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46 Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week

Posted by Brandon Haft on 10/22/2016

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 4, features the WeHo Halloween Carnaval, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, a free classic movie at Union Station, All Space Considered, Liquid Intelligence, an after-hours film screening at The Getty Center, and LOTS more.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

Getty Center Garden

The Getty Center. Credit: Nick Webb via flickr cc

Monday October 31st, 2016

1. Looking to spend Halloween in a room full of Pee-Wee Hermans? MiniBar Hollywood has you covered with “A Night of 100 Pee-Wee’s”.

2. The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval will take over several blocks of the city with crowds expected to reach 500K (woah!) the event brings out the loud, proud, and fabulous decked out in their very best Halloween attire. FREE

3. Join the Mondrian Los Angeles and GEN ART at the DIVE IN a free movie screening event highlighting classic and contemporary films every Monday. This week they will screen Labyrinth. FREE

4. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will offer free mini-cones to kids in costume today. FREE

5. The 1922 horror classic Nosferatu will screen at the Theatre at Ace Hotel accompanied by a live musical score courtesy of the LA Opera.

6. Sweet Rose Creamery’s Studio City Fall Movie Night screening of Hocus Pocus. FREE

7. Back for its 7th year, Wicked Lit is a spooky immersive theatre experience that takes classic horror literature and turns them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery this Monday and Thursday through Sunday.  Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED(via Goldstar)

8. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with 13 haunted attractions, four new mazes, a thousand monsters and, for the first time ever, standalone Skeleton Room Keys. Don’t miss out on the laser gun fight with zombies! Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. The Boney Island Tour in Sherman Oaks is a well celebrated tradition. Focused on being kid friendley the Halloween house is open to the public and free of charge. FREE 

10. CreepLA promises a bigger and scarier time where the lines of reality and performance art are blurred into your worst nightmare.

11. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is darker, more shocking, and even more terrifying than ever. A new spirit named the Iron Master will join a group of sinister spirits and hundreds of their horrific henchmen ready to scare guests in the five different mazes on the ship, along with a Paintball Shooting Gallery, a 4-D horror show, freak shows and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. If the idea of hopping on a bandwagon that travels through the darkness of Griffith Park while monsters hide in the shadows to scare you sounds like fun, than the L.A. Haunted Hayride is the place to be. Happening all weekend!

13. Runway Playa Vista presents Music Mondays a free weekly concert and music series. This week will be a spooky-fun evening for kids of all ages! The night will feature a canine costume contest, DJ tunes, trick or treating and dancing in the street. FREE

14. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre hosts Urban Death Tour of Terror a immersive haunted house experience every Friday and Saturday from Oct. 7 – Nov. 5. Guests walk through a maze surrounded by monsters and arrive in the theater for a 20-minute performance before reentering the maze, this time with new monsters lurking at every turn.

15. LACMA’s Film department presents Fuel for Nightmares, a curated film series based on Guillermo del Toro’s favorite films. This week The Bride of Frankenstein on Monday and Hellboy on Friday will be screened.

16. The House on Haunted Hill has been a community tradition for 16 years. Free to enter, the haunted house works off an original script, score and story. All donations are donated to non-profit charities at the end of the Haunting Season. Happening Oct. 28-31. FREE

17. Enjoy a free, family-friendly evening at Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration, Folks can treating at over 100 businesses and a screening of Gremlins. FREE

18. The LA Zoo’s annual Halloween month long celebration Boo At The Zoo is back with spooky attractions for kids and adults.

Tuesday November 1st, 2016

19. The Museum of Broken Relationships will present a unique series of after-hours talks all designed to navigate the good the bad and the ugly of romantic relationships. This week they will host a conversation with Alexandra Tweten, Founder of “Bye Felipe.”

20. Darren Criss stars in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. John Cameron Mitchells groundbreaking rock musical is revived by Criss, Tony Award Winner Lena Hall and Tony Award wining Director Michael Mayer. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. Nancy Silverton In Conversation with Evan Kleiman at The Skirball. Join the James Beard Award–winning chef as she discusses her new book, Mozza at Home. FREE

22. The LA Kings are back for NHL season at STAPLES Center. Watch the fast paced game versus the Anaheim Ducks. Seats can be found currently at a discounted price for this Tuesday and another game on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins . DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

23. Food truck night at the California Heritage Museum features a big selection of tasty food trucks (5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) FREE

24. Join Get Lit and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) as they host The Laureates of Los Angeles, a celebration of the city’s poet laureates. Happening at the Los Angeles Public Library.

25. Free admission days this Tuesday for: Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.), Natural History Museum and Page Museum at La Brea Tarpits.

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

26. Enjoy complementary classes, seminars and tastings of weekly featured spirits every Wednesday during Liquid Intelligence at The Mixing Room. This weeks theme is “Sweet Takes a Back Seat: Discovering Savory Flavors” FREE

27. 24th Street Theatre’s free annual ‘Dia de los Muertos’ festival and block party. FREE

28. The NASA’s Pavilion sound experience is now of view at The Huntington Library. A “soundscape” experience that represents the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth Science satellites the shell like sculpture emits sounds each interpreting one of the satellites’ missions. Open to the public till Feb. 27, 2017.

29. The 43rd annual Self Help Graphics & Art’s 43rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration. FREE

30. Red Bull Sound Select return for 30 Days in LA, a month-long series of events featuring concert, dance parties, movie nights and more. Tickets are still available on select days check out the line up and schedules here.

31. The Linea Pelle accessory sample sale is happening Nov. 2 to Nov. 5 at their corporate offices in Los Angeles.

32. Join James Beard Award–winning chef Marcus Samuelsson and musician-chef Kelis as they discuss food, music, life, love, and Harlem. Happening at The Skirball.

Thursday November 3rd, 2016

33. The premier design event for industry pros and home design admirers, WestEdge Design Fairreturns Nov. 3 to 6 at the Santa Monica Barker Hangar. Check for discounted tickets on select dates. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

34. The Pacific Theatres Winnetka will celebrate their grand re-opening by hosting FREE movies Nov. 3 to 6. Screenings include Marvel’s “Dr Strange” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls.” There’s even a BYOB policy, that is “bring your own bucket” at the popcorn station so come prepared. FREE

35. Pop-Up Magazine returns to Los Angeles at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Created as a live magazine set up for stage and screen the event features some of the best creators both famous and local performing together for one night only.

36. The Virus: An Immersive Escape Room Experience happening Thursday and Friday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

37. Free admission days this Thursday for: MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen, Skirball Cultural Center, Japanese American National Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art.

Friday November 4th, 2016

38. There’s a free classic Movie Screening Series at Union Station this Friday they will screen the noir classic Criss Cross. FREE

39. The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE

40. On Fridays Royce’s Arcade Warehouse hosts ‘Threeplay Fridays’ from 4 to 7 p.m. For $3 you get three hours of unlimited play of games such as Donkey Kong, Street Fighter 2, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga and many more.

41. The Getty will put on a special after hour screening of acclaimed British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman’s film Blue. Screened outdoors on the Getty’s Garden Terrace the film features a single shot of the color blue with voice-overs by Jarman and actors Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, and John Quentin. FREE

42. The Groundlings presents Hook-Up App a new sketch comedy show that spotlights dating in the digital age. Happening Friday and Saturday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

43. The Breeders’ Cup finale is coming to Santa Anita Park this weekend Nov. 4-5. Dress your best and prepare to end the thoroughbred racing session in style.

44. Since its the first Friday of the month check out all the cool events happening around town including block parties and art walks for First Fridays.

45. The Bailey Blue one day sale is happening from 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. score dresses, skirts, and tops for $9! Location: 1850 E 15th St Unit B Los Angeles, CA 90021

46. Free admission days this Friday for: Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.), Pasadena Museum of California Art (noon to 5 pm), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 – 8 p.m.) FREE

Article courtesy of We Like LA. 

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