28 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

The Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo returns this weekend with bull riding, barrel racing and lasso tricking. (Nora Feddal)

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with screenings and storytelling. Saddle up and check out the rodeo. Watch scary movies. Meet animals and plants that go bump in the night. Listen to tales from KPCC's Unheard L.A. as it visits Torrance.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights
Lake Balboa Complex — 6335 Woodley Ave., Lake Balboa
Head to the drive-in and lock your car doors as My Valley Pass presents a weekend of creepy double features. Each night features a family-friendly film followed by a classic horror flick. On Friday, the original Ghostbusters precedes Friday The 13th. Saturday's lineup features The Addams Family and The Exorcist. Tickets can be purchased per movie or for the double-feature. The event also includes pre-show music and food trucks.
COST: $10.95 - $23.95; MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11; 6 - 10 P.M.
ArtNight Pasadena
Various locations in Pasadena
More than a dozen cultural institutions open their doors to the public for a night of performance, art and music. Free shuttle routes run between spaces so guests can catch a dance party at the Armory Center for the Arts, visit the Gamble House at night, then hop over to the Parson's Nose Theatre for The Golden Age of Radio! Flash Gordon! The Shadow! Food trucks will be at most of the participating locations. The event is all-ages.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
L.A. Comic Con
Los Angeles Convention Center —1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown L.A.
L.A.'s largest celebration of comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror and pop culture returns with more than 800 exhibitors and artists selling thousands of items. In addition, main stage and panel rooms feature varied programming throughout the weekend. Highlights include the
SpongeBob SquarePants panel with Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke; the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot panel with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes; a reunion of some of The Office cast; Zombieland: Double Tap panel with director Ruben Fleischer; and podcast tapings like Something Scary. Dress for the occasion because there are lot of cosplay contests at this con.
COST: Single-day tickets start at $30.; MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 5:30 - 9 P.M.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden — 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont
Discover nature's nocturnal side at this family-friendly event. Check out night-loving animals including a parliament of owls from Wild Wings of California, a pack of wolves from Project Wildsong, desert tortoises and spiders. View night-blooming flowers, carnivorous plants and spooky flora. Families can take part in crafts, explore science collections and take night hikes. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
COST: $5 - $11; MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11; 6:30 - 9 P.M.
A People's History of Southern California Foodways
Autry Museum of the American West — 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
This symposium explores the contributions that immigrants and people of color have made and continue to make to Southern California cuisine. The event features a "Breads and Spreads" reception curated by KCRW's Evan Kleiman and Royce Burke, followed by California Jubilee: A Conversation with Toni Tipton-Martin about Food, Narratives and Going Beyond Labels, hosted by Tien Nguyen.
COST: $30; MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11; 6:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Porktoberfest
SideDoor — 3801 East Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar
Now in its 8th year, this fall celebration pairs a four-course, plated, pork-centric meal with an exclusive lineup from the Russian River Brewing Company. The beers include the Blind Pig, an American IPA; Temptation, a sour blonde ale aged in Chardonnay barrels; and Pliny the Elder, an American Imperial IPA. All dinner courses incorporate pork, from the wedge salad (with fried pig ears) to the al pastor ribs and the "prime" pork rib and bacon baked Alaska.
COST: $95 (all inclusive); MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11; 7 - 11 P.M.
Cinema Phantasmagoria
Million Dollar Theater — 307 S. Broadway, downtown L.A.
Street Food Cinema presents a new horror film series that runs the whole months. Guests are encouraged to bring food from the Grand Central Market next door to enjoy during the movie. There are two screenings each night to accommodate early birds and night owls. Friday nig you can see Halloween. Other scheduled films this weekend include Hocus Pocus and the 35th anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Spooky VIP tours of the theater are also available through the evening ($12 - $15 extra).
COST: $22 - $33; MORE INFO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 9:30 - 11:30 P.M.
The Queers Come Out at Night
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — 700 W. 7th St Ste. U240, downtown L.A.
Outfest and the Alamo Drafthouse celebrate National Coming Out Day with a curated program of genre short films. These scary, supernatural and psychological films delve into what scares us the most.
COST: $15; MORE INFO

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
Lisa Frank Flat
Barsala — downtown L.A.
If you owned a Trapper Keeper or a unicorn pencil holder in the '80s and '90s, then you know the whimsical work of designer Lisa Frank. Booking opens on Friday for a hotels.com unit in DTLA decked out to the nines by Frank.

