Calendar: December 6-12


SUN | DEC 7

JACOB EBRIANI & JENIK COOK GALLERY OPENING

Spice up your Sunday with a little artistic flair. American Art Award winners Jacob Ebriani and Jenik Cook are showcasing their masterpieces to the public. Ebriani chooses to make art a spiritual act — a sur-naturalist, his technique transcends surrealism. A poet as well, Ebriani works in mediums that include oils, sketches and prints. Cook, who fits most accurately into the abstract-expressionist genre, creates movement with color and color with movement in her paintings. The pair will present their art together for a textured and unique exhibition. Sun. 2 p.m. Free. 14721 Oxnard St., Van Nuys. (310) 877-7707. 

AMERICAN-JEWISH UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT: A CHANUKAH SING!

Sing us a song, AJU! Under the direction of Noreen Green, the AJU Choir shares a bill with the Jewish Community Children’s Choir (under the direction of Michelle Green Willner), as well as special guest Cantor Marcus Feldman. There will be excerpts of Max Helfman’s Yiddish adaption of G.E. Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus,” and Chanukah music by Willner, Michael Isaacson and more. Sun. 4 p.m. $18 (general), $36 (preferred seating). AJU Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air. (310) 476-9777. ” target=”_blank”>kingdavid.bpt.me


MON | DEC 8

JOHN SAFRAN

Perhaps it’s easier for an outsider to reveal the complexities and leveled horror of race and race crimes in the South, even someone as outsider as a young, white, Jewish-Australian documentarian. In his new book, “God’ll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi,” Safran chronicles what ultimately became his own odd investigation into the 2010 murder of notorious white supremacist Richard Barrett by a young Black man named Vincent McGee. What unfolds is a haunting, hilarious story about the American South from an outsider’s point of view. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. WED | DEC 10

ISRAELI GAP FAIR

Is it next year in Jerusalem? Or Tel Aviv? Or Netanya? Yeshiva High Tech’s second annual Israeli Gap Fair is an opportunity for upcoming high-school graduates to figure that out. With over 30 Israeli programs represented at the fair, students and parents alike will be able to explore Israeli options — whether it’s traditional learning or community and army service. This event is geared toward juniors and seniors but is open to everyone in the community, so if you know a soon-to-be graduate, or are a soon-to-be graduate with thoughts of the Holy Land, check it out. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Yeshiva High Tech, 5555 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 556-0663. THU | DEC 11

SUSSAN DEYHIM

This renowned vocalist, composer and performance artist has a new solo exhibition of mixed-media installations. “Dawn of the Cold Season” is a multilevel artistic journey that will showcase Deyhim’s saturated photographs, videos, haunting vocals and music. Inspired by Forough Farrokhzad — the 1950s Iranian literary heroine — Deyhim explores potent feminist existential poetry. A recent artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Deyhim creates works that are fully realized and wholly unique. Enjoy a ticketed performance by Deyhim tonight as she brings her exhibition to life. Thu. 7 p.m. Free. Must RSVP. Exhibition through Jan. 10. Shulamit Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 281-0961. FRI | DEC 12

“EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS”

The latest and highly anticipated interpretation of a Jewish classic opens in theaters today. It’s one of our favorite stories from Exodus: the Exodus! Put down your Chanukah cards and check out Ridley Scott’s epic new film. Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian, this 2014 version of that age-old retreat from Egypt stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver. You may know how it ends, but why should that stop you? Fri. Various times. Check local listings.

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