February 15, 2007
The artist Elimelech, the comic David Steinberg
Kinda like that Magic Eye poster you had on your wall when you were 14, the images created by artists Moshe Elimelech and Michael Maas reveal depth behind their geometry. Their latest works are on view at L2kontemporary, in an exhibition titled "Space Management," through March 10.
990 N. Hill St., No. 205, Los Angeles. (626) 319-3661.
Sunday the 18th
Fantastical images by female artists are on view at the Finegood Gallery in Flight of Fancy 2007 art exhibit, which opens today. With titles like "Samson and Delilah" and "Midsummer Night's Dream," the paintings include imagery inspired by religious and literary works, as well as music.
Feb. 18-March 11. Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. (opening reception). March 11, 1-4 p.m. (closing reception). 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 885-0430.
Monday the 19th
Two special events for families with special-needs kids occur this week: Today, at the Zimmer Children's Museum, HaMercaz sponsors a Family Playday that includes a craft activity, play time and pizza all around. (Reserve early, as space is limited.) And, Sat., Feb. 17, at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, "Tefillah B'Yachad...Together We Pray" is a monthly Shabbat program with song, dance, prayers and storytelling.
"Family Playday": 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $7.50 (adults), free (children). 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 761-8800, ext. 1251 or email@example.com.
"Tefillah B'Yachad": 11 a.m.-noon. Free. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 346-0811.
Tuesday the 20th
The golden age of Polish poster art is celebrated in venues throughout our city over the next three months. "Polish School of Posters" is California's first large-scale exhibit of original work from the 1960s-1980s, an era of award-winning poster art in communist Poland.
The show will include 80 CYRK -- Polish circus/art -- posters at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica opening this week; 40 jazz posters at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City, opening Feb. 24; and 40 Jewish posters at the University of Judaism on Feb. 25.
In March and April, Weidman Gallery and Voila Gallery will participate, as well, and film posters will be displayed at Laemmle Theaters in conjunction with the Polish Film Festival LA and the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival. West Hollywood's Bar Lubitsch and Santa Monica's Warszawa Restaurant also get in on the action.
Wednesday the 21st
Comedians with no new projects to pitch appear on TV Land's program, "Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg." Selling nothing, they therefore leave time for simple interesting conversation with fellow comedian, Steinberg. First up tonight is Jerry Seinfeld, who discusses fatherhood, how the show "Seinfeld" was conceived and his first "Tonight Show" appearance. Future episodes feature Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr and Garry Shandling.
10 p.m. www.tvland.com.
Thursday the 22nd
This weekend offers a last opportunity to catch Mark Kemble's drama, "Bad Hurt on Cedar Street." The play about an Irish-American family of characters, each with secret demons, has been well received -- as has a performance by Israeli-American actress Iris Gilad, as a mentally disabled adult daughter.
$18-$22. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood. (323) 655-7679, ext. 100. www.badhurtoncedarstreet.com.
Friday the 23rd
The Washington Post loved her. Maybe you will, too. "Ester Goldberg's The Big Show" arrives at the Comedy Store's main room this month, every Friday at 9 p.m. Her musical and comedy event is described as "supper club meets vaudeville meets Las Vegas," and stars Ester, with backup from her nine-piece orchestra, The Archibald Leeches.
Fridays in February, 9 p.m. $25 (plus two-drink minimum). 8433 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 656-6225.