Politically artistic: Just in time for the Democratic convention, the Hollywood Entertainment Museum has an exhibit running until Aug. 31 of original poster art and photographs that chronicles movies made with a political theme. They range from Frank Capra's "Meet John Doe" to "All the President's Men." More information: (323) 465-7900.

Hi Ho Silver: John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will celebrate their 10th annual Great American concert on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. Riders in the Sky, which has been performing classic and original Western songs since 1977, will sing the music of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and the party ends with a fireworks display dedicated to the "masked man" himself, the Long Ranger. More information: (323) 850-2000 or www.hollywoodbowl.org.

Latin ballet: The Ballet Folklorico del Pacific will perform Aug. 13 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The dance group brings to life two Mexican folklore legends, an Aztec god and the infamous weeping woman Llorona, as the 30-member company explores the myths and legends of Mexico. Accompanied by Conjunto Hueyapan and Mariachi de las Americas, the dance troupe also performs favorite suites from Jalisco, Veracruz and Guerrero. More information: (323) 461-3673.

African dance: The Company Jant-Bi of Senegal will be performing Suzanne Linke's "Le Coq est Mort" at California Plaza in downtown L.A. on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. The performances are free. Two powerfully expressive cultures and dance forms meet here. The company was created in 1998 in Senegal by the German dancer and choreographer Susanne Linke in collaboration with Company Jant-Bi, made up of eight male dancers from Senegal and Nigeria.

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