Bowling for Birthdays
Join Bowlmor Lanes Santa Monica to bowl with one goal in mind…raising money to help create birthday parties for homeless and foster youth. In partnership with shelters across Southern California, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Cause for Celebration hosts its 7th Annual Bowling for Birthdays! Start or join a team, as each team bowls for one-hour. Culver City-based Cause for Celebration provides birthday parties for homeless and foster youth. As the organization’s largest event, Bowling for Birthdays serves to fund approximately 60 birthday parties a year which provides children memories and the chance to just be a kid on their big day. At the birthday parties, children are treated to games, crafts, food, music and so much more. The day is all about building self-worth and showing each child that they are valued through the power of celebration. $20, $15/students; $10/under 12; Sunday, Round 1: 10 am, Round 2: 11 am; Bowlmor Lanes, 234 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA  90405; 310.827.0873

Project:OM Los Angeles
Enjoy a yoga class, music, food, art and shopping from wellness brands at this fundraiser for the breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen. The “OM” in Project:OM stands for “one more”. $40; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm; Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr, Los Angeles, CA

The Craft and Folk Art Museum’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser features emerging and established local ceramics makers showcasing their designs. Meet the artists, shop their distinctive wares and enjoy complimentary beer from Angel City Brewery. $7/Saturday or “pay what you can” on Sunday, kids under 10 free; Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am – 6 pm; 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.937.4230

Scream at Cinespia
This horror film that started a 90s phenomenon (and one of the most iconic Halloween costumes ever) creeps its way to Cinespia! A quiet teen beauty is terrorized by a horror fan turned serial killer who unleashes mayhem amongst the suburbs one trivia question at a time. It’s a slice of razor sharp 90s horror with a parade of pop culture icons: Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Courtney Cox, Jamie Kennedy, David Arquette, and more. Masterful director Wes Craven continued his decades-long reign as horror royalty with this classic. Don’t miss it in L.A.’s most iconic cemetery. With a DJ spinning before and after the film, beer and wine at our bar, it’ll be easy to answer the question: do you like scary movies? $12-$20; Saturday, 8 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

PROUD Picnic + Movie Night
The Music Center continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect with each other. Presented by Grand Park and Outfest, this is a showcase of short films will screen followed by Outfest 2018 documentary feature grand prize winner When the Beat Drops. Arrive early to enjoy music, food trucks and the park’s popular splash pad and playground. Free; Saturday, 5:30 – 10 pm; 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Dog Day Afternoon
Dog for Dog hosts the return of pup-friendly social gatherings at Venice’s The Lincoln. Bring your dog to the patio and you can have photos taken by Michael Dill-Cruz and receive a digital portrait of your pets. The proceeds will go to local non-profit Angel City Pit Bulls. The bar will offer dog treats, toys, and, as well as drink specials for their humans. Sunday, 2 – 6 pm; 2536 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA; 310.822.1715

Pub at the Club Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Hundreds will descend upon Manhattan Beach for the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club Junior Foundation’s 3rd annual “Pub at the Club” Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival, transforming the entire club into a tasting extravaganza. Check out more than 20 local and regional premium craft breweries, 10 exceptional vintners and 10 amazing restaurants while they will donate 100% of the proceeds to their Junior Foundation Programs. MBBC Junior Foundation is a charity dedicated to developing champions on and off the court by supporting all athletes, including special needs, veterans and para-athletes. Their sponsors at RideYellow will reimburse up to $20 round trip with your access code on your Eventbrite ticket. $79 (include a souvenir glass with unlimited beverage and food tasting), $99 (includes an additional tasting of select beers, food and wines at 1 pm and a $20 raffle ticket); Sunday, 2 – 5 pm; 516 18th St, Manhattan Beach, CA

3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
Celebrate Lake Tahoe’s most prestigious food, wine, spirit and brew festival in the outdoor splendor of Northstar California Resort. Including food, wine, seminars, celebrity chefs, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, outdoor activities and more! $25+; Friday – Sunday; Northstar California Resort, 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

L.A. Food Fest
Sample signature bites from a curated selection of over 100 food vendors, plus enjoy craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars and an ice cream social. $65, $95 VIP & entry at 2 pm; under 9 free; Saturday, 3 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
Over 50 
top chefs including hosts and James Beard Award winners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, Giada De Laurentiis and Adam Perry Lang to serve up delicious eats and give back. Mixologists are also serving up cocktails to be paired with your bites.  It’s all to helps fund the fight against childhood cancer. $195, Free/under 13, $1,200/all-access tickets; Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 pmRoyce Quad, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood, CA; 610.649.3034

VINO Palooza Wine & Music Festival
This annual event benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation offers complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries, as well as samples of local craft beers, spirits and small bites. Unplugged performances are by Ryan Cabrera, Andie Case, Austin Brown, Nash Overstreet, Orianthi and The Ready Set. $65; Saturday, 1 – 5 pm; The Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA

