L.A. Chocolate Salon
This year's event is the eighth annual chocolate festival, bringing together many chocolatiers and confectioners to celebrate chocolate. As advance tickets are on sale, it might be time to save $10 and get them now. Brought to you by TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon, the one-day show features presentations and demos — and lots of chocolates. This year's participants include Amara Chocolate, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Valenza Chocolatier, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Mignon Chocolate Boutique, Amella Caramels, CocoTutti, Chuao Chocolatier, the Tea Room Chocolate Company, Chocolats du Calibressan, Marti Chocolatt, Les Beaux Chocolats and many more.
WHAT: L.A. Chocolate Salon
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.
COST: $30 at the door, $20 in advance. Early-bird tickets now on sale.
Monterey Park Night Market
The second MPK Night Market will be much like the first, on July 25, in which street-food vendors, visual art exhibitions, pop-up shops , carnival games and live music filled Barnes Park for the late afternoon and evening (and yes, the actual night). There will also be the city’s first beer and wine garden in a public park and an outdoor movie screening. Scheduled food vendors include Tanota Takoyaki, Rolling Burger Barns, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, the Mighty Boba Truck, the Original Ice Cream Lab and Dia de los Puercos.
WHAT: Monterey Park Night Market
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park.
COST: Admission is free; food is a la carte from individual vendors.
Rock & Brews Craft Beer Fest
Rock & Brews in El Segundo is hosting its fourth annual craft beer festival. This year, in addition to all that beer, there will be a brewer panel where representatives from select local breweries will discuss the L.A. craft beer scene and take questions. Other than beer, there will be food, ice cream and popcorn stations, a dunk tank and a Gene Simmons cut-out bean bag toss — because what's a beer party without that one. Who's coming? El Segundo Brewing, Monkish Brewing, Smog City Brewing, Golden Road Brewing, Eagle Rock Brewing, Dude’s Brewing, Strand Brewing, Angel City Brewing, Cosmic Ales, Bootlegger’s Brewing, Abigaile Brewery, King Harbor Brewing, Congregation Ale House, Absolution Brewing and Ohana Brewing.
WHAT: Rock & Brews Craft Beer Fest
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 14, noon to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Rock & Brews, 143 Main St., El Segundo; 310-615-9890.
COST: Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online or at Rock & Brews.