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7 Days in the Arts

by Keren Engelberg

January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 29

Annie Korzen knows better than you. Or at least that's what she thinks. In her one-woman show, "Straight From the Mouth," that's how she gives it to you. Expect music, "constructive criticism" and lots of laughs from the gal also known as "Seinfeld's" Doris Klompus.

8 p.m. $15-$20. Steinway Hall at Fields Pianos, 12121 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 471-3979.


Annie Korzen

Sunday, January 30

This afternoon, take in the "Music of Or Ami," and give back at the same time. The Calabasas congregation plans to donate a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to help victims of the tsunami disaster. Flutist Toby Caplan-Stonefield plays a program of music by Jewish composers, light classics and jazz with the accompaniment of pianist Paul Switzler and guitarist Larry Giannicchini. Pianist Aaron Meyer is joined by an ensemble of musicians in playing a contemporary mix of jazz, Latin, classical and world music. A wine and cheese reception follows.

4-6 p.m. $12 (per event), $30 (three-part series). 26115 Mureau Road, Calabasas. (818) 880-4880.


Pianist Aaron Meyer

Monday, January 31

Rami Perlman has chosen to follow in his father's footsteps – sort of. This son of Itzhak took to music from an early age, singing with the children's chorus of the Metropolitan Opera and studying trumpet at the Manhattan School of Music. But now he's all grown up and singing a different tune: rock 'n' roll. His band, Something for Rockets, plays a free show tonight at Spaceland, with a sound that's closer to the Vines than Wagner.

21+. 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 661-4380.


Something for Rockets rocks at Spaceland

Tuesday, February 1

Get nostalgic today as the Skirball screens Charles Lamont's 1942 film, "Almost Married," as part of its Lifespan Series, "exploring and celebrating the new longevity." The romantic musical is about a couple that settles on a marriage of convenience only to find that it's become one of love.

1:30 p.m. Free. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4544.


Wednesday, February 2

The sons and daughters of prostitutes in Calcutta's red light district are the subjects of Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski's documentary, "Born Into Brothels," in theaters this week. Briski, who originally came to Calcutta to photograph the lives of the women, quickly became enchanted by their children. She eventually taught them photography, and in the process, exposed them to life outside the one they knew. The documentary follows their journey and hers.

Opens Jan. 28. Laemmle Sunset 5. www.laemmle.com.


"Born Into Brothels"

Thursday, February 3

A lot of night music, from Chopin to Gershwin, is set to be played on the 1939 World's Fair replica Steinway "Peace Piano" at the Museum of Tolerance this evening. Pianists Gloria Cheng, Todd Cochran and Norman Krieger donate their talents for the gala, which benefits the musuem's youth education programs for low-income students. Local composer Nelson Varon's vocal piece "Shalom, Shalom" will also be performed.

7:30 p.m. $100. Museum of Tolerance, Peltz Theater, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 772-2452.


The Steinway Peace Piano

Friday, February 4

From the "normal" lives of middle class Southern Californians, noted author Merrill Joan Gerber unveils the disquiet that lurks beneath in her latest release, "This Is a Voice From Your Past: New and Selected Stories." The author of seven novels, including "Anna in the Afterlife," she signs "This Is a Voice..." at the Huntington Library this afternoon.

2:30 p.m. Huntington Library Overseers' Room, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.


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