November 21, 2018

MLK Observances; Beethoven @ LACMA; Alpha Dog Rising

Saturday the 13th

Craig Taubman’s regular “One Shabbat Morning” service gets a special theme for this one Shabbat. Dedicated to families who have children with special needs, this morning’s affair will begin with guest speaker and educator Dr. David Ackerman discussing his experiences with the special-needs community, followed by a service of song and celebration and Kiddush lunch.

9:15 a.m. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426. ‘ target=’_blank’>

6 p.m. Free. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. ‘ target=’_blank’>

Tuesday the 16th

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In a colorful, patchwork-reminiscent style, painter Bonnie Stone touches on themes of women’s roles and family life, as well as Judaic subjects. Tobey C. Moss Gallery presents some of her recent watercolors, in “Bonnie Stone: A Woman’s Touch,” featuring works like “Game of Chance” and Voyager,” which pay homage to both Marc Chagall and Stone’s Jewish heritage.

Opening reception Jan. 13, 2-5 p.m. Jan. 13-March 10. 7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 933-5523. ‘ target=’_blank’>

Friday the 19th

End the week on a spiritual note with one more event honoring the message of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. This evening, Rabbi Stewart Vogel and the Temple Aliyah choirs collaborate with Grammy-winning gospel artist and pastor Andrae Crouch and the choir of his New Christ Memorial Church. The result will be a Gospel Shabbat, weaving ancient liturgy with gospel music for an inspirational interfaith service.

8:15 p.m. Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-3545.