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Green picks: Have a green Halloween

Where to go, what to do, how to green. Our event picks for the coming week:

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Tonight: Tue, 10/26: “How Will Cities Survive Climate Change?” is the question Matthew Kahn, author of Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future, will tackle at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., at 7:30 pm

Thu, 10/28: Burbank environmentalists can schmooze over drinks at Fall Eco-Mixer: Mixing Business with Green, a Burbank Chamber of Commerce organized by local environmental community group Burbank Green Alliance. The networking event happens at Gordon Biersch, 145 S. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: $10 per ticket (includes 2 drink tickets) for Chamber members who RSVP to by Oct. 27, $15 at the door for non-members.

Thu, 10/28: Get your two cents in on the future of public transit in Los Angeles at the Metro Board of Directors Hearing on the Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector, happening at One Gateway Plaza, Board Room, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles starting at 9 am.

Fri, 10/29: A Healthy Halloween Carnival encourages children in South L.A. to dress up as their favorite fruit or veggie. Organized by the Brotherhood Crusade, the evening event will feature healthy treats and cooking demos — as well as art and crafts, a costume contest, parade, and more. Events happen at the EXPO Center at 3980 Menlo Ave., Los Angeles, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Sat, 10/30 and Sun., 10/31: Celebrate an Eco Green Hallow’s Eve with your kids at wildlife rescue center STAR ECO Station, an exotic wild life rescue center that will be transformed “into a magical fairytale palace of trickery, treating and eco storytelling,” according to the center’s website. The spooktacular fun happens at STAR ECO Station, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City from noon to 6 pm both days. Cost: Free child admission per $8 adult ticket. Additional children $6 each.

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Photo of pumpkins at the Santa Monica Farmers Market by Siel Ju