Calendar: February 21-27
SAT | FEB 21
David Abir’s solo exhibition culminates in this final installation, and even if you haven’t seen the first three parts of the series, “Relief” isn’t to be missed. Based around a fictional historical narrative, the piece is like a visual-architectural “symphony,” using both geometric sculptures and shapes as well as reinterpretations of music by Mahler and Brahms. Also in the space is Israeli artist Miri Chais’ multimedia project that focuses on themes of technology in contemporary society. Tonight features a panel discussion with the artists. 4 p.m. Free. Exhibition runs through March 7. Shulamit Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 281-0961. ” target=”_blank”>lacma.org.
SUN | FEB 22
JEWISH DISABILITY AWARENESS AND INCLUSION MONTH
For families with children, teens and adults with special needs, this month is all about support, empowerment and inclusion. Join the community and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for a day of fun activities, including sensory games, sports and musical performances. $5 per family (includes raffle ticket). Noon-3 p.m. Camp Max Straus, 1041 Shirlyjean St., Glendale. (818) 957-4900. TUE | FEB 24
The Super Bowl might be over, but the games don’t have to end! The University Women of American Jewish University invite you to bring your game face as well as your friends’ faces for a day of mahjong, Pan, Scrabble, Bridge, Bingo and more. Not to worry — if you don’t come with a team, you’ll get to join a brand-new one upon arrival. There will be fun prizes, and lunch is included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 (members), $45 (nonmembers). American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air. (310) 440-1283. email@example.com to RSVP.
WED | FEB 25
“FOLKSONGS OF MODERNITY: A JUDEO-SPANISH PERSPECTIVE”
Sounds a little like an oxymoron, no? Where does a folk song, whose very nature is days of yore, fit into contemporary times? Professor of musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Edwin Seroussi posits that today’s touristic excursions, pilgrimages and fieldtrips to ruins sites are actually analogous to the performance and modern consumption of folksongs. Mark Kligman moderates. 4 p.m. Free. Room 314 at Royce Hall at UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 267-5327.
THUR | FEB 26
ERIC GARCETTI AND “AIRPLANE!”
He’s a jazz pianist, a Rhodes scholar, our mayor and a fan of the 1980 classic comedy about an ill-fated journey from L.A. to Chicago featuring, but not limited to, an inflatable doll and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar playing the role of pilot. The mayor will sit down with KCRW’s Madeleine Brand (host of “Press Play”) to talk about why this is his pick for favorite movie, what the film means to him and his personal definition of funny. 7 p.m. Free. The Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.