Ends this Weekend


“The Water Children,” Wendy MacLeod’s play about an actress who stars in a commercial for an anti-abortion group despite her own history and views, ends its run at the Matrix Theatre on Sunday. 7657 Melrose Ave. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7 p.m. $20. (323) 852-1445.


“Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe,” a survey of beading practices among Africa’s traditional peoples, closes Sunday at UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 405 Hilgard Ave. Today, noon-8 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free. (310) 825-4361.



It’s the last weekend of Outfest ’98: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Outfest films are screening at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Village, Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place; and Harmony Gold, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets: (323) 782-1135; information: (323) 951-1247.