheder Menachem Boys Choir and a juggler perform, and The Jewish Journal’s David Suissa and Rabbi Shlomo Cunin of Chabad-Lubavitch of California speak. Hebrew Academy Huntington Beach, Conejo Jewish Day School, Cheder Menachem, Bais Chaya Mushka Chabad, Congregation Kol Yakov Yehuda and others attend. Organized by Chabad Youth Programs. Thu. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $18 (general, advance), $25 (general), $54 (premium seating, advance), $75 (premium). Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (424) 242-2239.
CHABAD OF CALABASAS COMMUNITY BARBECUE
Juggling sensation Josh Horton infuses his show with comedy and audience participation at tonight’s Lag B’omer celebration. Plus, a moon-bounce, music, bonfire and roasted marshmallows please all ages. Thu. 5:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (children, 13 and under). Chabad of Calabasas, 3871 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. (818) 222-3838. chabadofcalabasas.com.
NASHUVA LAG B’OMER: BEACH BONFIRE AND DRUMMING CIRCLE
Dockweiler State Beach
Playa Del Rey between lifeguard stations 52 & 53
Join Rabbi Naomi Levy and members of the Nashuva Band for a nighttime bonfire, kosher hot dogs, fresh homemade hummous, S’mores and the traditional (for Nashuva anyway) bubbling kettle of fresh, sweet mint tea. Every one of all ages is welcome! We’ll have a drumming circle and plenty of singing. For more information see nashuva.com. There is no cost, but please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a blanket and dress warmly.