Hey, we get it – Los Angeles is a big city. Not only are there endless opportunities for coffee stops, beach visits, and celebrity sightings, but the metropolis also boasts an absolutely massive catalogue of events. Even on a daily basis, the list of things to do can certainly seem a little overwhelming at times.
Somewhere, among the hazy smog that engulfs the city, lies a hotbed of culture and entertainment – you just have to sift through the haze to find what’s best. That’s why we over at LA Guestlist have done the work for you and put together the seven hottest, freshest, and most Los Angeles events we could find for you in the week of October 23rd – October 29th. Something for you each and every night.
We’ll try not to break your wallet, either.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
Strap in, and head over to North Hollywood for the Laemmle theatre location for a free screening of animated short films selected by the Polish Film Festival. The fest, which is now in its 18th year, is using the Laemmle name to showcase various blocks of programming, from shorts to features. The screening is absolutely free, with passes served at the box office at a first come, first serve basis. The show starts at 7 PM.
You can read more here.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th
This Tuesday, at the Echo Park Film Center, a new screening series is taking place that works a little differently. Each month, the guest filmmakers whose works are screened for the public, then become the curators for the next month’s show. This creates an ongoing dialogue between the artists and community. This month, Stacy Elaine Dacheux and Shauna McGarry host films from Joey Izzo, Jesse Atlas, Marie Napolitan, and more.
Doors are at 7:30 PM, with a $5 admission charged. You can check out more info here.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th
Despite what contemporary popula slang may lead you to believe, this is actually an arts themed walk around the North Hollywood district, focusing on literary works. Attracting over 6,000 people each year, the crawl includes 54 venues – bars, coffee shops, galleries, bookstores, and a bee keeping supply store, and has them feature pop up literary readings rom authors.
This night is free, just start walking around the district, beginning at 7 PM. You can check out more info here.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th
If you’ve been craving some real Halloween activities, look no further than the VR Haunted Carnival, which is being put on by CTRL Collective. There are over 15 different virtual and augmented reality experiences, putting you through Alien: Covenent, Raptor Valley, and much, much more. That doesn’t even include the real haunted house, maze, photobooth, or live music that will be available.
You do NOT want to miss what looks to be one of the scariest, and most unique Halloween experiences of the year. You can grab tickets here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th
If CTRL Collective’s event only awakened your appetite for Halloween activity (which it should, with the big day coming right up…), then head on over to A Night at the Haunted Mansion, a spooky Halloween celebration put on by William Reed &
CVLTVRE Magazine. These guys put on some of the best parties in the city, including ADLT SWM – The Pool Party and Hollywood Babylon, and when they come out of the woodworks to put on an event, we HAVE to bring it to your attention.
The event is free, with an RSVP required. Costumes and good vibes mandatory. You can reserve yourself here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th
You may remember The House at Haunted Hill from our guide to LA’s best haunted houses as an honorable mention at the end – we are bringing it back here because the house only operates on a VERY limited run, starting tonight, only going the next four nights to Halloween. The haunt, which is literally located at a real house, small, and independently run, but with awe-inspiring effects and visuals that “rival amusement parks.”
You can check out their website here.
PS: You could also spend today celebrating the birthday of Adam Sputh, writer of this very article, as well as cultural icon/treasure.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th
This Sunday, head on over to the Billy Wilder Theatre (one of the best in the city), to catch a screening of Coraline! The showing is completely free, kids encouraged. The movie kicks off at 11 AM.
You can read more info here.
Tags: A Night at The Haunted Mansion, ADLT SWM, Coraline, CTRL Collective, CVLTVRE Magazine, Halloween 2017, LA Guestlist, Lit Crawl LA, Los Angeles, Polish Film Festival, The House at Haunted Hill, VR Haunted Carnival, William Reed
Adam Sputh is a student at Columbia College Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California. His current interests include Los Angeles culture, film making, and writing about himself in the third person.
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