Fri. Sat. October 24th, 25th
Ghost Walk Riverside continues the tradition of sharing the art of storytelling during California Riverside Ballet’s annual event! This year’s line-up includes six “spooktacular” tour options that highlight the city’s most renowned sites through its history-rich downtown. As an encore, enjoy live entertainment to include music, dance, tricks and treats!
Fri. Sat. October 24th, 25th
Get ready to fall in love with the most adorable little mouse! Join Manxmouse on a special adventure! This timeless tale of kindness, friendship, and bravery against all odds will capture young audience members and their families with its imaginative use of found objects, puppetry, and music. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico. Join us for pre-show activities and snacks! (Ages 7+ )
October 24th, 25th, 26th
Join hordes of rotting revelers for an annual zombie outbreak, a three day invasion of undead music, film, horror and cult vendors! The apocalyptic festival features over a dozen bands, outdoor screenings of classic zombie movies, games, exhibitors, contests, ghoulish attractions, food and libations for all ages!
Sat. October 25th
THE CHELSEA GIRLS: REVIVAL SCREENING OF THE FILM BY ANDY WARHOL — Some died in lonely drug overdoses, some became controversial artists, some mysteriously disappeared, some had impressive careers in B-movies, but forty-eight years after Chelsea Girls’ premiere, their bitchiness, exuberance, humor, and Edenic experimentation with drugs, sex and art explode on the split screen. 7:00pm.
Sat. October 25th
San Diego’s only Halloween parade! This free, family event is bigger and spookier than ever! More floats, more zombies, and more music! The fun doesn’t stop after the parade. Stop over to the AfterBOO Community Carnival & Float Award’s Ceremony! Enjoy live music, carnival rides, games, cold drinks and food trucks with friends!
HALLOWEEN & MOURNING TOURS
Heritage Square Museum
Sat. Sun. October 25th, 26th. Experience a 1930s funeral, see the Victorian origins of still practiced mourning etiquette. Poisons and poisonous medicines will be also be discussed. On Sunday the event becomes more family friendly with the addition of the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers, a pumpkin patch, games, crafts, and trick-or-treating!
Links to more museums . . . more adventures!
Heritage Square Museum The Gamble House
LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) Griffith Observatory
The Paley Center (TV & Radio) L.A. Conservancy
Hammer Museum The Getty
California Science Center The Norton Simon Museum
The Nethercutt Collection Natural History Museum
MOCA Skirball Cultural Center
Balboa Park’s Museums (San Diego) Long Beach Museum of Art
Bergamot Station / Santa Monica Museum of Art Japanese American National Museum
Autry National Center of the American West Aquarium of the Pacific
The Huntington (Art Collections, Botanical Gardens) Museum of Tolerance
The Museum of Jurassic Technology Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Now through Oct. 26th
Join the Phoenix Club at the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. We are located in Anaheim, the heart of Orange County, where we’ve been celebrating Oktoberfest for over 50 years! Our delicious German food, German beer on tap, Polkas and Prosts in our Festzelt and Biergarten, will have you Partying like a German!
Sunday, Oct. 26th
Experience the spectacular color, pageantry and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down Palm Desert’s famous shop-’til-you-drop El Paseo, in the first major event of the season! Featuring special guest band, USC Trojan Marching Band, The Spirit of Troy. Parade Steps off at 1pm!
Friday, Oct. 31st
Held in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising on Halloween night, children will enjoy puppet shows, bouncy houses, crafts, video games, hot dogs, and “trick-or-treat doors”. Buy your tickets today! $5 in advance; $8 at the door; free for children under 2.
Friday, Oct. 31st
On Halloween night, 1936, the most prized invitation in Hollywood was to witness the last attempt to contact Harry Houdini through the spirit world. We will recreate this experience that so fascinated Houdini, his wife Bess, and the colorful cast of characters they associated with! Please join us in a beautiful, Old Hollywood setting, where the household staff will serve you drinks and hors d’oeuvres as we all experience a mysterious and unforgettable All Hallows’ Eve.
Friday, Oct. 31st
Nosferatu, the first-ever vampire movie, with its hideous-looking count and ample creepiness, delivers. Watch it come to life on the big screen while Clark Wilson accompanies on the monstrous Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ!
Friday, Oct. 31st, & Nov. 1st, 2nd
Old Time Music Hall presents the iconic comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello! This film may be a spoof, but it’s also an homage to the legendary monsters of Universal Studios. The three monters (Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolfman, and Glenn Strange as Frankenstein) play it straight, making the blend of comedy with horror so incredibly entertaining.
Saturday, Nov. 1st
Animation Libation Studios & Animation Magazine are reviving The World Animation Celebration beginning this year with a short film animation festival. There are limited *FREE* tickets! The festival is showcasing animated shorts from over 40 countries including categories of CG, Traditional, Student Films, Stop motion, 2D Digital, and Experimental. A full day of animated films with industry panels, and featuring world-class animation professional judges!
Now through Nov. 1st
The Los Angeles Artisan Series will highlight the works of 20-30 Los Angeles metro area artists during a 10 market juried exhibition. This Exhibition will be on view at Coagula Curatorial thru November 1, 2014. Sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Come see works by such artists as Warren Keating.
Now through Nov. 2nd
We grow over 100 varieties of pumpkins & gourds here at The Pumpkin Patch. We have sizes, shapes, colors and textures for every Fall decorating project. Weekends offer FREE Tractor Pulled Hayrides, Old West Entertainers, Musicians, Magic Shows & Balloon Artists, Comedians and more! A Giant Hay Castle and two shady Picnic Areas are available for customers to enjoy 7 days a week!
