Pop Art:

Back to the '60s. The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is opening a new exhibit called "Pop Culture!" about the Pop Art movement that started in England in the 1950s and moved across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S. in the 1960s. The exhibition, which includes examples of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by some of America's top artists of the time, opens Nov. 16 and runs to Feb. 11. Information: (626) 449-6840 or www.nortonsimon.org.

Japanese Art:

A retrospective of the enigmatic paintings, prints and drawings of Japanese-American artist Hideo Date the artist's first solo exhibition since the 1950s is featured at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles until April 7. Information: (213) 625-0414 or www.janm.org.

Wilshire Bound:

Direct from Broadway, the Tony-Award winning production of "Copenhagen" will be playing at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills from Nov. 20 to Jan. 6 as it begins its national tour. Michael Blakemore, who received a Tony for best director, will also direct the work at the Wilshire. Information: (213) 365-3500 or www.taperahmanson.com.

Latino Beat:

Lila Downs will be appearing at the Conga Room on Nov. 16. Downs, born in Mexico, grew up in Minnesota and started singing mariachi songs when she was eight. When she turned 14, she started voice lessons in Los Angeles, studied in Oaxaca at the School of Bellas Artes, then returned to Minnesota to study at the University of Minnesota. She performs her own compositions and also taps into the vast reservoir of native Meso-American music, by singing songs in the Indian languages of Mexico. Information: (323) 938-1696 or www.congaroom.com.


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