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 25, 2018.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [11 a.m.] Visit the Annenberg Space for Photography as it welcomes its newest exhibit The National Geographic Photo Ark, a multi-year project led by Joel Sartore to photograph every living species throughout the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The exhibit opens on October 13 and continues through January 13. Hours for the space are Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. FREE
2. [2 p.m.] Merchants on Olvera Street celebrate Dia de los Muertos for nine days starting this Thursday. The festival will include altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting, and live entertainment. FREE
3. [4 p.m.] Wisdom Literature and Esoterica at the Philosophical Research Society
4. [6 p.m.] The Barker Hangar will transform into an art wonderland on Oct. 25-28 when The Other Art Fair returns to Los Angeles. The event, which is put on by online art gallery Saatchi Art will allow guests to peruse through the works of over 100 handpicked emerging artists that are part of the Los Angeles landscape. On top of the art, a bar and restaurant area, live music, theatrical performances, art installations and more are all on the bill.
5. [6 p.m.] .Nights of the Jack is a half mile trail filled with thousands of hand-carved and illuminated Jack O’Lanterns. Family friendly and located in Calabasas, the experience is filled with pumpkins carved into notable animated characters, movie stars, sports heroes, and many more. Happening Thursday through Sunday.
6. [7 p.m.] Haunted Little Tokyo is presenting a series of Japanese horror films from some of the best horror visionaries this month. The series continues with a screening of Godzilla (1954) at Japanese American National Museum.
7. [7 p.m.] 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. Happening Thursdays through Sundays.
8. [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. Happening Thursdays and through Sundays through Nov. 2. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
9. [10 p.m.] Head to the Belasco for INSANIME, a one-night anime-centric extravaganza to celebrate Halloween. The event, which effectively serves as a massive, late-night party, invites guests to come dressed in cosplay and mingle with their favorite characters as they dance to multiple DJ sets throughout the night.
10. [various] The 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival will screen Oscar-submitted films from across Asia from October 24 to November 1 at Arclight Cinemas in Culver City.
DEAL OF THE DAY: $37.50 tix for The Nightmare Before Christmas live with Danny Elfman at The Hollywood Bowl
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.