10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for October 8, 2017

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 for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!


Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, October 8, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [9 a.m.] Walk, bike or skate your way through Downtown LA when Ciclavia: Heart of LA returns on October 8. Six miles of streets branching out to Echo Park, Boyle Heights, and Chinatown will be car free, encouraging vibrant public spaces, physical activity, and community connection! FREE

2. [10 a.m.45th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair taking place on Oct. 7-8 at Live Oak Park South Field is a free fair with games, arts & crafts, food, beer & wine gardens, live entertainment, and more. FREE

3. [10 a.m.The Brunch Crawl continues on the westside this Sunday with four resturants and four convenient start times perfect for early birds and hangovers. Tickets cost $15 ticket and gets you a customized Brunch Crawl cup, $2 to $6 drink and brunch specials at participating restaurants Ashland Hill, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar, Plan Check Santa Monica and Cabo Cantina 3rd St Promenade. Crawlers are advised to bring cash so stop at the ATM!

4. [11 a.m.The Harvest Festival returns to the Skirball Cultural Center on Sunday for a grand celebration of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. This daylong festival will feature live music, dancing, a socially conscious market offering produce, locally sourced fare, home goods, craft beer, and more. FREE

5. [11 a.m.The Big Draw LA returns with the 8th Annual Make Your Mark in the Park taking place at Grand Park in DTLA. Come draw or learn how to draw with instructors on hand to help. The event is free and open to all-ages! FREE

6. [11 a.m.] The 10th annual IndieCade gaming festival is coming to Little Tokyo in DTLA from Oct. 6-8 featuring 200+ innovative indie games. Test out games, attend talks, network, and meet both new creators and industry legends

7. [noon] The 5th Annual Vegan Chili Cook Off at Tony’s Darts Away will take place this Sunday with delicious chili tastings, judging and more. The judging panel includes celebrated Chef Tal Ronnen, VegNews editor Ryan Ritchie and Chef Caroline Concha.

8. [noonThe Wallis’ 2017/18 Season Opening Day, will feature a family-friendly day of free dance, music and theater programming. Join Debbie Allen as she leads a Salsa Sunday outdoor dance class. Story Pirates will also be on hand to perform a Greatest Hits Show celebrating the words and ideas of the kids of L.A. and lastly enjoy a performance by soul and hiphop big band Urban Renewal Project. FREE

9. [7 p.m.The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned this Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn like the Iron Master and Graceful Gale. This year they’ll reveal their newest member of the crew, his name is Chef and he’s got a carnivorous kitchen staff with a big appetite. Happening Thursday and through the weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [7 p.m.Halloween Horror Nights taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood will immerse guests in a three-dimensional world of terror featuring a new slate of mazes, scare zones and a newly designed “Terror Tram” experience. Themes include American Horror Story, The Shining, SAW, Insidious and more.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $27 tix to Chamber Music Nights + Wine Tasting at Walt Disney Concert Hall (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.


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