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Performance Art

September 14, 2000

Performance artist and singer Stephanie Glass will present "Jazz, Gender and Justice" Saturday at Cal State Northridge. Glass uses multimedia projections from the Center for Political Graphics, visuals by well-known designers and photojournalists, plus music by the Gary Nestaruk Jazz Ensemble as a backdrop to her original piece that explores life in contemporary culture.

* Stephanie Glass, "Jazz, Gender and Justice," Saturday, 8 p.m., Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. $10. (818) 677-2488.

Symphony

The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra will open its 2000-01 season with an all-Brahms program Saturday at Pierce College. Music Director James Domine will lead the ensemble in the "Academic Festival" Overture and Symphony No. 1 in C minor.

* San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. $12-$15. (818) 347-4807.

Dance

The Mark Goodman Tap Company will present "World Tap," which besides tap-dancing features tango virtuoso Sandor, jump-roping tapsters and Japanese taiko drums, Saturday in Van Nuys.

* "World Tap," Saturday, 8 p.m., Van Nuys Performing Arts Center, 15934 Strathern St., Van Nuys. $10. (818) 346-4447.

Autumnfest

The Scandinavian Autumnfest will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sunday at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills. Swimming, games, traditional music and folk-dancing will be featured. In addition, there will be demonstrations of woodcarving, weaving and rosemaling, Scandinavian folk-painting.

* Scandinavian Autumnfest, Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. $3. (626) 444-4250.

Concert

Jazz singer Toni Jannotta will give a free concert Sunday at the Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura. Jannotta, who sings in straight-ahead vocalese style, will be accompanied by Ken Rosser on guitar, Carey Christensen on bass, Chuck Manning on tenor sax and Mike Faue on drums and percussion.

* Toni Jannotta, Sunday, 2 p.m., Peter Strauss Ranch, Mulholland Highway, Agoura. Free. (805) 370-2301.

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