Jewish Journal


October 6, 2005

7 Days in The Arts


Saturday, October 8

In playwright Hindy Brooks' new play, "Turn a Blind Eye," researching Holocaust survivors' stories leads a young woman to discover things about her own family she might rather have never known. Questions are raised about heroism, and about the awful things people must do -- and later live with -- to survive horrific situations.

Runs through Nov. 13. $18-$20. Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills High Campus. R.S.V.P., (310) 364-0535.


Sunday, October 9

Those curious about how writers write and live get an inside look at the Workmen's Circle's "Writing Lives" program. Six L.A. authors, including Arnold Simon and Susanne Reyto, participate in a panel discussion, Q-&-A and book signing, discussing aspects of the writing process -- from inspiration, to writer's block to getting published.

2 p.m. Free. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 552-2007

Arnold Simon and Susanne Reyto.

Monday, October 10

Happy Birthday, Danny Pearl. The Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan would have been 42 today. Since his tragic death, the Daniel Pearl Foundation has worked to promote the things Pearl cared about most, from journalistic integrity to music. Daniel Pearl Music Days have taken place annually since 2002, from Oct. 1-10, but various other events honoring his memory continue this month.


Daniel Pearl

Tuesday, October 11

Offering a voice of moderation between "Fortress America" and "open borders" immigration philosophies is journalist and author Tamar Jacoby. Hear her argument for "Fixing America's Immigration System" at today's Zacalo series public lecture at the downtown Central Library.

7 p.m. Free. Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium, 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 403-0416. www.zocalo.org.

Tamar Jacoby

Wednesday, October 12

Joanne Gordon pays homage to the writings of lauded poet Charles Bukowski in the play she conceived and directed, "Love, Bukowski," which opens Cal Rep's 2005-2006 season. This is Gordon's second tribute to the prose and poetry writer, which she describes as "dipping into the world of Bukowski's books, broads and booze."

$15-$20. Edison Theatre, Long Beach. www.calrep.org.

Charles Bukowski

Thursday, October 13

Catch a sneak preview of "Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie" today at the American Cinematheque. What began as an opportunity to entertain troops on a USO tour became a life-changing experience for comedian Ross, who documented his experience, from pre-trip conversations with "M*A*S*H" creator Larry Gelbart to sharing a Rosh Hashanah meal with Jewish soldiers at Saddam's Birthday Palace. Ross and additional cast members will appear for discussion after the film subject to availability.

7:30 p.m. $6-$9. Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 466-3456.

Friday, October 14

Proud Jewess ("a word invented by others to conjure someone bossy... that I have reappropriated as prideful") Jill Soloway reads from her chick-friendly humorist debut book, "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants," at Serifos bookstore. It's the last stop on the "Six Feet Under" co-executive producer's book tour, and some of her favorite actresses, including Frances Conroy and Sprague Grayden, will be helping her out with tonight's reading.

7 p.m. 3814 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 660-7467.

Jill Soloway


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