Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Hanal Pixan Cooking Class, 626 Night Market, Long Beach Food Swap, L.A. Magazine Food Event + Hollywood Oktoberfest
Grilling at the 626 Night Market
Chichén Itza's Hanal Pixan Cooking Class and Dinner
Chef Gilberto Cetina of Chichén Itza, author of the new cookbook Sabores Yucatecos, hosts a cooking class called Hanal Pixan, which shows how to prepare traditional Mayan foods for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). A four-course sit-down dinner will follow.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Chichén Itza, 3655 S. Grand Ave.
Long Beach Food Swap
Located on Long Beach's 1-acre mini urban farm, this food swap invites members to trade homemade, homegrown and foraged creations -- pickles, jams, baked goods, honey, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs or spices. Those wishing to participate must pre-register with Long Beach Local Farm Lot 59.
WHAT: Long Beach Food Swap
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Farm Lot 59, 2714 California Ave., Long Beach
This two-day festival at the Vanguard in Hollywood plays like a scene from the movie Beerfest: Busty Bavarian babes, beer song sing-alongs, roving accordion players, stein-holding contests and sausage-eating competitions are all on the bill.
WHAT: L.A. Oktoberfest
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20 - Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: Vanguard L.A., 6021 Hollywood Blvd.
COST: $35; VIP $100
626 Asian Night Market
The San Gabriel Valley's homage to Asia's bustling night markets debuts in its new, larger venue. Look for vendors hawking everything from homemade dumplings to boba drinks to stinky tofu. Arrive early for discounted parking.
WHAT: 626 Night Market
WHEN Saturday, Oct. 20 - Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-10 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia
Los Angeles Magazine's 2012 Food Event
Los Angeles magazine hosts its seventh annual culinary extravaganza, featuring celebrity chefs, top restaurants and wine and spirits tastings, in the hills of Malibu at Saddlerock Ranch.
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Saddlerock Ranch, 31727 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu
Get the Squid Ink'd Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly food newsletter, which features top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips and a link to our print review.