October Culture Calendar

This is the month for serious beer drinking festivals, Halloween events and simply great weather for outside fun.

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Larzelle Ta
OCTOBER 1ST: 3D Film Festival at the LA Film School (through Oct 3rd)
This fest is four days of events spread out over five city blocks with screenings and red carpet premieres. Enjoy 10 features and 10 shorts with daytime 3D seminars and classes. Look out for the 3D after-parties, which should be cool.
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Susie Patino
OCTOBER 2ND: Beer Art and Music Festival in Santa Monica
Finally your drinking can actually go to a good cause. This fundraiser event called BAM consists of beer, art and music. You will enjoy great craft beer, happy fun-loving locals and great local art on display.
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Andy Sotiriou
OCTOBER 3RD: Real Blues Festival of Orange County in Santa Ana
Boasting "No Rock, No Bull, Just BLUES" this inaugural fest appears to be a rockin' (bluesin') event. The line-up includes the Alastair Greene Band, the Glenn Patrik Band, Papa J, P-Cats, The Flames and the Oozie Blues Band. Tickets are only $15.
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OCTOBER 4TH: Disney's Halloween Time 2010
Disney is old news for locals yet worth the trip when something special is going on. Enjoy the autumn theme to both Disneyland resort parks. The Haunted Mansion is really well done now glazed over with the Nightmare Before Christmas theme.
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OCTOBER 5TH: 24/7 – The State of the Art in DIY Video in Los Angeles
Bringing together a feature-length program of the best from the world of do-it-yourself video. Enjoy the latest in online, geek, remix, and fan culture, curated to highlight the most recent trends and techniques of today's tech World.
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OCTOBER 6TH: Oktoberfest at Alpine Village
Home of the oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. Big bands flown in direct from Germany, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers.
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Ricardo Ramirez
OCTOBER 7TH: Taste of Downtown Burbank
Sample super-tasty dishes from more than 40 restaurants from international specialties to all-American favorites. Watch celebrity chef at work and relax with friends in the beer & wine garden.
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Mario Cabrera Jr
OCTOBER 8TH: AlohaFest! Rhythm of the Islands
Get your Aloha groove on with authentic Hawaiian "meles" (dances) from award-winning Hula Halau Keali’i O Nalani and contemporary Hawaiian music.
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Mario Cabrera Jr
OCTOBER 9TH: Taste of Encino
Offering variety of ethnic and American food, local business exhibition, arts & crafts vendors, health & wellness pavilion, a disaster preparedness area, beer & wine pavilion and live music.
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OCTOBER 10TH: Old Town Haunt - Pasadena
A underground walk-through maze in the basement of the historical Union Savings Bank Building where mysterious occurrences have taken place in the buildings' deadly 107-year history.
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Mario Cabrera Jr
OCTOBER 11TH: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at the Old Zoo
Ride tractor drawn hay-filled wagons through haunted horror scenes. Fifteen-foot tall mascots of death, a nice cute group of 200-year-old children, and your friendly neighborhood clown wolf-pack waiting for you.
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OCTOBER 12TH: Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park
Disney is old news for locals yet worth the trip when something special is going on. The evening event is at Disneyland park. Dress up and enjoy Disney quality themed decor, trick-or-treating stations and Halloween crafts and live music.
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OCTOBER 13TH: Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College
This event in the San Fernando Valley includes daytime pumpkin carving and activities and multiple nighttime scare mazes including the area's only true corn maze haunt.
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OCTOBER 14TH: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
Catch the last week of this festival at the lovely Avalon Ballroom. Enjoy smooth jazz performances by famous artist while looking out to sea under the stars.
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OCTOBER 15TH: Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt
More than a dozen mazes and all the coasters running in the dark. More fun verses crap your pants while experiencing realistic gore murder. We are looking forward to the new nuclear freaks maze Fallout Shelter in 3D.
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OCTOBER 16TH: Taste of Italy Los Angeles
Libations from dozens of fine wineries, delectable cuisine from SoCal’s exceptional restaurants and fine artisanal desserts. Live entertainment, dancing, special guests, held in a charming environment.
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Michael Brogan
OCTOBER 17TH: Long Beach Marathon
Just a ideal place to run or bike up to 26 miles in competition. You will be greeted at the finish with a beach party finish line festival.
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OCTOBER 18TH: Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest
A Halloween playground transformation with scary mazes, roaming zombies and the extra thrill of extreme rides in the dark.
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OCTOBER 19: Nightmare - A Haunted Attraction at Fairplex
Enter into a world of madness and mayhem, where the undead reign and terror ensues as monsters invade The Big Red Barn and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting and unprepared as they travel through five terrifying mazes.
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OCTOBER 20: Dearly Departed Tours
Why not for fun try the Halloween Horror tours of LA's tragedies from horror film locations to crime scenes and other famous death and scandal sites around Hollywood.
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OCTOBER 21ST: Halloween Horror Nights
Walk through actual horror movie sets while hundreds of premium scary villains scare the crap out of you. Tour the goriest mazes themed by Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 113th and Saw. We are mostly looking forward to the new House of 1000 Corpses maze in 3D. This maze is created by director/horror expert Rob Zombie himself.
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OCTOBER 22ND: Theatre 68 Haunted House in Hollywood
This theatrical haunted house makes you the center of the horror by sending people through in groups of 2 to 4 into vignettes from which the only escape is the next haunt.
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Marcela Lopez
OCTOBER 23RD: Monster Massive Halloween Weekend
A huge Haunted Halloween environment, complete with the most advanced installation of sound, lighting and visuals. Enjoy top DJs spinning in multiple rooms and stages for crazed dancers.
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OCTOBER 24TH: Heritage Square Halloween and Mourning Tours
Enjoy a ton of creepy happenings at Heritage Square Museum. Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside one of our historic homes.
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OCTOBER 25TH: The Empty Grave - Anaheim
The Empty Grave features 50,000 square feet of haunted special effects just a block from Disneyland at Garden Walk.
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OCTOBER 26: The Haunted Hollywood Tour
Get warmed up for Halloween with a guided night-time tour of famous death and scandal sites around Hollywood. Witness Marilyn Monroe's haunted mirror.
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John Audley
OCTOBER 27TH: The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween Terror Fest
The venerable ocean liner is transformed with spooky mazes, some on the ship, others on land, plus all-age dance parties and live band performances.
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OCTOBER 28TH: Haunted Trails in Laguna Niguel
Walk through "Niguel-O-Tropolis" where you will explore cities of the future. You will tour multiple scenes and encounter gangs of zombies as you end your visit in the swamp graveyard.
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OCTOBER 29TH: Rotten Apple 907 Nightmare at the Museum
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Rotten Apple 907 presents its 2010 theme, Nightmare at the Museum. Enjoy a great evening of haunts and thrills that is sure to give you goose bumps.
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OCTOBER 30TH: Halloween OC
This completely 21 and over event features six giant rooms, live entertainment, two VIP lounges and a $2,500 sexy costume contest. You are sure to see beautiful ladies in sexy and exotic costumes. This completely 21 and over event features six giant rooms, live entertainment, two vip lounges and a $2,500 sexy costume contest. You are sure to see beautiful ladies in sexy and exotic costumes.
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Alex Matthews
OCTOBER 31ST: West Hollywood Halloween Carnival
No-holds-barred anything-goes costumed craziness in the streets including multiple music stages and parade. It seems like every human person who is not easily offended in LA is there. Don't bring any kids unless you want them scared for life. No-holds-barred anything-goes costumed craziness in the streets including multiple music stages and parade. It seems like every human person who is not easily offended in LA is there. Don't bring any kids unless you want them scared for life.
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