You can be a pedestrian but you don't have to actually be pedestrian — that's the moral of the Los Angeles Walks-presented Beverly Hills Architecture, Art and Alleys Walk. A 2-mile, all-ages triptych of architecture, public art and secret alleys in Beverly Hills led by renowned street-beater Ellen Lutwak, it starts at Nic's, Larry Nicola's swinging restaurant in the posh suburb's downtown. He's supporting the Walk because of his reasonably Zen observation that “everyone has to slow down.” Accordingly, he'll bike to work from Mid-Wilshire and tell you all about what he's gleaned from his decades-long Beverly Hills experience as he walks with you. It's the second in L.A. Walks' Walktoberfest series: Subsequent journeys through Glendale (Oct. 19) and Santa Monica (Oct. 26) also will end in a place where you can have a nice refreshing drink when the sidewalk ends. Nic's, 453 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills; Mon., Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.; free. (310) 550-5707,

Mon., Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m., 2013

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