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Get Out: Nowruz, Vintage Academy Award-Nominated Short Films & St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

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NOWRUZ: Today LACMA is hosting Nowruz, a day-long celebration of the Iranian New Year, for the fifth year in a row. Celebrate spring's arrival with dance, singing, story-telling, calligraphy (for children) and a display of the traditional table setting known as "Haft Sîn." The events kick off at 11:30 am and last until 7 pm. The events are free with the exception of the performance of “The Dawn of Spring” by Shahin Yousefzamani, which starts at 2 pm and costs $15. For more information, visit LACMA's website.

FILM: UCLA's Festival of Preservation is going on this month, and today the festival is screening some of the Academy Award-nominated shorts of the 1930s and 1940s. Tonight nine shorts will be screened at the Billy Wilder Theater ranging from cartoons to musicals to nature shorts to an "Our Gang" comedy. The screening starts at 7 pm, and for more information, visit UCLA's website.

And if you're still looking for something to do on this fine St. Patrick's Day, check out our round-up of events. Or you can stay home to make a Guinness milkshake, a Black Velvet or Irish coffee and soda bread. But don't forget about all the street closures because of the L.A. Marathon.