Jewish film fest in Long Beach; ‘Mammaleh!’; Combatants for Peace


Saturday the 27th

Still haven’t seen “Go for Zucker” or “Watermarks?” You get another chance this weekend at the second annual Long Beach Jewish Film Festival. The aforementioned are two of five diverse films showing today or tomorrow. Stick around post-screenings for discussions with relevant guest speakers.

$10 (per film), $36 (series). Cal State Long Beach University Theater. Enter on Bellflower Boulevard at University kiosk. (562) 426-7601. ‘ target=’_blank’>www.theatermania.com.

Monday the 29th

Works by artists who participated in a special USC workshop in Giogolto, Italy, and in Los Angeles comprise USC Hillel Gallery’s new exhibition, “Monotypes: Singular Impressions.” Each of the 10 utilized the same technique — monotyping, a form of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, nonabsorbent surface, such as zinc or glass, and then stamping the result onto paper. However, the disparate final products range from mixed-media pieces, to images inspired by elephant life, to reactions to Italian landscapes.

“Monotypes: Singular Impressions” is on display through March 9.
Artists reception: Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m. Free. 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles. (213) 747-9135.

Tuesday the 30th

Your favorite British nanny alights on the El Capitan Theatre this month. Grab your umbrella and head to Hollywood Boulevard to follow the bouncing ball at a special “Mary Poppins” sing-a-long, in which the digitally projected, fully restored film will be screened with song lyrics to encourage full audience participation in every Sherman Brothers tune.

Through Jan. 31. $9-$10 (general), $20 (VIP). 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (800) 347-6396. ‘ target=’_blank’>www.mamaleh.com.

Friday the 2nd

The murky questions of morality in war and peacetime are at the center of playwright Alan Lester Brooks’ “A Splintered Soul.” Now playing at the Odyssey Theatre, the piece focuses on Holocaust survivors working at their new lives in post-war San Francisco, and struggling to reconcile their past with their present.

Through Feb. 25. $25. 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 477-2055. Gershwin is resurrected but Miller’s ‘Salesman’ dies again; Theater gets ‘Bent;’ Eshman and Barak Q