ARTS & CULTURE
Catch the free exhibit "Uneasy Years:
Michigan Jewry During Depression
and War" on display Feb. 27-May 8
at the Lorenzo Cultural Center at
Macomb Community College, 44575
Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 445-
7348 or www.lorenzoculturalcenter.
Feel safe "Under the Watchful Eye: The
Chamsah Project," Janice Charach
Gallery's exhibit with artistic takes
on the good-luck symbol, through
March 7, at West Bloomfield JCC.
Gallery hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-
Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday;
noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Terri Stearn:
(248) 432-5579, firstname.lastname@example.org .
CINEMA & STAGE
Attend the first annual Detroit
Independent Film Festival, March 2-7,
at the Burton Theatre, 3420 Cass,
Detroit. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March
4, see The Woman from Sarajevo,
directed by Israeli Ella Alterman, who
will attend to discuss her film about a
Serbian family who hid a Jewish fam-
ily during the Holocaust. Information:
(313) 473-9238 or
The Farmington Players present the
screwball comedy You Can't Take It
with You though March 6 at the Barn
Theater, 32332 W.12 Mile, Farmington
Hills. Adults $15; student discount. Feb.
14: seniors matinee at discount. (248)
553-2955 or farmingtonplayers.org .
See Debbi Dworkin's direction of the
parody play, The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (abridged), by
Stagecrafters at the 2nd Stage of
the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak
through Feb. 28. Tickets $12. (248)
Visit University of Detroit Mercy's
McNichols campus to see Unheard
Voices, an original play on homeless-
ness Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 8
p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., Feb. 26-28,
in the Fountain Lounge. Tickets: (313)
993-1540 or email@example.com .
For questions or more information,
call the theater box office at (313)
Water Works Theatre Company cel-
ebrates 10 years of Shakespeare in the
Park in Royal Oak with "A Mid-Winter's
Tale" event 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 26, at
Royal Oak Farmer's Market, 316 E.11
Mile. Tickets $25 at at the door or
COMEDY & MUSIC
Jazz pianist Matthew Ball, aka the
Boogie Woogie Kid, performs in a free,
family concert 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28,
at the Oak Park Public Library, 14200
Oak Park Boulevard. (248) 691-7480.
Vocalist, composer and bandleader
Jesse Palter brings her all-star
quartet to her hometown of West
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Bloomfield for their "A Swinging
Affair" a concert 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 7, at the JCC. Sponsored by the
Pisgah/Zeiger Sports & Entertainment
B'nai B'rith Unit. Tickets: $15 for
B'nai B'rith or JCC members; $20 for
others. Call Karen Siegel, (248) 432-
5692. An event of the JCC Stephen
Gottlieb Music Festival.
Spend "An Evening with DSO Maestro
Leonard Slatkin" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 9, at the West Bloomfield JCC.
An event of the JCC Stephen Gottlieb
Music Festival, co-sponsored by the
Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.
$12 for JCC members; $15 for others.
Information: (248) 432-5470 or www.
See comedian Jerry Seinfeld 7
p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Fox
Theatre in Detroit. Tickets ($49, $64
and $79) and may be purchased at
OlympiaEntertainment.com , or (800)
745-3000. Call (313) 471-3099 for
Attend the Andover Choral Boosters
first annual Garage Sale 9 a.m.-4
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Andover
High School, 4200 Andover Road,
Bloomfield Township. Proceeds will
subsidize choir's trip to Australia. Free.
$10 early admission at 8 a.m.
Eleanor Roosevelt Hadassah holds an
open board meeting and Doll Project
at the Sarah and Ralph Davidson
House 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
Sewing experience is not needed. Free.
RSVP: Cindy, (248) 851-7022; Evelyn:
248-661-3678; Robin: 248-851-2635.
Hear to story of two men who drove
from England to Mongolia, raising
money for charity at a meeting of the
West Bloomfield Rotary Club 3:30-
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the
West Bloomfield Public Library, 4600
Walnut Lake Road. (248) 682-2100.
Join the Greater Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah for the "Women Making a
Difference" education series 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 2. Hear Dr. Pamela
Marcovitz, medical director, Ministrelli
Women's Heart Center, Beaumont
Hospital. RSVP required. Mail $8 check
to Hadassah: 5030 Orchard Lake
Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323.
Join the MSU College of Law at a
Networking Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, at Miller, Canfield,
Paddock and Stone,150 W. Jefferson,
Suite 2500, Detroit. Wine, beer and
kosher hors d'oeuvres. The Jewish
Legal Society is honoring Mayer
Morganroth (DCL '54). RSVP by Feb.
25: www.law.msu.edu/alumninls of
(517) 432-6840. Information: Michael
Epstein, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason
Weiner, email@example.com .
