Jewish Journal


June 30, 2005

7 Days in the Arts


Saturday, July 2

Hankering for a dose of Hollywood history? The American Cinematheque's "Forever Hollywood" exhibit highlights more than 400 clips from dozens of American films, going as far back as the earliest days of Tinseltown. See exclusive interviews with celebs of yesterday and today, such as Rob Reiner and Steven Spielberg.

2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $10. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 461-2020, ext. 7.

Sunday, July 3

The title pretty much says it: "Yentl's Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism." A collection of 20 short stories sure to draw out that repressed teenage angst, twist it into a fury of laughter and agony and, finally, replace it with a more complete sense of young Jewish female identity. There's something for everyone, from "The Nice Jewish Boy" to "From Riot Grrl to Yeshiva Girl" and "Bubbe Got Back."

$16.95. www.sealpress.com.

Monday, July 4

To celebrate the Independence Day, feast upon visions of our fair city through the lenses of more than 200 photographers in "Looking at Los Angeles." Prints from the new book of photographs from Metropolis Books, co-edited by Ben Stiller, are on display at the ArcLight.

11 a.m.-Midnight. Free. ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Boulevard. www.arclightcinemas.com.

Mitch Epstein, Santa Monica l (1974)

Tuesday, July 5

David Meanix puts a new twist on the back-to-nature philosophy in his "Second Nature" photosculpture. He takes photos, builds three-dimensional works of art with them and photographs the result to create new context for materials and personalities. Recently featured on HBO's "Six Feet Under," the photographs, along with a few of the sculptures, are on display at Bert Green Fine Art Gallery.

Noon-6 p.m. 102 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. (213) 624-6212.

"Mrs. Future," Color Photograph 2005

Wednesday, July 6

Ever sat mesmerized by video games? Tonight hear the masterful music that captures your mind as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs "Video Games Live" at the Hollywood Bowl. The evening features more than 20 games, including Zelda, Final Fantasy and Mario Bros., along with video footage, in case you forgot what Pong looked like.

8 p.m. $4-$92. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2050

Thursday, July 7

Meet your immigrant ancestors in the flesh in "A Stoop on Orchard Street." The musical centers on an immigrant family in New York as they face the new world among throngs of strangers, united by their common dream of America. Full of song and dance, the play takes a humorous and touching look at the real human qualities of a generation some have met only in black and white photographs.

7:30 p.m. $49. University of Judaism, Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246.

"A Stoop on Orchard Street."

Friday, July 8

In honor of Gay Pride Month, Aislinn Productions presents "Bent," the story of a Berlin party boy who learned to thrive only when faced with surviving Dachau. After bedding the wrong man, Max is interned and kept alive by another gay prisoner. Along the way, he loses and regains love while posing as a Jew to escape sure death as a homosexual in the camp.

8 p.m. $20. Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 323-960-7740.

John Marzilli, left, and John Cohan star in"Bent." Photo by Claudia Jaffee

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