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FRIDAY, JUNE 17 A hipster tipster (okay, publicist) tells us that the first annual DeviantART
Summit will have “Burning Man flair” to spare. It’s a two-day gathering
of the digital-art community and their fans. Planned are classes and panels, plus
live nude drawing and something called the Creation Station, where Burning Man–man
Keith Greco will be at the center of a ginormous tent that offers any artist so
inclined to contribute to the installation. Also on sale: That Burning Man Feeling
spray, which re-creates the popular and really vile body odor. Hollywood Palladium,
6215 Sunset Blvd.; Fri., June 17, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., June 18, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.;
$70, $55 in advance.
www.deviantartsummit.com
or www.groovetickets.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

This year’s Mariachi USA Festival features Mariachi America
de Jesus Rodriguez de Hijar from Mexico; Mariachi Los Arrieros, from McAllen,
Texas; and two all-female ensembles: Mariachi Las Alteñas from Texas and Mariachi
Mujer 2000 from California. The one and only Jose Feliciano debuts his new mariachi
album, A Mexico Con Amor. And by the time Trio Los
Panchos, “the number-one group from the Golden Age of the boleros,” performs,
you’ll know your sones from your huapangos from your corridos
from your boleros, and everyone enjoys the fuegos artificiales.
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave.; Sat., June 18, 6–10:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232,
www.mariachiusa.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

“Daddy, why do you speak with an American accent whilst living with us in this
knobby English country cottage?” “Well, Jemima and Jeremy, if you ever saw my
performance in Mary Poppins trying to do a Cockney accent, you’d
understand.” We love you anyway, Dick Van Dyke. It’s Father’s Day, and chances
are the dad in your life does not want to attend a family matinee of Chitty
Chitty Bang Bang, but in case he does, here: Aero
Theater, 1328
Montana Ave., Santa Monica; Sun., June 19, 2 p.m.; $9. (323) 466-FILM.

Perhaps your father is more this type: The CalArts School of Film/Video presents
the Ray
Bradbury
Future Fest
, 12 hours of film, music, drama and dance performances
exploring the sci-fi master, who is expected to attend. At the Foundry,
1583 Fishburn Ave.; Sun., June 19, 11
a.m.–11 p.m.; free.
Pier
pressure: Love is a free
roller-coaster ride
on Father’s Day.




If neither of those two choices fits the bill, get Dad a shovel. All dads love
to dig on Father’s Day. It makes them feel all king of their castle. And, this
just in! Free roller-coaster rides for all fathers today from 11 a.m. to
11 p.m. at Pacific Park on the Santa
Monica Pier
!
MONDAY, JUNE 20
You’ve been saving that King Tut T-shirt since 1976. Well, it’s time to excavate
it — or dig it out, take your pick — for “Tutankhamun
and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.”
More than 130 treasures from King Tut’s tomb (including a gold crown and a
coffin that contained his mummified internal organs), other tombs from the Valley
of the Kings and additional ancient sites, as well as National Geographic
images and film footage. Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; open daily,
10 a.m.–8 p.m.; thru Nov. 15; $25–$15
weekdays, $30–$15 weekends, children under
5 free. (323) 857-6000.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
“It’s going to be the greatest Jewish funhouse since the Second Temple,” promises
Heeb magazine (“the new Jew review”) about Heeb
Storytelling.
Already a shlager in the Big Epl (love that online Yiddish dictionary!),
the show features stories by Aimee Bender, Eric Friedman, Stephen Glass, Lori
Gottleib and Wendy Spero, plus hosts the Sklar Brothers, in an evening that should
be the Jew to-do of the week. At Three Clubs, 1123 N.
Vine St., Hlywd.; Tues., June 21, 7:30
p.m.; $5 suggested donation. www.heebmagazine.com.
After-party at La-La Land Gallery, 6450
Santa Monica Blvd.; again with the $5
suggested donation.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Steve Cohen didn’t want to be a magician. He wanted to study patent law, but got
the hocus-pocus bug at the age of 5 when he figured out that it was a regular
drinking straw making the hankie appear to stand up on its own. Today, he’s considered
one of the sneakiest in the biz, according to fans Martha Stewart and David Rockefeller,
who should know. He brings his acclaimed Chamber
Magic show from
NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to Beverly Hills for four performances. At the
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd.,
Beverly Hills; Tues.-Wed., June 21–22, 7
& 9 p.m.; $50. (310) 275-5200.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Speaking of relics, the rides of Queen Elizabeth, Pope John Paul II and others
of far too much power are spotlighted in “Presidents,
Popes and
Potentates”
at the Petersen Automotive Museum. By examining the
cars of heads of state, viewers learn about the unique uses of transport for parades
and royal processions. But can this be as interesting as learning that the horses
in the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace are “corked” before certain
ceremonies? As is the Queen herself, if you ask our opinion. At 6060
Wilshire Blvd.; thru Jan. 22, 2006;
open Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; $10,
$5 seniors & students, $3 children 5–12,
under 5 free; parking $6. (323) 930-CARS.

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