Folk Revival Festival
This year’s festival will feature headliners like The White Buffalo and Chuck Ragan. There will also be hand crafted items by local businesses, vintage clothing, jewelry, and knick knacks in their “Craft Bazaar”, and up-cycled and recycled wares. Come for the music and stay for the shopping! $40/general admission, $75/VIP; Saturday; Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA

Anaheim’s OC Fest of Ales
With brews, food and music, Anaheim’s fourth annual OC Fest of Ales will support local non-profit organizations during the one day, hop-filled event on Center Street Promenade. Enjoy unlimited beer tastes and unlimited food tastes from OC restaurants, including Anaheim Brewery, Angel City, Ballast Point, Barley Forge, Bootleggers, Last Name – Dale Bros, Desert Barn Brewing, Evans Brewing, Four Sons, Golden Road, Groundswell, Heroes, House Beer, Karl Strauss, King Harbor, Lagunitas, Legends, Lost Coast, MacLeod Ale, Main Street Brewery, Monkey Paw, Phantom Ales, Saint Archer, State Brewing, Sudwerk Brewing, The Bruery, Three Weavers, Unsung, Wicks Brewing and Wiens. Restaurants include Adya, Brandy’s Sweet Temptations, Cross Roast, Infinity Sauces, Jagerhaus, Le Petite Pomme Frites, Out of the Park Pizza, Root Hummus, Slater’s 50/50, The Phonix Club, Tony’s Deli, Umami Burger and more! Also featured during the event will be the announcement of the Best Brewery by Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. $70, $35/designated drivers; Saturday, noon-4 pm; 201 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805

Red Lion Oktoberfest
Head to this German-themed restaurant for their annual Oktoberfest party. Stop by for a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, three special German Oktoberfest beers on tap, special food menus, and stein-holding competitions on the weekends where the winner goes to Vegas. And, on October 16th, stop by for the return of Heino, the legendary German singer. Through October 30th; 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-3209; 323.662.5337

Wirtshaus Oktoberfest
The annual celebration returns with live music on Friday and Saturday nights, rotating food and beer specials, giveaways, and more. The staff will be sporting dirndls and lederhosen, and you can too because there will be costume contests every weekend, as well as stein-holding competitions. The restaurant will tap the first keg at the opening ceremony this Saturday at 3 pm and if you’re seated and eating, you can drink from the keg until it’s kicked. Through October 29th; 345 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036; 323.931.9291

Bart & Bräu Oktoberfest
This new German-focused South Bay spot from the Wirtshaus team will be celebrating Oktoberfest in the same fashion that its sister restaurant will. No live music, but it will still play traditional German tunes, have staff dressed for the occasion, host costume and stein-holding contests, and offer the same sweet first keg deal if you’re there for the opening ceremony this Saturday at 3 pm. Through October 29th; 1342 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.376.6532

Rasselbock Oktoberfest
Also from the Wirtshaus team, celebrate the opening of this new German-themed spot with an Oktoberfest bash with German brews and bites, staff sporting their best dirndls and lederhosen, contests, a live band, and more. Through October 29th; 4020 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA

This music-focused Oktoberfest will feature bands and DJs curated by dublab, including Andy Clockwise, Peaking Lights, The Bolos, Jackson Tanner, and more. There will also be magic from some legit Magic Castle folks, beer from several California breweries, and a Jeff Ellis Worldwide Freestyle Competition. Saturday; Bedrock.LA, 1623 Allesandro, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.673.1473

The Phoenix Club Oktoberfest
This 55-year-old Oktoberfest bash features plenty of German food and beer, German bands and folk dancers, and more. You’ll also find sausage-eating and beer-drinking competitions, an air rifle shooting gallery and a Sunday brunch through October from 11 am-2 pm with a special menu of German treats. $10; Friday, 6 pm-Midnight, Saturday, 5 pm-Midnight, Sunday, 12-6 pm through October 30th; 1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806; 714.563.4166

Clambake at The Rose
It’s still summer here! Head to The Rose, as chef Jason Neroni and team put together a clambake out in Venice. You get three hours of seafood madness, plus beer from Boomtown Brewery. $75; Sunday; 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291; 310.399.0711

