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Get Out: Chocolate Invitational, Chili Cook-Off and "The Walking Dead" Creator Visits Meltdown

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SWEET: Chocolate connoisseurs Ashley Walsh and Mikki Sage host the Chocolate Invitational Fall Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Malibu's Great Spirits Ranch. Attendees will enjoy celebrating the universally-loved food with tastings, artist demonstrations, live music and DJ sets, and more. Tickets are $27 and available via the event website.

SPICY: Literary nonprofit Red Hen Press presents their 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Ruskin Art Club at 800 S. Plymouth Boulevard. Poets Eric Morago, Laurel Ann Bogen, Charles Harper Webb and Jessica Patapoff will read while visitors sample delicious chili recipes from L.A.'s competitors. The event starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 or $5 for students and seniors.

WRITING: At the Nerdist Writer's Panel at Meltdown Comics, host Ben Blacker ("Supernatural", "The Thrilling Adventure Hour") sits down with Robert Kirkman, creator of "The Walking Dead", for a one-on-one chat about the business and creative process of TV writing. Proceeds benefit 826LA, a writing tutoring nonprofit. Doors at 4:45 p.m., discussion starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15.

ART: Artist Glenn Ligon will speak at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on "Blues for Smoke", a current exhibition at the Geffen exploring blues themes in diverse media. Ligon, whose work explores themes of race, sexuality and identity, served as a consultant during the exhibit's organization. The talk is at 3 p.m. and is free with museum admission.

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