And just like that, it’s Spooky Season. Time to break out the pumpkin carving sets, fire up some cozy candles, and decorate every inch of your apartment with human bones that you bought on discount from CVS. We can’t blame anyone for staying home and watching scary movies all week, but if you do want to get out and have some fun, here are some great events to get involved in.
You never have to look far for a Taco Tuesday event in LA, but none are as unique or exciting as the weekly one held at Anajak. From 6-9pm every Tuesday, this family-run Thai restaurant in Sherman Oaks breaks out a menu that changes weekly, but features things like Chinese sausage tostadas, dry-aged fish tacos, and lab tot, which are northern Thai meatballs. Come thirsty and get involved with their various natural wine flights.
DineLA is officially back starting this Friday, October 1st. The two-week-long program is a great way to discover new and exciting restaurants - or old ones that you’ve always been meaning to get to - without completely breaking the bank. Some of our favorite spots included are Bar Restaurant in Silver Lake, Chao Krung in Beverly Grove, and Rossoblu Downtown. Check out the official website for all the details and start snagging some reservations before they’re gone.
Skid Row Coffee
This Sunday, October 3rd, marks the first night of the Gift Of Compassion’s Fundraiser Dinner Series, “We See You.” The event is being co-hosted by the Black/API Healing Circle, Shadetree Multicultural Foundation, and Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church and will feature food from Skid Row Coffee followed by discussions and storytelling. The event runs from 6-8pm at Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church in Palos Verdes, and registration can be found here.
Gardena Food, Wine, And Brew Festival
The 11th annual Gardena Food, Wine, and Brew Fest is happening this Saturday, October 2nd from 12-9pm on the lawn of Gardena City Hall. The festival will include local bands and a cigar lounge, plus dozens of food and beverage vendors. Tickets range from $25-$80 and proceeds go towards raising funds for the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau and the Gardena Senior Day Care Center and Alzheimer’s Clinic.
Technically this event isn’t until next Monday, October 4th, but we’re including it here because it’s simply too cool to miss. Tacos AF, the new Downtown taco shop, is hosting a special event for National Taco Day with the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo where, for each taco bought, Tacos AF will donate $1 to the Downtown Women’s Center. Rondo himself will be at the restaurant helping take orders from 1-4pm on Monday, the 4th if you want to swing by and say hi.
Staying in the NBA world, popular food truck Compton Vegan is partnering with basketball star Jrue Holiday and @justegg in selling a brand new breakfast sandwich called Breakfast Of Champs. The sandwich is debuting this Wednesday, September 29th and 100% of proceeds will go to Jrue and his wife’s nonprofit organization @jlhfund, which helps create grants and other catalysts of change for Black communities.
The popular Chinatown bar and entertainment venue is hosting their weekly “Chinatown Revue” this Wednesday, September 29th. The show features some of LA’s best up-and-coming burlesque performers, magicians, contortionists, and more. It’s free admission before 10pm and $20 after, so get there early and be sure to come wearing your best 1920s attire.