Machine Project's Build-a-Beer

Home brewers Andrew Hong and Nick Clute-Reinig host an evening of beer education, deconstruction and, of course, consumption. The duo will discuss the ingredients that come together to create that amazing brewed goodness, then take beers and play around with different extracts, oils and other flavors to create new styles on the spot.

WHAT: Build-a-Beer Class

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m.

WHERE: Machine Project, 1200-D N. Alvarado St., Echo Park

COST: $10

L.A. Chamber Orchestra's Czech Republic a la Carte Fundraiser

In the home of Grigor Hovhannissian, consul general of Armenia, attendees will experience festive Armenian cuisine and drink following a performance by LACO associate principal cello Armen Ksajikian.

WHAT: LACO Fundraiser

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.


COST $250

Fig & Olive “Yelloween” Party

Fig & Olive on Melrose is hosting a pre-Halloween party sponsored by Champagne maker Veuve Clicquot. The costumed bash will feature the musical stylings of St. Tropez celebrity DJ Julien Nolan, a candy bar, party favors and festive décor as well as Veuve Clicquot bottle service starting at $76 a bottle. Reservations are recommended

WHAT: Fig & Olive “Yelloween”

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 p.m.

WHERE: Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood

COST: Included in cost of dinner; reservations recommended.

Santa Monica Farmers Market Pumpkin Decorating

Free pumpkin decorating for kids is back at the Santa Monica Farmers Market this Saturday. Locally grown, bright orange pumpkins will be available for little ghouls and goblins to paint with their best googly-eyed artwork.

WHAT: Free Pumpkin Decorating

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica

COST: Free

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