Aerial Art:

The Anti-Gravitational Theater will be visiting the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood Nov. 6 through Dec. 16 in an out-of-the ordinary show: acting aerialists and vaudevillians who fly. There are also acrobats who dance. All in a program called "Do Jump" choreographed and directed by Robin Lane. Information: (310) 208-5454 or[RTF bookmark start: _Hlt528988772]m[RTF bookmark end: _Hlt528988772].

Wonder World:

The Getty Research Institute has put together an exhibition that explores the gamut of instruments and visual technologies that have been placed before our eyes to explore the world. "Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen" runs Nov. 13 to Feb. 3. The display includes more than 400 objects from the 17th century to the present, from historical prints and early cameras to works by modern and contemporary artists such as Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Wall. Information: (310) 440-7300 or

Downtown Musical:

The award-winning musical "Aida" is coming to the Ahmanson Theatre Nov. 7 to Jan. 5. The pop adaptation of Verdi's opera about a Nubian princess stolen from her country who falls in love with a soldier, has music and lyrics written by Elton John and Tim Rice. The two also collaborated on "The Lion King." The show won four Tony Awards last year. Information: (213) 628-2772 or

Aquatic Act:

On temporary display, until Dec. 31, at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach are a number of baby sea dragons born at the aquarium. Also on display is the Lorikeet Forest, a walkthrough aviary filled with colorful lorikeets. The displays have been added to the other exhibits such as the jellyfish, seals, sea lions, otters and colorful fish. Information: (562) 590-1300 or


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