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

DAVE KOZ

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.

 

Shai Tsabari, an Israeli singer-songwriter who was born in Jaffa to a family of Yemeni Jews (his father was a cantor), will be joined by the Middle East Groove All Stars to create an upbeat sound that is a mix of Middle Eastern music and contemporary rock. Tsabari incorporates traditional Jewish liturgy into his lyrics and is at the forefront of a growing movement of Israeli rock musicians redefining what it means to be Middle Eastern and Jewish. The show is part of the Sunset Concerts at the Skirball series. 8 p.m.; doors open and DJ set begins at 7 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

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