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Hey there and welcome to the first weekend of fall (aka pumpkin latte season).
Take a hayride into a hellish nightmare. Celebrate dinosaurs at family-friendly fest. Check out awesome art inspired by our favorite TV shows.
This week's outdoor pick is a car-free neighborhood exploration, courtesy of CicLAvia.
Keep scrolling down for dining and drinking options, from Alhambra's Restaurant Week to a limited-run sushi "biscotti flight" and a brewery's third anniversary party.
Head to LAist for more happenings including the Malibu Triathlon, St. Vincent in concert and an orchid show and sale.
*With the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading, it's best to check ahead of time to make sure events are still happening as scheduled.
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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Friday, Sept. 24 - Sunday, Oct. 31 (select dates)
Old Zoo at Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Griffith Park
The park's grounds are transformed into Midnight Falls, an eerie village where it's always Halloween. Guests can tour the local funeral parlor, the Midnight Mortuary Haunted House and the Dead End Diner or take part in a Haunted Hayride or mazes.
COST: $29.99 - $109.99; MORE INFO
Friday, Sept. 24; 7 - 9 p.m.
7308 Melrose Ave., Fairfax
One of our favorite Gallery 1988 shows returns to celebrate TV. The group show includes artists who have been inspired to create works based on series such as Ted Lasso and Schitt's Creek.
|Museum of Natural History|
Dino Fest and Spider Pavilion Opening
Sunday, Sept. 26
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park
The museum holds its annual dinosaur festival with meet-and-greets with paleontologists, take-home activities and the specimens in the Dino Hall. Sunday also marks the opening of the Spider Pavilion (through Dec. 5).
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CicLAvia Explores Guides
CicLAvia has created a number of mini-guides to help visitors explore various neighborhoods. Each route is meant to be travelled by walking, jogging or bicycling. The Boyle Heights guide highlights Libros Schmibros, Breed Street Shul, Jim's Burgers #10 and Evergreen Cemetery & Jogging Path. Other CicLAvia guides include Central Avenue, Chinatown and El Pueblo, Civic Center and Little Tokyo and the historic core. Download CicLAvia Explores guides for free.
|Elizabeth Fisher/CBS 2021Paramount+ Inc.|
The original series from comedian Rose Matafeo, who co-wrote the six episodes with Alice Snedden, follows Jessie (Matafeo), a millennial in East London. A one-night stand with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel) turns into something more in this romantic comedy. (It sounds like an updated version of Notting Hill and we are here for it.) The cast also includes Sindhu Vee, Emma Sidi and Minnie Driver. Starstruck premieres on HBO Max on June 10.
Jyan Isaac Horwitz, who started his bakery last year out of a small window, opens his first brick and mortar location. Jyan Isaac Bread debuts Thursday, Sept. 23 (1622 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica) with fresh bread, seasonal jams and bagels (pictured above).
Dine Alhambra Restaurant Week returns Sept. 24 - Oct. 1 with more than a dozen restaurants offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus ($15-$50). Participating restaurants include Nabemono Shabu Shabu, Baja Cali Fish & Tacos, Limericks Tavern Alhambra, Dinner on Main and Shin-Sen-Gumi.
Glendale's new Artsakh Gardens Farmers Market, which opened two weeks ago, features a number of Armenian vendors including Dilijan Curve Coffee, Baketo Bakery and Charqute (charcuterie boards). Located in front of the Glendale Public Library (222 E. Harvard St.), it runs Sundays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (h/t Eater LA)
The 3rd annual L.A. Tequila Fest comes to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sample more than 40 brands including Mandala, Cazadores, Fortaleza and Don Fulano.
Sushi Note in Sherman Oaks serves up a limited-run "biscotti flight" (crisp rice sushi), Friday - Sunday. It features two Ora King salmon biscotti with lemon, avocado and crispy leeks, and two house Cured Gravlax biscotti with crème fraiche and pickled wasabi stem.
Telco Brewery in Santa Clarita celebrates its three-year anniversary on Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m. Tickets cost $40 or $20 (designated drivers) and benefit the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center.
Barbecue, Brazilian fare, Peruvian cuisine, fancy sandwiches, tacos, ramen, dumplings — they're all represented.
|Courtesy of Diane Gonzales|
The games were more than casual fun. They were massive public assemblies where people could socialize and strategize.
Raspado. Pat bing soo. Halo halo. Cool down with sweet, icy treats, from around the globe.
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