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Check It Out!
ARTS 6, CULTURE
junction with Living Green: Art, Design
& Cuisine, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30; and
1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 31. (248) 892-
2985; firstname.lastname@example.org ;
or www.lrosscontemporary.com .
See the Contemporary Art Institute
of Detroit's Actual Size Biennial Nov.
7-Dec. 19. The opening reception is
6-11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. More than
100 exhibits over two locations: CAID
at 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit; and
the Ladybug Gallery and Studios in
the Whitdell Building,1250 Hubbard,
in southwestern Detroit. Information:
call (313) 899-CAID or e-mail info@
CINEMA & STAGE
See the poignant and playful The
Cemetery Club, the story of three
aging Jewish Widows' monthly visit
to their husbands' graves. Presented
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 6-22, by
Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre,
415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. (248) 541-
6430, www.stagecrafters.org .
Go to a meeting of the Pomegranate
Guild of Southeastern Michigan, a
group that stitches and learns needle-
crafts with Judaic themes, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8, at Prentis Jewish
Apartments in Oak Park. Attendees
will prepare the Chanukah table pre-
sentation to be displayed Nov.14-15
at the Spicer House in the Farmington
Garden Club's Holiday Tables event.
For information, call Judy Galperin,
See A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin
Ridgedale Players Theater, 205 W.
Long Lake Road, Troy, Nov. 6-22. $141
adults; $13/students and seniors. (248)
See the Village Players of
Birmingham's production of Hello
Dolly on Nov. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8
p.m.; Nov. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 2 p.m.
The playhouse is at 34660 Woodward,
Birmingham. $17. (248) 644-2075 or
www. birminghamvillageplayers.com .
Meet Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori,
authors of The Illumination, noon
Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Oak Park
JCC. $18 for lunch with the authors
followed by a lecture at 12:30. RSVP
for lunch by Nov.10. Information:
(248) 432-5467. Co-sponsored by
Congregation Shaarey Zedek and CSZ
See the Detroit Historical Museum's
salute to the late Soupy Sales, in
its reprise of Soupy's portion of the
recent classic TV exhibit, through Dec.
6. Adults, $6; Seniors (60+), college
students and youth ages 5-18, $4.
Younger kids free. Information: (313)
833-1805 or www.detroithistorical.org .
See Linda Ross Contemporary's exhibi-
tion "Global Warning" featuring five
artists with a provocative look envi-
ronmental challenges: Joyce Brienza,
Amy Chan, John Ganis, Michael
McGillis and Leah Wolff, through Nov.
21 at Arkitektura In-Situ, 2131 Cole.
Birmingham. Public opening in con-
See the Pultizer Prize-winning play
Crimes of the Heart running Nov. 13-
22, by the Spotlight Players at Village
Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry
Hill, Canton. (734) 484-3284 or www.
See the adult musical comedy
The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee running Nov. 13-22 at
Marygrove College Theatre, 8425
W. McNichols, Detroit. Fridays and
Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2
p.m. Tickets: $20; $16 for seniors and
UDM/Marygrove staff and alumni; $13
for students; $9 for UDM/Marygrove
students. (313) 993-3270 or theatre.
Temple Beth El's 2009-2010 Reel
Israel Film series opens 7 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 8, with Live and Become, the
story of Solomon, a young Ethiopian,
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre riresents...
This weekend is the
last chance to see the
first offering of Jewish
season, penned by
playwright - in-residence
Kitty Dubin: the world
premiere of The Blank
Page. The play, about
a playwright with writer's block, runs through Nov. 8 at the West Bloomfield
JCC. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday;
and 2 p.m. Sunday. JN reviewer Ronelle Grier lauded the ensemble for
accomplishing "their best work." Ticket information: (248) 788-2900.
November 5 • 2009
swept up into Operation Moses, the
joint effort of Americans and Israelis
to relocate Jews from Africa to Israel.
The free showing, sponsored by the
temple's Israel Chai Committee, is
open to the community. Discussion
following the film will be led by Dr.
Charles Greenberg. (248) 851-1100,
Can We Shmooze?
Roll out the red carpet for classic
comedienne Joan Rivers at Andiamo
Celebrity Showroom, 14 Mile west
of Van Dyke in Warren, Saturday
night, Nov. 14. Her sharp wit in the
show is described as "uninhibited
and uncensored." Opening will be
See folk/Americana singer-songwriter
Melissa Greener, daughter of Morry
and Susan Greener of Farmington Hills,
perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at
Salon Pavlina, 32413 Northwestern
Hwy., Farmington Hills. $15. (248) 207-
3668. MelissaGreener.com .
the Sicilian Tenors with a repertoire
Hear Itzhak Perlman 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 9, at Cobb Great Hall
on the MSU campus, East Lansing.
Tickets: $60, $45, $25. (517) 432-
2000 or (800) WHARTON. See www.
Enjoy the Art Van Michigan Legends
Concert to benefit Gleaners
Community Food Bank of Southeastern
Michigan featuring the Miracles, the
Vandellas and the Contours with Joe
Billingslea at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
11 at Art Van Furniture, 6500 E.14
Mile, Warren. Donation: $10 plus one
can of food.
