Japanese Garden Celebration
Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Enjoy family-friendly events including a tour of the garden, ikebana demonstrations, taiko drum performances and crafting. Ikebana Display. Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion. Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden. Enjoy Japanese-inspired fare at the Tea House or a BBQ on the Main Lawn. Free with regular admission to the Gardens; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Painting Nature
Join artist R. Jay Ewing for a watercolor class for beginning and intermediate students. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration. Advance registration required. $90 members, $120 nonmember; Saturday (also October 20, 27, and November 3, 10, 17), 10 am -12 pm;1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949.7980

Pasadena Art Walk
Pasadena’s largest urban art fair has over 75 top SoCal visual artists showcasing painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and printmaking. Activities include a juried art show and sale, public art walking tour and live music. Free; Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; 600 E. Green St, Pasadena, CA; 626.744.0340

Brewery Art Walk
This biannual art walk takes place in the world’s largest art complex, located in a former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery. With more than 100 participating resident artists who live in the brewery’s lofts, this is one of the most fun, unique events in Los Angeles. The artists open up their studios to showcase their work and their homes. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; 2100 N. Main St, Los Angeles, CA; 323.638.9382

The Big Quiet
The Big Quiet—known for bringing thousands of people together to meditate at iconic locations—arrives in Los Angeles for a mass meditation and sound experience inside the stunning L.A. Central Library Rotunda. The mass meditation session will feature live sound bath practitioners, string instrumentalists, surprise musicians and special guest performances. A simple technique will be shared for first-time meditators. $30; 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Sunday; 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Young Frankenstein at Cinespia
Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks join forces in this monster mash! It’s one gag after another with funnyman Gene Wilder and a hilariously hysterical cast including Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, and Cloris Leachman. The heir of Doctor Frankenstein goes on an electrifying journey to Transylvania when he inherits his grandfather’s gothic castle and the outlandish servants that roam the halls. This Halloween favorite will having you laughing during one of our last screenings at the cemetery this year. $12-$20; Saturday, 7 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience presented by USA TODAY & MGM Resorts International
Our savory Wine & Food Experience series is a quintessential gourmet event to sample eclectic collection of Las Vegas’ finest food, wine and craft beer. Participating restaurants include: Bellagio Resort & Casino: Michael Mina Bellagio, Fix, Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Yellowtail, Le Cirque; ARIA Resort & Casino: FIVE50 Pizza Bar, BARDOT Brasserie; MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: FiAMMA Italian Kitchen, Hecho en Vegas; Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino: Libertine Social; Delano Las Vegas: Rivea, Franklin Lounge, Della’s Kitchen; Park MGM: Primrose, Juniper Cocktail Lounge; The Mirage Hotel & Casino: Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, OTORO Robata Grill & Sushi; New York-New York Hotel & Casino: Tom’s Urban; Circus Circus Las Vegas: The Steak House at Circus Circus; Cosmopolitan: Holsteins at The Cosmopolitan; Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine; Ragin’ Cajun Cookin’; Urban Seed, Ferraro’s Italian Kitchen; Masso Osteria; Oscar’s Steakhouse; Other Mama, Shiraz; The Black Sheep; Andre’s Bistro & Bar; Honey Salt, Sambalatte; Fat Choy; DW Bistro; and Braud’s Funnel Cake Cafe. Special room rates are available and may be booked by calling 877.632.7800 or by visiting MGM Resorts.  $120; Saturday, 1 – 4 pm; Las Vegas Festival Grounds, 311 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

James Beard Foundation AnnouncesTaste America® Tour
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual  Taste America® national culinary tour. The traveling series brings one-of-a-kind dining experiences and educational opportunities to 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. In addition to spotlighting the delicious food around the country, Taste America will focus on amplifying JBF food waste and sustainability initiatives and will directly contribute to the Foundation’s Scholarship programs. This weekend, join in an evening that begins with a reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvre from local chefs and restaurateurs such as Wes Avila (Guerilla Tacos, Los Angeles), Raphael Francois (Tesse, West Hollywood), Pawan Mahendro (Badmaash, Los Angeles), Mei Lin (Nightshade, Los Angeles),Curtis Stone (Maude, Beverly Hills), as well as Host Chef Holly Jivin (The Bazaar, Tres, Los Angeles). Afterwards, you will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by Taste America Visiting All-Star Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, NYC) and Taste America Local All-Star Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Los Angeles), who will curate a menu showcasing America’s rich and diverse culinary scene. Capping off the night will be a dessert reception featuring Margarita Manzke (République, Los Angeles), Lincoln Carson (Bon Temps, Los Angeles), Mitzi Reyes (The Bazaar), and some of the area’s sweetest chefs. On Saturday, check out free in-store consumer events at Sur La Table® located at Los Angeles Farmers Market. Activities includecookingdemonstration by James Beard Award winnerMary Sue Milliken and another exciting local chef,book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, as well as product demos and tastings from national sponsors.On display at the Sur La Table stores will also be JBF’s latest cookbook,Waste Not: How to Get the Most from Your Food. Reserve for the free cooking demos here. $300; Friday, 6 pm; SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, 465 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fall Festival Returns to The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market’s oldest and most beloved celebration, Fall Festival, which was established in 1934, returns! The Festival originally launched just a few months after the Market first opened. In the Festival’s earliest days, merchants would create Fall-themed floats, which they would parade through the Market to promote their business. While the parade no longer exists, most merchants still dress up in costumes and decorate their stalls.  There are many opportunities for festive photography throughout the Market, including Fall-inspired cut-outs and backgrounds, adding to the spirit of the celebration. Activities include pedal-powered tractor pull competitions; an animal-friendly petting zoo with creatures of all varieties; All-Alaskan Pig Races, featuring flat-track racing and hurdling pigs; arts and crafts including a Harvest Knot Workshop with American Straw; and a classic “no hands” pie-eating contest sponsored by Du-par’s. Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Game Zone will feature pumpkin bowling, candy corn hole, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin putting, an R.I.P. ring toss and pumpkin knock. There will also be plenty of live music from country, western and rockabilly bands will set the soundtrack for the weekend, with tunes from the likes of Merle Jagger, The Miners, Abby Girl & The Real Deal, Johnny Cash tribute band Walking Phoenixes, The Stardust Ramblers and Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls. Free; Saturday & Sunday; 6333 W.3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Rose Bowl’s Craftoberfest

