A sing-along tribute to 60 years of Academy Award-winning songs, from “The Way You Look Tonight” (1936) to the Disney winners of the ‘90s, will be presented by the Sing! Sing! Sing! company, with commentary from Howard Lewis, and with Herb Mickman on bass and Judy Wolman, the group’s founder and musical director, on piano.
* “Academy Award-Winning Songs,” Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. 4 p.m. $15 (includes song sheets). (310) 456-5470.
The Canadian Baroque “period practice” ensemble Tafelmusik--19 players obsessed with getting the music right historically--is celebrating 20 years of award-winning music making. Two of its current CDs were nominated for Junos (the Canadian Grammy), and in its Royce Hall show, the ensemble will perform, among other works, the ne plus ultra of popular Baroque music: Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”
* Tafelmusik, Royce Hall, UCLA, 4 p.m. $9 to $30. (310) 825-2101.
all day: Movies
Hong Kong has never looked better or more romantic than through the eyes of director Wong Kar-Wai and his frequent collaborator, cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Two of the duo’s best films, “Chungking Express” and “Fallen Angels,” will screen for three days at the New Beverly Cinema. Both films are fast-paced, picaresque tales of love lost, missed and almost (but not quite) regained. A must for fans of Hong Kong cinema.
* Wong Kar-Wai double feature, New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Sunday: “Fallen Angels,” 3:40 and 7:30 p.m.; “Chungking Express,” 5:35 and 9:25 p.m. Monday and -Tuesday: “Fallen Angels,” 7:30 p.m.; “Chungking Express,” 9:25 p.m. $3 to $6. (323) 938-4038.
The variety of events--a bike tour, a senior walk, a 5K run-walk--make the City of Los Angeles Marathon one of L.A.'s most inclusive events. The marketing numbers--2,000 pole banners, 716 billboards, 6 million milk cartons, 755 bus cards, four wrapped buses--put it in the running with the Grammys and the Academy Awards as one of L.A.'s highest-profile events. The 14th annual event will be dedicated to the late Mayor Tom Bradley, Olympic sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner and Times sports columnist Jim Murray.
*1999 City of Los Angeles Marathon: Acura L.A. Bike Tour V begins near the Coliseum, 6 a.m.; City of Los Angeles Marathon starts on Figueroa at 5th Street, 8:40 a.m.; wheelchair division, 8:20 a.m.; Tylenol 5K Run/Walk begins in front of the Staples Center, next to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Figueroa, 9:30 a.m. (310) 444-5544.
all day: Miniatures
Lest you think all things miniature are quaint, like dollhouses, the Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures opened two new exhibitions that sound downright eerie. David Rose’s “Lost Highways” immortalizes in 13 structures the isolated hotels and gas stations that dotted pre-interstate America’s highways. Alan Wolfson’s 15-piece “Mean Streets of N.Y.” revels in chaos and violence. Good thing we’re Godzilla-sized next to these seedy neighborhoods.
* “Lost Highways” and “Mean Streets of N.Y.” at the Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7.50; $6.50, seniors; $5, students; $3, ages 3 to 11. (323) 937-6464.
7:15pm / Pop Music
With his back-to-basics groundwork in the mid-'80s, Randy Travis helped set the table for country music’s ‘90s banquet, but in recent years he’s been drowned out by the genre’s back-to-bombast movement. His move to DreamWorks’ fledgling Nashville label, though, has turned the tide, returning him to the top five with three singles from his album “You and You Alone.”
* Randy Travis, with Linda Davis, Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 7:15 p.m. $23 and $43. (818) 622-4440.
Drummer and Weather Report veteran Peter Erskine, now with the Yellowjackets, leads his trio at Borders Books & Music, 1415 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. 3 p.m. (310) 393-9290.
UCLA professor Paul Von Blum leads “The Life and Times of Paul Robeson,” a musical presentation and discussion at Crossroads School, 21st Street at Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, 10:30 a.m. (818) 760-6625.