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Friday you can take the family to decorate gourds and pick out pumpkins at the Brentwood Country Mart’s Fall Festival, and then geek out over props and tv and film memorabilia from horror and sci-fi classics at Icons of Darkness. 

Saturday you don’t want to miss getting your food and drink on at Guerilla Taco’s Big Brown Beautiful Backyard Bash, and then you can debate whether you want to rush tickets to Cut Copy, New Order and Pet Shop Boys or The Black Keys with Band of Horses. 

Sunday maybe it’s football day with the Rams vs. the Cowboys, or if that’s not your speed, checking out the grand opening of Dear Bella Creamery in Costa Mesa while it’s still perfect ice cream weather. 

FRIDAY

Fall Festival at Brentwood Country Mart: This family friendly festival will include a pumpkin patch, gourd decorating, cocktail tastings and more. 

Free First Fridays at Kidspace Museum: Over in Pasadena Kidspace Children’s Museum will invite guests in to explore for free. 

Icons of Darkness: See hundreds of props and memorabilia from horror, sci-fi and genre film and television on display. 

Encanto at the Huntington: This outdoor screening will be complemented with food trucks. 

TUMBAO Latin Dance Party: For their one year anniversary, TUMBAO brings Miami to LA at the Ace Hotel. 

Italian Horror Classics with Secret Movie Club: SMC will screen Blood and Black Lace and Kill Baby Kill in 35mm. 

Princess Mononoke at the New Beverly: The acclaimed Studio Ghibli film will screen at Tarantino’s theater. 

SATURDAY

Bob Baker Marionette at Hollyhock House: This free performance from the famed puppetry troupe will happen at 10 a.m.

Dreaming Land Back Into Reality: Clockshop, a local nonprofit, will launch a series discussing the return of land to Black and Indigenous populations. 

Culver City Art Walk and Roll Festival: Enjoy beer and wine gardens, food trucks, music and more on Washington Blvd. 

Archaeology Day: The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Calabasas invites families to enjoy performances and artifacts for Archaeology Day. 

Big Brown Beautiful Backyard Bash: Guerilla Tacos will be vending elote, street dogs, margaritas and mimosas. 

Grand Park 10th Anniversary Concert: Artists include Maya Jupiter, Tolliver and more. 

Scare Down: Head to downtown Torrance for this family friendly event of trick-or-treating, mazes and more. 

UCLA vs. Utah: See the two football teams play at the Rose Bowl. 

Olvera Street Muertos Art Walk: More than 35 artists will gather on Olvera Street to vend art, clothes and homemade goods at this all ages market. 

BirdyFest: Amazon’s PrimeVideo will host an event celebrating their new series Catherine Called Birdy at The Grove. 

LA Kings vs. the Anaheim Ducks: This preseason hockey showdown will take place at the Crypto.com Arena. 

Cut Copy at The Novo: The electropop group will perform. 

Black Keys at the Kia Forum: Band of Horses will open for the Country-Rock group. 

SUNDAY

CivLAvia: 7 miles of free urban “park space” in Echo Park, Downtown and Boyle Heights, including the newly reopened 6th street bridge, to encourage walking and exploration in the city. 

Indigeneous Peoples’ Day Music Festival: Lineup includes Dakota Bear, Dekoy and Bird Singers. 

African American History Walk: As part of Pasadena Walktober, the Pasadena NAACP will guide walkers on a 3 mile exploration of Pasadena’s Black history landmarks. 

Boy Band Brunch: This themed brunch takes you back to the 90’s and early 2000’s for $50. 

Dear Bella Creamery Grand Opening: Head out to Costa Mesa to get a scoop of Dear Bella’s ice cream. 

Family Style Food Festival: Streetwear brand The Hundreds curated some of LA’s hottest restaurants, including Osteria Mozza, Mother Wolf and Jon & Vinny’s to serve at this food festival. 

World Sake Day at OTOTO: Select tasting from over 40 different Sakes and try some snacks. 

Hammer Museum Fall Exhibition Celebration: Join the Westwood museum in welcoming the debut of their Picasso Papercuts, Joan Didion and Bob Thompson exhibits. 

Rams vs. Cowboys: Los Angeles will take on Dallas at SoFi Stadium. 

Mary J. Blige at the Kia Forum: The R&B artist will perform in Inglewood. 

Zedd at the Dolby Theatre: See the DJ perform alongside a live orchestra. 

Get Salty Comedy Show: Mateo Lane, Rory Scoval and more will perform at this comedy fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

ALL WEEKEND

New Order & Pet Shop Boys at the Hollywood Bowl: 80’s alternative New Wave comes to the historic Hollywood venue this weekend for two nights. 

Orange County Museum Grand Opening: OCMA opens its doors this weekend with a 24-hour celebration complete with music, films, yoga and more. 

Highland Park Film Festival: Sci-Fi and Horror in the Hood shorts, a screening of Reservoir Dogs and tons of original films to boot. 

Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival: Celebrate the famed homerotic artwork of Scandnavian artist Tom of Finland and local artists this Saturday and Sunday at the Tom of Finland Foundation. 

Ballet Hispánico: The New York based dance company will perform Saturday and Sunday at the Wallis in Beverly Hills. 

Oddities Flea Market: Everything from taxidermy to dark ephemera on sale at this Brooklyn-transplanted flea market. 

Benny Boy Brewing Company Oktoberfest: Head out to Lincoln Heights in your Vindels and Lederhosen for $1 off steins of 3 different German beers. 

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