Jewish Journal

7 Days In Arts

by Keren Engelberg

Posted on Oct. 30, 2003 at 7:00 pm


The sisters are back at the UJ this weekend thanks to the David Dortort Performing Arts Program. Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig" gets just three staged concert readings starring Jane Fleiss, Linda Purl, Mimi Kennedy and Bruce Weitz tonight and tomorrow. You know you've missed intellectual Sara, lovely Gorgeous and spitfire Pfeni. Visit them again while they're still here. 8 p.m. (Saturday), 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Sunday). $32-$38. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1546.


Judith Light and Bravo both get bravo's tonight. POWER UP (Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching UP) presents Light and Bravo Network with the Premiere Award at their gala Power Premiere at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel for their support of the gay community. In addition to her well-known roles on "One Life to Live" and "Who's the Boss?" Light's also had a long career in TV movies including "The Ryan White Story," in which she played White's mother. And to Bravo, a personal Seven Days standing O, for giving us "Queer Eye." (310) 271-4708. www.power-up.net



Whoever said the artist's life was a solitary one never met Adria Becker, Susan Gesundheit, Dafna Gilboa and Jeanne Hahn. The four artists work as a group within the Artist Co-op 7, a co-op created in 1989 based on the philosophy of self-discovery through the sharing of art and knowledge. Their big color show, titled "4Together" is currently on display at the USC Hillel. In conjunction with the show, the co-op will present workshops teaching their unique process on Nov. 6 and 13. Runs through Dec. 12. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday-Friday). 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles. (213) 747-9135.


Karen Goodman did the, ahem, footwork, and now we glean the rewards. New out on video is her film, which doubles as documentary and instructional video on the art of Yiddish dance. "Come Let Us Dance" features 81-year-old Miriam Rochlin teaching and offering comment on versions of a Freylekhs and two Shers. Six of the eight dancers who join her are seniors, as well. www.jewishvideo.com



Put down this paper and dial that phone ... well, in a second. Let us explain. Tonight, the Museum of Tolerance screens "Paper Clips," a Miramax film that documents how one school principal found a way to teach her predominantly white Fundamentalist Christian students in Tennessee about the Holocaust. The children of Whitwell Middle School took on the project of collecting one paperclip for each person lost in the Holocaust, and wound up receiving thousands of paperclips attached to pictures and notes in the mail every day until their goal was complete. The screening is open and free for the first 100 people who call the reservation line. Better get going. 7:30 p.m. Museum of Tolerance Peltz Theater, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (323) 822-4393.


Gudahpooday? Not till you've seen "The Producers." Unless you've been living under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard about the Mel Brooks comedy that's been turned into a musical. But now that's it's been in town for a while, you should have less trouble getting tickets to the bawdy, silly good time starring Jason Alexander and Martin Short, and show-stealer Angie Schworer. Hurry up though. "Springtime for Hitler" closes this winter. Runs through Jan. 3. $25-$95. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 365-3500. www.producersla.com .


Vox Femina Los Angeles offers up some of that "It's a Small World" vibe tonight and tomorrow at Zipper Concert Hall. The 34-voice ensemble of lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual women performs music with an emphasis on literature by female composers. This time, it takes the form of "One World, Many Voices," a concert featuring traditional world folk music, including the Israeli classic "Tzena, Tzena," performed with added Arabic words and arranged by J. David Moore. 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). $15-$20. 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 391-2402. www.voxfeminala.org


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