What to do in Los Angeles this week: June 2-8
SAT | JUNE 3
Experience the screening and the world-premiere live performance of the score from “Jackie.” Composer Mica Levi’s soundtrack for the 2016 film about Jacqueline Kennedy garnered the first Academy Award nomination for best original score by a female composer in 20 years. Told through the eyes of the iconic first lady, “Jackie” is an intimate portrait of a woman going through one of the most tragic moments in American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The music will be performed by the Wordless Music Orchestra, led by conductor Jayce Ogren. Presented by Nederlander Concerts and Wordless Music. 8 p.m. Tickets starting at $29. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. (213) 623-3233. wordlessmusic.org/jackie.
SIX-DAY WAR ANNIVERSARY SERVICE
In observance of the Six-Day War’s 50th anniversary, attend a special Shabbat service and lecture honoring the war’s heroes and celebrating Israel’s victory. Presented by the Jewish Platform for Advocacy and Community Engagement. Service led by Rabbi Danny Cohen of Hebron and Cantor David Caytak of Jerusalem. Lecture by David Suissa, president of TRIBE Media and the Jewish Journal. 9:30 a.m. service; 11:30 a.m. lecture. Free. The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. beverlyhillsjc.org.
The one-man drama “Einstein!” returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse for six performances. The drama explores Albert Einstein’s years as a young father while he was trying to prove his theory of relativity during World War I. Directed by Tom Blomquist. Followed by Q-and-A with writer-performer Jack Fry. 3 p.m. $40. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779. einsteintheplay.com.
“THE MERCHANT OF VENICE”
Alan Blumenfeld stars as Shylock in William Shakespeare’s tragicomedy about a merchant who must default on a large loan given by a Jewish moneylender. The 16th-century play continues to raise questions about racism, religion, mercy and justice. Directed by Ellen Geer. 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $25; discounts for seniors, students, veterans, teachers and children. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723. theatricum.com.
SHAVUOT WHITE PARTY
Adults ages 50 and older are invited to celebrate Shavuot with dairy appetizers, wine, dancing and live music at this event sponsored by the Israeli-American Council. Bring your favorite dessert to share. Performance by singer Hodaya. 8:30 p.m. $20 online at eventbrite.com; $25 at the door. IAC Shepher Community Center, 6530 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 505-4920. israeliamerican.org.
SUN | JUNE 4
“FROM BROOKLYN AVENUE TO CESAR CHAVEZ”
Celebrate the summer installation of this exhibition that explores Jewish histories in multi-ethnic Boyle Heights and reveals the urban, social, economic and cultural changes inscribed in its layered past. Part of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies’ digital project Mapping Jewish L.A. (mappingjewishla.org). There will be musical performances and refreshments from local vendors. 2 p.m. Breed Street Shul, 247 N. Breed St., Los Angeles. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. (310) 267-5327. cjs.ucla.edu.
“HOW TO BEGIN YOUR GENEALOGY”
Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned genealogist, there is something for everyone to learn at this program presented by Jan Meisels Allen, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Learn about family documents, timelines, census records, immigration and naturalization records, family photos, interviewing techniques, newspaper research and more. 1:30 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. jgscv.org.
“BROKE AS A JOKE”
Comedian Danny Lobell performs his one-man show, “Broke as a Joke,” about the crazy things he’s done for money and the hilarity they have produced. 9:30 p.m. Additional shows June 8, 10 and 11. $10. Sacred Fools Theater Studio, 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles. hollywoodfringe.org.
MON | JUNE 5
FILMMAKER MARCEL OPHULS
Documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls — best known for his films dealing with the atrocities of World War II, including “The Memory of Justice” and “Hotel Terminus” — will be in conversation with Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, scholars and students. Part of Shadows of the 20th Century: Ophuls Film Festival, with screenings and lectures through June 8 at various locations. 4 p.m. Free with required pre-registration. UCLA Meyer and Rene Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles. (310) 267-5327. cjs.ucla.edu.
AUTHORS MICHAEL CHABON AND AYELET WALDMAN
On the anniversary of the Six-Day War, husband-and-wife authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman discuss their new book, “Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation,” with Yehuda Shaul of Breaking the Silence and Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR. The book features numerous authors who visited the West Bank and Gaza, reporting on what they saw. Sponsored by Breaking the Silence, HarperCollins, New Israel Fund and IKAR Culture Series. Free. Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. program. Reception to follow. (323) 643-1616. Tinyurl.com/LDZJOAM.
ISRAEL BONDS SOCIAL
Join Israel Bonds Los Angeles New Leadership, in conjunction with the Israeli-American Council Los Angeles and American Friends of Magen David Adom, for a summer social. Open bar for three hours. 8 p.m. $25; $36 at the door. Register at conta.cc/2rkc7uJ. At Now Boarding, 7746 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. israelbonds.com.
TUES | JUNE 6
TOP PRODUCERS PANEL
IAC Real Estate Network presents the “Nadlanist Top Producers Panel,” where multimillion-dollar real estate producers share success stories. Doron Zilbermintz, explaining new building ordinances and more, will kick off the event. Enjoy an evening of insight, connections, drinks and food. Panelists include Adi Livyatan, Sheri Bienstock, Lisa Cutman, Michelle Hirsch, Tsafrir (Jeff) Aviezer, Ron Feder and Richard Schulman. Co-sponsored by Arletta Insurance, L.A. Fixers and The Livyatan Group. 7 p.m. $50. IAC Shepher Community Center, 6530 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. israeliamerican.org/megapanel.
THURS | JUNE 8
Character actor and storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky shares stories from his latest book, “My Adventures With God.” This funny, introspective collection explores love, catastrophe and triumph. Book available for purchase. Book signing and Q-and-A to follow. 2 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
Peter Wortsman with Marjorie Perloff will discuss Wortsman’s book of stories “Footprints in Wet Cement.” The author also will sign copies of the book. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. booksoup.com.