November 18, 2018

Global beat, Klezmatics treat, Weill and Brecht meet

Saturday the 10th

The standard synagogue fundraising dinner thinks outside the sanctuary this evening. Temple Beth Haverim has partnered with the Foundation for Jewish Camping for their annual dinner, with the goal of donating 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds to help send Jewish children in New Orleans to Jewish summer camp this summer. Emceeing the “Mardi Gras du Jieux” night will be Don Stark of “That 70’s Show,” and special guest will be his costar, Kurtwood Smith.

7 p.m. $150 (general). Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. (818) 991- 7111. ‘ TARGET=’_blank’>www.coffeegallery.com.

Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Acoustic Music San Diego, 4650 Mansfield St., San Diego. (619) 303-8176. ‘ TARGET=’_blank’>www.faheykleingallery.com.

Wednesday the 14th

This Valentine’s Day, try hedonism. LA Opera’s limited engagement production of Weill and Brecht’s “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” is a satire about a fictional U.S. city where everything is legal, as long as you can pay for it. Audra McDonald and Patti LuPone star in the musical piece that blends opera and music hall songs.

$30-$220. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8001. ‘ TARGET=’_blank’>www.usc.edu.

Friday the 16th

Two plays of note are in production this month. “The Good Steno” has got rhythm and music in this story (with song and dance) about a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl who takes on the sleazy 1940s shmatte industry. Meanwhile, a more sober tone is taken in Harold Pinter’s “Moonlight,” a tale about an angry dying man, whose sons will not come to see him.

“Steno”: $20. The Hayworth Theatre, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (800) 838-3006. ‘ TARGET=’_blank’>www.tix.com.