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SCORE
The Affordable Art Fair
What:
The celebrated fair makes its West Coast debut with works starting at $100, local and international exhibitors, printmaking workshops, and a slew of discussions for seasoned collectors and novices alike.
Why: It’s time to upgrade your college dorm room posters.
When: Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1005 Chick Hearn Ct., Downtown.

SEE
Pacific Standard Time Festival
What:
Eleven days of gratis performances and large-scale installations inspired by artists working in L.A. between 1945 and 1980. Don’t miss a performance of Judy Chicago’s Disappearing Environments (it involves 25 tons of dry ice and an airplane hangar).
Why:
Nightly after-parties produced by Liz Glynn with surprise performances and booze-fueled art talk in Hollywood.
When:
Thru Jan. 29. See the full schedule online at pacificstandardtimefestival.org.
Where:
Various locations across L.A.

LISTEN
The Mahler Project
What:
Along with two orchestras, Dudamel conducts Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies in three weeks to honor the 100th anniversary of the legendary Austrian composer’s death.
Why: Early birds catch the gratis preconcert talk with leading Mahler scholars.
When: Thru Feb. 5. See the schedule online at laphil.com.
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., b/t W. First & Second Sts., Downtown (323-850-2000); Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., b/t S. Figueroa & S. Hoover Sts. (213-748-5116). Tickets ($30-$170) online at ticketmaster.com.

SIP
Cafe Livre’s Tea and Coffee Garden
What:
Sample exotic tea flights, tea-infused nibbles (smoked duck rillettes, almond cigars), and Asian-inspired sandwiches and salads at Farid Zadi’s new French fusion cafe.
Why: Get schooled in the art of tea parties at Saturday’s grand opening, noon-6 p.m.
When: Opens Sat. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 9626 Venice Blvd., b/t Watseka & Cardiff Aves., Culver City (310-842-9078).

LEARN
Meat 101 at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
What:
Sink your teeth into the downtown steakhouse’s delectable monthly meat classes, where you’ll taste and learn about different cuts while sipping on a perfectly paired beer, wine, or whiskey.
Why: Get wild this week with a crash course in game birds (partridge, pheasant, squab).
When: Thru Nov. 16. Starts Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: 330 S. Hope St., b/t W. Third & W. Fourth Sts., Downtown. For tickets ($40-$60), call 213-680-0330.

Art: Johnny Taylor, Eleven Cassettes / Courtesy of Affordable Art Fair

LOCATIONS
Cafe Livre
9626 Venice Blvd
bt Watseka & Cardiff Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90232
310-842-9078
Nick and Stef's Steakhouse
330 S Hope St
bt W 3rd & W 4th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-680-0330
The Affordable Art Fair
1005 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Shrine Auditorium
665 W Jefferson Blvd
bt S Figueroa & S Hoover Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-748-5116
111 S Grand Ave
bt W 1st & W 2nd Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-850-2000
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