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Get Out: BAM Fest, LACMA for Free, Oktoberfest, Irish Films, Evening Hike

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BAM Fest: Beer, Art and Music Festival.
BAM Fest is Santa Monica's "hoppiest" celebration of locally produced art, music and Craft Beers. On hand today: 20+ Craft Breweries, 4 Live Bands, 3 Galleries Exhibitions, Open Artist Studios, Gourmet Food Trucks, Cabot cheese samples, complimentary Bike Valet and more. Tickets available today at the door. 1-6 p.m. $35. @1639 18th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Free Community Weekend at LACMA
LACMA is so excited about the new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion that they are open this weekend for free. Today you can also check out live Latin Music by Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble, Angel Lebron y Su Sabor Latio and Quetzal in Hancock Park (noon) in addition to roaming the galleries of the museum. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oktoberfest in Montrose
Montrose's Oktoberfest is one of the best in the region, thanks to family-friendly fun that fills up Honolulu Avenue, along with the live music, contests, rides, and food, food, food. Free admission. Noon to 11 p.m. 2200-2400 Block of Honolulu Ave, Montrose.

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Los Angeles Irish Film Festival
LAIFF "celebrates the Irish passion for storytelling, a tradition that started around the hearth of every Irish household and has found its way onto the world stage through the medium of film. Coupled with the treasures of Ireland’s moviemaking past, LAIFF presents modern works as diverse as they are unique, creating a cinematic barometer for the cultural climate of Ireland in 2010." Two screening sessions are on the schedule today: A SHINE OF RAINBOWS is "a delightful, family-friendly tale of a young orphan’s voyage to an enchanting island" (4PM) and a double feature of CUP CAKE, "a quirky comedy about an introverted 20-something inheriting his family’s cupcake shop" and THE YELLOW BITTERN, "a fascinating documentary about Irish folk-singer Liam Clancy" (7:30 PM). Aero Theatre, Santa Monica.

King Gillette Ranch Hike: The Mighty Oak
A 5 p.m. easy hike at King Gillette Ranch focuses on the keystone species in our state's ecosystem, the mighty Oak tree. "A master of survival, home and food for many, and extraordinarily beautiful, the oak tree is a California icon." Hike is free, parking is $7. Meet in the parking lot to the left of the bridge. For program information call 818-878-0866 x228

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