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LA Weekend: Fun things to do in Los Angeles the weekend of 9/30-10/2

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If you have not tried Montrose’s new restaurant C’est La Vie, you should. Their (somewhat) limited menu ensures that each dish is outstanding. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert… you won’t be disappointed. And their cappuccinos are the best I have had.  While all of the desserts are amazing, the olive oil cake is out of this world.

10th Annual Chocolate Salon is Back in Pasadena

What: On Saturday, Oct. 1, the 10th annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon returns to the Pasadena Convention Center. This will be the FINAL Chocolate Salon and they’ll be sending off the event with  some of the best chocolatiers and confectioners in the business. Guests can enjoy chocolate tastings, demonstrations, chef talks and author interviews.
When: Saturday, October 1
Info: All tastings and events are included with general admission ($20 online and $25 at the door). Children tickets are also available for $10 only.

Santa Anita’s Oktoberfest Returns

What: Santa Anita’s Oktoberfest fun will feature German beer, food, and music, all trackside. Guests can also partake in a variety of fun activities and competitions including stein holding, corn toss and a costume contest. Traditional German music will be provided by the Bavarian Wunderband.

Cost: $30 including craft beer and cider tastings and Oktoberfest swag.
Info: Find more info at www.santaanita.com


Little Explorers First Saturdays at Descanso Gardens

What: Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your youngsters ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities and crafts. No registration required.
Where: Descanso Gardens
Cost: Free with admission