all day: Movies

In the 1960s and '70s, Steve McQueen, the laconic and ruggedly handsome actor, represented a new breed of cool, macho movie stars. The New Beverly will screen a double bill of films that featured two of McQueen's most iconic roles: "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair," both released in 1968. Peter Yates' "Bullitt," in which McQueen plays the antihero Det. Frank Bullitt, features one of the all-time great car chase sequences. Norman Jewison's "The Thomas Crown Affair" afforded McQueen his first role as a sophisticate--a jet-setting playboy thief. (A remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Pierce Brosnan in the McQueen role will be released Aug. 6.)

* "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair," New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd. Sunday through Tuesday. Call for show times. $3-$6. (323) 938-4038.

10 am: Home Tour

Four homes of the Art Deco era that have never been open to the public will be shown in Private Lives, a self-drive tour sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. The homes, built between 1928 and 1933, include three homes in the Wilshire-Fairfax area and a home and studio in West Hollywood that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for himself while he was working on his own projects or supervising his father's. All of the homes' interiors are lavish interpretations of the Art Deco style.

* Private Lives: An Art Deco Home Tour. Map and tickets ($30 per person) are available at two of the homes: 858 Doheny Drive, West Hollywood, or 1100 S. Ogden Drive, L.A. (310) 659-3326.

11 am: Fair

Swiss Independence Day--which is Sunday--is celebrated in Whittier with food, music, entertainment, dancing and activities relating to Swiss culture. Accordion players, yodeling, games, contests, Swiss displays and a parade will be among the attractions. The consul general of Switzerland, Hans Peter Egger, will bring official greetings at 2 p.m.

* Swiss Fair and Independence Day Celebration, 1905 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $3; ages 16 and under, free. (818) 240-0970.

11 am: Festival

The Skirball Cultural Center presents its third annual Sephardic Arts Festival, which will highlight the traditions of this ancient heritage with an emphasis on music, dance, food, arts and crafts, storytelling, museum exhibitions and film. Performers include Consuelo Lez and her ensemble presenting contemporary versions of ancient Sephardic songs in Hebrew and Ladino, and the eight-piece musical ensemble Za'atar, which will perform Middle Eastern and Sephardic music.

* Sephardic Arts Festival, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $8; younger than 12 and Skirball members, free. (323) 655-8587.

3 pm: Jazz

The late Thurman Green, a trombonist active in the local musical community and the jazz world at large, will be remembered by his fellow musicians at the Third Annual Thurman Green Memorial Scholarship Concert. This year's concert promises a particularly noteworthy string of appearances, including New York-based saxophonist and World Saxophone Quartet founding member Hamiet Bluiett, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, saxophonists Arthur Blythe and Teddy Edwards, trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez's Latin Jazz Band, previous scholarship winners trombonists Ryan Porter and Issac Smith, and others.

* Third Annual Thurman Green Memorial Scholarship Concert, Musicians Union, 817 N. Vine St., Hollywood. $20. (310) 636-7571.

7:30 pm: Pop Music

The Hollywood Bowl's world music series continues with "Roots, Rock & Rhythm," a look at the diversity of the North American heritage, featuring bluesman Lonnie Brooks, Tex-Mex patriarch Flaco Jimenez, Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster and the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre.

* "Roots, Rock & Rhythm," Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., 7:30 p.m. $3-$85. (323) 850-2000.


FREEBIES: The fifth annual Corn Festival and Chili Cook-Off takes place at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market, 200 block of North Canon Drive. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (310) 285-2535.


The documentary short film "Portrait of an Artist: The Frescoes of Diego Rivera" screens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 2 p.m. (323) 857-6512.

For the Record Los Angeles Times Monday August 2, 1999 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 6 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 17 words Type of Material: Correction Artist's name--Singer and songwriter Consuelo Luz's name was misspelled in a Best Bet in Thursday's Calendar Weekend.
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