Join P.S. ARTS as they host The Taste of Venice, a three-course culinary event featuring an opening celebration of light bites, cocktails, silent auction, and entertainment; a tasting tour of popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurants, led by leaders in LA's culinary community; and a post reception, in which guests will be treated to coffee and drinks. Funds from the celebration will support the Inside Out Community Arts program of P.S. ARTS. $125. 3-7:30 p.m. The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave.; psarts.org/events/tasteofveniceBlushington and Bellacures Present "Girls Night Out"
Makeup and beauty lounge Blushington and full-service nail salon Bellacures will team up to host a night of fresh manis and fresh faces. The first 50 guests will be treated to a complimentary manicure (includes softening soak, file/shape, cuticle trim/care, and polish), an on-the-go makeup application (includes sheer coverage with tinted moisturizer, powder, blush, light concealer, lip color, brow fill-in, and mascara), and a gift bag. 7-9 p.m. Bellacures, Beverly Hills, 239 N. Robertson Blvd.; firstname.lastname@example.orgHouse of Fitness' First Anniversary
Celebrate House of Fitness’ first birthday with special competitions, post-workout snacks, and giveaways. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 4130 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City; houseoffitnessla.comLongines Los Angeles Masters
The first ever American branch of this international jumping competition will be held at the LA Convention Center. Guests are invited to shop at luxury booths, view art exhibitions, dine in the Masters Club, and, of course, watch the five shows. Through September 28. $30-$25,000. 1201 S. Figueroa St., 213-741-1151; mastersgrandslam.comLatino Heritage Celebration
This celebration will highlight the diversity of Latin American animals native to the Americas. Activities include live performances and dancing. $19. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., 323-644-6042; lazoo.orgLAMP Community's Fall Affair
Join LAMP Community at their Fall Affair to honor HBO Documentary films at Spectra at the Pacific Design Center. This year's event includes random acts of entertainment, a silent auction, and an art auction highlighting works by LAMP clients. The VIP reception features esteemed documentarian Alexandria Pelosi, live music, light catering, and a beer and wine bar. 8697 Melrose Ave.; lampcommunity.orgMattel Party on the Pier
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be hosting this year's party to benefit the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Expect rides, carnival games, face painting, a silent auction, and more. $75-$150. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; partyonthepier.ucla.eduBreeders' Cup
Enjoy a variety of dining options and fashion tips at the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championship. Christine Moore, the official milliner of the Breeders' Cup, will offer guests tips on how to dress for a day at the races. More exclusive viewing experiences are also available. Through November 1. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., 626-57-7223; breederscup.com
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.