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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Monsters, Bond Cars & Star Trek

 Oh, jeez...did I drop this perfectly good Halloween Guide? Why-why don't you take it? (You turn around and the man who dropped the guide has disappeared)

LA Halloween Guide 2021

It's out annual list of all things spooky, scary and all together ookey. We'll be updating it with the latest horrors we find.  Soon will be adding the horror film and shops guide, so be on the look-out.
Halloween starts early and SoCal has haunts starting this month, you'll also want reserve tickets for special events and screenings early, because they're gonna sell out.

Here's two connected guides:
Oct 7-31
10100 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
A very much liked Pumpkin Patch with some entertainment and activities for the kids while you choose your orange gourd you dice up and put a face on. 

Oct 8-10 
The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505 
$25 – $65
"Son of Monsterpalooza is a fan friendly event that finishes off the year and ushers in the Halloween season with eye popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!"
Oct 11–31
1418 Descanso Drive
La CaƱada Flintridge, CA 91011
Member tickets: $25–$28 each
Non-member tickets: $32–$35 each
"Carved is a family-friendly event for all ages. For three weeks in October, hundreds of carved pumpkins will line a 1-mile walk through the Camellia Forest and Oak Grove. Along with pumpkins, there will be exciting new oversized sculptures made of sticks and other natural materials. The popular Pumpkin House, a hay maze, and themed food and beverage will all help to create a fun harvest festival ambiance."
IT'S ALIVE! | Frankenstein Intimate Immersive Experience
Select Nights Oct 8-31
Mountain View Mausoleum
2300 North Marengo Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001 
 "IT'S ALIVE!" is an original immersive experience, set in Mary Shelley's grief-stricken and guilt-ridden mind. Prepare to be separated from the people you came with and have a unique experience as you meet the poets and radicals of Mary's inner circle. Help to create Frankenstein's monster; encounter performers one-on-one; traverse the world of a mausoleum and an abandoned chapel.

A huge selection of horror films featured in Fantastic Fest and Beyond Fest before they hit streaming and Blu-ray. * Another chance to see Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest, a fav of ours.
Lake Balboa Complex
6335 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
$20 for one film, $30 for both

Horror films on the big screen you can see from your car.

Sun, Oct 10, 2021 
Select Theaters

After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a masked killer. As the body count rises, Sidney and her friends turn to the “rules” of horror films to help navigate the real-life terror they’re living in. The film also stars Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore.
Fans who attend the special event will also be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the film featuring vintage interviews with Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and more.
 Non-Halloween related Activities
Open Now
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bond finally comes out this Friday and you can check out all of his cool cars over the years before or after your viewing experience.
"Produced in collaboration with EON Productions and The Ian Fleming® Foundation, Bond in Motion is the first official exhibition in the United States to feature original vehicles from the James Bond film franchise. The exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 007 films, since Dr. No was released in 1962."
October 7, 2021–February 20, 2022
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
$18 Adults 
Encompassing more than a half-century of television series, spinoffs, and films, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds sheds light on the enduring relevance of this pop-culture phenomenon. This fully immersive exhibition will showcase Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, art, and technology through more than one hundred rare artifacts, set pieces, and props, plus state-of-the-art photo and video interactives.
Monica Film Center on Oct 8th
Playhouse 7 on Oct 8th
ASCENSION is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the country’s growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth. The documentary portrays capitalism in China across the levels of its operation, from the crudest mine to the most rarefied forms of leisure. Accordingly, the film is structured in three parts, ascending through the levels of the capitalist structure: workers running factory production, the middle class training for and selling to aspirational consumers, and the elites reveling in a new level of hedonistic enjoyment. In traveling up the rungs of China’s social ladder, we see how each level supports and makes possible the next while recognizing the contemporary "Chinese Dream" remains an elusive fantasy for most.

AniMarketplace at The JACCC
Sat, October 9, 2021
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 

October 10, 2021 at 9am-4pm

On Sunday, October 10, CicLAvia returns to DTLA and surrounding neighborhoods for our birthday event celebrating over a decade of open streets! Join us as we enjoy 6 miles of open streets at CicLAvia–Heart of LA, presented by Metro. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and spectate; people of all ages and abilities are welcome.



Tues, October 12, 2021, 7:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre @ The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP 

In a future dystopia, prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above — feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized. Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, The Platform is a twisted social allegory about mankind at its darkest and hungriest