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There's a fashion lecture and cocktail reception at LACMA tonight with Sex and the City's costumer. / Chinatown photo by ~db~ via LAist's flickr pool.

FASHION*
You can’t escape Sex and the City. It just happens – even at LACMA. The museum's “Costume Council” is hosting and lecture and reception with SATC’s costume designer Patricia Field. Her other big and small screen work can be seen in The Devil Wears Prada and Ugly Betty. Tonight she’ll be interviewed by LA Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore, followed by a cosmopolitan cocktail reception and hors d’ oeuvres. The ticket price is considered a donation to the museum.

7 pm // Bing Theatre @ LACMA // 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $50 at the door.

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FILM
AFI at the ArcLight presents Warren Beatty and Julie Christie in Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller. A gambler and a madame join forces to open the best little whorehouse in town. Their venture is a success – maybe a little too much after a mining company offers to buy the out. The film’s music was composed by Leonard Cohen.

7:30 pm // ArcLight – Sherman Oaks // 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks // $11.50.

TALK
The LA Public Library's ALOUD series focuses on food tonight in its "All You Can Eat" screening and panel discussion. Filmmaker Lisa Brenneis, Monterey Market owner Bill Fujimoto and author Paul Roberts - with moderator Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food -- will discuss innovations and solutions to America's highly industrialized food system.

7 pm // Los Angeles Central Public Library // 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles // Free, but standby tickets only.

TALK 2
David Sirota, political journalist and author of THE UPRISING: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington, will be speaking in the courtyard at Brave New Films tonight. (It will be canceled if it rains.) Space is limited, so please RSVP only if you will attend.

6 pm // Brave New Films // 10510 Culver Blvd., Culver City // Free, but RSVP required