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Purim Calendar

by Ryan Torok

March 15, 2011 | 6:13 pm

MARCH 19

Spotlight: Purim museum tour
Sat. 1 p.m. and Sun 1 p.m. Free (does not include museum admission). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.

Purim Pandemonium 2011
Sat. 4:30-10 p.m.  $25 (children’s wristband), $20 (adults, includes two drink tickets). University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 472-1255. unisyn.org.

Westside Shpiel, a Purim parody of “Westside Story.”
Sat. 5 p.m. Free. Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3737. tebh.org.

Celebrate Purim in psychedelic Beatles fashion with Rabbi Ed Feinstein during Sgt. Feinstein’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Megillah Reading.
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Free. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6600. vbs.org.

Purim for Adults Only party, featuring Megillah reading, “Purim Film Fest” and live music.
Sat. 7 p.m. $20. Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-2861. leobaecktemple.org.

Adult Purim Carnival, featuring an open bar, inflatable sports games and more for young professionals (21-39).
Presented by Valley Ruach. Sat. 8-11:45 p.m. $20 (advance), $25 (door). Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 835-2139. valleyruach.org.

Cirque du Purim, featuring Megilla rap, dancing, DJ and live performance by the Shimmy Sisters.
Presented by Young Leadership Division of Jewish Federation & Family Service of Orange County. Sat. 8:30 p.m. (Megillah rap), 9:15 p.m. (dancing and entertainment). Andrei’s, 2607 Main St., Irvine. (949) 435-3484. yldoc.org.

What Happens in Shushan Stays in Shushan
IKAR’s adults-only Purim Justice Carnival. Sat. 8:15 p.m. (Megillah and shpiel), 10 p.m. (carnival). $20 (IKAR members), 25 (general). Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 634-1870. ikar-la.org.

Purimpalooza VIII: Purim Confidential.
Sponsored by ATID-LA, JconnectLA, Birthright NEXT, Jewish Federation and the W Group. Sat. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 (advance), $36 (door). Music Box Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (310) 481-3244. atidla.com.

Purim in the City adults-only party.
Sponsored by Kesher and SOLA. Sat. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $10. Chabad of SOLA, 1627 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. thepurimafterparty2011. eventbrite.com.


MARCH 20

Rock ’N’ Roll Purim shpiel and carnival.
Sun. 10-11 a.m. (shpiel). 11 a.m.-2 p.m (carnival). Free. Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361. bethshirshalom.org.

Temple Judea’s Purim Carnival, featuring food truck festival.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 (10 ride tickets), $25 (presale wristbands, good for all rides). Carnival at former Michael’s parking lot, corner of Lindley Avenue and Ventura Boulevard. (818) 758-3800. templejudea.com.

Purim Carnival
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $45. Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-3545. templealiyah.org.

Wise Purim Carnival.
Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $40 (kids, ages 3 and over, includes all rides and attractions), free (adults). Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 889-2234. wisela.org/purim.

Purim Carnival
Sun. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 (unlimited rides). Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Los Valley Village. (818) 763-9148. tbhla.org.

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center’s Purim Carnival.
Noon-3 p.m. Free (not including rides, games or food tickets). Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. (626) 798-1161. pjtc.net.

Chabad of the Conejo’s Purim Carnival.
Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Conejo Jewish Academy, Willow Elementary School. 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. (805) 494-7217. chabadconejo.com.

Merry Masks of Purim: Mask making and food drive at the Zimmer Children’s Museum
Sun. 2:30-4 p.m. Free (members), $3 (general, not including $8 entrance fee for adults, $5 entrance fee for children). Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. zimmermuseum.org. (323) 761-8998.

Purim Under the Sea, feast and concert for families with special-needs children.
Sponsored by Friendship Circle. Sun. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Bais Chaya Mushka, 9051 W. Pico Blvd, Fourth Floor. (310) 277-3252. fcla.org.

For more Purim events, visit jewishjournal.com/community_calendar.

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