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Free weekend? Free chocolate, Bill Murray and Happy Hour Week

Emily via Flickr

Feel like channeling your inner foodie? You're in luck. This weekend's list features tasty events around L.A. We're saying goodbye to February with free chocolate and a Bill Murray art show. Then on Sunday, we're hitting the Vegan Street Fair followed by a happy hour hop. 

Here's everything you need to know: 

1. Chocolate and Art Show

Photo: Chocolate and Art show

Nothing goes better with art than chocolate! At least that's how Danilo and Veronica feel. They're the folks who have organized the Chocolate and Art Show for the last three years. This underground art show will have everything from live music to body painting, a free chocolate fondue fountain and will feature up and coming artists of various mediums. It's Friday, why not get chocolate wasted and a henna tattoo?

When: 7 p.m. Friday through 2 a.m. Sunday

Where: KGB Studios | MAP

Price: $10

2. Interpretive Walks

LA State Historic Park

(Photo: waltarrrrr/Flickr Creative Commons)

UCLA and California State Parks' IMLab are working on a mobile app that will one day help you explore some of L.A.'s urban and natural trails on your own. For now, the lab is taking it upon itself to show you around the pathways of the Los Angeles State Historic Park. UCLA Professor Fabian will guide you on a three-hour tour through the park facing downtown Los Angeles to end up at the IMLab for food and drinks. 

When: 6 p.m. Friday 

Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park | MAP

Price: Free

3. LoziLu Women’s Mud Run 2015

Photo: Mud run

LoziLu is a three-mile obstacle course for females 13 and older featuring a trail full of physically challenging, but fabulously fun obstacles. get excited because there will be a lot of climbing, jumping and mud facials at this event. LoziLu proceeds will go to L.I.F.E, a non-profit that provides financial help to children with cancer so bring your fighting spirit and come help kick cancer's butt. 

When: 9 a.m. Saturday 

Where: Prado Regional Park | MAP

Price: $79

4. Con/Safos at the L.A. River

How about some graffiti art along the L.A. River? It's Rafa Esparza's new revolving installation: Con/Safos. During the summer of 2014, Esparaza and his father handmade 1,500 adobe bricks on site. Esparaza used these bricks to build two adobe walls: Con/Safos, which is a site-specific sculpture and year-long revolving installation. Throughout the course of the year, graffiti artists, painters and sculptors have been designing, painting and building on the surface of the walls. The event will have free food and drink from Low & Slow Caterer

When: 3 p.m. to sunset Saturday  

Where: Clockshop | MAP

Price: Free 

5. Bill Murray Party and Art Spectacle

Photo: Emily via Flickr

(Photo: Emily/ Flickr Creative Commons)

Get your fill of Bill Murray awesomeness this Saturday. What does this entail? The show will feature original art (of Bill Murray, duh), music and dancing. You can see the art and RSVP on Facebook here. It's also worth mentioning that the group says there will be "exploding llamas." Whatever that means. 

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Syrup Loft | MAP 

Price: Free

6. Vegan Street Fair

Insta: Vegan tacos

Listen up, vegans! You don't want to miss the annual Vegan Street Fair in North Hollywood Sunday. Admission is FREE. Show up and stuff your face with bite-size portions of everything from brownies to tacos. Highlights include: Hugo's TacosVegan Pizza, The Ridiculous Baking CompanyDivine Dips Vegan Ice Cream, Southern Fried Vegan and (my our favorite) Sage. Each sample plate will cost you $3.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: North Hollywood | MAP

Price: Free entrance; $3 per plate 

7. "Get Happy" Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week

Photo: Beer

(Photo: Crystal Luxmore) 

End your weekend on a high note with the beginning of "Get Happy" Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week on Sunday. Visit any participating restaurant, bar or lounge for extended specials on food and drinks. Grab a burger at Umami Burger or a specialty drink at IX Tapa Cantina — you may even want to orchestrate a happy hour bar hop. The best thing about this extended happy hour? It lasts all week. 

When: Sunday, March 1 to Saturday, March 14

Where: Check out the list of participating restaurants | Bars and lounges here

Price: Prices vary | Click Happy Hour menus for prices.  

8. 2 girls, 1 pup

A dog-friendly comedy show. That's a first. Hosted by Lauren Ashley Bishop, Monique Madrid and Comet the Pup, come out to the pet store Tailwaggers. Can't make it? This happens the first Sunday of every month.

When: 7 p.m. first Sunday every month

Where: Tailwaggers | MAP

Price: $5 suggested donation 

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