Calendar: September 4-10, 2015


SAT | SEPT 5

“WHEN STARS ALIGN”

The Civil War forever changed American society; this play explores the pivotal events of our nation’s history while also introducing a love story. Told through the eyes of Thaddeus, born from the rape of a young slave girl, the show mixes narrative, music and choreography to tell the story of how a Black man and a white girl are determined to be more than just friends in a time when interracial relationships were not allowed. This world premiere is based on the book by Los Angeles author Carole Eglash-Kosoff, and is written and directed by John Henry Davis. 8 p.m. $30 (general); $25 (students and seniors). Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 960-7738. SUN | SEPT 6

DAVE AARONOFF AND THE PROTAGONISTS

Come enjoy the closing act of this season’s Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball. Former member of the Shods, the Pills and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dave Aaronoff now leads the spontaneous and comical Boston-based rock/country/folk group, Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists. The group has released two albums — its latest, “Unsinkable,” recorded live in a home studio in just two days — is a characteristic mix of wild drinking songs and bittersweet ballads. Noon and 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>tolife.com

WED | SEPT 9

“A TASTE OF THE EAST”

Welcome in the New Year with a delicious Mediterranean meal prepared by three guest chefs from Tunisia, Iran and Greece. Hear about the lives and family histories of each chef as they demonstrate the preparation of an authentic meal from their country of origin. Presented by 30 Years After, Reboot’s Beyond Bubbie Project, Jimena and Young Adults of Los Angeles. 7 p.m. $18. Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>wisela.org.

THUR | SEPT 10

BINA’S THIRD ANNUAL ROSH HASHANAH PARTY

Celebrate the end of summer and the start of the New Year at the beautiful Tiato Garden. There will be live music, dancing, specialty drinks, delicious treats and some festive surprises to top off the fun night. Hosted by Israeli-American Council’s BINA LA, an active community of young Israelis and Jewish Americans ages 25-40. 7 p.m. $25 (advance), $30 (at door). Tiato Garden, 2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. ” target=”_blank”>booksoup.com.

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