Calendar: July 8-14, 2016
FRI | JULY 8
Jewish playwrights Jennifer Maisel, Stevie Stern and others are featured in EST/LA’s One Act Festival. A total of 14 new plays are presented through three programs, with stories that are moving, challenging, enlightening and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. One of the plays centers on a flirtation among people in the art world; its set includes a couch owned by David Hockney. Directed by Tom Lazarus. 8 p.m. $25; $30 at the door. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. (818) 839-1197. SAT | JULY 9
The Los Angeles–based indie-global collective and revival band Mostly Kosher combines jazz, Latin, rock, hip-hop, world and folk music, bringing a modern twist to American and Judaic music of the past, including klezmer. Bandleader Leeav Sofer recruited violinist Janice Mautner Markham out of the folk-rock scene; Eric Hagstrom lays the beat over Adam Levy’s soulful bass; Mike Bolger plays accordion and trumpet; Mike King plays trombone; and Will Brahm plays guitar. The band will be joined by dance leader Bruce Bierman. Noon and 2 p.m. Included with museum admission. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>theautry.org.
SUN | JULY 10
RUNNING CLUSTER: OCEANFRONT TRAIL JOG
Join YALA’s Running Cluster for a 4-mile coastal run between Santa Monica and Venice. Enjoy the sights along the Santa Monica and Venice Beach Boardwalk portions of the route, which also lure walkers, bicyclists and skateboarders, and nearby Muscle Beach sculptors. Followed by brunch at True Food Kitchen (395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica). 9:30 a.m. Free. Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe, 1615 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. ” target=”_blank”>chabadsimi.org.
GENEALOGY IN THE ROUND: SUCCESSES, FAILURES, ARTIFACTS AND BRICK WALLS
Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall or artifact. This meeting is an opportunity to share your story, ask questions and learn from one another. If you’d like to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen at president@JGSCV.org. Each participant will have 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the number of presenters. Hosted by The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV), co–sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim. 1:30 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 889-6616. MON | JULY 11
SUMMER CABINET EVENT
Join the Real Estate and Construction Division of the Jewish Federation for an evening of networking and cocktails on the beach. 6:30 p.m. $100; free for cabinet members and first-time guests of cabinet members. The Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. (323) 761-8152. WED | JULY 13
BLOOD READ LIVE
Come enjoy the first in a series of one-night-only, live-stage readings of unproduced horror and genre screenplays featuring legendary screenwriters and movie villains. Tonight’s reading is of indie film legend Larry Cohen’s “The Man Who Loved Hitchcock,” directed by Christian Ackerman, produced by Jack Bennett and Ackerman. Presented by The Group Rep. 7:30 p.m. $20. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 763-5990. THURS | 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 at 8 p.m. July 19. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000.