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Feb
23
Sun
NHRA Arizona Nationals – Sunday @ ParkMe Headquarters
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 am
The 2020 Jewish Executive Leadership Conference Los Angeles @ Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

The Jewish Executive Leadership Conference is LA’s largest interactive networking forum bringing high-level Jewish executives together with Jewish MBA and law students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. Each year, hundreds of graduate students gather to hear experienced executives who are also community leaders impact upon them their career successes and the importance of young community leadership. Our 9th Annual JEL Conference, sponsored by the Redstone Family, will be held on February 23, 2019 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, and will draw 50+ top executive panelists and two keynote speakers representing leaders in the finance, legal services, entertainment, startup, technology, and real estate industries. In addition, the JEL Conference showcases a full range of Los Angeles’ premier Jewish nonprofits, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Hillel, Bet Tzedek and others, who present volunteering and leadership opportunities to conference participants. The JEL Conference is unique and represents the pinnacle of JGSI’s trademark fusion of Jewish community leadership with business acumen. This conference effectively inspires young Jewish graduate students and professionals to become active leaders of the Jewish community while simultaneously helping their own careers through the speakers’ invaluable advice.

Photo Lab for Kids: Fun Family Portraits @ Apple Third Street Promenade
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

To reserve your spot, visit https://apple.co/32ewSeh.

Learn how to set up and take family portraits using iPad and iPhone. Kids will find interesting backgrounds, use different light sources, and direct family members for their photo shoot. They’ll use Live Photos to capture action, and add fun art and text to their portraits. iPhone or iPad devices will be provided, or bring your own. Recommended for families and kids ages 5–12.

Fight Hunger at Sunday’s Farmers Market in Santa Monica @ Postal code 90401, US
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by: Food Forward Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we’d love to have you join us.Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and . . .

“Love in Bloom” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Love in Bloom A bawdy, bold, bodacious Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy tribute to the wenches and rogues of the Bard, Love in Bloom is a captivating garden of a thousand and one theatrical delights insuring that all’s well that ends as you like it. You’ll laugh yourself silly in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening of theatre replete with magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance, humor, and mind-boggling feats of verbal and physical legerdemain. The eight-member cast, in the renowned Actors’ Repertory Theatre commedia-carnival style, creates a host of over 30 characters, bringing to the stage all the stuff that dreams (and musicals) are made on. Complimentary pre-show wine and sweets included in price of admission.

Feb
24
Mon
ALL-STAR JAM SESSION BENEFIT HOSTED BY: C.C. THOMAS JR. @ Harvelles Blues Club
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
25
Tue
Starving Darling @ Harvelles Blues Club
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MARDI GRAS with the DAMN WELL PLEASE ORGAN TRIO and friends @ Harvelle's Santa Monica
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harvelle’s PresentsThe Greatest Mardi Gras Soiree’ in Los Angeles!  withTHE DAMN WELL PLEASE ORGAN TRIO and GUESTS!The best in Zydeco, Jazzz, Blues and Fun in one band! Drinks Specials King Cake Beads Food out backfood out back from:HIGHLAND HICKORYfrom the smoker: BEEF BRISKET PULLED PORK PULLED CHICKEN HOT LINKS sides: MAC & CHEESE MARDI GRAS SLAW CHEDDAR JALEPENO [email protected]’s Ruin Wednesday!!Doors at 5 PM Happy Hour 5 to 8 PM STARVING DARLING: 7 to 7:30 PM No cover – $2 off drinksAfter 8 PM: Tix $5 on line or $10 at the door!!  

Feb
26
Wed
A NIGHT WITH PETER DISTEFANO AND FRIENDS @ Harvelle's Santa Monica
Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A NIGHT WITH PETER DISTEFANO AND FRIENDS @ Harvelles Blues Club
Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter DiStefano:Porno for Pyros, Rambient, Venice Underground, Peter Murphy, Hybrid, Lance Herbstrong.   Peter DiStefano has played many of the most iconic venues and festivals in the world including Coachella, Glastonbury, Woodstock, Hollywood Bowl, Austin City Limits and he has been a regular performer at Lollapalooza and played The Warped Tour many times over the years. His guitar playing and writing have been featured on both Gold & Platinum records.   As a solo artist DiStefano recently opened up for The Verve Pipe on their 2018 tour of North America.   DiStefano’s unique guitar playing has been featured on many of the film scores by composer Harry Gregson-Williams such as each of the ‘Shrek’ films, ‘Deja Vu’, ‘The Town’, ’Man on Fire’ and ‘The Martian’ and this has led to him scoring his own projects including the documentary ‘Modern American Artists’, directed by Douglas Kaplan, which recently won Best Documentary at the 2018 Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival.   Punk Rock Story Book is DiStefano’s latest solo project and charts the musical progression that has been his life and experience.