Despite the rainy weekend, it seems as if cooler temperatures will stick around just a bit longer. Most days this week will hover in the high 60s, while nights cool to the mid-50s. That’s as perfect weather as you can get in Southern California, so throw on a light jacket and check out these essential events this week.
Monday – Shame of Thrones: The Musical
The first of two events at the Whitefire Theatre this week are a must-attend for any fan of the HBO epic fantasy series. Whether you loved or hated the final episode of “Game of Thrones,” you’ll laugh out loud at this off-broadway rock musical spoofing the cultural phenomenon.
Tuesday – Jewish Life In Boyle Heights: An Oral History Video Screening
Although Boyle Heights has long been known as a Hispanic neighborhood, the Angeleno Jewish community has long called Boyle Heights its home. In this series of video interviews, six Jewish women who grew up there together in the 1930s and 40s share their memories. The six participants will be in attendance and available to answer questions following the screening.
Wednesday – The Columbine Project
20 years ago, one of the most devastating school shootings took place at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Head back to The Whitefire Theatre Wednesday for “The Columbine Project,” Paul Storiale’s award-winning drama. Directed by Bree Pavey, the retelling of the week leading up to the shooting has won praise from theatre critics, survivors and families of the victims.
Thursday – Hot Off The Press
Women in the entertainment and creative fields have fought hard for their place in the spotlight, and on Thursday the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival will put the fruits of their labors on stage. “Hot Off The Press” will feature new solo writings presented by talented women playwrights in staged readings.
Friday – The Meatballs Of Comedy
Italian-Americans take center stage on Friday at Sal’s Restaurant and Comedy Club in Hollywood. Comedians from The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and more will entertain while their audience munches on some of the best Italian fare this side of Sicily.
Saturday – You Win Or You Die: Tales Of The Seven Kingdoms And Beyond
Disappointed with the latest twists on “Game of Thrones,” which came to an end Sunday? Look back on better times with Celtic Arts Center musician Becky Bishop’s live performance of Westeros-inspired songs. Local artists will feature in this lively folk-rock performance. Both original songs and covers from the series will be played.
Sunday – Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”
Mystery fans will love closing out the week with this performance of the Queen of Crime’s classic best-seller. A lonely resort becomes the backdrop for serial killings in this production. Resort guests, each with skeletons in their closets, must either come together to survive or be the last vacationer standing.