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October 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our October 2020 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, Halloween festivals and our favorite fall concerts

By Time Out Los Angeles editors

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 secure your drive-in haunted house and screenings tickets. If Halloween isn’t really your holiday, then celebrate the end of summertime and enjoy one of the best hikes in L.A. sans the usual crowds. Regardless, you’ll find something to do in L.A. (mostly of the virtual and drive-in variety) in our October events calendar.

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Keep up with what’s open in L.A. right now.

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Guerrilla Cafecito
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Dine out (safely)


L.A. County restaurants are open again, though for the time being, you’ll need to sit outside. We’re keeping a running list of some of the best restaurants available for dine-in service outdoors.

Krispy Rice sushi delivery
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Order takeout from one of your favorite local restaurants


You’ve eaten through two bags of beans and six cans of chickpeas. Now what? You leave it to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars, who are making your social distancing as painless as possible. We’re keeping a running list of our favorite pickup and delivery menus that are popping up at L.A. restaurants.

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And make sure to add in a booze order, too


Some of L.A.’s best restaurants and bars have your back when you need a stiff drink at home. Restaurants and bars can now deliver alcohol to your door—whether it’s craft beer, wine or house-made cocktails—as long as they’re offering food, which means we can finally sip from some of our favorite spots in town from the comfort of our own couches.

Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Go to the drive-in


Cinephiles, rejoice! You can watch a movie from somewhere other than your couch as L.A.’s given the green light to reopen drive-ins within the county.

Street Food Cinema
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Or head to one of these pop-up drive-ins


Alfresco screenings usually start to pop up across the city in the late spring, be it atop rooftop bars, at L.A.’s best parks or even at a Hollywood cemetery. But this year is all about the drive-in.

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