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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Greek Theater Concert
Concert at The Greek Theater. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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, Thursday, October 17, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] Enjoy a bit of spooky fall family fun at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City all week. Don’t forget to snap that iconic picture in front of the pumpkin house!

2. [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.

3. [noon] The Skirball presents Through A Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photography opening October 17. Before he became one of the most prolific directors of our time he was a 17-year old man who in 1945 sold his first photograph to the magazine Look. The public will see photos, many of them unpublished all exposing New York life through the eyes of Kubrick. The exhibit closes March 8, 2020.

4. [1 p.m.] The Haunted 2: Welcome Foolish Mortals is an art exhibit inspired by places like the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Marvel at creepy animatronic works alongside paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. Happening at The Hive Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles the exhibit will run October 6 through November 3 and is free to view. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor returns with six terrifying mazes, including the brand new Rogue, in which the crew either is (or isn’t?) working to save the capsized vessel you’re trapped aboard. Nightly entertainment, rides, roaming monsters, and themed lounges round out Dark Harbor’s offerings. Happening September 26 through November 2. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [8 p.m.] Head to the Greek Theatre for Rocketman: Live in Concert featuring a special performance by Elton John and Taron Egerton with The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra.

7. [8:15 p.m.] Club Bahia in Echo Park will transform into the vampire bar in the cult classic From Dusk Til Dawn with vampire shot girls offering El Silencio mezcal, gruesome staged acts inspired by other dark Hollywood films including an occult ritual inspired by Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and some sort of performance by a bloody Kill Bill look-a-like bride.

8. [9 p.m.] Every Thursday the Motherland comedy show brings known comics to the stage for free at Filipino restaurant Kusina Filipina in Eagle Rock. Tonight’s lineup is hereFREE

9. [various] The Second City will host the Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival from October 17-20 celebrating performers of diverse backgrounds across race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity through performances, panels, and workshops.

10. [various] Artist Maximillian’s popular horror-themed pop-up I Like Scary Movies returns for Halloween season September 20 through November 17. The detailed and beautiful series of installations is a love letter from the artist to iconic horror films like The Lost BoysBeetlejuice, and The Shining. Runs Wednesday through Sundays. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $69 tix to Halloween Horror Neights at Universal Studios (via Goldstar)

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