September 11, 2003
7 Days In Arts
Let's make a deal? Monty's offering you one you can't refuse. Continuing today and tomorrow is the 31st annual Merchant of Tennis/Monty Hall/Cedars-Sinai Diabetes Tennis Tournament. You might have missed last night's cocktail reception, but that's no reason to skip today's tournament. Plus, Sunday's championship finals take place at that earthly Valhalla -- the Playboy Mansion. $450 (tournament entry fee). Mountaingate Country Club, 12445 Mountaingate Drive, Los Angeles. $150 (championship). Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills. (310) 996-1188.
It's got the trappings of a good murder mystery, but Col. Mustard stays away in Robert E. Sherwood's "Idiot's Delight." Colorful characters go about their business while stranded in a Fascist Italy hotel on the eve of World War II. 8 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 7 p.m. (Sunday). $20. Runs through Oct. 19. Lillian Theatre, 1078 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood. (323) 960-5521.
What with the kids back in school, it's dawned on you that you actually miss the little buggers. Indulge this tender moment and take them with you to Park Labrea's seventh annual Art in the Park Art Fair and Festival, featuring a children's "fun field" with art workshops and children's art display. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. 6200 W. Third St., Los Angeles. (323) 549-5580. www.artinthepark.com .
Jews, Muslims and Christians come together for some interfaith dialogue at the Laemmle Fairfax. The program includes a screening of Ruth Broyde-Sharone's 18-minute documentary, "God and Allah Need to Talk," as well as performances by Palestinian violinist Nabil Azzam, Iranian entertainer Mitra Rahbar, Ladino music singer Stefani Valadez and the Yuval Ron Trio with percussionist Jamie Papish. Noon-3 p.m. $10 (suggested minimum donation). 7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 837-2294.
Milla Jovovitch performs punk covers of klezmer favorites and Adrien Brody ventriloquizes in Greg Pritikin's new film, "Dummy." Opening this week, the offbeat romantic comedy about a nebbish who still lives with mom and dad follows his endeavors in learning the art of ventriloquism and in wooing his unemployment counselor. Some are hailing it "My Big Fat Jewish Wedding," while others point to some disappointing clichés. We leave it to you to decide who the dummy is. www.artisanent.com .