There are tons of thrilling activities to do in town this month. Check out our top 10 picks.
Friday Night Wine Tastings at Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House
Don’t miss the last installment of this exciting fundraiser event on October 6.
Spend an evening with family and friends (as long as they’re 21 years old and above) sampling the finest wine selections by Silverlake Wine, filling up your bellies with your own homemade picnic or with whatever’s hot and delicious at the rotating food trucks, while watching the picturesque sunset and enjoying panoramic views of the city. Oh, we can’t wait to get our hands on Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and The Cheese Store of Silverlake!
Happening on the West Lawn, tickets cost $35 for wine tasting to $50 if you also want to get a glimpse of world-class, Welsh architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s, UNESCO-nominated Hollyhock House.
October 6, 13, 20
Front Porch Cinema; Santa Monica Pier
Nothing beats watching a movie outdoor during summer to get over from an exhausting and stressful work week, right? The good news is, you don’t have to wait for summer to do it, because it’s back! Every single Friday night this October, the Santa Monica Pier Front Porch Cinema offers screenings of award-winning films, including The Hidden Figures and LA LA Land, on the house! Don’t forget to RSVP on their Facebook page to secure seats for you and your date.
The Pearl Fishers at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Downtown LA
A fan of the opera? Catch the awe-inspiring performance of premiere soprano, Nino Machaidize, in the classic three-act masterpiece, The Pearl Fishers. A compelling tale of love and friendship by composer Georges Bizet, this must-see opera was first performed in 1863.
CicLAvia: Heart of L.A; DTLA
Whether you’re a biking or a skateboarding enthusiast or not, this is one event that’s worth attending! From the Spanish phrase “bike away,” CicLAvia allows you to pedal your way throughout the whole city, mainly around Downtown LA. This year, the biking route will take you from San Pedro as far as Wilmington.
Not into biking? Go anyway! There’ll be music, street performances, and food trucks to keep you busy.
Jane Goodall Documentary Screening with Live Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
National Geographic presents the only way Jane, the latest documentary about world-renowned British anthropologist, Jane Goodall, by award-winning director Brett Morgen, is meant to be seen – scored by a live orchestra by legendary composer Philip Glass at an equally iconic venue.
The best museums and art galleries in Pasadena will open up their doors to the public for free, showcasing various collections and art performances in this one-of-a-kind event that happens twice a year. Take free shuttle rides and explore the Norton Simon Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, and Pasadena Museum of California Art while munching on yummy offerings from numerous food trucks around the area.
Strut Your Mutt at Exposition Park
Take your furry baby (or family, if they’re many) at the annual fundraising event by Best Friends Animal Society. Check out the fun-filled pet contests and other activities in support of unfortunate homeless pets. When you register, you get to decide which participating rescue shelter the proceeds will go to.
Oktoberfest DTLA, Pershing Square Park
Channel your inner German at this two-day Oktoberfest event pumped with street festivals, dancing, and upbeat music. Enjoy this tradition of overflowing beer all day long while stuffing yourself with mouthwatering pretzels and sausages.
Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever;
Witness the grandest Day of Dead shindig at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This colorful Mexican festival gives you the chance to see art, ancient rituals, musical numbers, and foodgasm in one big place!
Halloween Ghost Train at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
After a year of hibernating, the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum is back! Take the whole gang on this spooky train ride located at Griffith Park.