Jewish Journal

Picks and Clicks for October 10 – October 16, 2009

by Dikla Kadosh

Posted on Oct. 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Terry Poison (See Wednesday)

Terry Poison (See Wednesday)


The World Outreach Golf Classic, sponsored by Valley Outreach Synagogue and the American Friends of Magen David Adom, will raise funds to support Israel’s national emergency medical services provider, Magen David Adom. Consul General of Israel Jacob Dayan and L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine will be the guest speakers at the awards dinner. Mon. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $65 (non-players), $225 (players). Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. (805) 577-9455. vosla.org.


Michael Chabon will discuss his new book, “Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son” in conversation with L.A. Times book editor David L. Ulin at ALOUD. Tue. 7 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. Reservations strongly recommended. (213) 228-7025. aloudla.org.


Israeli electro-rock-n-roll band Terry Poison will be the featured performers at the L.A. Fashion Week after-party, its band members clothed by two of Tel Aviv’s most renowned designers. Wed. 9 p.m. $25 (at the door). Playhouse Hollywood, 6506 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 309-3711.

Three simultaneous art exhibitions will be on display at UCLA Hillel’s Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts. “We Are Family: Heroes and Mobsters in Jewish Life” will comprise works by Israeli artist Ya’acov Aloni, whose body of work, “Perhaps the Promised Land,” includes politically themed collages made from scraps of metal and other materials; Jacqueline Cedar, who will showcase her innovative photographs in a series called “Family”; and Rachel Schmeidler’s exploration into 20th-century Americana and crime in “Jewish Mobsters.” Artists’ reception: Wed. 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Free. Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, 574 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208-3081, ext. 125. uclahillel.org/tripleopening.


The IKAR Band, made up of rabbinic students, Jewish educators and professional musicians will perform bandleader Hillel Tigay’s reinterpretations of Jewish liturgical music at “A Concert and A Conversation.” USC professor Josh Kun will also join the discussion. Thu. 8-9:30 p.m. $20. Autry National Center, Wells Fargo Theater, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000, ext. 340. autrynationalcenter.org.

A panel of water, irrigation and landscaping experts will answer questions about California’s water crisis and provide tips on how Angelenos can help conserve water. The community forum “Got Water? A How-To on Water Conservation” will feature panelists David Nahai, incoming senior adviser for the Clinton Climate Initiative and former CEO and general manager of the L.A. Department of Water and Power; Gary Lee Moore, an L.A. city engineer; Bart O’Brien, a horticulturist; and others. Thu. 7-9 p.m. Free. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 530-4008. vbs.org.


Acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter makes his West Coast debut at UCLA Live with his UK-based company performing “Uprising,” inspired by the Paris protests of 2006 and “In Your Rooms,” which traces Shechter’s traumatic time in the Israeli military. The 33-year-old is one of Britain’s most sought-after choreographers. Fri. 8 p.m. Also, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. $24-$48. UCLA Royce Hall, Westwood. (310) 825-2101. uclalive.org.

“Tickling Leo,” produced by Mary Stuart Masterson and written and directed by Jeremy Davidson, is set on Yom Kippur in the Catskills, where three generations of one Jewish family deal with the ripple effects of one man’s choice during the Holocaust in Hungary. Fri. Check theater for show times. Through Oct. 23. $7-$10. Laemmle’s Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 981-9811. ticklingleothemovie.net.


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