June 7, 2013
SAT JUNE 8
“AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL”
Fresh from the killing fields of the Vietnam War, American hippie Mike lands in Israel clad in dirty jeans, beads and a crude rabbit-fur vest in writer-director Amos Sefer’s early-’70s cult film. Murderous mimes, bloodthirsty sharks, free-loving debauchery, robots and poignant anti-war monologues ensue as Mike and some Israeli flower children drop out of society and make their way to Eilat to build a utopia. Sat. midnight. $12. The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 655-2510. cinefamily.org.
SUN JUNE 9
Beloved for his Broadway turns in “Evita” and “Sunday in the Park With George” as well as numerous roles on screens big (“The Princess Bride,” “Yentl”) and small (“Homeland,” “Criminal Minds,” “Chicago Hope”), the Tony and Emmy winner performs popular standards and Broadway classics while backed by the Pasadena POPS, conducted for this concert by Eric Stern. Sun. 8 p.m. $81-$153. John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. fordtheatres.org.
2013 LA PRIDE
The largest annual gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California features performances by Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean (“Wicked”) and Grammy-winning R&B group the Pointer Sisters. Additionally, the fest includes dance venues, exhibitors, food and drink vendors, and thousands of members of the vibrant and active LGBT community. Sun. 11 a.m. (parade), 1:30-11 p.m. (entertainment). $20. City of West Hollywood, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 969-8302. lapride.org.
“DEAR CARA: LETTERS FROM OTTO FRANK”
After being greatly moved by “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a Jewish teenager from the San Fernando Valley began writing letters to Anne’s father, Otto Frank. The correspondence between Frank and Cara Weiss Wilson, the Jewish teen, continued over two decades. “Dear Cara,” a printed collection of the letters, chronicles a relationship that evolved from mentoring to a connection between kindred spirits. Today, Weiss Wilson reads passages from her book and participates in a discussion on the topic. Sun. 2-4 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. lamoth.org.
MON JUNE 10
FATHER NORBERT HOFMANN
Hofmann, secretary of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews, discusses the commission’s work and addresses the future of Catholic-Jewish relations under Pope Francis. The Rev. Alexei Smith, director of ecumenical and inter-religious affairs at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, gives remarks, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, moderates a Q-and-A. Mon. 7:30 p.m. Free. Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 553-8403. museumoftolerance.com.
TUE JUNE 11
An emerging L.A. folk musician who has played extensively within the Jewish community at camps, festivals and retreats, Pauker is revamping traditional Jewish music with his liturgically inspired spiritual repertoire. Join him for a record-release show featuring Elizabeth Joy, Scott Mellis and Brooklyn-based producer and DJ Diwon. 21 and over. Tue. 9 p.m. Hotel Cafe, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 461-2040. hotelcafe.com.
THU JUNE 13
“TINGHIR-JERUSALEM, ECHOES FROM THE MELLAH”
In this documentary, Moroccan-born filmmaker Kamal Hachkar explores the 2,000-year-old mellah (Jewish quarter) in his family’s village of Tinghir, Morocco, and follows the trail of the town’s once-substantial Jewish population to its émigrés and descendants in Israel. Hachkar will participate in a Q-and-A after the screening, and a sampling of Moroccan wines will be available. Thu. 8 p.m. $6 (general), $5 (members, full-time students). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
FRI JUNE 14
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Sinai Temple Rabbis David Wolpe and Nicole Guzik join musician Craig Taubman for their popular Shabbat service at the Ford for the third year running. Additional musical performers include Duvid Swirsky and George Komsky with special guest speaker and spiritual leader Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom. Singer-songwriter Ari Herstand, a performance by Yasha Michelson’s MiMoDa Jazzo Gruppa dance ensemble and an art show curated by Laurel Johnson highlight pre-show festivities. Fri. 6 p.m. (picnicking and pre-show), 7:30 p.m. (program). $10 (general), $20 (VIP, includes premium seating). John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. fordtheatres.org.
Direct from Broadway, following a critically acclaimed sold-out run, the pop singer-songwriter brings hits like “Mandy,” “Copacabana,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “I Write the Songs” and “Can’t Smile” to adoring Fanilows during a three-night engagement at the Greek. Fri. 8 p.m. Through June 16. $9.99-$249.99. The Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 665-5857. greektheatrela.com.