Disposable art at the Norton Simon -- see Saturday
Saturday the 21st
Happy Earth Day to you. Eco-friendly fun awaits at Norton Simon Museum's
"Family Festival: Disposable Art." Guests view paintings of 20th-century
artists and thus inspired, can create cubist collages using cast-off materials.
Trash 4 Teaching leads the workshop.
1-3 p.m. Free (members, students and children 18 and under), $4 (seniors),
$8 (general). 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840. www.nortonsimon.org.
Sunday the 22nd
Click the BIG ARROW for Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
It's a worthwhile drive to Pomona this evening to hear the country-shtetl
sounds of Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys at Temple
Beth Israel. Give the klezmer bluegrass fusion band a warm howdy and
shalom on their first of what it's hoped will be many visits to Southern
7 p.m. $18. 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. R.S.V.P., (909) 626-1277.
Monday the 23rd
Inspired by a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp, Mark Strickland's new
art exhibition "Indomitable Spirit" focuses on the human will "and its ability
to rise above tortured surroundings." Appropriately, the artist chose to
display the large-scale murals and figurative paintings at Learning Works!, a
nonprofit educational program for at-risk teens and youth. The title piece
incorporates passages from Eli Wiesel's "Night."
April 20-June 1. Viewings by appointment only. 90 N. Daisy Ave., Pasadena.
Tuesday the 24th
In Milo Gallery's exhibition, "Perfect Illusion," British artist Jennifer Martin
dissects glossy magazine images, layering paint as she retains some portions
of these photographs and abandons others. Her goal is to move away from
the facade of perfection toward reality. Martin is a finalist in England's Ben Uri
Third International Jewish Artists of the Year Awards.
How will you ever be able to buy a house in Los Angeles? Take it easy.
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) offers some guidance this evening.
Their guest lecture is titled "Take Charge of Your Life: Buying a Home that
Fits," and illuminating the subject is West Hollywood's Wells Fargo Bank vice
president and branch manager Joan Henehan, who will discuss the various
home buying options.
Click BIG ARROW for 'Close Encounters of the Yiddish Kind' -- the trailer for the festival
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival offers plenty of opportunities to see
great films this week. One stand-out is the Oscar- winning short film "West
Bank Story," which screens twice this week. On Wed., April 25, the film
festival co-sponsors ATID's "Bringing Kosher Back" short film festival and art
exhibit. Today, the film plays at the American Jewish University (formerly the
University of Judaism). A Q & A with writer/director Ari Sandel
ATID (ages 21-39): April 25, 7 p.m. Free (members), $8-$12 (nonmembers).
Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., www.sinaitemple.org/events/ATID/KosherFilm.
AJU: April 26, 7:30 p.m. $18. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310)
For an insider's view on finally selling that manuscript, look no further than
USC this evening. Journal columnist, author and USC faculty member Gina
Nahai moderates "The Literary Marketplace: Roadmap to Success" with a panel
of industry-savvy speakers.
Rare vintage and contemporary photographs by celebrated artists will be
auctioned as part of tonight's "Focus on AIDS 12: Celebrating 20 Years of
Focus" benefit. The event includes a live and silent auction as well as a
restaurant and spirit tasting, with proceeds assisting global HIV/AIDS
organizations. Artists whose works have been featured in the past include
Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz and Henri Cartier-Bresson.