Josie's Beekeeper Release Tasting

Don't worry about flying insects at this dinner; it's actually a private release party for one of Sonoma's up-and-coming vineyards. Appetizers from chef Josie Le Balch will be paired with a selection of the cellar's newest wines. Reservations are strongly recommended.

WHAT: Josie's Beekeeper Release Tasting

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Josie's, 2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

COST: $20

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Pop-Up Art Show

Food and art are the focus of this streetside event featuring more than 25 professional artists and a whole bunch of food trucks serving up tasty snacks during Westchester's First Friday.

WHAT: Westchester Pop-Up Art/Food Show

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 2, 4-11 p.m.

WHERE: 6249 W. 87th St., L.A.

COST: Free

Taste of L.A. at the Breeders' Cup World Championships

Ten Los Angeles chefs and food vendors, including The Gorbals, Mo-Chica, Heirloom L.A. and Kogi, will be cooking up a range of culinary offerings for guests to enjoy while viewing the nation's top thoroughbred racing event.

WHAT: Taste of L.A. at the Breeders' Cup

WHEN: Nov. 2-3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

COST: $5-10 (food vouchers extra)

Good Food Conference

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art co-hosts a series of educational panels featuring top leaders in the good-food movement — just days before California voters decide whether to require the labeling of genetically modified foods.

WHAT: Good Food Conference

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3, noon-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.

COST: $45

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