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Calendar April 19-25

by Laura Donney

April 17, 2014 | 2:25 pm

SAT | APR 19

WENDY WALDMAN

Maybe it’s Coachella, or maybe it’s spring air — but we’ve got a musical week in store for you. Remember Bryndle? One of the 1960s folk-rock bands’ original members is performing tonight. With a long and diverse career, Waldman has written and recorded many of her own albums but has also greatly contributed to the repertoire of other artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Vanessa Williams and Aaron Neville. Winner of the Wrangler Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Waldman will be sharing the stage with pianist and guitarist Steve Ferguson. Sat. 8 p.m. $15. Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 398-2583. boulevardmusic.com


SUN | APR 20

BUGS BUNNY

Here’s an opportunity to hang with Mel Blanc, or at least his voice. The afternoon will be a celebration of our favorite wabbit in some classic Warner Bros. cartoon shorts. Whether he is cleverly escaping the grasp of an eager huntsman, causing a bit of mischief aimed at a certain duck or conducting classical music, our cute and fluffy friend will be having a ball. Sun. 4 p.m. $11 (general), $9 (students and seniors), $7 (members). Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456. americancinematheque.com.


MON | APR 21

HAROLD RAMIS TRIBUTE

Celebrate the life and career of the late and great writer, director and actor. Wearing various hats for various films, he helped bring to life “Ghostbusters,” “Caddyshack,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “Analyze This.” This particular evening, we will indulge in the film “Stripes” — a comedy in which two friends leave their humdrum lives for a bit of Army fun, and “Groundhog Day” — the beloved romantic comedy that you can watch over, and over, and over again. Sun. and Mon. Various times. $8 (general), $6 (children and seniors). New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 938-4038. newbevcinema.com.


TUE | APR 22

YALA POST-PASSOVER PIZZA CRAWL

Are you missing bread? Is it painful? The Young Adults of Los Angeles are on a mission to remedy this. As Passover ends, it’s time to hop back on that floury, and in this case, cheesy and tomato-y wagon. This will also be a bit of a pub crawl, so you’ll have plenty of options, rendering you able to finally decide where the best pizza and beer in town are. Tues. 7 p.m. Location to be announced. (323) 761-8000. Please consult the YALA Foodie Cluster Facebook page. jewishla.org


WED | APR 23

“HOW TO DIE IN OREGON”

The National Council of Jewish Women/ Los Angeles hosts a screening that could get a little controversial. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 27th Sundance Film Festival, the movie covers Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act — an act that allows terminally ill patients to end their own lives with physician-prescribed medication. Is this an act that belongs in California? There will be a brief Q-and-A with representatives of the nonprofit Compassion and Choices, a patients’ rights group. Wed. 11:30 a.m. Free. RSVP requested. NCJW/LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 852-8503. ncjwla.org


THU | APR 24

“LIVES OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SOVIET JEWISH SOLDIERS IN THE RED ARMY DURING WORLD WAR II”

Just when you think you’ve heard every story out of World War II, the USC Shoah Foundation and the Blavatnik Archive Foundation team up to reveal just how wrong you are. Learn about the 500,000 Jewish soldiers who fought in the Soviet Armed Forces against Nazi Germany. The exhibit’s interactive digital displays include diary and letter excerpts, reproductions of archival photographs and documents, and oral testimonies. At tonight’s opening reception, you can also hear from a panel of esteemed academics. Thu. 4 p.m. Free. RSVP requested. Runs for two months. USC Doheny Memorial Library, 3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles. (213) 740-6001. sfi.usc.edu.


FRI | APR 25

MARK WINKLER

With the weather heating up, it might be time for a cool-down. Thank goodness Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne are bringing the “West Coast Cool” jazz scene of the 1950s to our very own LACMA stage. Winkler, a critically acclaimed and award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, has been smoothing his way through the music scene since the 1980s. With the Grammy-winning Bentyne, a member of Manhattan Transfer, by his side, the duo will perform Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Julie London, Bobby Troup and more. Fri. 6 p.m. Free. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6010. lacma.org.

MARC COHN

If you’re not feeling super jazzy, here’s a folky soul opportunity. Probably best known for his early ’90s hit “Walking in Memphis,” Cohn has spent decades combining smart and poignant lyrics with a musicality that’s at once country, rock and pop. Winner of the 1991 Grammy for best new artist, Cohn — who has since released six other albums — has remained a lasting artist. He might not be walking in Memphis, but he will be performing in Los Angeles, and that’s pretty cool, too. Fri. 8 p.m. $51.80-$57.95. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 655-0111. sabantheatre.org

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