SAT JUL 5
ZETZ KLEZMER ENSEMBLE
It’s been a while since we’ve had klezmer on the calendar, hasn’t it? Well you’re in luck — these musicians are doing their part to set Jewish music back 100 years. While embracing the Eastern European tradition, the group engages all genre influences, from Yiddish vaudeville to Turkish and Arabic folk songs. With violin, clarinet, mandolin, bass, accordion and more, this concert is great for the kids and makes for a fun, family afternoon. Sat. Noon and 2 p.m. $10 (general), $7 (seniors, students), $5 (ages 2-12), Free (members, ages 2 and under). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
STEPHEN KRAMER GLICKMAN
This comedian is leaving Nickelodeon at the door as he embarks on a part-raunchy, part-adorable stand-up routine with material moving seamlessly from steamy rendezvous to candy puns. Known for his role as Gustavo Rocque on the TV series “Big Time Rush,” Glickman is a professional who just wants to make you laugh. His talents also include singing — he performed as Shrek during the workshop phase of the Broadway show — so look forward to an impressive set of pipes joining him onstage as well. Sat. 8 p.m. $15. Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. (323) 651-2583. hollywood.improv.com.
WED JUL 9
“THE TODD GLASS SITUATION”
Funnyman Todd Glass knows a thing or two about turning struggle into humor. In the closet until age 48, the now-out comedian has penned the journey that brought him to where he is today. Honest and hilarious, his new memoir shares professional and personal anecdotes, and is well-endorsed by the likes of Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan. If you need a laugh, or just a good old-fashioned read, check him out. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Free. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 660-1175. skylightbooks.com.
“AMERICAN PIE” ANNIVERSARY
Hi, hi to the franchise “American Pie.” Come romp around with the old gang as this double feature screens both “American Pie” and “American Reunion.” The first film, which follows a few high-school seniors through the debauchery of pre-graduation antics, stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Eugene Levy, Chris Klein and more. The second film catches you up with all your favorites from the first. Schedules permitting, members of the cast and crew will attend the program. Wed. and Thu. 7:30 p.m. $8 (general), $6 (seniors and children 12 and under). New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 938-4038. newbevcinema.com.
THU JUL 10
TOVEY, BERNSTEIN AND GERSHWIN
Conductor and composer and performer Bramwell Tovey will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a night that celebrates Leonard
Bernstein and George Gershwin. With the help of Broadway’s Megan Hilty (“Smash,” “Wicked”), concert goers will get to experience Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide” as well as three dance episodes from “On the Town.” The program also includes Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris.” Tovey, who is in his 14th year as music director of the Vancouver Symphony, brings not just his musical expertise to the podium, but also his charisma and unique perspective. Thu. 8 p.m. $11.10-$118.10. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.
“DIARY OF A MAD DIVA”
Joan Rivers is at it again. Following her New York Times best-seller, “I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me,” her new book found its footing when Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, gave her a diary as a gift. Feeling the pressure — many famous people have published many famous diaries — Joan certainly pulled out all the stops. Whether they’re insights on everyday life or anecdotes only a diva could dish, they’re all part of the inimitable Joan package. Thu. 6:30 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. barnesandnoble.com.
FRI JUL 11
NEW CONVERSATIONS ON THE HOLOCAUST
Rabbi Norbert Weinberg discusses his book “Courage of the Spirit,” which tells the story of his father, Rabbi William Weinberg. The elder Weinberg survived both Nazi and communist tyranny, and went on to become the first state rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in Hesse, Germany. The discussion will explore the role of Judaism and spirituality as one faces life’s inevitable obstacles. Fri. Noon. Free. Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704.