October 20, 2018

Calendar: May 9-15, 2015



A hilarious coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it, “13” — Panic! Productions’ hit production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical — follows Evan Goldman as he moves from New York City to a small Indiana town. While grappling with his parents’ divorce and preparing for his bar mitzvah, Evan navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. Directed by Barry Pearl. 8 p.m. $36-$46. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 508-4200. SUN | MAY 10


Presented by Young Adults of Beth Am, this one is for those in their 20s or 30s who’ve been craving a rooftop beer-tastic extravaganza. There will be a wide selection of Israeli beers as well as three musical performances that, like a drink, are simply better on a roof. Performers include Temple Beth Am artist-in-residence Josh Warshawsky, internationally acclaimed Israeli-American rock group Moshav and headliner Distant Cousins — whose song is featured in the Jewish comedy drama “This Is Where I Leave You.” 5 p.m. $10 (advance); $15 (at door). Temple Beth Am Pilch Rooftop, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7353. We’re all pretty familiar with what makes a Jewish mother — but what about a Jewish dad? Celebrate Father’s Day early with this funny and poignant show that shines a light on the real Jewish father. The Jewish Women’s Theatre presents the world premiere of its newest salon show — an evening of stories, short plays and music that explores the times in our lives when we must choose how to relate to this particular relative. Peace? War? A little of both? The first few shows are sold out, so don’t wait any longer! Various times. $40. Through May 20. Various locations. (310) 315-1400. MON | MAY 11


American Jewish University Platt/Borstein Galleries presents the opening of a unique, artistic exhibit that looks into the lives of the Jewish women and men who serve in the military. The exhibit features the stories of four artists, Jim Cohen, Thomas Dang, Joan Pahoyo, Ehren Tool — and a fifth in memory of Dave Fox — who either have served or currently serve. They’ll share the invaluable role their individual crafts played in helping them heal from the devastation of war along with demonstrations of their work. Check out the special opening reception May 31. Various times. Free. Through July 19. AJU, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 476-9777. THU | MAY 14


Everybody loves Brad! With a rich comedy career, including the role of everyone’s favorite brother on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Brad Garrett’s comic sensibilities stand as tall as he does. His new book, “When the Balls Drop,” is a candid and refreshing look at living the second half of life. By discussing personal challenges, public gaffes and many joys, Garrett offers an honest conversation on the age-old midlife crisis. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. FRI | MAY 15


Spice up your Shabbat with Sinai Temple and this Los Angeles master choir. It performs contemporary, classical and traditional pieces written by Jewish composers and others. With a repertoire that includes composers Kurt Weill, George Gershwin, Arnold Schoenberg, Aminadav Aloni and more, the group is well versed in its verses. The concert and service are open to the public, so shake it up and sing it out! 8 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. Amy Berg (“Deliver Us From Evil”) directs this gripping psychological thriller. Based on Laura Lippman’s novel of the same title, the movie follows detective Nancy Porter, who failed to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls. Eight years later, with those girls out of juvenile detention and another missing child in the same town, Nancy unearths a web of secrets and deception that calls everything into question. Starring Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning and Diane Lane. Various times. $8-$12. Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino.