fbpx
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Live Events Holiday Calendar

Enjoying this article?

You'll love our roundtable.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Anna Abbott; Photo courtesy of Anna Abbott

The Jewish Women’s Theatre will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the cabaret show “It’s a Very Happy Goyisha Hanukkah,” in which Anna Abbott tells the story of her transition from evangelical Christian to Jew in song. “My life really had two different chapters: the Christian world I came from and the Jewish world I’ve fallen in love with,” Abbott explained. “Life changed when I met a Jewish, lesbian comedian. Before I met her, I had only met one Jew in my life. I had to learn a new Yiddish vocabulary, I started eating at delis and I learned how Jews questioned everything.” Performances are Dec. 15 and 17 at The Braid in Santa Monica. The JWT also presents “Three Jews and a Blonde Walk Into the Braid,” a night of stand-up comedy featuring comedians Monica Piper, Cathy Ladman, Sue Kolinsky and Debbie Kasper on Dec. 14. Visit jewishwomenstheatre.org for details. 

“Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES” presents the acclaimed actor, singer and storyteller with Adam Ben-David on piano at the Musco Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. Nov. 24. “DIARIES” is a marriage of many of Patinkin’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, “Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018” and “Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018.” From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget. For more information and tickets, visit muscocenter.org.

The Skirball Cultural Center’s annual Hanukkah festival takes place Dec. 15, featuring performances by Klezmer Juice and Zingarella, Capoeira by Dana Maman and Friends, art and food workshops, and Hanukkah storytelling in English and Spanish. Latkes and sufganiyot will be served. Speaking of Jewish nosh, the Skirball will hold a book talk for “The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List” on Dec. 12. Book editor Alana Newhouse, restaurant critic Ruth Reichl, and James Beard award-winner Edward Lee will weigh in on the delicacies. See Skirball.org for more information. 

The klezmer folk-rock band Mostly Kosher and Vox Femina choir led by Dr. Iris Levine will be among 25 groups in the lineup at the 60th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, which takes place at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 24. Also taking part is the Yuval Ron Ensemble, which is made up of Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who will perform the Jewish prayer “Hadasa.” The free concert will be broadcast live on PBS SoCal and streamed on pbssocal.org/holidaycelebration. 

The Tapitalists, a tap dance troupe led by Howard Blume and including Nancy Cohen, will perform its show “TAP-water” at the Fremont Theater in South Pasadena on Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Visit purplepass.com/tapwater for tickets.

David Broza Band; Photo courtesy of the Broad Stage

Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza will perform in concert at the Broad Stage on Dec.22, kicking off Hanukkah with a musical mix that includes songs with Middle Eastern and flamenco flair. Visit theBroadStage.org for more information. 

Verdi Chorus; Photo by Tim Bereth

The Verdi Chorus caps its 36th season with the fall concert “Sound and Fury,” performing selections from Verdi (“Otello,” “Il Trovatore”), Puccini (“Turandot,” “Tosca”) and Lehar (“The Merry Widow”). Performances are Nov. 16 and 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. The ensemble includes Robin Van Zak, who makes chuppahs when she’s not singing. Visit verdichorus.org for tickets.

Numi Opera finishes its inaugural season with Erich Korngold’s rarely performed one-act opera, “Der Ring Des Polykrates,” which was banned in Nazi Germany because Korngold was Jewish. Performances are Dec. 19 and 22 at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. Visit numiopera.org for more information.

“Little Black Dress” Photo from littleblackdressthemusical.com

From writer Natalie Tenenbaum (Broadway’s “Mean Girls”), “Little Black Dress: The Musical,” featuring comedic songs and stories about women and their favorite LBDs, will run Dec. 3-15 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Visit LittleBlackDressTheMusical.com for tickets. 

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will present several Shoah-themed special events in December. On Dec. 8, “Memories That Won’t Go Away: A Tribute to Children of the Kindertransport” commemorates the 81st anniversary of the life-saving rescue trains. Michele Gold will discuss her book, which tells the story of hundreds of the surviving children, including her mother, Rita Berwald. The event will include a discussion with a Kindertransport survivor and several descendants of Kindertransport survivors. “Healing the Holocaust: A Dialogue Between Authors Michael Berenbaum and G.K. Hunter,” inspired by Hunter’s book “Healing Our Bloodlines: The 8 Realizations of Generational Liberation,” will take place on Dec. 15. Judy Glickman Lauder will appear in conjunction with her photography exhibit, “The Holocaust and the Danish Exception,” to sign her book of the same name.

Jared Gertner; Photo courtesy of Jared Gertner

Jared Gertner (“The Book of Mormon”) joins Michelle Williams and Neil Patrick Harris in the Lythgoe Family Panto version of Snow White in an interactive, family-friendly production at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. “A Snow White Christmas” runs Dec. 13-22. Visit thepasadenacivic.com for tickets.

