SAT APRIL 13
L.A. young adult groups celebrate Israel’s 65th Independence Day. This blue-and-white party (dress accordingly) at Hollywood club Lure features spinning by DJ Aviel, live performance art and drumming, drinks and kosher catering. 21 and older. Sat. 8:30 p.m. (“Get Back Israel Fair”), 9:30 p.m. (club night). $18 (online), $25 (door). Lure Nightclub, 1439 Ivar Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8138. jewishla.org/unite.
SUN APRIL 14
WALK TO END GENOCIDE
Come for Jewish World Watch’s seventh annual walk, a nearly three-mile trek around Pan Pacific Park, and stay for the Advocacy Fair, which features craft activist projects, advocacy booths, food, art, music and a solar cooker demonstration. Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 (26 and older), $12 (12-25), free (11 and under). Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 501-1836. jewishworldwatch.org.
“THE ART OF PLAYING KLEZMER”
Yale Strom explores klezmer’s resurgence across the globe and celebrates how its high-energy sound and Yiddish lyrics have found audiences everywhere. A Q-and-A and book signing follow the reading and demonstration. (Strom returns on May 16 to perform with his band, Common Chords, which blends klezmer, rock, jazz, bhangra, Indian Sufi and qawwali vocals.) Sun. 3 p.m. $8 (general), $6 (Skirball members), $5 (full-time students). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
TUE APRIL 16
Abuelaish, founder of The Daughters for Life Foundation and author of “I Shall Not Hate,” lost three daughters and a niece during an Israeli incursion into Gaza in 2009. A beloved doctor who works with Palestinian and Israeli patients, he visits Los Angeles for “A Week of Civil Discourse.” Abuelaish discusses “Facing Life’s Challenges” at Loyola Marymount on April 16, “A Journey of Hope — Faith, Spirituality and Tolerance” at Kehillat Israel on April 17 and “Perspectives on Peace, Health and Hope: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey From Personal Tragedy to a Search for Peace and Human Dignity” at UCLA on April 18.
Tue. 7:30 p.m. Free (RSVP requested). Loyola Marymount University, Malone Student Services Building, fourth floor, Los Angeles. (310) 338-5922. alumnicommunity.lmu.edu.
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Kehillat Israel, 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Free (RSVP requested). (424) 214-7454. ourki.org.
Thu. 5:30 p.m. (reception), 6:30-7:30 p.m. (program). UCLA Broad Art Center Auditorium, 2160E Broad Art Center, UCLA campus, Los Angeles. (RSVP appreciated). (310) 825-9646. international.ucla.edu/israel.
LARRY MANTLE & RAPHAEL SONENSHEIN
KPCC “AirTalk” host Larry Mantle and political scientist Raphael Sonenshein, director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles, and a Journal columnist, discuss the future of L.A. politics on the eve of the 2013 mayoral election. Tue. 6:30 p.m. Free (RSVP requested). California State University Northridge, Little Theatre, Nordhoff Hall, Northridge. (818) 677-4030. csun.edu/cscs.
KNOW AT LACMA
Bikur Cholim presents a panel of world-renowned physicians to address detection, risk factors and the latest treatment and reconstructive options available for breast cancer patients. National nonprofit Sharsheret also participates. Women only. Tue. 7:30 p.m. Free (RSVP required). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 852-1900. bikurcholim.net.
Yale’s a cappella group appears at Stephen S. Wise Temple to perform with Cantor Nathan Lam and Kol Echad, the Milken Community High School choir. Tue. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20 (general), $15 (temple members), $10 (students, children). Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 476-8561. wisela.org/whiffenpoofs.
“CONVERSATIONS WITH ELIE WIESEL”
Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights leader Elie Wiesel returns to Chapman University. Public events include “Genocide and the Obligation to Remember” on April 17, featuring Wiesel in conversation with Armenian-American historian Richard Hovannisian, and a Readers’ Theatre Presentation of “The Worlds Within the Words of Elie Wiesel” on April 18, moderated by Chapman theater department chair Nina LeNoir. Wed. 7-8:30 p.m. Free (reservations required). Thu. 8-9 p.m. Free (reservations required). Chapman University, Wallace All Faiths Chapel, 1 University Drive, Orange. firstname.lastname@example.org. chapman.edu/events.772-2505. museumoftolerance.com.
FRI APRIL 19
“THE POWER OF HOPE”
Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Cantor Phil Baron and Oscar-winning world musician Yuval Ron lead a prayerful, musical celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Afterward, Theatre Dybbuk performs the short work “Vessels,” which explores what it is to have freedom without yet reaching salvation. Fri. 7:30 p.m. Free. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. vbs.org.
Soulful Yemenite singer Achinoam Nini, aka Noa, appears as the opening act for internationally renowned Persian vocalist Mamak Khadem. This evening’s concert, which is presented by music guru Quincy Jones, marks more than one year since Noa has stepped on stage in Los Angeles. Fri. 8 p.m. $35. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3200. thebroadstage.com.