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October 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our October 2019 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, Halloween festivals and our favorite fall concerts

Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Photograph: Monique Batac Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
By Time Out Los Angeles editors |
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While fall foliage is sparse in L.A., the there’s no shortage of Halloween spirit. It’s October, so there are precious few weeks left to hit up costume stores and stockpile some of the best Halloween candy. If Halloween isn’t really your holiday, then celebrate the end of summertime crowds and enjoy one of the best hikes in L.A. Regardless, you’ll find something to do among the street fairs, Halloween parties and other fun festivals in L.A. in our October events calendar.

RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2019

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Freeform Halloween House
Photograph: Courtesy Freeform
Things to do, Film events

Freeform’s Halloween House

icon-location-pin Hollywood Athletic Club, Hollywood
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Celebrate your love of both Hocus Pocus and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at this pop-up from cable network Freeform, which is mounting an immersive experience inspired by the two Halloween flicks at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

All-Star Chef Classic
Photograph: Bernstein Associates
Things to do, Festivals

All-Star Chef Classic

icon-location-pin LA Live, South Park
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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a thousand L.A. foodies letting out one collective squeal. The All-Star Chef Classic (think: the culinary world's Superbowl) is taking over Downtown’s L.A. LIVE for the sixth year.

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Vampire Weekend at Coachella 2013, Weekend 1, Day 3
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Music, Rock and indie

Vampire Weekend

icon-location-pin Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
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See them play the Bowl in support of their latest record, Father of the Bride.

Things to do, Classes and workshops

Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival

icon-location-pin The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Downtown Historic Core
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Make your way to the annual all-women podcast festival at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, which lands in L.A. for the second time with live tapings, workshops, a bootcamp for entry level producers, mentoring sessions and cocktail parties.

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
Jesse Carmody
Things to do, Festivals

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

icon-location-pin Will Rogers State Historic Park, Pacific Palisades
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Put on your wide-brimmed hats and Sunday best for this annual polo match and sip on some bubbly at a celeb-filled soirée.

Art, Photography

“W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine”

icon-location-pin Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City
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The latest challenging exhibition from the Annenberg Space for Photography examines the real and imagined barriers that have separated societies and ideas for centuries, from the Roman Empire to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre
Photograph: Courtesy Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre
Things to do, Performances

Urban Death

icon-location-pin Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre, North Hollywood
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Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group hosts a chilling series of vignettes. Armed with a shoddy flashlight to illuminate the their path, guests navigate a labyrinth of terror before enduring a series of shocking scenes that will unsettle even the most stoic of horror fans.

Morrissey at FYF 2015, day 2
Photograph: Mallory Turner
Music, Rock and indie

Morrissey + Interpol

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Oh, this charming man! British national treasure Morrissey brings his Smiths and solo hits to both OC and the Hollywood Bowl, with support from moody aughts post-punk band Interpol.

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Music

Game Theory Concert

icon-location-pin John Anson Ford Theatres, Hollywood
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Listen to the 60-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra tackle indie video game scores at the Ford Theatres, with onstage introductions from the six featured award-winning composers. Expect a genre-crossing assortment of compositions from Chad Seiter (ReCore), Austin Wintory (Journey), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie), Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies), Jake Kaufman (Shovel Knight) and Lena Raine (Celeste—which made our best albums of 2018 list).

Ali Wong
Photograph: Courtesy Zach Dobson
Comedy, Stand-up

Ali Wong

icon-location-pin The Wiltern, Koreatown
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The Fresh Off the Boat scribe and American Housewife co-star attacks the Wiltern for eight nights of stand-up.

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