OPENINGS

Today

Music

Judith Kellock and Rosemary Hyler Ritter (Salmon Recital Hall, Chapman University, Orange, [714] 997-6871). At SongFest 2001, soprano Kellock and pianist Ritter offer songs by John Harbison, Roberto Sierra, Libby Larsen, Martin Amlin and Stravinsky. 7 p.m.

Vox Femina (Zipper Hall, Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. [310] 838-8151). Iris Levine conducts "Celebrating Women--Singing for Our Lives." 8 p.m.

West Hollywood Orchestra (West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, [866] WHO-CALL). Nan Washburn conducts "By Popular Demand," a pops program featuring vocal soloists Karen Morrow and Jason Graae. 8 p.m.

Music Under the Stars (Mission San Juan Capistrano, 31522 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, [949] 234-1333). Max Bishop and his orchestra perform. Proceeds benefit Mission preservation efforts. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12.

Pop/Rock

Blink-182, Coldplay, Crazy Town, the Cult, Disturbed, Jane's Addiction, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Stabbing Westward, Staind, 311 (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, [949] 855-2863). Ninth annual KROQ Weenie Roast. 2 p.m.

Mariachi Imperial de Mexico, Mariachi Mujer 2000, Mariachi Campanas de America, Mariachi Los Arrieros (Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., [323] 850-2000). The 12th annual Mariachi USA festival also plays Sun. 6 p.m.

Paulina Rubio (Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, [818] 622-4440). With the album "Paulina" entrenched on the Latin chart, the Mexican star is preparing her first English-language collection. 8:15 p.m.

The Bangles (House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, [714] 778-2583). 8 p.m. $32.50.

James Brown (Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, [714] 712-2700). 8 p.m. $72.

Comedy

Patton Oswold (Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive., [949] 854-5455). 7, 9 and 11 p.m. $17; Sun., 7 p.m. $15.

Theater

"The Ancients of Zimbabwe" (Laurelgrove Theater, 12265 Ventura Blvd., Suite 209, 2nd Floor, Studio City, [818] 760-8368). Lillian Wallace performs her theater work set against the political turmoil of apartheid South African, about a white woman and her journey of self-discovery as she follows Africa's oral tradition to its roots. With Songoma music performed by the Sizwe/Themba ensemble. 8 p.m. Regular schedule: Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 and 7 p.m. Ends July 29.

"The Boys in the Band" (Knightsbridge Theatre Pasadena, 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, [626] 440-0821). Mart Crowley's landmark play about the lives of gay men and the emerging gay community in the early 1960s. 5 p.m. Regular schedule: Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Ends July 22.

"Native Immigrant" (Japan America Theater, 244 San Pedro St., downtown L.A., [213] 680-3700). Interdisciplinary, intergenerational theater production, exploding stereotypes and exploring struggles of cultural identity, racism, displacement and more. Conceived and directed by Leilani Chan. 8 p.m.

Dance

Twyla Tharp Dance (Ahmanson Theatre, L.A. Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. [213] 365-3500). 8 p.m. Also Sun., 3 p.m. The company performs "Grosse Sonata Opus 106 'Hammerklavier" ' and the world premiere of "Westerly Round."

Sunday

Pop/Rock

Coldplay (Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., [213] 380-5005). The English arrivals have a new single, "Shiver," as they look to cement their "Yellow"-spawned success. 8 p.m.

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