L.A. Sriracha Festival
It’s a chef-driven, all-inclusive event that is celebrating the famous hot sauce with Sriracha themed dishes, (even desserts). Local craft beer, cocktails, and sodas will help tame the heat. Some of Los Angeles’ participating chefs include: Wesley Avila from Guerrilla Tacos; Nadav Bashan from Bashan; Neal Fraser from BLDFritzi DogICDC, Redbird at VibianaThe Strand House; Gabe Gordon from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing;  and more. Eagle Rock BreweryBeachwood BBQ & Brewing, and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will be pouring. Josh Goldman (Soigné Group) and Matthew Biancaniello are serving cocktails. Plus, Los Angeles Ale Works has artisan ginger ale (with or without Sriracha!) and Pure Water of Los Angeles is providing beyond-green purified water. A portion of proceeds will directly benefit Food Forward$49/General Admission in advance, $59 at the door, if still available, $80/VIP in advance, $90 at the door (include reserved seating, one-hour early admission from 2-3 pm, and a signed copy of The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook; Sunday from 3-6 pm at LOT 613, 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Rock ’n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon
Get out there and run the rock ‘n’ roll half- or mini-marathon benefiting the ASPCA. Local bands will get yougoing as you run the course in your Halloween costume and head toward the party at the finish line. For a less intense experience, do the one-mile dog walk you can do with your furry friend! Sunday, 7:30 am; L.A. Live, Downtown

Ballaboosta Pop-Up Dinner
Grab a spot at this pop-up dinner by Israeli chef Einat Admony. You’ll be enjoying chicken with pomegranate and walnuts; tangy tabbouleh salad; and herbed meat kebabs with roasted pepper tahini. Sunday, 6-8 pm; Urban Radish, 661 Imperial St., Downtown

South End Brings Brunch
Scarf down bacon-and-fried-egg croissant sandwiches. And then lay like a beached whale, well on the beach. Saturday & Sunday, starting Saturday, 10:30 am-2 pm; 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 424.228.4736

Happy Birthday, National Geographic
In celebration of the magazine’s 125-year anniversary, the Annenberg Space for Photography is exhibiting over 400 of the publication’s images throughout the years. These photos are a must see in person. Saturday, October 26-Sunday, April 27; Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars; 213.403.3000

Bon Appétit Grub Crawl
Eat and drink your way down Abbot Kinney on an all-inclusive walk that has five foodie hotspots. $119-149; Saturday, Noon & 6 pm; Early starts at Salt Air, 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 310.396.9333; late starts at Perch, 448 S. Hill St., Downtown; 213.802.1770

End of the World Party
According to some Mayan prophecy, the world should have come to an end last December 21. So, this means, it’s time to celebrate that we’re all still alive. Enjoy DJs, cupcakes, and drinks, all brought to you by the people behind Rebel Bingo. $20; Saturday, 10 pm, Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90038

Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels
The Bowers Museum is hosting this exhibition and kicking it off with a gala this weekend. Discover more than 200 pieces from the private collections of Van Cleef & Arpels that span over a 100 years. The celebratory evening will have hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and a three course dinner by TANGATA. Plus, enjoy a live jazz trio and jewelry presentation. Saturday debut; viewwing October 27-February 15; Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706; 714.567.3600

TOMS‘ Warehouse Sale
This weekend, enjoy a three-day warehouse sale and get 60-75% off while you do some good. There will be shoe styles for women, men and kids, plus items from the brand’s eyewear line. Friday, 9 am-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 7 am-7 pm; 29120 Commerce Center Dr., Unit 2 Valencia, CA 91355

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque.
SuicideGirls, the online community that celebrates alternative beauty and indie culture, has announced the return of the most popular burlesque tour in U.S. history! After a 6-year hiatus, SuicideGirls are back with all new performances. The show features choreography from Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. He has assembled seven of the sexiest, most talented SuicideGirl dancers to create the ultimate tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen. Tickets here; Saturday, 8 pm; House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069

Good Food Fridays
It’s The Market at Santa Monica Place’s final event this Friday with a special Halloween Harvest theme. This free event has food samples, tastings, a fall chili demo and an opportunity to give back to local Santa Monica/Malibu schools. Guest vendors include Gindo’s Spice of Life, KRAVE Jerky, Rosewood Pantry, Go Green Nopal Foods, and Hepps Salt. There are also pop-up boutiques from Ivory Mason Eyewear, A Lost Art, Timka Jewelry, Home Baked Beanies, a photo booth from 3D Cheeze, a pop-up Pumpkin Patch from Santa Monica Farmers Market, and a coffee and art lounge from Groundwork Coffee with local artist Cerreah Laykin. Plus, 10% off all purveyors in The Market and the first 200 people will receive a free mini pumpkin and a recyclable tote bag with Vita Coco Water, Pretzel Crisps and KIND Bars. Friday, 6-9 pm; Fall Cooking and Chili Demo 7 pm; The Market, 3rd Floor Dining Deck of Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s FIG‘s Sausage Fest
It’s their 2nd Annual Sausage Fest! Chow down on sausage from 7 chefs from the likes of Short Order, Littlefork, and BierBeisl. Plus, enjoy artisanal brews, live tunes, a photo booth, and opportunities to go “bobbing for sausage.” $49; Sunday, 5-8 pm; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Heidi Merrick Sample Sale
Get this Silver Lake designer’s fashions, accessories, and home goods at up to 80% off. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 850 S. Broadway, ste. 903, Downtown.

Apiece Apart and Jesse Kamm Trunk Show
Get all your staple pieces from the fall/winter 2013 collections.Sunday, Noon-6 pm; Mohawk General Store, 4011 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; 323.669.1601

Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon
This all-night fright fest includes six flicks, free food, prizes, and giveaways. Check out films like The FlyThe Sentinel, and Hell High. $20; Saturday, 7:30 pm; Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; 310.260.1528

Halloween at The Hudson
The Hudson is hosting their 2013 Halloween Bash with special Halloween cocktails, photo booth, and party favors. Come in costume and check into The Hudson on Facebook and you can win prizes given throughout the evening. Plus, specialty cocktails include Devil’s Own with Kettle One Vodka, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, fresh orange juice, Grand Marnier (straight), orange bitters, garnished with an orange twist; Spiked Cider with George Dickel Rye whiskey, apple cider, lemon juice, Grenadine; and The Bloodiest Mary (Brunch Only) with Hudson bZloody Mary, salt & pepper rim, garnished with a bacon strip. Saturday, 7 pm-2 am; 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd., Los Angeles

Night of the Living Zoo
LA Zoo’s “Night of the Living Zoo,” has taken on a Halloween theme with fortune tellers, a costume contest, food trucks, freak shows, and sets by bands like the Edgar Allen Poets and Batwings Catwings. Tickets: $40/GLAZA members ($45 at the door), $45/Non-members ($50 at the door), Tickets are non-refundable, regardless of the weather; 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, 90027; 323.644.4200

Dog Haus Biergarten’s ’80s Halloween prom
Rock out to cover band the M80s, join costume contests, dance and take the prom pics you should have taken years ago. Oh, and they will spike the punch for you. Saturday, 6 pm; 93 E Green St., Old Town, Pasadena

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