Calendar: July 4 – 10
FRI | JULY 3
“ALL AMERICAN GIRL”
Award-winning playwright Wendy Graf tells the story of a young girl who transforms from an innocent youth to a radicalized extremist in her new play, directed by Anita Khanzadian. In this one-woman show, set in an era when extremism is a hot topic, actresses Annika Marks (“The Sessions”) and Jeanne Syquia (“The Opening”) alternate in the challenging role of Katie Mason. Can a suburban American child really become radicalized? InterACT Theatre Company presents this world premiere. 8 p.m. Through July 26. $10. The Lounge Theatre 2, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 469-9988. SUN | JULY 5
“EARLY AND LATE MEMORIES: THE ART OF MARIA FRANK ABRAMS”
Artist and Holocaust survivor Maria Frank Abrams lost 33 of her family members before immigrating to the United States in 1948. The exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust includes 16 paintings, drawings, prints and photo-collages from private collections representing the artist’s earliest and latest expressions. Torn between depicting the Holocaust and celebrating the beauty of her postwar home in Seattle, Abrams alternately embraced and denied the impact of her World War II experiences on her art. Her impressive eye and remarkable survival experience combined to produce striking pieces of art, which are currently in several museums including the Seattle Art Museum and Yad Vashem. Free. Exhibition on display through Aug. 31. LAMOTH, S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. MON | JULY 6
MONDAYS WITH MENDEL
Connect. Learn. Uplift. Young Jewish Professionals of Los Angeles welcomes everyone for an evening of beer, wine, munchies and discussion. No topic is off limits, from career and money to dating, politics, identity and purpose. It’s a great way to engage with friends and colleagues and to meet new people. 7:30 p.m. $10 (free for first-timers). Private West Hollywood rooftop, address given upon registration. TUES | JULY 7
THE POWER OF IDEAS
Come have a drink and enjoy a thought-provoking evening. Daniel Housman will be hosting this Israeli-American Council BINA Salon. Housman, who wrote the screenplay for the indie feature “In Treatment” and who has worked as an arts and culture journalist, a teacher of undergraduate film and writing, and as a radio DJ, will have lots to talk about. Appetizers and valet parking will be provided. First drink is on the house. 6:30 p.m. $18 (advance), $25 (at door). Bugatta, 7174 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>sabantheatre.org.
WED | JULY 8
LEGENDARY DRAG QUEEN BINGO
If you haven’t done this yet, drag queen bingo is a must! The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles’ Young Professionals Leadership Circle hosts this fun evening to support the Back 2 School Store and the Trafficking Outreach Project. There will be plenty of opportunities to win amazing prizes, including a $300 membership to Cinefamily, gift certificates to the farmers market, Cafe Marmalade, LAshX eyelash products and much more. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP requested. Hamburger Mary’s, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 852-8536. THUR | JULY 9
NETWORKING FOR JEWISH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Shmooze and nosh while you make new connections and get pointers from professionals on how to improve your business. The featured speakers for this month’s JNET Santa Monica chapter meeting include Lois Rawitt, owner of a women’s clothing boutique who will speak about dressing for success, and Irene S. Perer, a certified public accountant who will speak about health insurance, Medicare premiums and other tax topics. All attendees will have the opportunity to speak and introduce their business. Bring lots of business cards and get ready to mingle! Light refreshments will be served. 6:30 p.m. Free (first-time guests), $85 (annual membership). RSVP requested. Kehillat Ma’arav, 1715 21st St., Santa Monica. (310) 871-6440.