4 pm: Music


The string chamber orchestra Camerata Romeu--seven female players from Havana--appears on the admission-free Sundays at Four series at the L.A. County Museum of Art today. The eclectic repertory of the ensemble, conducted by Zenaida Romeu, ranges from Mozart and Bach to Brouwer and Lecuona. (The orchestra also performs Tuesday night at the Westside University of Judaism.)

* Camerata Romeu, Leo S. Bing Theater, L.A. County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Free. (213) 485-6873. Also Tuesday at 8 p.m.: Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society series, Gindi Auditorium, University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. $25. (213) 850-2000.

all day: Art

Among the Yoruba peoples of Africa and the Americas, beads are likened to stars in the sky--as intense points of color, light, life and blessing--that are compared with the most precious of possessions: children. “Bead, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe,” an exhibition of some 150 beaded objects including crowns and ceremonial regalia, masks, paintings and sculpture, necklaces, slippers and royal thrones, opens Sunday at UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Also free curatorial lecture from 2-3 p.m. and a reception and musical performance at 3:30 p.m.


* “Bead, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe,” UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. Ends July 19. Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon-8 p.m. Adults, $5; seniors, non-UCLA students and UCLA faculty, staff and Alumni Assn. members, $3; museum members and visitors 17 and younger, free. (310) 825-4361.

all day: Art

Drawn from the Museum of Latin American Art’s permanent collection, the artwork of 32 contemporary artists from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela makes up “Faces and Figures,” a new exhibition of images, from the fabulous to the mundane, that represent the faces and figures of Latin America.

* “Faces and Figures,” Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Adults, $3; seniors, $2; children under 12 free. Saturday-Feb. 27. (562) 437-1689.

11am: Family

Flights of Fantasy Story Theater presents a rousing “Story Circus,” using masks, music and comedy to spin multicultural tales for family audiences, from kindergartners to grandparents at Skirball Cultural Center.

* “Story Circus,” Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Free with museum admission: $7 (general), $5 (seniors 65 and up, and students) and free (members and children under age 12). (310) 440-4636.

1:30 pm: Festival

Folk dancers of all ages and many in ethnic costumes of different countries and cultures will take to the wooden dance floor of the old Scottish Rite Temple to participate in the Winter Festival of the Pasadena Folkdance Co-Op. Dancers are requested to wear soft-soled shoes. Singles, couples and groups are welcome, and there are plenty of seats for anyone who wants to watch.


* Winter Festival, Scottish Rite Temple, 150 N. Madison Ave., Pasadena. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $5. (626) 794-9493.

3 pm: Movies

Mark Jonathan Harris’ superb documentary “The Long Way Home,” which opened a regular run last September, returns for an afternoon screening at the Temple Mishkon Tephilo in Venice. In focusing on the three turbulent years between the end of World War II and the formation of the state of Israel, it offers epic dimension and admirable clarity and calmness to a complex and wrenching chain of events. Harris will answer questions after the screening.

* “The Long Way Home,” Temple Mishkon Tephilo, 206 Main St., Venice. $12-$15. (310) 392-3029.


FREEBIE: Ian Whitcomb performs “Music from the Titanic,” Huntington Library, San Marino, 2:30 p.m. (626) 405-2100.