Good Food Pie Contest
What: Sponsored by LACMA and KCRW, the fest hosts contests for home cooks and professional chefs, slices for those just looking to satisfy their sweet tooths, and even an apron fashion show.
Why: Burn some calories at the pie-making workshop and pie-centric gallery tour.
When: Sun., 12:30-4 p.m.
Where: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., at S. Spaulding Ave., Beverly Hills (323-857-6000). Event is free; general admission for galleries and tours, $10-$15.
City Tavern and Ladyface Ale Companie End-0f-Summer Picnic
What: A four-course, picnic-themed menu (think tri-tip sandwiches, duck confit, spiked watermelon) paired with locally brewed European-style craft beers, all for $46.
Why: Call the restaurant (310-838-9739) to reserve one of six seats saved for DailyCandy readers.
When: Tonight. Accepting 7-7:30 p.m. reservations.
Where: 9739 Culver Blvd., b/t Duquesne Ave. & Lafayette Pl., Culver City.
The Festival of (In)Appropriation
What: Filmforum showcases shorts that repurpose existing footage and photos into entirely new films.
Why: Entries range from vintage Lucky Strike commercials mashed up with footage of atomic bomb tests to an experimental documentary about the Portuguese decolonization of Mozambique.
When: Sun., 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., b/t Las Palmas Ave. & McCadden Pl., Hollywood. Info at 213-386-8482. Tickets ($6-$10) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Nautica Malibu Triathlon
What: Head to Zuma Beach to cheer on motivated do-gooders while telling yourself you’ll do it next year (for real this time).
Why: Proceeds benefit cancer research at The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
When: Sun., 7:15-10:30 a.m.
Where: 30650 Pacific Coast Hwy., b/t Trancas Canyon Rd. & Guernsey Ave., Malibu.
GO (and STAY)
What: The iconic Lautner-designed Desert Hot Springs Motel has been transformed into a four-suite, midcentury modern paradise packed with contemporary luxuries (Frette linens, L’Occitane bath products, private gardens).
Why: Get your R&R fix in one of Lautner’s only public properties for a mere $200-$250 per night.
When: Opens today.
Where: 67710 San Antonio St., at Yerxa Rd., Desert Hot Springs.
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