January 19, 2020

Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 4 – 10: Yom Kippur observances, fashion frenzy, Naomi Wolf


If you miss the art of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, then Burton Morris’ exhibition “Fashion Frenzy” should surprise and delight. The artist aspires to continue the Pop Art tradition of the ’60s and ’70s by presenting everyday objects and ideas in bold ways. His artwork has been featured on the set of “Friends,” the 76th Annual Academy Awards and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Morris says his work projects a sense of optimism. It’s no wonder ” alt=”ALTTEXT” width=”300″ height=”401″ vspace = 14 hspace = 8 align = right /> ” target=”_blank”>http://www.burtonmorris.com.

Don’t assume Los Angeles’ Irish Film Festival doesn’t have anything in store for the Jewish-minded. This year’s big feature is “Grandpa … Speak to Me in Russian,” a docudrama about director Louis Lentin’s family history and the vanished world of the shtetl. Lentin uses fascinating archival material and drawings to trace his relatives’ journey. The movie will be featured with “Shalom Ireland,” a look at the country’s vibrant Jewish community. Sat. 8:30 p.m. $11. Clarity Theatre, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 933-1439. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.booksoup.com.


Outspoken feminist advocate, political provocateur and public intellectual Naomi Wolf has a few words to share on democracy. The San Francisco native, Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar wrote one of the most important works of third-wave ” target=”_blank”>http://www.aloudla.org.

Discussions involving the intersection of faith and politics abound at Loyola Marymount University’s campus this fall. Join Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, co-founder of Clergy for Peace, an interfaith initiative working for peace in the Middle East, as he presents “The Peace Movement in Israel: An Update.” Milgrom has had firsthand experience in Israel’s army — both on active duty and as a conscientious objector. The lecture is part of the university’s Jewish studies program. Mon. Noon-1:15 p.m. Free. Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. Ahmanson Auditorium, UHall 1000. (310) 338-2700. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.jazzbakery.com.


Carol Es daringly explores her Jewish identity on canvas. Most vivid with language, Es often embroiders giant Hebrew letters onto her works as a way of binding her Judaism to her identity as an artist. In this exhibit, “She Dreamed She Remembered,” the native Angeleno and self-taught painter focuses on memory, her childhood dreams and recollections as a way of reconciling her painful past to her present reality. Tue. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tue.-Sat.). Opening reception, Oct. 11, 5- 8 p.m. Free. On display through Nov. 15. George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City. (310) 838-3685. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.debatewatch2008.blogspot.com.

Join students as they commemorate the life of Daniel Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal who was tragically kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan. Students from New Horizon School, St. Mark’s School and Weizmann Day School will perform at the seventh annual “World Music Days — Daniel Pearl Concert,” dedicated to promoting international friendship and understanding. Tue. 11 a.m. Free. Galpert Sanctuary, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena. (626) 797-0204. ” target=”_blank”>http://arts.pepperdine.edu.

FRI | OCT 10

Mike Leigh, the acclaimed British director of the melancholic “Vera Drake,” shifts gears with the whimsical comedy “Happy-Go-Lucky.” Sally Hawkins stars as schoolteacher Poppy, an eternal (maybe insufferable) optimist who faces misanthropic, cynical and depressed people — a driving instructor, her pregnant sister and the class bully — with a smile. Fri. Laemmle’s Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 848-3500. info@creativeartstemple.org.


Temple Ahavat Shalom will hold its Tashlich ceremony at Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, blanket and chairs to enjoy the afternoon. Sat. 11 a.m. Free. 6300 Balboa Boulevard, Van Nuys. (818) 360-2258. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.ikar-la.org.


Celebrate Yom Kippur seaside by joining Beach Hillel for services held at the Seaport Marina Hotel, where participants can choose to stay overnight. Wed., 6 p.m.; Thu., 9:30 a.m. Free services. The Seaport Marina Hotel, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. (562) 426-7601, ext. 1424. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.jewishtvnetwork.com or in person at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles.