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Sunday, October 5

Kids in the Courtyard: Pie Day

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

1:00pm

In conjunction with KCRW’s 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler, make your own mini pie; take a thirty-minute, food-themed tour of Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives; and create a kitchen accessory. Tours will commence at 1:15 pm, 2:00 pm, and 2:45 pm; sign up for a time slot in the Fowler lobby.

 

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6TH ANNUAL GOOD FOOD PIE CONTEST

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

2:00pm

Join KCRW for the 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. The celebrated event returns this year on Sunday, October 5th to Wilson Plaza, adjacent to the Fowler Museum at UCLA. For the sixth year in a row, home cooks and professionals alike will be judged by some of LA's best chefs and food writers. Enter a pie, cheer on the competitors, visit the Fowler galleries, or just come by and enjoy a slice. Good Food's Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie festivities which will include music provided by KCRW DJ Anne Litt, pie tasting, food trucks, kids activities and more!

Not a baker? Come by and cheer on the contestants, tour the galleries, participate in family day activities and of course, taste some pie.

12 noon Fowler Museum Galleries open (until 5pm)
1-4pm Kids in the Courtyard at the Fowler Museum
2pm Pie Tasting Begins
3:30pm Winners Announced

The event is free and open to the public.

For pie tasting, guests are asked to find the KCRW Welcome Table at Wilson Plaza. Tickets are limited based on the number of entries and will be given to guests on a first come, first served basis. Pie tasting begins at 2pm, but the line forms early, so arrive in advance to secure your pie tasting ticket.

The Fowler Museum is hosting a special Kids in the Courtyard event from 1 to 4pm. Kids can make their own mini pie, take a food-themed tour of Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives, and create a kitchen accessory. The museum galleries are open from noon to 5pm on the day of the contest. Entry to the museum and the Kids in the Courtyard event is free.

The lawns surrounding the Fowler Museum are ideal for picnics. Bring a blanket and grab food from the food trucks on site or any of the campus eateries close by. 

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Talk: African Cosmos: Stellar Arts with Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

In this richly illustrated lecture, Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, curator of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, presents the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts. Drawing on a stunning array of arts and artists, Kreamer considers how the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars—and phenomena such as lightning and rainbows—serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of art in Africa from ancient times to the present. Far from abstract removed concepts, African notions of the universe are intensely personal and place human beings in relationship with earth, sky, and the heavenly bodies.

 

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer is deputy director and chief curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art.

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Pianist Nadia Shpachenko

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs Sergei Prokofiev: 10 Pieces for Piano, op. 12, and Alexander Scriabin: Sonata no. 9, op. 68, additional works to be announced.

 

Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist . . . spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of techinque,” pianist Nadia Shpachenko has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in major venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. She has given world and national premieres of dozens of works by composers such as Elliott Carter, Henry Cowell, George Crumb, Tom Flaherty, Yury Ishchenko, Leon Kirchner, Dave Kopplin, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, Peter Yates, and others. She has recently collaborated with such renowned artists as Emanuel Borok, Martin Chalifour, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Maia Jasper, David Korenvaar, Genevieve Lee, Julie Landsman, Ronald Leonard, Jerome Lowenthal, Victor Rosenbaum, Marek Szpakiewicz, and the Biava String Quartet. Dr. Shpachenko is currently associate professor of music at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; adjunct professor of music at the Claremont Graduate University; and piano faculty at the Montecito International Music Festival. In addition, she has recently served as faculty at numerous other music schools and festivals. Winner of many international piano competitions, Dr. Shpachenko frequently gives master classes in conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. She completed her doctor of musical arts and master of music degrees at the University of Southern California, where she was awarded the title of outstanding graduate.

 

 

 

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Monday, October 6

Clone of Story Time in the Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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