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Jewish Journal

Laura Donney

  • Calendar: June 20-26

    2 weeks ago

    SAT | JUNE 20

    ELECTRIC DUSK DRIVE-IN SERIES

    Jewish directors every which way! This super-cool venue’s summer film schedule continues with some of our favorite visionary filmmakers. From “The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers) to “E.T.” and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost...

  • Calendar: June 13-19

    3 weeks ago

    SAT | JUNE 13

    RUTH WEISBERG

    Come celebrate this contemporary L.A. artist with her new exhibition, “Reflections Through Time.” Comprising many pieces from her established career, the exhibition includes mixed-media paintings, drawings and lithographs. Weisberg, whose work...

  • Calendar: June 6–June 12

    June 3, 2015 | 5:04 pm

    SAT | JUNE 6

    “ON TIDY ENDINGS”

    Is this grief big enough for the two of us? That’s the issue between a gay man and a straight woman who meet to tie up loose ends after the death of the man they both loved. Set in 1987, Harvey Fierstein’s one-act play, part of his “Safe Sex”...

  • Los Angeles Summer Events: May 30 – August 30

    June 2, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    SAT | MAY 30

    DUDAMEL, DESSNER AND GLASS

    In addition to two major premieres commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic from Bryce Dessner (half of indie rock favorite The National) and minimalist composer Philip Glass, there will be two string quartets and a performance of the...

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  • Calendar: May 30–June 5

    May 27, 2015 | 1:56 pm

    SAT | MAY 30

    AUTOMATIC TOYS FEATURING NACHUM PETERSEIL

    Madonna may have said it best: “Music makes the people come together.” Well, at this downtown L.A. interfaith concert, that’s what it will do. This Canadian duo mixes electronic rock with Middle Eastern vibes and encourages...

  • Calendar May 23–29

    May 21, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    SAT | MAY 23

    NEIL DIAMOND

    Sweet Caroline, we’re in for a treat! An inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honoree at the Kennedy Center and a Grammy winner, Neil Diamond has been warming our hearts for decades. You know you love “Song...

  • May 17-22

    May 14, 2015 | 4:40 pm

    SUN MAY 17

    CELEBRATE ISRAEL FESTIVAL

    It’s that time of year again, and to celebrate Israel’s 67th year of independence, Rancho Park transforms itself into the Holy Land for a day. This year’s “Jerusalem of Gold” theme lets attendees visit various mock sites of Jerusalem,...

  • Calendar: May 9-15, 2015

    May 7, 2015 | 3:16 pm

    SAT | MAY 9

    13”

    A hilarious coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it, “13” — Panic! Productions’ hit production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical — follows Evan Goldman as he moves from New York City to a small Indiana town. While...

  • Calendar May 2-8

    April 30, 2015 | 10:01 am

    MON | MAY 4 - THU | MAY 7
    
    LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    
    With screening upon screening and Q-and-A upon Q-and-A, the options for the 2015 L.A. Jewish Film Festival are big on quantity
    and quality. There are North American and West Coast premieres and films ranging from thrillers...
  • Calendar: April 25 - May 1

    April 23, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    SAT | APRIL 25

    A MATTER OF SIZE”

    Go big or go home! In partnership with Menemsha Films, the Beit T’Shuvah Film Series, a presentation of six films over nine months that in some way deal with important personal issues, kicks off with a big comedy that will provide a belly’s...

  • April 18-24

    April 16, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    SAT | APRIL 18

    “WESTWOOD VILLAGE FINE ART FESTIVAL”

    It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a Westwood Village to raise an artist. It’s the second day of the three-day art festival presenting the fine works of crafters, painters, sculptors, sketchers, etchers and...

  • Calendar: April 11-17

    April 8, 2015 | 11:02 am

    MON | APRIL 13

    “BOOKS ’N’ BRUNCH”

    It’s another kind of “bnb.” Matthew Friedman, associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, will speak about anti-Semitism around the world and here at home at Brandeis University’s annual fundraising event. Joining Friedman is...

  • Calendar: April 3–10

    April 2, 2015 | 5:45 pm

    FRI | APRIL 3

    “PASSAGES”

    Chronicling the history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies, the traveling exhibition “Passages” features about 400 artifacts set against immersive environments like the caves of Qumran and the Jerusalem...

