Last year, Grand Avenue Festival visitors made downtown L.A. seem almost citylike for a day. And it's happening all over again this year — music, dance, theater, art and food presented by MOCA, the Music Center, L.A. Opera, the Natural History Museum, Grand Performances and other cultural organizations. A sampling: The Dakah Hip-Hop Orchestra; Centre Theatre Group presenting Things That Go Boom: Live Stage Explosion; Spring Revisited with Christian McBride and the Sonus Quartet; an installment of the “ALOUD” discussion series featuring Lisa See and Nina Revoyr on “forgotten histories.”

Sun., Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2008

LA Weekly