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Bruce Willis, who proved adept at working with a child co-star in last year's "The Sixth Sense," tries it again in "Disney's The Kid." This time, Willis plays a 40-year-old image consultant named Russ Duritz, who literally comes face to face with himself as an 8-year-old called Rusty (newcomer Spencer Breslin). While Russ is none too pleased to be reminded of his younger, awkward self, Rusty is also unhappy to discover that he grows up to be an unmarried, childless "loser" who doesn't even have a dog. Co-starring Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin and Jean Smart. Jon Turteltaub ("While You Were Sleeping") directs.
* "Disney's The Kid," rated PG for mild language, opens Friday in general release.
That jazz cat-in-the-hat, trumpeter Chuck Mangione, has delighted music fans over the years with his clean, melodic approach and hits including "Feels So Good" and "Land of Make Believe." He'll appear with his ensemble at Green on the Hill, a new, park-like, hillside venue with box and lawn seating (it's OK to bring a blanket and a picnic basket but no alcohol), with full bar and a view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the distance. Guitarist James Hewitt opens.
* Chuck Mangione, the Green on the Hill, 2701 Walnut St., Signal Hill. Doors open at 5 p.m. for picnickers. $15 to $30. (562) 495-5959.
Expect Susana Baca to shift gears at the usually high-energy, party-minded Conga Room. The acclaimed Peruvian singer's latest album, "Eco de Sambras" (Echo of Shadows), is a supple, atmospheric, acoustic-based distillation of life in rural Latin America.
* Susana Baca, Conga Room, 5364 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m. $20 and $45. (323) 938-1696.
Veteran blue-eyed soul singer and guitarist Boz Scaggs figures to bring the Cerritos Center a mix of his own hits, such as "Lido Shuffle," and some of the R&B classics he revived on his recent album "Come On Home."
* Boz Scaggs, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. 8 p.m. $47 to $57. (800) 300-4345.
Singers Lillias White and Jason Graae are the guest soloists with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles for a three-night celebration called "Beyond Oz: The Music of Harold Arlen" at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
* Jon Bailey conducts the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in music by Harold Arlen at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 8 p.m. $15 to $35. Also, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (800) 233-3123.
Troubadour Theater Company ("Twelfth Dog Night" and "Spamlet") presents "A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream," its latest zany mix of Shakespeare and pop culture.
* "A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream," Grove Theater Center, Festival Amphitheater, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove. Fridays-Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. through July 15. $18.50 to $22.50. Also: Grove Theatre Center on the Green at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, Aug. 18-19, 25-26, 8:15 p.m. $20.50 to $24.50. (714) 741-9555.
Irish step-dancing champ Liam Harney may be off touring with his "Celtic Fusion" troupe, but his apprentice ensemble--the Liam Harney Irish Dance Youth Company--will stamp through a program of traditional dances from the Emerald Isle at 8:15 p.m. in the Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St., off Eureka Street near Brookside, in Redlands. (909) 793-7316.
Drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Alan Pasqua and bassist Dave Carpenter kick off Westwood Jazz at the Hammer summer series at the UCLA Hammer Museum courtyard, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 6:30-8 p.m. (310) 443-7000.