Top 3 Events: Greek Festival, L.A. Picnic + Good Food Pie Contest
Flickr/jeffreyw Greek-style gyros
15th Annual Los Angeles Greek Festival
There'll be a lineup of your favorite Greek foods at the annual festival, featuring grilled rack of lamb, chicken souvlaki skewers, grilled octopus, gyros, moussaka, spanakopita, Greek wines and homemade pastries. The festival will be co-hosted by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Chrys Chrys of Papa Cristo's is the 2013 honorary Grill Master. Proceeds from the event benefit the cathedral and its community center.
WHAT: 15th annual Los Angeles Greek Festival
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 6, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 7, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8, noon-9 p.m.
WHERE: St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 737-2424.
COST: $5 daily admission
Ray Garcia (FIG), Kris Morningstar (Ray's & Stark Bar) and Vartan Abgaryan (Cliff's Edge) are among the chefs preparing lunch outside for a good cause -- honoring the seniors in our lives. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.
WHAT: L.A. Picnic
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles; (323) 900-8080.
COST: $95 general admission; $150 VIP
Fifth Annual Good Food Pie Contest
KCRW Good Food host and all-around pie expert Evan Kleiman hosts her fifth annual pie contest at LACMA. This year brings seven categories, including fruit, vegan and LACMA Art–inspired.
WHAT: Fifth Annual Good Food Pie Contest
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 857-6000.
COST: Free; tasting tickets given on a first-come, first-served basis.
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1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA