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Happening Saturday

March 19, 2011


Culinary Workshop: Biblical Lands Explore the vibrant cultural and culinary tradition of the eastern Mediterranean in a workshop that complements the Getty Villa's current exhibition, "In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in Nineteenth-century Photography." Prepare a meal combining Old and New World ingredients and then share it as it may have been enjoyed by 19th century explorers in the Holy Land. Open to 16 participants. Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $95. (310) 440-7300.

Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show The world may seem pretty dangerous of late, but don't let that deter your inner Magellan from heading to the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show. More than 500 exhibitors will showcase trips that include high-end wine tours and extreme-surfing jaunts as well as a bevy of special guests from the travel industry. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12.

Nowruz Celebrate Nowruz — Persian New Year — with the whole family. The kids can keep busy with hands-on art projects while the adults browse the Nowruz Bazaar for Persian jewelry, hand-painted silk pillows, glassware and books. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. Noon-5 p.m. (323) 937-4230, Ext. 22.

Cherry Blossom Festival Blooming cherry blossoms are celebrated all over the world as harbingers of spring, especially in Japan, where the delicate flowers symbolize the fleeting nature of life. Descanso Gardens welcomes spring and the sakura with a Japanese-themed Cherry Blossom Festival featuring traditional tea ceremonies, cooking demonstrations, horticultural lectures, nature walks, cherry tree sales and bento box lunches. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 adults, $6 students and seniors, $3 children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. (818) 949-4200.


Girl Talk Gregg Gillis' project Girl Talk has long outlived the novelty of his conceit — mashing up 40 years of pop, rap and rock hits into a re-contextualizing blizzard. It works because he's a seriously skilled DJ in that respect, but also because his ear is equally droll and omnivorous toward the joys of hearing Rihanna and Black Sabbath share a tune. Fox Theater Pomona, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. 8 p.m. $25.

Devo Now that lead guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh's hand is all healed, the cult legends Devo are back on tour, ready to whip their die-hard fans into a frenzy once again. Opening for them is the indie electronic quartet the Octopus Project. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. 8 p.m. $35.


Grand Theft Audio The irreverent hosts of the popular Internet radio program "Grand Theft Audio" take their act from the studio to the stage with an all-star live installment of their show. Special laugh-inducing guests include six-time "Tonight Show" comic Sean Cullen, as well as Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Ian Roberts, Comedy Central star J. Chris Newberg, the Comedy Store's Rus Gutin and more. Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $8. (323) 851-7223.

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