July 11, 2012
July 14-19, 2012
SUN | JULY 15
DODGERS JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY
Matisyahu opens the 13th annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium with a pre-game concert on the field. After, enjoy a kosher nosh as you watch the boys in blue (and white) take on the San Diego Padres. Each ticket includes an exclusive Dodgers yarmulke. Sun. noon. $13-$30. Dodgers Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 224-4287. dodgers.com/jewish.
MON | JULY 16
Matisyahu performs tracks from his new album, “Spark Seeker,” at Amoeba Music. Produced by Kool Kojak and recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Israel, the new songs focus on spirit and body, including “I Believe in Love,” which mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic beats, and the soulful lead single, “Sunshine.” A signing is limited to the first 300 purchasers of “Spark Seeker” (one album per person), which is being made available one day early for this in-store event. Mon. 6 p.m. Free. Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 245-6400. amoeba.com.
Grab your clarinet, trombone, trumpet, guitar or accordion and channel the folk rhythms of Eastern Europe. Part of “J.A.M. (Jazz and Motivated) Sessions” at the Ford, today’s event features professional klezmer musicians teaching participants how to play klezmer songs on their own instruments. Afterward, everyone comes together to jam. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. fordtheatres.org.
Hoffs, lead singer of the Bangles, discusses and signs her new solo album, “Someday,” a song cycle that doubles as a musical love letter to the 1960s. Hoffs discusses her career and new album with Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli and performs songs with “Someday” producer Mitchell Froom. Mon. 8 p.m. $20. Grammy Museum, Clive Davis Theater, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. (213) 765-6803. grammymuseum.org.
TUE | JULY 17
To protect his Jewish community from pogroms, a 16th century Prague rabbi uses Hebrew incantations to bring life to a monster made from clay in the kabbalistic 1920 silent horror classic, “The Golem: How He Came Into the World.” The film screens today at Cinefamily, and acclaimed guitarist Gary Lucas appears live to perform his original score. Tue. 7:30 p.m. $18. Silent Movie Theatre/Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 655-2510. cinefamily.org.
The stand-up comedian and podcaster (“WTF With Marc Maron”) brings his thought-provoking, honest and frequently laugh-out-loud act to Trepany House, a new multidisciplinary arts nonprofit at the Steve Allen Theater. Part of the summer series “Tuesdays With Maron,” the performance includes an hour of stand-up comedy. Tue. 8 p.m. $10. Trepany House, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 666-4268. trepanyhouse.org.
WED | JULY 18
“CUBAN AND JEWISH: TWICE SURVIVORS”
Before Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, there were 15,000 Jews and five synagogues in Havana alone. Today, only about 1,500 Jews live in Cuba. Highlighting the connection between Jews and Cuba, the Skirball hosts a discussion with Havana historian Maritza Corrales Capestany, the foremost authority on the Jewish community of Cuba. On Thursday, the Skirball hosts a screening of “The Chosen Island,” a documentary scripted by Capestany and directed by Yassel Iglesias, which follows the rediscovery and revival of Jewish life in Cuba and explores questions about faith, resilience, strength and survival. A Q-and-A with the director follows. Lecture: Wed. 8 p.m. $6 (general), $5 (Skirball members, students). Film screening: Thu. 8 p.m. $6 (general), $5 (Skirball members, students). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
THU | JULY 19
“DON’T TELL MY MOTHER!”
This witty “big gay show” features comics, actors and screenwriters sharing stories they’d never want their moms to know. Performers include David Dean Bottrell (“Boston Legal”), Gary and Larry Lane (“Hollywood to Dollywood”), Jen Kober (“American Reunion,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Jimmy Ray Bennett (“Sleeping Beauty”) and Nikki Levy, a Fox film executive and creator of the show. Reflecting Levy’s queer, anything-goes sensibility, the stories examine sex, family dysfunction, therapy and more. Thu. 8 p.m. $15. Bang Comedy Theatre, 457 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. donttellmymother.com.