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December 8, 2005

Arts in L.A. Calendar

Arts in L.A. Calendar

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December

Oren's Hookah Café: Ongoing, 9 p.m. Thursday evenings concerts with band Klezmer Juice from "Wedding Crashers." 8879 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 271-3110.

L.A. Opera: Through Dec. 18. Puccini's "Tosca," starring Violeta Urmana. $30-$205. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-7219.

Forum Gallery: Through Dec. 23. "The Figurate Impulse" features varied mediums by artists David Levine, Susan Hauptman, Christian Vincent and others 8069 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 655-1550.

Risk Press Gallery: Through Dec. 30. Exhibit by photographer Wm. Stetz, "Soul Exposures." Proceeds benefit Chrysalis nonprofit organization. 8533 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (818) 400-0714.

Metro Gallery: Through Dec. 31. Group art exhibit features paintings and ceramics by Renee Amitai, Ricardo Garcia, Susan Gallant, and Polina Perl. 1835 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake. (323) 663-2787.

Obsolete: Through Dec. 31. Exhibit of sketches, "Ethan Murrow, Dig a Hole to China: Tenacious Discovery." 222 Main St., Venice. (310) 399-0024.

Spiritual Living Center: Through Dec. 31. "One Woman Group Show" features mixed media work by artist Ione Citrin. 340 N. Mobil Ave., Camarillo. (805) 484-1137.

Egyptian Theater: Through Jan. 1. Times vary. Charles Pheonix's "Retro Holiday Slide Show" features slides from the 1930s-1970s. $20. 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (866) 754-3374. Also at Curtis Theater, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, through Dec. 11.

Riverside Art Museum: Through Jan. 7. Abstract art exhibit, "Flow," featuring 11 area artists. 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. (951) 684-7111.

Museum of Tolerance / Beverly Hills Bar Association: Through Jan. 9. Exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Germany After 1933." Personal stories of lawyers during the Nazi occupation. 1399 S. Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 553-9036.

Mandarin Gallery: Through Jan. 14. "Alle-Gory" mixed-media exhibit features artists Tom Allen, Nancy Barton, Aura Rosenberg and more. 970 N. Broadway, Suite 213, Los Angeles. (213) 687-4107.

Circle X Theatre Co.: Through Jan. 15. Times vary. Production of Dostoevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamazov." Ford Amphitheater, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673.

The Getty Center: Through Jan. 22. "Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis." Exhibiting the images of the visual historian of modern architecture and the Los Angeles Region; "Pictures for the Press." Photographs documenting newsworthy events from the 1940s to the 1970s; and Scene of the Crime: Photos by Weegee," which is part of the American Visions photograph exhibit. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7360.

Bert Green Fine Arts: Through Jan. 28. Exhibit of paintings by Clive Barker, "Visions of Heaven and Hell (and Then Some)." 102 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. (213) 624-6212.

Museum of Tolerance: Through Jan. 31. Exhibit, "Simon Wiesenthal: The Conscience of the Holocaust." Discusses the life of Simon Wiesenthal, who died in September. 1399 S. Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 553-9036.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts: Through Jan. 31. Art exhibit, "Art of Engagement," features paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, launching the book by Peter Selz about visual politics in California. 357 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 938-5222.

Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts: Through Feb. 4. Exhibit, "Jacques Schnier, Master of the Art Deco Aesthetic." Paintings, drawings and sculpture. 9200 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills. (310) 273-8838.

Skirball Museum: Through Feb. 12. Library of Congress exhibit, "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America," features artifacts from the American Jewish experience. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

University of Judaism: Through Feb. 12. "Mixed Media" exhibit features artists Lorel Cornman, Betty Green, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, and Mary Beth Schwartzenberger. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-1201.

MOCA/UCLA Hammer Museum: Through March 12. Exhibit, "Masters of American Comics." Comics from first half of 20th century are shown at the Hammer museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000. Comics after 1950 are shown at MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 626-6222.

Skirball Cultural Center: Through April 1. Exhibit, "L.A. Unstaged: Three Decades of Folk Photography by Joe Schwartz." 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: Sun. Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Stories and music with Rabbi Chaim Burston. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8644.

