Calendar: July 5–July 11
SAT JUL 5
ZETZ KLEZMER ENSEMBLE
It’s been a while since we’ve had klezmer on the calendar, hasn’t it? Well you’re in luck — these musicians are doing their part to set Jewish music back 100 years. While embracing the Eastern European tradition, the group engages all genre influences, from Yiddish vaudeville to Turkish and Arabic folk songs. With violin, clarinet, mandolin, bass, accordion and more, this concert is great for the kids and makes for a fun, family afternoon. Sat. Noon and 2 p.m. $10 (general), $7 (seniors, students), $5 (ages 2-12), Free (members, ages 2 and under). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>hollywood.improv.com.
WED JUL 9
“THE TODD GLASS SITUATION”
Funnyman Todd Glass knows a thing or two about turning struggle into humor. In the closet until age 48, the now-out comedian has penned the journey that brought him to where he is today. Honest and hilarious, his new memoir shares professional and personal anecdotes, and is well-endorsed by the likes of Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan. If you need a laugh, or just a good old-fashioned read, check him out. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Free. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 660-1175. ” target=”_blank”>newbevcinema.com.
THU JUL 10
TOVEY, BERNSTEIN AND GERSHWIN
Conductor and composer and performer Bramwell Tovey will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a night that celebrates Leonard
Bernstein and George Gershwin. With the help of Broadway’s Megan Hilty (“Smash,” “Wicked”), concert goers will get to experience Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide” as well as three dance episodes from “On the Town.” The program also includes Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris.” Tovey, who is in his 14th year as music director of the Vancouver Symphony, brings not just his musical expertise to the podium, but also his charisma and unique perspective. Thu. 8 p.m. $11.10-$118.10. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. ” target=”_blank”>barnesandnoble.com.
FRI JUL 11
NEW CONVERSATIONS ON THE HOLOCAUST
Rabbi Norbert Weinberg discusses his book “Courage of the Spirit,” which tells the story of his father, Rabbi William Weinberg. The elder Weinberg survived both Nazi and communist tyranny, and went on to become the first state rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in Hesse, Germany. The discussion will explore the role of Judaism and spirituality as one faces life’s inevitable obstacles. Fri. Noon. Free. Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704.