Jewish Journal

7 Days in the Arts

by Keren Engelberg

Posted on Jul. 14, 2005 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 16

Who says chicks can't be funny? Tonight, comedians Marie Cain, Annie Korzen, Ann Randolph and Betsy Salkind each take a turn onstage as part of "Tickling Adam's Rib: An Evening of Four Ferociously Funny Females"...and dare you to not laugh.

8 p.m. $20. Steinway Hall at Fields Pianos, 12121 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 471-3979.


Sunday, July 17

Call him an alarmist or seer, but controversial New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist Kenneth Timmerman will not be ignored. The Iranian Jewish Public Affairs Committee, Republican Jewish Coalition and StandWithUs co-sponsor his appearance today at the Museum of Tolerance to discuss his latest book, "Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown With Iran."

7 p.m. $10. 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 772-2527.


Monday, July 18

Labor politics and humor collide in the latest traveling exhibition, "The Traveling Wobbly Show: Comics and Posters," at the Workmen's Circle. Wobblies -- a common term for members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) -- have a rich history of producing humorous political cartoons and songs. The Circle's show consists of 25 Wobbly prints gleaned from Paul Buhle and Nicole Shulman's book, "Wobblies, A Graphic History." Other events coinciding with the exhibit continue throughout July and August.

1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.

Tuesday, July 19

Imprisoned in seven concentration camps over four years, Kalman Aron survived by painting the portraits of the camp guards for their wives and girlfriends. At the time, he was a young man, and he later went on to paint the portraits of author Henry Miller and President Ronald Reagan, as well as numerous landscapes and paintings of people in his trademark style of "psychological realism." This week through Nov. 15, the acclaimed artist opens his studio to the public for a rare retrospective exhibition.

1550 S. Beverly Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 922-1200.

Kalman Aron's portrait of Henry MIller. Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, July 20

Sandra Bernhard and other artists pay tribute to American cinematic jazz and swing greats in tonight's "Play It Again: The Movie Music of Woody Allen" at the Hollywood Bowl.

8 p.m. $6-$34. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000.

Sandra Bernhard
Photo by Richard Mitchell

Thursday, July 21

A little more night music tonight, this time at the University of Judaism. The DeLuca-Karamzyn-Sussman Trio performs an informal concert of Schumann's "Fantasy Pieces," Brahms' "Piano Trio in B Major" and Peter Schnickele's "New Goldberg Variations." The pieces have been described as "romantic," "lush" and "downright silly," respectively, and those attending the performance will be privy to stories about the composers as well as the music.

7:30 p.m. $10. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246.

Friday, July 22

UCLA Film and Television Archive goes ahead and makes your day with its Don Siegel retrospective series. The director of tough crime dramas like "The Killers," "Dirty Harry" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is honored with a host of screenings through Aug. 7. Tonight, see "Hitler Lives?" The documentary short won the 1946 Academy Award, and although uncredited, Siegel acted as the principal director of this anti-fascist compilation film.

7:30 p.m. $5-$8. James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA, Westwood. (310) 206-3456.

Don Siegel


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