Every Top Event To Know About This October 2017 In Los Angeles

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
September 28, 2017 – November 1, 2017
Dark Harbor – The Queen Mary
Wander this haunted ship in Long Beach, and experience scare zones and more.

September 15, 2017 – November 4, 2017
Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Studios
Get in the Halloween spirit with 8 mazes, a “Walking Dead” attraction, the popular “Terror Tram” transporting guests through a scary route and more.

September 21, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride – Griffith Park Old Zoo
Zombies, ghouls, werewolves and all things Halloween will take over the Los Angeles area Haunted Hayride. Enjoy scare zones, haunted houses, tractor pulled rides, and more.

October 3, 2017 – October 5, 2017
Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
This is the only all-woman podcasting festival on the planet! Come for demonstrations, workshops, mentoring sessions, and more about audio and digital media.

October 3, 2017 – October 31, 2017
“Stranger Things” – The Musical Tribute – El Cid
Head over to El Cid on Sunset and experience a musical comedy show based on Season 1 of the hit show “Stranger Things.” The show, which will feature 12 songs inspired by everyone from Michael Jackson to The Police, will be available to see every Tuesday until October 31, 2017.

October 6, 2017 – October 8, 2017
IndieCade Festival – Little Tokyo
This event celebrates independent games throughout the nation. Now in it’s 10th year, IndieCade will offer the chance ti play and preview over 200 of the latest indie games.

October 8, 2017
CicLAvia: Heart of L.A. – Downtown Los Angeles
Get on your bike and join thousands of others by biking throughout downtown L.A., the Arts District and other surrounding neighborhoods.

October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017
Smorgasburg L.A. – Downtown Los Angeles
Open every Sunday in downtown Los Angeles at the Alameda Produce Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (part of ROW DTLA), Smorgasburg L.A. features the city’s most exciting food vendors all in one place in addition to vintage, design, crafts and other shopping items on offer. Learn more about Every Top Vendor You Should Know About At Smorgasburg L.A.

Oct 13-31, 2017
Halloween Ghost Train – Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
Jump aboard this Halloween themed ghost train for a family-friendly ride through a spooky (but not too frightening) part of train tracks in Griffith Park.

October 14, 2017
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic – Will Rogers State Historic Park
Put on your finest southern styled hats, preppy clothes and dresses for this annual event that will be occurring once again this year! Watch the polo match, sip on Veuve Clicquot, take photos, see celebrities all over, and have a blast at this not to be missed event.

October 21, 2017
Strut Your Mutt – Exposition Park
If you’re looking to get some exercise in and raise money for charity, head to Strut Your Mutt at Exposition Park. This event raises money for homeless pets around L.A. through the Best Friends Animal Society of Los Angeles.

October 25-27, 2017
Lucha VaVOOM – Mayan Theater & Riverside Auditorium
The annual Mexican masked wrestling show is back again this year! Experience ‘The Smell Of Fear’ at The mMayan Theatre on October 25 and 26th. Then, on October 27th, the show will be performed in Riverside.

October 27-29, 2017
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con – L.A. Convention Center
Meet the infamous Stan Lee, attend panels about all things comic books, see screenings and more for this annual event. This year, you can experience 3 days of fun with tons of exciting exhibits, and more. If you love gaming, this is your event.

October 28, 2017
Día de los Muertos – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The 18th annual Dia de Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is heading to Los Angeles. Eat delicious Mexican food, hear traditional Mexican music and more. Admission is $20 per person for adults and children 8 years old or under and seniors 65 will get in free until 4 p.m.

October 31, 2017
West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval – West Hollywood
One of the biggest Halloween festivals is back and bigger than ever this year. Located on Santa Monica Blvd. between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Blvd, the Carnival will take over from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. It is free to attend and open to the public. You’ll see some of the best costumes around, hear great music and more. Make sure to dress up in your favorite costume!

September 30, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Underwood Family Farms Pumpkin Patch – Underwood Family Farms
Throughout October, head to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark to enjoy a U-Pick pumpkin patch along with plenty of other activities, including corn mazes, a petting zoo, a play area for kids, tractor rides and more. Visit our Guide To Pumpkin Patches in Southern California for more information and other patches around.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS
October 6, 2017
Friday Night Wine Tastings – Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House
With great views overlooking the city, Barnsdall Art Park is open for all Angelenos 21 and over to drink wine, set up a picnic and watch the sunset. This is the 9th year they’re hosting this event.

October 14, 2017
Off the Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival – Santa Monica Pier
If you love seafood, then you’ll definitely love this festival. Off the Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival, now in its 3rd season, celebrates National Seafood Month by offering up seafood tastings galore. Eat shrimp, crab, lobster, and other seafood from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event highlights Santa Monica’s unmatched seafood offerings, and also helps to raise funds for Surfrider Foundation of West LA-Malibu.

October 14, 2017
Taste Of Italy – Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
Attend the 8th annual Taste of Italy festival and enjoy all things Italian – pasta, wine, and more. This is L.A.’s top Italian food and wine event featuring award-winning restaurants and wineries along with terrific entertainment.

October 21, 2017
Burbank Beer Festival – Burbank, CA
The Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair returns for the 3rd year in a row in the heart of downtown Burbank from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. There are two sessions (12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Each session features over 85 beers on tap, live music and great entertainment to take in.

