Get on down to ‘Funkel Town; Middle Eastern humor; Accordians! Accordians! Accordians!


Saturday the 6th

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts takes you to “funkel town.” It’s Art Garfunkel in concert this evening, singing American tunes from his days with Paul Simon, as well as solo pieces from days since.

8 p.m. $32-$57.50. 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. (562) 467-8818.

Sunday the 7th

Middle-Eastern American comedians talk seriously today in a panel discussion about the place of humor and satire in a post-Sept. 11 politicized world. Titled, “What’s So Funny?” the conversation includes performers from the Levantine Cultural Center’s popular “Sultans of Satire” series. Among them will be Maz Jobrani and Noel Elgrably, representing Muslim and Jewish faiths, respectively. The center’s Jordan Elgrably moderates.

4-6 p.m. Free. Pacific Arts Center, 10469 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 559-5544. ‘ TARGET=’_blank’>www.alpertjcc.org.

Tuesday the 9th

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Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, “God Grew Tired of Us,” opens today at local Laemmle theaters. The documentary follows the stories of three “Lost Boys” of Sudan — orphaned by civil war in their country — who are selected to be resettled in the United States after surviving traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert for five years and arriving at a U.N. refugee camp in Kenya.

Laemmle Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 848-3500. Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 844-6500. Jews and food on the radio; Roses on Colorado Boulevard; Dennis Prager on Leviticus; Janet Klein’s t

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