As part of the LA Beer Week extravaganza, which kicks off today, chef Mark Gold brings back his all-you-can-eat fried chicken at Eva tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20). You'll get as many pieces of tawny bird as you can handle, plus all-you-can-drink beer, which in this case is Beachwood BBQ & Brewing's Foam Top Cream Ale. $39 for the whole shebang. Takes place from 6-9 PM. Call 323-634-0700 for reservations (7458 Beverly Blvd.).
Who needs Oktoberfest when you have Septemberfest? Here's what you'll find at this very American (no lederhosen necessary) celebration at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday: More than 150 beers to sip, food trucks to line-up for, and live music by Petty Cash and Black Crystal Wolf Kids. Did we mention the beer? Lots of it. Tickets are $40 for general admission, or $50 for VIP. Admission is $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP (food sold separately). A portion of the proceeds go to Noah's Bark Animal Rescue. 2-6 PM.
TasteTV's LA Chocolate Salon is back on Sunday, this time at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, where you'll find artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate in many forms. Enjoy tasting it, learning about it at cooking demos and chef and author talks, and tasting it again. Only true chocoholics need apply. Tickets are only available in advance; get them here. 11 AM-5 PM.