24 Hours of Coffee: Hope Rising
In honor of International Day of the Girl, Copa Vida is raising money to fight human trafficking. This 24-hour event will feature pop up shops, live entertainment, and coffee art for kids, plus all profits will be donated to Oasis USA! Friday & Saturday, 7 am-7 am; Copa Vida, 70 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

Andaz West Hollywood’s Bottomless Brunch
Indulge in a Bottomless Brunch prior to the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Participants can fuel up with bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for only $13 and order from a special brunch menu which includes fresh eggs, farmer’s market whole fruit, Belgian waffles, pastries with house-made marmalade, coffee, and more. For those who have worked up an appetite post-walk, Andaz West Hollywood will offer extended brunch hours until 1 pm. Sunday, 8 am; 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.656.1234

Hero Shop
Though Eric Park has “53rd and 6th Halal Lamb & Rice” as a dish at ROOTS by Black Hogg, his DTLA spot, Hero Shop, is giving an homage to the NYC street meet starting this week. Though soft open last night, hundreds of people lined up to get a taste of some lamb & rice and chicken & rice, seasoned just like they do in Midtown. At the moment, the street meat is offered from 7-10 pm, Wednesday-Saturday, though late night hours are in the works. In the meantime, Hero Shop will maintain its concept and reduce hours to 11 am-4 pm in Downtown. 130 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Harvest Wine Dinner at The Cook’s Garden by HGEL
Obsessed with farm-to-table? Tender Greens chefs will cook up a whole roasted pig, plus an incredible family style multi-course dinner using farm-fresh ingredients. Take part in a guided hands-on harvesting session led by Master Gardener Geri Miller. Plus, enjoy their free flowing locally produced wine, apple pie, and pumpkin pie with sweet cream. Saturday, 6 pm; The Cook’s Garden by HGEL, 1033 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA

Race Through the Decades 1954-2014
Check out 60 of the most spectacular Ferraris, which will be parked on Rodeo Drive in honor of the brand’s 60th anniversary in the USA. The afternoon also features an arrival parade at noon led by Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo; the world premiere of a new Ferrari vehicle; a first-ever award presented by the City of Beverly Hills; and unique experiences including a virtual tour of Museo Ferrari and a Tailor Made village of Ferrari’s partners. Free; Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 200, 300, 400 Blocks of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Fig & Olive Fall Cooking Class
Learn how to create a three-course French Riviera-inspired menu including seasonal dishes like pumpkin sage ravioli, crab and heirloom tomato salad and creme brulée cheesecake. $85; Friday, 3-5 pm; Fig & Olive Melrose Place, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood; 310.360.9100; resyns required: cookingclass@figandolive.com

Charlotte Tilbury
For 20-plus years, makeup guru, Charlotte Tilbury has created looks for Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. Now, thanks to the launch of her makeup and skin-care line, we can benefit from Tilbury’s personal mantra: “Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world.” Stop by the brand’s beauty festival at Nordstrom at The Grove, where you can learn Tilbury’s tips and tricks and shop the 10 signature looks she’s created for her new line. Friday & Saturday; Nordstrom at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, 323.930.2230

Uniqlo Hits Los Angeles
High-tech thermals, puffy jackets and cashmere sweaters—those are the kinds of well-fitting things you’ll find at Beverly Center’s new edgy little Japanese boutique, Uniqlo. Friday, 9:30 am; 8500 Beverly Blvd.; 877.486.4756

Taste Los Angeles
Get ready for great chefs to cook for you at a huge reception and dinner for the James Beard Foundation. The evening begins with bites from chefs like Host Chef, Neal Fraser (Redbird), Ari Taymor (Alma), Vinny Dotolo (Animal), Walter Manzke (République)and Ori Menashe (Bestia). Then move onto the four-course dinner designed by James Beard Award Winners Aarón Sánchez and Nancy Silverton with Matt Molina, and Dahlia Narvaez.  It’s the best of the best. $275; Friday, reception 6:30 pm, dinner 8 pm; Vibiana, 214 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA

