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  • May 17-22

    By Laura Donney

    1 week ago

    SUN MAY 17

    CELEBRATE ISRAEL FESTIVAL

    It’s that time of year again, and to celebrate Israel’s 67th year of independence, Rancho Park transforms itself into the Holy Land for a day. This year’s “Jerusalem of Gold” theme lets attendees visit various mock sites of Jerusalem,...

  • Calendar: May 9-15, 2015

    By Laura Donney

    2 weeks ago

    SAT | MAY 9

    13”

    A hilarious coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it, “13” — Panic! Productions’ hit production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical — follows Evan Goldman as he moves from New York City to a small Indiana town. While...

  • Calendar May 2-8

    By Laura Donney

    3 weeks ago

    MON | MAY 4 - THU | MAY 7
    
    LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    
    With screening upon screening and Q-and-A upon Q-and-A, the options for the 2015 L.A. Jewish Film Festival are big on quantity
    and quality. There are North American and West Coast premieres and films ranging from thrillers...
  • Calendar: April 25 - May 1

    By Laura Donney

    April 23, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    SAT | APRIL 25

    A MATTER OF SIZE”

    Go big or go home! In partnership with Menemsha Films, the Beit T’Shuvah Film Series, a presentation of six films over nine months that in some way deal with important personal issues, kicks off with a big comedy that will provide a belly’s...

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  • Calendar: April 11-17

    By Laura Donney

    April 8, 2015 | 11:02 am

    MON | APRIL 13

    “BOOKS ’N’ BRUNCH”

    It’s another kind of “bnb.” Matthew Friedman, associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, will speak about anti-Semitism around the world and here at home at Brandeis University’s annual fundraising event. Joining Friedman is...

  • Calendar: April 3–10

    By Laura Donney

    April 2, 2015 | 5:45 pm

    FRI | APRIL 3

    “PASSAGES”

    Chronicling the history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies, the traveling exhibition “Passages” features about 400 artifacts set against immersive environments like the caves of Qumran and the Jerusalem...

  • Calendar March 28-April 3

    By Laura Donney

    March 25, 2015 | 10:44 am

    SAT | MARCH 28

    DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST

    Whether by Kindle or by candle, people were reading long before they were tweeting. This year, the Music Center is celebrating the biggest coalition of locally based authors and publishers. The day features all kinds of activities and readings,...

  • Calendar March 21-27

    By Laura Donney

    March 18, 2015 | 11:47 am

    SAT | MARCH 21

    “UNCUFFED”

    Jewish Women’s Theatre presents the world premiere of “Uncuffed,” a salon theater experience with stories, short plays and music exploring what it means to be free, and how we break the ties that bind us when we are not. Narratives include a bat...

  • Calendar March 14-20

    By Laura Donney

    March 11, 2015 | 10:26 am

    SAT | MARCH 14

    GALEET DARDASHTI

    “Monajat” is the most recent multisensory piece by the esteemed artist. “Monajat” is inspired by old, haunting recordings of the Jewish prayers of Selichot. Reinventing the deep and reflective musical ritual of Selichot with digital technology,...

  • Calendar: March 7-13

    By Laura Donney

    March 4, 2015 | 10:35 am

    SAT | MAR 7

    “TIGER BY THE TAIL”

    When a middle-age therapist starts a correspondence with a young Jewish prisoner, the therapist gets much more than he could have anticipated. Frawley Becker’s drama, directed by Jules Aaron, is a look at the unlikely relationship that can...

  • Calendar: February 28 - March 6

    By Laura Donney

    February 25, 2015 | 9:58 am

    SAT | FEB 28

    YALE STROM & HOT PSTROMI

    There’s no better way to celebrate the end of the shortest month than with some heartwarming klez-tastic tunes. The band, which got its start more than 30 years ago, uses violin, bass, flute, accordion, vocals and more to bring that Eastern...

  • Calendar: February 21-27

    By Laura Donney

    February 18, 2015 | 9:50 am

    SAT | FEB 21

    “RELIEF”

    David Abir’s solo exhibition culminates in this final installation, and even if you haven’t seen the first three parts of the series, “Relief” isn’t to be missed. Based around a fictional historical narrative, the piece is like a visual-architectural...

  • Calendar February 14-20

    By Laura Donney

    February 11, 2015 | 11:16 am

    SAT | FEB 14

    “THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

    It’s the cinematic adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s celebrated musical comedy-drama. Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, the film is the story of a struggling actress and her lover, a Jewish novelist. Through powerful and candid songs,...

  • Calendar: February 7-13

    By Laura Donney

    February 4, 2015 | 9:42 am

    SAT | FEB 7

    NEIL SEDAKA

    Neil Sedaka sings, composes, plays piano and writes (“Laughter in the Rain: My Own Story”) and has been in the spotlight — always exercising at least one of these skills — for more than 50 years. He’s sold millions of records and co-written more than 500...

  • Calendar January 24-30

    By Laura Donney

    January 21, 2015 | 10:57 am

    SAT | JAN 24

    “HE SAID … SHE SAID”

    It’s the most common kind of hearsay around. The Jewish Women’s Theatre presents its newest salon, an exploration of the different versions we have of the things that happen to us, big and small. From a husband and wife recounting their first...

