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Calendar & Singles

by Solange Borna

October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Calendar

SATURDAY/27

Eretz Cultural Center: 9:30 a.m. Persian Shabbat service. 6170 Wilbur Ave., Reseda. For more information, call (818) 342-9303.

National Council of Jewish Women: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flea market selling designer resale clothes. 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 651-2930.

UCLA Extension: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. "The Healing Brain: The Science of Psychoneuroimmunology," lecture by professors and researchers on the effects of the mind on the immune system. $65-$120. Dickson Art Center, Room 2160E. For more information, call (310) 825-7093.

Santa Monica Playhouse: 6:30 p.m. "Canteen!" a musical about the women who suffered hardships in the United States while their husbands fought in WWII. Plays through Jan. 27, 2002. Buffet dinner included in the ticket price. 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (310) 394-9779.

Sierra Madre Playhouse: 8 p.m. Halloween comedy show, "The Mystery of Tiger Manor," about Erma Lowrie, a woman who must live in her Aunt Sylvia's eerie mansion to obtain her inheritance. $12 (adults); $11 (students and seniors); $8 (children under 12). 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. For reservations or more information, call (626) 355-4318.

Freedom Socialist Party: 9 p.m. Bust out your freakiest costume and party at the Solidarity Hall. 2170 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 732-6410.

SUNDAY/28

Hollywood Farmers' Market: 9 a.m.-noon. Halloween festival with pumpkin carving led by clowns "Kevin" and "Robin," on Ivar Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. For more information, call (323) 463-3171.

Zimmer's Children's Museum: "Celebrate L.A," program kicking off the recognition of the cultural richness of the city, with festivities. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8989.

Sephardic Recreation and Tradition (S.T.A.R.): 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Trip to Knott's Berry Farm, including transportation, lunch and snacks. $25 (children 7-12). For reservations or more information, call (818) 782-7359.

Santa Monica Playhouse: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. "A Hansel and Gretel Halloween," musical about two children in the forest. $9. For reservations or more information, call (310) 394-9779 ext. 1.

Skirball Cultural Center: 11:30 a.m. Food writers, ethnographers and chefs explore the unique food traditions of Italian Jews and provide a glimpse into their culinary history. Features a buffet luncheon of Italian foods by chef Evan Kleiman. $35 (nonmembers); $30 (members). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 440-4500.

Jewish Community Center of Orange County: 11:30 a.m. Cook Judy Kancigor discusses her book "Melting Pot Memories" as part of The Festival of Books pre-event. Champagne brunch included. $30 (members); $45 (nonmembers). For more information, call (714) 755-0340.

B'nai Tikvah Congregation: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Holiday boutique and book fair, with raffle prizes. 5820 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. For more information, call

(310) 649-4051.

American Cancer Society: 9 a.m. Fifth Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk. Pasadena Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. For registration or more information, call (888) 778-5900.

Congregation Kol Ami: 1:30 p.m. Celebration of the first Reform gay and lesbian synagogue in West Hollywood, followed by a procession down North La Brea. 1200 N. La Brea, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 248-6328.

MONDAY/29

S.T.A.R. synagogue: 9 p.m. "A Discussion of Fear and Courage: A Jewish View," Web-cast lecture about the Sep. 11 attacks and the consequences for Jews. To view the lecture, visit www.starsynagogue.org.

TUESDAY/30

Yiddish Club: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Yiddish group meets Tuesdays. Westside JCC, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-2531.

WEDNESDAY/31

Hollywood Wax Museum: 10 a.m.-midnight. Halloween exhibit, featuring the Chamber of Horrors with Hannibal Lector of "Silence of the Lambs," The Crypt Keeper, Jason from "Friday the 13th" and assorted original masks from movies. 6767 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, call (323) 462-5991.

Sinai Temple: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Weekly lecture by Dr. Donald Salem on Israel and current events. Through Nov. 28. Free (members); $18 (nonmembers). 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 481-3243.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles: 10 a.m. "Foot Problems," lecture by Veronica Eliot, RN. 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. For more information, call (818) 984-0276.

THURSDAY/1

The Jewish Community Library: 7 p.m. Author Ralph Fertig of "Love and Liberation: When the Jews Tore Down the Ghetto Walls," will kick off the November Jewish Book Festival. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8648.

University of Judaism: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. "Focus on Opera: Moses und Aron," three-session program commemorating the 50th anniversary of composer Aaron Schoenberg's death. $125 (three session). For registration or more information, call (310) 476-9777.

Valley Cities JCC: 7:30 p.m. Hebrew class. 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 786-6310.

Adat Ari El: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Seniors meet to play bingo and plan activities. For more information, call (818) 764-4532.

Skirball Cultural Center: 7:30 p.m. Author of "Exodus," Michael Walzer, lectures on learning from the Jewish political tradition. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call

(310) 440-4500.

FRIDAY/2

The Santa Monica Playhouse: 8 p.m. "Owl-Stretching Time," a comedy show with "Pythonic" sketches, reminiscent of "Monty Python." $17.50 (discounts available for students, seniors and groups). 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (323) 655-TKTS.

Pasadena Shakespeare Company: 8 p.m. "The Tempest," directed by Scott Rabinowitz, co-star of the HBO film "Lansky." $18 (general admission); $15 (students and seniors). For reservations or more information, call (626) 564-8564.

Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim: 6:30 p.m. Pre-Shabbat dinner at Thai House. 8657 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Fo more information, call (323) 931-7023.

UPCOMING

Emergency Animal Rescue Service: Sat., Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping rescue animals during disasters. $75 (per person); $65 (per person in a group of four or more). Ramada Plaza Inn, 2151 Hotel Circle South, San Diego. For registration or more information, call (916) 429-2457.

The California Doctors Symphony Orchestra Society: Sun., Nov. 4. "Musicale," performance by musicians, with a buffet at a private home. For reservations or more information, call (310) 274-6577.

Temple Beth Haverim: Sun., Nov. 4, 7 p.m. "The War on Terrorism as it Unfolds," discussion with Brad Sherman, U.S. Congressman D-Sherman Oaks. 5126 Clareton Drive, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 991-7111.

Singles

SATURDAY/27

Singles Helping Others: 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.-6 p.m. Assist with Halloween festival and/or help with Trick or Treating, games and arts and crafts at Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Also: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Assist with Cruise for Kids benefit. For more information, call (323) 851-9070.

Jewish Single Parents & Singles Association: 7 p.m. Meet at Crocodile Cafe for dinner, followed by a movie. 975 E. Birch St., no. K, Brea. For reservations or more information, call (714) 517-0450.

New Age Singles (55+): 7 p.m. Halloween dinner dance with appetizers, dessert, drinks and music by a live band. $12 (members and men before 8 p.m.); $15 (nonmembers). University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. For more information, call (310) 473-1391.

Southern California Social Guide: 7:30 p.m.-noon. Cocktail dance party with appetizers, dessert, drinks, games and prizes. $25 (at the door); $20 (in advance). Luxe Summit Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Bel Air. For reservations or more information, call (323) 656-7777.

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30s & 40s): 8 p.m. Annual Halloween bash at a private home in North Hills. $8. For reservations or more information, call (818) 893-4879.

SUNDAY/28

Social Circle (35-59): 9:30 a.m. Walk, bike ride and picnic in Balboa Park. For more information, visit www.sswt.org.

East Coast Connection (30-45): 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Complimentary bagel brunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. For reservations or more information, call (310) 358-9930.

L.A.'s Best Connection (all ages): 1 p.m. Meet for a bagel brunch and at Starbucks in the Beverly Connection. For more information, call (323) 782-0435.

Westside JCC (50+): 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Party with ballroom dance and more. 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-2531 ext. 2228.

Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. Overcome fears of public speaking through Singles By the Sea workshops. Westside JCC, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (818) 508-9211.

MONDAY/29

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Open session Israeli dancing with Michelle Yakovee. Also: Thursdays, Israeli dancing lessons. $6. For more information, call (800) 750-5432.

Jewish Matchmaker (21+): Yehudit matches singles by appointment only. No charge until introductions made. For registration or more information, call (818) 753-6661.

TUESDAY/30

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. Coffee, Cake and Conversation discussion group, every Tuesday. $8. For reservations or more information, call (310) 444-8986.

