TUESDAY, MARCH 1
During her lecture “My Life in Show Business: 135 Years and Counting,” the Emmy Award-winning comedian, TV host and red carpet fashion doyenne (born Joan Molinsky) gives a frank, touching and hilarious look at her life, including the challenges she has faced . 8 p.m. $23.25-$66.50. Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. (818) 677-8800. valleyperformingartscenter.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA
Hundreds of synagogues will take part in a national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat! Among the shuls participating: Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue, Congregation B’nai Emet (Simi Valley), Cal State Northridge Hillel, Makom Ohr Shalom (Tarzana), Temple Ahavat Shalom (Northridge) and Temple Ramat Zion (Northridge). njop.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
“WHEN THE BODY SAYS NO: MIND/BODY UNITY AND THE STRESS-DISEASE CONNECTION”
Dr. Gabor Maté will address the hidden stresses that create the most harm to physical and emotional health. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 (includes continental breakfast and catered lunch). Co-sponsored by AAMFT-Santa Barbara and Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara. Bronfman Family JCC, 524 Chapala St., Santa Barbara. RSVP at jewishsantabarbara.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
Get away for the weekend with other moms and enjoy the relaxing outdoors in the mountains with yoga, tai chi, crafts, hikes and nature walks, or pamper yourself with massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. The weekend is filled with speakers, discussions and the opportunity to make new friends. Arrive 5-6:30 p.m. Ends Sunday morning March 13. $395. Shalom Institute, 34342 Mulholland Highway, Malibu. (818) 889-5500. campjcashalom.com/momapply.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
“AND THE CANTORS SING”
Enjoy an evening of music and song featuring world-renowned cantors: Alberto Mizrahi, Yaakov Motzen, Benzion Miller, Daniel Gildar, Benjamin Warschawski, Herschel Fox and Judy Fox. 7 p.m. $40 (general), $60 (sponsor). Presented by the Valley Beth Shalom Sisterhood. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 530-4091. vbs.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
“ONE ISRAEL, TWO OPINIONS”
Rabbi David Wolpe (Sinai Temple) and Rabbi Sharon Brous (IKAR) will be on a panel discussing “How Do We Speak About Israel in America?” 7 p.m. Free. Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. (818) 360-1881. trz.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
ADULT PURIM CARNIVAL
Party like it’s Shushan with inflatable sports games, carnival booths, free noshes, free open bar, DJ, gifts, raffle prizes and more. Exclusively for 21-39 year olds. Sponsored by Valley Ruach Young Professionals and Jewish Free Loan Association. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. valleyruach.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
“WHO’S AFRAID OF OPERA? TAKE 3”
Does the thought of opera have you “climbing over rocky mountains”? Fear not! Basso Michael Li-Paz (New York City Opera) and baritones Cantor Ron Li-Paz (Los Angeles Opera) and Gil Li-Paz (Center Stage) present comedic opera scenes to make the musical style less intimidating. 8 p.m. $20. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
Tevye the milkman just wants to be a rich man, but with five daughters (and three suitors), an injured cow, a nosy matchmaker and the constant threat of pogroms, life isn’t easy. This year, the show about “Tradition,” based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, celebrates the 45th anniversary of its Tony Award for Best Musical. Runs through March 27. 8 p.m. $44-$59. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
Shomrei Torah Synagogue hosts the newest face in Jewish rock this weekend, ending with a live concert by this engaging young star on Sunday morning. 6 p.m. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 346-0811. shomreitorahsynagogue.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
VENTURA COUNTY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
This eighth annual festival brings new and exciting Jewish-themed movies from around the world to the western Ventura County community. Also March 27, 29 and 31, and April 2 and 3. $10 (per film, advance), $15 (door). Sponsored by Ventura County Jewish Family Service. Temple Beth Torah Meister Hall, 7620 Foothill Blvd., Ventura; Regency Theatre Buenaventura 6, 1440 Eastman Ave., Ventura; Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard; and Muvico Theater, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For film listings and tickets, call (805) 647-4181. vcjff.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
Help raise money for the nonsectarian and nondenominational Friendship Circle, which pairs local teenagers with special-needs children. Take a 5K walk in Agoura Hills from Yerba Buena Elementary School to Willow Elementary School and then enjoy food, games and entertainment. 11 a.m. (on-site registration), noon (opening ceremony and walk begins). (818) 865-2233. friendshipwalk.org.
MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT
Get ready to bam and crack your way to the winner’s circle. Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom Sisterhood. 8:30 a.m. (bagels), 9 a.m. (game begins). $36. Temple Ahavat Shalom. 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. (818) 764-6240. tasnorthridge.org.
A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland
The late British photojournalist Chris Schwarz and Jonathan Webber, vice-chair of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies in Oxford, spent 12 years gathering material that offers a completely new way of looking at Poland’s Jewish past. Presented by Pepperdine’s Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies, the photographs and text of this exhibition piece together the relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia, which can still be seen today. Through April 25. Free. Payson Library, Second Floor, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 506-6785. library.pepperdine.edu.