COST: $199 per night; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo
Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry
Now in its 34th year, the rodeo features bull riding, bareback racing, saddle bronc riding and barrel racing. Spectators can also enjoy live music, entertainment, food and shopping opportunities. The event also doubles as a charity fundraiser with proceeds going to support disadvantaged youth.
COST: $10 - $20; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Los Angeles Archives Bazaar
Doheny Memorial Library at USC — 3550 Trousdale Pkwy., University Park
More than 70 L.A. institutions and archives show their collections and answer questions for SoCal's history buffs. Presented by the L.A. as Subject initiative and the USC Libraries, sessions include Many Times in Los Angeles: Nontraditional Religious Movements in L.A; We'll Always Have Los Angeles — Noir City, L.A. Noir; and Lost L.A.: Sneak Preview Screening of "Griffith Park: The Untold History."
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Community Marathon Weekend @ Serpentine Pavilion
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum — 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire
The pavilion plays host to events that showcase the work of nonprofits through dance, poetry, art and education. Participants include young poets from Get Lit and dance performances by Infinite Flow.
COST: Varies; Free - $30 per session; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
ICIE Open Mosque Day
Islamic Center of Inland Empire — 9212 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga
The Islamic Center of the Inland Empire holds an open house for neighboring communities, showing non-Muslims what it's like to practice their faith. Learn about the religion while partaking in refreshments with community members. RSVPs requested by Oct. 11. Likewise, the Islamic Institute of Orange County also opens their doors on Saturday to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: FREE admission with RSVP; MORE INFO

IndieCade returns to Santa Monica with the newest indie games. (Courtesy of IndieCade)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 10 A.M. - 10 P.M.
IndieCade 2019
IndieCade — 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica
It really is all fun and games at IndieCade. The international fest for independent games offers day and night sessions where you can play more than 100 emerging games. You can also participate in tournaments or check out interactive entertainment and installations during the day session. The Night Games event and party closes out the festival, featuring a collection of games curated by Glitch City L.A. that includes large-scale, immersive outdoor games.
COST: Tickets start at $15; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Makers Market at Pasadena ARTWalk
Green St. at Madison Ave., Pasadena
The marketplace showcases more than 50 makers plus plant and flower vendors, acoustic music, typewriter poetry, a photo booth and DIY programming. It's being held to coincide with the juried art show, sale and art stroll. Both events are open to all ages.
COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 2 - 9 P.M.
HallowZinefest
The Hive Gallery & Studios — 729 S. Spring St., downtown L.A.
The genre-themed art and zine fair features work from vendors and artists including Zach Heffelfinger, Abdullah Kassem, Gabriel A Del Valle, Telly Bowie, Rachel Henry, Taylor M Barbour and The El Camino college Zine Club and CARBON&QUARTZ. Buy handmade art, books and zines. Then, dress up to enter the Halloween contest, or partake in tea and tarot readings.
COST: FREE - $10 ; MORE INFO

The Voyager Institute presents a 16mm horror anthology marathon beginning on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy of Voyager Institute)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 2 P.M. - 2 A.M.
Reels from the Crypt
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth — 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake
Secret Sixteen, Friday Night Frights and The Voyager Institute present a 16mm horror anthology movie marathon. Instead of showing a half dozen features, the screening presents more than 20 different horror stories with several shorts are bundled together under one theme. These anthologies add up to "one gruesome, mammoth cinematic centipede of terror." Bring a dish for the opening potluck (and that means more than chips or drinks). Concessions will be available for sale during later screenings. The titles remain a secret until they're unveiled on screen. This event is 18+.
COST: COST: $25 - $30; MORE INFO; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 5:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Savor Santa Ana
Various locations in downtown Santa Ana
Taste what Santa Ana's cuisine scene has to offer. Admission includes five tastings at participating restaurants and artisanal food producers. Walk between stops or hop on a free trolley to your next destination. More than 40 vendors participated last year, and organizers are expecting just as many this year.
COST: $10 for five sampling tickets; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 4 - 10 P.M.
Witchtoberfest
Highpoint Brewing Company — 402 W. Arrow Hwy #12, San Dimas
Inland Empire Brew Witches, a women-focused beer club, kicks off its third year with a party and a collaborative beer release. The fall celebration features a Marzen-style German ale that's usually served at Oktoberfest, and fun Halloween activities, including a costume contest. The event is open to everyone but you must be 21+ to drink.
COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO

