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March 27, 2003

7 Days In Arts

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Saturday

Workmen celebrate women today (and tomorrow), as The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring presents "Rosa: A Play About Rosa Luxemburg." In honor of Women's History Month, the Open Arms Community Players present a staged reading about the woman who "single-handed ... almost prevented World War I." 7 p.m. (Saturday), 2:30 p.m. (Sunday). $8-$12. 1525 S. Roberston Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.



Sunday

Rita and Rami sitting in a tree, S-I-N-G-I-N-G. First comes love, then comes marriage, now (finally) comes an American tour featuring both Israeli singers on one stage. The two lovebirds perform their music in concert, tonight. 8 p.m. 4357 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 273-2824. www.teev.com. Put down the castanets and leave it to a professional. Israeli flamenco dancer Or Nili Azulay performs Spanish dance set to classical music tonight, as part of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Rounding out the show, "Pulsations," are solo pieces by dancers Shondrella, Vanessa Hidary and Roxane Butterfly. 2 p.m. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. (213) 473-0640.

Monday

Just 'cause your personal budget crisis forced you to forgo the Cancun spring break festivities is no reason to miss out on a "Tangle in Tijuana." Lilla and Nora Zuckerman rush to your aid, ladies, with their all-grown-up version of the choose-your-own-adventure novel: the "Miss Adventure. "Just think, "Tangle" ("Miss Adventure" No. 1) ensures you can at least have some virtual south-of-the-border fun -- without having to worry about drinking the water. $9.95. www.simonsays.com .



Tuesday

Those who forego today's documentary screening of "The Black Panthers (in Israel) Speak" are the real April fools. The film deals with the rise of the Panther movement in Israel in the '70s and the resulting rise of Mizrahi cultural consciousness. Key leaders of the movement discuss the struggles facing them then and now. Sponsored by the Levantine Cultural Center, the screening will be followed by a discussion with one of the filmmakers, Sami Shalom Chetrit. 5-7 p.m. 314 Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood. R.S.V.P., (323) 650-7010.



Wednesday

Alexandra Zapruder has gone beyond Anne Frank, sharing the voices of other young people during the Holocaust. Her book, "Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust," is a collection of excerpts from the diaries they kept as refugees, or while in hiding or in ghettos. Zapruder reads from and discusses her National Jewish Book Award-winning book this evening at the Skirball Cultural Center. 7:30 p.m. Free (members), $5 (general). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 655-8587.



Thursday



Didier Ben Loulou captures Jerusalem up close in his latest series of photographs. Not about place so much as it's about perspective, Ben Loulou's "Jerusalem" shows the innocence and intimacy of the city from a child's gaze. The works are now on display at The Stephen Cohen Gallery. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday). Runs through May 17. 7358 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 937-5525.



Friday



It's Queer Jews Week at Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim. The synagogue has three events planned in celebration of the publication of "Queer Jews," a new anthology with essays by people like "out" Orthodox Rabbi Steven Greenberg and documentary filmmaker Sandi Simcha Dubowski ("Trembling Before G-d"). Sunday's bagel brunch and book discussion kicked things off. Tonight, a dinner with the book's editors David Shneer and Caryn Aviv preceeds Shabbat services featuring Shneer and Aviv as guest speakers. 6:30 p.m. (dinner), 8 p.m. (services). 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023.

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