Temple Sinai of Glendale:, Sun. Dec. 11, 4 p.m. "Music of Our People: An Afternoon of Ladino and Yiddish Melodies" features five local cantors. $10-$18. 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-8101.

Temple Beth Haverim: Sun., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Cantor Kenny Ellis performs songs from his new CD, "Hannukkah Swings!" with an 18-piece big band. $18-$36. Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 879-5016.

Orange County Center for the Performing Arts: Dec. 13-18, times vary. The Kiev Ballet of the National Opera of Ukraine present "The Nutcracker." $25-$85. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787.

NoHo Gallery LA: Wed., Dec. 14- Sat. Jan. 21. "New Beginnings Group Show" features art of Mel Blatt, Francesco Modigo and more. Artists reception Dec. 14 from 6-10 p.m. 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 761-7784.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Dec. 14-18. Production of "The Nutcracker." 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: Wed., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Pearl Gluck's "Divan," about her retrieving a family heirloom from Hungary. Followed by discussion with the filmmaker. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 761-8648.

Skirball Cultural Center: Thur., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Dinner with Joan Nathan, author of "The New American Cooking," cookbook. Dietary laws observed. $65-$85. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

Bang Improv Studio: Thur., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Bi-annual improv show, "The Jews vs. the Christians," where audiences decide which religion is funnier. $7-$12. 457 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 653-6886.

Knitting Factory: Thur., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Rock band the LeeVees featuring Adam Gardner of Guster in concert. $15. 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 209. Hollywood. (323) 463-0204.

Highways Performance Space: Dec. 16 - 17, 8:30 p.m. "The Men of Middle Eastern Dance: A Belly Dance Showcase." Top men in the world of Middle Eastern dance perform. $20. 18th Street Arts Center, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 315-1459.

Orange County Center for the Performing Arts: Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Performance by jazz vocalist Jane Monheit. $52-$56. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787.

Huntington Library: Dec. 17- March 26. Exhibit, "The Art of Virtue: Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography," features a series of handwritten pages of the original. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language: Dec. 18-24. "Art of Yiddish, Knights, Mystics, Partisans, and Scribes -- Heroes of the Yiddish World" features workshops by Theodore Bikel and Jane Hadda, film screening, gala, and more. Prices vary by event. Events in two locations: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles; University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 745-1190.

Skirball Cultural Center: Dec. 18, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Chanukah family festival features singing, dance ensembles and more. Free (children under 12 and members), $6-$8 (seniors, students, general). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

Writer's Bloc: Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in conversation with John Dean. $20. Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (310) 335-0917.

Jewish Federation: Tue. Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Young Leadership Division Blackjack and Latkes Chanukah Party. $36-$54 (with $180 minimum gift to The Federation). Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 209, Hollywood. (323) 761-8372.

JDub Records/ Jewish Fund for Justice/ Progressive Jewish Alliance: Dec. 21, 8 p.m. Vodka Latka featuring Balkan Beat Box. Features "The Festival of Rights," a unique menorah-lighting by local social justice activists, plus guest bands and DJs. $12-$15. 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 209, Hollywood. (323) 463-0204.

American Cinematheque: Dec. 22- Jan. 1. Marx Brothers and Three Stooges film screenings. $6-9. Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456.

National Jewish Theater Festival: Dec. 22- Jan. 1. Times vary. Chanukah musical "The Meshuga Nutcracker," about eight residents of the fictional Chelm, the town of fools. $18-$36. Westside JCC, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (877) 456-4849.

Skirball Cultural Center: Sun. Dec. 25, 1:30 p.m. Documentary film screening, "March of the Penguins," with narration by Morgan Freeman. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

The Avalon: Sun., Dec. 25, 8:30 p.m. Chanukah concert and party. Menorah lighting, performance by Jewish rappers Subliminal and the Shadow followed by party with live DJ. $46. 1735 Vine St., Hollywood. (310) 273-2824.

