Calendar: August 28 – September 3
FRI | AUG 28
Impro Theatre kicks off the season with what Entertainment Today calls “the most uproarious, side-splitting laughter-till-you-drop show.” “Sondheim UnScripted” is a completely improvised musical in the style of Broadway’s acclaimed artist, Stephen Sondheim (“Follies,” “Into the Woods, “A Little Night Music”). Impro Theatre’s cast works with the musicians to create songs riffing on the intricate rhymes, counter melodies and complex themes that are hallmarks of Sondheim’s work. Co-directed by Dan O’Connor and Michele Spears. Through Sept. 27. 8 p.m. $29-$54. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. (818) 955-8101. ” target=”_blank”>jshabbat.com.
SAT | AUG 29
STAND UP FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS
Join guest speaker Rabbi Jonathan Klein, executive director of CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), for a class about uniting religious communities to advance economic justice, starting with a Mussar class, a 1,000-year-old spiritual Jewish system for personal growth and character improvement. This class will have an emphasis on economic justice. The class will be followed by services with kavanah to emphasize parallel prayers, and an educational workshop about activism will end the day. 9 a.m. Free. Ahavat Torah Congregation, 343 S. Church Lane, Los Angeles. (310) 362-1111. ” target=”_blank”>scarletstone.com.
SUN | AUG 30
Julie Lythcott-Haims exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and offers alternative philosophies in her book “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success.” Her research comes from conversations with admissions officers, educators, employers and from her own insight as a mother and student dean. Come for brunch and meet Lythcott-Haims — ask her questions, get your book signed, and hear what else she has to say. 11 a.m. Free. Complimentary valet. Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 204-5200. ” target=”_blank”>barbaramendes.org.
DODGERS JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY
Join the Jewish community at Dodger Stadium for the 16th annual Jewish Community Day! Come watch the Dodgers play the Chicago Cubs and feast on kosher hot dogs from Jeff’s Gourmet, located on the stadium’s reserve level. Special ticket package includes a voucher for a commemorative Dodgers Hebrew shirt, and the first 40,000 in attendance will also receive Dodgers headphones. 5:05 p.m. $30-$45. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 224-1507. MON | AUG 31
DANCE CLUSTER: I LOVE THE ’90S
Join Young Adults of Los Angeles at Groov3’s live-DJ cardio dance class. Come enjoy a high-energy evening of Jock Jams and much more at L.A.’s largest choreographed dance party. It is held on the rooftop and is open to all fitness levels. Dress up in your favorite ’90s gear! 7 p.m. Free. The Montalban, 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles. WED | SEPT 2
MEGA CHALLAH BAKE
In preparation for the Jewish New Year, come learn the art of making a beautiful challah. Join the Chabads of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Ojai for this mother-daughter event. Join together in the spirit of sisterhood regardless of affiliation or background and celebrate the bond of Jewish women. Make one challah for your Rosh Hashanah table and another “loaf of love” to share with a friend or someone in need. Ages 12 and older. 6 p.m. $20 before Sept. 1, $25 after; $36 for mother-daughter package. Pierpont Inn’s Pavilion Room, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. (805) 658-7441.