Jewish Journal


October 27, 2005

7 Days in The Arts


Saturday, October 29

City Stage, Inc. presents two short plays, back-to-back, about fathers and sons, metaphorically and actually. First, in "Liberation Day," Ron Kohn presents a one-man show, in which he intertwines the stories of his father, a Holocaust survivor, and of himself, a guilt-ridden son. "Better Angels" follows Kohn's performance -- this show offering a conversation between a rabbi and his psychiatrist, both fathers of a kind.

Through Dec. 4. $20. Hayworth Theatre Complex, 643 Carondelet St., Los Angeles. (213) 389-9860.

Andrew Kottler, seated, and Kip Gillman in "Better Angels." Photo by Dennis Kent

Sunday, October 30

The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity's chamber ensemble, Synergy, performs "Jewish Sounds From Six Continents" this evening, a concert presenting, you guessed it, Jewish music from Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. Sadly, Antarctica will not be represented. But chins up to our Antarctic brethren. There's always next year.

7 p.m. $15-$18. Emanuel Arts Center, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (323) 658-5824.

Svetlana Transky

Monday, October 31

Newest addition to the Kevin Bacon game is the film, "Where the Truth Lies," about a comedy pair, a la Martin and Lewis, beloved by America, and famous for their telethons. Bacon is the Lewis-esque character. But similarities do not extend to the plot, a well-spun mystery surrounding the discovery of a dead woman in the duo's hotel suite, and the unraveling of that mystery 15 years later.


Alison Lohman and Kevin Bacon in 'Where the Truth Lies." Photo by Rafy

Tuesday, November 1

Grammy-, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman grant us access into their fabulous lives this evening at the UJ. Veteran talk show host Bill Moran interviews the couple in depth about the film music they've written for movies like "The Way We Were" and "Yentl," about their marriage and, of course, about Babs. Film clips will be shown, and the Bergmans will end the evening with a piano recital.

7:30 p.m. $25. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-1246.

Marilyn and Alan Bergman

Wednesday, November 2

The emotional and elemental paintings and sculptures of Alexandra Jicol come to BGH Gallery this month. Titled, "Mirror of Life," the exhibition features paintings with large splashes of primary color, often depicting the human form, specifically facial features. The show is the Romanian-born artist and poet's U.S. premier.

2525 Michigan Ave., D4, Santa Monica. (310) 315-9502.

"Quand Tu Me Regardes" by Alexandra Jicol.

Thursday, November 3

Weegee continues his stay at the Getty through January, but you won't have that long to see his other temporary housing at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery. Images by the famous street photographer and photojournalist are on view at the gallery only through Nov. 12.

6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 937-0765. www.paulkopeikingallery.com.

Weegee, Hollywood, 1950.

Friday, November 4

The Falcon Theatre's current and timely production, "Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted," brings Joe Mantegna to the lead role of Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter, and one of the infamous "Hollywood Ten" brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. Dalton's son, Christopher, penned the work that centers on the topical issue of civil liberties.

4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. (818) 955-8101.

Joe Mantegna as legendary Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
Photo by Wesley Horton

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