Fine Art by Barbara Mendes and Friends Gallery: Dec. 28, 7-10 p.m. Chanukah party for women features harp player Vanessa Paloma, Torah with Chana Rachel Schusterman, and art by Barbara Mendes. 2507 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 558-3215.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center: Dec. 31- Feb. 12. Production of the Kander and Ebb musical "Cabaret." 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. (805) 583-7900.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association: Sat. Dec. 31, 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m. New Year's Eve Concert with "Big Band" revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. $10-$150. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000.

January

Workmen's Circle: Sun., Jan 1. 3 p.m. "Last night of Khaneke" party. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., latkesplease@ciclesocial.org.

Steve Allen Theater: Thur., Jan. 5. "Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys" features music from the 1910s-1930s, including Yiddish songs and vaudeville tunes. 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 960-7785.

American Cinematheque: Fri., Jan. 6. A screening of Howard Hughes' classic film "Hell's Angels" celebrates the re-opening of the Aero Theater. 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456.

Forum Gallery: Jan. 6- Feb. 11. Exhibit of realist David Cone's recent works. 8069 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 655-1550.

Wilshire Theatre:Jan. 6- Feb. 18. Billy Crystal stars in his Tony Award-winning play, "700 Sundays," about growing up in Manhattan. 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 468-1770.

UCLA Hillel: Jan. 7-March. 7 p.m. Opening of the UCLA branch of the Makor/Source Gallery with panel discussion featuring Lori Starr, director of the Skirball Cultural Center. Features 23 different artists. USC Hillel Branch to open on Jan. 22. 574 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208- 3081, ext. 108.

Center Theater Group: Jan. 8-Feb. 12. Production of the play "Permanent Collection," about an African American businessman who becomes president of an art museum. $20-$40. Kirk Douglas Theater, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-7231.

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts: Sun., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Comedian Bill Cosby shares his views on the world and the people in it. $40-$70. 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. (562) 916-8510.

Long Beach Alpert JCC: Jan. 10-Feb. 7. "Themes of Tranquility" art show presents the impressionistic work of Diana Cummings. Reception Jan. 15, 2-4 p.m. 3081 E. Willow St., Long Beach. (562) 426-7601, ext. 1087.

L.A. Theater Works: Jan. 11-15. Recorded performance of Obie Award-winning comedy "Top Girls." Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889.

Sephardic Temple Tiffereth Israel: Jan. 11- Feb. 23. Exhibition, "Shemot" mural and paintings by Barbara Mendes. Opening reception Wed. Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m. 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 475-7311.

ALOUD at Central Library: Thur. Jan. 12. 7 p.m. Discussion with Richard Schickel, Time Magazine film critic, and Leo Braudy, USC history professor, on director Elia Kazan. 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 228-7025.

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts: Thur., Jan. 12, 8 p.m. "Sing! Sing! Sing!" tribute to Benny Goodman features Ken Peplowski on clarinet. $35. 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 506-4522.

Disney Concert Hall: Sat., Jan. 14, 8 p.m. John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mozart, featuring visiting orchestra Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000.

Venice Sky Productions: Jan. 18-Feb. 26. Sharon Lawrence stars in the play "Dialectics of the Heart," about a professor of philosophy and her relationship with a graduate student. $10-$20. Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-7327.

Disney Concert Hall: Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m. "First Nights: Shostakovich" features Men of the Pacific Chorale. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000.

Norton Simon Museum: Jan. 20-May 15. "Telling Stories" exhibition features paintings from Edgar Degas, Goya and more. $4-$8. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840.

Pasadena Playhouse: Jan 20-Feb. 19. Production of Howard Michael Gould's "Diva," about a TV show's egomaniacal star. 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. (626) 356-7529.

Univeristy of Judaism: Fri. Jan. 20. 6 p.m. Hip Hop Shabbat performance by Dr. J$ and the OJGs. Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mullholland Drive, Bel Air. www.hiphopshabbat.com

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jan. 21-22. Times vary. Jeffery Kahane plays "Mozart Piano Treasures." Alex Theater, 216 N. Brand Ave., Glendale. (213) 622-7001.

Norton Simon Museum: Sat. Jan. 21. 1 p.m. "Heroes and Heroines" Family Day explores artwork featuring brave men and women of the past. $4-$8. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840.

L.A. Opera: Jan. 21-Feb. 19. Production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." See article on page 4.

Temple Adat Elohim: Sat. Jan. 21. 7 p.m. Comedy night features Allan Murray, Larry Omaha, Steve Mittleman, Wendy Kamenoff and Michael Rayner. Includes catered buffet dinner, live auction and door prizes. $40-$50. 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 480-9667 or (805) 375-1164.

Ahmanson Theater: Jan. 22-March 5. Pre-Broadway engagement of Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners, "The Importance of Being Earnest." 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772.

USC Hillel: Sun. Jan. 22. 4-6 p.m. Opening of USC branch of Makor/Source Gallery, featuring 23 different works by the same artists featured at the UCLA branch. 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles. (213) 747-9135, ext. 14.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Jan. 24- Feb. 5. Production of musical "Mamma Mia!," featuring the music of ABBA. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

Old Globe Theater: Wed. Jan 25- March 5. World premiere of Bob Dylan musical, "The Times They Are A-Changin'," directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp. $45-$75. 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. (619) 234-5623.

Music Center Speaker Series: Thurs., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Dan Rather, former anchor and managing editor of "CBS Evening News," will speak. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 972-3494.

UCLA Live: Thurs., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Double bill, Israeli singer Chava Alberstein with Paris group Les Yeux Noirs in a gypsy-klezmer fusion. $15-$38. Royce Hall, UCLA campus. (310) 825-2101.

LACMA West: Jan. 27-29. Times vary. 21st Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair features graphic art from 25 different artists. Opening reception on Friday benefits the Graphic Arts Council of LACMA. $35-$50. 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 933-5523.

Temple Isaiah: Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Hip Hop Shabbat features Dr. J$ and the OJGs. 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. www.hiphopshabbat.com.

Theater West: Jan 27-April 1. Production of Jamnes Goldman's play, "The Lion in Winter," which centers on King Henry II of England. 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood. (323) 851-7977.

The Getty Center: Jan. 28-April 9. "Sounds of L.A." weekly free concert series features musicians from different cultures. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-7300.

Getty Villa: Jan. 28-May 1. "Antiquity and Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites." Includes images created between the 1840s and 1890s of celebrated sites in Italy, Greece, Asia Minor and Egypt. Free. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-7300.

Getty Villa: Jan. 28-May 8. "The Getty Villa Reimagined." Explains the renovation of the Getty Villa, through sketchbooks, models and drawings, videos and photographs. Free. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-7300.

Wilshire Ebell Theatre: Sun., Jan. 29, 8:30 p.m. Israeli spouse-swapping comedic play, "Kach Oti Morris." $50-$100. 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. (310) 273-2824.

Wadsworth Theater: Jan. 31- Feb. 5. Eve Ensler in her "Vagina Monologues" follow-up production, "The Good Body." See article on page 10.

February

L.A. Theatre Works: Feb. 1-3, 8 p.m., Feb. 4, 3 p.m., Feb. 5, 4 p.m. "Arms and the Man." Anne Heche and Jeremy Sisto record George Bernard Shaw's play for radio theater series, "The Play's the Thing." $25-$45, and student prices. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889.

UCLA Hammer Museum: Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. "Truth, Justice and the Politics of Comics: Lalo Alcaraz, Ho Che Anderson, David Rees, Jen Sorenson." In conjunction with the exhibition "Masters of American Comics." Free (children under 17, students, and on Thursdays), $3 (seniors), $5 (adults). 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000.

STAR ECO Station: Sat., Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. "African American Art Festival." Celebrate African American Heritage Month with hip-hop dancers, lives music, visual art and jewelry, food and more. 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-8060.

Japanese American National Museum: Feb. 5 - May 14. "Isamu Noguchi - Sculptural Design" retrospective exhibition. $4-$12. 369 E. First St., Los Angeles. (213) 625-0414.

Music Center Speaker Series: Mon., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Featuring Bill Moyers, award winning broadcast journalist. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 972-3494.

Musical Theatre Guild: Mon., Feb. 6. Production, Play, "A Man of No Importance," about self-discovery and acceptance, based on the Albert Finney film. Alex Theatre, Glendale. Also: Sun., Feb. 12, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks; and Mon., Feb. 27, in association with Musical Theatre West at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach. R.S.V.P., (818) 848-6844.