  • Calendar March 28-April 3

    March 25, 2015 | 10:44 am

    SAT | MARCH 28

    DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST

    Whether by Kindle or by candle, people were reading long before they were tweeting. This year, the Music Center is celebrating the biggest coalition of locally based authors and publishers. The day features all kinds of activities and readings,...

  • Calendar March 21-27

    March 18, 2015 | 11:47 am

    SAT | MARCH 21

    “UNCUFFED”

    Jewish Women’s Theatre presents the world premiere of “Uncuffed,” a salon theater experience with stories, short plays and music exploring what it means to be free, and how we break the ties that bind us when we are not. Narratives include a bat...

  • Calendar March 14-20

    March 11, 2015 | 10:26 am

    SAT | MARCH 14

    GALEET DARDASHTI

    “Monajat” is the most recent multisensory piece by the esteemed artist. “Monajat” is inspired by old, haunting recordings of the Jewish prayers of Selichot. Reinventing the deep and reflective musical ritual of Selichot with digital technology,...

  • Calendar: March 7-13

    March 4, 2015 | 10:35 am

    SAT | MAR 7

    “TIGER BY THE TAIL”

    When a middle-age therapist starts a correspondence with a young Jewish prisoner, the therapist gets much more than he could have anticipated. Frawley Becker’s drama, directed by Jules Aaron, is a look at the unlikely relationship that can...

  • Calendar: February 28 - March 6

    February 25, 2015 | 9:58 am

    SAT | FEB 28

    YALE STROM & HOT PSTROMI

    There’s no better way to celebrate the end of the shortest month than with some heartwarming klez-tastic tunes. The band, which got its start more than 30 years ago, uses violin, bass, flute, accordion, vocals and more to bring that Eastern...

  • Calendar: February 21-27

    February 18, 2015 | 9:50 am

    SAT | FEB 21

    “RELIEF”

    David Abir’s solo exhibition culminates in this final installation, and even if you haven’t seen the first three parts of the series, “Relief” isn’t to be missed. Based around a fictional historical narrative, the piece is like a visual-architectural...

  • Calendar February 14-20

    February 11, 2015 | 11:16 am

    SAT | FEB 14

    “THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

    It’s the cinematic adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s celebrated musical comedy-drama. Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, the film is the story of a struggling actress and her lover, a Jewish novelist. Through powerful and candid songs,...

  • Calendar: February 7-13

    February 4, 2015 | 9:42 am

    SAT | FEB 7

    NEIL SEDAKA

    Neil Sedaka sings, composes, plays piano and writes (“Laughter in the Rain: My Own Story”) and has been in the spotlight — always exercising at least one of these skills — for more than 50 years. He’s sold millions of records and co-written more than 500...

  • Calendar: January 31st - February 6th

    January 28, 2015 | 11:00 am

    SAT | JAN 31

    STAN LEE

    You know those previews and billboards for comic-book franchises that keep popping up? The man we have to thank is Stan Lee, and for lots of fathers, sons, nephews and brothers (mine included), he is very important. Lee is the man behind Marvel and such...

  • Calendar January 24-30

    January 21, 2015 | 10:57 am

    SAT | JAN 24

    “HE SAID … SHE SAID”

    It’s the most common kind of hearsay around. The Jewish Women’s Theatre presents its newest salon, an exploration of the different versions we have of the things that happen to us, big and small. From a husband and wife recounting their first...

  • Calendar January 17-23

    January 14, 2015 | 11:11 am

    SAT | JAN 17

    “KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS WITH JEFFREY SIEGEL”

    Featuring internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel, this concert-with-commentary includes not only delightful music, but also a captivating dialogue preceding piano masterpieces. Tonight’s performance, “The...

  • Calendar January 10-16

    January 7, 2015 | 9:55 am

    SAT | JAN 10

    GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY — AN EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY

    Did you know Gene Kelly spoke Yiddish and was a Shabbos goy? If you think that’s surprising, there’s a lot more to learn about this legendary actor, director and choreographer. Patricia Kelly — his widow,...

