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. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, October 13, 2019.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [9 a.m.] Stop by Hollywood Forever Cemetery and join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles during a walking tour back into time to find out about the many famous Hollywood legends who rest in peace at this iconic cemetery.
2. [9:30 a.m.] Now in its 9th year, L.A. Comic Con returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center October 11-13 with 800+ diverse artists and vendors, selling comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and everything in-between. Last year’s three-day event had over 100,000 attendees.
3. [9:30 a.m.] The Natural History Museum’s latest exhibition dives into the scientific inspiration behind some of Hollywoods most terrifying creatures. “Natural History of Horror” opens October 10 and runs through April 19, 2020. It includes rare movie props, film footage, activities and museum specimens.
4. [10 a.m.] Massive foodie market Smorgasburg LA and Hecho in LA hosts Octubrefest, a twist on the traditional Octoberfest that trades brats, steins and polka for chorizo, Mega-Micheladas and cumbia. There will be Octubrefest pop-up food vendors and specials as well as Latinx shopping vendors
5. [11 a.m.] The DTLA Oyster Festival is a two-day event at Grand Central Market (organized by Oyster Gourmet) bringing oyster farmers and oyster lovers together to celebrate all-things-oyster. For guests, it’s an opportunity to shuck their way through a variety of oyster source from farms all over the United States. Admission is free, with oysters available for purchase.
6. [10 a.m.] Head to the colorful, winding installation called The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at the La Brea Tar Pits for a Community Marathon Weekend (October 12-13) showcasing non-profit organizations using dance, poetry, art and education to transform people’s lives in L.A. Most events are free or donation based.
7. [11 a.m.] The Original Farmers Market’s annual Fall Festival happening October 12-13 offers plenty of family-friendly fun, including a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, arts and crafts, pie-eating contests, and plenty of live music.
8. [11 a.m.] Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at Skirball Cultural Center at the annual Harvest Festival. Enjoy live music, dancing and harvest related makers stations and activities. The cost of admission to the museum will allow you to partake in the festival. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
9. [4 p.m.] Celebrating the 244th Birthday of the U.S. Navy, the Battleship IOWA Museum hosts their first annual Steel Beach BBQ Fundraiser to support the Veteran’s Reintegration Center. Enjoy BBQ, craft beer, wine tastings, country line dance lessons and more all aboard the historic ship.
10. [various] Creep L.A. presents the fifth installment of HAUS OF CREEP an immersive 75-minute experience that takes guests in a bizarre world where reality and performance art blur in a very dark way. HAUS OF CREEP will run from September 13 through November 3 on all weekends with some weeknights available.
#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $69 tix to Halloween Horror Neights at Universal Studios (via Goldstar)