Calendar: August 19-25, 2016
FRI | AUG 19
SHABBAT OF LOVE: TU B’AV SERVICE
Come enjoy a Shabbat service celebrating Tu b’Av — the day of romance in Israel, like Valentine’s Day. Get out of the summer heat and enjoy a friendly musical evening with Rabbi Jon Hanish and guest Cantor Shira Fox. Meet the community and enjoy coffee and sweet treats after the service. 6:30 p.m. Free. Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670. SAT | AUG 20
SPREAD THE LOVE BRUNCH
Angelenos love complaining about traffic, enjoying Dodgers baseball … and eating brunch. Mix good food and great conversation in this spread of shakshuka, falafel Benedict and stuffed challah French toast. Plus, take part in a small communal art piece, after local artist Jennifer Korsen introduces her “What’s in Your Heart” project. This is part of Love Angeles 2016, powered by NuRoots, a citywide celebration of love for Tu b’Av. Other events through Aug. 21 include kayaking and a dog café. 11 a.m. $20. Spread Kitchen, 334 S. Main St., Los Angeles. (213) 537-0284. l” target=”_blank”>plays411.com/becket.
SUN | AUG 21
Nine-time Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling saxophonist Dave Koz is on tour with fellow American sax player David Sanborn. Koz, a native of Encino, and Sanborn will be onstage together with a band as part of their “Side By Side” tour. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $51. Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. ” target=”_blank”>sdjmc.org.
ISLAM AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION: CAN THEY COEXIST?
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton will be the keynote speaker at this event, where experts will address issues of Islam as a national and global security threat, Islam on the move and more. Lunch is included in this conference, sponsored by the American Freedom Alliance. 9 a.m. $195; $100 for Journal readers who enter “JJ” in the promo code box. Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-6571. MON | AUG 22
JEWSPOKEN: AN EVENING OF JEWISH EXPRESSION
Come see some of America’s most talented Jewish spoken-word artists and poets. The event will bring together such talents as MC Ari Lesser, an American Orthodox rapper, singer, songwriter and spoken-word artist known for his politically poignant viral videos, and Rachel Kann, an award-winning TEDx poet. Also featured will be Kosha Dillz, a freestyle rapper who has been featured in Billboard, Spin and other publications, and is best known for his ability to improv and rap in Hebrew, Spanish and English. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Morry’s Fireplace, 9118 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>thewallis.org/the-great-american.
TUES | AUG 23
“TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR”
GET HIRED: BE SEEN, STAND OUT AND LAND THAT JOB
How do I negotiate my salary? How do I enhance my online presence? Recent college graduates are invited to hear what career-advancement experts have to say during this evening of exploring the best practices for jump-starting your professional life. Learn how to leverage your experiences and stand out in the job market. You also will have the opportunity to talk to resume consultants, a former Google recruiter and a career coach. Moderated by Lori Klein, senior vice president of the Caring for Jews in Need initiative at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, this program is a Federation Young Adults of Los Angeles event for college grads ages 22-26. 7 p.m. $10; $20 at the door. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8054. THURS | AUG 25
SHAI TSABARI AND THE MIDDLE EAST GROOVE ALL STARS