March 13, 2008
Picks and clicks for March 15-21
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THU | MARCH 20
We can all thank producer Walter Mirisch for some of our all-time Hollywood film favorites: "The Magnificent Seven," "West Side Story," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Some Like It Hot" and "In the Heat of the Night." Very impressive, wouldn't you agree? Go to Book Soup and thank him in person when he appears to discuss and sign his new book (with the fabulous title): "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History." 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com.
FRI | MARCH 21
Although it's not really kosher for Jews to dress up for Halloween, we can certainly go all out on our similarly spirited holiday -- Purim! Feast and frolic at Temple Beth Torah's Purim dinner and festivities. Rummage through your costume chest and dress up the kids, too, for a Shabbat service and Purim spiel put on by Cantor Michael Anatole, Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller and Janis Knight. Sip wine or wash down your "Hay-Man" meatballs (sweet and sour meatballs) and Queen "esta-pasta" (fettuccini and marinara sauce) with drinks such as "Haman's poison" and "Queen Esther's delight." Also available for your dining pleasure are salad, veggies, rolls and cookies. Don't worry about the calories -- you'll laugh it off during the Purim spiel. $6 (children), $10 (adults). 6:30 p.m. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. (805) 647-4181. http://www.templebethtorah.com/.
In a plot reminiscent of the 2006 film, "Stranger Than Fiction," wherein a novel-writer and her typewriter dictate the actions of real-life character and protagonist, acclaimed playwright Richard Greenberg and Ovation Award-winning director Stuart Rogers present "The Violet Hour." A World War I-era publisher must decide whose work to publish -- his lover's memoir or best friend's novel -- amid the mysterious appearance of a machine that predicts the future of the play's protagonist, affecting lives and relationships in haunting and unwary ways. 8 p.m. Through April 19. $20. Tribe Theatre, 5267 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (800) 838-3006. http://www.theatretribe.com.
Featuring the art of Diane Destiny, Merrilyn Duzy and Norma Jean Squires, American Jewish University (AJU) explores our multifaceted universe in a mixed-media exhibition, "Women in Space." Destiny portrays the techie side of outer space by using computer-generated images with a large format ink-jet printer through which images and objects are scanned, manipulated, enhanced, erased, duplicated, painted and collaged. Duzy takes a spiritual approach relating the vastness of space and symbols to humankind. Squires delves into the intellectual aspect of the unknown, contemplating microcosmic and macrocosmic elements of the universe. Through May 16. Free. AJU, Platt-Borstein Gallery,15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. For more information, call (310) 476-9777, ext. 201. http://www.ajula.edu.