Looking for something to do this month? We’ve got you covered!
Summer is over, but this in LA and summer is all year round so let’s keep it going! Pictured above is a restaurant that participates in DineLA: the semi-annual two-week dining event with prix fixe menus. Prices start at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. Going on starting today 10/1 through 10/15.
Things to do in LA this month:
10/1 – 10/15: DineLA all over Los Angeles
Eat-your-feelings seasons is just about here, so you might as well save a few bucks with DineLA, the semi-annual two-week dining event, which this year has pivoted from a summer event to a fall one. You’ll find prix fixe menus—available for takeout and dine-in depending on the venue—at dozens upon dozens of restaurants for as little as $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner.
10/1 – 10/31: Nights of the Jack in Santa Monica
Walk across the grounds of the scenic King Gillette Ranch as the Santa Monica Mountains hideaway is illuminated with thousands of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Nights of the Jack reverts to an on-foot, two-thirds-of-a-mile trail this year (with a “Spookeasy,” too). Timed tickets required each night; expect to spend an hour to an hour and a half there.
On October 7, Chappelle will debut his still-untitled documentary from American Factory filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar about a town in rural Ohio during the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to the screening, the event promises musical performances and stand-up from Chappelle and a to-be-announced lineup of friends.
10/8 – 10/16: Halloween Drive In Movies in the San Fernando Valley
Even before the resurgence of drive-ins, this San Fernando Valley tradition has been bringing screenings from the comfort of your car for the past few years. This October, the series returns to Lake Balboa for a bunch of Halloween double features (available separately or together for a discount), including Teen Wolf and The Lost Boys, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Gremlins, and more. My Valley Pass, the area visitors’ guide that runs the event, will also be accepting donations for the Valley Relics Museum with each ticket.
“Hayao Miyazaki,” which opens with the Academy Museum’s debut, features over 300 storyboards, concept images and backgrounds, many of them on display outside of Studio Ghibli’s Tokyo headquarters for the first time. It pulls from the director’s 11 feature films, with a particularly strong tilt toward My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away as well as his lush, enchanted forest settings. Find out more in our full preview of the exhibit.
No Humans Involved in Westwood: See installations and sculptures from a group of seven arts who take aim at Western ideas of humanism. This Hammer Museum exhibitions includes works from Eddie Aparicio, Tau Lewis, Las Nietas de Nonó, Sondra Perry, SANGREE, WangShui and Wilmer Wilson IV.
Erykah Badu’s influence on contemporary R&B can’t be understated. She’s served as the muse for rappers from Andre 3000 to Common, and her albums helped define the neo-soul movement. In late October, watch the queen touch down in L.A. for a headlining gig at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery claims to host the largest Day of the Dead celebration in California, and we wouldn’t doubt it: The cemetery grounds are covered with art exhibitions, dance rituals, musical performances, arts and crafts projects and food vendors (and crowds) aplenty. You’ll see altars to the dead created by community artists, and can either watch or participate in the calaca (skeleton) costume contest.
See more here: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/october-events-calendar