L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Dine L.A. to a Live Podcast Taping at Hunker House and More

Plus, Long Beach's Oktoberfest celebration.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Being Home with Hunker Live Podcast Event with Nina Freudenberger (Venice): Famed Los Angeles interior designer and book author, Nina Freudenberger, will be speaking during the first live podcast event in a new series happening at Hunker House. Nina will be joining Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker editorial director and host of the Being Home With Hunker podcast, to discuss how to publish design books and create a successful interior design business. The event will feature wine and light snacks, book giveaways, and a raffle.
When: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.
Where: Hunker House, 1212 C Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291
Tickets: Free, register here

Dine L.A. (Multiple Locations): Foodies, it's here! Score food and drink deals for $15 and up while exploring our city's culinary scene during Dine L.A.'s annual event. Participating eateries include Beauty & Essex, Redbird, and many more. See the full roster and book reservations here.
When: Now through Friday, Oct. 28
Where: Multiple Locations

Stripes Retail Pop-Up (Century City): The healthy aging brand, Stripes is opening a retail pop-up at Westfield Century City. Co-founded by Naomi Watts, Stripes will feature exercise classes, panels, products, and a meet and greet with Watts herself. Find out more about her brand here.
When: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Mucinex Missing Booth (Santa Monica): Mucinex wants to help Angelenos remake missed memories after the past two years in a pandemic. Folks in Los Angeles will be able to enter the Missing Booth and submit a sixty-second video recounting their missed moment and submit for a chance to win a celebratory comeback (valued at $500) on Mucinex.
When: Friday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401

Fever-Tree Mixer Truck (Multiple Locations): Fever-Tree, the leading premium brand of carbonated mixers, is hosting an one-of-a-kind Mixer truck this weekend. The branded truck will make full-day stops in Abbot Kinney (10/21), 3rd Street Promenade(10/22), and Melrose Trading Post (10/23). Guests will be treated to non-alcoholic cocktails crafted onsite, and receive a complimentary Fever-Tree four-pack and branded tote bag.
When: Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Abbot Kinney, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291
3rd Street Promenade, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401
Melrose Trading Post, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

OC Japan Fair (Costa Mesa): Celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in SoCal. Highlights of the fair will be "Oiran Dochu" or an "alluring procession," a reenactment of historical parades performed by courtesans, featuring gorgeous kimonos and vibrant Japanese traditions. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more. General admission is $10; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 92626

Halo Presents The Hugman Series by Nathan Sawaya (Hollywood): Local artist Nathan Sawaya has created an incredible art installation for DTLA. "Hugman" is an installation of LEGO® brick figurines inspired by the simple idea of embracing others. This series, which began as street art in New York City where the sculptures randomly appeared in different locations, "hugging" whatever they could find and surprising people as they passed by, range in size from 15 inches tall to 65 inches tall.
When: Now through Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: Halo at Wells Fargo Center, 333 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071
Bank of America Plaza, 333 S Hope St., L.A., 90071

2nd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest (Long Beach): The city of Long Beach is celebrating the second annual Oktoberfest. Guests can enjoy the German holiday with beer, eats, live performances, music, and games. Tickets for the 21+ event start at $20; buy them here.
When: Now through Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: 855 Elm Ave., Long Beach, 90813

Brave Daughters x Otherwild Pop-Up (Los Feliz): Otherwild and Brave Daughters are teaming up for a "shop within a shop" pop-up. Shop the many jewelry collections and enjoy the magical one-of-a-kind experience, Walk-ins are accepted or appointments can be booked here
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 30 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Otherwild L.A., 1768 North Vermont Ave., L.A., 90027

Monday, Oct. 16

Nail'd It Opening (Canoga Park): Chic nail salon, Nail'd It is making its way to the Westfield Topanga mall. Located on the center's second floor between Aritizia and Neiman Marcus, the nail salon offers a beautiful pink aesthetic, amazing customer service, and a nail experience unlike any other. Make your reservation here.
When: Monday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303

Thursday, Oct. 20

Screamfest 2022 "Run Sweetheart Run" (DTLA): Don't miss the closing night of Screamfest which will be screening "Run Sweetheart Run." The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ella Balinska, Betsy Brandt, Dayo Okeniyi and producer Effie Brown. RSVP for the free screening here.
When: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Theater at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015

Lovett or Leave It: Live or Else (Koreatown): The sweaters are out, the leaves are crunching, and the news keeps coming! Join Jon Lovett all fall at Dynasty Typewriter to take a deep dive dive into the headlines and laugh along with his many many hilarious and genius friends. Special guests include Ellington Wells, Chris Fleming, Jodi Hicks, Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito. Get your tickets here.
When: Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth, 2511 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90057

Friday, Oct. 21

BOA Steakhouse & Sushi Roku Opening (Manhattan Beach): Award-winning Los Angeles restaurant group IDG is opening a new outpost, with eateries Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse under one roof. . Together, these two iconic establishments seek to attract diners eager to experience a global menu of chef-curated delicacies, whether it's Sushi Roku's signature sushi, sashimi and izakaya-style bar fare or the 40-day dry-aged New York strip and A5 Japanese Wagyu, legendary Caesar salad, and sommelier selections that keep guests coming back to BOA Steakhouse. Learn more here.
When: Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 3110 North Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 90266

Saturday, Oct. 22

North Six & Vote Forward Elections Event (East Hollywood): Vote Forward and North Six will be hosting a public-facing event in an effort to write 10,000 letters of encouragement to underrepresented voters in advance of the quickly approaching midterm elections. Vote Forward will be providing all letter writing materials including stamps, addresses, paper, envelopes, and more.
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Sized Studio, 526 North Western Ave., L.A., 90004

Stevie Sister Grand Opening (Studio City): Calling all fashionistas! Join us in welcoming and celebrating Stevie Sister's new location at The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge for an afternoon of shopping, delicious mocktails, and live music. Attendees will have an opportunity to get their new Stevie Sister purchases personalized at a complimentary embroidery station, while supplies last.
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604

The Boundary Beyond Figure Opening Reception (DTLA): Arushi Gallery and Berj Art Gallery, present The Boundary Beyond Figure, a walk-through exhibit featuring art by emerging artists from Ghana. The collection of works by artists Billy Baffoe Bonnie, Brandon B-Doku, Maxwell Boadi, Komla Letsu Phillips, Nii Teiko, Eric Odartey, Israel Padonu, Daniel Nortey, Torto Lawrence, Sowatey, Yaw Mensah, Benjamin Sencherey and Kofi Buckman tackle subjects like sexuality, female rights, limitation of culture, black joy, self-confidence and identity in a cosmopolitan world with the intention to promote conversation beyond the boundary of the present figures. The full exhibition will run into Saturday, Dec. 10.
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Arushi Gallery, 1243 West Temple St., L.A., 90026

Sunday, Oct. 23

The Ultimate Sunday Brunch Experience at Camphor (Arts District): Angelenos can enjoy Sunday Brunch at the modern French bistro Camphor. Camphor's Co-Executive Chef Duo Max Boonthanakit & Lijo George and Hotel Bel Air's Executive Pastry Chef Tiffany Pascua have teamed up to dream up an ultra-decadent pastry-laden collaborative brunch affair. Guests will also be able to try a 'Pastry Chariot' featuring a selection of house baked goods & sweets.The 3-course prix-fixe menu with cocktails á la carte will be $65. Buy them here.
When: Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Camphor, 923 East 3rd St., #109, L.A., 90013

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