10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend, 3/11

Ludo Lefebvre serves up the goods at All-Star Chef Classic while the casts of <em>Empire</em>, <em>Scream Queens</em>, and more head to PaleyFest
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CONFAB: DEBATE DEBATE
Make America funny again! As if the race for the White House wasn’t entertaining enough, catch the Republican debate watching party with comedians Jonah Ray, Moshe Kasher, Jena Friedman, Lucas Bros and Rob Fee. More information (March 10, The Theatre at Ace Hotel)

FOOD: All-Star Chef Classic
Ludo Lefebvre, José Andrés, Sang Yoon, and other standouts serve up morsels that make the case for Los Angeles as culinary capital. More information (March 9-12, LA LIVE) 

CONFAB: Flavorpill Presents: Lunch Break, Made Extraordinary by Perrier One-Hour
There’s a whole world outside your cubicle. Get out of the office and onto the dance floor at Perrier’s midday dance party. Catch a performance from Autograf and grab a signature cocktail and bagged lunch to take back to the office. More information (March 11, The Beslasco Theatre)

TELEVISION: PaleyFest
The yearly homage to all things TV kicks off with events that feature the casts of Empire, Black-ish, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Scream Queens. Expect first-run screenings as well as gala affairs. More information (March 11-20, Paley Center for Media)

ART: ArtNight Pasadena
Eighteen museums and cultural institutions will offer free admission in honor of ArtNight Pasadena. The  Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Kidspace Children’s Museum, and others will all open their doors for the event. More information (March 11, Pasadena)

CONFAB: Holi Festival of Colors
At this ancient Hindu festival, participants express their love by throwing colored powder at one another. Squirt guns will be supplied to wash away the kaleidoscopic layers. More information (March 12, Excelsior High School)

MUSIC: Re-PETE 2016: The Songs and Spirit of Pete Seeger
Join a tribute to the late folk musician, who devoted his life to social activism. The sing-along should resound through the oaks of Topanga Canyon. More information (March 12, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum)

ART: Unlimited Gala Charity Art Auction
Bid on works created by Los Angeles County’s up and coming young artists. A jury composed of local art school and museum representatives will select 75 works for the auction. Auction proceeds will benefit two local charities that support youth mental health: Teen-Line and Free Arts. More information (March 12, Bonhams & Butterfields Auction Gallery)

MUSIC:Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged
Equal parts bedazzled shaman, searing social critic, radical angel, and Elizabethan fool, critics rave Taylor Mac “doesn’t just defy categorization; he makes the categories themselves seem irrelevant.”  More information (March 12, Royce Hall)

CONFAB: Eighth Annual Iranian New Year Festival
LACMA hosts their eighth annual Nowruz festival in anticipation of the holiday, which falls on March 21. Celebrate the arrival of spring with live performances from Middle Eastern music groups, a traditional Iranian parade, and more. More information (March 13, LACMA)

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