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Get Out: Best Baristas, Dancing About Water, Horses, Art

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Today is day two of a three-day even showcasing the best in barista-ship. It's the 2009 Western Regional Barista Competition, hosted by Intelligentsia Coffee and taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at at 453 S. Spring St. Says EatingLA: There's free coffee, and a chance to watch espresso-pulling competitors from Intelligentsia, Cafe Luxxe, Lamill, Redrock, Ritual, Groundworks and more. United States barista champion Kyle Glanville of Silver Lake's own Intelligentsia is one of the emcees."

Intersection Dance Project will be performing at an event tonight called La Mer, which is inspired by water and preservation. Produced and directed by Los Angeles choreographer Sher Borrell, the evening includes dance, music, video, spoken word and photography. It's at the Electric Lodge in Venice at 8 p.m.; tickets are $20 and available online.