35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [10-3-16 to 10-7-16]

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, Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 7, features Beyond Fest 2016, the L.A. Greek Festival, Into The Night at Skirball, an Urban Death Tour of Terror, Wicked Lit, film noir at Union Station and LOTS 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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Into The Night at Skirball. Photo by Lindsy Best via Skirball Cultural Center

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Monday October 3rd, 2016

1. The Museum of Broken Relationships will present a unique series of after-hours talks all designed to navigate the good the bad and the ugly of romantic relationships. This week they will host a talk and book signing with R.J. Hernandez, author of An Innocent Fashion.

2. The Oct. 3 lineup of Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen features Maria Bamford, Debra DiGiovanni, Cameron Esposito, Chris Estrada, Jackie Kashian, and Johnny Pemberton.

3. The LA Zoo’s annual Halloween month long celebration Boo At The Zoo is back with spooky attractions for kids and adults. Happening daily with special events on the weekends, guests will enjoy mazes, costumed characters, pumpkin carving and more!

4. Monday nights is home to On the Lot in Los Feliz a family friendly event hosted by OMGC Parish. The reoccurring event benefits various programs at the school. Check out their Facebook Page for this weeks participating food trucks.

Tuesday October 4th, 2016

5. Rooftop Cinema Club features four screenings this week: 500 Days of Summer on Tuesday, High Fidelity on Wednesday, Dr. Strangelove on Thursday and The Goonies on Friday.

6. Mr. C Poolside Cinema Series features Cipriani style bites and cocktails while classic films are screened right under the stars. This week Catch Me If You Can is playing!

7. Starting on Sept. 30 film fanatics can view new, classic and strange films at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for Beyond Fest 2016.

8. For the Record: Scorsese pays tribute to director Martin Scorsese film scores by brining to life iconic scenes and its musical counter parts from Taxi Driver to Goodfella’s and The Departed the show is supported by a stellar cast that includes Tony-winner John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Pia Toscano (American Idol), and Grammy-nominee B. Slade. Playing this week and weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. The G2 Gallery debuts “100 Years of National Parks: The West,” to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. The show will focus on national parks in the Western United States featuring 60+ photographs by established and emerging artists. On view from Oct. 4 – Dec. 24 with an opening reception on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

10. Food truck night at the California Heritage Museum features a big selection of tasty food trucks (5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) FREE

11. Free admission days this Tuesday for: Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.), Natural History Museum and Page Museum at La Brea Tarpits.

Wednesday October 5th, 2016

12. Alice in Chains reunite for a fall concert at The Fox Theater in Pomona with Comes With the Fall singer William DuVall performing co-vocalist duties with Jerry Cantrell. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

13. LA’s inaugural Taste of the NFL Los Angeles Rams will feature chefs like Neal Fraser, Ray Garcia and Susan Feniger giving out unlimited food samples to football foodies. Rams players, cheerleaders, and Rampage, the Ram’s mascot will also make appearances. Tickets cost $150.

14. The Natural History Museum’s newly designed outdoor Butterfly Pavilion exhibit is back! The permanent structure will feature over 25 species of butterflies housing hundreds of them for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday October 6th, 2016

15. In honor of Latino Heritage Month, The LA Central Library will host “Noche at the Library” with Lotería Grill and Angel City Brewery this Thursday. FREE

16. L.A. tour company Esotouric and architectural historian Alan Hess team up to give guests a free tour of LACMA’s original 1965 museum campus designed by SoCal architect William L. Pereira. FREE

17. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor promises to be darker, more shocking, and even more terrifying than ever. A new spirit named the Iron Master will join a group of sinister spirits and hundreds of their horrific henchmen ready to scare guests in the five different mazes on the ship, along with a Paintball Shooting Gallery, a 4-D horror show, freak shows and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

18. Back again its 7th year, Wicked Lit is a spooky immersive theatre experience that takes classic horror literature and turns them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery every Thursday through Sunday starting Oct. 1 and running through Nov. 12.

19. Throwback Thursdays at NOHO cinema screens Under The Cherry Moon this week. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

20. ArtDontSleep presents a night with the music of Netflix original series, Marvel’s Luke Cage backed by a 40-piece orchestra. This special concert will be hosted by comedian Russell Peters and Wayne Brady with a opening DJ set by No I.D..


21. Free admission days this Thursday for: MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen, Skirball Cultural Center, Japanese American National Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art.

22. CreepLA returns Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, promising a bigger and scarier time where the lines of reality and performance art are blurred into your worst nightmare. Tickets available Thursday through the weekend.

Friday October 7th, 2016

23. OPA! the 18th Annual L.A. Greek Festival is hitting the streets of L.A. Oct. 7-9 and more than 20,000 people will be in attendance for one big fat Greek block party! The weekend will feature some of L.A.’s best food establishments and top Greek restaurants as well as international entertainment. Opening day (Friday) is free to attend, tickets are $5 over the weekend.

24. The Skirball Cultural Center presents Into the Night: Pop for the People where music and art go POP! with one night only performances and late night activities through out the museum to celebrate the new exhibit Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.

25. There’s a free classic Movie Screening Series coming to Union Station kicking off this Friday with the noir classic police thriller Union Station (1950). FREE

26. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre hosts Urban Death Tour of Terror a immersive haunted house experience every Friday and Saturday from Oct. 7 – Nov. 5. Guests walk through a maze surrounded by monsters and arrive in the theater for a 20-minute performance before reentering the maze, this time with new monsters lurking at every turn.

27. Eat|See|Hear presents Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night under the stars taking place every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from Sept. 30 through Oct. 28. This week City of God will be screened. FREE

28. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with 13 haunted attractions, four new mazes, a thousand monsters and, for the first time ever, standalone Skeleton Room Keys. Don’t miss out on the laser gun fight with zombies! Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

29. Head over to Oktoberfest in Alpine Village and enjoy traditional Bavarian fun, food, and beer. The is considered one of the oldest running Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. Festivities continue all the way until Oct. 29.

30. If the idea of hopping on a bandwagon that travels through the darkness of Griffith Park while monsters hide in the shadows to scare you sounds like fun, than the L.A. Haunted Hayride is the place to be. Happening all weekend!


31. Getty Villa’s film series Cinema Under The Stars returns with classical comedies in the outdoor classical theater this weekend it’s Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

32. The Bailey Blue one day sale is happening from 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. score dresses, skirts, and tops for $9! Location: 1850 E 15th St Unit B Los Angeles, CA 90021

33. LACMA’s award winning Department of Music Program provides hundreds of free concerts and musical events every year for Angelenos to enjoy. This Friday their jazz series continues at the BP Grand Entrance.

34. Since its the first Friday of the month check out all the cool events happening around town including block parties and art walks for First Fridays.

35. Free admission days this Friday for: Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Pasadena Museum of California Art (noon to 5 pm), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 – 8 p.m.) FREE

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