A real hoe-down.
What: A KCET-hosted crash course on community and backyard gardening with nine experts serving as your soil sensei.
Why: Take home a copy of veggie growing guide From Seed to Skillet and a DVD of Edible Garden: Breaking Ground for when you need a refresher.
When: Sat., 5 p.m.
Where: L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., at Stanford Dr., Arcadia (866-523-8200). Tickets ($75 per pair) online at kcet.org.
What: To bring awareness to the billions who still cook meals over an open fire, The Paradigm Project’s ten-day trek from San Diego to L.A. ends with a day of preparing traditional Kenyan dishes over a three-stone stove.
Why: R.S.V.P. on Facebook to get on the list for the private benefit party with blues band Little Hurricane.
When: Today, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., b/t Selma Ave. & W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.
Golden Road Brewing Grand Opening Party
What: Craft beer enthusiast Tony Yanow (Mohawk Bend, Tony’s Darts Away) toasts his newly opened brewery with a celebration that includes three 10-ounce beers served in a take-home glass. The Flatiron Truck and Mandolin Grill will be parked outside to help soak up the suds.
Why: The first four DailyCandy readers to email firstname.lastname@example.org get spots for the sure-to-sell-out event.
When: Sun., 2-7 p.m.
Where: 5430 W. San Fernando Rd., b/t Cutter & W. Doran Sts., Glendale (213-537-4655). Tickets ($20) online at inticketing.com or at the door ($25).
What: The latest venture from mixology master Aidan Demarest (The Spare Room, Seven Grand) puts a deconstructed spin on cocktails, serving more than 200 spirits straight up alongside a mixer of your choice (sweet, sour, or soda).
Why: Save the cocktail umbrellas for a rainy day.
When: Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1114 N. Pacific Ave., at Palm Dr., Glendale (818-241-4542).
Less Is More
What: Declutter your brain by contemplating minimalist works from established and emerging artists (Larry Bell, Sol LeWitt, Anthony Sneed) at Shepard Fairey’s gallery, Subliminal Projects.
Why: Your Saturday night, simplified.
When: Thru Nov. 5. Opening reception, Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 1331 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Elysian Park & Innes Aves., Echo Park (213-213-0078).
The Writers Room
What: Once the watering hole of 1930s creative types (Faulkner and Fitzgerald among them), the back room at Hollywood steakhouse Musso and Frank reopens as an exclusive (sure to be celeb-jammed) club.
Why: A speakeasy vibe, libations by mixologist Daniel Nelson, and a VIP booth housed in an antique elevator cage.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: In the alley, behind the restaurant, b/t N. Cherokee & N. Las Palmas Aves., Hollywood.
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