Vintage Halloween Thrills: While the eeriest of occasions is known for cool tech, reveling in the charms of days gone by can give the ghouly time of year atmospheric oomph. Look to Old Town Music Hall, which is screening "The Wolf Man" on Oct. 21-22 and "Bride of Frankenstein" on Oct. 22-23, or the historic El Capitan Theatre, which is offering a "spooktacular" backstage tour. Nearby, Paramount Pictures has a After Dark Tour on (complete with "exclusive access to Hollywood Forever Cemetery"), and Heritage Square's Victorian Mourning Tours are haunting the storied spread on Oct. 22 and 23.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Have your team together? Walking with your cousins or best friends? Or maybe going on your own? It's all good, and all a part of this long-running heart-big happening, one that's headed to Grand Park in 2016. That's the beginning of the 10K, and that's where it'll all wrap up, too. Can you give your time, or donate, to assist APLA Health? Awesome. Start here, and, if you can, join the important downtown walk on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Brand Boulevard Block Party: Don't believe for a second that easy-breezy block parties solely belong to summertime. This ticketed to-do has a lot of that alfresco spirit, and a bunch of local restaurants providing tastes and samples (as part of the entry price). On the stage? That's Wayward Sons. The beneficiary? Careers through Culinary Arts Program. The price? It's $50 early, $60 there, and the "there," of course is Glendale (and the "when" is Oct. 22).
Strut Your Mutt LA: It's a mega, shaggy, tail-waggy, arf-happy fundraiser that's found in cities across the country, and it is an event that invites humans to include their pooch pals. So leash up your lovebug and make for Exposition Park on Saturday, Oct. 22 for a short or longer walk, all to help out a host of organizations devoted to assisting animals in numerous ways. No Halloween costume is necessary, just a desire to do right by dogs everywhere.
Vegan Taco Competition: You've loved the recent vegan-esque outings around town, from the chili-themed showdowns to the oompah-fun Oktoberfest. Now make for Café Gratitude, the Larchmont location, for some of the tastiest, lime-loveliest, tofu-rockingest tacos around, from a cadre of chefs ready to show off their most sublime and spicy creations. A ticket is twenty bucks, which covers a few libations, too. Chow down details? Here. Date? It's Oct. 22.