January 19, 2019

Spies for the good guys, when they were young

Saturday the 14th

Wordplay is the name of the game when the Music Center presents David Prather’s “Preschool Poetry Jam” today. The high energy show “introduces children to the antics and agility of words” through popular jump rope jingles and the poems of Shel Silverstein and A.A. Milne.

10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free. BP Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8000. ” target=”_blank”>www.dcafineart.com.

Monday the 16th

A Yom HaShoah commemoration worth attending this week takes place at American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism) today. Paying homage to both the Armenian Genocide and the Jewish Holocaust, “Sacred Memories” is a memorial concert featuring works by Armenian composers Tigran Mansurian and Priest Comitas and Jewish composers Shulamit Ran, Tsippi Fleischer, Charles Davidson and Gideon Klein. Armenian and Jewish community choirs will perform, including Synergy Ensemble, who also performs at LACMA on April 15.

8 p.m. Free. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-1247. ” target=”_blank”>www.laemmle.com.

Wednesday the 18th

The five-month San Diego Jewish Music Festival kicks off today with a timely screening of the film, “We Want the Light, Parts I and II.” The award-winning documentary focuses on music in the Nazi concentration camps, and features musical contributions by Pinchas Zuckerman, Daniel Berenboim and Zubin Mehta. A post-film discussion with San Diego Symphony Music Director Nuvi Mehta is also planned. The festival runs through August 5, and will also feature Israeli bassist/composer Avishai Cohen, tenor Michael Philip Davis, the Israeli Contemporary String Quartet, American pianist Jeffrey Siegel and Israeli ensemble SheshBesh.

Lawrence Family JCC, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. (858) 362-1348. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ alt=”anatol”>

A bourgeois playboy romances seven women in seven acts in the Arthur Schnitzler play “Anatol,” now at Pacific Resident Theatre. The playwright was known for his controversial descriptions of sexuality (as well as his own sexual voracity), with this theatrical piece being no exception.

Through May 27. 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $20-$25. 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-8392.

Friday the 20th

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