Calendar October 25-31
SAT | OCT 25
While a book with the title “A Book With No Pictures” might initially sound like a turn off to children, this former “The Office” writer and actor guarantees a good time for both kids and parents. Demanding that every single word on the page get read aloud, Novak forces his readers to say things like “BLORK” and “Glibbity Globbity.” His collection of short stories,“One More Thing,” is a success with adults, and Novak is now bringing some silly onomatopoeia joy to his younger fans. Sat. 1 p.m. Free. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-5320. Nov. 6. Various locations. (310) 247-1800. SUN | OCT 26
DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES
Yes, Daryl Hall voluntarily joined our tribe decades ago — and aren’t we the funkier for it! Alongside his partner in rhythm and rhyme John Oates, Hall will be making our dreams come true with those staple ’70s and ’80s tunes. With their six No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and a place in both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, these guys are doing something right. Sun. 8 p.m. $40-$110. The Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 665-5857. 3 p.m. $10 (advance), $15 (door). Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. jewishmusicla. org.
MON | OCT 27
THE GREAT JEWISH LOVE DEBATE
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes big family feasts, mall traffic and, for many of you, a rude reminder of your singlehood. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Be one of 200 eligible Jewish singles — 100 men, 100 women — to help try to answer what many are thinking this time of year: “Why is everyone still single?” Hosted and moderated by bestselling author Lori Gottlieb and featuring a panel of top dating experts, this town hall-style discussion will get all those questions — and answers — out in the open as we try to navigate the labyrinth of the human heart. Stick around for a fun post-show mixer. $40. Mon. 7:30 p.m. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (949) 689-1555. WED | OCT 29
Start talking as smartly as you think. If you’re the kind of person who has tons of thoughts, ideas and know-how, and you want to figure out the best way to apply these to your actual life, this discussion is for you. Featuring four very successful thinkers and doers — Jewish Journal President David Suissa, screenwriter David Weiss, activist Julie Bram and marketing man Sasha Strauss — this event will not let you down. Especially because it is followed by a dinner. Students are encouraged to attend. The event is funded in part by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Wed. 6:30 p.m. Free. Must RSVP. Downtown, address provided upon RSVP. (310) 556-3344. FRI | OCT 31
Director Jan Komasa presents a documentary experience the likes of which you have never seen. Refurbishing primary source film footage, “Warsaw Uprising” brings us face to face with the 1944 fighting as if we were actually there. Shown through the eyes of two young soldiers from the Bureau of Information and Propaganda of the Polish underground army and an American air gunner, the documentary is composed entirely of real-time recordings. With the help of modern technology and expert lip readers, we’re left with an emotional and authentic account of the Warsaw Uprising. Fri. Various times. $11 (general), $8 (seniors, children under 12). Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino. (818) 981-9811. laemmle. com.