4pm: Charity Event
The nationwide anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength is the sponsor of the 10th annual “Taste of the Nation,” a fund-raiser featuring food and drink from more than 60 of L.A.'s top chefs, restaurants, wineries and beverage companies. Participating restaurants include Border Grill, Boxer, Granita, Tommy Tang’s, 72 Market Street, Mortons, Rix and others. An added attraction this year is a Kidz Zone with strolling characters, magicians and cooking demonstrations, as well as kid-friendly eats from Fred 62, Marvel Mania, Cool Planet and more. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength hunger relief organizations across the country.
* Share Our Strength’s 10th annual “Taste of the Nation,” Los Angeles County Music Center on the Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave. 4-7 p.m. Advance tickets: $20 for children; $65 for adults. $75 at door. (213) 848-5100.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 131st Birthday Bash in Barnsdall Art Park will include music, an amateur photography class, hands-on art and architecture workshops, theater performances, lectures, a birthday cake and tours of Hollyhock House (the first of Wright’s Los Angeles designs, created in 1914).
* Frank Lloyd Wright’s 131st Birthday Bash, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Noon-5 p.m. Art workshops, tours and activities, noon-4 p.m. Reception and cake, 4-5 p.m. Free. Lunch and snacks for sale. (213) 913-4157.
Broadsides, recordings, photographs, posters, musical instruments and other memorabilia provide a musical and visual journey through the 200-year-old tradition of the corrido--a ballad commemorating a poignant moment in time--in “Corridos Sin Fronteras: The Art of a Ballad Tradition in Mexico and the U.S.,” opening Sunday at UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Organized by the Fowler and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, this sound-based exhibition includes recordings of 16 corridos.
* “Corridos Sin Fronteras: The Art of a Ballad Tradition in Mexico and the U.S.” Opening day Family Fiesta, 1-4 p.m.. Museum hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday, noon- 8 p.m. Ends Sept. 7. Free. (310) 825-4361.
All Day: Movies
It isn’t often that a Marx Brothers triple bill pops up on the big screen, so here’s your chance. The New Beverly revival house will screen three of those immortal madcaps’ best: “The Cocoanuts” (1929), the movie debut of Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo; “Monkey Business” (1931), which includes their stunning group parody of Maurice Chevalier; and “Duck Soup” (1933), truly the brothers’ finest hour--a scathing satire on government, war and international diplomacy.
* “The Cocoanuts,” “Monkey Business” and “Duck Soup,” New Beverly, 7165 Beverly Blvd. Sunday-June 9. $2.50-$5. (213) 938-4038.
all day: Festival
Party in one of L.A.'s hippest ‘hoods at the 7th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair. Actor John Hostetter will emcee the event with entertainment from the Marshall High Jazz Band, Chili Charles, Dahle Scott & Trio, Adrienne Jones, Bobby Matos and his Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble, Wanda’s Little Trouble and Debra Ashe. Also on tap: raffles, vendors, games, a petting zoo and food from Yuca’s, Fred 62, Louise’s Trattoria, La Conversation, Farfalla and more.
* Los Feliz Village Street Fair, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hillhurst Avenue between Franklin and Finley avenues. Free. (213) 662-1214.
Ellen Geer directs Shakespeare’s classic of tragic young love, “Romeo and Juliet,” kicking off Theatricum Botanicum’s summer season of outdoor theater in the rustic canyon venue.
* “Romeo and Juliet, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Sundays, 4 p.m. Ends Sept. 20. $12-$17. (310) 455-3723.
FREEBIE: Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, Farmers Market, Los Angeles, 9 a.m. Also Saturday. (213) 933-9211.