WEDNESDAY/31

Helkeinu Foundation (20-40): 8 p.m. Lecture on self-improvement led by Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg. $10. For more information, call (310) 785-0440.

THURSDAY/1

Greater Relations: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Television actor Paul Ryan and clinical sexologist and author Dr. Ava Cadell will lead a discussion on "Art of Creative Romance." Wine and desserts served. $20. For reservations or more information, call (310) 275-5214.

Project Next Step 20s-40s): 8 p.m. Judaism 101, discussion of contemporary social and political topics. $10. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 552-4595.

Westwood Kehilla (25-50): 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. "After Sept. 11: Responding to Terror," discussion about coping with terror through Judaism, using the Pardes Sourcebooks. 10523 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 441-5289.

FRIDAY/2

Jewish Cupid: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. First event at the club, The Firm, on Wilshire Boulevard and Crescent Heights. Appetizers and martinis served. $15. For reservations or more information, call (847) 256-4600 or visit www.jewishcupid.com .

Singles Fancy Dining (35-49): 6:30 p.m. Meet at Chadwick's Restaurant and enjoy cuisine prepared by Chef Benjamin Ford, son of actor Harrison Ford. $89. 267 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. For reservations or more information, call (310) 657-1994.

UPCOMING

New Start/Dad's Day Program (all ages): Sun., Nov. 3, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Picnic for single parents and their children in Holmby Hills. Members only. To become a member or for more information, call Lyn at (310) 478-3137.

MONDAY/2

Singles Helping Others: 7 p.m. General meeting to plan events and activities. For more information, call (323) 769-1307.

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dance session with Israel Yakovee. Also: Lessons every Thursday with Michelle. $6. 2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (800) 750-5432.

TUESDAY/3

Singles Helping Others: 7:30 p.m. Fourth of July celebration at the Hollywood Bowl, with fireworks. $18. For reservations or more information, call (323) 851-9070.

Bridge for Singles (59+): 7:30 p.m. Intermediate players meet at a private West Los Angeles home. $4. For more information, call (310) 398-9649.

Jewish Association of Single Professionals (25-55): 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Independence dance party with appetizers, dessert and no-host bar. $20. Lush, 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. For more information, call (323) 656-7777.

Social Circle (35-59): 8 p.m. Blue Jeans Bash with a live Oldies band, dancing, food and drinks. $20 (members); $25 (nonmembers). Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 476-8561.

Stu & Lew Productions (21-39): 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fourth annual Summer Blowout dance party. $20 House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. For tickets or more information, call (310) 364-2301.

WEDNESDAY/4

L'Chaim Entertainment (21+): 9:30 p.m. Party with singers and a DJ playing international, salsa, Middle Eastern and hip-hop music. $10. Dinner available with reservations. Beverly Hills Cuisine, 9025 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 289-4435.

Nexus (21-39): 2 p.m. Independence Day potluck picnic, with volleyball, canoeing, barbeque and fireworks at North Lake, Woodbridge, Irvine. For more information, call (714) 974-2279.

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30's-40's): 5 p.m. Barbeque party at a private home in celebration of the 4th of July. For reservations or more information, call (818) 780-4809.

New Age Singles (55+): 2 p.m. Fourth of July potluck pool party. $3 (if accompanied by food); $10 (without food). For members only. For reservations or more information, call (310) 473-1391.

Jewish Single Parents & Singles Association: 3 p.m. Picnic with games and fireworks. Yorba Linda Middle School, 4845 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda. For more information, call (909) 262-1788.

THURSDAY/5

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker leads discussions with food and drinks, every Thursday. $15. For reservations or more information, call (310) 315-1078.

FRIDAY/6

New Age Singles (55+): 6:30 p.m. No-host dinner, followed by Shabbat services at Adat Shalom Temple. For reservations or more information, call (310) 854-0358.

UPCOMING

Palos Verdes Singles (35+): Sat., July 7, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dance party with dinner at a private home. $25. For reservations or more information, call (310) 372-6071.

New Start (30-75): Sun., Aug. 5. "A Romantic Evening With the Gatsbys," event with food and drinks. For more information, call (310) 478-3137.

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