Calendar November 1-7
SAT | NOV 1/SUN | NOV 2
“DAY OF THE DEAD”
Oh, how quickly love becomes — something else. Years ago, in the cornfields of Mexico, a young man and woman fell into a passionate romance. Now old and living in Los Angeles on Olvera Street, the man is tricked into temptation for eternal life for himself but not his wife. How can he right this ultimate betrayal? Playwright Dyanne Asimow and director Corky Dominquez present this inaugural Day of the Dead theatrical event that hopes to become an annual affair. Get your magical and mystical fix locally sourced with this unique production. Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $10 suggested donation. The Breed Street Shul, 247 N. Breed St., Los Angeles. (323) 342-2276. ” target=”_blank”>cap.ucla.edu.
SUN | NOV 2
“WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW”
Because you’re a reader of the Jewish Journal, you know what good writing is and you probably have some potential yourself. Join in this one-stop workshop where you can hone your author’s craft, especially in the memoir genre. Paul Zakrzewski will lead the class in exercises and feedback, and you’ll walk away with the beginnings of a rough draft. Zakrzewski is a professional writer and teacher with a master’s in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Sun. 10 a.m-4 p.m. $50 (general), $40 (members). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. TUE | NOV 4
“THE SEVENTH CROSS”
It’s the year 1936 and seven political prisoners escape from a Nazi camp in Germany. As the Gestapo pursues them, the camp guard erects seven crosses on the grounds so that when the prisoners are captured, they will be killed for everyone to see. Starring Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn, Ray Collins and Jessica Tandy, this is Viennese émigré Fred Zinnemann’s debut film in America. With footage taken in Germany and an Academy Award nomination for Cronyn, the film offers viewers a suspenseful and authentic experience. Tue. 1:30 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. WED | NOV 5
If you’ve been eying the lead guitarist from the band Fun, known for the catchy anthem “We Are Young,” you’re in for a treat. Jack Antonoff, also of the band Steel Train, debuted Bleachers earlier this year with the poplar single “I Wanna Get Better.” Having performed at the VMA Artist to Watch concert in 2014, Bleachers isn’t going anywhere; and with an indie-pop sound that leaves you fulfilled musically and feeling like a cool kid, Antonoff has us feeling better already. Wed. 7 p.m. $27-$34. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-1400. ” target=”_blank”>sinaitemple.org.
THU | NOV 6
We always like an artist who has some history in Israel. Michele Asselin, recognized for her editorial photography, began her career working with the Associated Press, based in Jerusalem. It was there that she covered current events, primarily in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. She is known for her portraits of famous people, some of which have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time and more. The lecture will cover her time with the AP in Israel, and her current life as an artist in L.A. Thu. 6:30 p.m. Free. RSVP required. The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. (213) 403-3000.