Forty restaurants and eateries take part in Taste of Downtown Burbank’s culinary street festival, including Pomodoro Cucina Italiana, Picanha Brazilian Grill, Cold Stone Creamery and NYPD Pizza; plus, a beer-and-wine garden and live music. But if the area’s recently opened Zankou Chicken and its famous garlic paste that Mother has tried to re-create at home many, many times are nowhere in sight, a food fight may break out. Proceeds benefit the Burbank Community YMCA. Between Magnolia Blvd. & Orange Grove Ave., Burbank; Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30-10 p.m.; in advance $25, $35 with beer and wine, $10 children 12 & under; day of $30, $40 with beer and wine, $15 children 12 & under. (818) 238-5180.
When not surfing the Web for porn, the geekoid masses will gather at Video Games Live: 2006, a night of video-game music from Halo, Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Arcade Classic and more performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and hosted by video-game music composer Tommy Tallarico. And then they’ll go home and look for more porn. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd.; Thurs., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; $7-$60. (323) 850-2000.?