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(credit: Riley’s Farm)

We are pretty excited to again be the gatekeepers of your social calendar. It’s our job to weed through the filler that hits your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feed and find the people places and faces worth your weekend time. If you are looking for something to do in LA, you never need to look very hard, but, we want to make sure if you are doing something, it’s the best of the best. He is a quick list of the activities you need to consider.
Friday, October 9
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(credit: Maury Phillips/WireImage.com)

George Carlin : A Place for My Stuff
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(877) 342-0738

LA’s Grammy Museum is featuring the third in a series of exhibits dedicated to iconic comedians with comprehensive exhibits on Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and now, the timeless voice of reason George Carlin. Curated by George’s daughter Kelly, A Place for My Stuff, named after Carlin’s ninth comedy record, functions as a time capsule of Carlin’s career. Complete with childhood photos, Carlin’s infamous arrest record, and set lists from Carlin’s appearances on both the Tonight Show and the Ed Sullivan Show, the exhibit is an intimate look at one of comedy’s most important figures.

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(credit: istockphoto)

Watch Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”
Nuart Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-8530

With a blockbuster cast including Gary Oldman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and a young Wynona Ryder, Francis Ford Coppola’s decadent film adaptation of the classic Dracula tale is no doubt a visual masterpiece. Both scary and sexy, there is no better time to soak in the flick then at midnight during Halloween season. The pseudo love story of the undead works for that late night creep both literally and figuratively.

Saturday, October 10
(Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)

(Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)

JPL Open House
142 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-0035

While Matt Damon is quite easy on the eyes, The Martian isn’t nearly the hand-on experience as this weekend’s JPL Open House will be. Known for their involvmeent with space exploration, the things JPL do on a daily basis will amaze the mind and have you thinking on a planetary level. While the folks in Pasadena expect record crowds, if you are lucky enough to get in, you will see first-hand life-sized replicas of the Mars Science laboratory, plus a glimpse into the JPL machine shop. This workspace is responsible for the cutting-edge robotics used in space exploration. You’ll also get to cruise the Microdevices Lab and see what scientists and engineers are cooking to improve space exploration.

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(credit: Red Bull Content Pool)

Red Bull Straight Rhythm
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

Described as a real-life Excitebike (yes, the very old 8-bit Nintendo game), leave it to Red Bull to find new ways to push competition via motorsports. Hosting a who’s who of moto elite, the premise is simple; A half-mile stretch, a bunch of jumps, and two riders. Plenty of high horsepower antics will be going down in Pomona as the best on dirt bikes will battle head-to-head to see who can get to the finish line first.

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(credit: Shutterstock)

Strut Your Mutt
701 State Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 765-5397
Want to get involved in a great cause? Best Friends Animal Society’s annual event and fundraiser returns this year where you’ll get to walk through Exposition Park with your pooch, or take a 5K run (with or without best furry friend) and much more. So, get your animal pack together and visit this Downtown LA park for a variety of other events including pet contests, treats and fun for dogs and humans alike. The event is fully in support of shelter pets in need, so you can be sure your actions are going to a great cause. If you don’t have a dog, you can still participate. Registration for the 5K run starts at 7am and the run begins promptly at 9am, followed by all of the activities!

Sunday, October 11
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(credit: JP Chretien/Shutterstock)

Go Apple Picking
Riley’s Farm Fort Crossing
12261 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399
(909) 790-TIME (8463)

It’s that time of year again when going apple picking is not only a fun activity but you’ll get to be nutritious too! Many varieites of apples are available to be picked straight from the tree including Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Grimes, Red Fuji, and many others. But, make sure to act quick as quantities do run out! After your apple picking outing, be sure to head over to the on-farm bakery for a fresh, double-crust apple pie or a crumb-crust apple pie to go with your apple bounty. Not looking for something sweet? Try out their famous chicken pot pie!

Related: Best Apple Picking Near LA.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.