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BEST BETS: Sunday 4/22

7 pm: Jazz

April 19, 2001

David Sanchez is simply one of the most dynamic young saxophonists working today. He leads his sextet on a bill headed by another forceful player, Arturo Sandoval.

* Arturo Sandoval Band and David Sanchez Sextet, UCLA Royce Hall, Westwood. 7 p.m. $25, $35, $40. (310) 825-2101.

8 am: Marathon

"It's a Wonderful Race," the 20th anniversary Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, takes place at Griffith Park. The largest five-person-team relay marathon in the United States, the event will feature more than 20 age, gender and corporate-industry affiliation divisions. Each individual runs 5.2 miles before passing the baton, for a total of 26.2 miles. The marathon benefits Saint John's Health Center's Child and Development Center and will be co-hosted by actor Robert Wagner and Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

* "It's a Wonderful Race," Griffith Park, starts at Crystal Springs at Griffith Park Drive near the merry-go-round, Los Angeles. Sunday, 8 a.m. Registration, 6:30 a.m. Entry fee: $125 per five-person team; $500 for corporate teams. (310) 829-8968.

3 & 7pm: Theater

The nationally touring Allan Sherman musical comedy, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!," based around Sherman's comic songs, conceived and written by Douglas Bernstein and Rob Krause, returns for a short visit.

* "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!," Performing Arts Center, Cal State Northridge, Plummer and Zelzah streets, Northridge, Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. $29. (818) 785-8885.

2 pm: Theater

The hit musical revue, "Forbidden Hollywood," Gerard Alessandrini's comic skewering of big-name stars--from Sharon Stone and Jim Carrey to Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand--and famous movies, makes the only Southern California stop of its new tour.

* "Forbidden Hollywood," Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Sunday, 2 p.m. $35. (310) 506-4522; (213) 365-3500.


FREEBIE: Violinist Sukeyuki Iwatani with pianist Alex Slobodyanik performs sonatas by Debussy, Tartini and other works on the Sundays at Two series at the Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-2205.


Forty-six years later, Young Musicians Foundation, the brainchild of Sylvia Kunin in the 1950s, goes on. Its latest admission-free chamber-music program is scheduled at 4 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., in Brentwood. Ensembles coached by Delores Stevens will play music by Thuille, Poulenc, Beethoven, Brahms and others. (310) 440-4500.

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