Calendar


JUNE

Thu., June 14
Greeks on the Black Sea. The classic Greeks and nomadic tribes of the Southern Russian Steppes became trading partners on the northern shores of the Black Sea, spawning a civilization that lasted over a thousand years. Through Sept. 3. Free. $8 parking. The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. Advance reservations required, (310) 440-7300. www.getty.edu.

Thu., June 14
June at the American Cinemateque. Start with a “Eurocinema” mini-fest featuring the newest films from Europe, then enjoy “Fellini on psychedelics,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, with actor Crispin Glover’s directorial debut alongside classic Hollywood favorites such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” with special guest tributes, 70mm prints and more. $7-$10. All screenings at The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 692-3431 or The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 634-4878. For schedule and film synopses, visit www.americancinemateque.com.

Fri., June 15
The Ohmies! Embark on a theatrical musical adventure for the whole family with Penny Butterfly who is on a pre-dawn mission to surprise the sun and invites the audience to sing, learn and do yoga along the way. Hollywood Arts Council. Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. through Aug. 5. $10 (children), $12 (adults). The Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. (818) 955-8101. www.falcontheatre.com.

Sat., June 16
“And Awaaay We Go To Wonderland!” Solve riddles, time travel and sing along on this musical journey to the land of fairytales to rescue Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and, the Three Little Pigs – an adventure for the whole family. Through Sept. 30. $10.50-$12.50. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779. santamonicaplayhouse.com.

Sun., June 17
Brazilian Summer Festival. For a sizzling summer night, head to this fiesta, featuring the rhythms of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. Headliners include the backyard samba sensation Fundo de Quintal from Brazil and Lula and Afro Brazil, bringing rich percussive beats and vibrant dancers to the stage. Brazilian Nites Productions and Brazilian Women’s Group. 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m. for picnicking and a live DJ). $12-$45. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. (818) 567-0641. www.braziliannites.com.

Thu., June 21
Los Angeles Film Festival. Ten straight days of independent, international and industry films that will set this town abuzz over premium filmmaking talent from around the globe. Through July 1. Various locations in Westwood. For show times and event listings, visit www.lafilmfest.com.

Fri., June 22
“Gene Autry and the Twentieth-Century West: The Centennial Exhibition, 1907-2007.” The Autry museum went all out for its namesake’s exhibit – five galleries filled with hundreds of artifacts and photographs; a restored 1930s movie theater ticket booth; an old-fashioned living room playing radio broadcasts; and a sound booth with samples of the singing cowboy’s music, motion pictures and television shows. Through Jan. 13. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. www.autrynationalcenter.org.

Fri., June 22
“Connect Transfer.” The Shen Wei Dance Arts performers transform a blank canvas on the floor into a piece of art as they splash swirls of paint across the stage through their movements. Chinese-born choreographer Shen Wei will reveal his thoughts following each performance. Through June 24. $25-$95. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-0711. www.musiccenter.org/dance.

Sat., June 23
“NocTOURnals.” Who says L.A. doesn’t have a nightlife? Explore downtown’s cultural hotspots by moonlight: tours of Walt Disney Concert Hall, live music under the stars at Grand Performances, screenings at REDCAT and Night Vision: MOCA After Dark. 6 p.m.-midnight. Also June 30, July 7 and July 14. $5-$8 (admission to MOCA and REDCAT). Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 633-5367. www.musiccenter.org.

Sun., June 24
American Cinemateque and Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame Series. As part of a year-long monthly screening series showcasing the work of Oscar-winning art directors, Boris Leven is honored for his illustrious career from Paramount sketch artist to award-winning art director. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 634-4878.

Wed., June 27
Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature, Identity and Imagination. Summer series of readings and discussions. Tonight, “The Little Disturbances of Man” by Grace Paley. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Also, July 18, S.Y. Agnon’s “A Simple Story”; Aug. 15, A.B. Yehoshua’s “The Lover”; and Aug. 29, Rebecca Goldstein’s “The Mind-Body Problem.” Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles. Must reserve, (310) 474-1739. www.lapl.org/branches/71.html.

Thu., June 28
Bicycle Film Festival. The four-day biking extravaganza, featuring a rock concert, all-day block party and, of course, films, makes the second stop of its annual tour in the city better known for freeways than greenways. Through July 1. Vine Theatre, 6321 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood and other locations. www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.

Fri., June 29
Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival 2007. Utilizing the outdoor backdrop of this weekends-only festival, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will perform “King Lear” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” following picnic dinners with pre-show entertainment. California Lutheran University. 8 p.m. Weekends through Aug. 5. $15. Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 493-3455. www.kingsmenshakespeare.org.

Sat., June 30
Sing-A-Long Sound of Music. The hills are alive with “The Sound of Music,” so don’t miss your chance to join other fans and sing-a-long with Maria as she races up hillsides, follows every stream, “Do-Re-Mis” and defies the Nazi party in World War II-era Austria. 6 p.m. pre-show, 8 p.m. movie. $10-$65. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com.

JULY

Sat., July 7
“Gulliver’s Travels.” Jonathan Swift’s fantasy classic is adapted by The Actor’s Gang, combining puppets, music, songs and theater magic. Through Sept. 8. $15-$25 (Thursdays are “pay-what-you-can”). The Actor’s Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 838-4264. www.theactorsgang.com.

“The Secret Life of Cows.” You’ll never look at cows the same way after seeing Glen Wexler’s humorous depictions of them as death-defying secret agents and superheroes defending the bovine species. The large-scale prints are from Wexler’s book of the same title. Reception June 7, 7-10 p.m. Through Aug. 4. Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg. C1, Santa Monica. (310) 264-4678.

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