Events Calendar

 

 

Jun
22
Thu
RAW Series: Sunday in the Park with George
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George, Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving piece was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical with such songs as “Putting It Together”, “Move On”, ”Sunday” and “Children And Art”. One night only! Tickets available for purchase at door.

Aug
23
Wed
Odessa/Havana: The Explosive Jewish/Cuban Musical Evolution
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience as Jewish trumpeter, composer and cultural innovator David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, and a global ensemble of jazz greats as they find common musical ground. This cross-cultural blend is, according to LA Weekly, an “absolute cooker … a seamless mesh of Cuban and klezmer that seems like the most natural thing in the world.”

Aug
30
Wed
Short-Term Rental Town Hall With Councilmember Barbara Bry
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to hear an update on Councilmember Bry’s proposed regulations for short-term rentals, and provide your input on this important neighborhood issue. R.S.V.P. required.

Sep
14
Thu
Hear Retired Boxing Champion’s Inspirational Story at JCC
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Lawrence Family JCC will screen the short documentary, Vaden Versus, followed by a motivational program including a question and answer session with “The Ultimate” Vaden, himself.

Vaden’s story goes from triumph to tragedy back to triumph again.  In a 1999 title fight, the world champion boxer knocked out Stephan Johnson. While Vaden knew his opponent was hurt, he had no idea he would die 15 days later. Wracked with guilt, the San Diego native was forced to deal with the consequences of his victory. Admits Vaden, “I’ve been in very dark places, almost forgetting how to live.  But,” he continues, “I got back in the ring, worked through fear and guilt and learned how to breathe again.”

Oct
11
Wed
A Conversation with John Lithgow
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more than a half century, John Lithgow has been delighting audiences on stage, in movies and on television. In a lively discussion, with Peter Gourevitch, distinguished professor emeritus of political science at UC San Diego, Lithgow will reflect on the roles that have shaped his career and influenced the larger culture from his star turn in “The World According to Garp” to his SAG-award-winning role as Winston Churchill in the Netflix original series “The Crown.”

Nov
2
Thu
The Men’s Event
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy beer, BBQ and brotherhood with this special event featuring David Horovitz, Founding Editor, The Times of Israel.

Nov
15
Wed
Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List – with Jeffrey Shandler
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Among the thousands of interviews conducted by the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive between 1994 and 1999, there are dozens in which survivors discuss Schindler’s List, the actual rescue list as well as Steven Spielberg’s popular feature film of 1993. In the course of relating their life histories, survivors mention the film both in regards to their own story of survival and as they reflect on the differences between experience of the past and its narration. Jeffrey Shandler is a professor in the department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a leading authority on Jewish culture past and present. His works include the groundbreaking monographWhile America Watches: Televising the Holocaust; Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America; and, most recently, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices.