Arts in L.A. Calendar


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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jan. 21-22. Times vary. Jeffery Kahane plays “Mozart Piano Treasures.” Alex Theater, 216 N. Brand Ave., Glendale. (213) 622-7001.

Norton Simon Museum: Sat. Jan. 21. 1 p.m. “Heroes and Heroines” Family Day explores artwork featuring brave men and women of the past. $4-$8. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840.

L.A. Opera: Jan. 21-Feb. 19. Production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” See article on page 4.

Temple Adat Elohim: Sat. Jan. 21. 7 p.m. Comedy night features Allan Murray, Larry Omaha, Steve Mittleman, Wendy Kamenoff and Michael Rayner. Includes catered buffet dinner, live auction and door prizes. $40-$50. 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 480-9667 or (805) 375-1164.

Ahmanson Theater: Jan. 22-March 5. Pre-Broadway engagement of Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772.

USC Hillel: Sun. Jan. 22. 4-6 p.m. Opening of USC branch of Makor/Source Gallery, featuring 23 different works by the same artists featured at the UCLA branch. 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles. (213) 747-9135, ext. 14.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Jan. 24- Feb. 5. Production of musical “Mamma Mia!,” featuring the music of ABBA. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

Old Globe Theater: Wed. Jan 25- March 5. World premiere of Bob Dylan musical, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp. $45-$75. 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. (619) 234-5623.

Music Center Speaker Series: Thurs., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Dan Rather, former anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News,” will speak. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 972-3494.

UCLA Live: Thurs., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Double bill, Israeli singer Chava Alberstein with Paris group Les Yeux Noirs in a gypsy-klezmer fusion. $15-$38. Royce Hall, UCLA campus. (310) 825-2101.

LACMA West: Jan. 27-29. Times vary. 21st Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair features graphic art from 25 different artists. Opening reception on Friday benefits the Graphic Arts Council of LACMA. $35-$50. 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 933-5523.

Temple Isaiah: Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Hip Hop Shabbat features Dr. J$ and the OJGs. 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>www.speakersla.com.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Thur. Feb. 16. The Russian National Ballet performs “Swan Lake.” $34-$49. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

Forum Gallery: Feb. 17- April 1. Exhibit, “Modernism:The Aesthetic of Change.” 8069 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 655-1550.

Fullerton Civic Light Opera: Fri. Feb. 17- March 5. Performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical “Cats.” $25-$49. Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. (714) 879-1732.

Stephen S. Wise Synagogue: Fri. Feb. 17. 6 p.m. Hip-Hop Shabbat features Dr. J$ and the OJGs. 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Bel Air. www.hiphopshabbat.com.

Bowers Museum: Sat., Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Robert Garfias, “Music and Visual Arts as a Reflection of a Society.” 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Sat., Feb. 18. Stand-up performance George Lopez of “The George Lopez Show.” 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

UCLA Live: Sat., Feb. 18. Jazz instrumentalist Alice Coltrane performs with sons Ravi and Oran. Special guest the Dwight Tribe Quartet. Royce Hall, UCLA campus. (310) 825-2101.

Music Center: Wed., Feb. 22- Sun. Feb. 26. Times vary. Three different programs of dances presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe, featuring choreography by Ronald K. Brown, Sarah Vaughn and more. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-7211.

Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble: Sat. Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m., Sun. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. “Colors of Israel: The Many Facets of Jewish Culture Reflected in Dance and Song.” Also featuring Israeli singer Noa Dori. $36, $54, $72. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787.

Bowers Museum: Sun. Feb. 26. 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Movies series featuring Oscar-winning film “Nowhere in Africa,” about a German Jewish refugee family in Kenya, with screenwriter Michael Berlin. 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Feb. 26. “An Afternoon with Rogers and Hammerstein,” starring Dick Van Dyke featuring local high school choirs performing. 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2700.

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