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Calendar August 2-8

by Laura Donney

July 30, 2014 | 9:59 am

SAT | AUG 2

“THE MUSIC OF JEWISH COMPOSERS”

Say “Bravo” to the 11th annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival! Temple Emanuel and Greystone Mansion host a week and a half of concerts and programs that celebrate sounds from all over. Tonight’s festivities focus on a celebration of composers that belong to our tribe, including Max Bruch, Bonnie Weiss, Paul Schoenfield, Shmuel Malkin and many more. Sat. 8 p.m. $30 (general), $20 (seniors, students), $15 (Temple Emanuel members). Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 779-7622. panoramaticket.com


SUN | AUG 3

“NEW EYES”

Yafit Josephson’s one-woman show is back by popular demand. Co-written by Josephson with Suzanne Bressler and directed by Sammie Wayne, this is the story of Josephson herself, a woman who, after serving in the Israel Defense Forces, hurries to Hollywood for a career in acting. Typecast based on her nationality, the actress must face industry and personal challenges and decide just how important this dream is. With Josephson performing a total of 18 different characters from five countries, who knows what she’ll discover? The show will be followed by a Q-and-A with the actress and producer Eliad Josephson. Sun. 7 p.m. $30. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 500-0680. neweyesplay.com


MON | AUG 4

EREV TISHA B’AV

If your spirit needs some extra healing this week, Temple Aliyah and Shomrei Torah are offering a reflective evening to remember the tragedies that we, as a Jewish people, have survived throughout history. There will be chanting from Eicha (Book of Lamentations), creative readings, storytelling and songs. In this particular time of crisis, some thoughtful commemoration can strengthen the spirit. Mon. 7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-3545. templealiyah.org.


WED | AUG 6

EDAN LEPUCKI

With a huge endorsement from Stephen Colbert, this author’s debut novel, “California,” has a lot of momentum. In her  novel, Lepucki tells the story of Cal and Frida, a couple trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Without the crutch of zombies or goblins, Lepucki showcases the darkness of a world in tattered remains and the resilience found in love. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Lepucki is also the author of the novella “If You’re Not Yet Like Me.” Wed. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. barnesandnoble.com


THU | AUG 7

THE HADEN TRIPLETS

Donnie and Marie, The Jackson 5, Hanson — family can make the best band mates! These three sisters, who are the daughters of the late jazz legend Charlie Haden, know all about that. Tanya, Rachel and Petra Haden promote their debut album, a refreshing return to stripped-down and beautifully basic country music. If you’re keen on sweet harmonies and chemistry that’s biological, these are the songstresses for you. Thu. 8 p.m. Free. Parking $10 (cash only). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org

ATE9 DANCE COMPANY

Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami joins forces with Persian hip-hop artist Omid Walizadeh. In this final weekend of the REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, the two artists present “For Now,” a dance piece equally precise as it is intuitive, quiet as it is active, and comical as it is subtle. Agami, who was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company and served as the artistic director of its annual project “Batsheva Dancers Create,” founded Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY in 2012. She is quickly becoming a pioneer in the contemporary dance community. Thu. 8:30 p.m. Through Aug. 9. $14-$20. REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., Los Angeles. (213) 237-2800. redcat.org


THU | AUG 7/ FRI | AUG 8

HAIM

These Los Angeles locals are back, and only getting bigger. Este, Danielle and Alana Haim left Coachella behind and are making their way back to you. With instincts that recall both Fleetwood Mac and ’90s R&B, the girls are redefining popular music. Their debut album, “Days Are Gone,” is one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2013. Remember, they have super-cool hair, and their tickets go fast. Thu and Fri. 7 p.m. $71 and up. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-1400. thewiltern.net.


FRI | AUG 8

“LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: NEW CONVERSATIONS ON THE HOLOCAUST”

Medical behaviorologist Henry Slucki will share his personal experience during the Holocaust. He’ll share reflections about his legacy and how it connects to the book “How We Survived: 52 Personal Stories by Child Survivors of the Holocaust,” and also discuss a new project, “Write On,” which is being produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Slucki has been a faculty member at USC for more than four decades, hosts the KPFK radio show “Access Unlimited,” serves on the Board of Directors of Yiddishkayt and chairs the Judge Rotenberg Center’s Board of Directors. Fri. Noon. Free. LAMOTH, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. lamoth.org

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