The start of this week also marks the start of a new month. October is here, and it’s time to kick fall into full speed. Now is the time when people start thinking about upcoming holidays, family trips and an ever-growing to do list. Keep in mind that there are many activities and events happening right here in town, so be sure to make at least one a high priority.
Monday, October 1
Head over to The Cat & Fiddle Pub, and catch one of the weekly Monday night flicks. There is no cover charge for entry, and the restaurant will throw in free, gourmet popcorn for snacking. Of course, the restaurant’s full dinner menu will be available until 11:30 pm. Take this hint: Register for the event and share the information about the film showing via this link for a complimentary appetizer. This week’s movie is the classic Spinal Tap, and the viewing begins at 9:00 pm sharp. Film showings will be offered every Monday through the end of the year with Risky Business, Monty Python and Swingers coming up soon.
Tuesday, October 2
In light of all the cooking that typically happens during the next few months, it may be time for you to hone your skills with a class. Plus, it’s the perfect time to test your way on the Metro and check out the Expo Line. Chef Lisa Morgan will host a series of classes at Surfas, and soup is on the table this week. Four fancy soups will be perfect to add to your autumn repertoire. Registration cost is $100, and it does include lunch. Reserve your space online.
Wednesday, October 3
As it usually happens, mid-week show performances tend to run for lower prices, and that makes this Wednesday the perfect time to see Encounter. Dancers depicting the lives and challenges of our world’s native and indigenous people through modern day are at the center of the story produced by East West Players. The performance was inspired by the work of award-winning writer Mahasweta Devis, and S.M. Raju and Aparna Sindhoor adapted the staged story. The show starts at 8:00 pm, and orchestra tickets are $31 and balcony seats are $26. If you are a student or senior, ask for the applicable $5 discount. Tickets are available for purchase online.
Thursday, October 4
281 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Meatless Monday is a big hit for people searching for ways to eat less meat. Why not keep your mind open and give it a try for the entire month of October? The tenth month of the year is National Vegetarian Awareness Month, and Burger Lounge is celebrating with a brand new Autumn Veggie Burger. The housemade patty is a hearty mixture of organic quinoa, butternut squash, brown rice, wild mushrooms, sage, crushed walnuts, and topped with goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli. For just $7.95, you will have the start of a very filling and meat-free meal. The new veggie burger is only available during the month of October, and all eight Burger Lounge locations will have it on the menu.
Saturday, October 6
From 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, the Cooper Design Space hosts A Current Affair: A Pop Up Vintage Marketplace, a collection and sale featuring more than 30 vintage fashion designers with goods ranging from $30-$3,000. General admission is $10, and tickets may be purchased online or at the door. The event will be hosted by Jen Rosero of Bolthouse Productions who will compile ten personally styled vintage outfits that you can purchase on the same day. KCRW’s very own DJ Marion Hodges will supply the music, and the Key Club will host an open bar to keep the event moving along. If you are one who must be ahead of the crowd, drop $20 on priority preview admission for 1:00 pm entry.
Sunday, October 7
Downtown Los Angeles
Carmaggedon Part II is behind us, and you have to admit it was nice to use the car just a bit less last weekend. This tradition of shunning cars and enjoying vehicle-free streets began more than 35 years ago in Colombia. Here in L.A., the goal of this family-friendly celebration is to reduce our carbon footprint, bring people together outdoors for some exercise and highlight participating businesses within the community. Join the CicLAvia crew for its fifth event from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm along nine miles spanning various Los Angeles neighborhoods and landmarks–MacArthur Park, Exposition Park, Grand Park at Civic Center, Central Plaza in Chinatown and Mariachi Plaza and Soto Station in Boyle Heights. Each location will feature different activities, including entertainment, farmers markets, food trucks, games and more. The event is free and requires no registration.