Cultivate L.A.: On Sept. 17, Angeleno chefs come together for United Friends of the Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children. Food from local chefs Suzanne Goin of Tavern, AOC and Lucques, Michael McCarty of Michael's, Roy Choi of A-Frame and Brendan Collins of Waterloo & City, among others, will be served in the garden of a historic Bel-Air home (address announced upon ticket purchase) in addition to wine pourings by Chateau Montelena Winery and Robert Mondavi. Tickets from $175. Unitedfriends.org.
A slice of pie: LACMA is hosting the third annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest on Sunday, Sept. 18. Celebrate pie all day at the museum's central L.A. grounds with a pie contest (contestants include home cooks and professionals), an "inedible" pie-making workshop, an apron fashion show and tours of the museum's galleries. Enter the contest for $10 or just eat a slice or two provided by Patina. The event is free with general admission. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., (323) 857-6000, lacma.org.
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