The Best Events This Weekend in Los Angeles | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15

Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Los Angeles! On Sunday, October 15, experience the iconic CicLAvia—Heart of LA, with 7.8 miles of car-free streets connecting downtown LA neighborhoods, perfect for biking, roller-skating, or leisurely walking. For history buffs, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Living History Tour on the same day uncovers the tales of Hollywood legends resting there. And on Saturday, October 14, the 2023 Culver City Art Walk & Roll Festival closes Washington Boulevard for a day of live music, beer gardens, delectable food, children’s activities, and captivating live murals. Whether you’re exploring the streets, delving into Hollywood’s past, or reveling in artistic delights, Los Angeles has something thrilling for everyone this weekend!

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ArtNight Pasadena: Fall 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023
Downtown Pasadena
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment at 20 of Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions. Highlights include the Armory Center’s Plein Air art exhibition; traditional and experimental paintings and artwork by Carole Morisseau at Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center; and improvised electronic music by CINIMA and live painting by Surge Witrön at Boston Court.

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Son of Monsterpalooza
October 13, 2023 through October 15, 2023
The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel
Son of Monsterpalooza returns to the Marriott Burbank Convention Center from Friday through Sunday. If you’re into SFX for film, TV, and themed entertainment, then this expo is for you. Over 150 vendors, panels and presentations, makeup demos and celebrity guests (Sam Raimi, Cassandra Peterson [Elvira Mistress of the Dark], Linda Blair, Mekhi Phifer and others) throughout the weekend.

Family Fest
Saturday, October 14, 2023
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The Wallis launches Family Fest, a quarterly, family-friendly event that includes kid-friendly activities, musical performances, and food trucks. The day includes performances by Adaawe, the “International Women of the Drum and Voice,”; Mariachi Tierra Mia, Kymberly Stewart, Parker Bent, and Spring Groove.

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Haiku Duel: Venice Beach
Saturday, October 14
The Rose Room
This competition among 16 poets centers around the Japanese haiku: a poem of 17 syllables in three lines of five, seven, and five. While haikus are traditionally about nature, these poems will be based on audience suggestions. Applause decides the winners of each round, and the grand prize winner gets $500. In between rounds, there’s music and dancing.

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Downtown Long Beach’s Art Walk
Saturday, October 14
Long Beach
The Downtown Art Walk returns to Long Beach with three activation hubs along the route, including at Mosaic (the Promenade between 3rd and 4th streets), the Long Beach Museum of Art Downtown (3rd St. and Elm Ave.) and the East Village Arts Park (located on Elm Ave. between Broadway and 1st St.)

Urban Wildlife Week: Wildlife2Watts
Saturday, October 14
Ted Watkins Park
Take part in nature-inspired events during Urban Wildlife Week, which begins on Saturday at the Wildlife 2 Watts celebration and culminates in the P-22 Day Festival on Sunday, Oct. 22 in Griffith Park. Learn about the L.A. basin’s wildlife, plants and natural open spaces — and how to protect them — by connecting with partner organizations and community members. At Saturday’s event, The #SaveLACougars campaign and its local partner, 3rd Rock Hip-Hop hold an all-day event filled with fun, interactive science learning activities, native-plant giveaways, arts-and-crafts, live music and surprises for all ages.

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2023 Culver City Art Walk & Roll Festival
Saturday, October 14
Culver City
The Culver City Arts District and Arts District Residents Association present the 2023 Rockin’ Art Walk & Roll Festival, held throughout Culver City Arts District along Washington Boulevard — which will be closed to cars between Hutchinson and La Cienega avenues. The festival includes live music, beer gardens, food, children’s activities and live murals.

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