An old elevator shaft sided on three sides with brick and topped by a skylight becomes the backdrop and running theme through photographer Mark Seliger's latest book of Platinum Photographs, "In My Stairwell." Welcomed into the stairwell are noted personalities of varied walks, from singer Willie Nelson to skateboarder Tony Hawke to actress Susan Sarandon. Selections from the book are on display at Fahey/Klein Gallery.
Through March 4. 148 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 934-2250.
"Cindy Sherman, 2005" by Mark Seliger
Sunday, February 12
A week without klezmer? Not in this town. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust jumps on the accordion bandwagon with a concert today by "Miamon Miller's Bucovina Klezmer." A reception follows.
You've read the arguments; you've seen the movie. Today delve into "The Meaning of 'Munich'" with a panel of speakers representing pro and con, brought together by the Republican Jewish Coalition and Pepperdine University. The group includes University of Judaism professor Michael Berenbaum, Pepperdine professor Robert Kaufman, Emmy Award-winner and UCLA instructor Kathleen Wright and Allan Mayer, political and media adviser to Steven Spielberg.
Dateless Valentines find their go-to event in tonight's "Go Where the Love Is" courtesy of Uncabaret. Comedy queens Beth Lapides, Julia Sweeney, Hyla Matthews and Laura Kightlinger keep the funny coming, while you sit back and just deal with the drinks.
8 p.m. $15 (plus drinks). M-Bar, 1253 N. Vine, Los Angeles. (323) 993-3305.
Wednesday, February 15
You might know him as Larry David's dad, but Shelley Berman's also been called the Father of the Modern Monologue. He delivers his lesson in "Comedy and Its Reflections in History" this evening at 24th Street Theatre, with a Q and A to follow.
8 p.m. $25. 1117 W. 24th St., Los Angeles. (213) 745-6516.
Thursday, February 16
Joel Stein has something to say tonight. The sometimes-controversial L.A. Times columnist, Time magazine writer and on-camera commentator for VH-1's "I Love the 80s" offers up his signature brand of satirical social commentary in an event very originally titled, "A Conversation With Joel Stein," sponsored by the folks at The Jewish Federation's Young Leadership Division.
Canada's folk/roots/world music ensemble Beyond the Pale goes beyond pure klezmer by uniquely blending it with Balkan, Gypsy, Romanian, bluegrass, jazz, reggae and funk inspirations. They make their Los Angeles stop on their California/Southwest Tour tonight at Genghis Cohen.
10:30 p.m. $10. 740 N. Fairfax, West Hollywood. (310) 578-5591.
Beyond the Pale
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