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Happening Saturday

October 15, 2011

ART

L.A. Xicano Under the umbrella project "L.A. Xicano," the new exhibition "Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation" is one of five interrelated exhibitions organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the Autry, the Fowler Museum at UCLA and LACMA. Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative, the exhibition brings together 100 rarely seen paintings and sculptures from 1945-65 by artists Hernando Villa (1881-1952), Alberto Vald├ęs (1918-98), Domingo Ulloa (1919-97), Roberto Chavez (1932-), Dora de Larios (1933-) and Eduardo Carrillo (1937-97). The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. (323) 667-2000. http://www.theautry.org.

MUSIC

Lord of the Rings In Concert Ready your best cape and Hobbit-feet for this orchestral event featuring music from the "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." More than 200 musicians will perform from Howard Shore's Oscar- and Grammy-winning score while the epic film plays behind them. Honda Center, 2695. E. Katella Ave., Anaheim 7:30 p.m. $28.50-$142.50. hondacenter.com.

Igudesman & Joo Violinist Aleksy Igudesman and pianoist Hyung-ki Joo, two serious musicians with a knack for comedy, make their California debut with "A Little Nightmare Music." The Broad Stage, 1310 11 St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. $35-$100. Thebroadstage.com. Also Sun. at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. 2 p.m. $35. Carpenterarts.org.

COMEDY

Tom Green The unpredictable Canadian goofball Tom Green first made a splash stateside with a self-titled comedy show on MTV, then tried his hand at film acting and most recently hosted an Internet talk show from his own living room. Now the L.A.-based comedian is getting back to basics with a stand-up tour. Improv, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. 7 and 9 p.m. Today, 7 p.m. Sun. $22. (949) 854-5455. http://www.improv.com.

BOOKS

Alice Bag The pioneering lead singer of late '70s Hollywood punk band the Bags, Alice Bag, will be reading from her new memoir, "Violence Girl," and performing two songs on acoustic guitar, accompanied by Dionysus Records honcho Lee Joseph on acoustic bass. Dawn Wirth will also be signing her new photo collection, "The Bags: Hollywood Forever." La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. 7-10 p.m. Free. (323) 666-7667. http://www.laluzdejesus.com.

EVENTS

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Crisp fall weather can be fleeting in the Southland, but events like the annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival will put anyone in an autumnal mood. The celebration features a pumpkin patch, live music and entertainment, carnival rides and games, nature shows, contests, crafts and more. Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Today-Sun. $5. (818) 222-5680. http://www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.

Los Angeles Food & Wine The new annual festival featuring top chefs and in-demand restaurants debuts this weekend at L.A. Live (and various locations around the city), featuring more than 100 celebrity chefs who will take part in demos, seminars, lunches, dinners and after-hours events, with tastings from more than 300 wineries. Participants include Wolfgang Puck, Sang Yoon, Nancy Silverton, Tom Colicchio and many more. Locations and times vary. Today through Sunday. Tickets to events range from $50 to $2,000. http://www.lafw.com.

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