A classical music concert that boasts a piece called "Naughty Limericks" certainly has our ears perked. Titled "Folk Echoes," the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra's concert also boasts a performance by Philip Quint, a young Jewish violinist up for two Grammy's this year. Bartok's violin concerto No. 2 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" round out the musical set. 8 p.m. $10-$64. Pasadena Symphony Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. (626) 793-7172, ext. 22.
Gawk shamelessly at works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Man Ray and countless other renown photographers this weekend at "Photo L.A. 2003: The 12th Annual Los Angeles International Photographic Print Exposition." This longest-running photographic exhibit in the West was created by Jewish gallery owner Stephen Cohen, and features art from more than 80 exhibitors from more than 30 cities and numerous foreign countries. And when your tootsies need a rest from all that walking, there are lectures today by Lauren Greenfield, Bruce Davidson and Wim Wenders. Noon-6 p.m. (Sunday), Noon-7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). $15 (one day), $25 (three days), $5 (lectures), $65 (seminars, includes 3-day pass). Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. www.photola.com
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No confirmation on Oprah, but Stedman Graham's set to give the keynote address at today's 15th annual Valleywide service commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join Temple Judea and others in attending the ceremony titled, "Putting the Dream Into Action," and sponsored by Valley Interfaith Council. 6:30 p.m. CSUN, University Student Union, San Fernando Hall. (818) 718-6460.
Ah, Alan Arkin, where do we even begin? With 73 separate credits listed on imdb.com, it's tough to pick a favorite Arkin role. Close to our hearts are George Aaronow in "Glengarry, Glenn Ross" and Unca Lou in "Indian Summer." The American Cinematheque's chosen some others to screen today, as part of "A Tribute to Alan Arkin." Their picks: "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," "13 Conversations About One Thing" and "The In-Laws." Arkin also takes part in a discussion following "Heart," the film for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. 5 p.m. (first screening and discussion), 8:15 p.m. (double-feature). $6-$9. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-3456.
Writer-director Roger Krumble ("Cruel Intentions") draws us back into the world of Hollywood evils and superficialities in "Turnaround," this last in his Hollywood trilogy of plays. It stars Jewish Hollywood hotties Jonathan Silverman and David Schwimmer, who each played Krumble's main character Jeff Pelzman in one of the previous two plays in the series, "Pay or Play" and "d girl," respectively. Also starring is Seven Days' future ex-husband Thomas Everett Scott. 8 p.m. (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays), 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Saturdays). Runs through March 2. Coast Playhouse, 8325 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (866) 468-3399.
Gentlemen, start your pacemakers! Not for the faint of heart or square of mind is Jewish artist Wayne Schoenfeld's "Through the Eyes of Man" exhibit. No demure Louvre-style portraits, these. Sexy and provocative, his biblical images, like the expulsion from Eden and the crucifixion, are meant to get you worked up. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday). Runs through Feb. 9. BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg. D4, Santa Monica. (310) 315-9502.
More controversy this week as "Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times" opens at the Nuart Theatre today. The documentary follows Chomsky on a series of talks he gave in California and New York during the spring of 2002. Terrorism, war and American foreign policy are some of the biggies he's known for confronting head on. And whether you agree with the man or not, the footage should be fascinating stuff. Screens through Jan. 30. $9 (general), $6 (seniors, children 12 and under and weekend matinees). Landmark's Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles. (310) 478-6379.