Two very different, equally appealing recommendations this week, starting with the continuing Caméras d'Afrique series at the
A chance to view classics is a special highlight here. On Tuesday at 8:15 p.m., enjoy Souleyamane Cissé's 1987 "Yeelen" (Brightness). On Thursday, there is a double bill of 1963's seminal short "Borom Sarret" by Ousmane Sembène, the father of African filmmaking, and 1982's "Finyé" (The Wind), also by Cisse.
If you have something more outdoors in mind, head to Silver Lake for the 19th annual Music Box Steps Day festival on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The location is a park between 923 and 935 Vendome St. that is just across the street from the legendary 133 stairs that present a piano-moving challenge to Laurel & Hardy in their Oscar-winning short "The Music Box." The event will feature food, magic, L&H look-alikes and, of course, showings of the film.