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THE VALLEY BEST BETS

New Theater

October 05, 2000

The Woodland Hills Theatre opens its inaugural production Friday at the new West Valley Playhouse with Neil Simon's comedy "Proposals." The former Masonic Lodge in Canoga Park was purchased and converted into a 170-seat venue for $1.2 million by the Clyde and Mary Lou Porter Foundation for the Woodland Hills Theatre company.

* Woodland Hills Theatre presents "Proposals," Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. $15-$17. (818) 884-1907.

Community Fest

The Calabasas Cultural Festival, featuring entertainment, art, crafts and educational exhibits, takes place Saturday in Old Town. Dance groups will take center stage, including the Bailes de Espana performing flamenco and the A Step in Time School of Dance troupe performing a 2000 Olympics routine. Bluegrass, classical guitar and Latin pop also will be featured.

* Calabasas Cultural Festival in Old Town, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Leonis Adobe, Calabasas Road, Old Calabasas. Free. (818) 878-4242.

Beethoven Concert

Musical Director Robert Chauls will lead the Valley Symphony Orchestra in an all-Beethoven program Saturday in Valley Glen. The Valley College Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Jennifer Kelly, will be featured in Fantasy for Piano, Choir and Orchestra, Opus 80. Plus, the "Prometheus" Overture, Opus 43; "Ah Perfido," Opus 65; and Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Opus 55, will be performed.

* "The Power of Beethoven," Saturday, 8 p.m., Little Theatre, Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. $10. (818) 947-2346.

Hollywood Collectors

The Hollywood Collectors and Celebrities Show is scheduled this weekend in North Hollywood. The event boasts 75 to 100 celebrities from feature films and television who will be on hand to meet their fans and sign autographs (for a fee). Among those scheduled to attend are Adam West, Cyd Charisse, Linda Purl, Beverly Garland, Susan Ruttan and George Lazenby. The show will also feature Hollywood memorabilia.

* Hollywood Collectors and Celebrities Show, Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. $10. (818) 980-8000.

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