Calendar: April 18-24
SAT | APRIL 18
“WESTWOOD VILLAGE FINE ART FESTIVAL”
It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a Westwood Village to raise an artist. It’s the second day of the three-day art festival presenting the fine works of crafters, painters, sculptors, sketchers, etchers and printers from all over the United States. Featured at the festival is painter Ora Tamir who, after being born and raised in Israel, immigrated to the U.S. with her family to create surreal and sensual pieces of art. All artists will be there to tell the story behind their pieces, so whether you buy that new statement piece for the living room or just make a gallery day of it, it’ll be an artsy excursion. 10 a.m. Through April 19. Free. Lindbrook Drive between Westwood Boulevard and Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles. (818) 813-4478. ” target=”_blank”>latw.org.
SUN | APRIL 19
WALK TO END GENOCIDE
It’s the Jewish World Watch’s ninth annual Walk to End Genocide. Join thousands of others on a three-mile walk in a celebration of our community conscience before checking out the Global Village Festival — an assemblage of booths with info about regions and advocacy opportunities, and solar-cooker demonstrations, art, food and music. It’s also a chance to meet people who, like you, are committed to making the world a better place. Don’t stand idly by — walk meaningfully around. 9 a.m. $20 (general), $15 (students), $10 (ages 5-11), free (ages 4 and younger). Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 501-1836. ” target=”_blank”>ebelleventtickets.com.
THUR | APRIL 23
“BODY AND SOUL — THE STATE OF THE JEWISH NATION”
It’s the Los Angeles premiere of a documentary you don’t want to miss! The film, which offers a thorough look at the broad and deep connections between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, features historians, archaeologists, political scientists, religious leaders, and international law and media experts to trace the journey of this ancient relationship. Directed by Gloria Z. Greenfield. 7:30 p.m. $25. Arclight Cinemas, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (617) 694-4257. FRI | APRIL 24
The true story of Ilan Halimi, a young French-Jewish man who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in 2006, is revisited in this Alexandre Arcady-directed film. Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal. The movie stars Jacques Gamblin, Pascal Elbe and Zabou Breitman in a devastating exploration of the anti-Semitism behind the kidnapping and the mishandling of an open case. Various times. $8-$12. Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 478-3836. ” target=”_blank”>hollywood.improv.com.