7 Days In Arts
This evening, the American Cinematheque screens “Hello, Dolly!” in all its grand, flashy musical glory. Introducing the film will be the musical’s celebrated composer, Jerry Herman, also responsible for shows like “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles.” First, say “Hello, Jerry!” as Herman signs copies of his new book, “Jerry Herman: The Lyrics,” then prepare for a spectacle of a film starring (appropriately) Barbra Streisand. Herman will also participate in a discussion after the movie.
4 p.m. (signing), 5 p.m. (screening). $9. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-3456.
“Bach, Bluegrass and Bugs” may seem like an unlikely trio, but it also might be just a little bit genius. This first in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s family concert series begins with an interactive insect and instrument petting zoo, offering the creepy-crawly, touchy-feelie stuff kids love. A concert of classical music follows, peppered with the modern sounds of bluegrass, jazz and rock, and featuring banjo great Béla Fleck and celebrated double bassist Edgar Meyer. In short, it’s an educational afternoon sneakily disguised in fun clothing for your young offspring.
2 p.m. $7.50-$12.50. The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (213) 622-7001, ext. 215.
Sweet, young Antithesis. The self-described Zionist
rapper is smart enough to attend Cambridge, and to understand the irony of his
chosen musical outlet (hence the name). His first EP, “The Israel Question,”
contains four songs about Israel, ranging from a personal Zionist anthem, to a
story song about victims of terror, to pleas for peace and for the return of the
country’s kidnapped soldiers. Four instrumental versions are also included, with
all the profits received from the disc going to the campaign to secure
information regarding the return of Israel’s Missing in Action Soldiers and the
UJIA Terror Victims Support Fund. $14.99.