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Thanksgiving Weekend

5th Annual Turkey Trot Los Angeles 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Los Angeles, presented by UAE-USA United, returns to DTLA on Thanksgiving morning and raises money for those in need through The Midnight Mission. Angelenos ages two and up are invited to exercise before the big feast with the 5K and 10K Run/Walk courses and half-mile Widdle Wobble for the kids ages 2-12. Come dressed in Thanksgiving costumes of turkeys, pilgrims and pies! The kid zone with face-painting, potato sack races and...

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Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair Over 200 artisans will fill Pasadena’s Central Park with handmade items for the third year.This year’s fair will feature a unique, curated shopping experience with 200+ trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This free to enter event will also include local food and DIY art-focused workshops for all ages. Get your holiday shopping done early this year and join Jackalope Pasadena to shop handmade and support local this holiday season. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; Central Park, 275 S...

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Lost at Sea Launches Sunday Night Prix-Fixe Menu This month, Pasadena’s modern seafood restaurant launches a three-course Sunday night prix-fixe menu featuring classics and seasonal favorites from the dinner menu. Current offerings include: Early Fall Salad with apple, pomegranate, mustard frill, pistachio, pecorino, and golden balsamic; Tomato + Mushroom Soup with crème fraiche, crouton, and lobster broth; NZ King Salmon with zucchini, tomato, squash, and salsa amarilla; and Barramundi with delicata squash, kale, dandelion greens, tarragon fumet, prosciutto. $35; Sundays, 5:30 pm-close; 57 E. Holly...

Brunching at Viviane

Viviane, located in the gorgeous Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills now offers brunch in the most perfect chic and mid-century modern California setting from 7 am-3 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Viviane features a California interpretation of classic European and American cuisine and their indoor/outdoor space was designed by Kelly Wearstler. The sleek vintage oasis has authentic 1950s-60s collection of vintage furniture and the space is the perfect respite from Los Angeles’ busy lifestyle. My friend, who was visiting from Florida, and I headed to Viviane for Sunday brunch...

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3rd Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival Ahoy Matey! The 3rd annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival returns this October, celebrating National Seafood Month on the historic Santa Monica Pier! Sample tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs from The Lobster, FIG, Herringbone, BOA and more. Benefiting Surfrider Foundation, Off the Hook will feature live bands, spirits sampling, desserts, games and more, and also raises awareness for the Sustainable Seafood Movement. $40, $70/VIP; Saturday, 3-7 pm; Santa Monica Pier Savor the Taste...