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September 28, 2000

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There's a wide array of music--from jazz to R&B to Latin--on tap at the 4th annual Summer Breeze Music Festival. Scheduled performers include saxophonist Everette Harp, Clarence Carter, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Bobby Rodriguez.

* Summer Breeze Music Festival, Sears Outdoor Theatre, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles. 1-8 p.m. (Gates open at noon.) $40, $30, $25. (323) 292-7000.



The 5 a Day--Power Play! Family Festival is part of a campaign to encourage children and their families to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their daily diets. Transpiring at Exposition Park's South Lawn, the celebration features live jazz, food and game booths, face painting, free gifts and drawings each hour for prizes. Families will also be able to test their nutrition IQ and enjoy food tastings.

* 5 a Day--Power Play! Family Festival, South Lawn, Exposition Park, 700 State Drive. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Parking, $5. (323) 838-4542.



In his drama "Eastern Standard," Richard Greenberg traces the evolution of rich, young, jaded New York yuppies from disenchantment with life to hopeful anticipation.

* "Eastern Standard," Colony Theatre Company at Burbank Center Stage, second stage, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank, Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Dark Oct. 31, Nov. 25-26. Ends Dec. 9. $10. (818) 558-7000.

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In urban Los Angeles, it's sometimes hard to remember that agriculture is California's largest industry. And in Southern California, there remain--believe it or not--family farms that are ready to celebrate the fall harvest. Tierra Rejada Family Farm, near Simi Valley, begins its monthlong Fall Farm Festival on Saturday with horse-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo and pumpkin picking. Other upcoming activities include a monster maze, hay rides and country music. And any day of the week you can pick your own fruits and vegetables on the 70 acres that are open to the public.

* Fall Farm Festival, Tierra Rejada Family Farm, 3370 Moorpark Road, between Tierra Rejada and Read roads in Ventura County. Farm open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Festival activity hours vary. Festival continues daily through Oct. 29. (805) 529-3690 or



As the 2000 presidential election heats up, the Film and Video Center at UC Irvine presents "Populism & Paranoia: American Films on the Electoral Process." With screenings ranging from "The Great McGinty" to "Bulworth," the series covers 60 years of American cinema and politics over five weeks. Saturday's entry is a double bill of John Ford's "The Last Hurrah" (1958), starring Spencer Tracy as a Boston mayor, paired with "Primary," a 1960 documentary following John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign and Hubert Humphrey's Minnesota senatorial bid.

* "Populism & Paranoia: American Films on the Electoral Process," the Film and Video Center, Humanities Instructional Building, Room 100, UC Irvine. Saturday, "The Last Hurrah" and "Primary," 7 p.m.; Oct. 7, "The Manchurian Candidate"; through Nov. 4; $5 per screening; series passes, $20. (949) 824-7418.



Telemundo star Ricardo Molina and Rebecca Luchy head the cast in "Delia's Song," Joe Camareno's romantic play about two young lovers in 1941, caught up in the turbulence of World War II.

* "Delia's Song," Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Ends Nov. 19. $15. (818) 508-3003.



The multitalented, Oscar-, Grammy-, Tony- and Emmy-winning Rita Moreno puts on a show, performing in concert with her musical combo.

* "Rita Moreno in Concert," Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Saturday, 8 p.m. $40. (310) 456-4522, (213) 365-3500.


"Documental," a series featuring documentary and experimental films and video, screens two programs at the Midnight Special Bookstore, 1318 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. At 7 p.m., a program of shorts includes "Shake It Up, Shake It Down," "FUV," "King of the Jews" and "Riding the Tiger"; at 9 p.m., the feature "Ruins" (1999), an examination of the counterfeiting of pre-Columbian art and objects, screens with the short "Medium." (310) 393-2923

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