Charm City Cakes West
Led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators, learn a variety of decorating fundamentals in during an Art Deco classs. Metallic colors and art deco are popular this season for cake decorating designs. In this class, those trends are combined, as decorator Rachel walks you through the steps in creating this sleek, metallic 1920s design. You will receive a 6” iced cake to decorate. Vegan and gluten-free cake options available. $150; Saturday, 11 am; 8302-A Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323-642-7234; register here

Café Rockenwagner’s Brunch goes Bottomless
This Brentwood location is now making the weekend that much better with the introduction of bottomless mimosas! While chowing down on the “Cobb” Benedict or authentic German Apple Pancake Souffle, you can now wash it down with bottomless mimosas. $19; Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am-3 pm; 1168 S Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310.478.6313

AIDS Walk Los Angeles
The 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles is this weekend! Grab some friends, join the fight, and walk for a good cause along with thousands of Angelenos. Plus, there are after parties after…this is Los Angeles! Sunday, 8:30 am; WeHo Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles 90069

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty fanatics, listen up! The pop culture icon is turning 40. Time to celebrate! See a collection of rare and classic Hello Kitty products and contemporary art inspired by the character, including Konatsu’s “Kitty Negora” piece. Then, double your dose at the four-day Hello Kitty Con 2014, kicking off October 30 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA next door. Saturday-April 26; Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave.; 213.625.0414

The 5th Annual ‘Taste of the Pier’
For the past 5 years, the city of Redondo Beach has been celebrating the cuisine offered throughout the Redondo Beach Pier and it’s time to savor the best bites the pier again. Sample bites and beverages from over 50 participating restaurants like: Barney’s Beanery, R10 Social House, Kincaid’s Restaurant, Pacific Fish Center and many more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two local non-profit organizations: Walk With Sally and Cancer Support Community. Free, tasting ticket is $1 (Purchase $20 worth of tickets and receive 5 free tickets when you RSVP here!); The Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Green Porno at NHM
NHM welcomes Isabella Rossellini for a special live performance of Green Porno, based on the hit Sundance web series. Written by Jean-Claude Carrière, the offbeat, whimsical show investigates sex through the lens of the natural world, observing mating rituals of animals from pachyderms to insects. The performance is set to take place in the North American Mammal Hall, with the Museum’s iconic dioramas providing a unique backdrop for Rossellini’s storytelling.NHM’s scientists will have select objects on display, and the Museum’s life-size Dinosaur Encounters puppets will roam the Grand Foyer. $27/Museum members, $30/non-members (cash bar); doors: 6:30 pm, performance: 8 pm, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.763.3499

Beyond Clueless Encore Screening
Sex with pies? Hair that’s full of secrets? This documentary gives an honest and fascinating look at more than 200 teen films produced during the ’90s and ’00s. Friday, 7:30 p.m; Cinefamily, 611 North Fairfax Ave.; 323.655.2510.

This event is charity, networking, and wine drinking all in one. It’s in its fifth year and will have pours of Buffalo Trace as well as unlimited vino, a silent auction with prizes, including VIP at Coachella and a ride-along with the LAPD. $75; Saturday, 7 pm; Hanger 8 at Santa Monica Airport, 3000 31st St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

“Creativity Season: A Loony Masquerade”
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity’s fall fundraiser, “Creativity Season: A Loony Masquerade” will be an ‘Un-Gala,’ all about sampling creativity. Activities will include the performance poetry of Jacqueline Suskin, caricatures by Naylene, hands-on animation, guitar-playing, mask-making, a photo booth by Pasquale, and painting a mural that will beautify the Orange County Zoo. In addition to those art stations, creative culinary delights will be provided by 24 Carrots, CeCe La Crème, Susan Heaton and more. Silent auction items have been contributed by many of the Center’s neighbors at SoCo (South Coast Collection and the OC Mart Mix) including Robert Wesley Designs, Design Within Reach, and Local Fare. In addition, there will also be travel, sports, entertainment, and food items from Orange County and beyond. $50$100/VIP (includes hosted bar and a gift bag); Saturday, 6-11 pm; 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite A, Costa Mesa; 949.660.7791 x 107

