November 16, 2006
Musical docs, singing penguins, Barbra
Saturday the 18th
M.D.s show off their right-brain skills in a concert of classical music this evening. Established in 1953, Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra is substantially comprised of physicians, dentists and allied health professional men and women in medicine and other healing arts. They perform pieces by Rossini and Dvorak, and proceeds from this performance will be shared with Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization of doctors that works to repair facial deformities in children around the world.
2:30 p.m. $18. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800. www.ladso.org.
Sunday the 19th
9 a.m. $25. 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 204-5200.
Monday the 20th
No surprises tonight at least means you know when to take your bathroom break without missing "Memories." Barbra Streisand finally arrives for the Los Angeles stop on her 15-city concert tour. Stories of her East Coast appearances indicate she'll have some departures from the show you really paid (a small fortune) to see -- her singing, we presume. Rather than heckling, we suggest an intermission of your own while Il Divo and the George W. impersonator do their things. 7:30 p.m. $100-$750. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
Tuesdsay the 21st
Twelve artists' riffs on multiculturalism pay tribute to a fellow artist and USC professor in USC Hillel Art Gallery's new exhibition, "GLOBAL: Students Honoring Karen Koblitz." Current and former students of Koblitz have created paintings, photographs, prints and collages exploring this favorite theme of their teacher's. Together, they frame a 13th work, a Koblitz piece titled "Gina's Journey: Tree of Life for My Daughter."
Nov. 19-Jan. 17. 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles. (213) 747-9135.
Wednesday the 22nd
Extended through Dec. 17. $40-$100. Pasadena Playhouse, 29 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. (626) 356-7529. www.sisteractthemusical.com.
Thursday the 23rd
Friday the 24th
A mood of thanks continues through the weekend with the American Cinematheque's "Holiday Classics" series. They feature three of their uplifting favorites, beginning with today's screening of the documentary "Baraka," described as a spiritual journey around the globe. Tomorrow, Gene Kelly skips through the classic "Singin' in the Rain," and Sunday, they close with a shimmy, presenting Norman Jewison's "Fiddler on the Roof."
$8-$10. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com.