Saturday, DECEMBER 31
"Auld Lang Syne" it with the Santa Monica Playhouse this year, as it presents its New Year's Eve dinner theater event, "Sing Sholom Aleichem." Highlights from the playhouse's repertoire of Jewish musicals will be featured in two cabaret performances. Price of admission also includes buffet dinner, champagne, sparkling cider, hats, noisemakers, tiaras and leis.
6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $39.50-$49.50. 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 394-9779, ext. 1.
Sunday, JANUARY 1
Celebrate the eighth day Yiddish style with the Workmen's Circle. This afternoon, it presents its "Last Night of Khaneke Party," complete with latkes, menorah lighting and klezmer music by the 17-member Arbeter Ring and Sholem Community Klezmer Project.
3 p.m. $8-$12. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 552-2007.
Monday, JANUARY 2
Artist Jules Blaine Davis invites viewers back into the womb with her new interactive exhibition, "Inside." The by-appointment-only show offers visitors a multisensory experience. Entering the space, you'll hear a heartbeat and, Blaine Davis hopes, feel reconnected "with this universal experience we all share."
Risk Free Press Gallery, 8533 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 219-4911.
Tuesday, JANUARY 3
Give one more gift today. Temple Kol Tikvah hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive. Worldwide disaster relief efforts have depleted California blood supply reserves, and the holiday season can also be a time of greater need. Your donation alone can save three lives.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670.
Wednesday, JANUARY 4
Brush up on the mother tongue today. Israeli author, poet and correspondent for Yediot Aharonot Amalia Argaman-Barnea discusses her books, "Mine Enemy" and "Hom Camus," at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. The lecture will be in Hebrew only.
7 p.m. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 761-8644.
Thursday, JANUARY 5
Sweet and wicked all at once, vaudeville chanteuse Janet Klein is back with her Parlor Boys this month at the Steve Allen Theater. Together, they'll perform pop, Yiddish and novelty tunes from the 1910s, '20s and '30s.
8-10 p.m. $15. 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 960-7785. www.cfiwest.org/theater.
Friday, JANUARY 6
Billy Crystal's one-man autobiographical piece, "700 Sundays," opens today at the Wilshire Theatre. Tickets have already gone fast, but there are still a few left to see the actor-comedian's most personal performance, in which he becomes the characters that have influenced him the most in his life.
Jan. 6-Feb. 18. Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (213) 365-3500. www.BroadwayLA.org.
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