Quantcast

Jewish Journal

June 14-June 23

by Ryan Torok

June 14, 2011 | 5:32 pm

TUE | JUNE 14

JEWNFEST
Organized by the folks who bring you the Jewlicious Festival, this inaugural, two-day concert series features sounds of the rising indie folk-rock revival Tuesday night. Wednesday: high-energy local bands. Artists include soulful singer Hyim, indie songstress Yael Meyer and pop-rockers The Wellspring, fronted by Blue Fringe’s Dov Rosenblatt. Tue. Through June 15. 7 p.m. (doors), 8-11 p.m. (concerts). $10 (per night), $15 (both nights). The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. jewlicious.com.

“LES MISÉRABLES”
Boubil and Schönberg’s legendary musical starts a six-week 25th anniversary run at the Ahmanson Theatre, featuring new staging and reimagined scenery, inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Co-directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell. Tue. Through July 31. 8 p.m. $42-$175. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772. centertheatregroup.org.


WED | JUNE 15

PAUL REISER
The actor and New York Times best-selling author signs copies of “Familyhood,” a warm, witty look at parenting, marriage and midlife. Wristbands will be distributed at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Wed. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes and Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. barnesandnoblecom.


THU | JUNE 16

ALINA SIMONE
The Ukrainian-born musician and writer performs songs from her newly released album, “Make Your Own Danger,” and discusses her new book, “You Must Go and Win,” which humorously traces her journey as a struggling musician, with KCRW music librarian Eric Lawrence as part of ALOUD at Central Library. Young Literati hosts a public reception following the event. Thu. 7 p.m. Free (reservations suggested). Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. (213) 228-7025. lfla.org.


FRI | JUNE 17

SHABBAT ON THE BEACH
Will the dolphins turn up for Shabbat? You won’t know unless you go. Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue kicks off its summertime Shabbat services at Westward Beach. 7 p.m. Free. Westward Beach, across from Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu. (310) 456-2178. mjcs.org.


SAT | JUNE 18

JEWISH CONNECTION SINGLES MIXER
Jewish Connection throws a poolside bash for singles, ages 21-35, at the swanky Lowes Santa Monica hotel. Come mix and mingle at this beachfront hideaway with dramatic views. Requirements: Be honest, respectful and sociable! Sat. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Loews Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Facebook: The Jewish Connection.


SUN | JUNE 19

“ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, NEVER A GROOM”
What better way to celebrate the final weeks of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month than with Robin Tyler’s one-woman comedy show? The off-Broadway play chronicles the history of the LGBT movement and Tyler’s own life story — from the 1950s, when Tyler came out to her Jewish mother, to the present, including Tyler’s lawsuit to overturn the state of California’s same-sex marriage ban. Sun. 3 p.m. $25 (advance), $30 (door). ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. (323) 525-0202. acmecomedy.com.

FATHER’S DAY GIFT SWAP
Bring the ties and socks Dad got as gifts last year and turn them into a new cool gift! Sun. 3-4 p.m. Free (members), $3 (general). Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles. (323) 761-8984. zimmermuseum.org.


MON | JUNE 20

MAX WEINBERG

The legendary drummer from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and former bandleader on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” discusses his musical career in front of an intimate audience. Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli conducts the interview with Weinberg, who participates in a Q-and-A and signs copies of his book, “The Big Beat,” following the discussion. Mon. 8 p.m. $25. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite A245, downtown Los Angeles. (213) 765-6803. grammymuseum.org.

“HOLOCAUST-ERA ART LITIGATION”
Chase College of Law professor Jennifer Anglim Kreder, an expert on art law and cultural property law, leads a discussion about Nazi-looted art litigation. Mon. Noon. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. lamoth.org.

CAROLE EGLASH-KOSOFF
The Valley Village-based writer and American Jewish World Service volunteer discusses and signs her 2010 book, “The Human Spirit: Apartheid’s Unheralded Heroes,” which follows a white, middle-class Jewish woman and a group of concerned South African women, known as Mamas, who helped those most in need, often being beaten and arrested by white security police in the process. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. booksoup.com.


WED | JUNE 22

JUVENILE PROSTITUTION
Carissa Phelps, a former child prostitute who turned her life around to become an attorney, speaks as part of a panel discussion with L.A. County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Quigley Groman; Fadwa Assad, program analyst with Children of the Night; and FBI victim specialist Debbie Deem. Judge Jan Levine of the L.A. County Superior Court moderates the conversation. The 2008 short documentary “Carissa,” which recounts Phelps’ rehabilitation, screens prior to the discussion. Wed. 6 p.m. Free. NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 852-8503. ncjwla.org.

ADAM GREEN
Former front man of the indie band the Moldy Peaches, whose music was featured in the 2007 film “Juno,” brings his quirky, stripped-down folk songs to the Largo. Green has garnered a cult following on the college radio scene, and his style is often compared to those of Leonard Cohen, Ben Kweller and Jonathan Richman. This acoustic show by the eccentric singer-songwriter marks his first West Coast appearance in several years. Wed. 8 p.m. $20. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0350. largo-la.com.


FRI | JUNE 24

“GREASE SING-ALONG”
It’s the original high school musical! Actress Didi Conn (nee Edith Bernstein), who played Frenchy in the 1978 film, hosts tonight’s sing-along screening at the Hollywood Bowl. If you don’t know all the words to songs such as “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout” or “You’re the One That I Want,” don’t worry. This version features the lyrics subtitled karaoke style. Dress up in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes — or come as a Pink Lady or T-Bird — and join the preshow costume parade. Fri. 7 p.m. (preshow), 8:30 p.m. (film). $12-$82.25. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.

Tracker Pixel for Entry

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE