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Diwali Night Diwali—India’s biggest annual festival—celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Come prepared to dance all night long to the best of Bollywood, Bhangra & EDM with DJs Prashant and Dharam. While traditional Indian attire is encouraged, it is by no means a requirement. $9-$17; Friday, 9 pm – 2 am; West End, 1301 Fifth St, Santa Monica, CA Grand Ave. Arts: All Access Now in its fourth year, this culture-filled event showcases some of...

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Monday: 6th & La Brea Now Serving Lunch and Happy Hour 6th & La Brea has officially launched lunch! Enjoy forward-thinking lunch menu offerings with vegan and non-vegan favorites like the KFC Sandwich with crispy chicken cutlet, sweet chili glaze, pickles and slaw; the Bahn Mi, available vegan/non-vegan with either pork belly or tofu, pickled daikon and carrot, pickles, herbs and fermented hot sauce; and rice bowls with options like Seared Salmon, Braised Short Rib, and Marinated Tofu. For those that can’t stop by for lunch, join in...

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Marina Spooktacular@ Burton Chace Park This two-day festival on the Los Angeles waterfront with costume contests, participatory dance events, arts & crafts, and more. Daytime activities are kid-friendly, but when night falls, the park evolves into a field of frights with tours of L.A:s only haunted pirate ships, recommended for brave souls age 13 and up. Free; Saturday & Sunday; 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 San Pedro Día de los Muertos Festival Enjoy San Pedro’s historic downtown, cocktails, authentic Mexican fare, and musical...

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Tuesday: Here & Now Opens The Arts District welcomes Here & Now in the former Westbound space. Here & Now is a result of Westbound founder Sarah Meade’s collaboration with Va’La Hospitality, which is made up of Aaron Melendrez (Salazar), Damian Diaz and Othon Nolasco (both previously of E.R.B.). The team tapped Executive Chef Geo Delgado (Gusto, Petit Ermitage Hotel) to create a full culinary program to compliment Va’La Hospitality’s expansive cocktail list. Highlights include: Pork Belly Fries with Kennebec potatoes, American cheese, pork belly, Boyle Heights dressing and caramelized shallots; Mushroom & Polenta with maitake,...

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Monday: Think Pink at Lady M Throughout the month of October, Lady M will be servings pink strawberry-flavored eclairs in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will be donating 100% of the proceeds from October’s Pink Éclair sales to Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. Like all of Lady M’s high-end confections, the Pink Eclairs are made with classic choux pastry dough, filled with fresh strawberry custard cream and baby pink chocolate, then topped with a light pink gaze. Stop in to...