The JGN Family & Friends will meet
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the
Henry & Delia Meyers Library, at the
West Bloomfield JCC. See Anyone and
Everyone, an hour-long documentary
about parents from diverse religious
and ethnic backgrounds who are con-
nected by having a gay or lesbian
child. Free. For information, call (248)
432-5661 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Come to the Cru Winebar Grand
Kosher Wine Tasting 6:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3, at Plum Market,
6565 Orchard Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. $25. RSVP to (248) 626-
7000 or mick.descamps@plummarket.
corn. Visit www.plummarket.com .
Attend Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Men's Club's evening of Wine &
Theology featuring Rabbi Aaron L.
Starr. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Call
(248) 357-5544, ext. 48, for details
Explore the "Roots of Israeli Folk
Dance" 7:30-8:45 p.m. Thursdays,
March 4-25, at Temple Emanu-El
in Oak Park with instructor Susan
Kirschner. First class free. $5 each
for members; $7.50 for others. RSVP:
Kirschner (248) 967-4020,
At "Ask Hazzan Gross," Adat Shalom
Men's Club members and friends will
talk with the congregation's newest
clergy member. The breakfast meeting
will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 7.
Free for Men's Club members; $3 for
others. RSVP: (248) 851-5100.
Nurse Denise Jacob, experienced in
Healing Touch, will lead an informal
session titled "Steer Yourself Out of a
Rut" at 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 7,
at Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield's
Bagels and Basics event. Information:
Melanie@tkolami.org , (248) 661-0040.
All euchre players are invited to the
Sarah and Ralph Davidson Hadassah
House in West Bloomfield at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, Fourth Annual
Euchre Tournament. $20 in advance
($25 at door, space permitting). Cash
prizes. Check-in at 7. RSVP: (248)
EVENTS THAT HELP
Attend Kicks for the Cure, a kickbox-
ing class 8-11 a.m. Sunday March
7, taught by Omar Aki of Omar's
Planet at the Powerhouse Gym West
Bloomfield at 6750 Orchard Lake
Road. Donation of $50, $100 or $250
to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos
Cancer Institute. Donation of $25 for
one-hour spinning class. The public
can use the Powerhouse Gym for free
7 a.m.-6 p.m. that day. Information:
Omar's Planet, (248) 894-1286, or
Powerhouse, (248) 539-3370.
Parents of seventh- and eighth-grad-
ers can get expert advice at "Please
Stop the Rollercoaster: Improving
Communication with Your Teen" 6:30
p.m. Mondays, March 1-22 and April
12-May 3, at Hillel Day School, 32200
Middlebelt, Farmington Hills. $50
per person for series. RSVP: Megan
Rappaport, (248) 357-5544.
CHADD (Children and Adults with
ADD) will meet 7-9 p.m. Monday,
March 8, at the Way Elementary
School, 765 W. Long Lake Road,
Bloomfield Township. Adult group will
be on "AD/HD and Addiction" with
Trudy Fink and Merrie Daniel. Parent
group will be on "Twice Exceptional:
The Gifted and AD/HD Child" with
Cynthia Martinovich-Lardner. Free for
members; $5 per non-member family.
Information: www.chadd.net/527 (248)
The National Council of Jewish
Women, Greater Detroit Section and
Kadima, a nonprofit mental health
agency, present Project Friendship,
which holds Sunday brunches and
activities for Kadima clients. Volunteer
needed. Events are scheduled on
March 7, craft program; and March 21
Passover. All programs are from 10:45
a.m.-1:3O p.m. at Kadima activity cen-
ter,15999 W.12 Mile. RSVP: (248) 355-
3300, ext. 0, or Mail@NCJWGDS.org .
Adat Shalom Synagogue will hold a
Blood Donor Drive 7:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Sunday, March 7. Sign up online at
www.givelife.org (enter "adatss") or
call Ruth Zerin, (248) 538-9260. Drop-
ins welcome. Zerin and Amy Strauss
are co-chairs; Evva Hepner chairs Adat
Shalom's Social Action programs.
"Wrapped In Love" is a drop-in mitz-
vah project 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays to
create blankets for children removed
from their homes because of abuse
and neglect. No sewing is involved.
Run by the National Council of Jewish
Women at 26400 Lahser, Suite 306,
Southfield. (248) 355-3300, ext. 0.
Interact with senior residents while
working in the Jewish Senior Life
(JSL) building's stores, cafes and
gift shops in Oak Park and West
Bloomfield. Become a friendly visitor,
help at activities, field trips or games.
Contact: Michal Ram (248) 592-1104,
HOLIDAYS / SHABBAT
Celebrate family-friendly Shabbat
in the Round at Temple Beth El in
Bloomfield Township 6 p.m. Friday, Feb.
26. Open to all. Information: Barbara
Grant, (248) 851-1100, ext. 3149.
Calendar on page 50
February 25 2010