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Pinatas: a Lecture
What: A talk (history, process, materials) and live demo led by enthusiast Sarah Bay Williams will make you an aficionado.
Why: Visions of papier-mâché creatures filled with candy dancing in your head.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., at W. Sunset Blvd., ste. d, Echo Park (213-483-8761).
Alicia Jo Rabins
What: Front woman for the Brooklyn-based outfit Girls in Trouble goes solo out West.
Why: A never-before-heard mix of violin looping and poetry will have you feeling plucky.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., at Roselake Ave., Echo Park (213-389-3856).
Lunch at Hatfield’s
What: The chic Melrose eatery now serves the bourgie foodie lunch crowd, featuring three-course, prix fixe meals along with a delectable selection of lighter lunches and gourmet salads.
Why: The lobster club on toasted brioche. ’Nuff said.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where: 6703 Melrose Ave., at N. Citrus Ave., Hollywood (323-935-2977).
Gen Art L.A. Fashion Alumni Celebration
What: There’s no better way to kick off smashion week than at this stylist shindig honoring some of L.A.’s top designers, including Eduardo Lucero, Katy Rodriguez, and Project Runway’s Jeffrey Sebelia.
Why: Free vino, gift bags, and some hot jams.
When: Tues., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., at N. Orange Dr., Hollywood (323-466-7000).
Maria Callas: a Woman, a Voice, a Myth
What: Peruse the possessions of the late great opera singer, including her extravagant stage costumes and jaw-dropping jewels, in this new exhibit.
Why: Puts the diva in divine.
When: Opens Tues. Thru Apr. 23. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Ave., at Weyburn Ave., Westwood (310-443-3250).
Photo: Paul Sapiano / Flickr