Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks July 26-August 1 — Rothman, Pressman live
SAT | JULY 26
First there was the mischievous musical duo of Miriam and Shoshana, who rocked YouTube and the Jewish community with their (un)orthodox rhymes. Now there’s the real-life Jewish musicians Chana Rothman and Stephanie Pressman, who offer Jewish soul instead of Jewish satire and inspire audience participation, not ” target=”_blank”>http://www.myspace.com/chanarothman; ” target=”_blank”>http://templebethdavid.org.
Set in the tumultuous time of World War II, “Lost in Yonkers” manages to capture the ideals of that moment in history — the importance of family, love and survival — infused with humor. Called Neil Simon’s best play, “Yonkers” is a coming-of-age story within a dysfunctional family, focused on two young boys left by their father to live with their grandmother and aunt following the death of their mother. Sat. 8 p.m. Through Aug. 28. $20-$22. Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 364-0535. ” target=”_blank”>https://www.plays411.net.
SUN | JULY 27
Beverly Hills, Beethoven and Mozart are on the menu at this sizzlin’ summer soiree, where three virtuoso musicians will pluck their strings for ” target=”_blank”>http://www.americancinematheque.com.
The Jewish Outdoor Adventures crew can help get you off the couch today. Enjoy breathtaking views as you and your fellow nature buffs conquer the seven-mile hike on Mount Islip — the San Gabriel Mountains’ pride and joy. Get out of your pajamas, turn off those summer reality TV shows that have been piling up on your Tivo and get some fresh air! Sun. 10:10 a.m. Pacific Crest Trail. Various carpools are available; call for more information. (310) 926-1344. JewishOutdoor@yahoo.com. Sam@jewishventuracounty.org.
TUE | JULY 29
Allow yourself to be dazzled as six painters, who also happen to have been friends since the ’80s, come together to showcase their talent in “Personal Views.” Although they are all graduates of the Art Center in Pasadena, no two artists’ works are the same; they range from expressionism to cityscape, realism to iconic art. Curator and participating artist Pnina Ben Daniel described the work as “seductive and professional.” At the Finegood Gallery. Tue. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Through Aug. 10. Free. Bernard Milken Community Center, Finegood Art Gallery, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 464-3218.
WED | JULY 30
Political, provocative and controversial, Russian-born artist Roman Genn was dubbed “the attack dog that [William F.] Buckley unleashed upon humanity” by the New York Review of Books. The political cartoonist and contributing editor to ” target=”_blank”>http://www.alpertjcc.org.
THU | JULY 31
You can never hear too many Jewish jokes, can you? Here’s a good one: What do you call steaks ordered by 10 Jews? A filet minyan. Get it? Well, get more when ATID’s young Jew-pros head to the “Kosher Comedy” fest at the Laugh Factory. The monthly series features some of Los Angeles’s best-known Jewish comedians who want to prove that their schtick don’t stink. If they don’t get you grinnin’ from ear to ear, there are always Woody Allen flicks at Blockbuster. Thu. 7 p.m. (VIP reception), 8 p.m. (show). $20, plus two-drink minimum. Laugh Factory, 8001 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 656-1336 ext. 1. firstname.lastname@example.org.