While James Joyce's Ulysses has been plagued with typographical errors throughout the years, the only mistake you'll make is if you miss today's fourth annual Bloomsday. Bloomsday, a celebration of the life of James Joyce on the day on which the events of his labyrinthine masterpiece take place for central character Leopold Bloom, is a rowdy, blowsy meditation on the events of Ulysses' “Sirens” segment, in which we see Bloom seduced by the charms of song and barmaid sirens. There'll be a staged reading of this passage by actors Jane Bacon, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Rafter Lee, Johnny O'Callaghan and Zardoz (!) star Bairbre Dowling. If you get there, you'll be encouraged to take part in the gustatory bent of Bloom's “Lestrygonians” episode, which dovetails nicely with the hearty Irish food from Ammo and the Guinness Happy Hour, which ironically lasts all day — but will you? Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd.; Sun., Jun. 16., 2 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu.
Sun., June 16, 2-8 p.m., 2013
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