July 10, 2008
Calendar Girls picks and clicks for July 12 - 18—Hadassah, the cosmos and more
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WED | JULY 16
Playwright Max Leavitt, a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts has penned "Mala," a love story born inside Auschwitz. In 1943, Mala Zimmetbaum and Edek Galinski were prisoners of the Nazi regime with no hope for the future. Despite the deplorable conditions of life inside the camps, the young lovers found freedom in each other, and with the help of friends managed to escape the death grip of Hitler's Final Solution. Wed. 8 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Through July 26. $25. The Complex Ruby Theater, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 205-4370. http://www.complexhollywood.com.
THU | JULY 17
"A black hole is a region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its pull after having fallen past its event horizon." Or so says Wikipedia. Perhaps super-scientist Leonard Susskind, professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and resident expert in black hole theory, will clarify this dense topic when he wages "The Black Hole War: My Battle With Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics." Susskind, author of "The Cosmic Landscape," appears in conversation with prolific science writer K.C. Cole at the L.A. public library's diverse and deep discussion series, ALOUD. Standby tickets only. Thu. 7 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. (213) 228-7025. http://www.libraryfoundationla.org/aloud.
FRI | JULY 18
Where else could you have a 73-day-long festival of the most eclectic musical talents from all over the world? At the newly refurbished band shell at The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, you'll find music from south of the border, music from the other side of the world and even music from the old country. Klezmer Juice, a riveting group of musicians who infuse old Yiddish tunes with a fresh, modern twist, will be showcased at this free concert. So ditch the radio and your air-conditioned car and head into the open air to spoil your ears and have a great time! Fri. 7:30 p.m. Series continues through Sept. 14. Free. Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, 2230 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles. (213) 384-5701. http://levittla.org.
There are some things in life you should do -- floss, exercise regularly, pay your bills on time. And there are some things you have to do -- register your car, shower, pay taxes. To make one of those mandatory tasks simpler and less odious, the Board of Equalization is hosting a Free Tax Seminar for nonprofit, exempt and religious organizations -- of which there are many among our readers. Various speakers from government agencies will explain such complex matters as property tax exemptions, sales and use taxes for nonprofits, employment taxes, recent developments in charity law and grant-writing guidelines. Presented by the Honorable Judy Chu, chair of the State Board of Equalization, and state Assemblyman Mike Davis, this event may not be the highlight of your weekend, but it's definitely a "must do!" Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Southwest College Theater, 1600 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. Registration required. (213) 593-1311. http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/nonprofitsched.htm.
Jina Davidovich contributed to this article
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