A Taste of Italy returns to the Pico House plaza for a night of food and wine. (Taso Papadakis)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 5 - 10 P.M.
Taste of Italy
Pico House Plaza — 424 N. Main St., downtown L.A.
The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA)'s annual fundraiser transforms the plaza in front of Pico House into a piazza ready for 2,500 Italophiles. The night features foods, wine, drinks and live entertainment. Among the dozens of participating eateries are Drago Centro, Little Jewel of New Orleans, Factory Kitchen and Provami Pizzeria. IAMLA will be open for extended hours for the event, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. General admission includes six food and six wine tastings, while premiere tickets feature 10 food and 10 wine tastings plus a VIP bag.
COST: Tickets start at $65.; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 5:30 - 10 P.M.
L.A. Derby Expo
Veterans Auditorium — 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City
The Angel City Derby, L.A.'s own competitive women's flat track roller derby league, hosts a derby expo, with four local teams set to battle it out in front of a hometown crowd. The final doubleheader of the season features ACD's Road Ragers taking on the Rebeltown Rollers from the Artesia/Cerritos area. The league's regional A-team, the Shore Shots, face off against the LA Renegades. All ages are welcome.
COST: $10 - $24.50; MORE INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12; 7 - 10 P.M.
The Coming Out Show
Catch One — 4067 W. Pico Blvd., Arlington Heights
Don't Tell My Mother (DTTM) — a storytelling series featuring stories that mom shouldn't hear — celebrates National Coming Out Day. In the lineup are trans activist and YouTuber Miles McKenna, Emily Hampshire from Schitt's Creek; Chanty Marostica from Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud and Nikki Levy, founder of DTTM. Music provided by Abby & the Myth.
COST: $25; MORE INFO

Indigenous People's Day festivities take place this weekend. Here, Thunderbird performs with the indigenous band Aztlan Underground at a 2017 event. ( David McNew/Getty Images)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 4 - 9 P.M.
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 2019
Grand Park — 200 N Grand Ave., downtown L.A.
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation community, invites everyone to festivities focusing on the past, present and future of indigenous peoples, particularly the first peoples of Los Angeles — the Tongva, Tataviam and Chumash Nations. The event features art, cultural exhibitions and demonstrations, food, and a spirit of unity and community.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Indigenous Pride L.A.
Autry Museum of the American West — 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
Join in L.A.'s only pride event that honors the Two Spirit, indigenous LGBTQPAI, Indigiqueer and other sacred genders/gender roles of indigenous peoples from around the world. This year's theme is "Honoring All Our Relations." All are welcome to attend the celebration, but attendees should be mindful of the traditional and cultural protocols taking place throughout the day.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 9 - 11 A.M.
Hollywood Goes Underground
Hollywood Forever Cemetery — 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles holds a walking tour of the 120-year-old cemetery and gravesites of Hollywood stars, movie moguls and pioneers. Stops on the tour include Col. Griffith J. Griffith and Hollywood founder Harvey Wilcox as well as cinema greats Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, Cecil B. DeMille and William Desmond Taylor. The tour starts at the parking lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum every 20 minutes, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tours are approximately 2 1/2- to 3-hours.
COST: $20; MORE INFO

The Valley Relics Museum presents the program, 'LA's Most Haunted' on Sunday. (Christine N. Ziemba)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 5 - 8 P.M.
LA's Most Haunted
Valley Relics Museum — 7900 Balboa Blvd. C3 & C4 (Entrance on Stagg St.), Van Nuys
Bridget Marquardt of E!'s The Girls Next Door and the Ghost Magnet podcast hosts L.A.'s top ghost experts who'll talk about the most haunted locations in the L.A. region. The Valley Relics Museum also presents a special exhibit of haunted artifacts just for the live panel event.
COST: $25; MORE INFO

Women wearing regional Bavarian folk dresses and headwear celebrate at Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 5 - 10 P.M.
Oktoberfest
Los Angeles Mission College, Culinary Arts Patio — 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar
Celebrate fall at the 21+ event, featuring local craft beers from 818 Brewing, Golden Road Brewing and San Fernando Brewing Co., along with Bavarian-style cuisine prepared by the college's Culinary Arts program. The tickets include food and beverages. Prost!
COST: $55; MORE INFO

KPCC In Person's community-driven series "Unheard L.A." returns this week.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13; 5:30 - 7 P.M.
Unheard L.A.
James R. Armstrong Theatre at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center — 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance
KPCC's curated storytelling series explores Southern California one story at a time — through the lives and experiences of the people living here. This weekend, the live show heads to the South Bay. Expect laughs, tears, and delicious snacks in the post-show mixer. That's where you can also meet up with host Bruce A. Lemon Jr., who's known to hang out in the photo booth.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO