Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

October 26-29


Paramount+ Presents: The Peak Screaming Lodge

Oct. 27-29. Westfield Century City hosts an immersive haunted house-style Halloween pop-up featuring some of Paramount+’s scariest films and series, including Pet Semetary: Bloodlines, Scream VI, Monster High 2 and more. Free event. Friday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now


Oct. 27-29. The chewy candy brand launches a pop-up shop at The Grove. Explore it’s sweet history and gain access to exclusive merchandise, temporary tattoos, fun trick-or-treat activities and a fruity-themed costume contest. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles. More Information

Arroyo Fest

Oct. 29. Traverse a six-mile car-free segment of the 110 freeway between the I5 and its Pasadena terminus from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The festivities continue on Mission Street in South Pasadena, from Orange Grove Boulevard to Garfield Park until 2 p.m. Utilize the five Metro stops to enjoy family friendly games and activities. Free. For more information visit 626goldenstreets.com

Hollywood Horror Story

Oct. 28. The Hollywood Roosevelt invites guests to check in for a night of supernatural revelry at its American Horror Story-themed Halloween party. Be dressed in your scariest costume while dancing the night away to DJ sets by Glass Petals and Strange Hotels. Saturday, doors open at 9 PM. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Halloween Events

Food + Drinks

New Fall Tastes at Lemon Grove

Now Open. Top Chef finalist Marcel Vigneron introduces a new fall menu at The Aster’s rooftop venue, featuring dishes like lemon pasta with chitarra noodles, seared Dayboat scallops and miso black cod with local squash. For dessert, try the strawberries & cream, made with Ecuadorian vanilla and shortbread tuile. Wednesday-Sunday, hours vary. 1717 Vine St., Floor 6, Los Angeles. lemongrovela.com

Sushi & Sake Festival 

Oct. 29. The Japanese Sushi Restaurant Association presents an all-you-can-eat experience, showcasing a variety of sushi and other traditional cuisine. Alongside the culinary bites, guests can sample an extensive range of premium sakes, watch tuna filleting demonstrations and enjoy the beats of the Taiko Drum performance. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Get Tickets Now

Agnes Debuts Seasonal Menu

Now Open. The popular Pasadena cheesery and restaurant introduces a new fall/winter menu, reflecting Executive Chef Thomas Tilaka Kalb’s homage to family traditions. Highlights include a grass-fed ribeye steak de burgo with summer squash and Calabrian compound butter; and lamb agnolotti, blending grass-fed lamb with oyster mushrooms and cambozola. Hours vary. 40 West Green St., Pasadena. agnesla.com

Sushi Sonagi

Now Open. The recently opened Gardena sushi counter by Daniel Son is noteworthy for its unique blend of Korean-inspired housemade soy sauces and a seasonal menu influenced by the nearby Torrance Farmers’ Market. Enhance the experience with their wine and sake options. Reservations only. Friday–Sunday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. 1425 Artesia Blvd. Unit 27, Gardena. RSVP Now

Arts + Culture

The Nightmare Before Christmas Live

Oct. 27-29. One of Tim Burton’s beloved movies will be showcased in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, with live performances from Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Armisen, Riki Lindhome and Ken Page accompanied by a live orchestra. The event will include a costume contest helmed by Greg Proops and a transformed venue emulating Halloween Town. Friday-Saturday, at 8 p.m. Sunday, at 7 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

Día de los Muertos Park Celebration

Through Nov. 2. Gloria Molina Grand Park invites you to honor those who have passed, featuring 19 altars crafted by professional artists and local community groups. Participate in creating the 20th altar, a community tribute to victims of gun violence in Monterey Park and those lost in Maui’s wildfires. Free. Open daily, 5:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. grandparkla.org

América Tropical: The Martyr Mural of Siqueiros

Oct. 28. KCET Artbound’s new documentary delves into the history of the América Tropical mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros on Olvera Street. The film highlights the mural’s historical origin and Siqueiros’ cultural impact. A panel discussion with filmmakers and a reception with refreshments will follow after the viewing. Saturday, at 3 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. getty.edu

Daniel Villarreal at The Wallis

Oct. 28. The Sorting Room presents Panamá-born, Chicago-based drummer and DJ Daniel Villarreal. Renowned for his versatility across genres, Villarreal heads a unique ensemble that fuses jazz, psychedelic instrumentals and folk-funk. Saturday at 7 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Photo credit: Día de Los Muertos courtesy of Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Downtown. Omakase offerings courtesy of Sushi Sonagi. Ribeye Steak de Burgo courtesy of Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery. The Aster Rooftop courtesy of Megan Dawson and The Aster. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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