Third Annual L.A. Craft Beer Crawl

More than 50 craft beers will be poured for unlimited sampling at downtown bars including Casey's, Cole's, Seven Grand, Las Perlas, Caña, Broadway Bar, Tony's Saloon and the Golden Gopher, which guests can tour in a daylong suds-filled romp. The beer selection will be curated by the Beer Chicks, Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi.

WHAT: L.A. Craft Beer Crawl

WHEN: Sat., Aug. 18, 3-7 p.m.

WHERE: Seven Grand, 515 W. Seventh St., dwntwn.

COST: $54 general admission; $74 VIP

Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

The world's top professional eaters will descend on Little Tokyo to compete for the title of champion dumpling master. Guests are invited to watch the competition and cheer on their favorites; it's first come, first seated, so get there early.

WHAT: World Gyoza Eating Championship

WHEN: Sat., Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo

COST: Free

Seed Library of L.A. Panel Discussion of GMO Foods

Seed Library of L.A. hosts Jeffrey Smith and Tom Newmark will speak about the hazards of the widespread use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and why Proposition 37, California's “right to know” initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot, is essential to health-minded consumers. Also offered: a taste test of tomatoes from SLOLA members' gardens.

WHAT: Seed Library of L.A. GMO Food Panel

WHEN: Sat., Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Venice High School Learning Garden, 13000 Venice Blvd., Venice

COST: Suggested $10 donation

Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

This weekend the Manhattan Beach Bristol Farms teams up with Melissa's Produce to host roastings of authentic New Mexico Hatch chiles, a seasonal Southwestern chile that boasts a nationwide following. Customers can have their chiles roasted to use in recipes such as chile verde or enchiladas.

WHAT: Hatch Chile Roasting

WHEN: Sat.-Sun., Aug. 18-19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHERE: Bristol Farms, 1570 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach

COST: Free

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