Calendar January 8-14
FRI | JAN 8
Pianist Emanuel Ax marks his 40th anniversary performing with the L.A. Philharmonic with this return for the introspective and compelling concerto-in-one-movement by Franck, “Symphonic Variations.” French works by Berlioz (“Le corsair”) and Boulez (“Memoriale”) are complemented by the surging Romantic passion of Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61. 8 p.m. Through Jan. 10. $26.50 and up. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>aju.edu.
Congregation Beth Ohr invites you to a reading and conversation with author Elyce Wakerman, whose books include “Father Loss: Daughters Discuss the Man That Got Away” and “Air Powered: The Art of the Airbrush.” Her debut novel, “A Tale of Two Citizens,” published last February, centers on a Polish immigrant starting a new life in New York City during the 1920s and 1930s. It brings to life the escalation of anti-Semitism during this era and provides perspective to such issues that continue to impact our lives today. A brief service and light supper will precede the presentation. 6:30 p.m. Free. RSVP. Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St., Studio City. (818) 773-3663.
SAT | JAN 9
“COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: AN EVENING OF DISCUSSION & DIALOGUE”
What unites us? What divides us? Delve into these questions and other issues that face the Jewish community with a host of special guests: Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR, Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky of B’nai David-Judea Congregation, Rabbi Adam Kligfeld of Temple Beth Am and Rabbi Pini Dunner of Beverly Hills Synagogue. 7:30 p.m. $18 suggested donation. RSVP requested. Shalhevet High School, 910 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 930-9333. SUN | JAN 10
SIXTH FLOOR TRIO
This eclectic, young trio is blazing a musical trail. Playing anything from bluegrass to Latin to klezmer rock, Sixth Floor Trio is dedicated to the creation and performance of music that connects different styles, communities and artistic disciplines. Members include Teddy Abrams on piano and clarinet, Harrison Hollingsworth on bassoon and violin, and Johnny Teyssier on clarinet. Get ready for a genre-blending great time with a bassoonist who plays violin, a pianist who plays clarinet and a clarinetist who plays klezmer. Reception with the band will follow. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $65-$85. Doheny Mansion, 8 Chester Place, Los Angeles. (213) 477-2929. ” target=”_blank”>bethjacob.org.
TUE | JAN 12
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER WORKSHOP SERIES: “FINANCIAL TOOLS FOR YOUR FUTURE”
Join the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC) for “Financial Tools for Your Future,” an opportunity to learn about ABLE accounts and the Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Pooled Trust — new tools to help adults with special needs to work and acquire savings without losing disability benefits. Presenters include attorney Annabel Blanchard; Janet Morris, directing attorney at Bet Tzedek’s Family Caregiver Project; and Michelle K. Wolf, executive director of the Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Pooled Trust. This is the first of a six-part workshop series to learn about the latest financial and legal tools, entitlements, benefits and regulations to help plan for the future. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP required. The Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8000.