September 17, 2019

Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 9-15: Tisha B’Av, music, opera, comedy and Brad

SAT | AUGUST 9

(OPERA)

The rabbinical prohibition of kol isha a woman’s voice precludes women from singing in front of men. Lucky for Michael Kleitman, a talented lyric tenor, this law does not prevent men from entertaining the opposite sex with their vocal skills. Born in Kishinev, Moldavia, to a musical family, Kleitman studied music and composition before leaving his home for the land down under in search of a democratic forum for his talents. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.milliondollartheater.com.

(TISHA B’AV)

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SUN | AUGUST 10

(TISHA B’AV)

A multifaith gathering will commemorate Tisha B’Av with a traditional service and a provocative film screening. “The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America,” by filmmaker Gabriela Bohm, chronicles the plight of Crypto-Jews from South America, who repressed their Jewish identities for centuries (largely as a result of the Inquisition). Woven through the personal stories of six individuals including a doctor, a microbiologist and a mother and daughter the film reveals the struggle of long-forgotten Jews who are seeking to affirm their identity religiously, nationally and spiritually. Sun. 7 p.m. Free. Beth Shir Sholom, 1827 California Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ hspace = ‘8’ align = ‘left’>Speaker of the House, Pelosi has given women everywhere a reason to watch CSPAN and be proud. Gracing the American Jewish University’s Whizin Center for Continuing Education with a discussion of her new book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters,” Pelosi salutes women in America throughout history to today. Following the path paved for her by the likes of Susan B. Anthony and Alice Stone Blackwell, this influential politician stands literally before the House and metaphorically before American women as a role model to women everywhere. Mon. 7:30 p.m. $30 (includes a copy of the book). Whizin Center for Continuing Education Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. For tickets, call (310) 440-1246. ” target=”_blank”>http://coffeegallery.com.

TUE | AUGUST 12

(FILM)

Thanks to a brilliant marketing campaign that takes advantage of its audience’s online socializing addiction, you can now see the high school docudrama, “American Teen,” in theaters, “friend” and chat with the cast of real life characters on Facebook, hang out with them at one of the American Teen Nights and win all kinds of “American Teen” goodies if you create an online clique and invite more friends to join it than any other clique. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves with all these promotional gimmicks. First, you have to like the movie. Filmmaker Nanette Burstein spent 10 months in the small town of Warsaw, Ind., following five teens who each could be summed up in one word jock, princess, heartthrob, rebel and geek but are more complex and nuanced than those stereotypes initially suggest. Touching and hilarious, the Sundance favorite that garnered Burstein the directing award has been generating loads of buzz, online and off. Film opens July 25. Check local listings for theaters and show times. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ hspace = ‘8’ align = ‘left’>with the unfulfilling job working as a celebrity’s assistant to the drug-using jailed son, the only thing typically Jewish about this mishpacha are the neurotic parents. Fox, a regular at the Second City, Improv Olympic and the Comedy Central Stage, is an actress and writer who seeks to portray a loving family in which nachas may be a bit harder to come by. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Also, Aug. 14. $15. Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 300-3401. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ hspace = ‘8’ align = ‘left’>Klug will debut her treatise, “Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe,” and sign copies for her cool Jewish fans. And for the lovelorn or single folk, fear not: There’s instant matchmaking and a rather large (pay-as-you-chug) bar. Thu. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $15 (advance), $20 (door). Fu’s Palace, 8751 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 405-2336. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.jdc.org/genD/GenD.asp.

(POLITICS)

” title=”The God Blogger”>The God Blogger, will be holding the reins of “The Young Jewish Vote,” where Republican Jewish Coalition Director Larry Greenfield will face Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) in a battle to win the hearts and educated minds of young Jewish professionals between the ages of 21 and 39. Come for the fireworks and stay for the martini-infused, dessert-laden afterglow. Sponsored by ATID, HIAS and ZOA. Thu. 7 p.m. $10 (advance), $15 (at the door). Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 481-3244. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.skirball.org.

Jina Davidovich contributed to this article