Events & Festivals

Your guide to the best events and festivals in LA


This week's top events

Live Talks LA

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

LA's star-studded lecture series has outdone itself this season with a lineup of writers, artists, performers, scientists and business leaders.

  1. New Roads School 3131 Olympic Blvd
  2. Until Wed Nov 19
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Lucha Vavoom

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Lucha VaVOOM brings its unique mix of “sexo y violencia” to this special Halloween show.

  1. Mayan 1038 S Hill St
  2. Until Thu Oct 30
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West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

  • Free

This is the largest Halloween street party in the world, and there's really no better place to be on October 31st.

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Upcoming events and festivals

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

  • Price band: 2/4

Hitch a ride on the return of the Griffith Park attraction.

  1. Griffith Park
  2. Until Fri Oct 31
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Haunted Hotel Bash

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Halloween is taking over the swanky Ace Hotel and they’re going all out.

  1. Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles 929 South Broadway
  2. Fri Oct 31
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LACMA Costume Ball

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

LACMA is one of our favorite destinations every day of the year, but around Halloween, it's especially close to the top of our list.

  1. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Blvd
  2. Fri Oct 31
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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This is one of our favorite events, not just during Halloween, but of the entire year.

  1. Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Blvd
  2. Sat Nov 1
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Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This is a rare opportunity to hear composer Danny Elfman perform some of his most famous compositions from his 27-year collaboration with director Tim Burton.

  1. Honda Center 2695 E Katella Ave
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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Hello Kitty Con 2014

  • Price band: 2/4

Ready your best overalls, red bow and cat ears: Hello Kitty Con is coming.

  1. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 152 N Central Ave, at 1st St
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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Stan Lee's Comikaze

  • Price band: 2/4

There's no shortage of pop culture conventions, but how many have Marvel icon Stan Lee's name attached to them?

  1. Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figeroa St
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sun Nov 2
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Making LA Conference

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Design East of La Brea is assembling the people responsible for reshaping the city during Making LA, part design conference, part urban exploration.

  1. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens 570 W Avenue 26
  2. Fri Nov 7
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iHeartSilverlake's EastSide Food Fest

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Calling all foodies! The iHeartSilverlake’s EastSide Food Fest is bringing the hottest culinary minds across LA together for the ultimate gastronomic celebration.

  1. Mack Sennett Studios 1215 Bates Ave
  2. Sun Nov 9
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Artists & Fleas

  • Critics choice
  • Free

We Angelenos welcome New York transplants with open arms—as long as they involve either gourmet ice cream or artisanal, handcrafted goodies.

  1. Various locations in L.A.
  2. Until Sun Dec 21
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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

Celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary/birthday with this retrospective at JANM.

  1. Japanese American National Museum 369 E First St
  2. Until Sun Apr 26
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