10 Not-To-Miss Events This Weekend, 10/16

Festivals abound, Florence abides, and food flows freely

FOOD: The 10th Annual Food Event
Hey, we can’t not plug our own amazing gastronomic extravaganza. This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of our Food Event at Saddlerock Ranch. Enjoy bites from more than 40 restaurants (A.O.C., Bestia, Jitlada, Faith & Flower, Sambar…the list goes on) not to mention beer, wine, live demonstrations from celebrity chefs, and more. Once you’ve had your fill, hit up the after party.  More information (Saddlerock Ranch, October 18)

MUSIC: Florence + The Machine
Front woman Florence Welch has a kinetic presence and impeccable style, with attention grabbing outfits. But it’s her vocals that command the stage. More information (Hollywood Bowl, October 16-17)

COMEDY: Prop Drop
Who knows what might happened when you combine talented comedians Todd Glass, Eliza Skinner, Jeremiah Watkins, Harry Moroz, and Jake Adams with a bunch of props from film and TV. More information (Westside Comedy Theater, October 16)

CONFAB: Burbank Beer Festival
The first ever Burbank Beer Festival will showcase both local and national craft breweries. Tickets are available for tastings from noon to 3 p.m. or from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information (Downtown Burbank, October 17)

FILM: 3rd Annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival
This two-weekend long event features screenings of 23 films about environmental topics. Friday’s main film Project Wild Thing explores how the rise of technology and marketing has effectively eliminated outdoor play, while Saturday’s film, Inhabit looks at how permaculture could be an effective solution for addressing a range of problems. More information (The G2 Gallery, October 16-17 and October 23-24)

CONFAB: Taste of Soul
Musicians DW3, Angie Stone, and Monica will perform, among others, at the 10th annual free “family festival.” Other highlights include a range of food vendors and a Beauty Pavilion featuring hair and makeup demonstrations. More information (Crenshaw Blvd., October 17)

MUSIC: An Evening with Niki J Crawford
Crawford, known for her soul and funk-influenced musical approach, will be performing songs off her debut release The Genesis Block. Prior to this tour, she was the lead singer of the band Orgone, and has shared the stage with musical legends including Booker T. Jones, The Roots, and Carlos Santana. More information (Mrs. Fish, October 17)

FOOD: 2nd Annual Eastside Food Festival
Celebrate the “best of the best and rising stars from L.A.’s gastronomic scene” with demos, panels, food-themed nail art, and, of course, delicious food and drinks. More information (Mack Sennett Studios, October 18)

CONFAB: Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods
Discover the city’s hidden enclaves on tours led by writers, academics, and historians who have contributed to LAtitudes, a 2015 compilation of essays that maps our cultural histories. More information (Various locations, October 17-18)

FILM: No Budget Film Festival
Organized by the production company cARTel: Colalborative Arts L.A., NBFF’s goal is to encourage low-budget filmmaking. This year’s Fest includes 25 short films, including several world premieres. More information (Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park, October 18)

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