Best Events & Activities To Do This Weekend In L.A. – October 7

October 7, 2016 1:37 PM

(credit: Dina Uretski/shutterstock)

(credit: Dina Uretski/shutterstock)

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s October! Time really does fly by. No one is entirely sure how the year sped by so quickly, but fall is a fantastic time of the year in Los Angeles. Like every weekend, every neighborhood across the city is brimming with cool ways to spend your weekend. In an effort to help our readers figure out some of the choice destinations, we have trimmed out the excess and brought you some unique activities to take part in this weekend.

Friday, October 7
(Credit: Clifton’s Cafeteria)

(Credit: Clifton’s Cafeteria)

Clifton’s Cafeteria
648 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 627-1673

After a long week, enjoy cocktails and cuisine at one of downtown LA’s best restaurants. There is an appreciation that goes along with a footprint that is over 47,000 square feet devoted to food and drink. In terms of iconic destination in Los Angeles, Clifton’s Cafeteria is about as real as it gets. Backed by the blue-collar culinary craftsmanship of chef Jason Fullilove, Americana on a tray is served up in the form of classic meatloaf, hearty mac and cheese, and a Jell-O dessert that is a draw on its own. Adding to the timeless nostalgia the quintessential diner, there is also an awesome tiki-themed bar called the Pacific Seas. Embracing a “California twist on Polynesian legend,” the cocktails are rum heavy garnished florally. A visit here is an instant transport to a different time. Over the course of a meal and some cocktails Clifton’s is serving up charm in the heart of downtown.

Saturday, October 8
(Credit: Cig Neutron : Master The Strain / Think Tank Gallery)

(Credit: Cig Neutron : Master The Strain / Think Tank Gallery)

Visit The Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(916) 670-3801

In line with the season, Think Tank in LA is launching the first ever sci-fi, horror artshow, showcasing some 40 different contributors under the same roof. Boasting no fake blood and real bones, genre-revered artists including Dick Smith, Anthony Lister, Mike Hill, Andrew Freeman, Blake Neubert, Cig Neutron, Scott Hove, Ave Rose, Ben Ploughman, and Carl Lyon will have work on display. Paired with the visual conponent, Think Tank will also offer an Escape Room feature to heighten the tension of the exhibit. Designed by Universal Studios Japan’s escape room designer Adam Milicevic & 13th floor’s Evan Hedges, there is a hefty amount of credulity loaded with this exhibit that sets it apart from other horror happenings taking place in the city. If you are looking for a bit more cerebral take on the shock of the season, Trap House is the spot.

(Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

See Sia At The Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000

Currently dotting the country on her “Nostalgia For The Present” tour, singer-songwriter Sia is preparing for what will no doubt be an awe-inspiring weekend at the Hollywood Bowl. Earlier this spring the songstress undeniably stole the show during her sensational set out in Indio for Coachella. Both fans and critics hailed her for a performance that included stylishly intriguing visuals and a voice that could best be described as soaring. Currently setting the mark for high art within the pop-culture context, Sia is responsible for a hefty list of your favorite pop songs. In addition to her uncanny ability as a songwriter, Sia’s onstage persona embraces an elite level of showmanship that transforms a concert into an experience. There just aren’t enough superlatives to best describe the meticulous production involved with a show from Sia. Score your ticket anyway you possibly can.

(Credit: Underwood Family Farms)

(Credit: Underwood Family Farms)

Get Your Pumpkin!
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Rd
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 529-3690

There’s nothing quite like coming down to one of LA’s best pumpkin patch locations and not only picking out your favorite pumpkin, but also participating in the fun activities that go along with it. Underwood Family Farms is just one of many that are offering these fun events during the October fall season. From petting zoos to carving pumpkins, corn mazes, tractors, pig races and more, Underwood Family Farms is a great place to get in the spirit of the season. For other great pumpkin patch locations, visit our full list of the Best Pumpkin Patches In Los Angeles


Sunday, October 9
(Credit: Jamie Pham)

(Credit: Jamie Pham)

La Feria De Los Moles
Olvera Street
845 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2901
(213) 455-1485

Having been described as the largest gastronomic event in the city of Los Angeles, the feria or fair of the Mole is a weekend long event that celebrates culture through a culinary staple. With the focus being Mole, the Mexican equivalent to curry, the tapestry of Mexican culture and how its rooted in Los Angeles with be showcased with each variation of the classic Mexican dish. Attracting some 40,000 visitors with an international reach, attendees will be able to sample the nuanced recipes while exploring the history that resides in one of the oldest corners of the city. In addition to the food, guests can soak in the artistry and authenticity of just about everything offered at Olvera. From the shops to the music to the food, this Feria is not to be missed.

(Credit: Jamie Pham)

(Credit: Jamie Pham)

Boo At The Zoo
LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

From beer festivals to live music concerts, the LA Zoo really has ramped up their event programming. Augmenting the draw of the botanical gardens and animal sanctuary, the Zoo is transforming into something a bit more in line with Halloween. Of course, guests can still enjoy the animals, only now they can also explore the creepy category. Guests can explore all that slithers in the Zoo’s dark caves area or maybe come face to face with a poisonous frog or a venomous lizard in the L.A.I.R. Kids and adults alike can pose for a seasonally appropriate photo ops and even get their hands dirty with some Halloween crafts. The LA Zoo is already an important destination in the city. The additional amenities and seasonal festivities are just another reason to pay them a visit.


Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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