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All day Art

November 29, 2001

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Art

In a body of work that defies conventional notions of how to make sculpture, Los Angeles artist Liz Larner fills rooms with wiry structures, constructs floor mats of leather and false eyelashes and assembles chunky masses of tiny aluminum and steel modules. Her mid-career survey, "Liz Larner," will explore 15 years of her creative output at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

"Liz Larner," Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sunday to March 10. Regular schedule: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $8; seniors and students, $5; children under 12, free. (213) 626-6222.

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3pm

Comedy

Gillian Anderson, Drew Carey, Teri Garr, Aisha Tyler, Kathy Kinney, Alec Mapa, Ryan Styles and more are slated to appear in "A Cracked Xmas 4," the fourth annual comedy show extravaganza to benefit the Trevor Project.

FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Saturday December 1, 2001 Home Edition Part A Part A Page 2 A2 Desk 1 inches; 23 words Type of Material: Correction
Pasadena Youth Symphony--The wrong date was given for the Pasadena Youth Symphony concert in Calendar Weekend on Thursday. The concert will be Monday at 7:30 p.m.

"A Cracked Xmas 4," Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., L.A., Sunday, 3 p.m. $35 to $250. (310) 203-0073.

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1pm

Jazz

Jazz guitarist and educator Kenny Burrell will perform at a benefit concert-brunch for UCLA's Center for African American Studies at the Jazz Bakery. Burrell, a professor at UCLA, has recorded 87 of his own albums during his career, plus performed on several hundred more by other artists.

Kenny Burrell, CAAS Jazz at the Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, 1 p.m. brunch, 2:30 p.m. concert, $50. (310) 825-2628.

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7:30pm

Opera

Carol Vaness and Rodney Gilfry are the principals in the new Los Angeles Opera production of Lehar's "The Merry Widow," opening tonight in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. John DeMain conducts; stage director is Lotfi Mansouri. Also in the cast: Virginia Tola, Dean Peterson, Charles Castronovo and Jason Graae.

"The Merry Widow," Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 7:30 p.m. $30 to $165. Also Wednesday and Dec. 7, 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 15 and 22 at 1 p.m.

Freebies

Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra and Prelude Strings present a holiday concert featuring Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's

Desiring," Pavane by Debussy and Bizet's "Farandole" at Wilson Middle School, 300 S. Madre, Pasadena, 7:30 p.m., (626) 793-7172, Ext. 10.

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Ventura's Holiday Street Festival will consume a 12-block swath of downtown, where artisans and food vendors will set up shop. There will also be six stages for entertainment and other activities for the "Have a Dickens of a Holiday" event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., (805) 654-7830.

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