‘Summer Sneaks’ calendar


SAT | JUNE 4

“THE ART OF FORGIVENESS”

“The Art of Forgiveness” is a heartfelt presentation of stories, plays and poems about what it means to forgive. Performance by the Jewish Women’s Theatre; presented by Beit T’Shuvah’s Creative Arts Department. 7 p.m. $15; $20 at the door. Beit T’Shuvah, 8847 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 204-5200, ext. 263. SUN | JUNE 12

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT YIDDISH BUT FORGOT TO ASK YOUR BUBBIE: A FRIENDLY GENTILE’S GUIDE

This lively program will showcase what Yiddish culture is all about. While enjoying Yiddish music and comedy, you’ll learn about the rich history of the language. Starring Yiddish translator and stage performer Shane Baker and Yiddish singer, songwriter and actor Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel. 2 p.m. Free. Come early; unclaimed reservations will be released 15 minutes before the program. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. (213) 228-7388. ” target=”_blank”>thewallis.org.

SAT | JUNE 18

“SHERMAN BROTHERS’ DISNEY MUSIC, BERNSTEIN, COPLAND & MORE”

Come enjoy the L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices perform music by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Ferde Grofe and the Sherman Brothers, the American songwriting duo who wrote more motion-picture musical scores than any other songwriting team in film history. The Shermans wrote the film scores for “Mary Poppins,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Jungle Book” and “Charlotte’s Web.” Richard Sherman will conduct an arrangement of one of their best-known songs, “It’s a Small World.” 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. TUES | JUNE 21

WALTER SHAPIRO: “HUSTLING HITLER: THE JEWISH VAUDEVILLIAN WHO FOOLED THE FUHRER”

Acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro assumed that the outlandish stories about his great-uncle Freeman Bernstein were exaggerated, but in recent years, he decided to search for the truth. In “Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer,” Shapiro investigates Bernstein’s life — and the possibility that a New York Jew committed fraud against the German government and may have been responsible for a critical shortage of Nazi resources during World War II. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. WED | JUNE 22 

“BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL”

This Tony Award-winning musical depicts the early life and career of the legendary singer-songwriter Carole King. “Beautiful” tells the inspiring true story of King’s rise to stardom. Born Carol Klein in Brooklyn, King worked her way up to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music. However, it wasn’t until her personal life began to fall apart that she found her true voice. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Performances through July 17. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 468-1770. SAT | JUNE 25

“MESHUGENEH”

The musical “Meshugeneh,” an original production by Avi Gross,  tells the story of Frankie Leftov, a musician in his mid-30s who smokes a lot of weed and has disappointed everyone in his life. But when he is called upon to help prove that his late father’s business partner is guilty of fraud, he uncovers a startling truth that drives him into manhood and “menschhood.” An original production by Avi Gross. 8 p.m. Free. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 990-2324. THUR | JULY 14

“WEST SIDE STORY”

The emotional and powerful music of this time-honored story comes to the Hollywood Bowl. Taking us back to 1950s New York on the Upper West Side, “West Side Story” reminds us of a time when racial and social tensions were at a high. Los Angeles Master Chorale will perform many of the classic songs: “Maria,” “America,” “Somewhere” and “Tonight.” Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 8 p.m. Tickets starting at $8. Additional performance on July 19 at 8 p.m. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. TUES | JULY 19 

“HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN”

Hershey Felder brings to life the story of “America’s Composer,” the great Irving Berlin. From his struggles with anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side, Berlin rises to achieve the American Dream. You will hear some of Berlin’s most popular songs, such as “God Bless America,” “Always” and “White Christmas.” Directed by Trevor Hay; featuring lyrics and music by Irving Berlin; book by Hershey Felder. 7:30 p.m. Performances through Aug. 17. $25-$125. The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena.  (626) 356-7529. FRI | JULY 22 & SAT | JULY 23

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC

Singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music-video director, film producer and author, “Weird Al” does it all! Winner of four Grammy Awards for his hilarious creations, Yankovic will take the stage with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for his “Mandatory World Tour,” skewering popular culture through song parodies and original satire. He also uses his music videos to further satirize popular culture, the original artists and the original music videos themselves. 8 p.m. $14 and up. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. TUE | JULY 26

LONDON CALLING: BACON, FREUD, KOSSOFF, ANDREWS, AUERBACH AND KITAJ

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SUN | AUG 28

DODGERS JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY

Join the 17th annual Jewish Community Day as the hometown Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs. There will be kosher food options, and the ticket packages include an exclusive Dodgers’ Jewish Community Day T-shirt! 1:10 p.m. Tickets starts at $34. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 224-1507.

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