45th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival

45th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Photo courtesy of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston


Past Event
Free to $110

Location Info:

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX  77096
Forget Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Forty-year veteran character actor Stephen Tobolowsky just might rival Bacon for most Hollywood connections. The Dallas native discovered acting while at SMU and has never looked back, notching his belt with blockbusters like Groundhog Day, Thelma & Louise and television’s The Mindy Project. This year alone he’s got five flicks in the works, but he still finds time for other pursuits and he’ll be discussing his new book, My Adventures with God, during the opening night of the 45th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival. “He’s known for his storytelling abilities,” says Marilyn Hassid, assistant executive director at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, referring to his popular podcast, The Tobolowsky Files. The festival continues through November 12 with a live concert, theater performances, films, an art exhibit, culinary events and appearances by more than 20 authors.
8 p.m. October 28. 5601 South Braeswood. For information, call 713-729-3200 or visit erjcchouston.org. Free.

The festival runs October 28 through November 12. Highlights include:

Opening Night: Stephen Tobolowsky
Saturday, Oct 28 | 8:00 PM
My Adventures with God

Stacy Middleman
Monday, Oct 30 | 7:30 PM
Dear Cancer, Love Stacy

Oliver Lapin Family Day
Sunday, Nov 5 | 9:15 AM-12:00 PM
Featuring Hanna and the Moonlit Dress

Alexandra Zapruder
Sunday, Nov 5 | 7:30 PM
Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film

Tavche Gravche in Concert
Saturday, Nov 11 | 8:00 PM

Closing Night: Steve Dorff
Sunday, Nov 12 | 7:30 PM
I Wrote That One, Too: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney

Ticket Information

Full Series Pass
$80 Member | $110 Public | FREE for Students with Student ID
$10 Series Pass discount for Seniors 60+
Discounts for Individual Senior Tickets available at time of purchase

For more information, please contact Marilyn Hassid at 713-595-8162 or mhassid@erjcchouston.org.

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