Calendar: August 21-27


FRI | AUG 21

“ISAAC BABEL AND THE BLACK SEA”

Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company’s workshop production of Tim McNeil’s new play “Isaac Babel and the Black Sea” opens tonight, a fictionalized look at the contradictions, mysteries and beauty of the life of Babel, the famous Soviet journalist and playwright who struggled to find his way in the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Produced by Rochelle Rossman and directed by McNeil, who is best known for his 2014 Los Angeles Times critics’ pick of “The Twilight of Schlomo” and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Best Play of 2008, “Anything.” 8 p.m. $15 general; $5 students and seniors. Studio B Stage @ Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., second floor, Hollywood. (323) 455-3111. “>frontdesk@tasnorthridge.org.

SAT | AUG 22

JOYS FROM THE GARDEN

Hosted by Friends of Greystone, culinary star Judy Zeidler will share recipes she has collected over many years. Best known for her Jewish cookbooks “The Gourmet Jewish Cook,” “International Deli Cookbook” and “Master Chefs Cook Kosher” — the latter based on her syndicated television show, “Judy’s Kitchen” — Zeidler is a frequent contributor to the Jewish Journal and Tribe magazine. She is also much more — she and her husband, Marvin, spend several months each year in Italy and France to get new recipe ideas, many of them collected in her latest book, “Italy Cooks.” She’s a firm believer that food and wine should be a shared experience, and that cooking and entertaining should be fun. 12:30 p.m. Light buffet lunch will be served. $55 members; $65 nonmembers. Complimentary parking. Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 286-0119. SUN | AUG 23

SINGLES SOIREE

Take a risk — venture out and meet hundreds of like-minded individuals. Last month, 150 friendly, foxy folks attended, and even more are expected this month. DJ James Woo will be spinning hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s so you can let loose and dance the night away. Special guest Wiley Simpson will be showcasing and teaching the Hustle. Don’t be shy! 7 p.m. $20 cash; $5 discount if you mention “The Patch.” Come with five people and you will receive one complimentary admittance. There will be light bites and soft drinks. 50+ event. Recommended dress code is cool, classy chic. minglewithsinglesdances@meetup.com. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. 

“THE SINGING POSTERS: POETRY SOUND COLLAGE SCULPTURE BOOK”

It is the last day to see Allen Ruppersberg’s installation of Allen Ginsberg’s iconic poem “Howl.” Ruppersberg has transcribed the poem into phonetic spelling and printed it on approximately 200 vibrant commercial advertising posters, installed floor to ceiling. By examining the work of Ginsberg, a prominent American Jewish poet, free-thinker and voice of the Beat movement, Ruppersberg revives the spirit of the Beat Generation, sharing it with a new audience and generation. 2:30 p.m. 30-minute tour. Included with museum admission. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>zachorfoundation.org.

MON | AUG 24

SHOULD CONGRESS APPROVE OR REJECT THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL?

Join American Jewish Committee, ACCESS Los Angeles, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and 30 Years After for a moderated discussion and Q-and-A on the Iran deal. Speaking in support of the deal is Josh Lockman, lecturer in international law and U.S. foreign policy at USC as well as a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Sam Yebri, president and co-founder of 30 Years After, opposes the deal. Yebri is an attorney, former Los Angeles City Commissioner and active in Democratic politics. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP by Aug. 23 to losangeles@ajc.org. Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 282-8080. 

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