November 1, 2001
7 Days In Arts
Saturday, Nov. 3
Just in time for the holidays, the Contemporary Crafts Market presents its preholiday show, featuring more than 250 artists. Items for sale include original Judaica, clothing, home furnishings and jewelry. One of the craft designers, Santa Fe native Nomi Green, represents the fusion of Southern art and Jewish heritage, using glass, beads, cloth and stones to create prayer pieces that will "inspire people towards goals in their lives," Green says. $6 (adults); free (children 12 and under). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Sun., Nov. 4, 6 p.m. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 285-3655.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Tonight's concert performance at CSUN, "Voice of a People: The Jewish Soul" takes audiences on a tour through the Jewish experience via the musical expressway. Virtuoso violinist Daniel Heifetz and The Classical Band lead this journey with pieces by Ernst Bloch, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and Elmer Bernstein. Soprano Carmen Balthrop will accompany Heifetz with songs such as "Close Your Little Eyes" and "Kaddish" as part of the "Surviving the Holocaust" segment. $24.50 (general admission); $20 (seniors); $18 (students, children and groups); $12 (CSUN students with ID). For tickets or more information, call (818) 677-2488. A performance will also be held at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3, at El Camino Community College in Torrance. Tickets are $24 and $21. Call (310) 329-5345 for more information.
Monday, Nov. 5
Photographer Norman Jacobson rarely takes shots that are posed; his subjects are caught in the moment, not knowing they're becoming still lifes. Whether it's Japan, France or Italy, Jacobson loves to scour places for funny or romantic images to "tell a story, settling into an environment." Winner of numerous local and national photo contests, the former U.S. Army journalist's black-and-white collection can be seen in the exhibit "People and Places," on display today. Opening reception: Sat., Nov. 3, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Artist's lecture: Sat., Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Dec. 1. Fine Art Exhibition Space, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 473-5603.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Artist Peter Myerson's canvas paintings could very well look beautiful on a dress or skirt. That's because this South African native was formerly a knitwear designer. His collection of fall-spiced landscapes can be seen today at the Westside Jewish Community Center, titled "Journey Across Continents." Gallery hours: Sun.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 7. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300 or (818) 888-0583.
Tonight, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Achinoam "Noa" Nini brings her beautiful English and Hebrew lyrics to Sinai Temple to perform in a Hebrew High School-sponsored event to benefit Israel. $25 and $36 ($100 includes desert with Noa) reception). 7:30 p.m. 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For tickets or more information, call (818) 901-8893.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Forget about obsessing over broken nails or finding that perfect little black dress in the shop window; it's off to the army for these five determined Israeli women. Through the film "Company Jasmine," directed by Yael Katzir and produced by Dan Katzir, the public is able to witness the incredible show of courage by these female cadets during their high-pressured 17-week training program. $8.50 (adults); $5.50 (children under 12). 7 p.m. Laemmle's Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For advance tickets or more information, call (818) 981-9811.
Thursday, Nov. 8
"A Melody Out of Darkness" is true to its title, as a young man -- a child of survivors -- clings to hope as he confronts anti-Semitism. Written by David Poznanter and directed by Aaron Macdonald, the play features traditional Yiddish folk songs. $12 (general admission). Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Through Nov. 11. Egyptian Arena Theatre, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. For reservations or more information, call (310) 289-2999.
Friday, Nov. 9
The jazz scene comes to life from artist Victor Haboush's canvas painting "Jazz Musicians." The bustling image is just one of his many festive and delightful pictures, such as "A Day at the Beach." His experience working as an art director at Walt Disney Studios on such projects as "Sleeping Beauty," "101 Dalmatians" and " Lady and the Tramp" inspired him to pursue painting and a lifelong study of art. He returned to animation to create the animated feature "Iron Giant." His work is on display today at the newly opened Aries Gallery and available for viewing by appointment through Nov. 30. 4222 Burbank Blvd., Burbank. For an appointment or more information, call (818) 846-0611.