I am going to be heading your way in October - will probably be there the weekend before Halloween (10/21) and a few days before and/or after, depending on what I manage to get set up.
I am looking at makeup artist training, with the ultimate goal of being a freelance makeup artist, and it seems like all of the best schools are in/near LA (not too surprising!)
So, if there is something fun to do around that time, I'd love to know about it. Jovino is coming with me in October, then I will probably wind up temporarily relocating for a couple months around the beginning of the year - depending on which school I choose etc.
Also, if you have any info or thoughts on makeup artist training, especially info on specific programs (good or bad) I would LOVE to hear about it!