October 21, 2017
Burbank Beer Festival – Burbank, CA
The Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair returns for the 3rd year in a row in the heart of downtown Burbank from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. There are two sessions (12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Each session features over 85 beers on tap, live music and great entertainment to take in.

October 21 & 22, 2017
Oktoberfest DTLA – Pershing Square
From 12 pm. to 8 p.m. experience Oktoberfest DTLA in Pershing Square. The 2nd annual event features local beers from all over L.A., authentic German beer and food (think sausages and pretzels) and much more. There will also be a fantastic beer garden. This event is free to attend and open for all ages.

October 22, 2017
Eastside Food Festival – Mack Sennett Studios
If you love food then this is the event for you. The best and brightest in L.A.’s food scene will be on hand, including over 35 food and beverage vendors. With a focus on L.A.’s Eastside areas, this food event will highlight eats from L.A.’s distinctive neighborhoods. there will be discussion panels, food demos, performances by musicians, as well as chefs on hand.

FILM SCREENINGS
October 3, 2017
“Phantom Of The Opera” – LACMA
LACMA will be screening the hit movie “Phantom Of The Opera” from 1925 in conjunction with its Tuesday Matinee film screenings. It is $4 for the general public, $2 for members and seniors 65 or older / children 17 and under.

October 6, 13 & 20, 2017
Front Porch Cinema – Santa Monica Pier
There are only a few more screenings left this season at Front Porch Cinema. On October 6th, there will be a screening of “The Princess Bride.” Then, on October 13th, see the critically acclaimed movie “Hidden Figures.” Top off the month on October 20th by seeing the smash hit “Beauty And The Beast.”

October 6, 2017
Malibu Movie Night Under the Stars – Malibu Wines
Join Malibu Wines for an evening under the stars. Drink wine and take in a showing of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The movie will start at sundown and there is no entrance fee. Come prepared to buy a bottle of wine though! Tastings conclude at 6:30pm and then bottle sales only

October 7, 2017
Drive-In Movie and Car Show – Paramount Ranch
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. head to the wild west at Paramount Ranch for a screening of the wildly popular 80’s film “Back To The Future.” Along with this drive-in movie, there will also be a classic car show and more. The event is free to attend.

October 7, 2017
Jane Goodall Film Screening – The Hollywood Bowl
Presented by National Geographic with Brett Morgen, Jane Goodall and Philip Glass, the Hollywood Bowl will be screening “Jane,” a documentary set to music by the Bowl’s orchestra.

Throughout October, 2017
Jane Goodall Film Screening – Rooftop Cinema Club
Throughout October, Rooftop Cinema Club will be screening films almost daily. From “Wonder Woman,” “Casper,” and “The Notebook,” to “La La Land” and “Halloween,” there won’t be any shortage of terrific films to see under the stars. Visit our complete Guide To Every Film Screening This Fall for a lineup of films by date.

MUSIC/CONCERTS & NIGHTLIFE

October 6, 2017
Sturgill Simpson – The Greek Theatre
As one of music’s most inspiring voices, Sturgill Simpson brings a country tone to his music. Hear hits from his past three albums at the Greek Theatre for a one-night performance.

October 12, 14, 16, 18, 2017
Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour – The Hollywood Bowl
Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most important bands throughout the past several decades, is hitting the Hollywood Bowl for several shows for their Global Spirit Tour.

October 28 & 29, 2017
Zac Brown Band – The Hollywood Bowl
Three-time Grammy award winning artists Zac Brown Band have revolutionized country music and have become one of the most popular acts for country music fans and those that never knew they loved the country genre so much. With a laid back tone, the band became famous for hit albums like “The Foundation,” with hits like “Toes,” “Chicken Fried” and “Highway 20 Ride.” But, the Band will be hitting the road this fall in support of their latest album, “Welcome Home,” which features hits like “Roots.”

SHOPPING & STYLE
October 20, 2017
Odd Nights at the Autry – Autry Museum
Spread across 2 acres in Griffith Park, Odd Nights at the Autry is the place to go to shop from over 200 vendors, drink up delicious ale in the beer garden, and hear live music.
COMEDY SHOWS
October 8, 2017
An Evening with Matt Groening & Lynda Barry – Ace Hotel
Experience the incredible friendship between the creator of “The Simpsons”, Matt Groening, and Lynda Barry, who is an American cartoonist and is best known for her weekly comic strip Ernic Pook’s Comeek. Hear them reminisce on their 40 years of friendship and creativity.

October 28, 2017 – November 1, 2017
Ricky Gervais: Humanity – The Dolby Theatre
As one of the most influential British comedians, Ricky Gervais has made people laugh for years now. After a seven year hiatus, fans will get to experience his one-of-a-kind humor at his stand up performance at the Dolby Theatre.

THEATRE PERFORMANCES
September 2017 – December 30, 2017
“Hamilton” – Pantages Theatre
The biggest musical performance of the century, “Hamilton” is here in Los Angeles for a 4 ½ month run in Southern California until the end of December. The U.S. history-inspired play by Lin-Manuel Miranda follows America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton from orphaned immigrant to Treasury Secretary to infamous end.

October 11, 2017 – November 19, 2017
“Bright Star” – Ahmanson Theater
Written by famed comedian Steve Martin and multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter Edie Brickell, “Bright Star” tells the story of a romance between a war veteran and a newspaper editor in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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