September 17, 2019

Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 7-13

SAT | JUNE 7

(POETRY)

Who could forget “The Crocodile’s Toothache”? The toothy reptile sobbing in the dentist’s chair as the helpful doc asks, “Why does it hurt and where?” The ” target=”_blank”>http://www.odysseytheatre.com.

(BENEFIT CONCERT)

Help the H.O.P.E Unit Foundation, a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, provide support for bereaved members of our community. “A Musical Celebration of the Soul” will feature cantorial soloist Shira Fox, an a capella group, singer Hale Porter, cabaret singer Lynda Levy and other entertainers. The fundraiser will also honor Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom, Rabbi Karen Fox of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and Valley Beth Shalom’s Cantor Herschel Fox, the evening’s emcee. Sat. 8 p.m. $50. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Westside Irmas Campus, 11661 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 788-4673. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by calling (310) 247-3000, ext. 130.

(THEATER)

Social activist, author and screenwriter Diane Namm strives to bring literary works to the stage that will have an impact on impressionable youths. Teaming up with the West of Broadway Theater Company, Namm has produced “Huck,” an interactive theater adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Audience members will search for hidden treasures right along with Huck as he rows down the river with his friend, Jim, only to be captured by two absent-minded villains who force them to join their poorly conceived magic act. Sat. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Through June 28. $15 (adults), $10 (12 and under). Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 428-3343. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ hspace = ‘8’ align = ‘left’>arts and future technology narratives. Fans of the cultish literary phenomena can also snap a photo with Emmy Award-winning actorWilliam Shatner of “Star Trek” fame, who will sign copies of his new autobiography, “Up Till Now,” detailing his exploits as a Hollywood star. Don’t miss this chance to spend a full day perusing new and vintage comic books, action figures, trading cards, collectibles, movie memorabilia and Japanese anime merchandise. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Shatner appears at 2 p.m. $8. Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 W. 32nd St., Los Angeles. (818) 954-8432. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.nhm.org.

(SHAVUOT CELEBRATION)

For the past four years, Rabbi Naomi Levy has inspired disaffected Jews to return to their roots through Nashuva, Hebrew for “to return,” a self-styled community that uses music and Torah to deepen Jewish connection. If you haven’t yet been to a Nashuva Shabbat, one of Los Angeles’ spiritual gems, you can experience its magic and power at Nashuva’s Fourth Birthday Fundraiser, where you can dance and sing to the rocking rhythms of the Nashuva Band, enrich your mind with a study session and generously support this treasure chest of Judaism. Sun. 6:45 p.m. $25 (student), $50 (general), $250-$1,000 (sponsorship). Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood.