Twenty-one baristas competed, but only one could win. And after the main competition took place in Coffee Groundz on Friday night, the master baristas took it outside for an impromptu high-stakes latte art throwdown. In total, $2200 was raised for Coffee Kids that night. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
Westheimer looked like a cross between a party supply store explosion and a George Romero movie on Halloween night, as revelers contended for best costume along the pub crawl route. PHOTOS BY TRISH BADGER
Although it moved to a smaller venue this year, the 2009 Oni-Con (an anime and cosplay convention) was larger than ever. The grand costume competition was the place to be on Halloween night, and we guarantee these costumes were far better than yours. PHOTOS BY JEFF BALKE
Hundreds of drummers met in a warehouse on Sunday afternoon to do two things: wail on their drum sets and raise money for charity. And at 4:45 p.m., they joined 11 others cities in setting a new world record for most drummers drumming simultaneously. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
The 22nd annual celebration of the important "Day of the Dead" holiday at Lawndale is an open, non-juried exhibition of art by area artists and students. In addition to the exhibition, Lawndale also offers workshops and classes and will have a grand fiesta on November 7. For more information,...
Don't have a date this Halloween? Don't fret! Just grab your handy blow-up doll (you know you have one, you pervy loner) and dress her up in one of the costumes below. Voila! Instant date -- and you don't even have to pay for her drinks. PHOTOS BY OLIVIA FLORES ALVAREZ