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What You’re Doing This Week: Oct. 7

September 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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(credit: Jen Maxcy)

(credit: Jen Maxcy)

(credit: Disneyland Resort)

(credit: Disneyland Resort)

From getting into the spirit of Halloween to enjoying live music, festivals, and even a rare Four Seasons food truck, this week is all about getting outside and enjoying the season.

October 7

(credit: Disneyland Resort)

(credit: Disneyland Resort)

Halloween Time

Disneyland California Resort
1313 S Harbor Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 520-5060
disneyland.disney.go.com

Disneyland is all decked out with pumpkins, fall colors, and even pumpkin spice Frappuccinos, thanks to a brand new Starbucks location on Main Street. Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort brings the transformation of The Haunted Mansion into a whimsical Nightmare Before Christmas story, and Space Mountain gets a frightening makeover as well. Meet and greet with the Disney villains, carve pumpkins, and even dress up for special trick or treating on Oct. 8 and 11 at Mickey’s Halloween Party. No matter which night you attend, your whole family will have a happy #HalloweenTime.

October 8

(credit: Screamfest)

(credit: Screamfest)

Screamfest Horror Film Festival

Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 762-4600
screamfestla.com

If you are looking for a good scary movie to get you in the Halloween mood, consider the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, taking place Oct. 8 through Oct. 17 in North Hollywood. World and US Premieres boast the best in up-and-coming horror films. Mature audiences only.

October 9

(credit: Jack Korito)

(credit: Jack Korito)

Just Imagine

Hayworth Theatre
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(323) 960-4442
plays411.com/justimagine

The critically acclaimed rock ‘n roll John Lennon tribute has added a show in honor of Lennon’s birthday. If Oct. 9 happens to be your birthday as well, you can get into the concert for free. Tickets for guests born on any other day of the year start at $30.

October 10

(credit: Four Seasons)

(credit: Four Seasons)

Four Seasons Taste Truck

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
122 E. Ojai Ave
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(805) 646-5573
taste.fourseasons.com

Four Seasons is quite literally rolling into town as the FS Taste Truck is stopping through the Los Angeles area this week while serving up some of the Beverly Wilshire’s favorite recipes from their food truck. Follow #FSTasteTruck to find the current location of the truck; you won’t want to miss the obsessively delicious Chocolate Rodeo Cronets (a yummy combination of a croissant and a beignet). A portion of the proceeds go to “Chefs to End Hunger,” an awesome organization that seeks to salvage and donate excess prepped restaurant food.

October 11

(credit: Big Bear Events)

(credit: Big Bear Events)

Oktoberfest Unplugged

42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
bigbearevents.com

Big Bear’s Oktoberfest is one of SoCal’s most lively and fun German beer festivals. The festival remains open most of the month, but Oct. 11 features a unique opportunity to enjoy “Oktoberfest Unplugged” – an intimate evening of Oktoberfest charm. You’ll enjoy a five-course German food and beer pairing dinner utilizing pre-industrial revolution methods as well as top notch entertainment. Oktoberfest admission features numerous booths, activities, games, attractions for kids, plenty of food opportunities, three beer gardens, and even a free area shuttle to get you to and from the party safely.

October 12

(credit: Underwood Family Farms)

(credit: Underwood Family Farms)

Underwood Family Farms: Tractor Weekend

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 236-4769
underwoodfamilyfarms.com

Take the family to the farm this weekend for the 7th annual Antique Tractor Weekend at Underwood Family Farms. In addition to the pumpkin patch and autumn-themed festivities, you can meander through rows of antique tractors and farm equipment, enjoy a tractor parade, and even take a peek at John Deere’s newest tractor models.

(credit: Spin PR)

(credit: Spin PR)

Eat|See|Hear Shocktober Supernatural Saturday Nights

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
eatseehear.eventbrite.com

Enjoy classic Halloween movies outdoors on a three-story high screen this month at Eat|See|Hear, LA’s premier outdoor movie, food truck, and live music event series. The Shocktober Supernatural Saturday Nights lineup starts Oct. 12 with a screening of “Poltergeist.” Food and drink trucks, as well as a variety of Halloween festivities, will take place at each screening. The full series schedule and locations are available on their website.

October 13

(credit: Jen Maxcy)

(credit: Jen Maxcy)

LEGO Day

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
skirball.org

Bring your LEGO-loving family to the Skirball Cultural Center for a “Celebration of Building and Architecture” this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., included with general admission. Families can create their own works of art or work together on a collaborative LEGO building activity inspired by and in conjunction with the Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie exhibit.

(credit: Glendale Arts)

(credit: Glendale Arts)

Pop-Up! Fall Concert Series

Glendale Galleria
100 West Broadway, Suite 700
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 246-6737
glendalegalleria.com/events

Add a bit of culture to your shopping experience as you enjoy the Pop-Up! Fall Concert Series starting this weekend at the Glendale Galleria. These free weekly concerts, from 2 to 4 p.m., will feature artists performing a wide variety of local music including “The Jazz Butchers” this Oct. 13 serving up exceptional smooth jazz melodies reminiscent of LA’s thriving jazz scene from the 1970s.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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