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Weekend Alibi: Grand Park, Mole fest and Horrible Movie Night

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Mole ingredients are displayed at the Feria de los Moles last year. This celebration of the richly complex southern Mexican sauce is taking place this Sunday, October 7.

Meghan McCarty is back with your Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best entertainments around L.A.

This week, while you're waiting for your hipster facial hair to grow in for Ciclavia, check out the hair-raising dance moves of the "vertical" aerial dance troupe that will perform suspended from City Hall for the grand opening of Grand Park on Bunker Hill. All four blocks of the new park will finally be open to the public on Saturday and the city is celebrating with a giant block party.

Then on Sunday, you can taste the rainbow of moles at the Feria de los Moles event at Olvera Street. More than a dozen restaurants will be cooking up 20 different types of mole at this tribute to the deeply-spiced and complex sauce from the Oaxacan state of Mexico.

And if you enjoy the comedy of a truly bad movie, you'll want to make your way to Meltdown Comics in Hollywood Friday night, where the folks at Nerdist will be celebrating the third birthday of Horrible Movie Night. The mystery flick of the night is assured to hit new lows of horribleness and will be accompanied by comedic commentary.

Grand Park Block Party

Where: Grand Park, Grand Avenue, downtown L.A.
When: Saturday Oct. 6 from 4 pm - 6 pm
Cost: Free

Feria de los Moles

Where: Olvera Street, downtown L.A.
When: Sunday Oct. 7 from 10 am - 7 pm

Nerdmelt Horrible Movie Night

Where: Nerdmelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood
When: Friday Oct. 5, doors at 8:50, start at 9 pm
Cost: $8 advance/$10 at door

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