November 18, 2018

Picks and Clicks for October 24– 30, 2009


Mitch Albom, best-selling author of “Tuesdays With Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” discusses his new book, “Have a Little Faith,” with Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple. The dialogue, “What About God and Having a Little Faith?” will be followed by a book signing. Sat. 7 p.m. $20 (Sinai members), $25 (general). Tickets include a copy of Albom’s latest book. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 481-3243. {encode=”” title=””}.

Jewish musicians perform works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and others in a new series, “Music Together: A Classical Music Concert Series,” aiming to bring the Jewish community closer together through a shared musical experience. Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the JCC at Milken. Sat. 2 p.m. Next concert, Dec. 6. $15. JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (718) 902-3131. {encode=”” title=””}.

The 2009 Arpa International Film Festival hosts its Peace in the Middle East/Armin T. Wegner Program, featuring two films: “Voices From Inside — Israelis Speak,” a documentary highlighting the stories of 16 Israelis active in the peace movement, and “When the Voices Fade,” a 21-minute short exploring the Lebanese-Israeli conflict through the tale of a Lebanese dance instructor and an Israeli army pilot. Sat. 3:30 p.m. $11. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. ” title=””>


The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys has assembled a diverse lineup of Jewish authors for its 11th annual Jewish Book Festival: comedian Carol Leifer, who wrote “When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win”; Peter Manseau, who just received the National Jewish Book Award for fiction with “Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter”; sports writer Ira Berkow; children’s author April Halprin Wayland; Noah Alper, founder of Noah’s Bagels and author of “Business Mensch”; and others. First event (Carol Leifer): Thu. 7:30 p.m. Free. Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Shaarei Torah Campus, 550 S. Second Ave., Arcadia. Festival runs through Dec. 5 at various venues. (626) 332-0700. ” title=””>

Local musical collective Fool’s Gold perform their blend of Western pop, African melodies and Hebrew lyrics as part of KCRW’s Sounds Around Town series of free concerts at Westfield Century City’s outdoor terrace. Thu. 7-9 p.m. Free. Westfield Century City, Dining Terrace, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.