3rd Annual Halloween Party at Philippe the Original

Members of Golden State Haunts, along with Valley Investigators of the Paranormal, will be on the lookout for the famed “Lady in White” in the upstairs “bordello” of the historic Philippe the Original restaurant. Join them for a night of spooky stories, paranormal investigations and, if nothing else, a whole lot of French dip sandwiches.

WHAT: Haunted Halloween Party at Philippe's.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Philippe the Original, 1001 N. Alameda Ave., L.A.

COST: Free

A Taste of South Lake

At this community-based outdoor get-together, guests can enjoy offerings from the restaurants along Pasadena's South Lake Avenue: prizes, special live cooking demos, a beer and wine garden and live music performances.

WHAT: A Taste of South Lake

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, noon-3 p.m.

WHERE: Corporate Center Pasadena, 251 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena

COST: Free

Ventura Oysterfest

California oyster farms and local restaurants are teaming up for this event, which celebrates sustainable oyster farming and features live music and wine tastings — as well as the opportunity to do all the shucking and jiving your heart desires.

WHAT: Ventura Oysterfest

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: San Buena Ventura State Beach Park

COST: $20

A Taste of Abbot Kinney

This afternoon event focuses on Abbot Kinney's culinary talent and features a restaurant walking tour where you can sample signature dishes from your favorite chefs and enjoy wine and beer tastings. Highlights also include special presentations and cooking demonstrations during the VIP hour, featuring local chefs and VIP reception host Adam Gertler from the Food Network.

WHAT: A Taste of Abbot Kinney Walking Tour

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: 585 Boardriders, 585 Venice Blvd., Venice

COST: $60; $100 VIP

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