July 2, 2009
Calendar Picks and Clicks July 4–10, 2009
SUN | July 5
(FOURTH OF JULY)
TUE | JULY 7
The Fishtank Ensemble is a wild medley of musical influences: gypsy, Balkan, world music, flamenco, jazz and others. So it is fitting that this multi-flavored collective would put on a show that celebrates the current popularity of music that cannot be categorized. Balkanvillian Cabaret will feature neo-punk, cabaret, burlesque, steampunk gypsy, chamber pop, New Orleans and New Wave music, some within the same band’s repertoire. A few of the scheduled performers include Knomi, Ukulele Loki’s Gadabout Orchestra, Petrojvic Blasting Company and Fishtank Ensemble. Tue. 9 p.m. $10. Bordello, 901 E. First St., Los Angeles. www.bordellobar.com.
WED | JULY 8
Tweet and meet at JconnectLA’s first Jewish Tweet Up. The social mixer borrows from the popular social networking site and keeps things simple: no speeches, no pitches, no commitments, just an opportunity to step away from the screen and get some face-to-face time with other young professionals. Wed. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. JconnectLA will tweet the location, so be sure to follow the group on Twitter. www.jconnectla.com.
The radio series, L.A. Theatre Works, will record Friedrich Durrenmatt’s satirical murder mystery, “The Physicists,” about a brilliant physicist committed to a madhouse and haunted by visions of King Solomon. His friends in the asylum are scientists who believe they are Einstein and Newton. Wed. 8 p.m. Through July 12. $20-$48. L.A. Theatre Works at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889. www.latw.org.
THU | JULY 9
FRI | JULY 10
Laurence Juber is making the rounds in Los Angeles with guitar in hand. Considered one of the leading acoustic guitarists of his generation, Juber combines elements of jazz, blues, rock and folk with his distinctive voice to create music that defies categorization. Fri. 8 p.m. $25. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena. (626) 398-7917.