Friday, 11/1: Red Cross Sandy Relief Drive

Rose Bowl relief drive for those affected by Sandy

Here are some of the best, non-boring things to do in L.A.’s Eastside for the weekend of 11/2/12 to 11/4/12. ABC 7 and the American Red Cross are hosting a relief drive at the Pasadena’s Rose Bowl for those affected by superstorm Sandy. If you can’t make it out by 6:30 tonight, you can donate online or donate blood.

When: Fri. to 6:30PM
Where: Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost: FREE
Web: American Red Cross

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park

Shutout of the mayhem that was the Hollywood Forever Dia de los Muertos event last week? Fret not! Squeeze in some last minute marigold and calacas action at Grand Park! Celebrate with spectacular alters, food trucks, a full bar and live music from Mariachi El Bronx, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Buyepongo.

When: Fri. 5PM-11PM
Where: Grand Park, 210 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: FREE
Web: Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park

Saturday 11/3: L.A. Derby Dolls Championship

Founded in 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California’s premiere women’s banked-track, quad-skating, roller derby league. The Dolls delivered an incredible 2012 home season. Check out the nail-biting finale going down this Saturday!

When: Sat., 6PM
Where: The Doll Factory, 1910 W Temple St., Los Angeles, 90026
Cost: $20-45
Web: L.A. Derby Dolls

Sunday, 11/4: 13th Annual Japanese Food Festival

All you can eat and drink at the 13th Annual Japanese Food Festival

The 13th Annual Japanese Food Festival will feature a big tuna filleting show, sushi chef contest, sushi eating contest and live Taiko performance. Participants will enjoy unlimited sushi, ramen noodles, beef bowls, sake, shochu and an assortment of Japanese wines.

When: Sun., 11AM-3PM
Where: Hilton DoubleTree, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: $30 (kids), $60 (adults)
Web: Japanese Food Festival

Schedule
11:00am – Doors Open
11:15am – Opening Program
11:30am – Opening Sake Barrel Ceremony
12:00pm – Filleting a Tuna Demonstration
1:30pm – Sushi Eating Contest
2:30pm – Sushi Chef Contest
3:00pm – Closing, all you can eat/drink

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