Thursday, Oct. 17
Venice Art Crawl Mixer, 6 to 10 p.m. Sample vegan eats from the Pizza Plant Food truck and meet local artists, merchants and view art by local artists at Amiga Wild, 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $5. (310) 913-1942; amigawild.com

LinkedIn Local at The Bungalow, 6 to 9 p.m. Network with other professionals while enjoying live music, food and cocktails. The Bungalow Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. $15 to $25. eventbrite.com

Westside Food Bank Meet & Greet at Firestone Walker, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Exchange a box of cereal or granola bars for a $5 beer as you learn how to contribute to ending hunger in Los Angeles. Firestone Walker Propagator, 3205 Washington Blvd., Venice. Free with food donation. facebook.com/westsidefoodbank

Juliana Riccardi Live, 7 to 10 p.m. Catch the up-and-coming musician Juliana Riccardi at her weekly residency at Atmosphere. Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison influence her blues and soul-infused style and set list, which includes renditions of classics by CCR, the Stones, Tom Petty and The Doors. Atmosphere Café, 12034 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free. atmospheremarvista.com

Kosher Pickles, 7 to 10 p.m. The new Open Temple’s Men’s Club meets to discuss “Happiness at Harvard” and the “Science of the Secret.” Husbands, fathers, brothers, significant others and friends with Y chromosomes welcome. 1422 Electric Ave., Venice. (310) 821-1414; opentemple.org

Westside Comedy Festival, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Laugh with improv troupes and special guest celebrities during this multi-day comedy festival. M.i’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade. $10+. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com

Clique: A Community-Building Workshop at BFF Festival, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come to Santa Monica Playhouse to learn community-building exercises. Johanna Middleton leads a workshop guiding attendees through partnered reflection, storytelling and other activities. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. Free with reservation. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Friday, Oct. 18
Twisted Tales Haunted House on Grand, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Experience your favorite fairy tales with a twist. This haunted house explores alternate endings to classic tales such as “Hansel and Gretel,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Alice in Wonderland.” El Segundo Teen Center, 401 Sheldon St., El Segundo. $15 to $20. elsegundorotary.org

Marina del Rey Film Festival, Friday, Oct. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 24. The Marina del Rey Film Festival kicks off with a celebration at the Warehouse Restaurant (4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by a slew of screenings at HHLA’s Cinemark 18 & XD (6081 Center Dr., Westchester) from 10 a.m. to midnight daily through Oct. 24.The Proud Bird (11022 Aviation Blvd., Westchester) hosts an awards show on Friday, Oct. 25. marinadelreyfilmfestival.com

Dan Rosenboom Residency at Sam First, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Trumpet player and composer Dan Roseboom leads a stellar quartet through two sets (one at 8 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m.), with special guest Joshua White sitting in on Friday. Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. $15 to $20. (424) 800-2006; samfirstbar.com

Greg Loiacono at McCabe’s, 8 p.m. Mother Hips guitarist and vocalist Greg Loiacono teams up with special guests Scott Hirsch and Lauren Barth for an intimate concert at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mcabes.com

Saturday, Oct. 19
Halloween Hullabaloo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Start Halloween early at Platform Park with treats, face-painting, storytelling and an assortment of activities at various stations. Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. platformla.com

Dogs on Deck Cruise, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hop aboard and relax on a two-hour cruise for pups and pup-parents. Enjoy the lunch and cash bar while your dog feasts on doggie treats and a buffet. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $63+. hornblower.com

“Mexican American Baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles” Book Discussion, 1 p.m. Dr. Richard Santillan, author and founding member of the Latino Baseball History Project, discusses his new book about Mexican-American baseball on the Westside and the historic role it played as a social and cultural force and point of community pride. Meeting Room B, Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., downtown Los Angeles. (213) 228-7272

Haunting of Hannon IV: “Dead in the West,” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Let Mark Twain be your guide through a ghostly (but family-friendly) tour of LMU’s William H. Hannon Library. LMU theater students perform famous and creepy tales inspired by Mark Twain’s travel writing and the myths and folklore of the old (and new) West. Tours are around 35 minutes long with sign-ups beginning 30 minutes prior to the first performance. William H. Hannon Library, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester. Free. lmu.edu.

Meet Me at Reed, 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon at the park while being serenaded by the Santa Monica High School Choir singing a wide range of popular music in a mixture of solos, duets and other ensemble arrangements. Christine Emerson Reed Park, 1133 7th St., Santa Monica. Free. santamonica.gov

Muscle House Cookbook, 6 to 8 p.m. The handball courts adjacent to Muscle Beach become the backdrop for a Human Resources LA performance of artistic recipes cooked live. The program is part of the city of Los Angeles’ public art triennial Current: LA Food, this year centered on culinary themes. Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. First-come, first-served; RSVP encouraged. currentla.org

Taste of Sculpting ‘Westside’ Halloween Edition, 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine as you sculpt a spooky sculpture in the spirit of Halloween. A ticket includes clay supplies and tools, plus five pours curated by downtown L.A. wine bar Pour Haus. Taste of Sculpting, 4223 Glencoe Ave., Del Rey. $40. tasteofsculpting.com

