Calendar December 18-31, 2015
SAT | DEC 19
JEFF GOLDBLUM AND THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA
Jeff Goldblum is known for his accomplished acting career, but this weekend he is bringing his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, to The Wallis. The multi-talented Goldblum, who has been playing piano since childhood, will be joined by John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Tim Emmons on bass and Kenny Elliot on drums. 7 p.m. $50-$75. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 246-3800. ” target=”_blank”>thebroadstage.com.
THUR | DEC 24
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” SING-ALONG
You know the words, so sing along! Spend Christmas Eve crooning “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and other classics. Join Cantors Herschel Fox and Phil Baron of Valley Beth Shalom at one of several screenings of the musical at Laemmle Theatres. (Others will feature the likes of educator Ron Wolfson and musician Craig Taubman.) This event benefits the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California and Breed Street Shul Project. 7:30 p.m. $18, $15 (students and seniors). Laemmle Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (323) 881-4850. ” target=”_blank”>holidaycelebration.org.
This all-female Chasidic Jewish band rocks! Frontwoman Perl Wolfe and her group of bold alternative rockers from the Brooklyn area seek to empower women. Formed in 2011, their unique Jewish music helps spread awareness of kol isha, which is the prohibition of men hearing women sing. Bulletproof Stockings does this by selling out performances for all-female audiences. Their debut album, “Homeland Call Stomp,” comes out this month. 8 p.m. $15. The Mint, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>letmypeoplego.com.
MEN’S CLUB COMEDY NIGHT
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a laugh during this Erev Christmas comedy show featuring Mark Schiff, Geoff Keith and Richy Leis. Schiff just toured Israel with Jerry Seinfeld, Keith has been featured on Comedy Central and “The Late Late Show” and Leis has been on MTV, Lifetime and A&E. There will be complimentary snacks and soft drinks. 8 p.m. $36. 21 and older. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 854-7650. ” target=”_blank”>matzoball.org.
THUR | DEC 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE MUSICAL REVUE
Dinner, champagne, sparkling nonalcoholic cider, tiaras, noisemakers … everything you need to ring in the New Year! Perfect for the whole family, there will be a scrumptious buffet to start off the evening, and then it’s on with the show! The internationally acclaimed Actors’ Repertory Theatre promises to put on an entertaining and family-friendly musical revue, with prizes, sing-along songs, dancing in the aisles, humor and other delights. From ’40s jazz to country and rock, Jewish songs to romantic ballads, this show has it all. Shows at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. First show: $49.50 (general), $29.50 (ages 12 and younger). Second show (includes midnight meet-and-greet with the cast): $59.50 (general), $39.50 (ages 12 and younger). Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779.