Joyous dance and celebration is at the heart of Russian American painter Ann Krasnow's art. Take it in, and meet the artist in person at Solaris Gallery's opening reception for "Ann Krasner: New Work."
6-9 p.m. 9009 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310) 273-6935.
"1114" by Ann Krasner.
Sunday, October 16
Your favorite glass-eyed investigator gets honored by the American Cinematheque this weekend at their "Peter Falk In Person Retrospective." Friday, see a double feature of "The In-Laws" and "Mikey and Nickey," with a discussion in between films with Columbo himself. Saturday, see "Happy New Year," or come later for "Wings of Desire" followed by a talk with Falk and director Wim Wenders. And wrap up the weekend with today's screening of "A Woman Under the Influence."
$6-9 (per feature or double feature). Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456.
(From left) Alan Arkin, Peter Falk and director Arthur Hiller.
Monday, October 17
In David Margolick's new book, "Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink," a boxing match in the days leading up to World War II carried the weight of the world. Hear all about it, as Margolick reads from and signs his book tonight at Book Soup.
7 p.m. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110.
Schmeling, a drenched Joe Jacobs at his side. Photo courtesy New York Daily News
Tuesday, October 18
The daughter of late British Jewish actor Laurence Harvey and supermodel Paulene Stone, Domino Harvey led a turbulent existence. Tony Scott's new biopic, "Domino," is loosely based on her life story as a drug- and adrenaline-addicted heiress turned bounty hunter. The film opens this week and stars Keira Knightley.
Keira Knightley stars as model-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey. Pnoto by Daniela Scaramuzza/New Line Productions
Wednesday, October 19
"If Hitler had the atomic bomb first, we'd all be speaking German," observes one World War II British agent in the PBS documentary "Secrets of the Dead: The Hunt for Nazi Scientists." There's plenty of derring-do behind enemy lines to track down Nazi nuclear and rocket scientists, and then to snatch them before the Russians could. Harrowing testimony by survivors detail the deaths of 10,000 slave laborers used in the German weapon project. -- Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor
Theatrical readings along the theme of "In a Lonely Place" take place today at the Hammer Museum. Co-sponsored by Los Angeles Conservancy's "Curating the City: Wilshire Boulevard" project, readers include actress Dana Delaney and prototypical L.A. writers James Ellroy and Bruce Wagner.
7 p.m. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000.
Friday, October 14
Recall the angst-ridden days of college application season in David T. Levinson's new comedic play, "Early Decision." The playwright may be more recognizable as the founder and chair of Big Sunday, Los Angeles' largest volunteer day, but the Jewish community has a role in his play as well.
Oct. 9-Nov. 13. Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-7327.
(From left) Susan Merson, Lara Everly, Brain Chase and Bob Neches star in "Early Decision."
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