“Katz x Katz,” an exhibition of Alex Katz’s paintings is on display at Yale University. The show features 70 pieces drawn from the artist’s personal collection, including paintings, oil sketches, working drawings, collages, prints, and cut-outs. Yale University’s 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Ongoing: The New York Klezmer Series, curated by Aaron Alexander and now hosted at the Stephen Wise Synagogue (30 W. 68th St.), has a dozen incredibly exciting events scheduled between March 1 and the end of June. nyklezmer.com.
March 1: “Hava Nagila: The Movie,” a raucous history of the gold standard for Jewish musical kitsch, but underpinned with a serious story of Jewish history in the diaspora and in Israel. Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Broadway and 62nd St. (212) 757-2280, www.lincolnplazacinema.com.
As the old saying goes, life is what happens while you’re making other plans. Filmmaker and new media mistress Tiffany Shlain (whose film “The Tribe” looked at Jewish identity through the lens of the Barbie doll) could tell you that or, better still, show you her recent film, “Connected.” The clever and engaging documentary is vivid testimony about how important it is to be ready for the unpredictable.
Mark Harelik’s “The Immigrant,” along with its sequel, “The Legacy, or What the Jews Believe,” will be presented in a free staged reading at the Clurman Theatre on West 42nd Street starring Kathleen Chalfant, Walter Charles and other Broadway actors.
Writes and stars with Vanessa Redgrave in ‘The Revisionist.’
Special To The Jewish Week
hen we think of revisionism in connection with the Holocaust, we usually think of those who deny that the Shoah ever happened. But in Jesse Eisenberg’s new play, “The Revisionist,” in which he also stars, a young American Jew forges a deeper connection to the history of his family and people.
Ever wondered about the history of the crowd-pleasing song at your cousin’s wedding? “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People” is an exhibit about the history and meaning behind the popular Jewish folk song. Known as the audio component of the hora circle dance, “Hava Nagila” is a staple at Jewish celebrations, and it has been covered by a number of mainstream musicians including Harry Belafonte and Josephine Baker.