Now through Nov. 2nd
Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns! RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is a family-friendly, all ages Halloween extravaganza featuring carvings from dozens of local artists in a unique walk-through experience. Discover celebrities, sports figures and other large scale displays all crafted from jack o’lanterns!
Now through Nov. 2nd
With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events on the Central Coast. Speak with our knowledgable staff about what plants are best for your garden or come to some of our weekend workshops and Drought Defense Day to learn more!
Now through Dec. 31ST.
DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment pay homage to the legendary creator and animation TV producer Jay Ward! See over sixty pieces of rarely seen artwork, sculpture, and memorabilia from Jay Ward Productions—shows including Rocky and His Friends, The Bullwinkle Show, Peabody’s Improbable History, Fractured Fairytales, Aesop and Son, and more!
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Giveaway!
Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia — LA Times Critics Choice! 17 for 17 rave reviews! Directed by Ken Sawyer. Produced by Jon Imparato. With Matt Kirkwood, Spencer Morrissey, Ann Noble and Paul Witten. Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play comes to the Davison/Valentini Theatre in a new production. What are the limits of tradition, tolerance and morality? Who gets to set the standards? How far are you really willing to go?
LA Stage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles for nearly thirty-five years! Check out their web site for many shows offering discount tickets! Get out of the house! Have fun at a live performance! Naturally in 3-D, and gluten free!
Love movies? Well, California and Los Angeles have a nearly infinite variety of film festivals and venues to explore movies from around the world, and from Hollywood’s rich past! Multi-plexes are a dime-a-dozen, but we’ve gathered for you a listing of unique and special places where you can enjoy the full breadth of this incredible art form. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know!
Echo Park Film Center (screenings and classes)
USC School of Cinematic Arts – Free film screenings!
The American Cinematheque (The Egyptian & The Aero)
New Beverly Cinema
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (screenings and exhibitions)
Old Town Music Hall
Los Angeles Conservancy (Last Remaining Seats summer festival)
Los Angeles Film Forum
Electric Dusk Drive-In (Outdoors in downtown LA!)
Vineland Drive-In (Outdoors in City of Industry!)
Van Buren Drive-In (Outdoors in Riverside!)
West Wind Drive-In (Outdoors in Goleta / Santa Barbara!)
Mission Tiki Drive-In (Outdoors in Monclair!)
Street Food Cinema (outdoors!)
LACMA Film Program
UC Santa Barbara (Arts & Lectures film program)
Los Angeles has an impressive collection of Flea Markets, where you can find great antiques, unique gifts, thrift items and support independent local businesses! Enjoy our famous Southern California weather while you treasure hunt!
Pasadena City College Flea Market
— First Sunday every month.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
— Second Sunday every month.
Melrose Trading Post
— Every Saturday & Sunday.
Long Beach Antique Market
— Third Sunday every month.
Los Angeles has a rich landscape of Farmer’s Markets! Somewhere near you there are local producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods of all sorts and descriptions! It’s a wonderful way to connect with folks right here in California! Pull up a chair at California’s Table!
Canoga Park Farmers Market ONEgeneration Encino Farmers Market
Santa Monica Melrose Place
North Hollywood Studio City
Downtown Burbank Santa Monica
Pasadena (Victory Park) Hollywood
FIND A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU:
ccfm.com (California Certified Farmers Markets) farmernet.com
Raw Inspiration Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets
Harbor Area Farmers Markets
Call Saturday, Nov. 1st
The art collections and botanical gardens are eye-popping, definitely one of the crown jewels of Los Angeles. But ticket prices have become exorbitant. EncinoMom to the rescue!
All non-member visitors must have a ticket. Tickets are free and should be requested online. No more tickets are available for November 6th Free Day, but tickets for December 4th Free Day will be available on Nov. 1st at 9am SHARP!
Tues. November 4th
Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 11am in The Canyon for Story Time! Our special storyteller will read a new book followed by entertainment for children that may include live performances, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts and more! 11:00am to 12:00pm.
Saturday, Nov. 8th
CoffeeCon is a one-day consumer coffee festival. Taste the world’s different coffee, locally roasted every conceivable way, brew using many different methods. Expert presenters share secrets to expand your taste buds and coffee consciousness. Classes and hands-on labs empower and expand your own coffee brewing at home!
Saturday, Nov. 15th
WOODLAND HILLS ICE
GRAND OPENING PARTY
Woodland Hills Ice is the LARGEST outdoor ice skating rink in Southern California and hold 7,000 square feet of 100% real ice. Come join us for skate classes, birthday parties, corporate events, sponsorships, fundraisers and so much more! The 2014/15 Season runs from Nov. 14 through Jan. 19!
Our “Grand Opening Party” will have face painting, balloon artists, a bounce house, food trucks and a live DJ!
Wednesday, Nov. 19th
Sample seasonal, artisanal cuisine and cocktails from Downtown Culver City’s award-winning restaurants and bars. Retailers and businesses will also have specials and discounts exclusive for the event. Eat, drink and dine, enjoy live music under the stars!
Sunday, Dec. 7th
CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets – and the streets fill up with smiles! CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route!
December 7th – South Los Angeles route.
Charity – Ongoing
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents.
Downtown Women’s Center is the only resource in L.A. that is exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of homeless and low-income women.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that is at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout L.A. County.
This is a community network dedicated to saving Los Encinos State Historic Park! SaveLosEncinos.org is a place where people can find out about volunteering, get information, and get involved! This is a great one stop site for everything Los Encinos!
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St.,
Encino, CA 91436-1068
For more information: savelosencinos.org
Child Safety Seat Inspection & Installation
These inspections are held at various locations throughout the San Fernando Valley. A Certified Child Seat Instructor / Technician will inspect your child’s seat at no charge to help protect your child’s ride in the vehicle.