7 Days In Arts


Saturday, March 2

As part of its part of its annual “31 Days of Oscar”
festival, Turner Classic Movies is calling its line-up for March 2: “Oscar Finds
Religion”. At 10 a.m. the network will air, “Fiddler On the Roof” (181 min.),
the beloved musical about a milkman, a matchmaker and “Tradition.” Also, set
your VCRs for 1 a.m. Sunday, March 3, for “Yentl,” (133 min.) where Barbra “Papa
Can You Hear Me?” Streisand decides to study Torah and has to hide her gender to
do it. But, things get messy when she’s arranged to be married to Amy Irving,
but is secretly in love with best friend Mandy Patinkin.

Sunday, March 3

Members of Congregation B’nai Tzedek gather today to
perform “Purimspiel,” a musical adaptation of the story of the holiday, directed
by Cantor Linda Ecker. 4 p.m. 9669 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. For more
information, call (714) 963-4611.

Monday, March 4

Take “You’ve Got Mail,” with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, add
a few more years to boy and girl and stir. Now, you’ve got “Romance.com,” and
new comedy by Hindu Brooks featuring Manny Kleinmuntz, Josh Schulman, Bea
Silvern, Jeffrey Winner and Maria Spassof. Benny, a romantic grandfather who
enjoys meeting women on the Internet, goes into a chat room and meets Nora,
whose granddaughter has given her a computer to keep her busy. Comedy and chaos
ensue when the two, who have been misrepresenting their ages, make plans to
meet. $12 (general admission). Mon.-Wed., 8 p.m. Through April 3. Theatre 40,
Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive. For reservations or more
information, call (310) 364-0535.

Tuesday, March 5

Whoever said variety is the spice of life must’ve had
women in mind. Whether tall, short, shy, outgoing, blond or brunette, each woman
has a style that’s all her own. Today, the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts gallery
exhibits “Images of Women,” paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from the
late nineteenth century to the present. Among the contributing artists are Chaim
Gross, Max Beckmann, Elie Nadelman and Ruth Weisberg. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri.,
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through April 30. 357 N. La Brea Ave., Los
Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-5222.

Wednesday, March 6

The worlds of Hollywood in its Golden Age and Europe
during the Holocaust couldn’t be more different. However, the two come together
in Howard Berman’s play “Elfriede’s Story.” The drama, presented with music from
the era, tells story of Elfriede Scholz’s imprisonment by the Nazis and the
involvement of writer-director Erich Maria Remarque (“All Quiet on the Western
Front”). $20 (general admission); $17 (students); $15 (seniors). Sat., March 2
and Fri., March 8, 8 p.m.; Wed., March 6 and Thurs., March 7, 7 p.m. Through May
10. Edison Theatre, 213 E. Broadway, Long Beach. For tickets or more
information, call (562) 432-1818.

Thursday, March 7

Married couple Jake and Beth each come from a
dysfunctional family and together, their life plays out like Greek tragedy, with
just a touch of comedy. “A Lie of the Mind”, the dark and intricately detailed
play by Sam Shepard (“Fool For Love,” “Sympatico”), shows what can happen when
two families are linked by marriage, and divided by violence, jealousy and
mistrust. $15 (Thurs. and Sun.); $18 (Fri. and Sat.). Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun.,
2 p.m. Through April 7. Theatre 40, Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive.
For tickets or more information, call (310) 364-0535.

Friday, March 8

A new program, “Cinema’s Legacy: How Great Filmmakers
Inspire Great Filmmakers, presented by AFI and the Skirball Cultural Center,
will begin its six-part series with Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick discussing
“The Man Who Would Be King.” The film, starring Michael Caine and Sean Connery,
will be shown followed by a discussion about the influence of director John
Huston among others. $10 (general admission); $8 (membersa); $6 (students). 7:30
p.m. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For
tickets, call (323) 655-8587. For more information, call (310) 440-4500.

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