Pantages Theatre: Tues. Feb. 7- Sun. Feb. 19. The Irish step-dancing production of "Riverdance" visits Los Angeles. 6223 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 468-1770.

The Getty Center: Feb. 7 - May 28. "Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance." This exhibition features photographs of the American West, specifically California and Colorado. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7360.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: Sun. Feb. 7. Andrea Hodas stars in the one-woman show "Cutting My Hair in Jerusalem," about an American feminist in a traditional Jewish world. $20. 11661 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-2401.

Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries: Feb. 9 -10. "A Visit with Great Presidents." Actors portraying Presidents Grant and Lincoln, and civil war nurse Clara Barton, speak with visitors. Civil War band also featured. Hall of Liberty Museum, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Hollywood Hills. 1-800-204-3131.

Bowers Museum: Sat. Feb. 11. 1:30 p.m. Lecture by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum about the California Impressionist style (1890-1925). $5-$7. 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Congregation Eilat: Sat., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Concert, "Sol Zim: Internationally Acclaimed Entertainer and Composer." Also featuring Cantor Josef Chazan and a 100-plus member childrens' choir from area synagogues and day schools. $18-$500. The Merage J.C.C. on the campus of the Samueli Jewish Center, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. (949) 348-2775.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Feb. 11-12. Jeffrey Kahane conducts "Fragments to Forty," a tribute concert to Mozart, featuring Daniel Hope on violin. 707 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 622-7001.

Bowers Museum: Sun. Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. Literary series panel discussion about the intricacies of writing with two authors and Rueben Martinez, owner of Martinez Books & Art in Santa Ana. $5-$7. 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Mark Taper Forum: Feb. 12 - March 19. "The Cherry Orchard", by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Martin Sherman. Annette Bening and Alfred Molina star. $42-$55. 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772.

ALOUD at Central Library: Mon. Feb. 13. 7 p.m. John Hope Franklin and Tavis Smiley discuss, "Mirror to America: A Conversation about History, Race, Politics and the Future of America." 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles. (213) 228-7025.

Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California: Mon. Feb. 13-15. CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Feb. 13, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Feb. 14, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Feb. 15, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena. (800) 508-9301. www.speakersla.com.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Thur. Feb. 16. The Russian National Ballet performs "Swan Lake." $34-$49. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

Forum Gallery: Feb. 17- April 1. Exhibit, "Modernism:The Aesthetic of Change." 8069 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 655-1550.

Fullerton Civic Light Opera: Fri. Feb. 17- March 5. Performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical "Cats." $25-$49. Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. (714) 879-1732.

Stephen S. Wise Synagogue: Fri. Feb. 17. 6 p.m. Hip-Hop Shabbat features Dr. J$ and the OJGs. 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Bel Air. www.hiphopshabbat.com.

Bowers Museum: Sat., Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Robert Garfias, "Music and Visual Arts as a Reflection of a Society." 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Sat., Feb. 18. Stand-up performance George Lopez of "The George Lopez Show." 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

UCLA Live: Sat., Feb. 18. Jazz instrumentalist Alice Coltrane performs with sons Ravi and Oran. Special guest the Dwight Tribe Quartet. Royce Hall, UCLA campus. (310) 825-2101.

Music Center: Wed., Feb. 22- Sun. Feb. 26. Times vary. Three different programs of dances presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe, featuring choreography by Ronald K. Brown, Sarah Vaughn and more. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-7211.

Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble: Sat. Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m., Sun. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. "Colors of Israel: The Many Facets of Jewish Culture Reflected in Dance and Song." Also featuring Israeli singer Noa Dori. $36, $54, $72. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787.

Bowers Museum: Sun. Feb. 26. 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Movies series featuring Oscar-winning film "Nowhere in Africa," about a German Jewish refugee family in Kenya, with screenwriter Michael Berlin. 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Feb. 26. "An Afternoon with Rogers and Hammerstein," starring Dick Van Dyke featuring local high school choirs performing. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

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