  • Calendar January 3-9

    December 29, 2014 | 9:18 pm

    SAT | JAN 3
     
    NINA SHALLMAN
     
    Attention, people who enjoy the warm, strong vocals of female artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell: Nina Shallman is here to carry on the tradition of lady crooners. A singer-songwriter and poet, Shallman started...
  • Calendar: December 20 - January 2

    December 17, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    SAT | DEC 20

    SHABBAT EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES

    Finally, a Chanukah-themed Shabbat. This is truly a treat for families with school-age kids and crafty attitudes. Participants will get to enjoy crafts, songs, a cooking project and more, all relating to our favorite winter holiday....

  • Calendar December 13-19

    December 10, 2014 | 11:14 am

    SAT | DEC 13

    “MIDDLE EAST COMIC RELIEF” 

    Maybe the best way to achieve peace is to laugh our way there. Comedy troupe Sultans of Satire bring the funny to benefit the Levantine Cultural Center, the only Middle Eastern and North African cultural center in the Southland. Hosted...

  • Calendar: December 6-12

    December 3, 2014 | 10:08 am

    SUN | DEC 7

    JACOB EBRIANI & JENIK COOK GALLERY OPENING

    Spice up your Sunday with a little artistic flair. American Art Award winners Jacob Ebriani and Jenik Cook are showcasing their masterpieces to the public. Ebriani chooses to make art a spiritual act — a sur-naturalist, his...

  • Calendar: November 29-December 5

    November 25, 2014 | 9:12 am

    SAT | NOV 29

    “REASONS TO LIVE”

    It was chosen by the Cape Cod Times as a Favorite Play of 2012 when it was staged at the Provincetown Theater, and now it’s having its Los Angeles premiere. In Meryl Cohn’s play, Jane Silverstein has to deal with a runaway groom, a pajama-wearing...

  • Calendar: Holiday preview 2014

    November 21, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    FRI | NOV 28

    “THE COMEDIC GENIUS OF RODNEY DANGERFIELD”

    Have some respect! Curated with the help of Rodney Dangerfield’s widow, Joan, this temporary exhibit offers an intimate look into the iconic career of a comedy favorite. Featuring the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Comedy...

  • Calendar November 22-28

    November 19, 2014 | 11:42 am

    SAT | NOV 22

    “HANNAH AND HER SISTERS”

    If you think your family’s Thanksgiving dinners are complicated, just consult this Woody Allen classic. The 1986 film tells the story of Hannah (Mia Farrow), her husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and the infidelities and lives of a...

  • Calendar November 15-21

    November 12, 2014 | 10:15 am

    SAT | NOV 15

    “THREADS THAT BIND: A CULTURAL IDENTITY”

    This one is for all you close-knitters, weavers, crocheters and fiber enthusiasts! Curated by Anne Hromadka, this exhibit explores the importance of textile and fiber arts through a Jewish lens. Featuring work from artists...

  • Calendar: November 8-14

    November 5, 2014 | 11:24 am

    SAT | NOV 8

    PINK’S HOT DOGS FOR SALE

    To commemorate its 75th anniversary, this favorite local eatery will be hosting “Chili Dogs for Charity” — 75 cents per dog for 75 minutes every night for one week. All proceeds go to a different charity each night. This week, you can...

  • Calendar November 1-7

    October 29, 2014 | 9:50 am

    SAT | NOV 1/SUN | NOV 2

    “DAY OF THE DEAD”

    Oh, how quickly love becomes — something else. Years ago, in the cornfields of Mexico, a young man and woman fell into a passionate romance. Now old and living in Los Angeles on Olvera Street, the man is tricked into temptation for...

  • Calendar October 25-31

    October 22, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    SAT | OCT 25 
     
    B.J. NOVAK 
     
    While a book with the title “A Book With No Pictures” might initially sound like a turn off to children, this former “The Office” writer and actor guarantees a good time for both kids and parents. Demanding that every single word on...
  • Calendar: October 18-24

    October 14, 2014 | 10:09 am

    SAT | OCT 18/SUN | OCT 19

    STEVE ISSERLIS

    Hello, cello! He’s not The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, but this is a British import we’re just as happy to welcome. Recognized worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and author, Isserlis has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the...

  • Calendar Oct. 11-17

    October 7, 2014 | 10:44 am

    SUN | OCT 12

    “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ”

    If you’re a senior or a boomer and are looking for a Roaring ’20s-themed afternoon filled with comedians, music, fun décor, video clips and Fred Astaire, you’re in luck. Celebrate the third year of “Senior Comedy Afternoons” — for seniors, by...

