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Noon: Family

April 02, 1998

"Star Trek" fans will get a chance to see their favorite stars Sunday at 4 p.m. when four "Star Trek" captains--William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks and Kate Mulgrew--take to the stage together at Star Trek Grand Slam VI at the Pasadena Center.

* Star Trek Grand Slam VI, Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green St. Dealers emporium stocked with the latest in "Star Trek," "Babylon 5" and other sci-fi collectibles. Stars, celebrity appearances. Friday-Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Advance tickets through Ticketmaster, $36; at door, $41 (children 7-12, $20; 6 and under, free). (818) 409-0960.

11 am: Festival

Pysanky are traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs, world-famous for their color and intricacy of design and workmanship. The Ukrainian Art Center's Easter Open House will feature many of these eggs on display and for sale by the artists, as well as other arts and crafts, traditional Ukrainian foods and a hands-on table for children to make Easter crafts. Also on tap: the Zaporizhain Kozaks Ukrainian Dance Company will present a cabaret-type show with soloist Orysia Lubinsky-Pawluk.

* Pysanky Festival & Easter Open House, Ukrainian Art Center, 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults, $5; seniors, $3; children under 5, free. (213) 668-0172.

6 pm: Jazz

Was it all that long ago that a big-cheeked trumpeter out of Indianapolis set the jazz world on its ear as he played with Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey and began recording albums on his own? Freddie Hubbard turns 60 this month, and in honor of the event, trombonist Phil Ranelin's quartet, with special guest Billy Higgins, pianist Horace Tapscott's quintet and the Voices of UGMAA with Dwight Trible will gather for Hub in the Hood, a benefit for a variety of Crenshaw-area arts causes. Hubbard is scheduled to join Ranelin's and Tapscott's combos in an all-too-rare guest appearance.

* Hub in the Hood, with Freddie Hubbard, the Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble, Horace Tapscott Quintet, others. Vision Theatre, 3341 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles. $15, $25 couples in advance. $20, $30 couples at the door, seniors and students $5. (213) 295-9685.

7 pm: Music

Narrating Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor From Warsaw," author-radio personality Dennis Prager joins the L.A. Jewish Symphony and conductor Noreen Green in a program also offering music by Lukas Foss, Franz Waxman and the late Herbert Zipper and featuring as soloists soprano Diana Tash and cellist Barry Gold.

* The L.A. Jewish Symphony, Norman Pattiz Auditorium at Hamilton High School, 2955 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 7 p.m. $22-$36. (818) 753-6681.

11 am: Design

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Japonism in Fashion: The Influence on Western Dress" focuses on the effect Japanese aesthetics and art have had on Western dress from the 17th through the 20th centuries, with more than 100 objects including garments by 21 designers, paintings, woodblock prints and the decorative arts that influenced them.

* "Japonism in Fashion: The Influence on Western Dress," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Museum hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Ends June 15. Adults, $6; students with ID and senior citizens, $4; children under 12, $1; children 5 and under, free. (213) 857-6000.

2 pm: Family

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony can be seen in all its beauty, from the preparation and serving of the tea to the fine china used for serving. Madame Sobi Numano of the Urasenke School of Japan will conduct the ceremony Sunday in the Rendezvous Lounge of the New Otani Hotel & Garden.

* Japanese Tea Ceremony, Rendezvous Lounge, New Otani Hotel & Garden, 1st and Los Angeles streets, downtown. Free. (213) 629-1200, Ext. 53.


FREEBIE: Russian pianist Alexander Shtarkman, Santa Monica College Concert Hall, 8 p.m. (310) 452-9323.

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