Get Out: Judy Chicago, Craft Beer & Dudamel
FEMINISM: Judy Chicago will be at the Rose Hills Theater at Pomona College having "A Conversation with Her Younger Self" at 3 p.m. today. Chicago will be reenacting a feminist lecture that she originally gave at Pomona College in 1970 — and then adding an updated response. This is part of the Pomona College Museum of Art's exhibition "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973." Chicago will also present A Butterfly for Pomona, a new pyrotechnic performance based on her Atmosphere performances of the early 1970s, on January 21, 2012. If you miss her today, Chicago's work will be on view until November 6 in "Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona." For more information, visit Pomona's website.
CRAFT BEER: The 18th Street Arts Center is bringing its Craft Beer Festival, BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival) to Santa Monica today. BAM Fest is a celebration of locally produced art, music and California craft beers from 20 breweries. There will be art, live music and food trucks, natch. The cost is $40 at the door, which gets you a BAM Fest logo tasting glass and unlimited sampling. The event goes from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The 18th Street Arts Center is located at 1639 18th Street. For more info, visit the website.
CLASSICAL: Gustavo Dudamel is returning to L.A. Phil for his first live performance for the 2011-12 season. (And if you're not in LA, you can actually see Dudamel in theaters around the country). The concert begins at 2 p.m. today. Dudamel will be conductor and host. He will conduct Mendelssohn, including the Hebrides Overture and the "Scottish" Symphony. For more information, visit the L.A. Phil's website.
MOLE: Mole fans (that's everyone, right?) should check out the ‘La Feria de Los Moles’ (The Mole Fair) at the historic La Placita Olvera. The Mexican region of Puebla will face off against Oaxaca once again for the 4th annual contest from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Olvera Street. The fair is free and food will be available at a reasonable price. For more information, visit the event's web site.