Calendar Sept. 20-26
SAT | SEP 20
He’s the biggest kid around, and he’s got a book for you! Whether or not you’re into dreams, “Nightmares!” is for everyone. This actor, writer and musician — who you know from the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the TV show “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Muppets” movies — collaborates with Kirsten Miller and illustrator Karl Kwasny to tell the story of one boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must confront their fears to save their town. As this is the first installment of a trilogy, it’s an opportunity to commit to a lot of future reading. Sat. 2 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. ” target=”_blank”>tioh.org.
“CULTURE LAB // MARGIN”
Calling all hipster Jews! The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center presents the premiere of its newest collaboration. A project by Josh Friedman, Rebecca Pappas, Eli Rarey, Kristen Smiarowski and Joanne Tolkoff, the installation is an interactive piece with a performance component that engages the concept of the “margin” and how it’s framed Jewish identity. And if you want to grab a bite, head next door to L.A. landmark Barbara’s, which will have a special Culture Lab dinner discount. Drink tickets will be available upon registration. Sat. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. RSVP requested. The Brewery, 618 B Moulton Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 663-2255. SUN | SEP 21
TOUR DE SUMMER CAMPS
We all know how cool it’s become to cycle (helmets, people!), and if you also have a special heart spot for those cabin days of yore, this is the Sunday morning for you. Raising funds for scholarships that allow more kids the chance at lifelong Jewish connections through summer camp, riders get to practice their technique and create enriching opportunities for children who may not otherwise have them. Participants have options from 18 to 100 miles, and while there are a few fundraising requirements, specialists will help you get there. And if your knees aren’t quite what they were, opt to be a virtual rider. Sun. Start times are 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. depending on distance level. $45 plus fundraising requirements. Ages 16 and up. Camp Alonim on the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University, 1101 Pepper Tree Lane, Simi Valley. (323) 761-8013. ” target=”_blank”>skirball.org.
Conductor Jeffrey Kahane is going to effortlessly engage your ears. Opening the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) season with Beethoven’s most famous symphony — that’s No. 5, for those who weren’t sure — the program also features the Saint Saens piano concerto “Egyptian” and the world premiere of Cameron Patrick’s LACO-commissioned “Lines of the Southern Cross.” With Juho Pohjonen on piano and Kahane leading it all, this season is getting a happy kickoff. Sun. 7 p.m. $26-$120. UCLA, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 825-2101. TUE | SEP 23
“THE PROJECTED IMAGE: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE ON FILM”
Join Turner Classic Movies for the second part of its month(ish)-long dedication to all things Jewish and all things movie. With categories such as “Tackling Prejudice” and “Coming of Age,” films included span more than half a century. Featuring titles like “The House of Rothschild,” “Crossfire,” “The Way We Were,” “Focus” and more, the series is a true investment into Judaism on screen and behind the scenes. So get out the latke-flavored popcorn and turn down the lights; it’s movie time. Tue. Check local listings. Free. Films running as late as November. TCM.