Roslyn Kind. (See Sunday, Feb. 21)
Monday, February 1
Mapping Madness Author Ron Arons discusses how to use online mapping techniques to find anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 889-6616. jgscv.org.
Tuesday, February 2
Keeping Kids Safe Robin Sax, former L.A. sex crimes district attorney, will be leading a discussion, geared toward women 50 and younger, about how using tools of empowerment, as opposed to fear-based teaching, makes keeping kids safe more practical and manageable. $18. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance. Call for location. (818) 464-3215. RSVP online at jewishla.org.
Wednesday, February 3
Third Annual International Food and Wine Festival Meet winemakers making a rare West Coast appearance and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine prepared by renowned Tierra Sur chef Todd Aarons. $100 (general), $75 (purchasing two or more tickets). 7 p.m. Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. (805) 983-1560. herzogwinecellars.com.
Thursday, February 4
Ozomatli Take a musical journey with the Grammy-winning L.A. band that blends Latin, hip-hop and rock. $19 and up (18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). 6 p.m. (doors open), 8 p.m. (show). The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016. canyonclub.net.
Friday, February 5
Marriage: For Life Whether you are considering marriage, engaged, newly married or have been married for two to 10 years, the Marriage for Life weekend has something for everyone. Jewish and interfaith couples are invited to enjoy the beautiful sights at the Brandeis-Bardin Campus, interact with other couples and meet with a licensed therapist, a rabbi and a financial planner. $300 (per couple for the weekend). 3 p.m. through Sunday morning. American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis. (310) 440-1246. ajula.edu.
”Rent” The award-winning rock musical, loosely based on “La Bohème,” is about a group of friends struggling to survive Manhattan’s Lower East Side and reach the world through their art. $20 (adults), $16 (seniors and students); recommended for those 14 and older. 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 14. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. (805) 583-7900. simi-arts.org.
Saturday, February 6
Ticket to Ride—A Live Beatles Tribute Walk down memory lane with the Fab Four from their early days to “Sgt. Pepper.” $44. 7:30 p.m. Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
The Power of Jewish Films Enjoy a screening of three short award-winning films — “Luz,” “Willingly” and “Evacuation Order” — followed by a discussion with director Pazit Lichtman on the power and impact of Jewish films. $20. 8 p.m. Gindi Auditorium, American Jewish University, Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246. wcce.ajula.edu.
Sunday, February 7
Super Bowl Sunday WORLD WIDE WRAP Learn how to put on tefillin and feel a kinship with other Jews during Winer Chapel Minyan Service. All ages and genders welcome. Breakfast to follow. Free. 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Temple Etz Chaim’s Men’s Club. 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6891. templeetzchaim.org.
Monday, February 8
”Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in 2010: A Report from the Ground” Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, will explore the challenges faced by a journalist covering two distinctly opposing narratives. He will address issues such as balance, fairness, access and reader expectations. Part of the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB. Free. 8 p.m. UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Road, Santa Barbara. jewishsantabarbara.org.
Thursday, February 11
”Self-Esteem in an Image-Obsessed World Dr. Elaine Rosen will discuss how your child can acquire a positive self-image and the self-esteem necessary to become a confident, happy adult. Free. 7:30 p.m. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-4667. vbs.org.
Saturday, February 13
”My Name Is Asher Lev” A gifted young artist is torn between his Chasidic parents and his passion to create in this L.A. premiere of Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel. Directed by Alexandra More. Stars Assaf Cohen, Stephen Machy and Amy Tolsky. $14-$18. 7:30 p.m. Celebrity Staged Play Readings. The JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 464-3300. jccatmilken.org.
Sunday, February 14
A Jewish Home Companion Enjoy an old-time radio show live on stage with Cantor Ron Li-Paz and company. $36 (general), $50 (reserved), $90 (reserved and reception). 3 p.m. Sponsored by Valley Outreach Synagogue. Gindi Auditorium, American Jewish University, Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (818) 663-8087. vosla.org.
Friday, February 19
Jewlicious Festival 6.0 A three-day gathering of Jewish students and young adults (18-30), Jewlicious features musicians, artists, writers and more from around the world for a concert series, Shabbat experiences, vendor fair, discussions, meals and workshops. Through Sun., Feb. 21. $54-$300. Sponsored by Beach Hillel, SoCal JSS, Jewlicious.com and JconnectLA. Alpert JCC, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach. jewliciousfestival.com.
Sunday, February 21
Super Sunday at The Valley Alliance Those 18 and older can take part in a daylong phone-a-thon to raise money for the community services provided by The Jewish Federation. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Sign up for a shift at jewishla.org.
Gershwin Sings Gershwin Alexis Gershwin pays tribute to her uncles Ira and George with personal stories and fresh arrangements of the celebrated brothers’ timeless classics, including “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Embraceable You,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” $34-$49. 3 p.m. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
Sunday, February 21
Roslyn Kind: In Concert The world-renowned singer and entertainer, sometimes called Rozzi, performs an afternoon of standards that will make you forget she’s Barbra’s younger sister. $45. 4 p.m. American Jewish University, Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246. wcce.ajula.edu.
Tuesday, February 23
”Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert — Discussion and Dessert Join Rabbi Richard Camras and book editor Beth Lieberman as they discuss the Jewish and literary elements of the best-selling book. Followed by Italian-themed dessert. Free. 8-9:30 p.m. Shomrei Torah Center for Adult Education, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 346-0811. shomreitorahsynagogue.org.
Thursday, February 25
Difficult Topics: How to Talk to the Kids Rabbi Ed Feinstein will talk about gentle and appropriate ways to discuss topics such as divorce, illness, death or financial stress with young children. 7:30 p.m. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. vbs.org.
Saturday, February 27
Casino Night at Temple Beth Torah Live and silent auction, gaming, drinks and fun. Be entertained by TBT’s Roving Purim Troupe. $36 (per person, includes $250 in gaming chips, plus a drink ticket). RSVP by Feb. 20 and receive a bonus $100 in chips. Sponsored by Brotherhood and Women of Reform Judaism. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Meister Hall, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. (805) 647-4181. templebethtorah.com.
Wednesday, February 17
Masks and Costumes and Groggers — Oh My! Poppy seeds will be the theme in this “Cooking With Judy” class, with recipes for Farro Soup, Homemade Pasta and an Italian poppy seed dessert. $64 (no refunds after Feb. 8). 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call for location. Sponsored by American Jewish University. (310) 440-1246. wcce.ajula.edu.
Saturday, February 27
Adult Purim Service (21 and over). 8 p.m. Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. (818) 360-2258. tasnorthridge.org.
Purim Carnival. 7:30 p.m. Also Sun., Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-3545. templealiyah.org.
Sunday, February 28
Purim Shpeil and Carnival. 10:30 a.m. (shpiel), 11:30 a.m. (carnival). Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101. adatelohim.com.
Purim Carnival. Noon. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6891. templeetzchaim.org.
Purim Rummage Sale, Carnival and Chicken Soup Cook-off.8 a.m. (rummage sale), noon (carnival and cook-off). Congregation B’nai Emet North Campus, 3050 Kadota St., Simi Valley. (805) 581-3723. congregationbnaiemet.org.