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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, October 20, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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Echo Park Lake

Afternoon at Echo Park Lake. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [6 p.m.] Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from September 29 through October 27. The fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. This week they’ll screen Beauty & the BeastFREE

2. [6 p.m.Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands.

3. [7 p.m.] BlueCollar Working Dog will host a HELLHOUNDS PACK WALK around the Echo Park Lake this Friday. The evening walk will include goodie bags, a piñata filled with dog treats, human snacks, contests and prizes.

4. [7 p.mThe 5th annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival heads to Loyola Marymount University for three days of eco-conscious films. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] The Sivley family is back for their 46th year of hosting the award winning, Beware the Dark Realm a haunted house experience in the city of Santa Clarita. Haunt kicks off this Satruday and will run every Friday and Saturday thorough the month. FREE

6. [7 p.m.] Starlight Bowl in Burbank will host NIGHT TERRORS a haunted maze. In addition to the maze there will be face painting, games, food trucks, spooky campfire stories and much more.

7. [7:30 p.m.] After multiple sold-out performances in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic will make its debut at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Feathers of Fire is a dazzling show of shadow puppetry “live animation” of a 10th-century book of Persian poetry played out on a cinema-size screen.

8. [8 p.m.The Pancakes & Booze Art Show returns to Lot 613 in DTLA for an underground art show served up with a stack of pancakes! Highlights include local artisans, live music, DJs, live art, body painting, and more.

9. [8 p.m.] Get ready to shriek, because Urban Death: Tour of Terror is back at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. Happening every Friday and Saturday this month. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [various] The Second City’s Diversity in Comedy Festival returns October 20-22 offering a platform for diverse, funny talent inside and outside of L.A. Some issues explored will be race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity through performances, panels, and workshops.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $12 tix to see Shaun of the Dead at The Greek Theatre (via Goldstar)

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10 Things To Do Under $10 Weekend in L.A. [10-20-17 to 10-22-2017]

October 19, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

Wouldn’t it be great if someone put together a rundown of all the best free and cheap things to do this weekend in Los Angeles? Well here it is.

This weekend’s budget to-dos includes the Brewery ArtWalk, the Taste of Soul L.A., the Beverly Hills artSHOW,  and more!

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Griffith Observatory Hiking Trail

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10 for $10 or Less

1. [FREE] Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from September 29 through October 27. The fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. This week they’ll screen Beauty & the BeastFRIDAY

2. [FREEThe 5th annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival heads to Loyola Marymount University for three days of eco-conscious films. FRIDAY-SATURDAY

3. [FREESunland-Tunjunga Open Studios happening October 21-22, is a free guided weekend tour of local art studios and creative venues from over 40 artists in 17 different locations in the San Fernando Valley. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

4. [FREE] The Taste of Soul L.A. brings a massive annual street festival to Crenshaw Blvd. SATURDAY

5. [FREE] The free Beverly Hills artSHOW happening on October 21-22 will showcase over 245 artists ranging from pantings and sculptures to ceramics and jewelry on display across four blocks. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

6. [FREEThe Brewery ArtWalk returns for its fall edition on October 21-22 with works from over 100 participating resident artists in mediums including video, painting, performance, ceramics, interior, fashion, multi-media and more. Entry and parking are free. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

7 [FREE] 13th Annual Open Studios in Santa Monica. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

8. [FREE] The 5th annual FandangObon festival returns to Little Tokyo’s Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) on October 21-22. Get ready for a multicultural experience featuring live music, dance performances, art, food, a farmers’ market, environmental workshops, and more. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

9. [FREEP-22 Day Festival returns to Griffith Park for a day long celebration of the beloved mountain lion. The festival will have a photo booth, a VR experience, nature hikes with park rangers, live music, food and much more. SUNDAY

10. [FREE2nd Annual A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair. SUNDAY

5 MORE Options…

Here are 5 other things to do this weekend that may not be under $10 but still are worth knowing about:

  1. Third Annual Burbank Beer Festival & Street FairSATURDAY
  2.  Night of 1.000 Devils, an “immersive horror soiree.” SATURDAY
  3. The Skirball Family Sleepover aboard Noah’s Ark will take place this Saturday. Dinner and access to all fall exhibits are included in your ticket. SATURDAY
  4. Oktoberfest DTLA returns to Pershing Square on October 21-22. SATURDAY-SUNDAY
  5. Eastside Food Festival at Mack Sennet Studios. SUNDAY

Want more? Check out all of our full list of 53 awesome things to do this weekend in Los Angeles or visit the We Like L.A. Events Calendar page.


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53 Awesome Things to do this Weekend in L.A. You Need to Know About [10-20-17 to 10-22-17]

October 19, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome.

Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend (October 20 – October 22) includes, the P-22 Day Festival, Eastside Food Festival, Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Brewery ArtWalk, Burbank Beer Festival, Long Beach Zombie Fest and MUCH more.

Also remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Enjoy!

