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Saturday, October 4

Sunday, October 5

Kids in the Courtyard: Pie Day

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095


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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Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095


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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Monday, October 6

Stephin Merritt presents and signs 101 Two-Letter Words

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069


Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields the Cole Porter of his generation; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker s. Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language.   With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 two-letter words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu).  101 Two-Letter Words is perfect for any language lover or Scrabble player (it may even improve your score!)."

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Joshilyn Jackson discusses and signs Someone Else's Love Story

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


“I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K.”  Shandi Pierce has a lot going on in her busy life. She's a single mom who is raising her brilliant son, Nathan, and finishing college. She's also tasked with trying to mediate the constant fighting between her divorced parents. So when Shandi finds herself in the middle of a convenience store robbery, she already has enough to deal with. But then William Ashe steps in, shielding Shandi and her child from the armed robber, and she falls in love.  William Ashe has his own issues; as he was confronted at gun point, he believed it to be his destiny. William is a talented geneticist who believes in science and numbers, but to him, destiny is about choice. Now, William and Shandi will navigate their destinies, making important choices that will change the course of their lives.

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Thursday, October 9

Friday, October 10

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®


214 S Main St., Historic Downtown Los Angeles, 90012

6:30pm to 2:00pm

From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in ten cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a line-up of local chefs, followed by a one-night-only, collaborative four-course dinner crafted by a Taste America All-Star and a local celebrity chef.

A weekend-long tour, Los Angeles’ Taste America itinerary will kick off on Friday, October 10 at Vibiana with A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception filled with bites and libations from local chefs, including Walter Manzke, République, Los Angeles and Host Chef Neal Fraser, Redbird, Los Angeles. After which, guests will be seated for an unforgettable dinner. The one-of-a-kind four-course meal will be prepared by Taste America All-Star Aarón Sánchez*, Alegre, NYC and Local Star Nancy Silverton* with Matt Molina* and Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza Restaurant Group, Los Angeles.

On Saturday, October 11 a series of free, in-store consumer events will take place at Sur La Table® located at Farmers Market, 6333 West Third Street, #10. Activities of the day will include cooking demos by All-Star Aarón Sánchez, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans; and more. For the full schedule and to RSVP for cooking demos, please visit jbftasteamerica.org/events and select your city.

Oct. 10-11         Los Angeles: All-Star Aarón Sánchez

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Saturday, October 11