Calendar: October 9-15
FRI | OCT 9
“JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL”
Celebrated mezzo-soprano Julia Migenes is going to pare things down to the bare essentials of voice and piano as she takes the audience on a journey through the music of Kurt Weill, the German composer who was active in the 1920s, collaborated with Bertolt Brecht and famously composed “Mack the Knife.” Accompanied by Mitsuko Morikawa on piano and directed by Peter Medak, Migenes performs in the language of each “stopover” — German, French and English — exploring the sound of Weill and the powerful lyrics that accompany it. Reception to follow performance. 8 p.m. Through Dec. 5. $45 (opening night), $35 (general). Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 477-2055. SAT | OCT 10
Can two people find love in a chat room while lying to each other? Can a person get away with pretending to be someone else? See what happens when two elderly people look for love on the Internet, only to deceive each other about their ages and send their younger compatriots on a blind date with each other. West Coast Jewish Theatre brings the internationally acclaimed comedy written by Hindi Brooks and directed by Howard Teichman back to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade in this production, opening this weekend. 8 p.m. Through Nov. 15. $35 (general), $25 (students). Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 821-2449. ” target=”_blank”>jewishsgpv.org.
SUN | OCT 11
LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS MACCABI HAIFA
The premiere Israeli basketball team is visiting Los Angeles to play the Lakers during their preseason. With Kobe Bryant back in the lineup and a slew of new players on the roster, local fans should be interested to see how the Lakers stack up. 6:30 p.m. Prices vary. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. (213) 742-7100. TUES | OCT 13
WOMEN’S HEALTH SUMMIT
Cancer Schmancer presents the first Women’s Health Summit, hosted by Fran Drescher. The proceedings will honor Rosie O’Donnell and Sen. Barbara Boxer. This full-day event is to empower women to take charge of their health, their bodies, their environment — and, ultimately, their lives. There will be a variety of panels with experts in the fields of integrative medicine, home and body detox, pursuing a healthy lifestyle and much more. Among those in attendance will be movie director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”); Tamar Peretz, director of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology; and Olessa Pindak, executive editor of Prevention magazine. 9 a.m. $150. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.WED | OCT 14
“THE PRIME MINISTERS: SOLDIERS AND PEACEMAKERS”
In the United States theatrical release, the two-time Academy Award-winning studio Moriah Films, a division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, presents an epic documentary that follows the late Ambassador Yehuda Avner during the years he worked for Israeli prime ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin. With Michael Douglas as the voice of Rabin, Christoph Waltz as the voice of Begin and Sandra Bullock as the voice of Golda Meir, the film examines Rabin’s election as the country’s first native-born Israeli leader in 1974 and his negotiating the first bilateral treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1975. Based on Avner’s best-selling book “The Prime Ministers,” it also delves into his career as a diplomat in the United Kingdom and Australia before returning to Israel to work with Rabin not long before his assassination in 1995. “The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers” is directed by Richard Trank and produced by Wiesenthal dean and former Rabbi Marvin Hier. Times vary. Showing at Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, and Laemmle Town Center, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (310) 478-3836.