Enjoyed this article?

You'll love our roundtable.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Latest Articles

Lebanese Information Minister Resigns Amid Unrest Following Beirut Disaster

The decision was made as a “response to the public will for change,” minister says • Hezbollah chief, Lebanese leaders hanged in effigy in Beirut protests.

Trump’s Germany Ambassador Pick Under Fire from Jewish Groups for Statements on Immigrants and Nazi History

The nomination of Douglas Macgregor, a decorated combat veteran who now frequently appears on Fox News, made headlines this week after CNN’s K File unearthed a long history of the retired colonel’s comments.

Israeli Cabinet Meeting Canceled Amid Ongoing State Budget Dispute

Likud Party: Blue and White is blocking a $2.5 billion economic aid program. Blue and White: Likud is refusing to honor the coalition agreement.

Israel File Appendix: Early August Polls

The early August polls continue the July trends. Likud is the largest party with just over 30 projected seats. Yesh Atid is the second...

David Goldfein, Jewish US Air Force Chief, Is Stepping Down

Gen. David Goldfein, who for a time was in line to become the first Jewish chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has retired as Air Force chief.

‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Starring Jennifer Grey Announced

It’s official: A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is coming, and it’s starring Jewish actress Jennifer Grey, who played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 original.

A Jewish Guide to Joe Biden’s VP Short List

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to name his running mate in the next two weeks, and while the list of contenders has changed constantly for months, most reports have now whittled the group of front-runners down to Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Rice, Karen Bass, Tammy Duckworth and Keisha Lance Bottoms.

To Shrink Classes Amid COVID-19, Israel Needs to Hire 15,000 Teachers

The hiring spree will begin in earnest only next week, in hopes of delivering half of the needed educators to classrooms by January — five months into the school year.

The Life and Legacy of Torah Scholar and Prolific Author Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Steinsaltz was perhaps best known for his groundbreaking commentary of the  Babylonian Talmud, which is credited with making the ancient Jewish texts more accessible.

The Bagel Report: An American Pickle? Sounds Crazy, No?

Erin and Esther dive right into the barrel and pickle their minds in the majestic, artisanal brine that is Seth Rogen's "An American Pickle,"...

Culture

‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Starring Jennifer Grey Announced

It’s official: A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is coming, and it’s starring Jewish actress Jennifer Grey, who played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 original.

Virtual Theater: ‘Fugu’ Tells Little-Known Holocaust Story

"Fugu" is based on the little-known history of how Japan sheltered 6,000 Lithuanian Jewish refugees in the city of Kobe, to protect them from the Nazis.

‘A League of Their Own’ Gets TV Remake Starring Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden

Amazon Studios is turning “A League of Their Own” into an hour-long series from creator and star Abbi Jacobson who will executive produce with Will Graham.

5 Budget-Friendly Decorating Necessities for At-Home Schooling

Here are some great décor additions that will make your online classroom setup more efficient — and even fun.

‘Nazi Menace’ Serves as Timely History Lesson

Hett usefully observes that by studying history, perhaps we are not condemned to repeat it.

Latest Articles
Latest

Lebanese Information Minister Resigns Amid Unrest Following Beirut Disaster

The decision was made as a “response to the public will for change,” minister says • Hezbollah chief, Lebanese leaders hanged in effigy in Beirut protests.

Trump’s Germany Ambassador Pick Under Fire from Jewish Groups for Statements on Immigrants and Nazi History

The nomination of Douglas Macgregor, a decorated combat veteran who now frequently appears on Fox News, made headlines this week after CNN’s K File unearthed a long history of the retired colonel’s comments.

Israeli Cabinet Meeting Canceled Amid Ongoing State Budget Dispute

Likud Party: Blue and White is blocking a $2.5 billion economic aid program. Blue and White: Likud is refusing to honor the coalition agreement.

Israel File Appendix: Early August Polls

The early August polls continue the July trends. Likud is the largest party with just over 30 projected seats. Yesh Atid is the second...

David Goldfein, Jewish US Air Force Chief, Is Stepping Down

Gen. David Goldfein, who for a time was in line to become the first Jewish chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has retired as Air Force chief.

Hollywood

‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Starring Jennifer Grey Announced

It’s official: A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is coming, and it’s starring Jewish actress Jennifer Grey, who played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 original.

Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen Over Being Pranked Can Proceed, Judge Rules

By the time the episode aired, it was widely known that Cohen was punking public figures.

Podcasts

The Bagel Report: An American Pickle? Sounds Crazy, No?

Erin and Esther dive right into the barrel and pickle their minds in the majestic, artisanal brine that is Seth Rogen's "An American Pickle,"...

Shlomo Fischer: The Jerusalem Protests

Shlomo Fischer and Shmuel Rosner discuss the almost daily protests aking place in Jerusalem. Who are the protesters? Why are they protesting? And how...

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

x