  • Calendar January 17-23

    By Laura Donney

    January 14, 2015 | 11:11 am

    SAT | JAN 17

    “KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS WITH JEFFREY SIEGEL”

    Featuring internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel, this concert-with-commentary includes not only delightful music, but also a captivating dialogue preceding piano masterpieces. Tonight’s performance, “The...

  • Calendar January 10-16

    By Laura Donney

    January 7, 2015 | 9:55 am

    SAT | JAN 10

    GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY — AN EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY

    Did you know Gene Kelly spoke Yiddish and was a Shabbos goy? If you think that’s surprising, there’s a lot more to learn about this legendary actor, director and choreographer. Patricia Kelly — his widow,...

  • Calendar January 3-9

    By Laura Donney

    December 29, 2014 | 9:18 pm

    SAT | JAN 3
     
    NINA SHALLMAN
     
    Attention, people who enjoy the warm, strong vocals of female artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell: Nina Shallman is here to carry on the tradition of lady crooners. A singer-songwriter and poet, Shallman started...
  • Calendar December 13-19

    By Laura Donney

    December 10, 2014 | 11:14 am

    SAT | DEC 13

    “MIDDLE EAST COMIC RELIEF” 

    Maybe the best way to achieve peace is to laugh our way there. Comedy troupe Sultans of Satire bring the funny to benefit the Levantine Cultural Center, the only Middle Eastern and North African cultural center in the Southland. Hosted...

  • Calendar: December 6-12

    By Laura Donney

    December 3, 2014 | 10:08 am

    SUN | DEC 7

    JACOB EBRIANI & JENIK COOK GALLERY OPENING

    Spice up your Sunday with a little artistic flair. American Art Award winners Jacob Ebriani and Jenik Cook are showcasing their masterpieces to the public. Ebriani chooses to make art a spiritual act — a sur-naturalist, his...

  • Calendar: Holiday preview 2014

    By Laura Donney

    November 21, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    FRI | NOV 28

    “THE COMEDIC GENIUS OF RODNEY DANGERFIELD”

    Have some respect! Curated with the help of Rodney Dangerfield’s widow, Joan, this temporary exhibit offers an intimate look into the iconic career of a comedy favorite. Featuring the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Comedy...

  • Calendar November 22-28

    By Laura Donney

    November 19, 2014 | 11:42 am

    SAT | NOV 22

    “HANNAH AND HER SISTERS”

    If you think your family’s Thanksgiving dinners are complicated, just consult this Woody Allen classic. The 1986 film tells the story of Hannah (Mia Farrow), her husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and the infidelities and lives of a...

  • Calendar November 1-7

    By Laura Donney

    October 29, 2014 | 9:50 am

    SAT | NOV 1/SUN | NOV 2

    “DAY OF THE DEAD”

    Oh, how quickly love becomes — something else. Years ago, in the cornfields of Mexico, a young man and woman fell into a passionate romance. Now old and living in Los Angeles on Olvera Street, the man is tricked into temptation for...

  • Calendar October 25-31

    By Laura Donney

    October 22, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    SAT | OCT 25 
     
    B.J. NOVAK 
     
    While a book with the title “A Book With No Pictures” might initially sound like a turn off to children, this former “The Office” writer and actor guarantees a good time for both kids and parents. Demanding that every single word on...
  • Calendar: October 18-24

    By Laura Donney

    October 14, 2014 | 10:09 am

    SAT | OCT 18/SUN | OCT 19

    STEVE ISSERLIS

    Hello, cello! He’s not The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, but this is a British import we’re just as happy to welcome. Recognized worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and author, Isserlis has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the...

  • Calendar Oct. 11-17

    By Laura Donney

    October 7, 2014 | 10:44 am

    SUN | OCT 12

    “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ”

    If you’re a senior or a boomer and are looking for a Roaring ’20s-themed afternoon filled with comedians, music, fun décor, video clips and Fred Astaire, you’re in luck. Celebrate the third year of “Senior Comedy Afternoons” — for seniors, by...

  • Calendar: Fall preview Sept. 26 - Nov. 23

    By Laura Donney

    September 18, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    FRI | SEPT 26

    “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU”

    Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel with the same title, the book tells the story of Judd Foxman, returning home to sit shivah for his late father. Citing legal clearances, the film has altered the Foxman name to a less overtly Jewish...

  • Calendar August 23-29

    By Laura Donney

    August 20, 2014 | 10:07 am

    SAT | AUG 23

    RACHEL DEWOSKIN

    Emma Sasha Silver is only 15 when she loses her eyesight in a terrible accident in DeWoskin’s young adult debut,“Blind.” On top of having to relearn basic functions, the teen is also confronted with untangling the apparent suicide of a fellow...

  • Calendar August 16-22

    By Laura Donney

    August 13, 2014 | 10:05 am

    SAT | AUG 16

    “BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS”

    It’s a big night for Broadway’s home away from home — Hollywood! Under the direction of David Galligan and the musical direction of Gerald Sternbach, some of the stage’s best will perform some stage favorites. Showstoppers include Tony...

  • Calendar August 9-15

    By Laura Donney

    August 6, 2014 | 10:32 am

    SAT | AUG 9

    “THE GOOD DOCTOR”

    Neil Simon’s play is a treat for anyone who likes comedy, music and Anton Chekhov. As a writer suffering from creative blockage, our nameless protagonist narrates several of his stories to his audience. With titles that include “The Sneeze,”...

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