Hushfest Silent Disco: Prince vs. Bowie, 7 p.m. to midnight. Dance to music by David Bowie and Prince on Santa Monica Pier as a DJ streams their music straight to your headphones. VIP tickets include access to an open bar. $10+. hushconcerts.com

Don’t Tell Santa Monica, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Shrouded in mystery, Don’t Tell Comedy hosts another secret show at a location somewhere in Santa Monica. Location revealed via email at noon on the day of the show. $20. donttellcomedy.com

SOA Spooky Flutes Concert, 7 to 9 p.m. Flute ensemble The Song of the Angels puts on an Addams Family-themed show. Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $20. soafluteorchestra.com

Katalyst Jazz, 8 p.m. Inglewood-based future funk, soul and jazz band Katalyst Collective brings their beats to the Del Monte, followed by DJ Aaron Parr spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, hits, electronic and dance music. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Lula Wiles, 8 p.m. The acclaimed folk trio — fiddler/guitarist/banjoist Isa Burke, guitarist Eleanor Buckland, and upright bassist Masi Obomsawin — mix traditional tunes with contemporary commentary at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Sunday, Oct. 20
No Carve Pumpkin Decorating at Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Start your day at the market with pumpkin decorating and face painting. Pumpkins and decorations provided. All you need to bring is your creativity! Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. Free. facebook.com/smfms

Gold Coast Tour, 11 a.m. to noon. Explore Palisades Beach Road, also known as the “Gold Coast,” which was once called home by Cary Grant and Greta Garbo. See around 30 cottages designed by some of California’s most notable architects. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. $28. atlasobscura.com

Del Rey Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Del Rey with free food and drinks, free kids’ activities and live entertainment by the Del Rey Jazz Band. Del Rey fourth- and fifth-graders compete in the neighborhood’s spelling bee starting at 11 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony at noon. Glen Alla Park, 4602 Alla Road, Del Rey. Free. delreync.org

Grow L.A. Victory Garden Workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. Learn how to create your own backyard organic garden. Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 8050 Emerson Ave., Westchester. RSVP to bcrosse@ca.rr.com.

2 Jacks at Marina del Rey Hotel, 2 to 5 p.m. Learn how to recreate Melany Dierks Halloween Painting “2 Jacks” — straight from the artist. Dierks will guide you step-by-step through the process while you sip a glass of wine. Wear a costume for a chance to win a free pour and a Halloween themed painting class. Hotel MdR, 13480 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. $45. paintingandvino.com

Nikki O’Neill Band + Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, 7 p.m. Playa del Rey guitarist and singer-songwriter Nikki O’Neill represents the Westside when she teams up with hard-rocking country group Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. $15 cover. saint-rocke.com

Latinxeperience with Marina Isa at Townhouse, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Puerto Rican-American artist and activist Maria Isa brings her Afro-Boricua style to one of Venice’s most popular bars for one-night only. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $10 to $12. faceboook.com/boogiewoman

Monday, Oct. 21
Objet Trouve with Found Objects at BookArtsLA, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Learn how to create texturally rich relief printings with found objects. Jessica Spring shows you how to create compelling compositions from intriguing surfaces found in the print shop, the thrift store, the hardware store and the great outdoors. BooksArtsLA, 11720 Washington Pl., Culver City. $155. bookartsla.org

Tuesday, Oct. 22
Halloween Date at Stratford School, 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your child for this Halloween playdate and have fun singing songs, reading stories and making some Halloween arts and crafts. Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes! Stratford School, 2000 Stoner Ave., Santa Monica. Free. stratfordschools.com

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea, 11 a.m. to noon. Meet award-winning TV host, celebrity interviewer and journalist John Kerwin at the latest installment of Speakers by the Sea. 12000 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. eventbrite.com

Thursday, Oct. 24
Love Letter to the California Coast, 1 to 4 p.m. South Central artist Jasmine Nyende begins work on her large scale embroidery project on burlap, titled “Love Letter to the California Coast.” ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. Free. (424) 277-1020; esmoa.org

“The Biggest Little Farm” Screening at Patagonia, 7 to 9 p.m. Sample complimentary beer, wine, kombucha and snacks as you view the journey of a couple attempting to develop a sustainable farm in Moorpark. Patagonia Santa Monica, 1344 4th St., Santa Monica. Free. facebook.com/patagonia

Museums & Galleries
Experience 43: Plant Special Preview, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Walk through a life-size replica of German artist Amely Spoetzl’s studio featuring a collection of her urban interventions, photographs, drawings and sculptures drawn from nature, dried flowers and plants. ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. Free. (424) 277-1020; esmoa.org

Edward and Nancy Kienholz: “The Merry Go-World and Begat by Chance the Wonder Horse Trigger,” opening reception 7. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. After traveling the world, this large-scale, carnival-like assemblage of household objects, dancing lights, plush monkeys and more returns to L.A. Louver, where it first debuted in 1992. L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. lalouver.com

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