Calendar: June 24-30, 2016
FRI | JUNE 24
“BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL”
This Tony Award-winning musical shares the early life and career of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King. “Beautiful” tells the inspiring true story of King’s rise to stardom. Originally Carol Klein from Brooklyn, she fought her way to become one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. However, as you will see on this red carpet night, it wasn’t until her personal life began to fall apart that she finally found her true voice. 8 p.m. $29 and up. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 468-1770. SAT | JUNE 25
UNA NOCHE: ARGENTINA TANGO NIGHT
Experience the sights, sounds and steps of Buenos Aires right here in Los Angeles! Join JDC Entwine — the young leadership platform of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee — and Russian-speaking Jewish young professionals as you learn about Argentina’s Jewish community (and a trip for Russian-speaking Jews to South America), sip wine and dance the night away. 5:30 p.m. Free. Register at eventbrite.com. 3rd Street Dance Studio, 8558 W. Third Street, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>whitefiretheatre.com.
SUN | JUNE 26
BOOK AND BAGELS
Join author and Jewish Journal columnist Gina Nahai for a reading, eating and schmoozing event. She will be signing her book “The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.” You can purchase the book at the event or bring your own copy. 10:30 a.m. $15 (includes light brunch). The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., Suite 102, Santa Monica. (310) 315-1400. ” target=”_blank”>yala.org.
MADE IN L.A.: DAVID ULIN AND PAUL KOLSBY
David Ulin and Paul Kolsby, authors of “Ear to the Ground,” will discuss their new book, originally published as a serial in the L.A. Reader. The Los Angeles-based novel shows the intersection of pop culture and high culture. A shadowy new agency, the Center for Earthquake Studies, seems more interested in the entertainment potential of large quakes than in the scientific study of them. The book, which features an earthquake disaster film, demanding stars, an irrational director, and an inexperienced and insufferable screenwriter, shows how fame and Hollywood leverage can become more important than hard science. 2 p.m. Free. RSVP. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 650 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles. (213) 228-7388. ” target=”_blank”>interfaithfamily.com.
Three area synagogues present partial readings of two plays: “Sister Africa,” about Jewish outreach efforts in the Congo, and “Daughter of My People,” a one-woman show about Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah. The music is scored by world music artist RebbeSoul. Playwright and cast will be available for discussion after the presentation. 7:30 p.m. Free. Temple B’nai Hayim, 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 995-6628.
BDS EXPOSED: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST BASSEM EID SPEAKS OUT
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) invites you to an evening with Andrea Levin, president of CAMERA; and Bassem Eid, Palestinian human rights activist and critic of the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. As the founder and director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Eid believes that the Palestinian Authority needs to acknowledge the Jewish State of Israel, and he promotes the development of a secular and democratic Palestinian government. 7:30 p.m. dessert reception; 8 p.m. program. $95. Private residence in Beverly Hills; address provided upon registration. (323) 394-1281 or (323) 424-7228. MON | JUNE 27
NATASHA LEGGERO and MOSHE KASHER PRESENT “THE HONEYMOON TOUR”
Newlyweds Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher share the inappropriate details of their romance during their current “Honeymoon Tour.” The two were married last year, appearing in Comedy Central’s “Another Period” and on Leggero’s hot-tub talk show on YouTube, “Tubbin’ With Tash.” Their stand-up will be full of marital and relationship advice, which you may or may not want to take. 7 p.m. $30. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0350. THURS | JUNE 30
LOAVES OF LOVE
Come for a girls’ night out hosted by Young Jewish Professionals and learn how to make your very own challah! You’ll be able to take one home to share with friends and family. 7:30 p.m. wine and small bites; 8 p.m. workshop. $18. Private residence in Hancock Park; address will be provided upon registration. email@example.com. ” target=”_blank”>badjewsinhollywood.com.