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  • Feb. 22–March 4, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    February 22, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    SAT | FEB 26

    MARVIN HAMLISCH
    The composer of “A Chorus Line” and the songs “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better” has won every major entertainment award — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — as well as a Pulitzer Prize and two Golden Globes. The pops conductor shares...

  • Feb. 12–Feb. 18, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    February 8, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    TUE | FEB 8

    “Is There a Conservative Assault on the Supreme Court?”
    Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean at the U.C. Irvine School of Law, joins John Eastman, Kennedy chair in law at Chapman University, for a discussion moderated by Los Angeles Times editor-at-large Jim Newton....

  • Feb. 2–Feb. 11, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    February 2, 2011 | 11:15 am

    THU | FEB 3

    (“100 Voices: A Journey Home”)
    Director’s Danny Gold and Matthew Asner’s musical documentary traces the loss and resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland, the birthplace of cantorial music. The film follows the recent travels of a group of cantors and acclaimed...

  • Jan. 25–Feb. 3

    By Ryan Torok

    January 25, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    TUE | JAN 25

    (ISRAEL)
    Galia Golan, a prominent Israeli political scientist and a Peace Now co-founder, leads a talk, “Is There an Arab-Israeli ‘Peace Process?’ ” for UCLA’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies. Tue. 5-7 p.m. Free. Humanities 169, UCLA, Los...

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  • Jan. 19–Jan. 28

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    WED | JAN 19

    (LITERATURE)
    Jeff Garlin, co-star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and author of the 2010 memoir “My Footprint: Carrying the Weight of the World,” hosts Jeff Garlin’s Reading Group at Book Soup. Tonight’s group discusses Bernard Malamud’s 1961 novel, “A...

  • Jan. 12–Jan. 21

    By Ryan Torok

    January 11, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    WED | JAN 12

    (ISRAEL)
    ALOUD at Central Library’s Interfaith Series features “I Shall Not Hate” author Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Gazan fertility specialist who lost three of his daughters during Operation Cast Lead in 2009, appears in conversation with Washington Post...

  • Jan. 5–Jan. 14, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    January 5, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    THU | JAN 6

    (CURRENT EVENTS)
    Reza Aslan, the Iranian American author of “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam” and editor of the recently released anthology “Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes From the Modern Middle East,” lectures on “Iran, Israel...

  • Dec. 25–Jan. 7, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    December 22, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    SAT | DEC 25

    (MITZVAH)
    If you want to feel great on Christmas Day, help out at Temple Israel of Hollywood’s 25th annual Christmas Dinner Project, which feeds more than 1,000 of Hollywood’s homeless and hungry, provides children with toys and photo-ops with Santa, and distributes...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Dec. 16-24, 2010

    By Ryan Torok

    December 15, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    THU | DEC 16

    (COMEDY)
    Iranian American comedians Maz Jobrani and Michael perform during “An Evening of Fun and Laughter” at Nessah Synagogue. Proceeds benefit the synagogue’s preschool and teen club. Beer, wine and refreshments served. Thu. 7:30 p.m. $95 (VIP), $65 (regular),...

  • Chabad Telethon Sunday, ‘Shadow of Doubt’

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Only two more weeks until Yom Kippur ... are you mentally and emotionally prepared? Tackling the weighty topics of repentance and forgiveness can seem like a mighty task, but with the entertaining inspiration of "The Gates Are Closing" you can start thinking and discussing...
  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 25

    Hollywood Fight Club's current production "A Lively ... and Deathly Evening With Woody Allen" brings to the stage three written works by the Neurotic One. Woody Allen's "God," "Death Knocks" and "Mr. Big" all deal with existential dilemmas as only Allen can.

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  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    The urban world beats of Hyim and the Fat Foakland Orchestra travel south from Oakland in honor of UC Santa Barbara's Earth Day festivities today. Leave the smog behind in favor of the daylong celebration at Isla Vista's Anisq' Oyo' Park, which features Hyim and his...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Carin Davis

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    SATURDAY MARCH 30

    You spent two nights stuffing yourself on matzah ball soup and gefilte fish. Two days later, you awaken from your food coma and rejoin the world. And what better way to spend this Shabbat afternoon than at the Skirball Cultural Center with USC Dean of Fine Arts...

  • Picks and kicks for February 23-29

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 21, 2002 | 5:00 pm

    SAT | FEBRUARY 23

    (ART)

    Artists Daniel Goldstein and John Kapellas have assembled their most innovative work yet: a 7-foot-tall human figure made of 300 AIDS medication bottles and 139 syringes. Their art, encapsulated in the new exhibit "Make Art/Stop AIDS" is as gritty as their...
  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sunday, Feb. 10

    "What Is a Jew?" The Stephen S. Wise Youth Orchestra will address that question today in World Premiere of Russell Steinberg's Symphony No. 2. Includes performances of Moussorgsky's "Gopak," Bruckner's "Scherzo from Symphony No. 7" and Copland's "Down a Country...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, Jan. 5

    Tonight, entertainment at the Yiddish Culture Club is not only the usual performance of Yiddish songs. Director of the Sholem Community Hershel Hartman will reveal the intricacies of the Festival of Lights in his lecture, "The Hidden Story of Chanukah,"...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, Dec. 29

    Artist Elizabeth Tinglof new mixed media works "...scapes," manages to capture on canvas the feeling someone gets while looking down at the world. The paintings, reminiscent of aerial photographs, uncover the relationship between the topography of our planet...

  • 7 Days

    By Solange Borna

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, Dec. 22

    The famous atom was derived from the work of two brilliant physicists, Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr. During World War II, the two who had once worked so close together were now on opposite sides of the war. "Copenhagen" is the riveting play that illustrates...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, Dec. 15

    Food. It's a big part of the Chanukah, but by the end of the holiday your family might want something a beyond potato latkes. Today, learn what to cook for the last nights of the "Festival of Lights" with "Jacques Pépin's Chanukah Celebration," an hour-long...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, Oct. 20

    The Jews of Poland have endured countless attacks against their culture, ranging from the hostility of the Poles to the aggression of the Germans. Born in 1877, Yiddish songwriter and poet Mordecai Gebirtik, captured the emotions and culture these trying time...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sunday, Oct. 7

    Equipped with lulav and lemony fresh etrog, the children at the Skirball's Celebrate the Harvest Holiday: Sukkah Decorating event will help garnish the sukkah. Artist Abby Gilad will lead a workshop in making wall posters, followed by refreshments in the sukkah. $5...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, Sept. 29

    Today's show at the Performing Arts Center of Cal-State University Northridge, "Gershwin the Klezmer", created by writer/producer Joseph Vass documents the life of legendary jazz musician George Gershwin. The tale of the fusion of jazz and klezmer is told...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 21

    Cinematography has come a long way from "The Great Train Robbery" to "The Matrix." The modern mind-boggling special effects techniques can't begin to compare to the old methods devoid of computer-generated images. The Getty Museum and the UCLA Film and Television...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 7

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    • The first stand-up comedian to ever perform at Carnegie Hall, Shelley Berman is back with his one-sided telephone conversation skits. The author of books such as "Cleans and Dirtys" and "A Hotel Is a Funny Place" performs his comic routine reunites with cabaret...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 16

    Being a Jew with a Christmas tree in your house during the holidays in addition to living among the havoc of the '60s can be pretty confusing for anyone. This is the situation faced by Mindy, a character in Wendy Graf's comic play, "The Book of Esther." Her parents...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Mike Levy

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 28

    Ceramic artist Otto Natzler first gained his reputation in the art world as the chemist responsible for the glazes and kiln work he did in collaboration with his wife, master potter Gertrud Natzler. After Gertrud's death, Otto, now 93, has continued with his...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Mike Levy

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    14 Saturday

    The best of current French cinema screens this week at the City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival. The only one of the featured films presented in English, "Esther Kahn" follows the young daughter of Jewish immigrants in 19th century London. Esther feels...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Mike Levy

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    17 Saturday

    Big name comedians offer a tasty dish of family-friendly comedy for Anshe Ames Synagogue's fifth annual yuks for bucks, "A Time to Laugh" stand-up comedy night fundraiser. Wayne Cotter and Steve Mittleman join a line of comics you may have seen on "The Tonight Show "or...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Mike Levy

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    3 Saturday

    Dr. Deborah Lipstadt offers her perspectives on her five-year battle against Holocaust denier David Irving, ultimately achieving a victory in a British courtroom against that destructive revisionist history. The Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) lecture program also...

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