Calendar Oct. 11-17
SUN | OCT 12
“PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ”
If you’re a senior or a boomer and are looking for a Roaring ’20s-themed afternoon filled with comedians, music, fun décor, video clips and Fred Astaire, you’re in luck. Celebrate the third year of “Senior Comedy Afternoons” — for seniors, by seniors. Performers include comedian Michael Preminger, who wrote “Nothing in Common” with Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason; , Jonathan Solomon, writer on the Emmy-winning sitcom “Mad About You” and former “Late Show With David Letterman” regular; Lola Gillebaard, who won the California’s Funniest Female contest at Flappers Comedy Club last year; and headliner Jimmy Burns, who has toured with George Lopez and Arsenio Hall. Need more to get you out the door? Lunch will be served before the show, your choice of chicken marsala or eggplant parmesan with fettuccini. For the more daring dressers, there will even be a fashion contest for best ’20s getup. Sun. 11:30 p.m. (doors), 1:15 p.m. (show). $50 advance, $60 day-of. Penthouse Ballroom at the DoubleTree, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. (714) 914-2565. ” target=”_blank”>sabantheatre.org.
TUE | OCT 14
PETER MEHLMAN AND RICHARD KRAMER IN CONVERSATION
Writers for “Seinfeld” and “BLANK,” and “thirtysomething” and “My So-Called Life,” respectively, these two guys know a thing or 10 about comedy, television and comedy television. Now, having both accomplished a shared lifelong dream to write books, the two celebrate their first novels — and a daily pact to not turn into bitter old Jews (a pact we can really get behind). The discussion will be moderated by Alex Cohen of KPCC’s “Take Two.” Q-and-A and book signing will follow. Tue. 8 p.m. Free. Reservations recommended. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>barnesandnoble.com.
WED | OCT 15
Attention ladies — don’t say “Oy!” say, “Om!” Being in L.A., there are lots of Yoga options, but how many are Jewish themed? Sarah Newman’s new class, for all levels of experience, is an hour-long exploration of the physical and spiritual. Newman, who studies with Diane Bloomfield — author of “Torah Yoga” — is a certified yoga teacher who has completed the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind teacher training. So go ahead, let “prayer pose” mean a couple of things. Wed. 7:45 p.m. $10. The Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact Newman at ” target=”_blank”>cap.ucla.edu.
THU | OCT 16
He’s a man with a meal plan. Considered one of today’s top authorities on all things food, Mark Bittman writes about food policy, cooking and eating for The New York Times. He’s also a public speaker on radio and television, the author of several cookbooks, and yes, he has a new one! “How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food” is all about cooking at a rapid rate. Whether it’s by repurposing kitchen equipment or through lessons in time management, he offers ideas on how to eat better, sooner. Thu. 8 p.m. $20 (general), $30 (reserved seating), $50 (reserved seating and book), $95 (reserved seating, book, pre-event reception). All Saints Church, 504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills.