Calendar: November 11-17
FRI | NOV 11
“ANNE FRANK — THEN AND NOW”
THE CATHOLIC JEWISH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
The Catholic Jewish Women’s Conference is celebrating 40 years of interfaith dialogue with special guests including Rabbi Sara Bassin of Temple Emmanuel of Beverly Hills and Sister Toni Nash from the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The event’s topic will be “Our Planet in Peril: Repairing the Earth Through the Lens of Faith.” A box lunch is included with registration, with dietary laws observed. 8:30 a.m. $40; free for students who register or $20 at the door. Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. SAT | NOV 12
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: MOZART & MENDELSSOHN
On the program are Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague,” Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” and the West Coast premiere of “Scatter” by Adam Schoenberg. Rising French conductor Alexandre Bloch makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut. “Scatter” is a triple concerto written for and featuring the PROJECT Trio ensemble, comprising Peter Seymour (double bass), Greg Patillo (flute) and Eric Stephenson (cello). 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Also 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles. (213) 622-7001. ” target=”_blank”>sabanconcerts.com.
Israeli director Dror Shaul’s comedy follows two teenage girls, one from Israel and the other from Iran, who team up online to prevent a nuclear war between their countries. Presented as part of the Long Beach Jewish Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. $10. Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach. (562) 426-7601, ext. 1012. SUN | NOV 13
L.A. FOOD STUDIOS AT THE SKIRBALL
Join six of Los Angeles’ most creative and adventurous chefs, who will demonstrate how they prepare dishes: Kwang Uh, Steve Samson, Mei Lin, Wes Avila, Rose Lawrence and Pawan Mahendro, with Nakul and Arjun Mahendro. 2 p.m. $25 general; $20 members; $18 full-time students. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. ” target=”_blank”>usc.edu/esvp (registration code: NemerLecture).
MIKE BURSTYN’S YIDDISH CONCERT
Israeli-American actor Mike Burstyn will perform his Yiddish songs and show (with his life story and more presented in English). 5:30 p.m. $40. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 351-7021. ” target=”_blank”>sholomchapels.com.
“LADIES WHO LUNCH”
Enjoy an evening of funny stories and music — both genders welcome! Written and performed by Ellen Switkes and Vicki Juditz. Music by Robert Sax. 7:30 p.m. $10. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426. MON | NOV 14
ADVERTISING AND THE NEW TECH FRONTIER
Join Young Adults of Los Angeles’ (YALA) Tech and Entrepreneurs Networks for a look at emerging technologies for advertising. Learn new ways for businesses of all sizes to reach more relevant demographics. Hear what Zach Glass from RED Interactive Digital Advertising has to say. Tickets include dinner and drinks. 7 p.m. $10; $15 at the door. Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 761-8054. WED | NOV 16
California State Assemblyman Matt Dababneh of the 45th District will give an update on recently passed legislation and legislation that he is currently working on. There will be a Q-and-A; coffee and refreshments will be served. 10:30 a.m. Free. RSVP to (818) 788-8870. Belmont Village Senior Living, 15451 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.
THURS | NOV 17
WOMAN TO WOMAN CONFERENCE
Executives, philanthropists and young professionals will gather at this event for women. Meet leaders in the community during this opportunity to educate and inspire one another. Margareta Pisarska, physician and researcher, and Nancy Spielberg, filmmaker and philanthropist, will reflect on the idea of gratitude, sharing personal and professional stories. 8 a.m. $200. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8888.