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November 16, 2000

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Sports

Marathons are for wimps. At the first-ever Fogdog 24-Hour Adventure, teams will compete in one really, really long day of kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, rappelling and more. Fox Sports Net will show the competition in January, but you can get a jump on viewing at Leo Carrillo State Beach Friday morning when the contestants start. Other events will be visible from the beach. Winning teams are expected to finish Saturday around 7 a.m., and also Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be an outdoor sports expo.

* Fogdog 24-Hour Adventure, Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu. 9 a.m. start, events throughout the day. Finish: Saturday, 7 a.m. Expo: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. (818) 707-8867.

5pm

Movies

The California African-American Museum presents "The 'Reel' Gordon Parks" in conjunction with its exhibition of "Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks." Parks, best known for his photojournalism, is a modern-day renaissance man who has worked as a filmmaker, novelist, poet and musician. "Reel" features the autobiographical "The Learning Tree," the original 1971 version of "Shaft," "Shaft's Big Score" and seven other films directed by Parks.

* "The 'Reel' Gordon Parks," Kinsey Auditorium, California African-American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, L.A. Friday, 5 p.m.: "The Learning Tree" (1969), with the shorts, "Flavio" (1964) (12 mins.), "Diary of a Harlem Family" (1968) (20 mins.) and "The World of Henry Piri Thomas" (1968) (1 hour). Saturday, 10 a.m.: "Shaft" (1971), "Shaft's Big Score" (1972), "The Super Cops" (1974). Sunday, 10 a.m.: "Leadbelly" (1976), "Solomon Northrup's Odyssey" (1984), "Martin" (1989). Free. (213) 744-2060.

7:30pm

Pop Music

Even as she nears the end of her career as an arena concert entertainer, Tina Turner--who has announced her impending retirement from that side of the job--isn't apt to take it nice and easy for very long once she hits the Staples Center stage.

* Tina Turner, with Joe Cocker, Friday at Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. $36 to $98. (213) 742-7340.

8:30pm

Theater

Peter Massey's "The Versus of Ogden Nash" is a one-man romantic comedy about one of the 20th century's most popular humorists.

* "The Versus of Ogden Nash," Coronet Studio, Coronet Theatre Complex, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. Fridays, 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Dark Dec. 24-25. Ends Dec. 31. $25. (310) 657-7377.

9pm

Pop Music

Damon Gough writes, records and performs under the name Badly Drawn Boy, and he's suddenly become pop's Closely Watched Guy. His "The Hour of Bewilderbeast" won England's prestigious Mercury Music Prize, bringing him blinking into the media spotlight from his outpost in Manchester, England, and setting the stage for a testing-the-waters U.S. tour.

* Badly Drawn Boy, Friday at the Knitting Factory Hollywood, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. $14 in advance, $15 at door. (323) 463-0204.

9pm

Pop Music

Los Amigos Invisibles' new album, "Arepa 3000," has confirmed the Venezuelan band's position as one of Latin pop's irresistible forces, with lounge and disco bumping up against experimental edges, to a sexy beat.

* Los Amigos Invisibles, with DJ Afro, Friday at Vynyl, 1650 Schrader Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. $15. (323) 465-7449.

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Movies

Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the romantic drama "Bounce," by writer-director Don Roos ("The Opposite of Sex"). Affleck plays an advertising man who gives up his seat on a doomed airliner to pursue a fling. In the aftermath of the tragedy, he seeks out the widow (Paltrow) of the man to whom he gave his seat. Tony Goldwyn, Natasha Henstridge and Jennifer Grey co-star.

* "Bounce," rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality, opens Friday in general release.

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FREEBIE:

Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music, or SCREAM, offers new music in live performances with real-time and prerecorded electronics by David Bradfield, Tom Flaherty, Rodney Oakes, Bernardo Feldman, Barry Schrader and Mark Trayle, in Roy O. Disney Music Hall at CalArts in Valencia. 8 p.m. (661) 253-7800.

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