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Happening Saturday

March 05, 2011

MUSIC

Herbie Hancock After a sleeper Grammy win in 2008, the jazz piano titan gained some new commercial momentum. Here, he takes his airtight and adventurous band — with saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta — to Disney Hall for a night of searing standards and progressive takes on newer cuts from his career. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1111 Grand Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $45.75-$118. http://www.laphil.com

ART

Rodarte: States of Matter The complex craftsmanship of on-the-rise American designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy is on full display in "Rodarte: States of Matter," their first West Coast solo exhibition, an interactive fusion of fashion and sculpture that will also feature the ballet costumes they designed for "Black Swan." MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Today-June 5. Free. (213) 621-1741. http://www.moca.org

EVENTS

The Official "Twilight" Convention Finally, somebody starts paying attention to little Stephenie Meyer's fantasies of repressed teen desire filtered through the prism of bloodthirsty but sort of ethical vampires. There will be something for every fanatic at this conference, celebrating Meyer's series of books and movies, including a panel on bloodsucker lexicon, a karaoke party with Tinsel Korey and Julia Jones, and a vampire ball where you should be able to strut in your finest velvet and high collar. Marriott Los Angeles Airport, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $64. (310) 641-5700.

Edwardian Ball Returning to Los Angeles in grand style, the ball promises an elegant turn-of-the-century celebration of music, theater, circus arts, DJs, ballroom dance, fashion, technology and, of course, the ominous art and stories of beloved author Edward Gorey. The Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $35. (323) 464-0808. edwardianball.com

The 35th Annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show The only home show endorsed by the League of California Homeowners presents two days focused on domestic goods and services. Highlights include green energy products, do-it-yourself workshops, farmers market chefs, gardening and feng shui professionals, celebrity appearances and thousands of products and services for the home. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Adults $7.75, seniors $5, children 12 and younger free. Parking $9. http://www.thehomeshow.com

MOVIES

Contemporary Middle Eastern Cinema Learn about Middle Eastern culture at the three-day film festival, with screenings exploring emerging and established filmmaking from the Middle East, including recent works from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq and Iran. The festival will look at unifying themes in Middle Eastern cinema, and address the difficulty filmmakers face when taking on political and civil rights issues that are at odds with their governments. USC School of Cinematic Arts, Norris Cinema Theater and Frank Sinatra Hall, 900 W. 34th St., L.A. Saturday-Sunday. Free. Electronic RSVPs required. Screening times vary. cinema.usc.edu

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