Chichén Itza's Hanal Pixan Cooking Class and Dinner

Chef Gilberto Cetina of Chichén Itza, author of the new cookbook Sabores Yucatecos, hosts a cooking class called Hanal Pixan, which shows how to prepare traditional Mayan foods for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). A four-course sit-down dinner will follow.

WHAT: Day of the Dead Cooking Class/Dinner

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Chichén Itza, 3655 S. Grand Ave.

COST: $75

Long Beach Food Swap

Located on Long Beach's 1-acre mini urban farm, this food swap invites members to trade homemade, homegrown and foraged creations — pickles, jams, baked goods, honey, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs or spices. Those wishing to participate must pre-register with Long Beach Local Farm Lot 59.

WHAT: Long Beach Food Swap

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Farm Lot 59, 2714 California Ave., Long Beach

COST: Free

L.A. Oktoberfest

This two-day festival at the Vanguard in Hollywood plays like a scene from the movie Beerfest: Busty Bavarian babes, beer song sing-alongs, roving accordion players, stein-holding contests and sausage-eating competitions are all on the bill.

WHAT: L.A. Oktoberfest

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-5 p.m.

WHERE: Vanguard L.A., 6021 Hollywood Blvd.

COST: $35; VIP $100

626 Asian Night Market

The San Gabriel Valley's homage to Asia's bustling night markets debuts in its new, larger venue. Look for vendors hawking everything from homemade dumplings to boba drinks to stinky tofu. Arrive early for discounted parking.

WHAT: 626 Night Market

WHEN Saturday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-10 p.m.

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

COST: Free

Los Angeles Magazine's 2012 Food Event

Los Angeles magazine hosts its seventh annual culinary extravaganza, featuring celebrity chefs, top restaurants and wine and spirits tastings, in the hills of Malibu at Saddlerock Ranch.

WHAT: Los Angeles Magazine Food Event

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Saddlerock Ranch, 31727 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu

COST: $115

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