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Over the Weekend: Dodgers in Snorkel Masks, Charles Bukowski Remembered, Italian Feast in Hollywood, Abbot Kinney Festival

They say people turn to comfort food in times of grief and, well, nothing proved more true in Los Angeles over the weekend. To ease the worry brought on by the current economic crisis and looming presidential election, we gladly welcomed a weekend of over-eating and over-imbibing. Check out what we ate, who wet met and what we drank...

Dodger Debauchery

The Dodgers started their weekend early as they celebrated their Western Division championship on Thursday night in Echo Park. Pitcher Chan Ho Park and shortstop Angel Berroa donned goggles and snorkel masks as they showered fans with Moet champagne. Read Mark Groubert's full account of the evening.

Over the Weekend: Dodgers in Snorkel Masks, Charles Bukowski Remembered, Italian Feast in Hollywood, Abbot Kinney Festival

Photo by Mark Groubert.

Art About Bukowski

Saturday at the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank was the opening of Art About Bukowski, a group show dedicated to the life of Charles Bukowski. In addition to the 13-plus artists involved, the opening also showcased Weirdo Delux author Matt Dukes Jordan who signed copies of his new book Bukowski's L.A. Guests were treated to a surprise appearance from Bukowski's wife, Linda, who smiled and greeted artists as she checked out the many portraits done of her husband. Check out the slideshow here or click on the image below.

Over the Weekend: Dodgers in Snorkel Masks, Charles Bukowski Remembered, Italian Feast in Hollywood, Abbot Kinney Festival

Artist Jeremy Cross and Linda Bukowski.

Precious Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro L.A.

Friday through Sunday marked the seventh annual Precious Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro on Highland in Hollywood, hosted by funny guys Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. We ignored the creepy carnies while we drank Pironi beer, feasted on cannolis and boned up on our history of Italian-American culture in Los Angeles. Check out the slideshow here or click on the image below.

Over the Weekend: Dodgers in Snorkel Masks, Charles Bukowski Remembered, Italian Feast in Hollywood, Abbot Kinney Festival

Photo by Shannon Cottrell.

Abbot Kinney Festival

On Sunday we took in the ocean air and enjoyed the swap meet vibe of the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice Beach. Later that night the weekend ground to a sobering halt when news broke of a deadly shooting that occurred on Abbot Kinney and San Juan streets, almost three hours after the festival closed. For details, read Liz Ohanesian's account of her day in Venice. Check out the slideshow here or click the image below.

Over the Weekend: Dodgers in Snorkel Masks, Charles Bukowski Remembered, Italian Feast in Hollywood, Abbot Kinney Festival

Photo by Shannon Cottrell.


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