What to do in Los Angeles from June 23-29

June 21, 2017
Paul Schaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Wonder Band



Adat Chaverim is having a huge garage sale. Come early and find items such as clothes, linens, 78-rpm records and much more. 8 a.m. Free. Private home, 5116 Varna Ave., Sherman Oaks, near West Magnolia Boulevard and Fulton Avenue. (888) 552-4552. humanisticjudaismla.org.


Jewish Platform for Advocacy and Community Engagement presents “The Deafening Cries of Women and Girls: A Voice for Chibok and Yazidi Girls Tortured by Boko Haram and ISIS.” Speakers include Isha Sesay, CNN anchor who recently worked with former first lady Michelle Obama for the CNN film “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World”; and Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, senior adviser for Global Impact, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT Media Lab. 9:30 a.m. Shabbat service; 11:30 a.m. presentation. Free. The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 276- 4246. beverlyhillsjc.org.


Marilyn Anderson will discuss and sign her new book, “How to Live Like a Millionaire When You’re a Million Short.” Learn how to save thousands of dollars on entertainment, restaurants, shopping, fashion, travel, health, beauty, home decor and more. Plus, you will get plenty of tips on how to get things at no cost, even how to receive a six-night stay at a four-star resort in Spain for free! Food and book available for purchase. 11:30 a.m. Free. Il Piccolo Verde, 140 S. Barrington Place, Los Angeles. howtolivelikeamillionaire.com.


Until recently, if you wanted to hear Paul Shaffer and his crew of musicians, all you had to do was turn on your television. They performed nightly, first on NBC’s “Late Night With David Letterman” and later on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman,” shifting their persona from the World’s Most Dangerous Band to the CBS Orchestra. They soon will be releasing a new album and are on a North American tour. Audience members younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 6 p.m.; 8 p.m. main event. Tickets start at $48. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 655-0111. sabanconcerts.com/events/paul-shaffer.


The Los Angeles Jewish Comedy Festival will showcase more than 20 comedians in an evening of stand-up comedy. Featuring Kira Soltanovich, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and including Adam Gropman, Alex Caine, Benny Spiewak, Brandon Morganstein, El Smith, Elijah Katz, Fiona Reid, and many more. Hosted by Alex Kojfman.Presented by Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills YoPro. 18-and-older event. 8 p.m. $18; $36 at the door. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3737. tebh.org.



The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect commemorate the 70th anniversary of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The program will include a screening of the award-winning documentary “No Asylum,” about the U.S. refusal to grant asylum to the Frank family, followed by a Q-and-A with film director Paula Fouce and professor Diane Wolf, director of the Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis. 3 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. lamoth.org.


Join Atid, Sinai Temple’s group for people in their 20s and 30s, for a hike in Los Leones Canyon. Hike up to the first overlook and then back (about 3 miles total) or go all the way up to the peak (about 7 1/2 miles total). Bring water and a hat. Atid events are for Jewish young professionals ages 21 to 39. 10 a.m. Free. Los Leones Canyon Trailhead, 510 Los Linnes Drive, Los Angeles. atidla.com.

Temple Etz Chaim Men’s Club presents actor and author Stephen Tobolowsky, who will discuss his new book, “My Adventures With God,” in which he tells true stories about life, love and Hollywood in a biblical context. 10:30 a.m. $10; $8 for members. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (626) 773-0251. templeetzchaim.org.


This powerful triple narrative takes the audience on a single journey in three perspectives. Follow as a young adoptee searches for her identity and answers to questions of her Jewish and African-American heritage, while her biological mother and grandmother receive the reunion they had long hoped for. Presented by the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series and Jewish Heritage Program. 3:30 p.m. $18. (310) 394-9779. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. santamonicaplayhouse.com/loss-and-found.



Enjoy a private viewing of “Paul Simon: Words & Music,” an exhibition organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, at the Skirball Cultural Center, with a special performance by David Draiman, frontman for the band Disturbed. 6:30 p.m. $54. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. creativecommunityforpeace.com/music-of-paul-simon-rsvp.

The Chloé Pourmorady Ensemble will perform June 27 at Skirball Cultural Center.


Violinist, vocalist and composer Chloe Pourmorady is a new voice with an ensemble of dynamic musicians from diverse backgrounds. Pourmorady fuses soulful Persian and Jewish roots with Balkan, rock, classical and avant-garde sensibilities. Community partners for the concert are 30 Years After and JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa). 8 p.m. Tickets starting at $30. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. bit.ly/chloeskirball.



Rabbi Arinna Shelby will discuss “The Crypto-Jews.” Also called Marranos or Conversos, Crypto-Jews were Jews forced to convert to Catholicism in 14th- and 15th-century Spain. Shelby will present their history with a glimpse into their everyday lives and secret practice of Judaism. After lunch, there will be a screening of “The Secret Jews of Calabria,” about Jews of southern Italy descended from Crypto-Jews. 11 a.m. Free. Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. (310) 316-8444. templemenorah.org.


See a preview of “Culture Lab: Truth,” an interactive, mixed-media art installation and performance piece created by a group of four artists: Brendan Eder, Andrea Hodos, Betsy Medvedovsky and Alexx Shilling. Working in wide-ranging disciplines, including dance, spoken word, sound and design, these artists draw on both current events and stories from the Jewish tradition.  “Culture Lab: Truth” asks, “How can you discern what the truth is?” 6 p.m. (Opening night, June 29, at 7 p.m. ) Free; donations encouraged. Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, 1110 Bates Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 663-2255. sijcc.net.


Rosé season is here. Join YALA’s Wine Cluster for a taste of value-driven summer pleasers and a fun evening with new friends. 7:30 p.m. $25; tickets available at eventbrite.com. The Belmont, 747 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. yala.org.

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