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September 28, 2000

2pm Movies

Kids' Flicks, presented on selected Sundays by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, this week screens "Faeries," a quirky, animated children's fantasy from the United Kingdom. Featuring the voices of Kate Winslet, Jeremy Irons, Dougray Scott and Jane Horrocks, "Faeries" tells the story of siblings Nellie and George, who accidentally discover an enchanted fairyland in the Welsh countryside.

* UCLA Film and Television Archive Presents Kids' Flicks, Melnitz Hall, James Bridges Theater, 302 E. Melnitz, Westwood. "Faeries," Sunday, 2 p.m. Free. (310) 206-3456.

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The New Beverly Cinema has a totally '80s flashback with a John Hughes Double Feature, Sunday through Tuesday. Chances are that if you were a teen 15 years ago, you saw at least one of Hughes' string of hits featuring angst-ridden nerds and outcasts who were simply misunderstood. Films such as "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," fueled by KROQ-friendly soundtracks, made stars of young actors Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Emilio Estevez, collectively known as the Brat Pack.

* John Hughes Double Feature, New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd. Sunday through Tuesday, "The Breakfast Club," Sunday 3:45 and 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 7:30 p.m. "Sixteen Candles," Sunday 5:40 and 9:25 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 9:25 p.m. $3-$6. (323) 938-4038.


Military Music

Lest you think that the pipers and drummers of Britain's Black Watch have a cushy military assignment, keep in mind that they're all from a trained machine gun platoon. But boy, can those Scots blow those bagpipes and dance a mean jig. For this concert, they join forces--quite literally in this case--with the Lucknow Band/Choir, the musical arm of the Prince of Wales' Division. In wartime, though, the Lucknow Band/Choir would be ambulance drivers and hospital assistants.

* The Drums, Pipes and Dances of the Black Watch, and the Lucknow Band/Choir of the Prince of Wales' Division, 2 p.m. at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. $30-$45. Sold out. (562) 916-8500.


Pop Music

Ron Sexsmith is one of the few classic-mold singer-songwriters to establish a foothold in the recent pop landscape. The Canadian musician is currently recording his third album with producer Steve Earle, so maybe fans will get a preview as Sexsmith shares the bill at the Mint with cult figure Peter Stuart.

* Ron Sexsmith and Peter Stuart, Sunday and Tuesday at the Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., 7:30 p.m. $10. (323) 954-9630.



What started out as a good idea has turned into a semiannual event in Los Angeles. Heidi Joyce's Stand Up Against Domestic Violence is a show by comics--all women--with proceeds going to the local company Theatre of Hope for Abused Women, and domestic violence charities around the country. The effort has also spawned a comedy CD, and another recording is in the works. Sunday's lineup includes Stephanie Hodge, Karen Rontowski, Danielle Koenig, Rene Hicks, Betsy Salkind, Hellura Lyle, Maria Bamford, Donna Cherry and Hilda Vincent. As always, Joyce will host.

* Stand Up Against Domestic Violence, Bitter Truth Theatre, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 2 p.m. $15. Also Oct. 8, 15 and 29. (818) 766-9702.



Following a Thursday appearance in Costa Mesa, Evgeny Kissin, the celebrated but controversial Russian pianist, is set to perform an unsparingly serious program--sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms, and Schumann's "Carnaval"--in Royce Hall. At 28, Kissin can be willful, but he is always interesting.

* Pianist Evgeny Kissin plays at Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, at 7 p.m. $30-$50. (310) 825-2101. (For info on Thursday night's performance call [949] 553-2422.)


Violinist-violist Marci Dicterow-Vaj appears in a chamber concert with cellist Michael Matthews at the Culver City Presbyterian Church, 11269 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 2 p.m. (310) 859-4684.

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