Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in October
Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of October
Things to do in October: Treat your ears…
Festival season may be coming to an end, but not before there’s one last huge blow out in Indio. Desert Trip is taking place the weekends of October 7th-9th and 14th-16th with performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and The Who. Attendees can also choose to participate in the event’s various culinary experiences, as well, or just visit some of the 100 food and drink vendors on site. Three-day passes are still available and start at $399.
Things to do in October: Eat well…
October is time for sweater weather, so skip the gym and indulge in delicious dessert during LA’s Dessert Week. October 9th-15th, 25 different dessert vendors will participate by offering great deals on their delicacies. The end of the first annual dessert week will culminate in a huge party, at Pershing Square from 1pm-10pm on the 15th, where you can treat yourself to dessert samples, wine, beer, champagne, games, live music, kids area, and a pie eating contest. Check with individual vendors for their specialty deals. Admission to the dessert party starts at $15, and kids under six get in for free.
Enjoy the party without the meat at Vegan Oktoberfest on October 15th. Many of LA’s top vegan food vendors will be in attendance including Donut Friend, Dogtown Dogs, and Southern Fried Vegan. Cover bands, folk singers, and DJs will help entertain guests. However, if you’re more in the mood to participate, you can join in on the fun during the costume and beer stein holding contests. General admission begins at $45 for the event at LA Center Studios and includes a complementary stein, unlimited beer samplings, and 3 full beer pours.
Things to do in October: Nerd out…
Get gaming at the 9th annual Indiecade Festival at the University of Southern California. Indiecade celebrates indie games, their creators, and their innovations in the gaming industry. More than 200 games are picked by a jury to participate in the October 13th-16th event, and attendees are able to play them all. There will also be panels and presentations throughout the weekend. One-day ticket prices begin at $25.
Back for it’s fifth year, Stan Lee’s Comikaze has something for comic book fans of all ages. Stan Lee, the legendary Marvel creator will be there himself, as well as other guests including The Power Rangers, Mike Tyson, the creator of Deadpool, the cast of The Flash, and the original Batman, Adam West. Start thinking about your outfit now because cosplay is definitely encouraged at the October 28th– 30th LA Convention center event. One day passes start at $25.
Things to do in October: Celebrate Halloween
Learn about death and mourning this Halloween at the 13th annual Halloween & Mourning Tours. The Heritage Square Museum puts on the tours, and a guide will teach guests about death and mourning etiquette in the Victorian area, the Spiritualism movement, and how other cultures commemorate their loved ones. The Sunday tour is the more family-friendly of the two and includes crafts, games, and spooky kids stories. Adult tickets start at $20, and kids under six are free.
If you’re looking to have an epic night out on the town on Halloween, look no further than the Roosevelt Hotel on October 29th. Each year the hotel puts on an amazing party that spans across Teddy’s, the lobby, the pool, and the ballroom. Multiple DJs spin in different parts of the venue, and this year’s headliner is world famous rapper, Big Sean. Everyone in Hollywood comes out dressed to impress in amazing costumes. Plus, your glass never needs to be empty with multiple bars or tables for bottle service. Contact me for ticket info.