Saturday, March 2
As part of its part of its annual "31 Days of Oscar" festival, Turner Classic Movies is calling its line-up for March 2: "Oscar Finds Religion". At 10 a.m. the network will air, "Fiddler On the Roof" (181 min.), the beloved musical about a milkman, a matchmaker and "Tradition." Also, set your VCRs for 1 a.m. Sunday, March 3, for "Yentl," (133 min.) where Barbra "Papa Can You Hear Me?" Streisand decides to study Torah and has to hide her gender to do it. But, things get messy when she's arranged to be married to Amy Irving, but is secretly in love with best friend Mandy Patinkin.
Sunday, March 3
Members of Congregation B'nai Tzedek gather today to perform "Purimspiel," a musical adaptation of the story of the holiday, directed by Cantor Linda Ecker. 4 p.m. 9669 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. For more information, call (714) 963-4611.
Monday, March 4
Take "You've Got Mail," with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, add a few more years to boy and girl and stir. Now, you've got "Romance.com," and new comedy by Hindu Brooks featuring Manny Kleinmuntz, Josh Schulman, Bea Silvern, Jeffrey Winner and Maria Spassof. Benny, a romantic grandfather who enjoys meeting women on the Internet, goes into a chat room and meets Nora, whose granddaughter has given her a computer to keep her busy. Comedy and chaos ensue when the two, who have been misrepresenting their ages, make plans to meet. $12 (general admission). Mon.-Wed., 8 p.m. Through April 3. Theatre 40, Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive. For reservations or more information, call (310) 364-0535.
Tuesday, March 5
Whoever said variety is the spice of life must've had women in mind. Whether tall, short, shy, outgoing, blond or brunette, each woman has a style that's all her own. Today, the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts gallery exhibits "Images of Women," paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from the late nineteenth century to the present. Among the contributing artists are Chaim Gross, Max Beckmann, Elie Nadelman and Ruth Weisberg. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through April 30. 357 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-5222.
Wednesday, March 6
The worlds of Hollywood in its Golden Age and Europe during the Holocaust couldn't be more different. However, the two come together in Howard Berman's play "Elfriede's Story." The drama, presented with music from the era, tells story of Elfriede Scholz's imprisonment by the Nazis and the involvement of writer-director Erich Maria Remarque ("All Quiet on the Western Front"). $20 (general admission); $17 (students); $15 (seniors). Sat., March 2 and Fri., March 8, 8 p.m.; Wed., March 6 and Thurs., March 7, 7 p.m. Through May 10. Edison Theatre, 213 E. Broadway, Long Beach. For tickets or more information, call (562) 432-1818.
Thursday, March 7
Married couple Jake and Beth each come from a dysfunctional family and together, their life plays out like Greek tragedy, with just a touch of comedy. "A Lie of the Mind", the dark and intricately detailed play by Sam Shepard ("Fool For Love," "Sympatico"), shows what can happen when two families are linked by marriage, and divided by violence, jealousy and mistrust. $15 (Thurs. and Sun.); $18 (Fri. and Sat.). Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Through April 7. Theatre 40, Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive. For tickets or more information, call (310) 364-0535.
Friday, March 8
A new program, "Cinema's Legacy: How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers, presented by AFI and the Skirball Cultural Center, will begin its six-part series with Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick discussing "The Man Who Would Be King." The film, starring Michael Caine and Sean Connery, will be shown followed by a discussion about the influence of director John Huston among others. $10 (general admission); $8 (membersa); $6 (students). 7:30 p.m. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For tickets, call (323) 655-8587. For more information, call (310) 440-4500.
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