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October 16, 2003


Chabrol in full flower

The 50th film in the long, celebrated career of Claude Chabrol arrives in theaters this week. "La Fleur du Mal" (Flower of Evil) is the story of an aristocratic family near Bordeaux as it deals with an increasingly complex web of revelations from its past during a mayoral campaign. Nathalie Baye, Benoit Magimel and Melanie Doutey star.

"La Fleur du Mal" (Flower of Evil), unrated, opens Friday in selected theaters.


Challenging conditions

Jacques Heim's award-winning, locally based Diavolo Dance Theater has always specialized in choreography conditioned by unusual and often bizarre performing environments: a tubular pipeline, a rocking platform, a vertical pegboard. For "Dreamcatcher," the site is a suspended, 18-foot wheel, spinning and rotating in an architectural metaphor for the web that catches bad dreams in Native American mythology. It might seem an opportunity for gymnasts rather than dancers, but Diavolo has morphed into an amalgam of both: a versatile, fearless action crew for our technological age. The company also performs "Dreamcatcher" on Oct. 23 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Diavolo Dance Theater in "Dreamcatcher," Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State Long Beach, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. $25 (seniors, students) to $30. (562) 985-7000.


Hip-hop, dance fest

Now in its seventh year, the Audiotistic hip-hop and electronic-music blowout brings some of the hottest names in both fields to the grand expanses of the Sports Arena on Saturday. OutKast's Big Boi, Nas and Talib Kweli are among the key rappers this year, while the Chemical Brothers, EL-P and Q-Bert with Dan the Automater highlight the turntable action, all of which is expected to extend into the morning's wee hours. (See related story, Page 14)

Audiotistic, Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. $30 to $150. (213) 748-6131.


Gender bender

UCLA Live's second annual International Theatre Festival continues with the first U.S. tour of the venerable Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in "Twelfth Night (or What You Will)," featuring an all-male cast in the Bard's gender-bending romp, headed by the Globe's artistic director, Mark Rylance.

Freud Playhouse, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. Opens Wednesday. Runs Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Nov. 2. $40 to $60. (310) 825-2101.


Race to the South Pole

Robert Falcon Scott's doomed yet ultimately life-affirming expedition to the South Pole, a heroic cross-polar race against Norwegian Roald Amundsen, is the subject of "Terra Nova," Ted Tally's drama-fantasy, directed by Martin Benson.

South Coast Repertory, Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Opens Friday. Runs Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; ends Nov. 16. $27 to $55. (714) 708-5555.


Military aircraft

Keep your eyes on the skies as the 2003 Miramar Air Show -- "Kitty Hawk to Miramar: 100 Years of Flight" -- takes off. The three-day, world-class air show features such military performers as the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron and the Golden Knights parachute team, as well as military aircraft such as the B-2 bomber, the AV-8B Harrier and the F-117 Nighthawk. Also, civilian performers -- including Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff and the Red Baron Pizza Squadron -- will perform. All told, more than 100 aircraft will be on display, in addition to simulation rides, food and other attractions. See

Miramar Air Show, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Miramar Road off Interstate 805, San Diego. Friday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also twilight show Saturday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. (858) 577-1000.


In the chamber

The Calder Quartet -- violinists Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violist Jonathan Moerschel and cellist Eric Byers -- will be heard in works by Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven as part of the South Bay Chamber Music Society's 41st season. Formed at USC in 1998, the quartet was a winner in the 2002 Coleman Competition and will be associate artists in residence at the Colburn School of Performing Arts this season.

Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. Friday, 8 p.m. Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga, Rancho Palos Verdes. Sunday, 3 p.m. Free. (310) 372-4222.


Latino heritage

"The Rhythm of My People" is the theme of the fifth annual Latino History Parade & Jamaica presented by the Latino Heritage Assn. and the city of Pasadena. The parade will start at noon on Los Robles Avenue south of Howard Street. It will proceed south on Los Robles to Washington Boulevard, then east to

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