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Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: October 14-16

Michael Juliano

We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city's best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.


Find out what it sounds like when doves cry as Princess plays Largo. Jazz singer Gretchen Lieberum and comic goddess Maya Rudolph sync their creative genius to create this Prince cover band that manages to showcase all of the pop icon's greatest hits with, dare we say, even more purplish flavor.

Catch a special Cinespia screening as the cemetery series heads indoors for a showing of Paris, Texas. Catch the mysterious movie on the big screen at the Palace Theatre, with the film's star and prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton in attendance.

Alternatively, keep the outdoor movie season alive with a night at Rooftop Film Club. Tonight's screening atop the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre is the legendary mob movie, The Godfather.


Put on your wide-brimmed hats and fancy dress for the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Sip on some bubbly and expect to spot a few celebs, especially if you shell out for tickets to the Rosé Garden at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Sample more than 85 beers on tap at the second annual Burbank Beer Festival. Downtown Burbank transforms several blocks into a beer lover’s dream, with pours from both local and out-of-state craft breweries.

If your diet is more restrictive, raise a stein to meat-free dishes and plenty of beer at L.A.’s annual Vegan Oktoberfest. You’ll find vegan food trucks galore and a lively oom-pah band at Los Angeles Center Studios.

Show Swedish pop music and its host nation some love at the inaugural Stockholm, CA. Little Dragon and Icona Pop top this music fest at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds, which also includes Swedish beer and food.

Play through the year’s most innovative independent releases at IndieCade, a juried video-game festival featuring up-and-coming game developers and artists. Tonight's festivities on the USC campus include Night Games, a music-filled party-like way to play through some games.


Pedal your way through Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods at CicLAvia: Heart of LA. Explore Chinatown, Westlake, Little Tokyo, the Arts District and Boyle Heights during the bike-friendly fest.

Hop on the Metro and make your way to the California Science Center for The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. Take a peek into the engineering and technology that goes into the animation studio’s moviemaking magic.

Stroll a festive trail of thousands of intricately hand-carved pumpkins at the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns. The attraction heads indoors this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center with pumpkins arranged in the shape of dinosaurs, dragons and other creatures.

Join the horde on Sunday at the Long Beach Zombie Fest. Would-be-zombies descend upon Rainbow Lagoon Park for three days of scares, makeup workshops and costume contests during this Long Beach outbreak. Each evening kicks off with a zombie walk through Shoreline Village. 

Find more things to do this weekend by clicking each day or by heading over to our weekend calendar. 

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