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Weekend Alibi: Tullyfest, Ooh La La and Baja Culinary Fest

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The outrageous octopus taco at Tacos Kokopelli in Tijuana, one of the stops of the Club Tengo Hambre tour this Saturday. It coincides with the Baja California Culinary Festival 10/11-10/14/2012. Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty brings you the Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best entertainments around Southern California. So if anyone asks you on Monday morning how you spent your weekend, you've got a good answer.

Catch the last couple events of Tullyfest, a week-long celebration of hard-living hobo-turned hardboiled crime writer Jim Tully. You can walk in his footsteps in a free tour of some of his old Hollywood haunts on Sunday. Or join in a literary salon discussion of his works at the Larry Edmunds bookshop.

Don your horizontal stripes and bring your baguette to the Ooh La La Festival of fabulous French music happening at venues around the city this weekend. Some of the hottest up-and-comers in the French music scene, like Nouvelle Vague, Francois and the Atlas Mountains and Freedom Fry will be performing.

Or, get a taste of the new Baja Med cuisine at the second annual Baja California Culinary Festival centered in Tijuana this weekend. Some of the most exciting chefs in the world are cooking in Baja, where they combine their talent with the region's plentiful food sources, not least of which is excellent seafood. Food writer and Baja evangelist Bill Esparza has partnered with the Life & Food and Tijuanalandia blogs to create Club Tengo Hambre, which will lead a tour of the area's best tacos on Saturday.


Where: various locations
When: Sunday Oct. 14 - Monday Oct. 15
Cost: free

Ooh La La Festival

Where: various locations
When: Friday Oct. 13 - Sat. Oct. 14

Baja California Culinary Festival

Where: Tijuana, cities around Baja
When: 10/11 - 10/14
Bill Esparza's blog Street Gourmet LA
Life and Food blog
Tijuanalandia blog
Club Tengo Hambre tours

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