The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion once again presents the annual "L.A. County Holiday Celebration." Offering counterbalance to the "fa-la-la-la-las" are performers representing varied cultural traditions, including Valley Beth Shalom Congregational Choir, which will sing gospel-influenced Chanukah songs with members of the L.A. Jewish Symphony. KCET broadcasts the show live for those unable to attend.
Valley Beth Shalom Congregational Choir. Photo by Ed Krieger
Sunday, December 25
'Tis our season too this year. Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a party and concert by Israeli right-wing rappers Subliminal and the Shadow. A menorah lighting will precede the show, and party with live DJ will follow.
8 p.m. $45-$55. Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Hollywood. (818) 980-9848. For tickets, call (323) 951-0111 or (818) 702-9272.
Subliminal and the Shadow
Monday, December 26
Got some time off? Head south to see San Diego Center for Jewish Culture's holiday exhibition, "Interpreting the Chanukah Menorah: An Invitational Show." Local, regional and national artists have submitted unique designs of the Jewish ritual object.
Runs through Feb. 19. The Gotthelf Art Gallery at Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla (858) 457-3030.
"Hanukkiah" by Arline Fisch
Tuesday, December 27
Chanukah parties abound this week. How to choose? Our pick for family fun tonight is Temple Sinai of Glendale's dinner and party. Eat some latkes, spin some dreidels and see an L.A. institution in action as Bob Baker Marionettes perform a special Chanukah show. For other events, read on, and check out our calendar on Pages 42 and 43.
Members from two congregations commune at Hollywood and Highland this evening. Attend the Sunset Menorah Lighting sponsored by Temple Israel of Hollywood and Temple Kol Ami of West Hollywood for kid-oriented fun, including treats, small gifts and arts and crafts project hosted by the Children's Museum of Los Angeles. Rabbis Michele Missaghieh and Denise Eger will perform Chanukah songs.
4-6:30 p.m. Free. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 817-0220.
Thursday, December 29
All the young Jews looking for a little nightlife to go with their latkes need look no further than the legendary comedy club, the Laugh Factory. Aish presents a "Funnikah Party," featuring stand-up acts by rising Jewish comedians. One free drink is included with admission, and the second l'chaim's on you.
Marc Selwin Fine Arts presents the latest of photographer Richard Misrach's works in his first solo show since 2003. His large-scale color images all feature quiet ocean scenes, with few people sunbathing or floating in the water. Taken from afar, the pictures convey the water's great expanse, and evoke a sort of quiet uneasiness.
Runs through Jan. 25. 6222 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. (323) 933-9911.
"On the Beach No. 763," 2003.
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