  • Calendar: October 4-10

    October 1, 2014 | 9:50 am

    SAT | OCT 4

    “BETTER”

    Who says Los Angeles isn’t a theater town? When Annie returns to her Midwest childhood home to escape her less-than-blissful married life and visit her dying father, drama unfolds. With family and old friends around, secrets are revealed, wine is consumed,...

  • Calendar September 27 - October 3

    September 23, 2014 | 9:35 am

    SAT | SEP 27

    “BRONIES! THE MUSICAL”

    Ever felt isolated by a passion? Maybe embarrassed, but also complete and whole? In this original musical about three guys who connect over their love for the “My Little Pony” franchise, there’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, and...

  • Calendar: Fall preview Sept. 26 - Nov. 23

    September 18, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    FRI | SEPT 26

    “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU”

    Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel with the same title, the book tells the story of Judd Foxman, returning home to sit shivah for his late father. Citing legal clearances, the film has altered the Foxman name to a less overtly Jewish...

  • Calendar Sept. 20-26

    September 17, 2014 | 10:59 am

    SAT | SEP 20

    JASON SEGEL

    He’s the biggest kid around, and he’s got a book for you! Whether or not you’re into dreams, “Nightmares!” is for everyone. This actor, writer and musician — who you know from the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”...

  • Calendar Sept 13-19

    September 10, 2014 | 10:33 am

    SAT | SEPT 13

    “RAGING JEWS OF COMEDY”

    Are you ready to rage? With Jews? Of Comedy? Featuring some of this generation’s edgiest comics, the stage will offer two hours of insightful, side-splitting and more than your run-of-the-mill Borscht Belt humor. This evening’s lineup...

  • Calendar September 6-12

    September 3, 2014 | 10:14 am

    SAT | SEP 6

    “FOR EXPORT ONLY”

    The Shulamit Gallery is bringing you a group exhibition featuring four contemporary Iranian artists — Shahab Fotouhi, Sanaz Mazinani, Mamali Shafahi and Kamran Sharif  —together (though independently) exploring their cultural identity and...

  • Calendar Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

    August 27, 2014 | 9:55 am

    SAT | AUG 30

    DAN LEVY

    Mr. Levy knows how to take any old anecdote and turn it into a polished and quirky punch line. He’s a little bit Jerry Seinfeld, a little bit Aziz Ansari (just go with it), and he got his start during his sophomore year of college when he won the Funniest...

  • Calendar August 23-29

    August 20, 2014 | 10:07 am

    SAT | AUG 23

    RACHEL DEWOSKIN

    Emma Sasha Silver is only 15 when she loses her eyesight in a terrible accident in DeWoskin’s young adult debut,“Blind.” On top of having to relearn basic functions, the teen is also confronted with untangling the apparent suicide of a fellow...

  • Calendar August 16-22

    August 13, 2014 | 10:05 am

    SAT | AUG 16

    “BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS”

    It’s a big night for Broadway’s home away from home — Hollywood! Under the direction of David Galligan and the musical direction of Gerald Sternbach, some of the stage’s best will perform some stage favorites. Showstoppers include Tony...

  • Calendar August 9-15

    August 6, 2014 | 10:32 am

    SAT | AUG 9

    “THE GOOD DOCTOR”

    Neil Simon’s play is a treat for anyone who likes comedy, music and Anton Chekhov. As a writer suffering from creative blockage, our nameless protagonist narrates several of his stories to his audience. With titles that include “The Sneeze,”...

  • Calendar August 2-8

    July 30, 2014 | 9:59 am

    SAT | AUG 2

    “THE MUSIC OF JEWISH COMPOSERS”

    Say “Bravo” to the 11th annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival! Temple Emanuel and Greystone Mansion host a week and a half of concerts and programs that celebrate sounds from all over. Tonight’s festivities focus on a...

  • Calendar July 26 - August 1

    July 23, 2014 | 9:40 am

    SAT | JUL 26

    NATIONAL DANCE DAY

    Put on your horah shoes and grab a partner! The Music Center and Grand Park join forces with the Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and artist and dancer Adam Shankman, for the West Coast’s flagship celebration of...

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