Terranea Resort’s Celebration of Food & Wine fête
This year’s gathering showcases a variety of events curated by award-winning chefs, winemakers and sommeliers to celebrate local, sustainably grown ingredients. Weekend-long festivities include Pinot & Putting at The Links at Terranea where you will gather on the ninth hole, overlooking the Pacific and Catalina Island, for a festive putting challenge, prizes, and wine tasting featuring Central Valley Pinots ($35, advance reservations required); California ‘Cue featuring Farm-to-Terranea fare by Executive Sous Chef Bruce Nguyen and Chef de Cuisine Michael Cruz, as well as craft beers and cocktails, local wines, and live entertainment by country artist Daniel Bonte ($165); Breakfast at the Beach Cove featuring various breakfast stations along with live entertainment provided by The Irie Earth Steel Drum Band and an optional Seaside Yoga session from 7:30 – 8:30 am on the Ocean Lawn ($99); Coastal Picnic with Jackson Family Wines where you will join Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and celebrated Terranea chefs Jonathan De La Cruz and Elie Chow for a coastal family-style picnic ($110); Interactive Sessions where you will learn about wines; Taste of Terranea Grand Tasting, an evening on the coast featuring top wines of the region, award-winning chefs of Terranea, and its Farm-to-Terranea philosophy ($225); and Cielo After Dark that will showcase sweets by Executive Pastry Chef Pierino Jermonti, alongside coffee, tea, cocktails, and DJ Jimbo providing the evening’s soundtrack under the stars at the water’s edge at the cielo point pool. $650/all access pass; Friday – Sunday; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310.265.2836

Football Sunday Buffet Brunch at Mohawk Bend
Mohawk Bend, the vegan-friendly  craft beer centric Echo Park restaurant will be offering a football Sunday buffet brunch available in the Pub area. Enjoy a selection of vegan and non-vegan eggs, potatoes, vegan or non-vegan sausage or bacon, fruit and toast to enjoy while watching the best of the season’s games. $9.50; Sunday through football season, 9:30 – 11:30 am; 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.483.2337

Broad Street Oyster Co. Pop-Up
Seafood-centric catering concept Broad Street Oyster Co. will take over We Have Noodles in Silver Lake. The five course prix fixe menu includes a range of seafood dishes, including Maine lobster rolls, Santa Barbara sea urchin, ceviche and octopus salad. Optional add-ons include oysters from Morro Bay ($25 per dozen). Wines are by the glass and bottle as well as beer curated by Tabula Rasa. $45; Friday 4 – 11 pm, Saturday noon – 11 pm, Sunday, noon – 9 pm; 3827 W. Sunset Blvd, Unit C, Silver Lake, CA

Rosh Hashanah at Akasha
Chef Akasha Richmond celebrates the Jewish New Year with two nights of a special holiday menu. Start the evening with a pomegranate juice martini and a small plate of crisp apples with honey (to bring have a sweet year). Appetizers range from the matzo ball soup to vegetarian green bean and walnut “chopped liver”. Main courses include slow-roasted brisket and branzino. Leave room for dessert—honey cake with caramelized apples and pomegranate sorbet. Reservations recommended. Sunday & Monday, 5:30-9:30 pm; Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA; 310.845.1700

Sumo Dog Opens
The Gallery welcomes Chef Jeffrey Lunak’s Sumo Dog on Third Street Promenade. Sumo Dog is the latest culinary coup for the food hall, which is already home to STRFSH by Chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio and Dialogue by James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran, recently named 2017’s Best New Restaurant by Los Angeles Magazine and one of the best new restaurants in the country by both Eater and GQ. Sumo Dog is redefining the American classic hot dog, using Asian-inspired flavors and ingredients.The menu at Sumo Dog features traditional hot dogs, sides, sweet treats, and, for the first time, Lunak’s selection of burgers, elevated by premium ingredients sourced from high quality purveyors and punctuated with bold Asian flavors. Indulge in a variety of hot dog options from pork sausage, American Wagyu beef, or Vegan dogs, topped with Asian ingredients such as wasabi relish, teriyaki sauce, Hayashi beef gravy, tempura crunchies and togarashi cheese sauce. To celebrate the opening, Sumo Dog will be offering a “buy one, get one free” deal on their signature dogs the entire day. Saturday, 11 am ; 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Winston Pies Opens on Third Street
Established in 2015 in Brentwood, Winston Pies is opening its second location.  Founder, CEO and Chief PieSmith® Brianna Abrams will serve up Winston Pie’s signature, freshly baked, all-butter crust pies in a modern southern-style retail setting. Started as a passion project out of Abrams’ home, Winston Pies quickly won the hearts (and taste buds), of Angelenos. Favors include Dixie Classic Cherry™, Blue Ridge Blueberry™, Harvest Apple™, Key West Lime™ and the incredibly popular Chocolate Cowgirl™, as well as rotating seasonal selections and a regular offering of gluten free and vegan options. You can grab slices, premium coffees, ice cream, and the signature  PieBites® – a 2-inch “bitesize” version of Abrams’ classic pie offerings. You can also order whole pies when hosting family get togethers, office parties and weddings. Saturday; 8366 W. Third St, Los Angeles, CA

TAFT Pop-Up Warehouse Sale
Online men’s footwear brand, TAFT, pops up at Santa Monica Place. They are offering the rare chance for guys to try on shoes before they buy. Plus, score savings of up to 60% off regular prices. Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm; 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

Vintage Showcase LA at Artists & Fleas
Mingle and shop on Abbot Kinney as this trendy outdoor marketplace upgrades from a monthly schedule to a weekly schedule starting this week. In celebration, check out over 60 vendors and food trucks that will be joined by 11 special vintage merchants. Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm; 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA; 310.900.9987




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