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Weekend

11/01/2013

Dia de Los Muertos
The Hollywood Forever Cemetary is the perfect place to celebrate the dead. Dress in your most festive, dead apparel and spend the day taking in beautiful, extravagant alters, eating delicious foods, and enjoyign live entertainment. If you can, cab it here. It gets packed and parking is scarce. $15; Saturday, noon-midnight; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

Downtown Día de los Muertos at Grand Park
Celebrate in the beautiful 80-degree Los Angeles weather. This day in the park includes food trucks, cocktails, and a DJ booth. You celebrate the dead the right way. Saturday, 3-11 pm; 200 N Grand Ave.

Wasteland Studio City Parking Lot Sale
Wasteland will be holding another killer parking lot sale at their Studio City store location on Sunday, November 3rd from 12pm to 5pm! Both men and women’s clothing from brands including UNIF, One Teaspoon, Something Else, MINKPINK, BB Dakota, Commune, Cheap Monday, and Shades of Grey will all be for sale for $5, $10, $25, or $40! Sunday, 12-5 
pm; 12144 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

Hollywood Pies is Back
Hollywood Pies closed this month, but wipe your tears because they are back as of Friday. So, order up your pie with house made ricotta, whole-milk mozzarella and Italian sausage. Friday, 4 pm, 6116 1/2 W Pico Blvd., 323.337.3212

Get Crafty At L.A. Salt
This first-time craft fair will have work by artists, jewelers, and craftsmen. Everything is affordable, handmade and there will be artisan munchies too. Sunday, 12-5 pm; Pehrspace, 325 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, 90039

James Franco Screening
James Franco is screening his new biopic about Rebel Without a Cause actor Sal Mineo. Plus, he’ll be there after for a Q&A session. $15; Friday & Saturday, 7:30 and 10 pm; Sundance Cinemas, 8000 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 323.654.2217

Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood
Curated by the Hammer Museum, the month-long pop-up has amazing finds by Los Angeles-based artisans. Participants include Iko Iko, Homeboy Industries, Unique LA, Heather Levine Ceramics and Iron Curtain Press. Plus, the opening event is this Friday, at Empty Storefront (1028 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles CA, 90024) from 5-8 pm. Free; November 1-November 24; See multiple locations here

“Stache Bash” at Del Frisco’s Grille
Kick off Movember with free shaves from West Hollywood’s Richie the Barber, a raffle, mustache trivia, tons of cool prizes, rides from LYFT and more. They are raising awareness about men’s health issues at their exclusive Moustache MENu, featuring items like the Philly Fuzz, Food Man Chew and MO-shroom Flatbreads, as well as Lip Tickler and Stiff Upper Lip specialty cocktails. Following the kick-off party, Del Frisco’s Grille will continue its Movember celebrations with “Moustache Mondays,” offering free appetizers to those with mustaches, or wearing mustache apparel on Mondays. Friday, 3-7 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave., Suite 105, Santa Monica; 310.395.7333

Cinco
Westchester’s new spot is getting down with its Oaxacan roots and celebrating Dia de Los Muertos. In addition to drink specials, the festivities includes traditional mole negro plates, an altar that will be up all week, and a live Mariachi Band on Saturday afternoon from 3-6 pm. Friday & Saturday; 7241 W Manchester Ave.; 310.910.0895

Garde
This home decor spot is having their first annual warehouse sale. Get 50-70% off textiles, jewelry ,and home furnishings. Expect Danish home goods by tineK Home (Garde is the only US retailer that carries them), vintage Moroccan rugs, NewbarK leather accessories, stemware from Michael Anastassiades and Ilse Crawford, and candles by Herve Gambs Paris. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm, Garde annex, 7418 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

This Wines of South Africa
Join Wines of South Africa for an Authentic South African Braai (BBQ) with special guest Chef Hugo Uys, along with a South African Wine tasting and a live performance from artist Xander Ferreira. $20; Sunday, 2-5 pm; Raleigh Studios, Bronson Gate, 650 N. Bronson, Los Angeles, CA 90004

a de Los Muertos Autumn Feast
Gourmet chef Anne Lee is cooking up tons of vegan dishes like smoky sweet corn soup and guacamole with plantain crisps. This pop-up dinner, which celebrates Mexico’s spookiest holiday, has a secret location that is given with your resy. S$50/person, $25/wine tastin; Saturday, 7 pm; RSVP@CastleGourmetDining.com

The Taste of Venice
Sample dishes from fourteen restaurants and bars (BarnyardThe Tasting KitchenThe Otheroom and Local 1205). The event supports Inside Out Community Arts. $65-110; Sunday, VIP reception: 3-4:30 pm; tasting tour: 4:30-6:30 pm; Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice; 310.397.8820 ext. 112

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Dirty Girl is the nation’s largest women’s-only mud run. It’s a non-competitive muddy obstacle course that’s open to women of all ages and athletic abilities. Cancer survivors run all Dirty Girl events for free, and Dirty Girl is giving $250,000 to breast cancer charity Bright Pink. So, get down and dirty for a good cause! Check out the segment on the Today Showhere. Register here and use promo code DGLA for 20% off now! 3840 Crown Valley Rd., Acton, 93510

Southern Girl Desserts
Get new seasonal pies including Pumpkin, Egg Nog, Chess Pie, German Chocolate Pie, and Sin Pie (a creamy pecan custard baked in a buttery crust), as well as bite size Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pies. To put a twist on the Chicken and Waffle cupcake which Southern Girl Desserts won Food Network’s “Cupcake War’s” for, they created a Thanksgiving Cupcake with cornbread, shredded turkey, and cranberry sauce on top. There’s also Sweet Potato or Apple Caramel Bundt Cakes or the Lazy Peach Cobbler. Sugar free? Southern Girl Desserts has single servings of Peach Cobbler, Butter Pound Cake, and Red Velvet Bundt Cake. In addition, get to Southern Girl Desserts for a preview of these holiday items at a discounted prices this Sunday, 4 -6 pm. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Vampires in Pop Culture and Myth
Actress/Producer/Director Juliet Landau will be hosting a panel presented by FEARnet.com at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. Guests on the panel include: Juliet Landau – Moderator (Buffy, Angel, Ed Wood); David Greenwalt (Co-creator: Angel, Co-creator: Grimm); Jim Kouf (Co-creator: Grimm, Consulting Producer: Angel); Mariana Klaveno (Lorena on True Blood, Devious Maids); David J (Musician: Bauhaus, Love and Rockets); Gavin Hignight (FEARnet. com); and Georges Jeanty (Comic Book Artist: Buffy Season 8 & 9, Joker’s Daughter). Topics range from vampires in pop culture to vampire myths/legends and the powerful hold they have over our society. Tickets; Friday, 7 pm; Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, Los Angles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 303AB

Contemporary Crafts Market
Shop for handmade works of art, jewelry, furnishings, textiles, home decor, silver, glass and more from more than 200 artisans. The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for artisans for the last 28 years. $8, children 12 and under free; Friday-Sunday; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St., Pasadena, 310.285.3655

By Whitney

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