Weekend Guide Nov 4 + 5 + 6

It’s that time of the week.. Friday, Friday, Friday! Any plans for the weekend? Tell me what I should be doing?!! I had all these outdoor plans but the forecast is rainy for Los Angeles, so Im reworking my weekend as we speak. Here’s what I know about so far:

FRIDAY Nov. 4th

At 7pm tonight, Skylight Books is welcoming Dave Scott Miller for the release of his new book Iron City. Should be a good time and HERE is more info. If you’re sick of reading all week and more into the music scene, The Echoplex is featuring Afterhours with guest Greg Dulli and Majakovich as the opening act, starting tonight at 8:30p and tickets are free, but be sure to RSVP HERE!

SATURDAY Nov. 5th

The Comikaze Expo is LA’s ComicCon and it’s happening this weekend in LA! Thrillist had a deal for $15 you get a VIP pass and can skip the line. Stan Lee is supposed to be in attendance as well as Elvira, Ernest Borgnine and many graphic novelists. Check out ticket options HERE. Comicbook fans should visit my friend Martin’s website, Fanboy Headquarters, for all their comic needs.

The LA Opera is doing a free behind the scenes event this weekend too from 9:30a-5p. Some events require advance reservations, but everything is free and should be fun for the whole family. Find more info HERE. If the weather stays rainy, I would visit this event and then jump across the street to the MOCA to see their Under The Big Black Sun exhibit about California art from 1974-81.

SUNDAY Nov 6th

REMINDER** Daylight Savings is this weekend, so remember to gain an hour and set your clocks back!

The Hammer Museum, Now Dig This! Exhibit

The Hammer Museum is offering free Sundays from now until January 8th so you have no excuse not to go. They currently have the exhibit “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-80” and it’s worth a look. Learn more about this exhibit HERE.

826LA has two events happening on Sunday. The first I’ve talked about before, the series of Nerdist Author Panels continues at Meltdown Comics this Sunday with Hart Hanson (Bones), Sarah Goldfinger (Grimm) and Jose Molina (Terra Nova). Tickets are $15 and you can get them HERE. At 7pm on Sunday 826LA is also sponsoring “Sanity is for Suckers: One Act Plays for the Out of Touch” at ArtWorks Theatre & Studio on Santa Monica (get tickets HERE).

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Weekend Guide Oct 28+ 29+ 30

TGIF Baby!! I need to start by telling you, 2 new LA books arrived in the mail today: Secret Stairs by Charles Fleming and LA Bizarro by Anthony Lovett and Matt Maranian. Expect exciting posts to come!

Now I know on Wednesday I put together a bunch of potential cool events for tonight and you can check that previous post HERE as well as LAWeekly’s article about Halloween events around LA, HERE. If those don’t tickle your fancy, here’s some more cheap events happening this weekend. Keep in mind it’s Halloween weekend so traffic is going to be wild so take the metro if you can!

FRIDAY Oct. 28

As I promised, I must report back about Delusion off of the 10 freeway. My friend went on Wednesday and she’s normally afraid of these haunted houses and said it was awesome. Spoiler alert: a cast member ‘died’ on her lap at the end of the night. Get there early, there will be a line.

SATURDAY Oct. 29

Skylight Books in Los Feliz is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with events all weekend. I suggest you hit them up Saturday 3pm-5pm for their Wine and Cheese party where they will be raffling off a Chris Ware special edition print at 4pm (get a ticket when you spend $40+). They are also having a special deal, that when you purchase your books at the register, you pick a card out of a bowl and get whatever discount is written on the card. How fun is that!

Saturday night at the Long Beach Promenade is the Zombie Walk! Take your Halloween costume out and dab some paint on your face and become the zombie version of your costume. I’ll be going as Zombie Nancy Drew! Parking will be a problem so be sure to carpool.

SUNDAY Oct. 30

If  you need a break from Halloween fun, check out Meltdown Comics for their backroom Nerdist Panel (presented with 826LA) where Tom Lennon (The State, Reno 911) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) will discuss writing for film and television. Doors open at 4:30 and it starts at 5:30pm on Sunday, and if you get there early you can check out their large selection of comics (if you’re into that type of thing). Tickets are $15 and you can get them HERE.

DeadHaus is having a free party Sunday night at 9pm (RSVP through Thrillist HERE). They are describing it as a “balls-to-the-walls haunted house party”. The party is actually taking place at the site of the Woodward Family Murders that happened over 50 years ago. Wear a costume and get ready to roll into Halloween with a frightening FREE dance party with Rapture, Paul Devro, Derek Allen and Benzona!

MONDAY Oct. 31 

I normally don’t include Monday in my weekend guide, but seeing as it’s Halloween on Monday, you deserve to know what’s happening around town.

Obviously you know about West Hollywood’s wild Halloween Parade happening on Monday. Lola’s, the martini bar I wrote about on Thursday, is in WeHo and having specials on drinks ($6 Pumpkin martinis all night!) and offering prizes for best costume. When you’re done with the parade, hop over for a drink. Bar 107 is also having a Halloween party that night (they have a photo booth!). I say hit both!

If you’re not into the wild street parades that WeHo has to offer, then join me in the Valley for a more family-friendly Halloween. Toluca Lake goes all-out on Halloween. I’ve gone on walks in the neighborhood this week and every day people are bringing out more and more decorations. Haunted Houses are being set-up and even one house has a giant pirate ship on their front lawn. I can’t wait! Park near Riverside or Moorpark and follow the crowds that will be going up and down the streets and enjoy!