Calendar: May 13-19, 2016
FRI | MAY 13
This documentary film by Marcie Begleiter shares the story of one of the few women recognized as a vital part of the New York art scene in the late 1960s, Eva Hesse, who died from a brain tumor at 34. Her sculptures used latex, fiberglass and plastics to help establish the post-minimalist movement. With dozens of new interviews, high-quality footage of Hesse’s artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary also investigates the creative community of ’60s New York and Germany. All of the narration is taken from writings and interviews of Eva Hesse, her father, Wilhelm Hesse, and her mentor, Sol LeWitt. 1:30, 4:20, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. $12 for adults, $9 for kids, seniors and at matinees. Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 Second St., Santa Monica. (310) 478-3836. ” target=”_blank”>wbtla.org.
SADIE TURNER AND COLETTE FREEDMAN
Come meet the authors of “Anomalies,” Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman. This young adult novel explores a future where there is no disease, no war and no discontent, as all citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. This all changes one summer when the main character, Keeva Tee, is about to make the trip to Monarch Camp, where she will be imprinted with her life partner, and she begins to hear about anomalies — citizens who can’t be imprinted. When Keeva learns she is an anomaly, she starts to doubt everything she has ever believed. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. ” target=”_blank”>templeetzchaim.org.
SAT | MAY 14
LECTURE ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF RAID ON ENTEBBE
Celebrate Israel’s independence and remember the men and women who jeopardized their lives to save Israelis and other Jews by attending this lecture by Israeli paratrooper Sassy Reuven. He was one of the rescuers in 1976 when Israel freed hostages from Entebbe, Uganda, and he will share his account of this historic military operation, from preparing the rescue mission to the safe landing of the hostages. 1 p.m. Free; donations welcomed. Ahavat Torah, 343 S. Church Lane, Los Angeles. (310) 362-1111. SUN | MAY 15
CELEBRATE ISRAEL FESTIVAL
Come enjoy a cultural day in the park in honor of Israel’s Independence Day. There will be activities galore — arts and crafts to make, food to eat, carnival rides to enjoy and information booths to learn from. Various DJs will keep the party going, and there will be a special Yom Ha’Atzmaut ceremony hosted by Mike Burstyn at 3:15 p.m. Community nonprofits and businesses will have booths, too, including the Jewish Journal. 11 a.m. $10 online; $15 at the door (no cash). Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Rancho Park), 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>museumoftolerance.com.
SUNDAY MORNINGS LIVE!
Kehillat Ma’arav has paired up with the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem to bring you this three-part, interactive lecture series streaming live from Israel. This is the second class of the series and the topic is “Lag b’Omer — The Loss of Center, from Jerusalem to Bethar: Rabbinic Tales of Destruction and Renewal” by Paul Mandel. The last session of this series will take place on June 5. 9 a.m. $36 for members; $50 for non-members. Kehillat Ma’arav, 1715 21st St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-0566. ” target=”_blank”>aosocal.org.
SWEAT. SMILE. SUPPORT.
Come sweat it out with Lev Chayal and SoulCycle Beverly Hills to benefit Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers. All funds raised will support an upcoming “Trip of a Lifetime” for wounded IDF soldiers. Each ticket includes shoe rental, water, raffle ticket and Pressed Juicery drinks. 2 p.m. check-in; 2:30 p.m. class. $50. SoulCycle Beverly Hills, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. ” target=”_blank”>wbtla.org.
THURS | MAY 19
SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
Come learn about the most innovative new ideas in urban sustainability. Experts from the United States and Israel will present the latest in urban design, technology and public policy. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver the keynote address. Panel sessions include energy, water, transportation and more. 8:30 a.m. $35; $25 for nonprofit/university faculty and staff; $5 for students. Pre-registration required. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. DeNeve Commons, UCLA, 351 Charles E. Young Drive West, Los Angeles. (310) 825-9646.