Calendar: January 1-7, 2016
SAT | JAN 2
This modern-day twist on the Greek tragedy “Antigone” tells the story of a gifted Jewish college senior who submits a play to the professor of her Greek Theater course in lieu of a formal paper. He refuses to accept it and threatens to fail her, which would prevent her from graduating. This rendition by A.R. Gurney, like the original by Sophocles, shows how unbending pride destroys all who fall prey to it. 2 p.m. $17-$20. The Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 763-5990. SUN | JAN 3
A CANTORS TRIBUTE TO THEODORE BIKEL
Presented by the Cantors Assembly in connection with Temple Aliyah and Temple Judea, this gala concert honoring the actor famous for starring in “Fiddler on the Roof” features world-class cantors from around the country. After an opening performance by the Shabbatones, an a cappella group from the University of Pennsylvania, listen to the voices of a host of cantors, including Mike Stein and Mimi Haselkorn of Temple Aliyah; Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot and Yonah Kliger of Temple Judea; Alberto Mizrahi of Anshe Emet in Chicago; and David Lipp of Adath Jeshurun of Louisville, Ky. In addition, Bikel’s widow, Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, will address the audience. Proceeds from this concert benefit continuing education opportunities for cantors. 7 p.m. $36 general admission; $18 for students. Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-3545. ” target=”_blank”>jgscv.org.
OPEN ART STUDIO
Come for an open-ended creative experience at the art studio of the Zimmer Children’s Museum. Materials will be provided — just bring your creativity to this fun activity for all. 2 p.m. Free with $7 museum admission. Also taking place at 11 a.m. Jan. 4 and 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Zimmer Children’s Museum, lobby level of Goldsmith Jewish Federation, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8984. TUES | JAN 5
DAVID N. WEISS: “THE WILD SPIRITUAL RIDE OF A HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER”
Emmy-nominated writer David N. Weiss will share personal and professional stories during this comedic evening. His presentation stems from his unlikely adventures as a nice Jewish boy who spent years as a church youth worker before returning to his Jewish roots. Weiss has written such movies as “Shrek 2” and “The Smurfs.” He also is an award-winning short-film director, has written several children’s books and is the former vice president of the Writers Guild of America. 7 p.m. $18 prepaid; $25 at the door. Chabad of Cheviot Hills, 3185 Motor Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 220-0514. THUR | JAN 7
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Young Adults of Los Angeles yoga cluster to see some beautiful photography by Michael O’Neill titled “On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace.” After the viewing, there will be a vinyasa yoga class led by Donovan McGrath. Bring a mat and any other necessary class accouterments. The class is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration requested. 6 p.m. gallery tour; 7:15 yoga class. Free. Taschen Gallery, 8070 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.