THE MAIZE: We're now sliding, much like candy corn slides easily out of a bright orange bucket, most assuredly and most definitely into the second half of October. Which means, if ever there was a time you were thinking about finding a corn maze to wander through, this is that time. Oh, and look at this: There are several "MAiZEs" around Southern California. Bakersfield, San Fernando, and Temecula are on the list. Get details, and happy getting lost (don't get lost before the maze, though; best map your route).
AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES: Some 30,000 people are expected early in the morning on Sunday, Oct. 17 at West Hollywood Park. What will they be doing? Raising money for AIDS Project Los Angeles, walking just over six miles, joining together in a convivial, community-oriented way, and showing their support, in teams and as individuals, for programs that assist people living with HIV. You can still join, too.
VINTAGE FASHION EXPO: This platform-heel'd hoopla is back at the Santa Monica Civic, and it has all sorts of sassy wear that has lots of historic flavor. You want to do your own thing on the clothing front, right? This place can help. This place can also help with any Halloween-costume-needing-ideas you're having, too. Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17
HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD SCAVENGER HUNT: Seems to us this annual tradition gets a few extra dates each year -- this year is year four for the dash-about -- and that's because, flat-out, people like spooky Hollywood stuff. We're talking about the ghost stories, the hulking buildings, the flickering neon. Saturday, Oct. 16 is the first night of the run; cost is $25
ALSO: The Sherman Oaks Street Fair is on Sunday, Oct. 17; LA Beer Week wraps with a fest at Union Station on Sunday, Oct. 17; and Farmers Market has a hoedown on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17.