3 Events: Gin class, Getty Villa prix fixe, La Feria de Los Moles
Gin-ology 101: Guest mixologist Russ Sabin will lead a small group of students through a gin tasting at Public School 612 downtown. Learn about the history of the spirit and how to mix it, accompanied by after-school snacks. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. $35 per person for the class, tasting and appetizers. Reservations required. 612 Flower St., Los Angeles, (213) 623-1172, www.publicschool612.com.
Pre-theater prix fixe: Some heirloom tomato salad to go with your Greek tragedy? Getty Villa chef Mayet Cristobal has created a Mediterranean-inspired prix-fixe menu for pre-theater dining to coincide with the museum's presentation of SITI Company's "The Trojan Women (After Euripides)." The three-course dinner is served in the private dining room overlooking the outdoor theater, starts with a local heirloom tomato and burrata salad, followed by a choice of three entrees, and finishes with a coffee-and-dessert course, which can be taken to go. A wine pairing option and wines by the glass are available. So are gourmet boxed dinners, including salads, sandwiches and an artisan cheese, charcuterie and fruit box. Box dinners include a beverage and house-baked dessert. Prix-fixe dinners are $55 ($70 with wine pairing) and are served at 6:15 p.m., before the 8 p.m. curtain time. Advance reservations are required and can be madhttp://www.feriadelosmoles.come at www.getty.edu. Theater seats will be reserved for all prix-fixe dinner guests. "The Trojan Women (After Euripides)," Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, to Oct. 1. Admission, $38 to $42. For more info, (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.
Big bowl o' mole, olé! It's the fourth annual La Feria de los Moles (the theme is Puebla vs. Oaxaca) on Sunday, Oct. 9, at La Placita Olvera on Olvera Street. The all-day event always draws a crowd, with tastings of more than 13 different Mexican moles. Food stands will showcase the variety of dishes featuring mole -- the complex Mexican salsa of chiles, seeds, nuts, spices and more that originated in the collision of indigenous and Spanish cultures, organizers point out. La Feria de Los Moles was founded by the Union of Poblanos En El Exterior, an organization supporting education, health and issues that affect the Latino community in Los Angeles. Entrance is free. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Olvera Street. For more info, see www.feriadelosmoles.com, Twitter/@feriadelosmoles, Facebook/Feria de Los Moles.
-- Betty Hallock
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