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Beverly Hills artSHOW
This long-running outdoor art showcase displays artwork from over 245 exhibitors twice a year. Wine and beer gardens and food trucks are also on-site. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Blvd. from Rodeo to Rexford drives, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.285.6830

WestEdge Design Fair
Find home-decor inspiration during this modern-design showcase at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. $25, free/children under 12; Friday & Saturday, 10 sm – 6 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA; 312.404.5508

Front Porch Cinema
Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. They’ve got films, food, drinks, and tons of fun. There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent. Free; Through Sunday, doors: 6 pm, movies: 7:30 pm; Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Halloween at Cinespia
40 Year Anniversary! The terrifying original in the cemetery! The kids aren’t alright when a ruthless psychopath returns to the suburbs on Halloween to wreak havoc years after his first crime. Who will be Michael Myers’ next victim? Will his psychiatrist and local police find him before it’s too late? Halloween’s eerie mise-en-scene, and the terrifying Michael Myers changed the face of the genre forever. Mastermind John Carpenter crafts the perfect slasher film (and score) that’s several cuts above the rest. Kick off Halloween with the tour de force horror classic under the stars for our last cemetery screening of the year! See the original slash of the titans with Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis in the ultimate horror stalk of ages. Pack a picnic with beer and wine and visit our extra special photo booth to take the thrill home with you. Presented as a 4k restoration on the big screen for the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest of all times. $12-$20; Saturday, 7 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Halloween Family Festival
Boomtown Brewery’s kid-friendly Halloween event has plenty of activities including a Halloween-themed bounce house, costume contest, face painting and trick or treating. Burger Shop will be on hand providing eats to keep you going. Free; Sunday, noon – 6 pm; 700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.617.8497

Karma International’s Kandy Halloween Party

Join in the 2018 Kandy Halloween Party, produced by Karma International, where you can expect hair-raising, haunted theme décor that will scare and excite you at every turn. Hollywood’s best set and production designers create multiple themed areas and haunted vignettes with dozens of scare actors and costumed performers. The evening will also feature a special performance by American rapper G-Eazy, a live performance by Anthony Russo, DJ sets by Vice, DJCJ, Jack Henry, and DJ Pravin Shaw. Energizing sips will be provided by Rockstar while you will also have the opportunity to enjoy Heineken as well. Additionally, Morning Recovery will be available for partygoers to boost their body’s natural response to alcohol, preventing hangovers the following day. Tickets here and use code KK1234; Saturday, 10 pm; Hollywood, CA

Museum of Selfies
Formerly a pop-up exhibit, Museum of Selfies, this interactive museum explores the history of the selfie. Photo ops include the infamous “bathroom selfie,” in a two-sided illusion room lacking an actual mirror and the “Hollywood selfie,” where you can experience what it’s like to be a star at the Selfie Oscars. $25; $20/ages 5 – 12, free/children 4 and under; Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 10 am – midnight; 6757 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Strut Your Mutt
Best Friends Animal Society hosts its annual fund-raising walk to save homeless dogs and cats. Join a team from one of Best Friends’ partner rescue groups or walk individually (dogs welcome but not required). In addition to the walk, there’s a festival featuring vendors, food trucks and activities. $15, $10/ages 6-12; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm; Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA

Dogs on Deck Cruise
Treat your furry friend to Hornblower Cruises’ “yappy hour” harbor yacht excursion. Wine, beer and appetizers will be available along with special pet snacks for doggie guests. An onboard “Howl-oween” costume contest adds to the fun. A portion of the proceeds benefits L.A. Animal Services. $55; Saturday, 1:30 pm; Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA;  310.301.6000

LeBron James Viewing Party
W Hollywood celebrates King James’ highly anticipated Los Angeles Lakers home debut with a viewing party at the hotel’s outdoor venue, The Station. The hotel will broadcast the game on a 30-foot screen and you will be able to order from a Lakers and LeBron themed menu. If you wear Lakers gear, you will be eligible to win a complimentary overnight stay. Free; Saturday, 7:30 pm; 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.798.1355

Out of the Darkness
Join the Out of the Darkness Community Walk and raise funds to fight suicide and support those touched by suicide. The event includes speakers, entertainment, remembrance activities and a community resource fair. The three-mile oceanfront walk starts and ends at the Santa Monica Pier and friendly dogs are welcome. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Free to participate, donations encouraged; Saturday, 8:45 am – 1 pm; Santa Monica Pier, 1 Parking Lot North