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Burbank Beer Fest 2015

This is what a huge streefest in Downtown Burbank looks like (from Burbank Beer Festival). Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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Friday October 20th, 2017

1. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show returns to Lot 613 in DTLA for an underground art show served up with a stack of pancakes! Highlights include local artisans, live music, DJs, live art, body painting, and more.

2. The Second City’s Diversity in Comedy Festival returns October 20-22 offering a platform for diverse, funny talent inside and outside of L.A. Some issues explored will be race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity through performances, panels, and workshops.

3. It’s Oktoberfest at the Pomona Fairplex! Oom-pah music, the Chicken Dance, authentic German brats and brews flown directly from Germany will be on hand to help you party in true Bavarian style. Happening Friday and Saturday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. The WestEdge Design Fair comes to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from October 19-22 for a premier contemporary design fair experience. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. Multi-sensory, walk-through experience Creep LA returns to the Music Box in DTLA October 5 through November 12. Inspired by the Amazon Prime Exclusive Series Lore the experience is fully engaging, multi-sensory and super-scary, featuring some of pop culture’s most legendary horror myths. Happening Thursdays through Sundays.

6. Wicked Lit  is a spooky immersive theatre experience taking horror literature and turning them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. It happens every Thursday through Sunday from September 28 through November 9. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. The 5th annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival heads to Loyola Marymount University for three days of eco-conscious films. FREE

8. Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from September 29 through October 27. The fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. This week they’ll screen Beauty & the Beast. FREE

9. BlueCollar Working Dog will host a HELLHOUNDS PACK WALK around the Echo Park Lake this Friday. The evening walk will include goodie bags, a piñata filled with dog treats, human snacks, contests and prizes.

10. Checkout The Nightmare Before Christmas with 4-D Effects at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood October 20-31. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands.

12. 260 Sample Sale LA returns with a 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale at their Beverly Hills store October 18-22. Offering what they call “far below retail prices” the sale will have women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and the brands shoe collection.

13. Starlight Bowl in Burbank will host NIGHT TERRORS a haunted maze. In addition to the maze there will be face painting, games, food trucks, spooky campfire stories and much more.

14. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew. Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

15. The Long Beach Zombie Fest returns with Zombie Walk on October 20-22 at the Rainbow Lagoon. Event highlights include a scavenger hunt, haunted maze, free make-up services, horror films and the infamous zombie walk. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

16. Climb aboard the 17th Annual Ghost Train in Griffith Park on October 13-31 and ride on their iconic train into a spooky setting of animatronics, projections and pyrotechnic. The ride is family friendly with no blood, gore or actors jumping out to scare you like most Halloween experiences.

17. Head to Torrance for one of the most well-known Oktoberfest celebrations in the L.A. area! Alpine Village Oktoberfest runs September 8 through October 28 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy traditional Bavarian food, beer, dancing, and more.

18. The Sivley family is back for their 46th year of hosting the award winning, Beware the Dark Realm a haunted house experience in the city of Santa Clarita. Haunt kicks off this Satruday and will run every Friday and Saturday thorough the month. FREE

19. After multiple sold-out performances in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic will make its debut at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Feathers of Fire is a dazzling show of shadow puppetry “live animation” of a 10th-century book of Persian poetry played out on a cinema-size screen. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

20. The Queen Mary Ghost presents Ghost & Legends a new year-round experience perfect for thrill seekers and scare enthusiasts. Climb aboard the haunted RMS Queen Mary and test your fears inside the massive interactive and immersive haunted attraction.

21. Get ready to shriek, because Urban Death: Tour of Terror is back at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. This haunted theater attraction features a terrifying performance and a maze of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbing spirits that walk among us. Happening every Friday and Saturday this month. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

22. Silent Classic Horror Festival will host a month long fright fest. This week the 1923 film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligri will be screened at Old Town Music Hall located in El Segundo. The festival takes place every Friday through Sunday.

23. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. War For The Planet Of The Ape at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Babadook at Montalban in Hollywood.

Saturday October 21st, 2017

24. The Third Annual Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair returns to the streets of Downtown Burbank for one of the largest celebrations of craft beer in L.A. Entry to the street fair and main stage entertainment is free and open to all ages. Craft beer tasting sessions are ticketed and includes a 3- ounce tasting glass and craft beer samples from 45+ different breweries.

25. Sunland-Tunjunga Open Studios happening October 21-22, is a free guided weekend tour of local art studios and creative venues from over 40 artists in 17 different locations in the San Fernando Valley. FREE

26. The first Clean Food Fest heads to the California Market Center on October 21-22 for a health-centered festival that celebrates clean, sustainable, beyond-organic, allergen-free food.

27. Oktoberfest DTLA returns to Pershing Square on October 21-22 for two days beer tastings, traditional bratwursts and pretzels to fusion eats, live music and plenty of dancing. Admission is free and guests interested in the tastings can purchase packages that range from $15-65.

28. The free Beverly Hills artSHOW happening on October 21-22 will showcase over 245 artists ranging from pantings and sculptures to ceramics and jewelry on display across four blocks. FREE

29.  The first-ever Halloween Film Pestival hosted by Western Exterminator at the Los Feliz 3 is all about creepy crawlers. Expect bug themed activities such as a cricket-eating contest, alongside classic film screenings like Bee MovieThe Ant BullyThe FlyEight Legged Freaks and more. FREE

30. Experience a sophisticated yet creepy pre-Halloween evening during Night of 1.000 Devils. Billed as an “immersive horror soiree.” Guests will enjoy cocktails, dark burlesque performances, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, a dark disco and more.

31. Esotouric Bus presents Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles Bus Tour. Spend a Saturday afternoon exploring the tough streets of L.A. through the famous crime writers eyes. There’s also a stop for Chandler-themed gelato. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

32. The Skirball Family Sleepover aboard Noah’s Ark will take place this Saturday. Dinner and access to all fall exhibits are included in your ticket.

33. Pop-Up Magazine is a night filled with true, multimedia storytelling with stunning visuals, film, and live music. Listen to writers, filmmakers, photographers and producers share their stories at the Theatre at The Ace.

34. There’s a classic scary movie screening at the Heritage Square Museum this Saturday. Pack a picnic and catch the 1953 flick It Came From Outer Space in 3-D!

35. Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns for a spooktacular season. Highlights include a “Nocturnal Adventure” maze,  “Animals and Boo” creepy crawler encounters, pumpkin-carving demos and other family-oriented fun.

36. The Brewery ArtWalk returns for its fall edition on October 21-22 with works from over 100 participating resident artists in mediums including video, painting, performance, ceramics, interior, fashion, multi-media and more. Entry and parking are free. FREE

37. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch at Platform LA happening October 6-30 in DTLA features a fun spooky space for families to celebrate Halloween. Highlights include; an interactive pumpkin village; straw maze; a giant rocking horse ride; Mr. Bones’ Super Slide; a Jumpin’ Pumpkin and more. Happening Thursday and through the weekend.

38. The Native Plant Sale comes to The Autry’s ethnobotanical garden in Griffith Park this Saturday. Get an education on plants from ethnobotanist/educator/plant curator Nicholas Hummingbird (Cahuilla-Apache) and take home a California Native plant yourself.

39. The Strut Your Mutt fundraiser is a chance to enjoy a brisk walk with your furry friend while benefiting those dogs who have yet to find a home. The benefit walk will take place at Exposition Park.

40. There’s a Great Pumpkin Hunt happening at the South Coast Botanic Garden from October 1 through November 30 everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include an imaginative scavenger hunt, light hiking, a pumpkin shop and access to the gorgeous 87-acre grounds. Great for families. Halloween costumes are welcome.

41. Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles will host a public opening of ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011’ The exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of Kelley’s last body of work. The reception is free to attend, food and drinks will be provided by Manuela and music courtesy of MOON UTERUS. FREE

42. Westfield Topanga will host UNCORKED this Saturday. Enjoy a day of champagne, wine and food tastings benefiting The Foundation for Los Virgenes Schools. In addition on Sunday, they’ll host UNCASKED , a craft beer and food tasting event. Tickets cost $30 per person for admission to one event and $50 per person to attend both events.

43. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned for the Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn like the Iron Master and Graceful Gale. This year they’ll reveal their newest member of the crew, his name is Chef and he’s got a carnivorous kitchen staff with a big appetite. Happening Thursday and through the weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

44. The 5th annual FandangObon festival returns to Little Tokyo’s Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) on October 21-22. Get ready for a multicultural experience featuring live music, dance performances, art, food, a farmers’ market, environmental workshops, and more. FREE

45. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to The Old Zoo in Griffith Park from September 29 to October 31. This years theme is “Clown” and features four different freaky zones, a slew of demonic clowns, a corn maze and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

46. Halloween Horror Nights taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood will immerse guests in a three-dimensional world of terror featuring a new slate of mazes, scare zones and a newly designed “Terror Tram” experience. Themes include American Horror Story, The Shining, SAW, Insidious and more.

Sunday October 22nd, 2017

47. P-22 Day Festival returns to Griffith Park for a day long celebration of the beloved mountain lion. The festival will have a photo booth, a VR experience, nature hikes with park rangers, live music, food and much more. FREE

48. If you love art books, you’ll want to go check out the 2nd Annual A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair, taking place in Chinatown. This free event unites artists, booksellers and fine arts enthusiasts in historic Chung King Plaza for live performances, shopping and exhibitors.

49. Maple Block will throw another Blocktoberfest, an all-you-can-eat barbecue affair where $55 gets you unlimited smoked meats, sausages, hot dogs, brisket chili, and delicous sides. A beer garden, ice cream, fun activities, live music and more will round out the day.

50. The Eastside Food Festival returns to Mack Sennett Studios with some of the best eastside eats in L.A. This year, the fest will include unlimited tastings from over 35 local food and beverage vendors, cooking demonstrations, discussion panels, live music, live podcast and more. Ticket cost $65 for general admission and $95 for VIP.

51. Topanga Vintage Market hits Pierce College in Woodland Hills this Sunday. Expect over 170 of LA’s best vintage, antiques, and collectibles dealers.

52. Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family will host Bakers Will Bake this Sunday at The Hollywood’s Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Now in its fifth year, Jullapat’s annual bake sale fundraiser will benefit The Farm to Face Environmental Program at Thomas Starr King Middle School, specifically Ms. Jones’ gardening and environmental studies program.

53. Throughout the month of October, Westbound will host double-feature screenings of cult classic Halloween flicks on their back patio every Sunday night as well as on Friday the 13th and Halloween. Screenings begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This Saturday they’ll host screenings of Young Frankenstein and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 19, 2017

October 18, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, October 19, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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Union Station Old Ticket Room

The old ticket room at Union Station. Credit: Steve and Julie via flickr cc


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1. [9 a.m.]  Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch at Platform LA happening October 6-30 in DTLA features a fun spooky space for families to celebrate Halloween. Highlights include; an interactive pumpkin village; straw maze; a giant rocking horse ride; Mr. Bones’ Super Slide; a Jumpin’ Pumpkin and more. Happening Thursday and through the weekend.

2. [6 p.m.] Tegan and Sara perform an acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood.

3. [7 p.m] Opening night preview party for the WestEdge Design Fair at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

4. [7 p.m.] Multi-sensory, walk-through experience Creep LA returns to the Music Box in DTLA October 5 through November 12. Inspired by the Amazon Prime Exclusive Series Lore the experience is fully engaging, multi-sensory and super-scary, featuring some of pop culture’s most legendary horror myths. Happening Thursdays through Sundays.

5. [7 p.m.]  There’s going to be a ‘Vampire Walk’ to honor Tom Petty this Wednesday in Sherman Oaks.

6. [7 p.m.The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned for the Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn like the Iron Master and Graceful Gale. This year they’ll reveal their newest member of the crew, his name is Chef and he’s got a carnivorous kitchen staff with a big appetite. Happening Thursday and through the weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [7 p.m.] The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to The Old Zoo in Griffith Park from September 29 to October 31. This years theme is “Clown” and features four different freaky zones, a slew of demonic clowns, a corn maze and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED(via Goldstar)

8. [7:30]  Wicked Lit  is a spooky immersive theatre experience taking horror literature and turning them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. It happens every Thursday through Sunday from September 28 through November 9. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [8 p.m.]  Metro Art Presents Jeff Park at Union Station. FREE

10. [various]  Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (all day),  MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball, Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and Pasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

DEAL OF THE DAY: $39.50 tix to see George Lopez at Microsoft Theater (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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Sunset Blvd

Looking down Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [9 a.m.260 Sample Sale LA returns with a 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale at their Beverly Hills store October 18-22. Offering what they call “far below retail prices” the sale will have women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and the brands shoe collection.

2. [6 p.m]  FLIX at FIG screens Beetlejuice at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

3. [7 p.m.]  Every first and third Wednesday of the month, BEAR CITY brings free comedy and free pizza to Que Sera in Long Beach. FREE

4. [7 p.m.]  The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

5. [7:30Depeche Mode + Warpaint at the Hollywood Bowl.

6. [8 p.m.] The Groundings’ The Crazy Uncle Joe Show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [8 p.m.]  Head to Highland Park for Italo Horror Disco at The Offbeat for live performances, Italian horror films and DJ’s spinning Italo Disco and 80’s tunes.

8. [8 p.m.] The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Close Encounters of the Third Kind at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Exorcist at Montalban in Hollywood.

9. [8 p.m.] Horse Thief BBQ, located at Grand Central Market, will screen Hocus Pocus on their patio this Wednesday. FREE

10. [8 p.m.] An Evening of Latin Jazz at The Edison. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $12 tix to see Shaun of the Dead at The Greek Theatre (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden. Photo by Tracie Hall via flickr cc


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1. [1 p.m.Classic Horror Tuesday Matinees at LACMA will screen Mummy (1932) this Tuesday.

2. [7 p.mThe “Concrete” in Poetry and Art, a conversation at The Getty. FREE

3. [7 p.m.]  Mr. C Beverly Hills extends their popular Poolside Cinema series into fall every Tuesday evening, from October 10 through November 21. Visit the gorgeous yacht-inspired pool deck where you’ll ensconce yourself in a lounge chair for a film and elevated bites under the stars. The series continues with a screening of The Princess Bride.

4. [7 p.m.] The Moth Storytelling Competition at Los Globos. Tonight’s theme is Discovery. Competitors will prepare a five-minute stories about unearthing truth.

5. [8 p.m.]  The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club host two screenings at their rooftop locations. The Notebook at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Shining at Montalban in Hollywood.

6. [8 p.m.Runnin Down A Dream – A Tribute To Tom Petty at The Regent.

7. [8 p.m.] The Hollywood Roosevelt is hosting an “Endless Summer” ​Movie + Swim ​series every Tuesday night in October. Catch throwback films as you lounge by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool and enjoy a curated menu of food and drink offerings unique to each movie, this week it’s Labyrinth. All you need to do is rsvp to get in.

8. [8 p.m.] Stranger Things: The Musical Tribute at El Cid. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [8:30 p.m.] Harvelle’s Underground Comedy and Burlesque in Long Beach. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [variousFree admission days:  Los Angeles County Arboretum (note: the tram doesn’t run on this day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

DEAL OF THE DAY: $12 tix to see Shaun of the Dead at The Greek Theatre (via Goldstar)

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48 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [10-16-17 to 10-20-17]

October 16, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20, features free botanical garden admissions, a ‘Vampire Walk’ to honor Tom Petty, the WestEdge Design Fair, a Halloween Dog Walk, and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

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Monday October 16th, 2017

1. Head to Alcove in Los Feliz for a free movie screening of 90’s supernatural horror flick, The Craft. Order themed out cocktails from Big Bar and bites from Alcove as you watch a movie on their 17ft screen.

2. Enjoy a free evening of interactive group drumming at Jam Session: Drum Circle at the Ford Theatres. FREE

3. Depeche Mode plays at the Hollywood Bowl tonight for the third of four L.A. performances as part of their Global Spirit Tour. The final performance at the Bowl will be this Wednesday.

4. Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns for a spooktacular season. Highlights include a “Nocturnal Adventure” maze,  “Animals and Boo” creepy crawler encounters, pumpkin-carving demos and other family-oriented fun.

5. There’s a Great Pumpkin Hunt happening at the South Coast Botanic Garden from October 1 through November 30 everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include an imaginative scavenger hunt, light hiking, a pumpkin shop and access to the gorgeous 87-acre grounds. Great for families. Halloween costumes are welcome.

Tuesday October 17th, 2017

6. The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt is hosting an “Endless Summer” ​Movie + Swim ​series every Tuesday night in October. Catch throwback films as you lounge by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool and enjoy a curated menu of food and drink offerings unique to each movie, this week it’s Labyrinth. All you need to do is rsvp to get in.

7. There’s a Spy-Fi night happening at the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Co presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press, the evening will feature a discussion and spy artifacts from Danny Biederman’s collection of original props from spy movies and TV shows like Get Smart and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

8. Classic Horror Tuesday Matinees at LACMA will screen 1032 Mummy this Tuesday.

9. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. The Notebook at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Shining at Montalban in Hollywood.

10. Mr. C Beverly Hills extends their popular Poolside Cinema series into fall every Tuesday evening, from October 10 through November 21. Visit the gorgeous yacht-inspired pool deck where you’ll ensconce yourself in a lounge chair for a film and elevated bites under the stars. The series continues with a screening of The Princess Bride.

11. Free museum days:  Los Angeles County Arboretum (note: the tram doesn’t run on this day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday October 18th, 2017

12. FLIX at FIG screens Beetlejuice at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

13. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, BEAR CITY brings free comedy and free pizza to Que Sera in Long Beach. FREE

14. The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

15. Head to Highland Park for Italo Horror Disco at The Offbeat for live performances, Italian horror films and DJ’s spinning Italo Disco and 80’s tunes.

16. 260 Sample Sale LA returns with a 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale at their Beverly Hills store October 18-22. Offering what they call “far below retail prices” the sale will have women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and the brands shoe collection.

17. Taste of Grand Central Market is a 1.5 hour guided food tour of the historic open air food hall. Your guide will help you navigate the dozens of stalls while sampling from vendors both old and new. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

18. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Close Encounters of the Third Kind at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Exorcist at Montalban in Hollywood.

19. Horse Thief BBQ, located at Grand Central Market, will screen Hocus Pocus on their patio this Wednesday. FREE

Thursday October 19th, 2017

20. There’s going to be a ‘Vampire Walk’ to honor Tom Petty this Wednesday in Sherman Oaks.

21. The WestEdge Design Fair comes to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from October 19-22 for a premier contemporary design fair experience.

22. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch at Platform LA happening October 6-30 in DTLA features a fun spooky space for families to celebrate Halloween. Highlights include; an interactive pumpkin village; straw maze; a giant rocking horse ride; Mr. Bones’ Super Slide; a Jumpin’ Pumpkin and more. Happening Thursday and through the weekend.

23. Multi-sensory, walk-through experience Creep LA returns to the Music Box in DTLA October 5 through November 12. Inspired by the Amazon Prime Exclusive Series Lore the experience is fully engaging, multi-sensory and super-scary, featuring some of pop culture’s most legendary horror myths. Happening Thursdays through Sundays.

24. Wicked Lit  is a spooky immersive theatre experience taking horror literature and turning them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. It happens every Thursday through Sunday from September 28 through November 9. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Who Framed Rodger Rabbit at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Clue at Montalban in Hollywood.

26. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned for the Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn like the Iron Master and Graceful Gale. This year they’ll reveal their newest member of the crew, his name is Chef and he’s got a carnivorous kitchen staff with a big appetite. Happening Thursday and through the weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

27. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to The Old Zoo in Griffith Park from September 29 to October 31. This years theme is “Clown” and features four different freaky zones, a slew of demonic clowns, a corn maze and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. Halloween Horror Nights taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood will immerse guests in a three-dimensional world of terror featuring a new slate of mazes, scare zones and a newly designed “Terror Tram” experience. Themes include American Horror Story, The Shining, SAW, Insidious and more.

29. Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball, Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and Pasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday October 20th, 2017

30. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show returns to Lot 613 in DTLA for an underground art show served up with a stack of pancakes! Highlights include local artisans, live music, DJs, live art, body painting, and more.

31. The Second City’s Diversity in Comedy Festival returns October 20-22 offering a platform for diverse, funny talent inside and outside of L.A. Some issues explored will be race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity through performances, panels, and workshops.

32. It’s Oktoberfest at the Pomona Fairplex! Oom-pah music, the Chicken Dance, authentic German brats and brews flown directly from Germany will be on hand to help you party in true Bavarian style. Happening Friday and Saturday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

33. The 5th annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival heads to Loyola Marymount University for three days of eco-conscious films. FREE

34. Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from September 29 through October 27. The fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. This week they’ll screen Beauty & the Beast. FREE

35. BlueCollar Working Dog will host a HELLHOUNDS PACK WALK around the Echo Park Lake this Friday. The evening walk will inlcude goodie bags, a piñata filled with dog treats, human snacks, contests and prizes.

36. Checkout The Nightmare Before Christmas with 4-D Effects at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood October 20-31. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

37. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands.

38. Starlight Bowl in Burbank will host NIGHT TERRORS a haunted maze. In addition to the maze there will be face painting, games, food trucks, spooky campfire stories and much more.

39. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew. Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

40. The Long Beach Zombie Fest returns with Zombie Walk on October 20-22 at the Rainbow Lagoon. Event highlights include a scavenger hunt, haunted maze, free make-up services, horror films and the infamous zombie walk. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

41. Climb aboard the 17th Annual Ghost Train in Griffith Park on October 13-31 and ride on their iconic train into a spooky setting of animatronics, projections and pyrotechnic. The ride is family friendly with no blood, gore or actors jumping out to scare you like most Halloween experiences.

42. Head over to Torrance for one of the most well-known Oktoberfest celebrations in the L.A. area! Alpine Village Oktoberfest runs September 8 through October 28 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy traditional Bavarian food, beer, dancing, and more.

43. The Sivley family is back for their 46th year of hosting the award winning, Beware the Dark Realm a haunted house experience in the city of Santa Clarita. Haunt kicks off this Satruday and will run every Friday and Saturday thorough the month. FREE

44. After multiple sold-out performances in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic will make its debut at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Feathers of Fire is a dazzling show of shadow puppetry “live animation” of a 10th-century book of Persian poetry played out on a cinema-size screen. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

45. The Queen Mary Ghost presents Ghost & Legends a new year-round experience perfect for thrill seekers and scare enthusiasts. Climb aboard the haunted RMS Queen Mary and test your fears inside the massive interactive and immersive haunted attraction.

46. Get ready to shriek, because Urban Death: Tour of Terror is back at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. This haunted theater attraction features a terrifying performance and a maze of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbing spirits that walk among us. Happening every Friday and Saturday this month. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

47. Silent Classic Horror Festival will host a month long fright fest. This week the 1923 film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligri will be screened at Old Town Music Hall located in El Segundo. The festival takes place every Friday through Sunday.

48. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. War For The Planet Of The Ape at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Babadook at Montalban in Hollywood.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, October 16, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] There’s a Great Pumpkin Hunt happening at the South Coast Botanic Garden from October 1 through November 30 everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include an imaginative scavenger hunt, light hiking, a pumpkin shop and access to the gorgeous 87-acre grounds. Great for families. Halloween costumes are welcome.

2. [10 a.m.Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns for a spooktacular season. Highlights include a “Nocturnal Adventure” maze,  “Animals and Boo” creepy crawler encounters, pumpkin-carving demos and other family-oriented fun.

3. [5 p.m.Grab dinner On the Lot in Los Feliz where an array of gourmet food trucks are ready to serve you. Taking place at Our Mother of Good Counsel from 5 to 8:30 p.m. UDATE: On The Lot will not run today due to another event. Sorry for the confusion!

4. [7 p.m.] Jam Session: Drum Circle at the Ford Theatres. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.] Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl.

6. [8 p.m.] Head to Alcove in Los Feliz for a free movie screening of 90’s supernatural horror flick, The Craft. Order themed out cocktails from Big Bar and bites from Alcove as you watch a movie on their 17-ft screen.

7. [8 p.m.Reggie Watts at Zebulon.

8. [8:30 p.m] Get some laughs in when The Business LA returns for their weekly comedy show at Little Joy featuring some of the best local comics in town. FREE

9. [8:30 p.m.If You Build It LA at the UCB Sunset.

10. [variousCuba on the Cusp Symposium at El Camino College in Torrance. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $10 tix for Quiet Clubbing Halloween Night at the Valley Relics Museum (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, October 15, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] There’s a Great Pumpkin Hunt happening at the South Coast Botanic Garden from October 1 through November 30 everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include an imaginative scavenger hunt, light hiking, a pumpkin shop and access to the gorgeous 87-acre grounds. Great for families. Halloween costumes are welcome.

2. [10 a.m.The Japanese Garden Festival returns to Descanso Gardens on October 14-15 for a celebration that includes tours, music, displays, crafting, and more.

3. [10 a.m.] The 44th annual L.A. Korean Festival on October 12-15 will provide a showcase of Korean culture through food, performances, music, and exhibitions. FREE

4. [10 a.m.] The  27th annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair returns to the San Fernando Valley for one of the largest-single day events in L.A.!!! Chord Overstreet of Glee fame will headline the music stage and 150 vendors, a carnival, car show, pet expo, rides, food trucks and more will round out the event. FREE

5. [11 a.m.LA Weekly’s Brunch at the Races returns for another year of endless signature bites from over 30 of L.A.’s most popular brunch spots. Taking place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, expect over 30 restaurants, live music, cocktail samples and access to the first horse racing of the season. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [11 a.mDowntown LA Oyster Fest returns to Grand Central Market on October 14-15 for a delicious celebration of LA’s favorite oceanic appetizer. The culinary event will gather oyster farmers from across the country in one place for a day of tastings, workshops and delicous creations like oyster “Po Boy” pizza; fried curry oysters and more.

7. [noon] October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the good folks over at YesICAN will host a Bowling with Stormtroopers event at Winnetka Bowl in the San Fernando Valley. Come out and donate to the cause. $20 gets you two games, shoes, lunch and a chance to hangout with your favorite Star Wars characters, curtesy of the SoCal Garrison of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion.

8. [noon] More than 40 artists will open up their studios for a massive art walk during Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios on October 14-15. Meet with artists, see them work in their natural habitat and even buy directly from their studios. FREE

9. [6 p.m.] Throughout the month of October, Westbound will host double-feature screenings of cult classic Halloween flicks on their back patio every Sunday night as well as on Friday the 13th and Halloween. Screenings begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This Sunday they’ll host screenings of The Addams Family and Beetlejuice.

10. [7 p.m.] This Sunday, The San Fernando will pay tribute to the late Tom Petty with a night of cover songs by local musicians.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $19.50 tix for a Dia del los  Muertos Music Program at Disney Concert Hall (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below H. May it lead you to adventure!

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Grand Central Market. Photo by Christina Minh / We Like L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.] The 44th annual L.A. Korean Festival on October 12-15 will provide a showcase of Korean culture through food, performances, music, and exhibitions. FREE

2. [10 a.m.The Japanese Garden Festival returns to Descanso Gardens on October 14-15 for a celebration that includes tours, music, displays, crafting, and more.

3. [10 a.m] The 3rd annual Archaeology Day will take place at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area’s visitor center in Calabasas. Learn how to dig like an archaeologist, throw a spear, watch flintknapping (making stone tools) and more. FREE

4. [11 a.m.Downtown LA Oyster Fest returns to Grand Central Market on October 14-15 for a delicious celebration of LA’s favorite oceanic appetizer. The culinary event will gather oyster farmers from across the country in one place for a day of tastings, workshops and delicous creations like oyster “Po Boy” pizza; fried curry oysters and more.

5. [11 a.m.] Stroll the streets of Old Pasadena while enjoying local art, free museum admission, live entertainment and more when The 12th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk returns this Saturday. FREE

6. [3 p.m.San Antonio Winery in DTLA celebrates 100 Years in Los Angeles this Saturday with a party. Highlights include a grape stomp, live music, a wine & beer garden and a stellar line up of food trucks.

7. [3 p.m.OFF THE HOOK returns this year to the Santa Monica Pier with a tasty day of seafood centric dishes, live music, a beer garden and more.

8. [5 p.m.Taste of Italy will transform historic DTLA into the streets of Italy highlighting the city’s best Italian restaurant. In addition, guests can enjoy vendors selling specialty products, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live entertainment and over 100 world-class wines.

9. [7 p.m.] Spend the evening along the Los Angeles River during Noches del Rio a benefit concert supporting FOLAR. Nic Harcourt will host the night and Ozomatli will perform an intimate show.

10. [7:30 p.m.]  Off the 405 is a free outdoor concert series taking place at the Getty Center, showcasing some of today’s hottest bands while highlighting site specific installations by emerging artist. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $12 tix to a Halloween Prom Party at Los Angeles Biergarten (via Goldstar)

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10 Things To Do Under $10 Weekend in L.A. [10-13-17 to 10-15-2017]

October 13, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

Wouldn’t it be great if someone put together a rundown of all the best free and cheap things to do this weekend in Los Angeles? Well here it is.

This weekend’s budget to-dos include the L.A. Korean Festival, the Pasadena ARTWalk, the Sherman Oaks Street Fair, a Pico Block Party and many more!

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10 for $10 or Less

1. [FREE]  Skirball After Hours presents Late-Night! Música y Arte a late-night gallery party featuring live music by Mark de Clive-Lowe, a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club, food trucks, a cash bar, and more. FRIDAY

2. [FREE] Front Porch Cinema screens Hidden Figures at Santa Monica Pier. FRIDAY

3. [FREEArtNight Pasadena returns with art, music and entertainment at over 18 local cultural institutions, venues and shops. FRIDAY

4. [FREE] The 44th annual L.A. Korean Festival on October 12-15 will provide a showcase of Korean culture through food, performances, music, and exhibitions. FRIDAY-SUNDAY

5. [FREE] The Sivley family is back for their 46th year of hosting the award winning, Beware the Dark Realm a haunted house experience in the city of Santa Clarita. Haunt kicks off this Satruday and will run every Friday and Saturday thorough the month. SATURDAY

6. [FREE] Stroll the streets of Old Pasadena while enjoying local art, free museum admission, live entertainment and more when The 12th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk returns this Saturday. SATURDAY

7. [FREE]  Off the 405 is a free outdoor concert series taking place at the Getty Center, showcasing some of today’s hottest bands while highlighting site specific installations by emerging artist. SATURDAY

8. [FREE]  The 3rd annual Archaeology Day will take place at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area’s visitor center in Calabasas. Learn how to dig like an archaeologist, throw a spear, watch flintknapping (making stone tools) and more. SATURDAY

9. [FREE]  Pico Block Party: TRANSLATION is a celebratory afternoon taking place at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. The family-friendly festival will give tours, offer workshops and feature live music, dance performances, a feminist card reading and more. SATURDAY

10. [FREE] The  27th annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair returns to the San Fernando Valley for one of the largest-single day events in L.A.!!! Chord Overstreet of Glee fame will headline the music stage and 150 vendors, a carnival, car show, pet expo, rides, and food trucks will round out the event. SUNDAY

5 MORE Options…

Here are 5 other things to do this weekend that may not be under $10 but still are worth knowing about:

  1.  San Antonio Winery in DTLA celebrates 100 Years in Los Angeles this Saturday with a party. Highlights include a grape stomp, live music, a wine & beer garden and a stellar line up of food trucks. SATURDAY
  2. Spend the evening along the Los Angeles River during Noches del Rio a benefit concert supporting FOLAR. Nic Harcourt will host the night and Ozomatli will perform an intimate show. SATURDAY
  3.  The Japanese Garden Festival returns to Descanso Gardens on October 14-15 for a celebration that includes tours, music, displays, crafting, and more. SATURDAY-SUNDAY
  4. Downtown LA Oyster Fest returns to Grand Central Market on October 14-15 for a delicious celebration of LA’s favorite oceanic appetizer. SATURDAY-SUNDAY
  5. LA Weekly’s Brunch at the Races returns for another year of endless signature bites from over 30 of L.A.’s most popular brunch spots. Taking place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, expect over 30 restaurants, live music, cocktail samples and access to the first horse racing of the season. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. SUNDAY (discount via Goldstar)

Want more? Check out all of our full list of 50 awesome things to do this weekend in Los Angeles or visit the We Like L.A. Events Calendar page.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy?

Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!

Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, October 13, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] The 44th annual L.A. Korean Festival on October 12-15 will provide a showcase of Korean culture through food, performances, music, and exhibitions. FREE

2. [6 p.m.Skirball After Hours presents Late-Night! Música y Arte a late-night gallery party featuring live music by Mark de Clive-Lowe, a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club, food trucks, a cash bar, and more. FREE

3. [6 p.mArtNight Pasadena returns with art, music and entertainment at over 18 local cultural institutions, venues and shops. FREE

4. [6 p.m.] Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from September 29 through October 27. The fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. This week they’ll screen Hidden FiguresFREE

5. [6 p.m.] hroughout the month of October, Westbound will host double-feature screenings of cult classic Halloween flicks on their back patio on Sunday nights as well as on Friday the 13th and Halloween. Screenings begin at 6 and 8 p.m. This Friday they’ll host a double screening of the 1980’s classic Friday the 13th.

6. [7 p.m.] Multi-sensory, walk-through experience Creep LA returns to the Music Box in DTLA October 5 through November 12. Inspired by the Amazon Prime Exclusive Series Lore the experience is fully engaging, multi-sensory and super-scary, featuring some of pop culture’s most legendary horror myths. Happening Thursdays through Sundays.

7. [8 p.m.] Metro Art presents “L.A. Documentaries at Union Station,” a celebration of the city of Angels through true stories on film. Kicking off the series is “Roller Dreams” this Friday in the Historic Ticketing Hall. FREE

8. [8 p.m.Turn Me Loose, a comedic drama about the life of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, starts a one-month run at the Wallis this Friday. The production stars Emmy award winner Joe Morton and is directed by John Gould Rubin.

9. [8:15 p.m.Silent Classic Horror Festival will host a month long fright fest. This week the 1922 film Nosferatuwill be screened at Old Town Music Hall located in El Segundo. The festival takes place every Friday through Sunday.

10. [midnight] The Vista Theatre will fittingly screen Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $12 tix to see Shaun of the Dead at The Greek Theatre (via Goldstar)

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