Jewish Journal

7 Days In Arts

by Mike Levy

Posted on Nov. 28, 2002 at 7:00 pm


You might not want to trek to Glendale to see the Brothers Horwitz, but wouldn't you want to visit the historic Alex Theater for a "Three Stooges" film festival? Why soitenly you would, nyuk nyuk. The fifth-annual event offers up matinee and evening screenings of favorite Stooges shorts as they were meant to be seen -- on the big screen. This year, just for fun, the folks at the Alex dredged up a routine from the Stooges' spy flick, "Dunked in the Deep," dubbed in French. Also among this year's picks, "Three Missing Links" and "All the World's a Stooge." Here's a finger in your eye.

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 243-2539


Composer Yuval Ron's talents with Middle Eastern melodies shine brightest in his renderings of Chanukah music. At today's performance, titled, "Miracles and Lights," the tunes get some extra help from the multitalented soprano Vanessa Paloma. The Colombian-born founder of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity's Synergy Ensemble sings Ron's rich holiday music today backed by a quartet of piano, cello, violin and clarinet.

3 p.m. Zimmer Discovery Children's Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 658-5824.


It seems like an easy answer to us, but given global politics today, it's an honest question, and it should be a provocative discussion. The Geffen Playhouse and KCRW-FM 89.9 team up today to present "God: Problem or Solution?" a special edition of "Which Way, L.A.?" with host Warren Olney. Joining the radio host on the Geffen stage will be guests including Jack Miles, author of "God: A Biography," and Hussein Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations. The onstage discussion will be simulcast, and audience members will be able to ask the panel questions.

7 p.m. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. (310) 581-5848.


Grammy award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman plays tonight with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Consider it a warm-up for the private recital Thursday night benefiting the Daniel Pearl Foundation

8 p.m. Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. Benefit for Daniel Pearl Foundation, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Private Santa Monica residence. R.S.V.P. required. (310) 317-1966.


You'll be hearing plenty about "The Pianist" come Oscar time, so why not check it out tonight in a benefit preview screening for the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony? Based on the autobiography of Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, Roman Polanski's latest stars Adrien Brody as the musician who played the last live music heard on Polish radio before the Nazis invaded. The screening will be followed by a special performance of Szpilman's music by -- who else? -- the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.

6:30 p.m. Loews Cineplex Century Plaza Theatres, 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. (310) 201-5033.


You've tried Speeddating, JDating and even caved to the pressure of a shidduch by the rabbi's wife. But don't lose hope, dear singleton. The Laugh Factory hosts a new monthly singles mixer tonight. "Schmoozers" is a chance to meet a fine young Jewish thang and enjoy some stand-up, too. Hey, at the very least you can expect a good laugh.

7 p.m. $15, plus two-drink minimum (includes appetizers). Ages 25+. 8001 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 656-1336, ext. 1.


She's a ukulele-playing, flapper dress-wearing, unironically retro songstress, and she's playing tonight at the Getty. Janet Klein, with her backing band of multi-instrumentalists, The Parlor Boys, performs the lost, jazzy ragtime and often-naughty music of the 1910s and '20s.Klein has collected and recorded two albums worth of such magical tunes as "'Tain't No Sin to Take Off Your Skin and Dance Around in Your Bones."

7:30 p.m. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300.

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