April 17, 2003
7 Days In Arts
Face it, ever since the Oscars, something hasn't felt right. You're just a little off-center. This year's stunting of the red carpet fashion-bashing extravaganza has left a void that can only be filled by the queen of professional and facial reinvention, the Diva herself, Ms. Joan Rivers. Can't bring yourself to admit it out loud? That's OK. We won't make you. After all, Seven Days is just here to help. This week, the Canon Theatre presents "Joan Rivers: Broke and Alone in L.A." So go. You know you want to. 8 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday), 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). Runs April 22-26. $40-$50. 209 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 859-2830.
Many of those unable to attend High Holiday services in the recent past still haven't missed a prayer thanks to the work of "Temple of the Air." The program offers a recorded contemporary Yom Kippur service on DVD for the homebound, which has also been televised on the Hallmark Channel, on KDOC 56 in Los Angeles and on local channels in New York and Miami. Tonight, "Temple of the Air" hosts a fundraising dinner and program to help meet its goal of distributing complimentary DVDs to homes for the aging and convalescent centers across the United States. Celebrities expected to attend include Theodore Bikel, Larry King, Mary Hart and Leonard Maltin. 6 p.m. $150. Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (310) 444-7500.
L.A. greets another fine Jewish painter today. Based in Canada, Simon Shegelman emigrated from the Soviet Union in the '70s and has exhibited his work in galleries from Berlin to Boston. The subjects of his paintings are equally extensive, ranging from Jewish themes to Parisian nightlife to still lifes of fruit or flowers. They can be viewed at today's opening reception at the Jonhson Art Collection and for the next six weeks. 6-10 p.m. 8304B Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 655-5738.