Plan Check’s “Comfort Masters” Guest Chef Dinner Series
This September – December, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (Sawtelle, Fairfax, Downtown, and soon-to-open Santa Monica) launches Comfort Masters, a lineup of exclusive pop-up dining events created by owner/founder Terry Heller and longtime travel and food tastemaker Andy Wang in collaboration with mobile app and web-based dining guide, Table8. From elegant dining to casual street eats, the Comfort Masters series will feature meals by acclaimed chefs, up-and-comers, those without brick and mortar and some who’ve never cooked in Los Angeles. The limited-run events will be a unique showcase of new concepts and a celebration of indie culture. Ticketing price includes tax and gratuity and Table8 Dining Club members receive a complimentary cocktail. This weekend, enjoy The Paleo Chef. The highly sought-out private chef to A-listers across the nation, Mary Shenouda, The Paleo Chef, will be cooking up a paleo feast featuring nutrient-dense and flavor-packed dishes. Mary brings us some of her most nostalgic childhood-inspired, (Egyptian) soul-food dishes, with a twist. All of these are prepared grain-, casein-, and soy-free. $60; Sunday; Plan Check location in ticketing link.

Same Same Launches “We Love this Industry Night”
Join Same Same every Sunday evening for their new industry night. All diners that show their “Industry Special” card will receive the specialty menu. Enjoy appetizers and 21.6 oz bottles of Chang for just $5 all night, every Sunday. Highlights include: Crispy Rice Pork Salad; Shredded Green Papaya Salad; Apple Salad; and Thai Beef Jerky. Sunday; 2835 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.273.8424

The Guild Launches Sunday Supper Series
The Guild, a new restaurant in the former Screen Actors Guild headquarters is introducing their Sunday Supper Series, probably the best deal in town. It’s a rotating menu for two diners that includes a seasonal salad, entrée, and dessert, along with a complementing bottle of wine (really?!). The main course will include modern takes comfort food like Buttermilk Fried Chicken with kohlrabi fennel slaw, cornbread, and honey cup mustard (September 18); Rack of Lamb with pomme puree, seasonal veggies, and pomegranate jus (September 25); and 1 lb Prime Rib Eye with yucca fries, and chimichurri sauce (October 2). Owner Diego Leporini will curate and pair a beautiful bottle of wine with each Sunday Supper Series dinner. The wine list features small, hard-to-find boutique producers worldwide, including a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Albariño, and Moscatel de Alejandría from Catalonia, Spain as well as a selection from Napa, California. Every Sunday5-11 pm; $60/two people (includes a bottle of wine); 8741 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.279.9601

Tender Greens’ Summer Beer Garden & Whole Pig Roast
TG Hollywood’s Executive Chefs Oliver Plust and Jason Prendergast will be cooking up a whole pig, slow-roasted in a La Caja China on the restaurant’s patio along with a unique seasonal menu, served family-style. The menu includes small bites and sides like hand rolled pretzels with sorrel butter; crispy sweet breads with apples, currants & brown-butter cider vinaigrette; ash roasted beet salad with pumpernickel gremolata; duck fat fried marble mashed potatoes; baked sweet potato & red kuri squash auflauf; and more. Enjoy house made lemonade, agua fresca and Stand Brewing Co. will be serving cold brews. $45; Sunday, 5:30 pm; 6290 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.382.0380

Sandwich Shop‘s $9 deal
Thanks to their nine years working in DTLA, Sandwich Shop has decided to offer $9 sandwich deals! Get any sandwich or salad, plus chips and a drink for only $9 starting today. The offer runs at both locations in DTLA. Through Saturday

Game Day Deals at Umami Burger
Score on food and drink specials during any game! Get $2 select draft beers, $3 truffle fries, $4 Umami Sliders (Manly, Hatch or Truffle), and $5 Umami wings. Select locations.
Football at Baldoria
Sundays are for brunch, football, and rosé! Watch the Rams every Sunday at DTLA’s Baldoria on their massive projection wall, while enjoying their football special, bottomless rosé. Brunch isn’t complete without some delicious options to soak up all that booze, and Baldoria’s offerings include: Chicken and Waffles Tacos; Sweet Mary Pizza with Mary’s chicken breast, organic strawberries, Applewood bacon, cipollini, balsamic; Baldoria Scramble with Chino Valley Eggs, chorizo, onion, peppers, mixed greens, toast; and Ciabatta French Toast. $15/bottomless rosé; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 243 S San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA; 213.947.3329

“Take it to the Haus” with Dog Haus at UCLA Rose Bowl Games
If you are attending UCLA football games at the Rose Bowl, you can “Take it to the Haus” when UCLA returns an opening half kick-off (either the first or second half) for a touchdown or “kick-six.” After the game, redeem your game tickets for a free combo meal, which includes a haus hot dog, sausage, or burger, fries or tots, and soft drink. During every UCLA home game at the Rose Bowl

