Jewish Journal

7 Days in the Arts

by Keren Engelberg

Posted on Mar. 31, 2005 at 7:01 pm

Saturday, April 2

Honoring the 60th anniversary of liberation is the Workmen's Circle's exhibition, "Kevin Haran: Painting History." Haran's watercolors of war are technically based on training photographs, but they nonetheless capture the gestures of combat. He discusses his personal relationship with the images at a reception and slide show this evening.

7-9 p.m. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.

"Painting History IX"

Sunday, April 3

Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble returns to Southern California with its production of "Neshama: Stories of the Soul" today. Israeli folk/modern dance pieces that portray Jewish stories from throughout history are paired with original songs by Uri Ophir and Sharon Farber, and sung by soprano coloratura Noa Dori. They perform this afternoon only at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

3 p.m. $26-$72. Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (818) 986-7332. www.kcdancers.org.

Sona Yeloyan. Photo by Sammy Silberstein

Monday, April 4

African American Jewish singer Joshua Nelson joins The Klezmatics in "Brother Moses Smote the Water," their recently released CD of live Passover songs blended with Nelson's "kosher gospel" and traditional Yiddish songs. It's also the title of their show tonight at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, where they perform live and in-person.

8 p.m. $25. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 692-8151. www.yiddishkaytla.org.

Joshua Nelson and The Klezmatics.

Tuesday, April 5

Tune in to KCET tonight for the latest episode of Frontline: "Israel's Next War?" The program focuses in on the threat a small group of Israeli right-wing extremist pose in today's quest for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

9 p.m. KCET. www.kcet.org.

Followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane are among groups that could upset peace efforts in Israel. Photo courtesy PBS

Wednesday, April 6

Also honoring the 60th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation is tonight's "Croatian Film Series" screening at the Aero Theatre. The 1960 Academy Award-nominated classic, "The Ninth Circle," is a tragic love story about a young Christian man who agrees to marry a Jewish girl to protect her from the Nazis. Although his resentment of her turns to acceptance, and eventually to love, it cannot ultimately protect them. The movie plays this evening.

7:30 p.m. $9. 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456.

"The Ninth Circle"

Thursday, April 7

For eight decades, courtroom sketch artist David Rose has reported the visual story of some of America's most famous cases, including those of Klaus Barbie, Patty Hearst and the Manson Family. "Eight Decades of an Artist Reporter" displays more than 50 of those images, as well as his paintings of Los Angeles barrios, Israeli battlefields and his new large-scale "Entry of the Messiah Into Jerusalem." It's on view at the Chouinard School of Art in South Pasadena.

11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.). 1020 Mission St., South Pasadena. (626) 799-7768.

Illustration by David Rose as seen in Norman Corwin's book, "Samson."

Friday, April 8

Long before G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), there was Gladys "Killem" Gillem and Ida May Martinez, famous professional wrestling stars of the 1940s and '50s. These women and others like them are the subjects of filmmaker Ruth Leitman's new documentary, "Lipstick and Dynamite," which opens today at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and Playhouse 7. Meet the director and stars in person at tonight's Sunset 5 screening.

www.lipstickanddynamitethemovie.com. www.laemmle.com.

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