Friday, April 17, 2009

The Features Section

Today is Earth Day
Rise and shine and do good at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium this Earth Day. Join in the beach cleanup on April 18 from 8-10 a.m. then get festive with games, educational activities, music, food, booths and more at the fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It’s all happening for free at 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. (310) 548-7562,

Film Festival Begins Thursday
The sixth annual L.A. Harbor International Film Festival begins Thursday with a special program for high school students featuring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped.

The festival runs April 23-26 and spotlights a mix of locally produced and nationally acclaimed films, from San Pedro filmmaker Jack Baric’s Searching for a Storm to the famed West Side Story. (For further reading on Baric’s film, see the story in this week’s Random Lengths News.)

West Side Story is the basis of the April 25 red-carpet gala preceding the film screening. The “Hollywood nostalgia tribute” at the Arcade Building includes entertainment, a light buffet supper, wine, cocktails, a souvenir program and gift bag. Gala tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door, pending availability.

A four-part documentary on the development of the L.A. harbor closes out the festival on April 26.

The festival takes place at the Warner Grand Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and members of select organizations. Military and veterans are admitted free if seats are available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

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