Calendar: June 17-13, 2016


FRI | JUNE 17

“THIRTEEN’S SPRING”

The Moving Art Collective presents this poetic take on “The Diary of Anne Frank” and the stories of families affected by the Holocaust. Written by Amanda Jane Shank, it was inspired by three weeks in Frank’s life before she and her family went into hiding during World War II. “Thirteen’s Spring” focuses on the sense of interruption felt by so many during that time. 10 p.m. $12. The Actors Company, Let Live Theater, 916 N. Formosa Ave., Los Angeles. SAT | JUNE 18

“GREY GARDENS” DOCUMENTARY

See a special screening of “Grey Gardens,” the 1975 documentary about the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and their journey from glamorous aristocrats in the 1940s to notorious recluses in the ’70s, living in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats. Following the film, there will be a conversation with Michael Wilson, the director of the upcoming Ahmanson Theatre production of “Grey Gardens — The Musical,” and its two stars, Rachel York and Betty Buckley. 3 p.m. $5 service fee to reserve tickets. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772. ” target=”_blank”>lalawyersphil.org.

“EXAGOGE”

Don’t miss the world premiere of “Exagoge,” Aaron Henne’s adaptation built around the first recorded Jewish play, which was written in the style of a Greek tragedy by Ezekiel the Poet in the 2nd century B.C.E. Only 269 lines of the original play exist, but those fragments were used to make this full-length theatrical production. Rich in movement, music and poetry, “Exagoge” incorporates classical masks to share the experiences of refugees, immigrants and the disenfranchised from the 19th century to today. Produced by Theatre Dybbuk. 8 p.m. Free. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 876-8330. SUN | JUNE 19

BITES OF JEWISH JUSTICE

Join in this series of conversations and social justice study with Rabbi Sarah Bassin of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills as she talks about “Like a Finger in the Eye: The Evolution of Jewish Thinking on Child Marriage.” Judaism hasn’t always had a great record on the rights of young girls, and there is an evolving conversation in Judaism about the rights of girls and women. But what does that conversation imply for how we engage other cultures whose practices cause moral outrage? Brunch will be served. 10 a.m. Free. RSVP. The Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 363-7679. MON | JUNE 20

COMICS SUPPORT THEIR OWN

Come laugh and celebrate the life of Teddie Tillett, the wife of comedian Bobby Slayton, who recently died in a car accident. The lineup includes Ray Romano, Brian Regan, Bill Burr, Dana Carvey, Louie Anderson, Bob Saget, Jon Lovitz and host Arsenio Hall. 8 p.m. $50 and up. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 655-0111. TUES | JUNE 21

WALTER SHAPIRO: “HUSTLING HITLER”

Acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro assumed the outlandish stories about his great-uncle, vaudeville manager and con man 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 may have committed fraud against the German government and been responsible for the 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

A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE RAID ON ENTEBBE

In July 1976, Lt. Col. Sassy Reuven served as a paratrooper in the special task force that orchestrated the hostage-rescue mission code named Operation Thunderbolt, which meant flying thousands of miles over enemy territory to rescue Jewish hostages being held by terrorists at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Reuven will talk about his personal experience, from the moment he was called to duty, to preparation for the mission, to landing in Uganda and finally completing the mission. 7 p.m. VIP reception; 7:45 p.m. doors open. $54, $100 per couple for VIP reception with Reuven.  $18 for show; $26 at the door. Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 734-9079. THUR | JUNE 23

“RETHINKING ISRAEL-PALESTINE”

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council presents dinner and a discussion with Yossi Alpher, Israeli security expert and former adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Alpher served in the Israel Defense Forces as an intelligence officer, followed by 12 years of service in Mossad, the Israeli national intelligence agency. In his new book, “No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine,” Alpher argues that a reassessment of the stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian relationship is long overdue. As political positions harden among Israelis and Palestinians, fear that the chances for a two-state solution may be unachievable grows. 7:30 p.m. $85 for members; $95 for guests of members; $110 for nonmembers. InterContinental hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. (424) 258-6160. hurwitzz.fellow@ajc.org; ” target=”_blank”>museumoftolerance.com

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