Calendar: October 28- November 3
SAT | OCT 29
“DRACULA VS. HITLER” SIGNING AND DISCUSSION
Author Patrick Sheane Duncan is on hand to tell his tale of professor Van Helsing, who Romanian resistance forces turn to when they become ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II. Van Helsing brings back a monster from centuries of slumber — Prince Dracula. He proves more than willing to again drive out his country’s invaders. Hitler is intrigued by the possibility of becoming immortal, so the two must confront each other. 4 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. SUN | OCT 30
TOUR DE SUMMER CAMPS
Join in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ fourth annual Tour de Summer Camps. Last year’s bicycle ride raised $1.16 million for thousands of kids in our community to attend camp. You can choose from four scenic courses of 18, 36, 62 or 100 miles. 5 a.m. Camp Alonim, 1101 Peppertree Lane, Simi Valley. (323) 761-8013. ” target=”_blank”>beverlyhills.org.
TUES | NOV 1
“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH”
On several nights in this innovative production of the rock musical, Lena Hall will star as Hedwig, who assumes a female persona after a botched sex-change operation; on the other dates, Hall will play Hedwig’s husband and backup singer, Yitzhak. It is the first time an actor will play both Hedwig and Yitzhak during a run. (Darren Criss plays Hedwig for most of the performances.) Hedwig has the surgery so she can marry an American man and escape East Germany; witness how the couple’s relationship unfolds. 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 17. Tickets start at $49. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (866) 755-2929. ” target=”_blank”>international.ucla.edu.
MEET THE “MOZZA” CHEF
WED | NOV 2
CLASSICAL JEWISH MUSIC FROM POLAND
Come enjoy this “Kol Polin” concert of Jewish chamber music and art songs by Polish composers. The concert will feature 20th and 21st century music by émigré and exiled Polish-Jewish composers. The performers will be current and recently graduated UCLA students. 7:30 p.m. Free, RSVP requested. UCLA, Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles. (310) 825-5947. ” target=”_blank”>booksoup.com.
“BY SIDNEY LUMET”
Film director Sidney Lumet tells his own story in his own words in the new documentary “By Sidney Lumet,” which features a never-before-seen 2008 interview with the filmmaker whose works include “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “12 Angry Men,” “Network,” “Prince of the City” and “The Verdict.” Lumet, who died in 2011, talks about his life and work, and the poverty and left-wing politics of his upbringing in a Jewish immigrant family. The film, directed by Emmy Award winner Nancy Borski, also features clips from the prolific Lumet’s work — he made 44 films in 50 years. A Q-and-A with producer Christopher Donnelly and guests will follow the screening. 7:30 p.m. $12. Laemmle Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (800) 838-3006. THURS | NOV 3
CONVERSATION AND TASTING
Join Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz in celebration of their new book, “The Gefilte Manifesto.” Alpern and Yoskowitz are co-founders of the well-known Gefilteria in Brooklyn and are on a mission to revitalize Jewish comfort food with this new book. They will be joined by Amelia Saltsman, author of “The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen,” for a lively conversation and some seasonal tastes from “The Gefilte Manifesto.” Proceeds from this event go to benefit Netiya, a food and faith network. 7 p.m. $100. Tickets available at ” target=”_blank”>bit.ly/NetiyaBenefit. Address given after reservation.