NFL Happy Hour at 1212
Santa Monica hotspot 1212 is embracing the NFL spirit with a special happy hour deals while games are on during regular business hours. Watch your team from kickoff until the last touchdown in the upstairs lounge and downstairs bar areas while enjoying an assortment of wine for $7, beer for $6, Hibiscus Cosmo, Third Street Manhattan and Seasonal Margarita for $9 and a $5 menu of small bites to share including mushroom arancini, Mediterranean olives, pork belly slider, baked parmigiano fires, conchon de lait tacos and ebi shinjo. Sunday, Monday and Thursday; 1212 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Pata Salada Opens
Los Angeles Restaurateurs AJ Gilbert and Martha Madison, accompanied by Chef Joe Jack, officially open Pata Salada Cocina y Bar, named after an endearing Spanish term that translates to “salty foot.” “Pata Salada” is commonly used along Mexico’s Pacific coast to describe people, and Puerto Vallartans, who spend time on the beach. Puerto Vallarta, where Chef Jack operates a restaurant and resides most of the year, provides culinary influence with a Jaliscan regional approach. Pata Salata has dark wood tables, deep red leather banquets, an exposed kitchen with subway tiles, and a 18-foot bar. With an emphasis on fresh seafood, lunch includes Traditional Vallarta Beach Ceviche; Ensaladas made with Shrimp and Calamar with cucumber, jicama, radish, camote, and ayocote beans; Grilled Seabass; and an ever-changing selection of Tacos including Baja Style Fish and Brisket with salsa verde, grilled scallions, and ayocote escabeche. Dinner offers a wide selection of ceviches and crudos, including Pacfic Grouper Crudo with leche de tigre, tomato, avocado, basil, chicharon, oysters, clams, and sea urchin The antojitos (snacks) include  Sopa Levanta Muertos, a spicy fish stew with shrimp, octopus, and chile guajillo. Platos Fuertes (main course) include Whole Red Snapper; Pork Shank Carnitas; Stake Tikin Xik steamed in a banana leaf with achiote, garlic, and black bean sauce; and Shrimp in Green Moje de Ajowith tomatillos, roasted scallions, artichokes. Desserts include Churros Calientitos with cajeta, xocolatl, dulce de leche; Coconut Flan; and Kahlua Raspado with crema batida. Pata Salada prides itself on its extensive, curated list of high-end tequilas and mezcals and special selections of Don Julio 70th anniversary and Patron Gran Burdeos Anejo. You can indulge in curated tequila flights and signature cocktails like La Maestra with Casa Dragones Blanco, El Relajado with Cimarron Blanco, Combier, Lime, and La Mandarina with Olmeca Altos Blanco, Tangerine, Thyne, Agave, Lime. 672 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.988.3744

Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo
It’s the last night in this summer music series and it’s an ‘80s-themed party that plays tribute to Prince and David Bowie. ’80s DJ Richard Blade spins top music of the era, and two additional DJs oversee a “Silent Disco.” There’s also food trucks, full-service bars, pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters, visits to zoo animal habitats and more. Friday; 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA; 323.644.4200

Dance & Sing at the Tam!
Tam O’Shanter has a tradition of fun-filled Saturday night concerts. All shows provide a combo of great food, awesome entertainment, and cool ambiance that’s perfect for date night, girls night out, or grabbing drinks with the guys. This weekend, catch Jessie Payo, known for her vocal ability and inspiring poetic lyrics that capture the American spirit. To complement the tunes, you can enjoy the Tam’s unique and special Ale & Sandwich Bar menu, that features a range of tasty small bites. The Tam’s modern pub fare also includes larger plates and accompanies the restaurant’s signature hand-carved plates, side dishes, premier meats which are freshly sliced to order at the bar’s cheese and charcuterie station, and other traditional items. Saturday, 8-11 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Moonrise Kingdom at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Wes Anderson’s adventure comedy includes two teenage lovers who run away together into the wilderness. The whole town is turned upside down to find them. Stars Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. $12+; Saturday, doors: 6:15 pm, movie: 8 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Celebrate the 78th traditional Chinese lunar festival in Chinatown with a moon viewing, live music, a craft beer garden and more. Free; Saturday, 5 pm-Midnight; Central & West Plazas, 943-951 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213.680.0243

