May 30, 2012
June 2-8, 2012
SAT | JUNE 2
“A NIGHT OF ECLECTIC SOUND”
Musicians come together to rock your soul during the Beit T’Shuvah Sisterhood concert. Performers include Craig Taubman, singer-songwriter James Fuchs, funk ensemble The Bobby Hunt Trio, folk-rocker Danny Peck, student Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer and Beit T’Shuvah choir director Laura Bagish. Refreshments served. Proceeds support the recovery of Beit T’Shuvah residents. Sat. 7-9 p.m. $25 (advance purchase required). Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 204-5200, ext. 204. beittshuvah.org.
SUN | JUNE 3
“SHARON LOCKHART | NOA
L.A. photographer and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart’s new exhibition at LACMA focuses on the late Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol, who co-created the groundbreaking Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation system in the 1950s and developed a dance system based on its use of symbols and numbers to define the movement of any limb around its joint. Lockhart discovered Eshkol’s work during a 2008 trip to Israel, where she filmed dancers — both aging students and a newer generation — performing Eshkol’s choreography. During today’s event at LACMA’s Bing Theater, Lockhart appears in conversation with curator and art historian Sabine Eckmann, director of Washington University’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, to discuss the exhibition, which features Lockhart’s multimedia meditation on Eshkol’s achievements. Sun. 1 p.m. (lecture). Free. Exhibition runs June 4-Sept. 9. Museum admission: $15 (general), $10 (seniors and students), free (members and children under 18). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. lacma.org.
Rabbi Amy Bernstein, folksy songwriter Sara Thomsen and University of Minnesota, Duluth, assistant professor and licensed psychologist Paula Pedersen make up this unlikely vocal trio, the product of years of harmonizing and friendship. Expect selections from their latest release, “One Voice,” and their debut, “Camaradas,” during today’s performance. Sun. 3 p.m. $25. Kehillat Israel, 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. (310) 459-2328. kehillatisrael.org.
MON | JUNE 4
“A NIGHT OF COMEDY AND ENTERTAINMENT”
Celebrate with Congregation Kol Ami as the Laugh Factory hosts the LGBT synagogue’s 20th anniversary gala. Broadway star Sam Harris (“The Producers”) serves as master of ceremonies; veteran Jewish folkie Julie Silver and stand-up comedians Michelle Buteau, Dana Goldberg, Jackie Loeb and Matthew Nouriel perform. Proceeds benefit Kol Ami and the Voice of My People Foundation, a charitable nonprofit that focuses on civil rights, health care and the intersection of faith and religion with politics and public policy. Mon. 7 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show), 5:30 p.m. (VIP dinner). $45-$275. Laugh Factory Comedy Club, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 606-0996. kol-ami.org.
TUE | JUNE 5
The former “SNL” player and the voice behind the adorable YouTube sensation “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” which spawned a children’s book, appears for a night of comedy, joined by special guests. Tue. 8:30 p.m. $25. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0350. largo-la.com.
This quintet from Marseille, France, blends klezmer, Yiddish lyrics, hip-hop, rock and pop on its latest release, “Boxes, Bagels and Elephants.” Expect strings, horns, percussion, vintage machine and music boxes at tonight’s performance. 21 and over. Tue. 10 p.m. $10. The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 954-9400, ext. 1. themintla.com.
FRI | JUNE 8
“FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY”
Yehuda Levi (“Yossi & Jagger”) stars as Izek, an Israeli emigrant searching for his piece of the American dream. Raised in a seedy, illegal casino behind his family’s bar in Tel Aviv, Izek relocates to Los Angeles and finds that the world of crime he had hoped to escape has followed him. James Caan, Jeffrey Tambor, Oded Fehr, Paul Sorvino, Edward Furlong and Jonathan Lipnicki co-star in this true crime drama, based upon the life of executive producer Izek Shomof. Ellie Kanner directs. Fri. Various times, prices. AMC Loews Broadway 4, 1441 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica; AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; AMC Promenade 16, 21801 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. fortheloveofmoneythemovie.com.
BALKAN BEAT BOX
The American-Israeli trio’s latest release, “Give,” celebrates social movements from across the globe — including Israel’s tent protests, the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street — and blends hip-hop, klezmer, world music and dance-party beats. Afro-Colombian band Palenke Soultribe and experimental rock duo Wave Sleep Wave also perform. Fri. 8 p.m. $20. The Roxy Theatre, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood. (310) 278-9457. theroxyonsunset.com.