October 2018 Super Event Calendar -
Great weather abounds! Get in some of these great local events before the holidays throw a wrench in your local routine.
Lindsey Buckingham @ The Orpheum
October 12th 7pm
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac fame plays the Orpheum in Downtown LA. The acoustics of this historic theater and certainly not to be missed. Fingers crossed that Buckingham will play a couple “Vacation” soundtrack jams.
Haunted Hayride Old Zoo Griffith Park.
All Month Long -7pm
Fun for the whole family and a great date night for you and your SO. The classic Los Angeles Haunted Hayride laps the The Old Zoo in Griffith Park from September 29-October 31 with four terrifying scare zones & much more.
This is one of the coolest events in LA, and it only happens twice a year, so this is your chance. The Brewery Artwalk takes place at a cavernous complex (a real former Brewery) where real artists live and create.
Private lofts and apartments and creative spaces are presented as art galleries for guests to explore. Food trucks and bands round out the common areas. Acclaimed and soon to be local artist of all mediums and categories are featured. From landscapes and portraits to modern and street art, there is something for the art lover in all of us.
Jack the Ripper Virtual Realty Haunted House
All Month Long
If haunted houses are your thing, take your scare to the next level with a VR Haunted House. This total mind mash is themed around the legend of Jack the Ripper. You and up to three others can explore the world together where virtual reality meets escape room meets haunted house. You will have plenty to scream about on the drive back from Santa Clarita.
Octubrefest at Smorgasburg LA
Oct 14th 10am - 4pm
If you love Food Trucks, then you will love Smorgasburg, the failry new, but wildly popular weekend food festival in DTLA’s ArtsDistrict. The October 14th event will have a special Mexican twist on the traditional Oktoberfest. Mexican inspired craft beer and Mexican/Bavarian themed food offerings from the many vendors. It’s a fun afternoon or hanging out, eating and doing some shopping from local artisanal vendors.
San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival
October 13th 11:00am
17th annual LGBTQ Pride Festival in Pasadena's Central Park. Includes about 50 local community organizations and businesses, a Classic Car Show, a Health & Wellness area, a Pet Adoption area, an Authors' tent with readings/signings, a STEM area, a street theater performance of the "Alice in Wonderland" FREE to the public. Until 6pm.
Thursdays-Sundays through October 14, then Wednesdays-Sundays through October 31
It’s only been around for a few years, but Creep has become an integral haunt in DTLA, with unique costumes and storytelling that's equal parts jump-out-and-boo-style jump scare and insidious psychological terror. This year’s show is all-new, so no one yet knows what sorts of stunts they’ll pull off -- but you still need to sign a release allowing performers to touch you. Seriously. This is not for the faint of heart
Cirque Mechanics: 42ft.
Oct 16 7:30pm
If scaring a mess in your pants isn’t your kind of thrill, then Cirque Mechanics may. Thrills, laughs, and excitement are on full display as Cirque Mechanics' 42FT–A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels transports audiences back to the timeless thrills of the big top circus ring. The action is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, in what Spectacle Magazine calls "the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil.
Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival.
October 20 12-5pm
Most of you are aware of my weird interest in hot wings of late, well this might finally scratch my itch. Steel your taste buds for another round of the best hot wings in So-Cal at the Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival. Spice it up with a cadre of creative chicken wings, then cool yourself down with craft brew in what’s quickly becoming one of the HOTTEST events of the Autumn. Oh, and there are horses.
Crypto Invest Summit
Oct 22-24 9am-3pm
Still wondering what this Bitcoin craze is all about, well here is your chance to catch the mining bug. The world’s largest investment focused cryptocurrency and blockchain event will be held at the Convention Center in Downtown LA. Crypto Invest Summit (CIS), announces Steve Wozniak will be the headline keynote.
24th Kidspace Pumpkin Festival.
October 27-28 9:30-5pm
The Festival is held in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace. Activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Participate in a costume parade, enjoy face painting, and pick out pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Festival admission is free, as are live music and performances, and select crafts. Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy food, rides, and other festival attractions.
Lucha Va Voom
This long running Mexican wrestling and burlesque show is a hilarious night off laughs that you need to see at least once. The late October event will feature a Halloween theme. If you love GLOW on Netflix as much as I do, you want to go see this show.
Moonlight Forest -Lantern Art Fest.
This fall the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden invites you to the Moonlight Forest, an unforgettable evening experience of art, culture, and discovery. Masterfully crafted lanterns beckon you into the gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and intriguing figures from Chinese legends.
Fleetmac Wood’s Rhiannon’s Revenge
Love Fleetwood Mac? Love electronic music? Well, this is your nirvana. This vaguely Halloween-themed event is from the organizers of the mind-blowingly popular Fleetmac Wood parties: essentially, celebrations of the music of Fleetwood Mac, but remixed with a disco vibe. This promises to be some of the same -- plus costumes, of course.
Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con
Oct 27th -28th
Los Angeles’ own comic con, formerly known as Comikaze, is back for another weekend of costumes, panels, screenings, exhibitors and everything else that fans have come to know and love about the massive event! This year, over 100,000 attendees are expected to arrive, with a plethora of fun activities and offerings to explore.
LA Conservancy Dinner @ Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright
The LA Conservancy has a full schedule of historic tours (the Downtown ones are amazing). In early November their fall benefit fundraiser will celebrate their 40th anniversary by hosting an al fresco dinner at the stunning Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright. Magnificent architecture makes way for breathtaking views at what is consider his grandest creation. This elegant evening includes cocktails, tours and unprecedented access to this private property.
One of my favorite events of the year. Craftsman Weekend is the annual flagship tour weekend for Pasadena Heritage. All things Arts & Crafts architecture happen on these four days. There are seminars on restoration, walking tours, self-driving tours, bus tours, special events and furnishings and art sales. Events start on Thursday and run through Monday with the big event being the drive yourself House Tour on Sunday Nov 11th. If historic architecture is your thing, then this is your weekend.
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Michael Robleto is a Pasadena based REALTOR® with Compass. His analytical and open approach to sales and representation have served his clients well in his twenty years of sales experience. His client accolades of insight, integrity and hard work support the fact that he is not your average agent.
Michael leverages his personal passion for historic architecture to provide his clients the unknown insight on the pros and cons of older homes. Michael, a California native, grew up in an older Bungalow home and has spent 23 years in Southern California admiring the unique architecture of the region. He often writes on homeownership strategy, historic residential architecture and Pasadena related topics which can be found on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram under the common profile name of his blog; BungalowAgent or at www.BunaglowAgent.com/blog.
Michael is a committee member and frequent volunteer for the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage as well as a supporter of the Five Acres center for children.