Over 30 curated craft breweries from across Southern California will participate in Craftoberfest Los Angeles, providing a delicious gastronomic experience influenced by the world’s largest beer festival in Germany. The Greens at Brookside Golf Course, located just behind the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, will transformed and designed to emulate Oktoberfest with first class restaurants serving traditional fan favorite foods such as bratwurst and brezen. You will be given a 5 oz (GA ) or 12oz (VIP ) tasting glass upon entry, and will receive unlimited pours of craft beer throughout the day with food sold separately. Participating breweries include Eagle Rock Brewery, El Segundo Brewing Company, Smog City Brewing, Arts District Brewing, LA Ale Works Brewery, State Brewing Co., and more. $30, $50/VIP; Saturday, 12:30 – 5:30 pm; Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Pumpkin Nights
This outdoor, family-friendly pumpkin festival takes you on a half-mile walking path with over 3,000 hand-carved synthetic and real pumpkins, larger-than-life displays and multi-sensory experiences including fire dancers and more. $20; Friday, 5 – 10 pm; Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA

Oyster Festival
Grand Central Market and The Oyster Gourmet host oyster farmers from across North America at this fourth annual event. Meet the farmers, taste their half-shells and learn about the distinctive “merroir,” or taste of place, that distinguishes oysters grown in different waters. Kids can make their own art projects using oyster shells, mini seashells and other underwater-themed decorations. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213.624.2378

Westside Food & Wine Festival
Over 20 popular West L.A. restaurants, food trucks and caterers dish out a variety of favorites paired with wines and craft beers. Entertainment includes live music and giveaways. Proceeds benefit Westside Food Bank. $60-$80; Sunday, 3 – 7 pm; Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, 6333 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, CA 90230

Del Frisco’s Grille’s New Seasonal Three-Course Pre Fixe Menu
The menu is composed of fall-inspired dishes like homemade Butternut Squash Bisque topped with Maple Mascarpone, Cider-Glazed Heritage Pork Chop served with Sweet Potato and Apple Hash, Truffled Mushroom Gnocchi with Sherry Porcini Cream, Sticky Toffee Cake drizzled with Whiskey Caramel and a decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie. Guests can add expertly paired wine pairings off the Grille’s award-winning wine list for $20 or add a Filet Duo served Oscar-style and seasonal toppings as an upgrade for $10. $39; Through November 21st; Del Frisco’s Grille, 1551 Ocean Ave. #105, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.7333

TUMBI’s New Happy Hour Menu & Chef’s Tasting Menu

For the first time since its opening, TUMBI is offering a happy hour menu that features dosas and hearty kabob burgers, that are reflective of Chef Ali’s playful approach to Modern Indian cuisine. Two varieties of the “Indian pancake” dosas include: Patiala Fried Chicken Dosa with yogurt cumin curry leaf marinade, and tamarind chutney; and Indian Bruschetta Dosa with mozzarella, heirloom tomato, and basil chutney. A trio offering of sizable kabob burgers all served on a brioche bun come in mushroom, beef, and lamb, that are topped with roasted onion and tomatoes, chili, and chili mint chutney mayo. It wouldn’t be a happy hour without a refreshing varieties of new signature fall cocktails that include: the TUMBI Mule made with Jardesca white, ginger beer, and lime juice; the Indian Sangria comprised of Jardesca red, prosecco, and orange citrus; a new selection of impressive California wines. As an added bonus, guests can reap the benefit of affordable happy hour prices with the offer of a kabob burger or a dosa paired with a draft beer for just $11. Looking to try an array of chefs favorites in a family style dining experience? TUMBI has introduced a chef tasting menu which is available daily for the table featuring an array of chef’s favorite dishes like Dheli Khumb Korma, and Prawn masala. Guests receive an assortment of thali, street and desserts for the table and a choice of protein ($50-$60). Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 4-6 pm; 115 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90401; 310.829.7200

New Devocion Pop-up @ Hammer Museum
Colombian coffee roaster, Devocion, has launched a new pop-up with the Hammer Museum in Westwood! Museum-goers or just coffee lovers in the area can pop by the Hammer’s courtyard. Looking to taste the “freshest coffee” in LA? Order up a coffee, espresso drip or a cold brew. Open through the end of the year! Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am -5 pm; 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024




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