Jewish Journal


January 12, 2006

7 Days in The Arts


Saturday, January 14

See Harrison Ford battle Nazis in his quest to secure the Ark of the Covenant from a lost Egyptian city. The classic Spielberg adventure movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," comes to the Aero Theatre today as part of its special "Indiana Jones" trilogy weekend. Head back tomorrow to catch a double feature of the two follow-up films, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

Sat., 7:30 p.m., "Raiders..." and Sun., 5 p.m., "Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade." $6-$9 (single and double feature). 1328 Montana St., Santa Monica. www.americancinematheque.com

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 
Harrison Ford stars in "Indiana Jones."

Sunday, January 15

Opening this weekend is galerie yoramgil's latest exhibition, "Two American Classics: Abraham Walkowitz and Reuben Nakian." The retrospective displays a large selection of both renown artists' works, including some 40 abstractions by Walkowitz and terracottas, bronzes and drawings by Nakian, with saucy titles like "Nymph and Goat" and "The Emperor's Bedchamber."

Jan. 14-Feb. 28. Opening reception Jan. 14, 6-9 p.m. Free. 462 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 659-2641.

Abstraction (33497) by Abraham Walkowitz 
"Abstraction (33497)" by Abraham Walkowitz

Monday, January 16

For a special program honoring the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., look to the Museum of Tolerance. Its commemoration takes place twice, once on Sunday as its "Family Sunday" event, and once on Monday, with personal stories by Tommy Hawkins, former L.A. Laker and vice president of the Dodgers, and other sports and music icons.

2 p.m. (Sun. and Mon.). Ages 10+. Free. Photo ID required. Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 1399 S. Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 772-2526.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 17

David Mamet comes to Pasadena today, as Classic and Contemporary American Plays (CCAP) presents a staged play reading of "American Buffalo." James Eckhouse, of "90210" fame, directs actors Bill Smitrovitch ("Independence Day"), Joe Spano ("Apollo 13") and Michael Weston ("Garden State") in the drama about a coin heist gone awry.

Jan. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m. $25. Main Stage at Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. www.bostoncourt.org.

Bob Baker
Bob Baker

Wednesday, January 18

For those who haven't yet caught Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad's "Paradise Now," the UJ presents a screening today. The film about Palestinian suicide bombers has already garnered a Golden Globe best picture nomination, as well as some controversy. A post-screening discussion will feature Abu Assad; Nadav Morag, former senior director for domestic policy at Israel's' National Security Council, and Nick Cull, professor of public diplomacy at USC's Annenberg School of Communications, and is moderated by The Journal's Marc Ballon.

7:30 p.m. $10. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-1246.

Paradise Now
"Paradise Now"

Thursday, January 19

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.

Ages 22-33. 7:30 p.m. Free (with advanced R.S.V.P.), $20 (at the door), plus two-drink minimum. 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (310) 278-8672, ext. 703.


Friday, January 20

Although we're not quite clear on when exactly Shabbat lost its funk, OJG Productions' new CD, "Hip Hop Shabbat," promises to put the funk back in. And not a moment too soon. Tonight, the group is welcomed to the University of Judaism, along with Jewish young professionals, for a gathering named after the CD. Twenty- and 30-somethings will dine and sing along to the hip-hop, reggae and electronic Shabbat beats.

Ages 22-39. 7 p.m. $20. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. R.S.V.P., (310) 476-9777, ext. 473.



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