UP & COMING.``All Things Comedic,'' political and other topically oriented jokes with Frank Miles George Francis Miles (1852–1891) was a London artist who specialised in pastel portraits of society ladies. He was the son of the rector of Bingham in Nottinghamshire, and grandson of Philip John Miles (1773–1845), an English merchant, politician and collector, who was , Jackie Wollner and others, 8 p.m. Jan. 5 at Borders Books and Music, 1415 Third Street Promenade The Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian street in Santa Monica, California, United States. It is considered one of the premier shopping destinations in West Los Angeles and frequently draws crowds from all over Los Angeles County. , Santa Monica. Admission is free. Call (310) 393-9290.
``Pearl Harbor Day in Muncie,'' a play that centers around a chance meeting between two men in a neighborhood bar on Pearl Harbor Day, opens 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and plays Mondays through Thursdays; through Jan. 30. Actors Alley at the El Portal, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Free. (818) 508-4200.
Los Angeles Philharmonic The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States. History
Founded in 1919 by William Andrews Clark, Jr. begins the new year with music director Esa-Pekka Salonen, pianist Olli Mustonen and the orchestra in a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Johannes Brahms' death and Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Sz. 106, BB 114 is one of the best-known compositions by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Commissioned by Paul Sacher to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the score is dated September 7, 1936. , 8 p.m. Jan. 10-11; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the United States). The Music Center's other halls include the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. , Music Center of Los Angeles County, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. The sprawling, multi-centered megacity is such that its downtown core is often considered just another district like Hollywood or . Call (213) 850-2000.
The California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts
known as CalArts
U.S. private institution of higher learning in Valencia. Created in 1961 through the merger of two other art institutes, it was the first in the U.S. will hold auditions for admission to the school of dance Jan. 11. Studies include modern and ballet technique, composition, music, video, anatomy and kinesiology, dance history and more. The school is located at 25700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (800) 292-2787.
``Ghost of a Chance,'' a comedy about life and death presented by the West Valley Jewish Community Center Players, 8 p.m. Jan. 11, 18; 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 19. The center is at 22622 Vanowen, West Hills. Call (818) 587-3300.
A program looking at the differences between Reform, Reconstructionist, Hasidic, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism will be offered 4:30 p.m. Jan 11 at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mullholland Drive, Los Angeles. The fee is $22, payable in advance and includes the lecture and supper. Call (310) 476-9777.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will present the film ``Island of Roses - The Jews of Rhodes'' in Los Angeles 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Jewish Federation building, 6505 Wilshire Ave., Los Angeles. The event is free. Call (818) 784-7277.