December 18, 2018

Calendar: November 8-14



To commemorate its 75th anniversary, this favorite local eatery will be hosting “Chili Dogs for Charity” — 75 cents per dog for 75 minutes every night for one week. All proceeds go to a different charity each night. This week, you can finally make use of that age-old adage: “Yes, I’m eating seven chili dogs — it’s for charity!” Sat. 7 p.m. 75 cents (limit seven hot dogs per person). Through Nov. 13. Pink’s Hot Dogs, 709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7594. SUN | NOV 9


This Emmy-winning writer and stand-up sensation is feeling “Farmisht, Farblungit & Farklempt” and she’s gonna tell you about it. Monica Piper has written for television classics “Roseanne,” “Mad About You,” and “Rugrats.” She had a special on Showtime called “No, Monica … Just You” and was named one of the top five female comedians in the country by American Comedy Awards. Sun. 3 p.m. $20 (advance, members), $22 (advance, nonmembers), $25 (door). Temple Akiba, 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 670-6394. ” target=”_blank”>

MON | NOV 10


Anita Diamant’s New York Times best-seller comes to life in the upcoming Lifetime miniseries starring Morena Baccarin, Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Debra Winger and Rebecca Ferguson. A first-person narrative about the story of Dinah — daughter of Jacob and sister to Joseph — the series explores the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. It’s the world of the red tent, a place women are sent during the cycles of birthing, menses and illnesses. This exclusive screening of the first episode will be followed by a conversation with Diamant, moderated by author and Jewish Journal columnist Gina Nahai. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Must RSVP to Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 476-8561.TUE | NOV 11


In the mood for the American dream? Perfect. Hershey Felder — who previously embodied George Gershwin for a one-man show — is now bringing Irving Berlin to life. The composer, who escaped czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side, eventually became a citizen of the world, his musical contributions far-reaching and long-lasting. From “God Bless America” to “White Christmas,” his songs are unforgettable classics. Written by Felder and directed by Trevor Hay, it’s a production you can count on. Tue. 8 p.m. $37-$82. Through Dec. 21. Geffen Playhouse, Gill Cates Theater, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208-5454. ” target=”_blank”>

THU | NOV 13


Despite its name, this improv group is second to none. Founded in 1959 in Chicago, the troupe has spent the last 55 years expanding to Canada and producing some of our favorite and defining comedic icons. Alumni include Alan Arkin, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and more. Spreading the funny internationally and domestically, tonight’s festivities will showcase both new and classic sketches. Don’t forget to bring tissues (assuming you cry when laughing uncontrollably). Thu. 7:30 p.m. $45-$55. Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. (818) 677-3000. FRI | NOV 14


Josh is a 12-year-old boy in a tricky family situation. His mom needs money, and his mom’s boyfriend is a little too aggressive about Josh making it as a future baseball player. Tensions rise until Josh’s grandfather, Solomon, steps in with a proposition: financial help if Josh studies to have a bar mitzvah. Directed by Jesse Quinones, the film stars Andre Royo, Daisy Haggard and Luca Oriel. Fri. Various times. $11 (general), $8 (seniors, ages 11 and under, bargain matinee). Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (310) 478-3836. ” target=”_blank”>