National Sushi Brand Offers Sushi Rolling & Sake Tasting Classes
According to a recent report by IBISWorld, sushi establishments have grown in popularity in recent years as a result of consumers’ increased health-consciousness and disposable incomes. RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant, the country’s national sushi brand known for inventive sushi and innovative cocktails, is inviting you in for a delicious, interactive class and tasting in celebration of their milestone 21st birthday. Sushi & Sake 101 classes is offered at all four RA Sushi Los Angeles locations. Enjoy a hands-on class designed to teach you about fun traditions around sake and the proper way to roll sushi. In addition to making and eating the featured Spiked Sake Roll (a sake infused sushi roll) alongside RA sushi chefs, you will enjoy creating other menu items including a Philadelphia Roll and Salmon Nigiri. Fresh edamame and miso soup will be served as will sake flights featuring Sho Ciku Bai, Miso Sparkling Sake, and Red Flower Sake. Class length is approximately 90 minutes. $45; Sunday, 12 pm; Corona, 2785 Cabot Dr, Suite 7-101, Corona, CA, 92883; Torrance, 3525 Carson St, Suite 161, Torrance, CA, 90503; Tustin, 2401 Park Ave, Tustin, CA, 92782; Chino Hills, 13925 City Center Dr, Suite 2065, Chino Hills, CA, 91709 

The 4th Annual Burbank Beer Festival
 The 4th Annual Burbank Beer Festival takes over the streets in Downtown Burbank from Magnolia Boulevard to Verdugo Avenue with three tasting areas, 85 craft beers on tap, a fall street fair, and a host of live entertainment. There will be two beer tasting sessions, with Session 1 from noon – 3 pm and Session 2 from 4 – 7 pm. In addition, the Burbank Beer Festival will include a free street fair with a variety of vendors that will be open to all. DJs and performers will provide entertainment throughout the festival with live musical performances taking place on the main stage located at San Fernando Boulevard and Olive Avenue. You can receive two free tickets for session 1 (an $80 value) courtesy of Visit Burbank when they book a Burbank hotel through here. Confirmed breweries to the Burbank Beer Festival include: Lagunitas Brewing CompanyGolden Road BrewingRiley’s BrewingMt. Lowe Brewing Co.; Elysian Brewing Co.; Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyLincoln Beer CompanyGoose Island Beer Co.; Breckenridge BreweryCoronado Brewing Co.; Santa Maria Brewing CompanyConcrete Jungle Brewing ProjectWhite Claw Hard SeltzerThe Good CiderMike’sTap It Brewing Co.; Wiretap BrewingCalidad BeerThe Dude’s Brewing Company24hour BeerBaja Brewing Co.; Brewyard Beer CompanyWiens Brewing Co.; Belching Beaver Brewery; and Trustworthy Brewing Co. with more to be announced. $10-$45 (include a tasting glass and 3-ounce craft beer samples from more than 85 beers on tap); Saturday, noon – 8 pm; Downtown Burbank, 201 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

EastSide Food Festival
Nearly one thousand Angelenos will come together to mix, mingle, and celebrate the vibrant dining culture of LA’s east side communities at the fifth annual festival of food and fun, which will feature unlimited tastings from popular food & beverage vendors native to Silver Lake, Echo Park, Highland Park, and more. In addition, you will enjoy watching more live music than ever before from emerging indie artists on an all-new live music stage; dynamic demonstrations and thought-provoking discussions; and live podcast recordings and comedy appearances. VIP tickets get you a VIP Happy Hour from 3 – 4 pm featuring bonus tastings, a dedicated VIP area with perks and prizes, and an appearance by actor and comedian Eric Wareheim, who will be returning for a second year to pour wines from his label, Las Jaras. New this year, is the Echo Echo Wine Experience, during which you will be able to grab a taste of Echo Echo Wine at the bar and pop on a pair of headphones to listen to playlists of emerging artists specially-curated to enhance the sensory impact of each sip. A raffle will also take place during the event to benefit PATH, a family of agencies working together to end homelessness for local individuals, families, and communities. $54+; Sunday, 4 – 7 pm; Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles 90029

The Taste in Costa Mesa
The Los Angeles Times is bringing its inaugural Orange County edition of The Taste. The festival features Taco María chef Carlos Salgado, recipient of the Restaurant of the Year award, the Filipino cuisine of Irenia and responsibly sourced cuts from Electric City Butcher among a diverse collection of chefs and dishes.  On Friday, from 6 – 9 pm, join in the opening event as chef Linda Johnsen (Filomena’s Italian Kitchen) shares her Italian roots through a demo of one of her signature dishes, while Santa Ana-raised chef Hop Phan (Dos Chinos) reveals the artistry behind his collaborative Vietnamese-Mexican cooking. Restaurants include Bluegold, Chronic Tacos, Coni’Seafood, Fill, Gunwhale Ales, LSXO, MFK by Aysee, Portola Coffee Roasters, Puesto, Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar, Tabu Shabu, Toast Kitchen & Bakery and Tokyo Table. On Saturday, from 6 – 9 pm, Chef Carlos Salgado (Taco María) will showcase his seasonal, Mexican-influenced cooking. Wing Lam (Wahoo’s Fish Taco) and Kelly Lam (The Whole Purpose) will treat the crowd to a joint demo, while Geeta Bansal (Clay Oven) will provide a glimpse into how traditional and modern techniques make the most flavorful Indian dishes. Restaurants include ADYA, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Cucina Enoteca, Georgia’s Restaurant, Habana, L.A. Brisket, Outpost Kitchen, Panxa Cocina, Roe Seafood, Supatras Thai, Ten Asian Bistro, The Cut and Water Grill. On Sunday, from 1 – 4 pm, check out cooking demonstrations, signature dishes from the participating chefs and purveyors, and tasting-sized pours of wine, beer and cocktails. Restaurants include Blackmarket Bakery, Chunk-N-Chip, Clay Oven, Descanso Restaurant, Electric City Butcher, Haven Gastropub, Irenia, Leatherby’s Café Rouge, Pie-Not, Tackle Box and Westend. Travel Costa Mesa has partnered with nearby hotels to offer special packages that include a pair of tickets to The Taste with each night’s stay and a chance to explore more of the area’s distinctive cuisine, world-class performing arts venues and extensive luxury shopping options. Admission to each event includes unlimited tastings from dozens of restaurants, sips of seasonal cocktails and cooking demos. $100; Friday – Sunday; 535 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Taste of Soul
With over 350,000 attendees last year, the annual Taste of Soul event features a taste of all things “soulful” including food from local restaurants, live entertainment, displays from local artists, and exhibits from local businesses and organizations. Free; Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; Crenshaw Blvd. between Stocker St. and Rodeo Rd, Los Angeles, CA

Maple Blocktoberfest
Maple Block Meat Co.’s second annual celebration features an all-you-can-eat menu including sliced brisket, chopped pork shoulder, pork spare ribs, rib tips, sausages, brisket tacos and more. You can also enjoy craft beer samplings, live music, and kids’ activities include a bounce house and pumpkin decorating. $65, free/kids 11 and under; Sunday, noon – 4 pm; Maple Block Meat Co., 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA; 310.313.6328

Artisanal Brewers Collective‘s 6th Annual Vegan Chili Cook Off
The nationally celebrated vegan guru Chef Tal Ronnen will head up the judging panel as five teams of chefs compete in the 6th Annual Vegan Chili Cook Off at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank. Joining Chef Ronnen at the judging table is Chef Caroline Concha of Beelman’s and Maggie Ortlieb, founder of VegOut LA. Bringing the heat in this year’s competition are plant-based chefs from across Los Angeles, including: Avocadamama – Plant Based Mac & Cheese Pop-Up Shop; Clean South LA – Convenient Vegan Comfort Food; Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen– A new take on traditional Cajun food; Taqueria la Venganza – street tacos made the traditional way, only 100% vegan; and Word of Mouth Truck – Plant Based comfort cuisine. A portion of proceeds will benefit Freedom + Rescue Project. Winner of the Judge’s Choice will be announced at 1 pm and the People’s Choice award will be announced at the closing ceremony, at 4 pm. $10 (includes five 3oz tastes of chili plus a ballot to a vote for the People’s Choice winner0; Sunday, 12 pm; 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506

Corner Cantina Debuts Brunch
Corner Cantina, the DTLA vegan-friendly Cal-Mex restaurant is now offering brunch. Brunch items include Huevos Rancheros, B.E.T with glazed bacon, and a Chili Burger with Egg, alongside brunch cocktails such as Michelada’s and Bloody Marias with Lunazul blanco tequila. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm; 630 W. 6th St 116-B/C, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.614.1900




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