May 1, 2008
Calendar Girls picks and clicks for May 3-9
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It's too bad they don't rent rooms, because you could book a full weekend of celebration at Sephardic Temple. A special Israel at 60 Shabbat Dinner will celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut and honor the accomplishments of veteran Israel Defense Forces soldiers with a delicious buffet feast. Fri., May 9. 6:30 p.m. $15-$25. The following evening, Miri Aloni in Concert features the towheaded Israeli singer's sultry voice and sweeping repertoire. Sat., May 10. 8:30 p.m. $5-$18. Both events, $20-$30. Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P. by May 5 to (310) 475-7311. http://www.sephardictemple.org.
For 60 straight hours from May 4 through May 11, "Let My People Sing" presents 60for60, a series of back-to-back concerts, parties, programs and celebrations honoring Israel's 60th Birthday. A few special highlights are described below, but more festivities are online at http://www.letmypeoplesing.com.
"Hookahs and Hummus!" is being billed as an alternative Israel expo that invites young people in their 20s and 30s to connect to Israel through ideas, travel, study, politics, technology, arts and culture. A wide array of organizations will host interactive learning sessions where you can eat, schmooze and listen to live music. Sun., May 4. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 5008 Bluebell Ave., Valley Village. (323) 653-1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.jewishleaders.net.
Faith Jam For Peace brings together nine artists for a multi-religious musical jam concert featuring the COR AME choir, Zimriyah Chorale, Rick Muchow, Craig Taubman and Yuval Ron. Thu., May 8. 7:30 p.m. Free. Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, 505 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P. at http://letmypeoplesing.com/faithjam-2008.html
HaDag Nachash (Snake Fish) with their hit music video "The Sticker Song" -- subtitled in English
Friday Night Live hosts a star-studded musical Shabbat with Israeli rappers HaDag Nachash and the Consul General of Los Angeles Jacob Daayan. Afterward, enter the Israel-themed ATID lounge for young professionals 21-39. Fri., May 9. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518.
Celia Soudry contributed to this article