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FRIDAY, JULY 27
AKIO MORITA EXHIBITION
Japanese American National Museum
369 E. First Street, Los Angeles
Developed by members of the Akio Morita family, this exhibition commemorates the remarkable life and achievements of Mr. Akio Morita, co-founder of Sony. The Akio Morita exhibition is comprised of photographs, videos, and artifacts which provide insight into a devoted husband, father, internationalist and visionary genius. Opens at 11 a.m. daily through September 9. $4 or $8.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
MIDNIGHTS AT THE NEW BEVERLY CINEMA
New Beverly Cinema
7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
See this 1987 John Carpenter sci-fi classic on the big screen for the first time! Amoeba Music has joined forces with the New Beverly to present classic film favorites the way they were meant to be seen-on the big screen with an audience. A different movie every other Saturday. Check the website for details. Midnight. $7.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW
The Dinner Detective
3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles
The Dinner Detective wants to make your Saturday nights as memorable and suspenseful as possible. Each Murder Mystery Admission includes a cocktail interrogation reception, hors d�oeuvres, an entree, dessert and non-alcoholic after dinner beverages. The guest who solves the crime will win great prizes and everyone can enjoy the live singing and dancing after. Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. $59.95
SHOW AND TELL: NOCTURNAL BIRDS
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles
Join Ornithology Collections Manager Kimball Garrett as he presents nocturnal birds from the Museum's collection for a show-and-tell with guests. Great for families and nature lovers alike. 1 to 2 p.m. $6 to $8
Deaf West Theatre
5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
For two nights, experience authentic dances of the Middle East. Q&A follows the performances. Also Sunday. $15. Reservations are available at www.eemed.com/xmed/xmed_events.html
SUNDAY, JULY 29
SYLVIA BROWNE-SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS TOUR
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim
All new lecture based on her fascinating new book, Spiritual Connections, Sylvia examines why we form our relationships with certain individuals - for better or for worse. 2 to 5 p.m. $50
TEARS FOR FEARS
Orange County Fair and Exposition Center
100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa
Founding members of Tears for Fears, best known for the '80s hits "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout!", perform. 7 p.m. $25 to $55
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
Every Sunday through September, you can enjoy Shakespeare�s �The Tempest� among the scenery of Topanga Canyon. Check out the website to learn about Theatricum�s rich history. 3 p.m. $8 to $20
MONDAY, JULY 30
THE ART OF RICHARD TUTTLE
Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Featuring more than 200 works spanning the artist's four decade career, this exhibit is the most comprehensive presentation of Richard Tuttle's work. He subverts the conventions of modernist sculptural practice by creating small, eccentrically playful objects in such everyday materials as paper, rope, string, cloth, wire, twigs, cardboard and bubble wrap. This is the last day of this exhibit for this groundbreaking artist. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $5 to $8
TUESDAY, JULY 31
THE LAST TOWN CHORUS
6400 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood
The Last Town Chorus is the revolving ensemble led by singer/songwriter Megan Hickey. Hickey has won raves from critics from SPIN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among others. Her new album, Wire Waltz, includes her reinvention of David Bowie�s �Modern Love� that was featured in Grey�s Anatomy. 6 p.m. FREE.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
ALICE IN ONE-HIT-WONDERLAND
4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank
The Troubadour Theater Company returns to the Falcon Theatre this summer with a hilarious musical parody for the whole family � �Alice in One-Hit-Wonderland� � a remix of the trippy Lewis Carroll tale to the tune of the greatest one-hit-wonders of all time! 8 p.m. $20 to $40
A PEEK AT THE PAST: SILENT MOVIES
Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena
Youngsters ages 4 - 8 and accompanying adults can learn what life was like 100 years ago through stories, crafts, games, activities - and a peek into a room of the historic Fenyes Mansion. This week the fun starts in the studio with a peek at a silent movie made at the Mansion in 1912. Kids will work together to make their own mini silent movie and listen to music that makes silent movies dramatic. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
X GAMES 13
Home Depot Center
18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson
Competitors perform in many different categories and styles, trying to win medals and prize money. The competition often features never-before-seen tricks (for example, the "900" in skateboarding, and the double backflip in Motocross Best Trick). Concurrent with competition is the so-named X Fest, which offers live music, athlete autograph sessions, interactive elements, a mini skate park and BMX park, demos, and more. Runs through August 5. Check website for times and prices.
Improv Comedy Club Hollywood
8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
Sirius Satellite Radio called it "The best standup show in the country!" and it has been featured in US Weekly, CNN, and Headline News. Every Thursday at 10 p.m. $14
WATER & SKY A&I in Hollywood
933 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
Nature photographer Ian Shive invites you to the opening night reception for
his new exhibition Water & Sky.� The collection will benefit the National
Parks Conservation Association.� 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE.