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1 pm: Folk Music Festival

March 26, 1998

The Barn Folk Concert Series at UC Riverside will end its 19-year run with an all-day Farewell Festival featuring artists who have made a significant contribution to British and American traditional music. Featured artist Eric Bogle, whose 1972 antiwar song "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's most-recorded song, will perform at 8 p.m. Other artists, including Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, the Ragged but Right String Band, Rosalie Sorrels, Louis Killen and Dave Van Ronk, will perform and answer questions from the audience in hourlong workshops during the day. The Barn Folk Series was founded and directed by Dot Harris with her husband, UCR professor emeritus Bill Harris, starting in 1979.

* Barn Folk Concert Series Farewell Festival, UC Riverside, off Highway 60, between University Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Riverside. The Barn is across from parking lot No. 4 on West Campus Drive. Workshops and performances, 1-6 p.m. Eric Bogle performance at 8 p.m. $10 or $11 at the door; children under 12, free with an adult. Free parking. (909) 682-3621.

8 am: Sports/Television

There's more than one way to enjoy the 13th annual Los Angeles Marathon. You can watch the live TV coverage at home or be one of the spectators along the 26.2-mile race course, which begins at Figueroa and 5th streets and finishes in front of the downtown library on Flower Street. Nearly 20,000 runners are expected to compete in the event, with thousands more participating in the bike tour, wheelchair marathon, 5K and senior walk.

* Live coverage of the Los Angeles Marathon begins at 8 a.m. on KCOP-TV Channel 13, with the race starting at 8:45. Start times for the bike tour, wheelchair marathon and 5K are 6, 8:35 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively. Registration for the senior walk at the Los Angeles Zoo begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m., with start time at 8:30. For race information, call (310) 444-5544 or check the marathon's Web site online at http://www.LAMARATHON.com

9 am: Homes Tour

Five homes dating from 1882-1895 will open their doors for "Pasadena Victoriana," a drive-yourself tour of early Pasadena homes, including the Crown Rose, designed by Frederick Louis Roehrig, designer of the Castle Green, and the Hutchins House, a Queen Anne-style built in 1895. The event is offered by Pasadena Heritage, and docents will be on hand explaining the history and architecture to visitors.

* Pasadena Victoriana, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Guests should allow approximately three hours to complete the tour. $18 for members, $22 for nonmembers. (626) 441-6333 for tour map and tickets.

4 pm: Music

Inaugurating a new three-concert series at the Skirball Center, the L.A. Mozart Orchestra Chamber Players offer two early, infrequently heard works by Ernest Bloch and Leonard Bernstein, "Two Psalms" and the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Subsequent events are scheduled May 17 and June 18.

* L.A. Mozart Orchestra Chamber Players perform at Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood, at 4 p.m. $25. (818) 705-5860.

all day: Movies

Few film directors are able to combine elements like light comedy, mistaken identity, crime and sex together with quite the elan of Alfred Hitchcock. Two of the mystery master's best, "North by Northwest" and "To Catch a Thief," both starring the debonair Cary Grant, screen together at the New Beverly. And as did Grant, both films have aged extremely well.

* "North by Northwest" and "To Catch a Thief," New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Sunday-Tuesday. $2.50-$5. (213) 938-4038.

7 pm: Pop Music

"Dead Man Walking" was an acclaimed film that inspired an acclaimed album of music exploring its theme of capital punishment. Now writer-director Tim Robbins and Sister Helen Prejean, whose book was the basis for the movie, are carrying the message with Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking--The Concert at the Shrine Auditorium, featuring some of the soundtrack and album participants. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament (collaborating with Rahat Nusrat Ali Khan and Dildar Hussain), Tom Waits, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Michelle Shocked and score composer David Robbins are on the bill in a show that benefits the Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation organization and Prejean's Hope House.

* Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking--The Concert at the Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd. $30-$100. (213) 749-5123.

FREEBIE: Jazz at the Family Arts Festival at Plaza de la Raza, Lincoln Park, 1:30 p.m., (213) 482-8830, Ext. 32.

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