Los Angeles Times The Taste Returns to Costa Mesa

The Los Angeles Times is bringing back its Costa Mesa edition of The Taste. Following its 10th anniversary on the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot, the popular food and drink festivals is returning to Orange County for its second year to spotlight the vibrant cuisine and award-winning restaurants in the heart of Southern California. The Taste in Costa Mesa takes place over three sessions: one on Friday and two on Saturday. Admission to each event includes unlimited samplings from dozens of local restaurants, premium cocktail tastings, plus demonstrations from renowned chefs and wine experts. 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 for a weekend “Eatcation” to explore more of the area’s diverse food and cultural scene. $80 – $100; Friday – Sunday; Costa Mesa, CA

Fresh Pasta and Wine Dinner 

Viviane is hosting a wine-pairing dinner featuring Italian wine expert Giuseppe Paternoster. Indulge in four pasta courses paired with fine Italian wines, followed by a dessert. VIP guests may arrive early for hors d’oeuvres, Champagne, additional private wine tastings from Giuseppe’s private portfolio and an exclusive pasta-making presentation with chef Michael Reed. $65 – $75; Saturday, Early admission 6:30 pm, general admission 8 pm; 9400 W. Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

Taste of SBE

The redesigned Mondrian is opening its doors to host the annual decadent celebration of Los Angeles’ gourmet cuisine Taste of SBE. The dining event, presented by TIDAL, will feature a special performance by Academy Award-winning actor and artist Common, and will showcase chefs and restaurants such as Katsuya, Cleo, Umami Burger, Carna and more. $125; Saturday, 8-11 pm; The Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

3rd Annual Los Angeles Beer & Food Festival

For the third year, the LA Brewer’s Guild is having craft brewers join together for this event. This year, they use the Arboretum as inspiration, with beers showcasing California botanicals like stone fruit, citrus, herbs, and spices. $40 – $75; Saturday; Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

Taste of Soul

This street party has local vendors serving up amazing soul food and BBQ. After your belly is full, check out the gospel stage that is full of talent. There’s also a main stage with ‘80s rap legend Doug E. Fresh and New Edition’s Johnny Gill. Free; Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; Crenshaw Blvd between Stocker St & Obama Blvd

The Art of Tech One Year Anniversary Party

The Art of Tech invites you to celebrate their 1 year anniversary in style at Cross Campus, Santa Monica. Attendees will enjoy an evening filled with live music, immersive VR & AR experiences, live art installations, access to a network of like-minded individuals in the art and tech space and discounted cocktails & drinks. This one – year anniversary will be the ultimate marriage of art and tech, so let’s celebrate! $20-$100 (Discount Code: CROSSCAMPUS20 for 20% off); Saturday, 7 pm – 12 am; Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Sixth Sense – 20th Anniversary with M. Night Shyamalan

Bruce Willis stars as a child psychologist trying to helping a boy haunted by ghosts. This eerie masterpiece launched the career of first time director M. Night Shyalaman and also stars Toni Collette, Haley Joel Osment, and Donnie Wahlberg. Picnic with beer and wine as their DJ spins at sunset. $18 – $20; Saturday, 7 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

I Like Scary Movies

Horror-movie lovers, this is an event for you. Join in this interactive journey through classic horror films’ moments. Wander the halls with the twins in the Overlook Hotel, explore Freddy Krueger’s boiler room, Pennywise’s lair, Beetlejuice’s graveyard and waiting room to the Netherworld, as well as the newest exhibit for Friday the 13th, Camp Crystal Lake. $39; Through November 17th: Wednesday, 3-10 pm, Thursday – Sunday, noon-10 pm; The HD Buttercup Building, 2117 E. Violet St, Los Angeles, CA

Dia De Los Muertos at A New Dia

As you make your way from dome to dome and travel through this immersive art experience, you’ll be surrounded by stunningly vivid, colorful recreations of Día de Muertos. Learn about this holiday and share an experience with those around you, and put a new spin on Día de Muertos. $29; Through November 3rd; 1147 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Hills ArtShow

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

All My Friends Music Festival

This hit two-day music festival is back for its second year, focusing on hip hop and dance acts with Justice and Black Coffee headlining. $79-$119/day, $129-$179/2-day pass; Saturday & Sunday; 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Ace Hotel’s 20th Anniversary

Celebrate 20 years of the Ace Hotel at a concert with an eclectic lineup of musicians at the DTLA hotel’s theater. Enjoy performances by Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Brooklyn-based performance artist serpentwithfeet and experimental artists Zola Jesus. After-party to follow. $20 – $150; Friday, 8 pm; 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Birdies For Breast Cancer 

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, spend a day at The Links and play a round of 9-hole golf, partaking in yoga practice, join in a silent auction, sample from a variety of food and beverage vendors and more. Be sure to check out Nelson’s Sound Series Concert and wear pink to receive 50% off drinks. $99; Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; 310.265.2752




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