Jewish Journal


October 20, 2005

7 Days in The Arts


Saturday, October 22

Having recently taken on Arthur Miller on Broadway, in the play "The American Clock," actor Jason Fisher now tries his craft with another Jewish icon. "Lenny Bruce: In His Own Words" opens tonight at M-Bar, with Fisher offering up Bruce rantings on race, class, ethnicity, sex, drugs and free speech.

10 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 17. $12-$18 (plus drinks). 1253 N. Vine St., Los Angeles. (323) 993-3305. www.uncabaret.com.

Jason Fisher stars as Lenny Bruce. 

Sunday, October 23

The Workmen's Circle offers a Halloweeny outlet with Jewish, uh, spirit today. Bring the kids to see a play of the classic Jewish tale, "The Golem," a comedic take on the story about a muddy giant that offers lessons about being careful what you wish for.

2:30 p.m. Also, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. $8-$10. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 552-2007.

Monday, October 24

See and hear the survival stories of the Hakoah Vienna Sports Club's champion female swimmers this evening, when Cinemax airs the documentary, "Watermarks." Forced into segregation before eventually being forced out altogether, the Jewish female athletes fled Austria in varying directions. The film follows some of the swimmers back to Vienna for a moving reunion, along the way telling their individual stories of endurance.

6:30-8 p.m. Also airs Nov. 8, 7:10 a.m. www.homeboxoffice.com.


Tuesday, October 25

"Saturday Night at Grossingers" playwright Rita Lakin brings new meaning to the term niche literature with her debut Yiddish mystery novel, "Getting Old Is Murder." The author has also written for television's "Dynasty," "Peyton Place" and "The Mod Squad." She reads from and signs the book tonight at Dutton's Beverly Hills, and on Oct. 29 at Mystery Bookstore in Los Angeles.

7 p.m. 447 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 887-1849.

Rita Lakin

Wednesday, October 26

It's a Golem kind of week. But no earthen Frankensteins tonight. Just Golem, the band. The group of New York-based klezmer rockers "transforms the music of its Jewish grandparents, making it modern, edgy, sexy and brash." Or so they say on their Web site. Check 'em out for yourself tonight at King King.

9 p.m. $10. 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 960-9011.

Golem plays King King in Hollywood.

Thursday, October 27

Jewish literary fare abounds at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair. The fest is kicked off today with a special preview event of Jack Klugman discussing his book, "Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship," the Tony, of course, being the actor's "Odd Couple" co-star Tony Randall. Or, make a weekend out of it when the Fair continues Nov. 10-16 with a variety of author appearances, and a family day on Sun., Nov. 13.

Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. (858) 362-1348. www.lfjcc.org/bookfair.

Friday, October 28

Rappers Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion offer up, "J.O.B.: The Hip Hopera," a retelling of the biblical story of Job as an allegory of contemporary corporate life in the music biz -- in rap. Yes, they rap the whole thing, with accompaniment by breakdancers, singers, a live DJ and brand-new score. Word.

8 p.m. (Thursdays-Sundays); 3 p.m. (Sundays). Runs through Nov. 27. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 960-4420. www.sableandbatalion.com.

Eli Batalion (MC Abel), left, and Jerome Sable (MC Cain). Photo by Jocelyn Michel

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