Calendar September 6-12
SAT | SEP 6
“FOR EXPORT ONLY”
The Shulamit Gallery is bringing you a group exhibition featuring four contemporary Iranian artists — Shahab Fotouhi, Sanaz Mazinani, Mamali Shafahi and Kamran Sharif —together (though independently) exploring their cultural identity and Diasporic-based experiences. While all artists recognize the political responsibility art can have, much of that art — be it photography, sculpture, bronze, fabric, wallpaper or video installation — is also fun, colorful and personal. Sat. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 1. Free. Shulamit Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 281-0961. SUN | SEP 7
LIFE TRANSITIONS: WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN
Not that we don’t think you’ve got a handle on your life, but sometimes it’s important to check in, take a breath, and restock on some of the tools that help keep you going. National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles is offering a day of guided enrichment sessions, which will help channel that strength needed for navigating through all areas of life. The hardest part will be choosing only two of the programs, some of which are Single Life at Any Age, Coping With Unemployment, Challenges of Remarriage and Blended Families, Dealing With Health Issues and The Journey of Aging. Come ready to grow — and for the vegetarian lunch. Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $15. NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 852-8536. ” target=”_blank”>lajewishsymphony.com.
WED | SEP 10
“FAITH & REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE”
If you’re tired of talking about reproductive rights only at dinner parties, there’s another option. The National Council of Jewish Women/ Los Angeles, Planned Parenthood and the California Women’s Law Center present a panel discussion on the relationship between religion and this specific, contemporary, often controversial social issue. In addition to the panel, there will be plenty of opportunity to network and mingle with like-minded individuals from all over town. Wed. 7 p.m. Free. NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 852-8536. ” target=”_blank”>landmarktheatres.com.
BARBARA ISENBERG — “TRADITION!”
The Broadway debut of “Fiddler on the Roof” is officially middle-aged. Barbara Isenberg’s new book is out just in time to celebrate these 50 years of Tevye, his five daughters and the horah. Focusing on the creative reimagining of Sholem Aleichem’s 19th-century Yiddish stories, this prize-winning author explores how the tale of a poor Jewish milkman has endured the test of time. A book signing and Q-and-A follow the program. Wed. 8 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. THU | SEP 11
“LIBERTY, COURAGE AND HOPE”
To honor those who didn’t survive the tragedy of Sept.11, the Los Angeles community is invited to the West Coast premiere of Kevin Dornan’s documentary. Narrated by Alec Baldwin, the film was initially intended as a celebratory documentary of American firefighters but has become a powerful and poignant remembrance of firefighter Mike Weinberg. Still photographs from the film also will be on display, and there will be a Q-and-A with Dornan following the screening. Thu. 7 p.m. Free. Registration required. The Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 555-8403. FRI | SEP 12
This Galilee Mountain-raised Israeli is making a name for herself in the music world. Having just released her album, “Uncovered,” Maya Beiser will perform recontextualized versions of classic rock songs. A trained cellist who’s performed at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the World Expo in Japan and more, Beiser tactfully combines spirituality, tradition and pop culture into a concert spectacle. Fri. 8 p.m. $30. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0350.