KAABOO Del Mar’s ArtworK Experience
KAABOO is a three-day “mix-perience” and is curated as a fully immersive live music experience. It combines a diverse mix of music, high quality culinary offerings, the very best craft libations, visually inspiring art exhibitions, comedy, dancing and all of the indulgent amenities you could hope for. You can casually browse pop-ups by top galleries and exhibiting artists in one of Southern California’s largest contemporary art fairs. Works are from over 100 artists, hailing from across the country and around the globe. ArtworK features an array of visual media, including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, mixed media and more. The ArtworK curatorial team assembled a show that gives a taste of all corners of the contemporary art scene. New this year, ArtworK will merge its space with Palate, KAABOO’s artisanal food and spirits experience, to pair the art viewing with gourmet bites and cocktails from some of the finest restaurants and chefs in California. Featured muralists and installation artists include Askew (New Zealand); Caratoes (China); Vans the Omega (Australia); N.C. Winters  (Carlsbad, CA); Lauren YS  (Oakland, CA); 1010  (Germany); Aaron Li-Hill  (New York); Jet Martinez  (Oakland, CA); Tatiana Suarez  (Miami, FL); Jason Botkin  (Canada); Amandalynn  (San Francisco, CA); Ian Ross  (Marin, CA); Aaron Glasson  (New Zealand); Kamea Hadar (Hawaii); Cinzah  (New Zealand); Carly Ealey  (San Diego, CA); David Young V  (San Francisco, CA); Eddie Colla (San Francisco, CA); and Spenser Little (San Diego, CA). $279+; Friday-Sunday; Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014; 858.755.1161

Cartwheel Art Tours join The Wheelhouse for #AD3rdSat
Cartwheel Art Tours are curated tours throughout LA providing an opportunity to discover, explore and experience both art and the neighborhoods in which the art is made, while learning about the community’s history and getting to meet the actual artists. This weekend Cartwheel Art Tours and The Wheelhouse, Bike Shop + Coffee Shop will lead a bicycle tour of the Arts District and stop at coffee shops: BlacktopBlue Bottle, Bulletproof and Shreebs. Enjoy tastings (included in the tour) and hearing how each coffee shop played a part in the history of the Arts District. The last stop will be at ediBol where you will be served Chef Andrea Uyeda’s homemade waffle wedges drizzled with Stumptown Hair Bender deep chocolate sauce, before receiving a small parting gift, including an individual container of a cold-brewed coffee from Califia Farms. Don’t have a bicycle? No problem! There’s a Metro Bike Share Station right next to The Wheelhouse and Metro is sponsoring your first 30 minutes for free. $15; Saturday, 10-11:30 am; The Wheelhouse, 1375 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Cartwheel Art Tours: “South of Seventh” Graffiti Tour with Steve Grody
The next day, Cartwheel Art Tours founder Cindy Schwarzstein and Steve Grody (photographer, historian and the author of Graffiti LA: Street Styles and Art, and whose work was part of MOCA’s Art in the Streets 2011 exhibition) host a graffiti tour, “South of Seventh.” You will become familiar with the major forms of modern graffiti by viewing a variety of murals by graffiti artists like Saber and Zes, members of MSK/AWR Crew, K2S Crew,UTI Crew, YR Crew, Mice of Millions, Retna, Dame Risk/Revok/Able, and many others. Some of the graffiti art featured on the tour is located on graffiti crew walls, where they’ve been creating productions for years, but are not usually explored by those other than the graffiti community. $25; Sunday, 1-3 pm; 688 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox
Athletes, philanthropists and celebrities all swim, bike and run at this annual Zuma Beach event. It all benefits the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ pediatric-cancer research program. Sunday, 7 am; 30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA; 818.707.8866

Repair & Share Fair
Catalyst Network of Communities presents its first Repair & Share Fair, offering free neighborly repair, free tacos, and free workshop. Handy neighbors volunteer to fix clothing, toys, appliances, small furniture, bikes, and more. The inaugural Fair also features a special shopping day at the on-site Whittier Free Store, where everything is 100% off; a creative reuse art workshop with guest artist Luke Haynes; a civil discourse workshop titled “How to To Talk to People Without Getting Angry”; 3D printer demos for appliance repair; and free tacos by Colonia Tacos Guisados. The Repair & Share Fair is made possible by support from Athens Services. Athens is a local, family-owned owned recycling and solid waste services company. Saturday; The Whole Place at First Christian Church and the Whittier Free Store, 6355 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601




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