Calendar Girls picks and clicks for July 12 – 18 — Hadassah, the cosmos and more


SAT | JULY 12

(BENEFIT)
To lure young and trendy philanthropists to their big-deal fundraising bash, Young Hadassah International is trotting out more than just the humdrum silent auction. The charitable organization, which brings together young activists from ” target=”_blank”>http://www.hadassah-international.org.

(ART FESTIVAL)
Looking for an all-day event that appeals to all five senses? Join participants from across the Southland for the 19th annual Pasadena Summer Art Festival. Take a stroll around Pasadena’s beautiful Centennial Square as you listen to the various musical talents performing live, stop to appreciate the stunning art selections on display, indulge in the sweet scents of candles and potpourri and enjoy the delicious summer food sold by an array of vendors. All this fun is just a short drive away. The proceeds from the event will go to support two nonprofit organizations: Children’s Action Network and Second Acts Foundation. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also July 13. Free. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. (626) 797-6803.

(SUMMER PARTY)
The ingredients for a perfect summer party have to include a pool, plenty of food and drinks and excellent entertainment. Lucky for you, all of these elements will be available at the GesherCity Superbad Summer Party. Sponsored by ultra geeky-cool Heeb Magazine, this poolside fiesta is an event that should not be passed over easily — with drinks a flowin’ and a screening of one of Judd Apatow’s most hysterical comedies, “Superbad,” connecting with your fellow Jews has never been so refreshing! Sat. 6 p.m. $10. Alpert JCC, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach. R.S.V.P., (562) 426-7601, ext. 1521. ibakal@alpertjcc.org. ” target=”_blank”>http://theatregroupstudio.com.

SUN | JULY 13

(CONVENTION)
Zionist women from all over the country will pour into Los Angeles for Hadassah’s 94th National Convention. Over four days of Jewish exploration, women will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, discussions, film screenings and performances that highlight everything from modern Israel ” target=”_blank”>http://www.hadassah.org/convention.

(COMEDY)
Watch out “First Wives Club,” because the Brentwood Divorcee Club joins some of the kookiest, comical and cosmetically inclined women on the wrong side of the ketubah. Actress Juliette Marshall, often praised for her charisma and sensuality, sings her way through a musical rendition of divorce in “Shift Happens: A (Piece of) Work in Progress.” With two musicians at her side, Marshall delivers a one-woman performance of startling range as a single, divorced mother edging back into the dating world. With the advice of her treasured Westside therapist and her wild bunch of divorcĂ©e girlfriends (a plastic surgery prototype, a woman with “food issues,” a newfound lesbian and a modern Southern belle), Juliette negotiates the harrowing and sometimes hilarious world of life post-marriage. Sun. 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 3. $20. Improv Comedy Lab, 8158 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.(323)960-1055. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.beverlymagid.com.

TUE | JULY 15

(POLITICS)
Angelenos from the Valley to downtown have been suffering from a frightening phenomenon: seeing a light flicker on their dashboard letting them know they’re out of gas. This inevitably means pulling into a station and paying north of $5 a gallon (in some places) to fill up. When will this travesty end? Hear what some people high up have to say on the matter at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s informative lecture, “GOP Solutions for Energy and the Environment: How to Diversify Away From Middle East Oil.” Representatives from the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security will discuss some immediate solutions for a dire situation that has commuters seriously contemplating public transportation. Tue. 7 p.m. Free. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. R.S.V.P., (310) 478-0752.