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2 pm Dance

January 10, 2002

2pm Dance

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 65-member Khoroshky: Belorussian National Dance Ensemble kicks up its heels on its first American tour with a wide-ranging program that includes village courtship dances, glimpses of Jewish folklore, a Renaissance falcon-hunting dance and "A Farewell to the XX Century."

Khoroshky: Belorussian National Dance Ensemble, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. 2 p.m. $32 to $42. (800) 300-4345. Also Saturday at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara; Tuesday at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks; Jan. 19 at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego; Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Riverside; and Jan. 31 at the Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge.


3pm Jazz

Cuban jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba has been hailed as one of jazz's best new voices of the past decade. The Times' Don Heckman has said, "More than almost any pianist since the passing of Bill Evans, [Rubalcaba] truly has the capacity to make his instrument sing."

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio, Mayan Theater, 1038 S. Hill St., L.A., 3 p.m. $29 to $36. (310) 954-4300.


8pm Theater

In Eugene Pack's sly spoof "In Their Own Words: Celebrity Autobiographies," opening a regular weekly run at Bar F2, actors read from the actual memoirs of such show-biz types as Mr. T, Kenny Loggins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marilu Henner and David Cassidy. The show's finale, "He Said, She Said," explores a legendary marital bust-up by interweaving excerpts from the autobiographies of Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

"In Their Own Words: Celebrity Autobiographies," Bar F2 (above Farfalla restaurant), 143 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. Sundays, 8 p.m. Runs indefinitely. $12. (323) 769-5511.


1 & 4pm Family

Found-object puppetry and classical music mix it up in puppeteer Jim West's touring children's show, "Dinosaurs!," in which an ordinary box can turn into a Tyrannosaurus rex, plain cardboard morphs into a brachiosaurus and newspaper is transformed into an apatosaurus.

"Dinosaurs!," Norris Center for the Performing Arts, 27570 Crossfield Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 1 and 4 p.m. $14. (310) 544-0403.


2pm Talk

Levi Strauss was Mr. Casual 140 years before casual Friday. Despite his booming success selling supplies to California miners--

particularly his popular riveted "waist overalls"--the businessman insisted that all his employees call him Levi. The company's historian discusses "The Life, Legend and Jeans of Levi Strauss" at a talk Sunday in conjunction with the Autry's "How the West Was Worn" exhibition, which continues through Jan. 21.

"The Life, Legend and Jeans of Levi Strauss," Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, L.A. 2 p.m. $5. (323) 667-2000.


2pm Movies

UCLA Film and Television Archive's Kids' Flicks goes to Royce Hall for an afternoon featuring Buster Keaton in his 1924 silent comedy "Sherlock Jr.," preceded by his 1921 short "The Goat." Keaton stars as a movie projectionist who fantasizes about being an ace detective. The films will be accompanied by noted organist Robert Israel, who will also give a pre-film overture concert.

Kids' Flicks, Royce Hall, UCLA. "Sherlock Jr." and "The Goat." Sunday, 2 p.m. $7 to $10. (310) 825-2101 or

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