Calendar January 3-9
SAT | JAN 3
Attention, people who enjoy the warm, strong vocals of female artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell: Nina Shallman is here to carry on the tradition of lady crooners. A singer-songwriter and poet, Shallman started playing piano at the age of 6 and began writing poetry soon after. Selected to represent Amherst at the 2015 College PoetryFest, Shallman is a rising and promising artist who is already working with the award-winning producer Andrew Williams. Sat. 7:30 p.m. $8 (advance), $12 (at door). The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 954-9400. SUN | JAN 4
MAXIM ESHKENAZY AT LACMA
Conducting the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy brings Mozart and Schoenberg to our favorite county museum. Recently promoted to associate conductor of the Pacific Symphony, Eshkenazy also regularly lends his conducting talent to Bulgaria’s major orchestras. The Colburn orchestra, featuring young people ages 13 and up, is known for its professional-level repertoire and for premiering works by internationally known composers. It’s a collaboration that will leave the air and your ears buzzing with melody. Sun. 6 p.m. Free. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. MON | JAN 5
SCOTT ALEXANDER AND LARRY KARASZEWSKI IN DISCUSSION
These eyes are bigger than everyone’s stomach! “Big Eyes,” written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, tells the story of Margaret Keane, an artist who lived and worked as a sort of domestic slave to her husband, Walter, who earned credit and wealth by passing himself off as the creator of his wife’s popular paintings. The feature film stars Amy Adams and Chistoph Waltz, and is directed by Tim Burton. These writers have the innermost scoop on a true story you have to see to believe. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110.” target=”_blank”>hammer.ucla.edu.
TUE | JAN 6
“SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT”
It’s a psychological thriller from the 1940s brought to us by director Joseph Mankiewicz (“A Letter to Three Wives,” “All About Eve”). Starring John Hodiak as an amnesic soldier who returns to L.A. to piece together his past, the film takes a turn when Hodiak finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder case, a hunt for a missing fortune and the search for a mysterious man. The film also stars Nancy Guild and Lloyd Nolan. Tue. 1:30 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>vromansbookstore.com.
WED | JAN 7
“JACK LEMMON RETURNS”
Chris Lemmon, son of Hollywood legend Jack Lemmon (“Some Like It Hot,” “The Odd Couple”), participates in an extremely intimate evening that doesn’t celebrate Jack Lemmon the actor, but Jack Lemmon the father, the man. Written and directed by Hershey Felder and performed by Chris, who plays his own father, this one-man show celebrates the magic of a childhood home that hosted the likes of Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe and more. With music and a heart-warming narrative, audiences get special entrance into the very personal relationships of a pretty public guy. Wed. 8 p.m. Through Feb. 1. $45. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3200.
Remembering Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman (1921-2014)