See the Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra's Brahms & Friends con-
cert including Prokofiev: Overture on
Hebrew Themes 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
14, at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor.
(734) 944-4801, www. a2so.com .
Hear the Four Bitchin' Babes including
folksinger Sally Fingerett 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Ark, 316 S.
Main, Ann Arbor. $20. (734) 761-1451.
www.theark.org , (734) 763-8587.
The Greater Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah rummage sale is under-
way at the Sarah & Ralph Davidson
Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard Lake
Road, West Bloomfield. Remaining sale
times are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
5, and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
Bag day will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 8. (248) 683-5030.
Enjoy the Lakes Area Chamber of
Commerce's Business Expo & Taste
Fest featuring seven restaurants
and 55 other businesses 11 a.m.-6
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Walled Lake
Central High School. The $5 admission
price for adults includes 10 taste tick-
ets, and the $3 admission for children
includes 5 taste tickets.
Come Nov. 8 as Temple Beth El
Brotherhood's Sunday Speaker Series
hosts U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-West
Bloomfield, at 9:40 a.m. following
breakfast at 9. Food is $3 per person
or $5 per couple, payable at the door.
There is no charge to attend the
speaker portion. (248) 851-1100.
Wooden Acres Camp (WAC) will hold
its annual reunion at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
ranging from arias to show tunes.
Tickets: (586) 268-3200, www.
Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000.
Nov. 8, at Yad Ezra kosher food pan-
try, 2850 W.11 Mile, Berkley. All WAC
Summer 2009 campers are invited to
join in. Pack food, watch the summer
slide show and see friends and staff.
RSVP: (248) 543-5697 or
Find a bargain at the Friends of
Farmington Community Library Giant
Book Sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
14, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15,
at the Main Branch, 32737 W.12 Mile,
Farmington Hills. Information: (248)
553-6880 or www.farmlib.org/friends.
Enjoy West Bloomfield Temple Kol Ami
Family Religious School's Bingo day
12-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Cards are
$5 and food can be purchased. Open
to all. Reservations appreciated: (248)
661-0040 or Melanie@tkolami.org . For
information: www.tkolami.org .
Be proactive with the National Council
of Jewish Women/Greater Detroit
Section and lobby state senators and
representatives in Lansing on behalf of
the state's women, children and fami-
lies. Leave by bus from 26400 Lahser,
Southfield, 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17,
and return at 3 p.m. Chairpersons are
Fern Ettinger, Florence Herrmann and
Sharon Lipton. Limited to 50 people.
$10 cost includes lunch at the Capitol,
with a few senators invited to join.
Learn about "Emotional Intelligence:
Does It Matter?" from Dr. Elana
Goell-Varkovitzky, guest speaker of
the Tikvah Group of Greater Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov.17, at the Corners, 2075
Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield.
Coffee and dessert following. $10.
Guests welcome. RSVP: Ellen (248)
Enjoy Sisterhood Movie Night
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
Southfield. See Live and Become 7:15
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. $2/members;
$3/guests. (248) 357-5544.
Show your wares as a vendor at
the Sisterhood Charity Gift Bazaar
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at
Congregation B'nai Moshe in West
Bloomfield. Contact Linda Mondrow,
(248) 582-0471 or Imondrow@aol.com .
EVENTS THAT HELP
Attend the Michigan Parkinson
Foundation's annual fundraiser "A
Night of a Thousand Stars" 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Steinway
Piano Gallery of Detroit, located at the
southeast corner of M-5 and Maple
Road in Commerce Township. Featured
are a silent auction, entertainment,
hors d'oeuvres and desserts. $45.
Tickets: (248) 433-1011 or info@parkin-
HEALTH / SUPPORT
Federation's Alliance for Jewish
Education will provide a professional
conference for teachers and parents
of students with diverse learning and
behavioral challenges at the Anita
Naftaly Family Circle Conference at 1
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. Sandra
Rief, M.A., will provide strategies to
help students with ADD and other
learning differences. $20 in advance;
$25 at door. (248) 642-4260, ext. 533
SPACE for Changing Families announc-
es the formation of Rainbows, a peer
support group for children in divorce
(K through 8th grade) who are trying
to adjust. Each small, age-appropriate
group is lead by a facilitator. Parents
will meet separately. Meetings are 7
p.m. over twelve Mondays beginning
Nov. 9 at the Birmingham Temple,
28611 W.12 Mile, Farmington Hills.
RSVP: (248) 355-3300, ext. 0.
CHADD (Children & Adults with ADD)
will meet 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9,
at the Way Elementary School, 765 W.
Long Lake Road, east of Telegraph in
Bloomfield Township. Sign-in at 7. The
parent group will have psychologist
Dr. Steve Ceresnie, speaking on "AD/
HD and Mood Disorders in Children/
Teens." The adult group will have
Laura Rolands speaking on "Coaching
Adults with AD/HD." Free to CHADD
members and $5 for non-member
families. (248) 988-6716 or www.
The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish
Community Adult Day Care Program
holds monthly caregiver support
group meetings. The daytime meet-