KCRW’s 5 Things To Do This Week

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Outside of Oaxaca, LA may be one of the best places to experience Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday to honor passed loved ones.  For the next week, you can find fiestas all over this city. So grab a candy skull and let’s celebrate!


EAT: Superba Snack Bar

Jonathan Gold calls Superba Snack Bar’s intricate dishes “sunny and straightforward,” with dishes like pheasant rillette, porchetta di testa pastrami, fried chicken and the obligatory kale. What does sunny and straightforward tastes like? You can find Superba in Venice.


LISTEN: Walk On By

LA-based band The Decoders have teamed up with Fitz and the Tantrums’ singer Noelle Scaggs to cover the classic track “Walk on By”. DJ Anne Litt calls it a “dark and sexy interpretation” that demands a listen.


SEE: A Strange and Fearful Interest

Don’t miss this moving exhibit of photographs and artifacts from the Civil War, now at the Huntington Library.  According to Edward Goldman, this isn’t a history lesson, it’s an emotional journey into a painful period in American history.


EXPLORE: The Good Food Festival & Conference 

Calling all locavores!  The Good Food Festival is coming back to Santa Monica. Hear about issues surrounding food and sustainability from Will Allen, Evan Kleiman and others. Additionally, you can participate in LA’s first ever Urban Barn Raising.