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Get Out: Chocolate Salon, Iranian Filmmaker Series, Korean BBQ Beer Garden

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Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon
Fans of chocolate, listen up! Get thee to Pasadena's Convention Center today between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. where for $25 you can sample chocolates from several of the state's premier chocolate-makers at the Luxury Chocolate Salon. Confections, truffles, bars, dessert treats, and other chocolatey goodness await you and your appetite. Meet the makers, taste until you're full, and shop a little for your holiday gift lists (and that secret stash of chocolate we know you keep). Although LAist is skipping the sweetness this year, we've had a tasty time there in the past.

Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in Their Own Words
The Academy and UCLA’s Film & Television Archive is presenting screenings of eight recent Iranian films (four at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater, four at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater) and onstage discussions with the filmmakers. Today it's JOURNEY TO HIDALOU, a 2005 film directed by Mojtaba Raei. The film is showing at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus, and while online ticket sales have ended, you can purchase them starting at 6 p.m. (one hour before showtime) at the theater's box office. A discussion with Mojtaba Raie will follow the screening, hosted by producer William Horberg. [More info]

Korean BBQ Beer Garden on the Patio @ Gyenari
Relax and enjoy the day on the patio at Gyenari in Culvery City, where they've just launched their new outdoor patio featuring a new Korean Tavern-meets-beer garden-style menu. Offered exclusively to outdoor diners, the “Beer Garden” menu features Chef Debbie Lee’s (a recent top 3 finalist on Season 5 of “The Next Food Network Star”) take on hearty, flavorful, and very affordable Korean grub/snacks ranging in price from $3 - $12. And--score! A weekend special happening today: Purchase one item (excluding the $3 skewers) of the Beer Garden menu and get the second one for 50% off. Must be of equal or greater value. [Twitter] [Facebook]