Plan Ahead / Next Weekend
Art. “Arthur Dove: A Retrospective” opens Aug. 2 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition will include approximately 70 works, spanning the career of the artist who is credited with being the first American in the 20th century to produce an abstract painting. Ends Oct. 5. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 857-6000.
* Dance. Jazz Antiqua Dance & Music Ensemble returns to the Ford Amphitheatre Aug. 1 with “Shadow and Light,” a performance of favorites and new works by choreographer Pat Taylor and composer Marcus Shelby, inspired by the world of black-and-white photography. 8 p.m. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. $15-$20. (323) 461-3673.
* Jazz. Next weekend’s Central Avenue Jazz Festival relives the “good old days” when jazz sang out of historic Central Avenue clubs such as the Dunbar Hotel. Vocalist Ernie Andrews with Frank Capp and the Juggernaut and the Gerald Wilson Big Band headline Aug. 1-2, noon-7:30 p.m. A pre-festival panel discussion Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. will feature musicians who worked the avenue in its heyday, among them Big Jay McNeely, Clifford Solomon, Clora Bryant and Buddy Collette. Dunbar Hotel, 4225 S. Central Ave. Free. (213) 485-2437.