The last day of September is also the start of this week’s event listing. As we hop from one month into another, it’s clear that October is not only fall-tastic but full of events to keep you busier than you ever expected. From seafood feasts to car shows, here is a list of what you can expect to do this week.
Delphine Eatery & Bar
6250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
October is National Seafood Month, Delphine invites you to celebrate with an all-inclusive, four-course Lobster Feast meal on Sept. 30. Sample menu items include Lobster Bisque, Roasted Clam Chorizo and Whole Roasted Lobsters. When booked in advance, the cost is $42 per person. At the door, the cost is $52 per person. The restaurant will also feature weekly raw bar specials every Monday during the month of October.
Dames Not Damsels
Oldfield’s Liquor Room
10899 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Every first and third Tuesday night at Oldfield’s Liquor Room is dedicated to the ladies around town. Resident DJ Melissa McAllister spins, while mixologists prepare a cocktail that will make you feel like quite the wonderful woman. The bar will also host a variety of events during its bi-monthly girl night to keep you on your toes. Happy hour runs from 5 to 9 p.m., so pop in a little early to grab a cheap cocktail.
Cyrus Cylinder US Tour
17985 East Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90265
Oct. 2 marks the launch of a two-month exhibit of the ancient Cyrus Cylinder. History buffs will love viewing the cylinder that demonstrates Persian king Cyrus the Great’s conquest of Babylon in 539 B.C. Los Angeles is the last city on the cylinder’s U.S. tour before it returns to its home at the British Museum. Entry to the Getty Villa is free to the public, so this is an educational must-see before the exhibit ends in early December.
Orange County International Auto Show
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
The OC Auto Show kicks off a four-day stint open to the public for all of the car lovers out there. Check out exotic rides and hop behind the wheel of new cars. Tickets for adults range from $10 to $12, and entry is free for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online, or wait until the day of and show your OCTA bus pass, Metrolink ticket or 91 Express Lanes transponder for discounted admission.
DoubleTree by Hilton
6161 West Centinela Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
If you’re a stay-at-home mom transitioning back into the workforce, The MomFair is just the conference for you. The event is presented by MomAngeles and features a full day of panel discussions, workshops and a speed recruiting session to provide resume help, in addition to raffle prizes. General admission is $85 and VIP admission is $115. There are also free babysitting services for children 3 and under.
Los Angeles Storytelling Festival
iO West Theater
6366 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The L.A. Storytelling Festival features more than a week’s worth of stories, workshops, performances and more. The event officially begins on Friday, Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 10. This year’s festival will feature work from Write Club, WordSalad, UnCuban, RISK!, Kickstand, The P.E.Z. Show, Pinata and more. Purchase tickets online to individual performances, or save some money with a special festival pass that grants full access to shows Oct. 4 to 6.
Gubler Orchid Festival
2200 Belfield Boulevard
Landers, CA 92285
The 18th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival takes over the weekend with a two-day explosion of flowers. Tour greenhouses, enjoy classes for children and adults and take advantage of wine and cheese tastings, vendor wares and musical entertainment from local ensembles. Registration for one of the classes is mandatory due to limited space, so hop on the website and sign up today.
Food Photography with Anne Fishbein
New School of Cooking
8690 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
The rise of food appreciation via photos has escalated to new heights, and if you are serious about perfecting your photo skills, the New School of Cooking is offering a four-part course for camera-wielding members of the public. The weekly course starts on Oct. 6 and continues each Sunday through the month. For more information and to register for the course, visit the New School of Cooking website.
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Chrystal Baker is a freelance food, events, culture travel contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine, Frugivore Magazine and Politic365. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere, as well as the Farm 2 Plate Culinary Club site.