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Get Out: LobsterFest, Fallen Fruit Art Talk, Sushi Masters, Viva Mexico!

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LobsterFest 2009
The Port of Los Angeles LobsterFest wraps up today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ports O'Call Village (1190 Nagoya Way, San Pedro). Your $9 admission gets you into the fest itself, which includes live music and entertainment, shopping opportunities, street performances and kids activities, and lobster meals are $17.

LACE Salon Series Event with Fallen Fruit: Banana Meditation & Artists Talk
Fallen Fruit members David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young discuss the research behind United Fruit along with their ongoing project, The Colonial History of Fruit. The collective talk about the focus of their work with the locals and the way this initiative combines the particular history with the global reality of fruit. The salon will begin at noon with a meditation leading participants through a range of concepts related to the banana, followed by a discussion at 1pm led by the artists. [More on the Fallen Fruit gallery show on LAist]

Sushi Masters 2009
The JACCC is proud to host the2009 SushiMasters Finals Competition presented by the California Rice Commission. Regional winners from Washington, D.C./Maryland, Florida, and California have come to Los Angeles to compete for this title. The competition will be held in conjunction with the JACCC Food & Sake Festival featuring cuisine from local restaurants, food purveyors and a sushi pavilion as well as a selection of premium sakes and Kirin beer. $60 General Admission; 2:30 p.m. at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre (244 S San Pedro St, Little Tokyo).

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Viva Mexico Festival LA
In celebration of the 199th Anniversary Celebration of Mexican Independence, the Viva Mexico Festival LA aims to introduce and showcase the rich cultural and artistic works unique to Mexico to Los Angeles audiences. Today is the last day of five days of events throughout the city; today's schedule includes a performance by Kinky at the California Plaza (7 p.m.), and two theatre events (3 p.m., RSVP required).

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