To Do: All the Fun Events Around LA this Weekend

Rebekah Sager
October 16, 2019 - 5:35 pm
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Friday, October 18.

Margarita Crawl

6 PM to 11:30 PM

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OC Japan Fair

This festival gives everyone in the United States the opportunity to experience and learn about Japan, from observing Japanese traditions to learning (and tasting!) the Japanese culinary culture that’s been designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This is the Greater Los Angeles area’s most authentic Japanese fair and one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals of the year with over 90 booths and 30,000 estimated visitors!

Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 5:00 PM –

Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 5:00 PM

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Animation is Film Festival

ANIMATION IS FILM is a major animation festival produced by GKIDS in collaboration with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood.  The inaugural event took place October 20-22, 2017 at the historic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood (TCL Chinese 6 Theater) and featured a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, short film programs, and both juried and audience awards.

TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES | 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

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Saturday, October 19.

LA Kings vs. Calgary Flames

7 PM

Staples Center 1111 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles

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21st Latino Heritage Parade and Festival

Join the free family fun at Pasadena’s 21st annual Latino Heritage Parade and festival on Saturday, October 19 sponsored by the City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department and the Latino Heritage Committee. More than 2,000 participants and spectators are expected at this year’s event that begins with the parade at 10 a.m. immediately followed by a festival of cultural activities, food, and dance at Villa-Parke. Join the local school and community groups, elected officials and dignitaries, neighbors and friends…

10 AM

Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium

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14th Annual Taste of Soul Los Angeles

Taste of Soul Los Angeles provides the attendees with the opportunity to explore and enjoy the exhibit of products like meat, poultry & seafood, food & beverage, and much more.

10 AM to 7 PM

3800 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90008

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Family Festival Celebrating Manet and Modern Beauty

Find yourself in 19th century Paris at this Family Festival inspired by the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty. Savor the pleasures of French song with the Jessica Fichot Quartet and Belle Affaire. Watch the latest fad of the 1870's as roller skaters twirl in the Getty courtyard. Make your own chapeau, be it a bonnet or boater and then have your picture taken in period costume. It's a day of beauty at the Getty Center for the whole family!

10 AM to 6 PM

The Getty Center

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Pumpkin Festival

Explore a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce castles, carnival games and seasonal crafts at this Pasadena pumpkin patch and costume parade. All proceeds benefit the Kidspace Children’s Museum’s Kidspace For All programs, which works to provide free and discounted admission for those in undeserved communities.

Brookside Park, Pasadena

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We Can Survive

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers and more…

The We Can Survive Show is sponsored by 97.1 AMP Radio KAMP Los Angeles and Entercom. The concert is always held in October because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the entire focus of the concert is on celebrating young survivors of breast cancer.

Hollywood Bowl

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Subaru Country Freedom

The Port of Los Angeles is going country with the inaugural Subaru Country Freedom Festival, an all-day country music fest celebrating active military, vets and first responders on Saturday, October 19. The first-year music festival brings today’s hottest country artists to San Pedro with live performances by Chris Janson, Cody Johnson, Adam Doleac, Daniel Bonte, Honey County and many more still to be announced.

San Pedro Berth 46

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P-22 Day Festival

Trace the steps of Griffith Park’s resident mountain lion during ranger walks, wildlife camera workshops and a VR river crossing.

11 AM

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All My Friends Music Festival this weekend at the ROW DTLA

ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

The lineup includes Idris Elba, Justice, and Black Coffee

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Sunday, October 20.

AIDS Walk Los Angeles

AIDS Walk Los Angeles is the largest AIDS fundraising event in California, bringing 30,000 participants together annually to fight HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn over a half-million participants who have collectively raised more than $88 million.

8:30 AM

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Lizzo at the Hollywood Palladium

6215 Sunset Blvd.90028Hollywood, CA

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All My Friends Music Festival this weekend at the ROW DTLA

ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

The lineup includes Idris Elba, Justice, and Black Coffee

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Jonas Brothers Happiness

After building overwhelming anticipation, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio–Jonas Brothers—announce their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.  The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album Happiness Begins.

Hollywood Bowl

7 PM

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