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What You’re Doing This Week: Sept. 23

September 16, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: The Mesulam Group)

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(credit: Wagstaff Worldwide)

This week boasts a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy amazing food and drink festivals. Don’t worry, a fabulous dance and fitness spa is hosting a week-long event to help you offset some of those delicious calories.

September 23

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(credit: Relevance PR)

Oaks at Ojai: Dance Week

122 E. Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-5573
oaksspa.com

Fitness destination spa, the Oaks at Ojai, welcomes Dance Week through Sept. 28. Stay overnight in one of their private rooms, dine on three included meals, and enjoy 15 fitness classes per day, as well as numerous entertainment options and seminars. With a special emphasis on dance and movement, you’ll burn calories and have fun as you enjoy special dance classes such as Aqua Zumba, Latin, Hip Hop, Classic Choreographed Cardio, Bollywood, Burlesque, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Jazz, and Drum on the Ball.

September 24

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(credit: Musical Beer Crawl)

Musical Beer Crawl

Echo Park
1498- 1455 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(310) 867-5023
musicalbeercrawl.com

This free LA Beer Week event features live music, pizza, prizes, and plenty of amazing craft beer as you stroll down Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park. Passport holders (download for free) score awesome discounts at participating venues from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Don’t forget to bring along a designated driver. #MBC3

Related: What You’re Eating: LA Beer Week

September 25

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(credit: Johan Persson/Center Theatre Group Media)

Sunshine Boys

Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-4444
centertheatregroup.org

Straight from London, Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch (together for the first time since “Taxi”) star in the U.S. premiere of Neil Simon’s classic, “Sunshine Boys.” Tickets for this hilarious comedy about show business and friendship start at just $20! Runs through November.

September 26

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(credit: The Mesulam Group)

12th Annual Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro

Behind the Jimmy Kimmel Live Theater
1651 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(818) 508-0082
www.feastofla.org

The 12th Annual Galbani Cheese Italian Feast kicks off Thursday with a Prima Notte Gala hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corolla. The community festival continues over the next three days with everything Italian: music, food, culture, entertainment, a kid’s corner, carnival rides, bocce, and celebrity cooking guests. Tickets for the gala start at just $30; admission to the Feast, Sept.27 to 29, is just $5. Kids under 12 are free, with all proceeds benefitting Los Angeles shelters, food banks, and school programs.

September 27

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(credit: destinationfoodtours.com)

Taste of Santa Monica Food Tour

Marine St. and Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
destinationfoodtours.com

For a fabulous and diverse selection of Santa Monica’s best, consider taking the Taste of Santa Monica Food Tour. Your three-hour adventure and walking tour will take you on a culinary adventure through the sights, sounds, and cool ocean breezes of Santa Monica as you sample everything from killer gelato to artisan cheeses. Consider their Progressive Dinner tour for a great night on the town, starting Oct. 3.

September 28

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(credit: PMCA)

Family Day

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 568-3665
pmcaonline.org

Explore the colorful abstract art of Sam Francis at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Bring the kids to family day, this Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., where you can explore exhibitions and take part in special art projects perfect for pint-sized creativity, including “scenic” dioramas for California Scene Paintings and creating wax paper and melted crayon sculptures. Kids 12 and under are free.

September 29

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(credit: Wagstaff Worldwide)

Thai Food Festival

Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-1151
thaifoodfest.com

Join celebrity Chef Jet Tila and the Thai Trade Center where you can discover the five fundamental flavors of Thai food: spicy, sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Admission includes access to culinary discussion panels, demonstrations with celebrity chefs, a tempting amount of food and drink tastings all while being entertained with Muay Thai martial arts demonstrations, classical and folk dancing, umbrella painting, fruit carving, and musical guests. 3 to 6 p.m.

Related: Celebrity Chef Jet Tila To Host LA’s First-Ever Thai Food Festival

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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