Calendar May 24-30


SAT | MAY 24

“UNKNOWN STORIES OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS”

The Jewish Women’s Theatre invites you to the world premiere of a show that takes ancient Bible stories and weaves them into music, poetry and plays — modernizing the text. From comparing Eve’s fig leaf to a tattoo, to slavery in Congo, to sibling rivalry, these
vignettes are funny, poignant and relevant. A Q-and-A will follow the show. Sat. 7:30 p.m. $20 (presale), $30 (door). National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-2930. ” target=”_blank”>vbs.org.


SUN | MAY 25

INDIANA JONES DOUBLE FEATURE

With director Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and star Harrison Ford, this will be a very Jewish cinematic experience! Come for “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the film where Mr. Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do, and stay for “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Sometimes it’s important to start the week with a little Spielberg. Sun. Various times. Through Tues. $8 (general), $6 (seniors, children under 12). New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 938-4038. ” target=”_blank”>hbo.com.


TUE | MAY 27

BILLY JOEL

Catch him before he’s gone! The Piano Man is at the Hollywood Bowl for a closing night that will leave you wanting him onstage … for the longest time. Responsible for such classics as “Vienna,” “Uptown Girl,” “Movin’ Out” and so many more, the six-time Grammy winner belongs to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this music legend. Tue. 8 p.m. $45.50-$249.50. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (800) 745-3000. WED | MAY 28

“SACRED TRANSITIONS”

It’s the Jewish collaboration you didn’t know you were waiting for. Based on the teachings of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis’ “Songs on Meditations,” “Sacred Transitions” is composed by Russell Steinberg, who recently premiered his project “Cosmic Dust” with the New West Symphony and is the artistic director of The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. Schulweis — who has been with Valley Beth Shalom for more than four decades — and Steinberg offer a world premiere that is as religiously significant as it is artistically unique. A dessert reception will follow the concert. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP requested. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. THU | MAY 29

“SONS OF ABRAHAM: TALKING FAITH, FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY”

 A Jew, a Christian and a Muslim walk into a temple. Sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but this Thursday, it’s actually happening. Salvador Litvak, Jason VanBorssum and Rahmi Mowjood, all friends, are strongly united in their desire to change current multifaith dialogue, stressing the importance of 21st-century spirituality. Moderated by Jewish Journal senior writer Danielle Berrin. Thu. 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP requested. Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7354 ext. 215. ” target=”_blank”>cjs.ucla.edu.


FRI | MAY 30

“THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM”

When a young man goes to see his dying father, he’s confronted with the finiteness of death and the strange nature of time. Based on stories by Jewish author Bruno Schulz, director and writer Wojciech Jerzy Has brings a dreamy surrealism to the complexities of mortality and family. Has also reflects on the Holocaust, Schulz having been killed by a Nazi in 1942. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, the movie promises a timeless quality. Fri. 7:30 p.m. $3 (members), $5 (general). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6010.

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