Oktoberfest at Fairplex
The home of the LA County Fair is magically transformed to fulfill your Bavarian dreams of steins, wurst, oompah bands, Chicken Dances, and dirndl-dressed frauleins. They also have cover bands with tunes from Zeppelin, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, and Queen cover bands. $5; Friday through October 26, 6 pm-midnight; 1101 W.McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Oktoberfest Beer Olympics
Go for the gold or at least prizes and cash in games like “corn hop”, flip cup, and Jenga. Sample taster flights and full pours from local brewers and German drafts, feast on gourmet eats from Steampunk restaurant, and enjoy DJs and a burlesque performance from Bettie P’asian. $10-30; Saturday, 2-10 pm; Bar One, 12518 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607

Andrea Nguyen at Grand Central Market
Viet World Kitchen’s Andrea Nguyen, acclaimed author of The Banh Mi Handbook, for a food tasting and recipe showcase featuring variations on the Vietnamese sandwich banh mi. Using ingredients from Market vendors, including carnitas from Villa Moreliana, Nguyen will demonstrate and offer tastings of different banh mi sandwiches, using recipes pulled from her cookbook. In addition, several vendors will also create and present banh mi variations, which will be served the entire day at the Market as specials: Horse Thief BBQ – smoked pork belly banh mi; Belcampo Meat Co. – duck banh mi; Eggslut – Asian omelet banh mi; DTLA Cheese – chicken liver on toast banh mi; Valerie at GCM – smoked salmon banh mi; and G&B Coffee will also be serving Vietnamese iced tea. Free; Friday, 6:30 – 8 pm; 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Artisanal LA
There are some notable new vendors at the Fall event, including Semolina pasta a pasta company that’s using Artisanal to launch their product. Others include: QUIN candy from Portland made with local organic ingredients; Buttermilk, Inc. makers of pancake and baking mixes; Stowaway Ginger Beer, along with book signings from Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb, of Huckleberry. There are also demos on food preserving, cocktail ingredient making, and flower arranging. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $20 for both days; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; The Reef (formerly The Mart), 2nd Floor Magic Box, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
What could be better than a day spent divot-stomping in chic hats? It’s the fifth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic! Enjoy the exciting polo match and an afternoon filled with champagne, picnics, music and entertainment. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will benefit Will Rogers State Historic Park in an effort to support California State Parks. Tickets here; Saturday, 11 am; Will Rogers State Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road.

Terrace Tasting Series: Veuve Clicquot Special Edition
The Bazaar will host a special Veuve Clicquot themed Terrace Tasting Series on the Bar Centro Terrace, where a selection of  The Bazaar’s modern tapas will be tray-passed and paired with Veuve Clicquot champagnes. $75; Friday, 6-9 pm

Fishtank Ensemble at One Colorado Courtyard Old Pasadena
October means the Courtyard is filled with music by rising, peripatetic and/or LA-based bands with all-ages, free concerts. The LA Weekly calls Fishtank Ensemble “…one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet.” Formed in 2005 and playing everywhere from LA clubs to festivals, cultural centers, museums, parades and even on the street, the gypsy jazz band includes two violins, opera, a slap bass player, musical saw, Flamenco and Gypsy jazz guitar and vocals and one little banjolele. Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems and oddball originals, the dynamic, peripatetic, virtuosic and vivacious quartet is not to be missed! Free; Saturday, 8 pm; 41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena CA 91103


Enjoy Up to 70% off the label’s Avant Garde items and cool leather wares. Friday & Saturday; 125 W 4th St., Los Angeles

Bella Dahl
Enjoy Up to 80% off retail prices at the brand’s first ever sample sale. Friday & Saturday; 1000 S Hope St., Los Angeles

Goorin Bros.
Enjoy discounted hats including, $10 Baseball Caps, $20 fedoras and $15 flat caps from the SF-based hat brand. Friday & Saturday; 845 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles

Ark & Co & Aryn K
Enjoy 80% off retail prices on breezy dresses and work ready separates from both brands. Plus! The first 25 attendees will receive an additional 10% off their purchase. Saturday, 8 am-2 pm; 615 E 61st St, Los Angeles

The Mart Collective
Enjoy 10-20% off antique and vintage decor and furniture. Sunday through Tuesday; 1600 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA




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