Calendar: September 18-24
FRI | SEPT 18
“PEACE ON YOUR WINGS”
The new musical “Peace on Your Wings” has an all-youth cast sharing the message “Ichigo ichie,” meaning “Today is the first and last day of your life.” Set in post-World War II Hiroshima, it is inspired by the real-life story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl diagnosed with leukemia after an atomic bomb was dropped near her home. She makes 1,000 paper cranes with her friends after hearing the legend that doing so would bring her one wish. The story was made famous by the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.” The musical score combines modern pop with Japanese influences to create complex harmonies with a 20-instrument orchestra, and ranges from humor to sadness. 8 p.m. Orchestra seating $35 ($28 for Japanese American Cultural & Community Center [JACCC] members); reserved balcony seating $25 ($20 for JACCC members); $15 for students younger than 17. JACCC and Ohana Arts, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles. Also playing at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Aratani Theatre, 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles. (213) 680-3700. SAT | SEPT 19
RebbeSoul is coming from Israel to perform in the intimate setting of Marc Bachrach’s House. RebbeSoul (Bruce Burger by birth) is a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and soulful vocalist who blends rock, electric and acoustic guitar, hip-hop rhythms and Middle Eastern percussion with traditional Hebrew melodies — a sort of “world-fusion” musical tone. His groundbreaking album “Fringe of Blue” has become one of the biggest-selling Jewish music albums of all time. Doors open at 7 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. Havdalah ceremony in the backyard; 8 p.m. concert. Coffee and potluck desert table. $25, includes a download card (worth $10) for the RebbeSoul recording of your choice. Tickets available at “>picounionproject.org.
SUN | SEPT 20
KOREH L.A. VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION
The Jewish Federation’s literacy program, KOREH L.A., helps address the high illiteracy rate impacting so many Los Angeles school-age kids. Volunteers in the program help struggling children in Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools between ages 5 and 10 by reading with them for one hour each week. By attending this session, you will be eligible to volunteer and help change the life of a student. 9 a.m. Free. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (323) 761-8153. ” target=”_blank”>walk4friendshipla.com.
KRAV MAGA DEFENSE SEMINAR WITH ROY ELGHANAYAN
Learn from the best! Roy Elghanayan, an official Krav Maga instructor of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), will lead a seminar sponsored by Friends of the IDF and Roy Elghanayan’s Krav Maga Los Angeles (REKM), the only official national training center of Israeli self-defense and Israeli tactical shooting in the United States. REKM is directly associated with the Israeli Special Forces and provides defensive tactics to law enforcement and military personnel worldwide. Noon. $50; $40 for 2015 FIDF YL members. 13347 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 843-2690. ” target=”_blank”>cerritoscenter.com.
TUES | SEPT 22
THE EXECUTIVES NETWORKING LUNCH
If you are looking to grow your business and mingle with like-minded professionals, this is the event for you. Bring your business cards and meet some new people before sitting down to hear the featured speaker, Adam K. Treiger of Stowell, Zeilenga, Ruth, Vaughn & Treiger LLP. Treiger’s talk is titled “How to have a successful troika and make a powerful testimonial.” 11:45 a.m. Members $30 preregistered, $35 at the door; nonmembers $35 preregistered, $40 at the door. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 774-3331. Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana.