September 7, 2011
Sept. 7-Sept. 14
Sunday, Sept. 11 - 9/11: 10 years later
“BEYOND 9/11: PORTRAITS OF RESILIENCE”
HBO, in association with Time magazine, debuts this new documentary 10 years to the minute after the first attack on the World Trade Center. The hour-long film features testimonials from U.S. leaders, firefighters, flight attendants, veterans, family members and survivors who escaped from the impact zone of World Trade Center Tower Two. Sun. 5:46 a.m. PST/8:46 a.m. EST. hbo.com.
BIG SUNDAY REMEMBERS 9/11
Big Sunday, a nonprofit organization that holds the nation’s largest annual regional community service event, hosts a food drive—volunteers collect, sort through, box and deliver nonperishable food to SOVA—and a potluck community breakfast. Other activities include letter writing to U.S. soldiers, in conjunction with Operation Gratitude, and a project with participants writing about their memories of Sept. 11. All ages welcome. Sun. 6 a.m.-noon. Free. Big Sunday headquarters, 6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 549-9944. bigsunday.org.
Temple Judea hosts a commemorative community concert featuring choral music performed by the Los Angeles 9/11 Interfaith Tribute Choir, representing synagogues and churches across the city. Los Angeles Jewish Symphony music director Noreen Green produces tonight’s special concert, which features special guest artist Mark Kashper, the L.A. Philharmonic’s second principal violinist. Sun. 7 p.m. Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. RSVP, (818) 758-3800. templejudea.com.
WED | SEPT 7
Haaretz’s Palestinian and Arab affairs correspondent discusses the Palestinian bid for recognition in the United Nations. Issacharoff addresses several pertinent questions, including, “What will happen the day after the U.N. vote?” “Will negotiations be possible, and if not, what will fill the vacuum?” and “How do we talk about the current moment and the process that led here?” Wed. 7-9 p.m. Free. Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 464-3200. jewishla.org.
LIMMUDLA@ANGEL CITY BREWING
Schmooze, enjoy a variety of craft beers — including brews named after Che Guevara and jazz greats Charlie Parker and Lester Young — and engage in a half-hour learning session with Limmudnik Marcus Freed, who discusses “When Is a Jew Not a Jew? Moving Beyond Boxes and Focusing on What’s Truly Important.” Thu. 7-11:30 p.m. Free (entry only, beer not included). Angel City Brewing, 216 S. Alameda St., downtown. (310) 499-1787. limmudla.org.
FRI | SEPT 9
SECOND ANNUAL SHABBAT AT THE BEACH BBQ
Celebrate Shabbat California-style: on the beach as the sun goes down, with barbecued food and good people. Organized by Reconstructionist synagogue Kehillat Israel, the synagogue recommends that attendees pre-order food by Sept. 6. For non-reserved attendees, there will be limited food and prices will be higher. Fri. 5 p.m. (festivities), 7 p.m. (service). $8 (hot dog meal), $10 (portobello mushroom burger meal), $10 (grilled chicken breast meal), $36 (family four-pack of any combination of the meals). Will Rogers State Beach, 15800 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. (310) 459-2328. kehillatisrael.org.
SAT | SEPT 10
Pianist Aaron Meyer and his 11-piece All-Star Band perform tonight with guest vocalist Sara Niemietz, offering a mix of jazz, classical and world music. Radio personality Mike Sakellarides of 94.7 The Wave hosts the event. Proceeds benefit the grass-roots nonprofit Spotlight the Arts. Sat. 8 p.m. $15-$30 (general admission), $10-$25 (seniors, students and groups), $10 (children, 10 and under). The Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 347-9938. aaronmeyermusic.com.
TUE | SEPT 13
“PEARLS OF WISDOM: END THE VIOLENCE”
Artist Kim Abeles, in collaboration with A Window Between Worlds, created this community engagement project, featuring pearls made by 800 survivors of domestic violence — like the survivors’ artwork, natural pearls form in response to a harmful irritant. Words, advice and images accompany the installation and reinforce the message of art as a healer. Tue. Through Feb. 26. Noon-5 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
Reprise Theatre Company welcomes you to 1930s Berlin. Performer Sally Bowles (Lisa O’ Hare) meets American writer Cliff Bradshaw (Jeff McLean) at the Kit Kat Klub. The two indulge in the pleasures of the cabaret while the world around them splinters with the rise of the Nazis. Robert Picardo stars as Jewish fruit shop owner Herr Schultz, who courts Fraulein Schneider (Mary Gordon Murray), owner of the boarding house where Cliff and Sally live. This new production features Kander and Ebb’s memorable songs — “Willkommen,” “Married,” “Meeskite,” “Cabaret” and others. Tue. Through Sept. 25. 8 p.m. $67.40. Freud Playhouse at UCLA, 245 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 825-2101. reprise.org/shows/cabaret.
WED | SEPT 14
The clinical psychologist and best-selling author (“The Blessing of a B Minus”) discusses “Your Teens vs. the World” with Rabbi David Wolpe. A book signing follows. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP, (310) 481-3243. sinaitemple.org.
GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE
Celebrate 30th years of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market with this inaugural multiday festival, featuring farmers, chefs, artisan food producers, thinkers and food entrepreneurs. Today, kick off the celebration with a farmer-chef cooking demonstration and book signing, including Amelia Saltsman (“The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook”). Over the course of five days, various events — discussions, cooking demonstrations, a symposium and more — promote the relationship between healthy food and good business. Highlights include the Festival and Street Fair; Chefs at Play cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton, Evan Kleiman and others; and a screening of “The Harvest,” a new documentary that looks at U.S. migrant labor. Wed. Through Sept. 18. Various times and prices. Various locations in Santa Monica. (310) 260-1528. goodfoodfestivals.com.