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Weekend roundup

October 19-22


Witches Houses Trail

Now Open. Amber Benson, known for her novel “Witches of Echo Park” and her role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” presents a curated hiking map of castle-inspired story book-style homes, emphasizing towers and turrets stretching from the Hollywood Hills to University Park. For hours, address and information on specific trails visit the Friends of Residential Treasures website. fortla.org

Cookie Bake-Off

Oct. 22. BakeCamp gathers over 50 pro and amateur chefs from across the city all vying for the title of L.A.’s best cookie baker. Sample cookies and interact with puppies; the proceeds benefit Paw Works animal rescue efforts. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valley Relics Museum, 7900 Balboa Blvd. Hangar C 3 & 4, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

The Sorting Room

Now Showing. The Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis transforms into a 140-seat cabaret venue for a nightclub series featuring performances from comedian Zainab Johnson, Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons and NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Little Moon. Round out the experience with craft cocktails, wines and beers from The Briskin Bar. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Family Guy Experience

Now Open. Giggity, giggity! Family Guy fans, immerse yourself in a life-sized replica of Peter Griffin’s living room, a 9-hole indoor/outdoor mini-golf course and themed cocktails at The Drunken Clam. Peter’s “Eat My Junk” food truck serves dishes inspired by the popular series. Thursday-Sunday, hours vary. 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles. More Information

Food + Drinks

Filipino American History Month at Superfine Playa

Oct. 19-26. Dina Samson of Superfine is teaming up with Genever, Lasita and Enroot to present a showcase celebrating their Filipino heritage. Expect specialty cocktails, including Pinoygroni and Datu Datu, complemented by traditional Filipino delicacies such as open face shrimp lumpia and oyster mushroom bbq stick. Starts Thursday, 3-8 p.m. 12746 W Jefferson Blvd. #2200, Playa Vista. superfineplaya.com

Halloween Specials at Tuk Tuk Thai

Through Oct. 31. The Thai restaurant on Sawtelle’s culinary corridor showcases a seasonal menu by Chef Amanda Maneesilasan, highlights include gop gratiem (frog legs with garlic and black pepper) and grapow kai yiew maa (chicken with chili, garlic and a thousand-year-old egg). Conclude with Buad F*ck Tong, a pumpkin dessert in coconut milk. Open daily, hours vary. 1638 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles. tuktukthailosangeles.com

Brunch and Melodies

Oct. 21 & 29. NBC’s ‘The Voice’ contestant Lila Forde headlines a brunch performance at Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach. Try everything from oysters to crepes paired with champagne, while enjoying the soulful tunes at the hotel’s signature restaurants 1 Pico and Coast. Starts this Saturday at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. shuttersonthebeach.com

Black Lagoon Pop-Up

Now Open. Hollywood’s Lost Property hosts a horror-themed cocktail party, where guests can enjoy curated drinks in a gothic setting, complete with a 12-foot-tall Home Depot skeleton. For $25 on Tuesdays and Sundays, guests are treated to spooky drag and burlesque shows alongside a welcome drink. Meanwhile, the pop-up is free from Monday to Saturday, operating from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. 1704 N. Vine St., Los Angeles. blacklagoonpopup.com

Arts + Culture

Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Oct. 21. Fourteen important downtown cultural institutions join together for a special day of free activities, including CTG, LA Phil, The Music Center, orchestra conducting at Colburn School, Día de los Muertos celebrations at Gloria Molina Grand Park, LA Opera recitals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Warhol-style art at The Broad. Directional signage will guide attendees throughout the event. Free to attend, RSVP’s are encouraged but not required. Saturday, at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For specific locations, visit grandavearts.org

Marisa Monte

Oct. 20. The five-time Latin Grammy winner performs a three-decade collection of hits at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Merging her pop and samba roots with a penchant for experimentation, she offers a fresh perspective on rhythm and sound, accompanied by an all-star band. Starts Friday, at 8 p.m. 151 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

Boney Island

Through Oct. 31. The Natural History Museum’s Nature Gardens transform into an illuminated Halloween town, featuring a haunted light trail, a skeletal orchestra and singing plants. They also offer interactive activities such as live animal demonstrations and magic theatre performances. $25 a person. $20 for members. Thursday–Sunday, at 6-10 pm. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhm.org

Angel of Light

Through Oct. 31. Downtown’s Los Angeles Theatre transforms into a haunting immersive experience, guiding attendees through the venue’s catacombs, dressing rooms, ballroom and stage. It delves into the tale of a cursed 1930s star, enhanced by special effects, projections and eerie characters. Hours vary depending on day. 615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Photo credit: Boney Island courtesy of NHM/RIX Productions. Family Guy Experience courtesy of bucketlisters. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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