August 18, 2009
Calendar Picks and Clicks August 22–28, 2009
SAT AUGUST 22
Enjoy a picnic and a sultry Diana Krall concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Stephen S. Wise Temple’s W Group, for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Krall, a chart-topping jazz musician, is celebrating the release of her new album, “Quiet Nights,” and will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Sat. 6 p.m. $25 (members), $30 (general). Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (310) 889-2230. wisela.org/wgroupevents.
SUN AUGUST 23
Upright Cabaret’s “Wicked” Summer Nights at the Ford continue with a tribute to a legendary award-winning lyricist and composer. “Stephen Schwartz: Making Good” will feature a sneak peak at his latest opera, “Séance on a Wet Afternoon,” and Schwartz classics such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” “Day by Day,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Morning Glow” and others, performed by Cabaret’s all-star cast. Sun. 7:30 p.m. $40-$80. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. fordtheatres.com.
TUE AUGUST 25
THU AUGUST 27
FRI AUGUST 28
Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts star in the romantic comedy, “Play the Game,” about a young player who teaches his lonely 89-year-old grandfather the rules of the modern dating game, only to discover that he himself has a lot to learn about pursuing women. Written and directed by Marc Fienberg, a nice Jewish boy who was inspired by his own grandpa’s dating comeback. Opens Aug. 28 at various theaters, including Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills. playthegamemovie.com.