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4:30pm Movie Freebie

January 17, 2002

4:30pm Movie Freebie

The Art Directors Guild Film Society and the UCLA Film and Television Archive team up for a tribute to famed art director Carroll Clark. The day begins with a symposium on "The Art of the RKO Musical." Following a reception, they'll screen the classic 1935 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical "Top Hat."

Tribute to Art Director Carroll Clark, UCLA, James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, near Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue, Westwood. Symposium, 4:30 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. "Top Hat," 7 p.m. Free. (818) 762-9995.

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7pm Theater

Director-actor-author and internationally known mime Richmond Shepard, whose Richmond Shepard Theatre complex was an Equity Waiver fixture in Hollywood until he left for New York in the late '80s, will direct and star in "A Mime's Life," his first L.A. show in 15 years. Shepard (he's also dad to "Ally McBeal" resident singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard) will be joined by a company of seven noted mimes, including award-winning Jana Papsuyeva and Edward Gregorian of Russia who will be making their first U.S. theater appearance.

"A Mime's Life," Stages Theatre Center, 1540 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, 7 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Ends Feb. 24. $20. (323) 465-1010.

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all day Art

Southern California artist Sharon Ellis has won critical acclaim for intricately detailed, visionary landscapes of epic subjects. No idea is too big for her, and no leaf, twig or blossom is too small to be closely examined. "Evocations: Sharon Ellis 1991-2001," opening Sunday at the Long Beach Museum of Art, will survey a decade of her work, including series based on seasons of the year and times of day.

"Evocations: Sharon Ellis 1991-2001," Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Sunday to April 21. Regular schedule: Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $5; students and seniors, $4; children younger than 12, free.

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5pm Theater

In "Biloxi Blues," Neil Simon's most autobiographical character, aspiring writer Eugene, leaves home for basic training during World War II and finds all sorts of life experiences to write about, from war and anti-Semitism to lost virginity and romance. TV and stage director Paul Lazarus, who was the Pasadena Playhouse's artistic director from 1990 to 1992, returns to stage the show.

"Biloxi Blues," Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 5 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. Ends Feb. 24. $15 to $50.

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