SAT DEC 1
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Anderson Cooper, the Emmy-winning CNN anchor, and Andy Cohen, the Emmy-winning host and executive producer of Bravo’s late-night interactive talk show “Watch What Happens: Live,” provide a live, behind-the-scenes look at pop culture and world events. The two longtime friends interview each other and take questions from the audience during “Deep Talk and Shallow Tales.” 8 p.m. $60-$355. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 308-6300.
“Not That Jewish”
Actress and writer Monica Piper’s acclaimed one-woman show returns to the Jewish Women’s Theatre’s The Braid through Dec. 16. Emmy-winner Piper traces her experience growing up in a showbiz-oriented family in the Bronx and re-enacts failed relationships and her decision to adopt a child after her father’s death from heart failure. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and Wednesday, Dec. 12; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. $40 general in advance, $45 at the door. The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., #102, Santa Monica. (310) 315-1400.
SUN DEC 2
Federation Super Sunday
Help The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles via phone, text or mail on this community-building day of giving. Food provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Pre-registration required. Shifts: 9:30 a.m.-noon; noon-2:30 p.m. Free. Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. Call David Harris at (323) 761-8159 or email [email protected] with questions.
30 Years After’s Taboo Summit
Iranian-Jewish community members come together to address and explore community taboos around LGBTQ+ issues, body image, mental health and dating. Lectures, workshops and general resources raise awareness about generally stigmatized topics in the Persian Jewish community while giving attendees the opportunity to voice their experiences and learn from professional expertise. Speakers include Sinai Temple Rabbi David Wolpe; JQ’s Arya Marvazy and Amanda Maddahi; Michelle Nazarian; and marriage and family therapist Rodney Rabbani. Organized by 30 Years After, a nonpartisan L.A. nonprofit promoting Iranian-Jewish participation in political, civic and Jewish life. All ages. Kosher brunch and snacks provided. 10 a.m. $25-$40. Iranian Jewish Federation, 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood.
WED DEC 5
Mehta, Bronfman and L.A. Phil
A two-part musical experience features the Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Zubin Mehta, music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and internationally acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman. The first event on Dec. 5 at American Jewish University is a pre-performance lecture with KUSC producer and host Alan Chapman. A concert on Dec. 16 at Walt Disney Concert Hall features Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 2. Lecture: Dec. 5, 7:30-9 p.m., AJU Familian Campus, Shapiro Synagogue, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. Concert: Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. $125 lecture and concert. (310) 440-1572.
Longtime Hollywood television writer and producer Marc Sheffler performs as his new comedic character, El Yid, a 69-year-old Jewish man whose long white beard and black-and-white garb would immediately lead anyone to assume that he was a Chasidic rabbi from Brooklyn. He debuts new comedy material about anti-Semitism, focusing on the ignorance and intolerance that make incidents such as the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh — Sheffler’s childhood shul — possible. 9 p.m. Free. Robin Hood British Pub, 13640 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 994-6045 or robinhoodbritishpub.com. Sheffler also performs on Dec. 6 at Palermo Italian Restaurant in Los Feliz. (323) 663-1178.
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