Maestro Vladimir Spivakov. Photo via Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Events Calendar: June 9-16


SAT JUNE 10

MOSCOW VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra return to Los Angeles as part of their North American tour. Spivakov, one of the world’s most prominent violinists and conductors, has led the Moscow Virtuosi since 1979. The orchestra will be joined by soprano Hibla Gerzmava. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. Eighth St., Los Angeles. cherryorchardfestival.org.

BEST FRIENDS IN CONCERT

Renowned singers, songwriters and musicians, including headliners Doug Cotler and Julie Silver, will perform a concert, which will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception, coffee and dessert. 7 p.m. $54. Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Suite B, Calabasas. (818) 880-4880. orami.org. 

SUN JUNE 11

LOS ANGELES YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, conducted by Russell Steinberg, presents a special community concert before embarking on its international tour. Get a sneak peak of its Italy tour program. Works on the program include Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture,” Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture,” Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Mozart’s Symphony No. 32 and Steinberg’s “Alternative Energy.” 3 p.m. Free. Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Blvd., Encino.  losangelesyouthorchestra.org.

BACK TO THE CATSKILLS: A TRIBUTE TO THE BORSCHT BELT

Join Annie Korzen, Tom McGillen, Karen Rontowski and others for a live dance performance from the iconic Catskills film, “Dirty Dancing.” Snacks, desserts, surprises and prizes will be available. Reception 2 p.m.; Showtime 3 p.m. $35; $40 cash at the door. The Clark Building, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. (714) 914-2565. seniorcomedyafternoons.com.

VIGIL FOR THE MS ST. LOUIS

The Los Angeles Jewish community is hosting a vigil to remember the anniversary of when the United States turned away the refugees — including many Jews who later were murdered in the Holocaust — aboard the MS St. Louis in 1939. Come take a public stand for refugees along with congregations across the country and help send the message that history must not be allowed to be repeated. 4 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. lamoth.org.

MON JUN 12

DESTINY: THE ULTIMATE DRAMA OF HUMAN HISTORY

All heroic stories follow a typical plotline — an underdog hero fighting evil for the sake of humanity. This event will explore the uniqueness of Jewish history and reveal the truth behind many stories we may consider fantasy. Explore the crucial role the Jewish people have played in the greatest stories of all time. 7:30 p.m. $5; $10 at the door. The Aish Center, 9100 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. aishla.com.

HOW JEWS SHAPED THE MUSIC OF THE ’60S

This one-day class will explore how Jews helped shape much of the music of the 1960s. From Leiber and Stoller and Neil Sedaka to Carole King and Paul Simon, Jews influenced the sound of the decade. Sid Jacobson, a songwriter in the legendary Brill Building, will share his observations about the Jewish role in the era’s popular music. 7 p.m. $36 for members; $72 day of, for nonmembers. Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670. koltikvah.org.

TUES JUNE 13

DISCOVERING and ATTAINING CAREER PASSION

Are you seeking a career change? Hear what Chanel Halimi has to say at this workshop. A marriage and family therapist, Halimi will use her expertise to guide young people and adults toward a more satisfying and fulfilling career. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. atidla.com.

WED JUNE 14

AUTHOR DANNY GOLDBERG

Danny Goldberg will discuss and sign “In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea.” Goldberg’s new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school; the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin issued debut albums; the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. publicly opposed the war in Vietnam; and Israel won the Six-Day War. It is a new analysis of the era and its political causes, spirituality, music and psychedelic movements. Exhaustively researched and informed by interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Tom Hayden, Cora Weiss and Gil Scott-Heron, the book provides a unique perspective on how and why the legacy of 1967 — the year of the word “hippie” — lives on today. Goldberg will be in conversation with Pamela Des Barres. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. booksoup.com.

WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA

Young women in the fields of entertainment and media are invited to an intimate discussion with Creative Artists Agency marketing executive Chelsea Gosnell and other guests. 7:30 p.m. $10; $15 for two. Tickets must be purchased online at yala.org/womeninentertainment. Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. yala.org. 

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