A R T & C UL TUR E c a le n d a r HEAD ON Anat Ebgi’s namesake gallery will ceremony. Viola Davis, Diane Warren and Gale Anne Hurd are this year’s guests of honor. 11:30 . Tickets from $175. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 703.461.1920, nwhm.org/ womenmakinghistoryla 9/19–9/20 Nautica Malibu Triathlon Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program. 7 . Registration from $200. 30050 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 818.707.8866, nauticamalibutri.com 9/20–10/31 The Sound of Music 9/21 The Who It’s a race to the finish line as local athletes and celebrities compete in Malibu for a worthy cause. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper is just one of the expected participants, with funds raised benefiting Children’s L.A. is alive with the sound of music when the beloved classic makes its way to the Ahmanson for a limited run. Sing along to “My Favorite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi” while escaping to Austria with the von Trapp family. Tickets from $45. 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.628.2772, centertheatregroup.com Witness music history when the English rockers celebrate on The Who Hits 50! tour with the help of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The Signature VIP Experience is the way to go for floor seats, a pre-show sound check and an exclusive party. 7:30 . Tickets from $49.50, VIP tickets from $199. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 213.742.7100, axs.com 9/26 L.A. Fall Beer Festival SUGAR, BABY A box of trufﬂ es is just 26 | th 9/29 Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala The L.A. Phil celebrates opening night with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela during this glittering benefit. Walk the red carpet and enjoy an exclusive reception, premium seating and a night of dinner and dancing when you go VIP. 7 . Tickets from $108, VIP Patron Packages from $1,000. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.3051, laphil.com What inspired you to start this program? e percentage of women on commercial U.S. gallery rosters lingers around 30 percent. We decided to schedule a year of all-women shows to balance this dynamic and override notions of the malecentric nature of artistic production. What can we look forward to in the upcoming months? Jen DeNike opens her solo show, If She Hollers, in November, consisting of a video installation and new photography. In March, we will present work by Samantha omas, who will have her rst solo show in L.A. since LAXART in 2013. 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.838.2770, anatebgi.com Tell us about the ﬁ rst show, Catﬁ sh . e idea is centered 10 0 A N G EL EN O S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 Lo o k i n g f o r m o r e ? C h e c k o u t m od er n lu x u r y . c o m / a ng e l en o ANAT EBGI PHOTO BY MICHAEL UNDERWOOD; LOS ANGELES CHOCOLATE SALON PHOTO BY MARCO SANCHEZ At this sugarcoated festival for sweet tooths of all ages, sample treats from more than 30 premium chocolatiers and dessert artisans while discovering new ways to prepare the indulgent confections. When you’re not nibbling, take in one of the chef talks and cooking demonstrations. 11 AM -5 PM . Tickets from $25. Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, lachocolatesalon.com LOS ANGELES CHOCOLATE SALON Raise a glass and sip through more than 200 beer varieties during this annual bash. VIPs can arrive an hour early. Noon-4 . Tickets from $40, VIP tickets from $50. Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. Fifth St., Ste. T-110, L.A., 310.902.6955, drinkeatplay.com When curator Anat Ebgi opened her eponymous gallery in 2012, it was quickly established as one of the city’s most forward-thinking. Beginning this month she will showcase a year of exhibitions featuring work exclusively by female artists in the hopes of balancing a long-standing art-world inequity. – Marieke Treilhard What prompted your decision to open an L.A. space? ere is a GIRL POWER sense of freedom here; you can fail and then reinvent yourself. When I moved to L.A, I felt like I was part of a wave seeking refuge after the nancial collapse. We wanted to develop a more organic approach to working in the arts. around a ‘cat sh,’ or a person who takes a fake identity on social media to pretend to be someone else. e featured artists, Petra Cortright, Kate Steciw, Letha Wilson and Margo Wolowiec, all work with existing imagery that is processed, manipulated and re-contextualized.