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Happening Friday

August 19, 2011

EVENTS

Orange County BBQ Bonanza Loosen your belt to prepare for a weekend of sizzling, sauce-slavered meats, including pork ribs, beef ribs, tri-tip, pulled pork, chicken, sausages and more. Live entertainment from Bill Magee Blues Band, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Texas House Party and others, plus kids' entertainment. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission, $5; menu items, $2-$25. http://www.ocbbqbonanza.com

MUSIC

Sade Following the platinum-selling success of last year's "Soldier of Love" — Sade's first new album in a decade — the sultry-voiced British singer will perform recent hits such as the Grammy-nominated "Babyfather," plus classics from her just-released greatest hits compilation, "The Ultimate Collection." Neo-soul heavy hitter John Legend will open all three nights. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Downtown. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $49.50-$179.50. (213) 742-7340. http://www.staplescenter.com.

Fantasia Conductor John Mauceri will pick up his baton while Mickey dons his sorcerer's cap for three screenings of the Disney classic "Fantasia," complete with live accompaniment by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The shows will also include glimpses of unfinished segments of the film and will conclude with fireworks. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 8:30 p.m Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun. $11-$158. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com.

MOVIES

Red State Kevin Smith's self-distributed new film "Red State" might be the director's first foray into the horror genre, but there remain vestiges of his trademark snappy banter and offbeat humor. Don't get the wrong idea, however — "Red State" is no comedy. The controversial film, which stars Michael Parks, Melissa Leo and John Goodman, will screen for one week and Smith will attend each showing (except those on Wednesday), with an audience Q&A to follow. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., L.A. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Fri.-Thu. $20 (some shows sold out). (323) 938-4038. www.coopersdell.com.

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