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, Friday, October 5, 2018.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] Head to Seoul International Park from October 4-7 to experience the 45th year of the LA Korean Festival. Savor Korean street food, enjoy live performances, art exhibitions, and shop from local vendors and businesses. Acts performing this year include KSHMR and Dean. The festival is free to attend. Concerts are ticketed.
2. [1 p.m.] The 32nd Annual California Avocado Festival returns to Carpinteria October 5-7. This free event features live entertainment, the world’s largest vat of guacamole, avocado dishes for sale, avocado agricultural photos, historical photos, lessons in avocado grafting, FFA restored antique tractors, and the Largest Avocado Contest
3. [4 p.m.] Adult Swim is bringing its own festival to Row DTLA, including a lineup of artists and activities over the course of three days.
4. [5 p.m.] Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Sabor De Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival (Oct 5-7). Honoring the state of Jalisco, Mexico this year, the event will feature a massive lineup of entertainment and offerings, including over 140 commercial and sponsor booths, a plethora of food around the world, a health fair, petting zoo, as well as live entertainment across three stages. FREE
5. [6 p.m.] The Cal Jam 18 Music Festival comes to Glen Helen Regional Park and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino on October 5-6 for a wild weekend of rock and roll headlined by Foo Fighters with 20+ of their musician friends
6. [7:30 p.m.] Nat Geo Live: Social By Nature is a talk that will display how truly similar we are to animals, as well as what we can learn from them. Led by biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donavan. Happening Oct. 4 and 5, at the Broad Stage. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
7. [8 p.m.] Haunted Little Tokyo is presenting a series of Japanese horror films from some of the best horror visionaries this month. Kicking off the series is a screening of John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness at Union Center for the Arts.
8. [various] Festival M.A.R.S will highlight immersive performance making use of musical compositions, virtual reality, audio-reactive visuals that surround both performers and audience, and much more.
9. [various] Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood presents their annual Halloween iteration of Urban Death. Guests will wind through a short maze before entering a darkened theater where series of disturbing vignettes will be presented one after another. Happening Friday and Saturday.
10. [various] Critically acclaimed, avant-garde haunt Creep returns with ‘Awake.’ The walkthrough thrusts participants through a 75-minute series of horrific situations in a shockingly cinematic fashion. As a result, you are placed face-to-face with your worst fears, presenting an incredibly unique and intimate horror experience. Happening at ROW DTLA Thursday through Sunday.
DEAL OF THE DAY: Use promo code PROST18 to save $10 tickets for Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Park, including horse racing, live music, and a traditional beer hall, all taking place September 29-30 and October 6-7. (via Goldstar)
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.