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November 25, 2004

7 Days in the Arts

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Saturday

Shopping carts may seem a questionable theme for works of art, but for Leah Devora, these carts that appear and disappear all over Los Angeles are "much like the transiency of the city" itself. Blending oil painting and photography, she creates moody, emotional portraits of the city in the series she's titled "Nuevo Cartdum." They're viewable Wednesdays through Saturdays by appointment.

Through Dec. 19. Leah Devora Contemporary, 4555 Franklin Ave., Third Floor No. 12, Los Angeles. (323) 627-2535.

Sunday

The 10 days of introspection during the High Holidays become the overarching theme in Clyde Derrick's new play, "Teshuvah." Set during the blitzkrieg of September 1939, this teshuvah period focuses on three characters thrown together by external circumstances. There is Polish countess Klara, held hostage in her home by a German captain who hopes to lure back her missing husband, a leader of the Polish resistance. There is the young inexperienced captain himself who, in interrogating his prisoner, manages to fall in love with her. And there is Shlomo, a Jewish tailor, hiding and starving in Klara's closet and in need of her sympathy and protection.

Runs Mondays and Tuesdays through Dec. 14, and Jan. 10-25. 8 p.m. $15. Write Act Theatre, 6128 Yucca St., Hollywood. (323) 860-8894.

Monday

Holocaust survivor artists who used "the only weapons at their disposal," charcoal, pencil stubs, paper scraps and shreds of cement sacks, to fight back against Nazi oppression and violence are the subjects of Hilary Helstein's documentary, "As Seen Through These Eyes." Among them, are Simon Wiesenthal and Samuel Bak. The New JCC at Milken screens a sneak preview of the doc today in conjunction with their current exhibit of Bak's work. A Q-and-A with Helstein and wine reception follow.

7-9 p.m. Free. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 464-3300.

Tuesday

Holocaust survivor artists who used "the only weapons at their disposal," charcoal, pencil stubs, paper scraps and shreds of cement sacks, to fight back against Nazi oppression and violence are the subjects of Hilary Helstein's documentary, "As Seen Through These Eyes." Among them, are Simon Wiesenthal and Samuel Bak. The New JCC at Milken screens a sneak preview of the doc today in conjunction with their current exhibit of Bak's work. A Q-and-A with Helstein and wine reception follow.

7-9 p.m. Free. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 464-3300.

Wednesday

Spend quality time with the tykes today when the Jewish Community Library presents "Pass it On: A Journey Through the Jewish Holidays in Story and Song" with Karen Golden. The singer and storyteller gets families in the Chanukah mood, as she shares original selections from her new CD.

6 p.m. Los Angeles Public Library, 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8644.

Thursday

More photography worth noting this week. Timothy Yarger Fine Arts presents mostly black-and-whites with a painterly quality by Robert Farber, who recently turned his lens on small-town and urban American landscapes, the results of which have been published in his book, "American Mood."

329 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 278-4400.

Friday

Schneider dons the tool belt for just four shows, and you can catch one tonight. Pat Harrington of "One Day at a Time" and "The Jack Paar Show" fame, and his good friend and fellow praised comedian Howard Storm ("Laverne and Shirley" and "Mork and Mindy" director) unite on stage for four performances of "Harrington and Storm: Two Guys Doing a One-Man Show." Part showbiz anecdote collection and part one-act play about two friends growing old in New York, it plays tonight, or see it Sunday and attend a special Q-and-A after the show.

Dec. 2-5. 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), ,2 p.m. (Sun.). $15-$25. Theatre West, 3333 W. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles. (323) 851-7977.

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